Triad Arts

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9:13 am
Mon July 29, 2013

National Black Theatre Festival Celebrates 13th Biennial

Crowns Artistic Director Mabel Robinson.
Black Wealth Initiative

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The National Black Theatre Festival is for eyeryone, and they’re saving a seat just for you at this year’s international celebration and reunion of spirit in Winston-Salem. The 13th biennial NBTF opens Monday, July 29th and will run through August 3rd with an enormous variety of theatrical performances including dramas, comedies, musicals, and choreoplays. More than 140 performances of new works—like Adam: The Story of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Black classics like Knock Me A Kiss back by popular demand and performed by the finest professional Black theatre companies from across the country and abroad. This year’s North Carolina Black Repertory Company will present a production of Crowns, a moving a celebratory gospel play written by Regina Taylor. It’s directed by Artistic Director, and internationally recognized Broadway choreographer/dancer Mabel Robinson. She’s joined by Executive Director Geraldine Patton.
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9:23 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Part 2: Guest Artist, Soloist Lynn Harrell Plays with the Eastern Music Festival This Weekend

Cello soloist Lynn Harrell.

The 52nd annual Eastern Music Festivalin Greensboro continues through this weekend with a tremendous concluding concert by world renowned cello soloistLynn Harrell.

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8:58 am
Thu July 25, 2013

"Sounds of Summer: Exploring the Tones and Colors of Organs" Continues with Organist Ray Ebert

Organist Ray Ebert.
Hayden Barnes

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Sounds of the Summer: Exploring the Tones and Colors of Organs in Winston-Salem began June 9th, with a recital by Co-founder, award-winning organist Timothy Olsen. He performed on the 1971 Charles W. McManis Organ at the Gemeinhaus in Historic Bethabara Park. Sounds of the Summer continues through August 19th and along the way organ lovers sample from the Grooms and Payne instrument at First Baptist Church, the Skinner and Fisk organs at St. Paul’s Episcopal, and many others, performed on by some of the Piedmont’s finest keyboardists.
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8:33 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Walden on Wheels: A Memoir About Student Debt, Adventure, and Freedom

The cover of Ken's new book Walden on Wheels.
kenilgunas.com

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Ken Ilgunas was first published in 2009.  His article appeared on the news site Salon.com and was titled "I live in a van down by Duke University."  At the time, Ilgunas was getting his Master's in Liberal Studies at the University, and striving to stay out of debt.  The article broke the silence on one of his methods for remaining debt-free - secretly living in his Ford Econoline van.  Ken now has a new book out titled Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom. The book is relevant, honest, and inspiring, and while it addresses his adventures in vandwelling, it tells other important stories as well.  Ken joined Associate Producer Bethany Chafin at WFDD, and she began by asking him to describe the three sections of Walden on Wheels.  

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7:50 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Guest Artist, Cello Soloist Lynn Harrell to Play with Eastern Music Festival This Weekend

Cello soloist Lynn Harrell.
Eastern Music Festival

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The 52nd annual Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro continues through this weekend with a tremendous concluding concert by world renowned cello soloist Lynn Harrell. On Saturday night, July 27, at 8:00pm on the campus of Guilford College, EMF Music Director Gerard Schwarz will lead his friend, and the Festival Orchestra in a performance of Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor.
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