Triad Arts

Weekdays at 8:35am & 5:44pm

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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8:50 am
Thu April 10, 2014

"Songs of Hope" Short Documentary Highlights Homelessness in Winston-Salem

Gay from Songs of Hope.
Safyah Usmani and Tania Kharchenko

Tania Kharchenko and Safyah Usmani tell stories through film.  Both are Fulbright Scholars (Tania is from Ukraine and Safyah is from Pakistan) currently studying with the Documentary Film Program at Wake Forest University.  Their most recent documentary short focuses on homelessness in Winston-Salem, and more specifically, takes the Bethesda Center for the Homeless and the experiences of three women, Teresa, Gay, and Evelyn as its subject.

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8:07 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Filmmaker David Gordon Green Screens New Film "Joe" at RiverRun International Film Festival

RiverRun's Andrew Rogers, Spark Award honoree Tye Sheridan, and David Gordon Green.
Traci Arney Photography

David Gordon Green burst onto the film scene with his critically acclaimed film George Washington, which was shot in Forsyth County. He went on to make films in a variety of genres, from serious fare like All The Real Girls & Undertow, to comedies like Pineapple Express, and the HBO series Eastbound and Down.

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8:36 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Meet the Artist: Jazz Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval (left) collaborates with a member of the Piedmont Wind Symphony.
Piedmont Wind Symphony

On April 3rd the Piedmont Wind Symphony kicked off the baseball season opener for the Winston-Salem Dash. The adult wind ensemble serving the Piedmont Triad area was founded under the direction of Robert Simon back in 1989 with seed money from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Their goal is to further adult music education and provide performance opportunities for post-college-age musicians. Along the way the Piedmont Wind Symphony has been expanding the musical experiences available to Triad audiences of all ages.

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8:38 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Douglas Butler on New Book - North Carolina Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated History

Author Douglas Butler.
Douglas Butler

In researching his new book North Carolina Civil War monuments: An Illustrated History, author, photographer, Douglas Butler uncovered lots of competing interests immediately following the war as different groups sought to advance their own version of what the war had been about and what it had accomplished.

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8:48 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Jessica Lea Mayfield Plays Phuzz Phest and Anticipates Release of New Album

Jessica Lea Mayfield.
Jessica Lea Mayfield

Jessica Lea Mayfield has a distinct, unforgettable voice, and this weekend she’s bringing that voice to the Triad for Phuzz Phest.

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