Triad Arts

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Join 88.5 WFDD's David Ford every weekday for interviews and insight into the Piedmont Triad's rich artistic community.

Triad Arts Weekend brings you a full hour of arts -- Fridays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.

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8:32 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Greensboro-Based Band Irata Rocks Winston-Salem to Chapel Hill This Weekend

The members of Irata: (left to right) Cheryl Hall, Jason Ward, and Jon Case.
Rodney Hicks


The Greensboro based band Irata started in 2007. At that time they were an instrumental act, fusing ambient textures with progressive, metal leaning rhythms.  After some lineup changes and self-imposed vocal training, they added full time guitar to the mix & brought the heavier aspects of their music to the forefront.

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10:27 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Music Academy of North Carolina Educates Those of All Ages

Music Academy of NC

The Music Academy of NC (MANC) is a nonprofit community music school in Greensboro. Each week the faculty members there guide more than 1,000 students of all ages and ability levels to realize and express their inherent talents. Associate Master Teacher and Dean of Faculty Christy Wisuthseriwong says the majority of MANC’s 40 exceptional faculty has advanced degrees.

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9:23 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Meet the Arts Nonprofit: Arts for Life

Arts For Life supports pediatric patients and families through arts education in four chapters across North Carolina. The nonprofit began here in the Triad back in 2001 at Brenner Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem. 

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9:00 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Meet the Artists Behind UNCSA's Dance Concerts: Ming-Lung Yang and Kimberly Bartosik

Kimberly Bartosik

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts Fall and Spring Dance Concerts provide Triad audiences with a glimpse into the highly professional training that goes on at the school. For the student dancers themselves, it’s an opportunity to approach new works from both an academic and vocational perspective under the collaborative guidance of some of today’s leading dancer/choreographers. Bessie Award-winning performer, NYC based choreographer and UNCSA alumna Kimberly Bartosik was a longtime member of the legendary Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

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9:19 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Historic Korner's Folly Presents Homegrown Arts & Crafts Festival

Korner's Folly

If you live in the Piedmont Triad, you’ve probably heard of Historic Korner’s Folly, but have you been? If not, you may want to consider a trip next weekend. The 1880 Kernersville home itself is an architectural wonder, and home tours are available all summer long Thursday through Sunday. But the story of the quirky gentleman behind Korner’s Folly is equally engaging.

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