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.

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8:47 am
Mon December 16, 2013

The Modern Scribe: John Stevens and the Art of Letterforming

Letter artist John Stevens.
John Stevens

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Winston-Salem based John Stevens is an internationally renowned letter artist.  His work can be seen everywhere from book covers and libraries to branding images, magazines, even on guitar necks. He has worked with clients such as Atlantic Records, Lucasfilm, and Pepsi, among many others.
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8:33 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance Presents "Every Christmas Story Ever Told"

Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told.
Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance

Just how many Christmas stories can you cram into 90-minutes? Well, the Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance answers that very question with their upcoming production: “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)?” Actors Ken Ashford and Michael Ackerman spoke with David Ford about the show.  They along with Chad Edwards will team up for a hilarious and very thorough romp through Christmas stories from ancient times to pop culture and every carol in between.

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8:36 am
Tue December 10, 2013

A Christmas Carol at the Andy Griffith Playhouse

Andy Griffith Playhouse
Mike Bechtol

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Actor, director, playwright, and educator Bobby Bodford is a busy man. In his first year as Surry Arts Council Artistic Director, he’s already produced Hairspray, Seussical, 9 to 5, and many others at the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mount Airy where he is also Artistic Director. Bobby also directs hugely popular camps and workshops for young actors throughout the year. His upcoming productions at the Andy Griffith Playhouse include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dearly Beloved, Annie, The Little Mermaid, Smoke on the Mountain, and coming up this weekend, it’s “A Children’s Christmas Carol”.

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8:21 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Mark Hampton of Hampton House Gallery Teaches Presentation and Care of Artwork

Mark Hampton of Hampton House Gallery
Mark Hampton

Triad Arts as broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
For Mark Hampton, framing is in his blood. His parents opened Hampton House Gallery back in 1977, and Mark’s been involved in the business in one way or the other ever since. Hampton House Art and Framing offers paintings, three dimensional art, and digital photographic restoration services, but it’s the framing that has captured Mark’s imagination the most. He’s attended several seminars and taken numerous framing courses, and beginning in January, he’ll be teaching PRESENTATION AND CARE OF ARTWORK at Sawtooth School for Visual Art.
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8:21 am
Fri December 6, 2013

North Carolina A&T Choir Performs Live in Studio A

The NC A&T Visualand Performing Arts University Choir with David Ford.
Donna Baldwin-Bradby

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm

The North Carolina A&T Visual & Performing Arts University Choir under the baton of Travis Alexander has performed two times in the White House for President Obama and his family. The ensemble is known for tackling a huge variety of repertoire including classical, jazz, and pop music. The choir will perform a holiday program this weekend in Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Greensboro. 14 choristers of the 30 plus member A&T University choir recently visited WFDD. We’re sampling from their performance of the negro spiritual I’m Gonna Sing Till the Spirit Moves in My Heart arranged by Moses Hogan Live in Studio A.

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