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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8:21 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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9:27 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Jazz Guitarist Russell Thomas and His New CD Morning Train

Jazz musician Russell Thomas.
Winston-Salem Chronicle

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Jazz musician Russell Thomas fell in love with the electric guitar as a boy growing up in the Kimberly projects in Winston-Salem, and listening to local bands like Ghetto Soul. When he was 13, he passed an electric in a pawn shop window and was drawn to it enough to ask his mom to buy it. She and Russell’s uncle pooled together the funds to purchase the instrument, and three years later Russell was performing with local Rhythm & Blues bands of his own. A move to Detroit introduced him to jazz music, a small combo, nightclub gigs on electric guitar, and eventually a life altering encounter with a then 20-something acoustic guitarist superstar by the name of Earl Klugh. Russell switched to acoustic the next day and has never looked back. His new CD is titled Morning Train. David Ford spoke with him in his home in Winston-Salem.

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8:58 am
Tue December 3, 2013

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

Author and photographer Douglas Butler.
Douglas Butler.

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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. There were numerous cost concerns, Northern and African American interests, but even among those who wanted to commemorate the Confederate dead and veterans, there was a lot of controversy over where to put the monuments. Doug says that initially they were placed in the middle of busy intersections as favored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

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8:47 am
Mon December 2, 2013

New Book Explores the History, Culture, and Architecture of Skiing in America

The cover of Margaret Supplee Smith's new book American Ski Resort: Architecture, Style, Experience.
Margaret Supplee Smith

Architectural historian Margaret Supplee Smith has a new book out that explores the history, culture, and architecture around the sport of skiing.  The book is titled American Ski Resort: Architecture, Style, Experience ​and published by University of Oklahoma Press.

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