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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8:40 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Arts D'Vine Presents Witches' Crawl in Downtown Kernersville

Not Dead Yet Blues Band

Downtown Kernersville’s Arts DVine presents Witches’ Crawl Friday night, October 11th from 5-9pm. You can stroll the streets of historic downtown—dressed up in costume if you so desire—and see businesses transformed into art galleries hosting a variety of Triad artists and musicians. North Carolina Wine samplings will be happening everywhere you turn, and local food purveyors will offer tasty tidbits as well.

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8:35 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Meet the Artist: Award-Winning Poet Tony Abbott

Poet Tony Abbott.
Davidson College

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Award-winning poet and novelist Anthony S. Abbott was born in San Francisco and educated at the Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts and Kent School in Kent, Connecticut. He received his A.B. from Princeton University in 1957, his A.M. from Harvard University in 1960 and his Ph.D. in 1962.  Tony joined the English Department at Davidson College in 1964, became Full Professor in 1979, and was named Charles A. Dana Professor of English in 1990. He chaired the Department from 1989 to 1996. Tony’s poems have appeared in numerous magazines and journals including New England Review, Southern Poetry Review, and The Anglican Theological Review. He’s the author of five books of poetry, including the Pulitzer nominated The Girl in the Yellow Raincoat
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8:34 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Meet the Artist: William Mangum

Autumn Glow

William Mangum is one of the most popular and respected artists in North Carolina. Bill and his wife, Cynthia, have lived in Greensboro for 30 years, where they raise three children. He received his Associate in Arts Degree from Sandhills Community College and a Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts Degree from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. While still an art student at the university, Bill held his first exhibition, which he sold out. By 1978, Bill published his very first limited edition print entitled "West Jefferson" which sold 500 copies.

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9:07 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet Presents Dracula

The Winston-Salem Festival ballet will perform Dracula.
Winston-Salem Festival Ballet

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
“I have waited for centuries in secrecy and shadows for the return of my beloved. She is here, in this place and I must know her, protect her, love her”. The Winston-Salem Festival Ballet brings the classic story of Dracula to life the, but with a modern twist. The new ballet by Founder and Artistic Director Gary Taylor with original music by UNCSA Film Music Composition head Chris Heckman, is told from the viewpoint of the Count himself.

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8:06 am
Fri September 27, 2013

The Music Behind the Ken Burns Documentaries

Pianist Jacqueline Schwab.
Ted Crane.

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Pianist Jacqueline Schwab has been heard on more than a dozen PBS documentaries by film maker Ken Burns who calls her playing “…insistent, physical, heartfelt and…unusually moving”. You can hear for yourself Friday night, October 4th at 7:30 pm in Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Greensboro. Jacqueline’s performance will feature traditional Celtic music, Civil War tunes, hymns and spirituals, ragtime, blues and even tango.

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