Triad Arts Weekend

Fridays at 1pm & Sundays at 4pm

Triad Arts Weekend host David Ford explores the creative process behind an infectious melody, moving drama, evocative poem and much more with the local and visiting artists who enrich our lives here in the Piedmont Triad.

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1:08 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Jeffrey Dean Foster, Piedmont Opera, Dale Pollock, and Declan O'Rourke

Jeffrey Dean Foster
Mary K. Elkins

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1:05 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

"Behind the Mask," Scott Blumenthal's "The Kiss," Angus MacLachlan, and Day of the Dead

David Lubin and "Behind the Mask: WWI, Plastic Surgery, and the Modern Beauty Revolution"

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1:11 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Mipso at the Piedmont Land Jam, First Impressions, The Seven Stages of Anger, Hanes Gallery and More

Piedmont Land Conservancy

Mipso and the Piedmont Land Jam

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1:21 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Low & Lower, Theatre Gigante, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Mary Dalton, and Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers

Today on the show we’re going to find out once and for all just how low we can go. No, not THAT kind of low. There’ll be no profanity, no cruelty, no foul humor, just a whole lot of fun with America’s #1 selling cello bass duo: Low & Lower. They’ve got a world premiere coming up by renowned composer Lawrence Dillon, so I guess we’ll call this segment Low & Lower & Larry. Then, from the enormous double bass, we get even bigger with Theatre Gigante—the theatre of big ideas. They’re here with their own brand of Shakespeare, movement, dance and sound. My Dear Othello puts the “D” in deconstruction, and what exactly that means, well, Theatre Gigante’s leaving that on up to you. Sweet Honey in the Rock is celebrating four decades of great music-making. They’re fierce at 40, and headed to the Triad! Mary Dalton has the skinny on the gritty new British prison film "Starred Up". And after reaching for the stars we head down into the canyon…Steep Canyon Rangers are lighting up the Blue Ridge Music Center.

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12:55 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

The Kruger Brothers, Ron Rash, Triad Story Exchange, and Terry Kay on Triad Arts Weekend

Joel Landsberg, Jens Kruger, and Uwe Kruger.
The Kruger Borthers

Today it’s all about banjo, bass, Bluegrass, brothers, the Blue Ridge, and books. That’s right, and we’ll kick things off with the music. The Kruger Brothers are gearing up for a world premiere for banjo, bass, guitar and string quartet. It’s called Lucid Dreamer and if you think that’s a thought-provoking title, wait till you hear Jens and Joel share their thoughts on music and music-making. Then it's the New York Times bestseller and PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist, Serena.  Beauty and violence, passion and rage, cruelty and love, it’s a tough balancing act, but award-winning author Ron Rash gets it just right, and he’s here to share with Bethany Chafin. Then Bethany is back with the Triad Story Exchange and Story Slams emcee Joel Richards. There’s a Grand Slam event coming up in Greensboro, so polish up your delivery and get set for great story-telling. And author Terry Kay has a great story for us. It’s the inspiration behind his award-winning book, and Emmy Award-winning movie To Dance With the White Dog. It’s the centerpiece at this year’s Blue Ridge Read in Alleghany County.

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