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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8:50 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Salem Band Presents Winter Concert

The Salem Band performs.
Charles Beaman

Salem Band began performing way back in 1771 making it one of the oldest community bands in the nation. These days you can hear the ensemble perform free public concerts seven times a year. Five of them are outdoors in the beautiful, shaded confines of Salem Square. The Salem Band Winter Concert is one of two indoor performances. It’ll be held next Tuesday, February 4th in Brendle Recital Hall on the campus of Wake Forest University. As with all lSalem Band performances, the concert is free and open to the public.

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9:48 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Meet the Artist: Renowned Flutist Sir James Galway

James Galway

In April 2013, living legend of the flute Sir James Galway performed a concert with the Winston-Salem Symphony. At that time he was just embarking on an innovative online teaching series for aspiring flutists. Sir James spoke with me about his method by phone from his hotel in Boca Raton, Florida.

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10:20 am
Mon January 27, 2014

A/perture Cinema Providing Independent Movies and More for the Triad

a/perture owner Lawren Desai.
Sally Gupton Photography

There’s lots new going on at a/perture cinema in downtown Winston-Salem. Owner Lawren Desai spoke with David Ford about it.

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11:12 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Funk, Rock, and Reggae with The Get Right Band

The Get Right Band

The Asheville-based funk/rock/reggae band The Get Right Band is guitarist singer Silas Durocher, his longtime bassist pal Jesse Gentry, and drummer Chris Pyle—and yes, if the words “drummer” and “Pyle” ring a bell, turns out that Chris is related to rock n roll royalty. His dad is former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Thomas Delmer “Artimus” Pyle. Get Right’s got a new album out: The Get Right Band, and they’ll bring several selections to the Triad next weekend at Bull’s Tavern in Winston-Salem Friday night at 10:00PM. But first they’ll need to pack up their gear and head home from St.

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9:43 am
Thu January 23, 2014

The Yadkin Cultural Arts Center Provides Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, Film and More

The Yadkin Arts Council's Willingham Theatre.
Yadkin Arts Center

In December of 2012 Yadkin Cultural Arts Center opened the doors to its new Willingham Theatre. The state-of-the-art performance theatre brings incredible entertainment at affordable prices to Yadkin County all season long and that new tradition continues in February with musical theatre, April with Country, Jazz, and Shakespeare, and the season wraps up with modern dance in May, and award-winning Acoustic Americana in June.

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