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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9:31 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Singing for the "Tone Deaf"

1931 magazine feature describing hearing tests done at the University of Iowa Child Welfare Research Station. Found in Popular Science.
JaJa & Chucky

Carol Roan is an Indiana University graduate where she also earned a Master’s degree in Vocal performance. After years of professional opera and oratorio singing throughout the Northeast, Carol began teaching voice in 1970. Her students have ranged from soprano Amanda Pabyan, to the Indie Rock band The Cobbs, to singer/songwriter Ryan Tennis. Her research into the physiology of the voice and over four decades of vocal instruction have led her to work with various vocal problems.

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8:53 am
Tue November 26, 2013

The Art of Gelato

Becky Lulgart, Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
The art of gelato making is explored every day at Café Gelato in Winston-Salem. Gelato is the Italian version of ice cream. It’s got less butterfat, a higher density, and it’s served just a tad bit warmer than regular ice cream. The result: big bold flavor. Café Gelato in Winston-Salem typically has 8 or more varieties available like caramel and Nutella. Café Gelato owner Ciska Weber has been in the restaurant business for 20 years. The Holland native recently expanded her menu to include tapas, wine, chocolate fondue, and the intimate, European style Cafe is now available for small Holiday parties. David Ford spoke with Ciska as she prepared a batch of mango gelato.

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9:07 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Video Project Delves into the Art of Sharing

Attempting to restore Happyville.
Joel Tauber

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

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Joel Tauber is an assistant professor of art at Wake Forest University, where he is developing their video art program.  His work has been shown in solo art exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, and his films have screened at major festivals in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and elsewhere. Joel believes that art can change the world. His new work explores the seemingly simple and yet sometimes thorny notion of sharing, with the hopes of raising awareness and sparking conversations about its value and meaning in our Capitalist society.

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8:47 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Winston-Salem Symphony Will Team Up with Cirque de la Symphonie for A Carolina Christmas Spectacular

Winston-Salem Symphony will team up with Cirque de la Symphonie for A Carolina Christmas Spectacular.
Winston-Salem Symphony

The Winston-Salem Symphony has a new holiday musical tradition in the works that combines carols, classical favorites, and sing-alongs, with aerial acrobatics, a cameo from Santa, and more.

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8:18 am
Thu November 21, 2013

A&T Jazz Ensemble All Stars Perform Tonight

NC A&T Jazz Ensemble
NC A&T State University

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
For some people jazz music is something to listen to occasionally, collect, and share with friends. For others it’s a way of life, a constant search for that perfect melody. Trumpeter Mondre Moffett continues his search which began as a young boy. Mondre’s father was the legendary avant guard or free jazz drummer Charles Moffet. Mondre grew up performing trumpet and composing for the Moffett Family Jazz Band, touring the U.S. and South East Asia, and later internationally with the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

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