Eddie Garcia

Audio Engineer/Producer, Triad Arts

Eddie Garcia began his career as an audio engineer at the age of 13 when he figured out how to record fuzz guitar into his family’s Hi-Fi VCR.   Many trips to Radio Shack later, he purchased a Tascam 424 MKII 4-track and hasn’t stopped pressing record since.  After years of playing in bands, recording bands, and setting up rickety PA systems, he studied recording engineering at GTCC.  During this time he was also a DJ at 90.9 WQFS, Guilford College’s student run radio station.  In the spring of 2007 he began an internship with WFDD where he earned the nickname “The Productionator.”  With a ravenous appetite for information and a love of new sounds and ideas, public radio was a great fit.

Since officially joining WFDD in the fall of 2007, Eddie has recorded or edited audio heard on Triad Arts, Story Corps, Marketplace, Voices & Viewpoints, WFDD News, and many other programs.  He currently serves as the Technical Producer of Triad Arts Weekend, where he assembles the one hour show, records the Live in Studio A sessions, and produces Kairoff at the Keyboard.  Eddie’s voice can occasionally be heard on the WFDD airwaves as well – can you spot him?

Independently Eddie has engineered the award-winning Maya Angelou’s Black History Month Special since 2011.  He has also run live sound at The Garage in downtown Winston Salem, engineered events at SECCA, and hosted karaoke (seriously) at Krankies & The Garage.  He has way too many interests to list here but Eddie’s pretty obsessed with guitar pedals & cinema.  He is a BMI-affiliated songwriter, and if you’re lucky you can catch him thrashing around the stage playing guitar like a madman & singing with his band Jews and Catholics. 

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Arts
10:18 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Casa Azul presents Noche de Arte y Tango

High Point University Professor and Casa Azul board member Claudia Femenias

The Hispanic arts movement is bursting with excitement and creativity in the Triad. In 2010 a group of Latino professionals and artists in Greensboro formed Casa Azul to promote Latin American art and culture and to create a bridge between communities in Guilford County. On Saturday night, February 9 at 7:00pm Casa Azul of Greensboro will partner with the recently remodeled gallery and studios of 205 Collaborative at 205 Lyndon Street in downtown Greensboro for Noche de Arte y Tango.

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Arts
9:33 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: February 8, 2013

Inside the new Willingham Theatre in Yadkin County
Credit Yadkin Arts Council

The saxophone was invented by Adolph Sax in the mid-1800s and since then the soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones have played huge roles in wind ensembles, military bands, and in jazz concert halls. The sax has also become the instrument of choice for dozens of contemporary composers including John Adams, Arvo Parte, and David Rakowski.

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Arts
8:40 am
Thu February 7, 2013

A Dynamic Season with High Point Theatre

High Point Theatre
Credit High Point Theatre

High Point Theatre has a dynamic new season in store with jazz, comedy, Celtic, Broadway, magic and much more.

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Arts
12:00 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Yadkin County opens new Willingham Theatre

Willingham Theatre in Yadkin County
Credit Yadkin Arts Council

Yadkin County is the proud home of a new 10,000 square foot arts center which opened in 2010. In December of 2012 the center added the Willingham Theatre.

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Triad Arts
9:17 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: February 1, 2013

Festival Stage performs regularly in Hanesbrands Theatre in downtown Winston-Salem.
Credit Hanesbrands Theatre in downtown Winston-Salem. / Hanesbrands Theatre

Imagine being able to develop a unique performance from the ground up with the mentorship of an internationally acclaimed performance artist. That’s exactly what a group of 17 Wake Forest University students will enjoy over a three-week residency with Tim Miller and their production of VOX. The student ensemble work is based on their own personal stories, experiences, and memories.

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Arts
4:58 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

American Romantics

October 19, 2012

Steinway Artist and WFU professor Peter Kairoff shares the work American romantic composers in Kairoff at the Keyboard.

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Arts
3:25 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Freeport Jazz

FREEPORT
Credit FREEPORT

June 11, 2012  

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Arts
3:16 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Emily Hurd live in Studio A

Singer, songwriter, and pianist Emily Hurd
David Reavis

“A masterpiece…this is an album to fall into and swim in forever...” That’s what American Songwriter Senior Editor Paul Zollo wrote about Chicago-based singer/songwriter Emily Hurd, and her 2011 CD release titled Long Lost Ghosts.

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Arts
3:02 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

The Darnell Woodies live in Studio A

Credit Molly Davis / WFDD Staff

July 20, 2012

Saturday, July 21, The Darnell Woodies will perform at the Garage in Winston-Salem at 8 p.m. Check out their live performance.

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Arts
2:10 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Magnolia Baroque live in Studio A

Violinist Ingrid Mathews, Theorbo player John Lenti, and Oboist Debra Nagy
Credit Bethany Chafin

May 22, 2012  

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Arts
1:35 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Ben Taylor Live in Studio A

Mark Puzey, David Saw, and Ben Taylor in Studio A
Credit Bethany Chafin

October 23, 2012 

Tonight singer/songwriter Ben Taylor and his band will be performing at The Soapbox Laundrolounge in Wilmington, and on Wednesday it’s a special concert for his grandmother at the The Arts Center in Carrboro. Both concerts are open to the public.

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Arts
6:16 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: January 25, 2013

Doug Davis and the Solid Citizens rocking out in WFDD's Studio A!
Credit Bethany Chafin

 

On Triad Arts Weekend (1:00 p.m.):

When world-famous tenor Tito Morelli arrives for a fundraiser at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, a chain-reaction of mistaken identity, plot twists and double entendres creates one of the funniest farces of the American stage.

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Triad Arts
5:59 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: January 18, 2013

“…a gentle and extraordinarily beautiful new play”. That’s what the New York Times had to say about the latest from 31 year old playwright Annie Baker. It’s called The Aliens, and it takes place in a back alley behind a small town New England coffee shop. In the play two 30-something slackers discuss music, philosophy and Bukowski. While riding the high of shroom laced tea and acoustic guitar riffs they write novels and music that the world will never see.

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Triad Arts
4:17 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: January 11, 2013

You’ve seen it at bookstores and newsstands everywhere, but you probably didn’t know that more than 800,000 people in every state in the union and 42 countries worldwide enjoy this incredible periodical that just happens to be entirely devoted to North Carolina people, places, history and travel. It’s Our State magazine, celebrating 80 years of awe-inspiring photographs and fantastic stories.

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Triad Arts
2:17 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: January 4, 2013

Dale Pollock is professor of Cinema Studies and Producing at the University of NC School of the Arts. His films have been nominated for four Academy Awards, and he's worked with actors such as Paul Newman and Kathy Bates. Dale recently stopped by to share his thoughts on the movie business, and to discuss his history of animation classes.

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Triad Arts
10:42 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Triad Arts Weekend: December 14, 2012

The Nutcracker, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanovwith a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky has become one of the Triad’s most cherished holiday traditions with nearly a half dozen different productions going on this season. 

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Triad Arts
11:58 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Triad Arts Weekend: December 7, 2012

The fast growing Latino population in the U.S., and its impact on the November elections, has received a lot of press lately, but what about its many cultural impacts across the country, in our state, and right here in the Triad?

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Arts
12:00 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Frederick Chopin

Peter Kairoff

July 27, 2012

It's Kairoff at the Keyboard with pianist and Wake Forest University professor of music Peter Kairoff helping us to better understand the legendary pianist/composer Frederick Chopin.

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Arts
12:00 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Bela Bartok

Pianist and WFU Professor of Music Peter Kairoff reveals the beauty of Bartok during Kairoff at the Keyboard: Understanding Classical Music.

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