Triad Arts Weekend

Fridays at 1pm & Sundays at 4pm

Triad Arts Weekend host David Ford explores the creative process behind an infectious melody, moving drama, evocative poem and much more with the local and visiting artists who enrich our lives here in the Piedmont Triad.

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1:13 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Lemony Snicket, The Flying Dutchman, Dale Pollock on Film, and Terry Kennedy's New Poetry Collection

Woodie Anderson's cover for Terry Kennedy's New River Breakdown.
Unicorn Press

Triad Arts Weekend: October 18, 2013

It’s an afternoon of sophisticated fun with literature, poetry, opera and film on our plate. First, Eddie Garcia chats it up with Daniel Handler. He’s perhaps better- known as author Lemony Snicket, the man behind "A Series of Unfortunate Events", and we feel very fortunate to have him here with us today. Less fortunate perhaps was The Flying Dutchman. He made a deal with the Devil that left him searching the High Seas for a heart of gold—for centuries! On the heels of Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday, Piedmont Opera’s Jamie Allbritten and soprano Carter Scott are here to deliver a happy, but a bit soggy ending. We’ll go Behind the Scenes with film producer, writer and professor Dale Pollock. He takes us right up close to the sometimes disturbing intersection of violence and humor in film. And Bethany Chafin brings us full circle with Triad poet, author, educator Terry Kennedy. His publisher at Unicorn Press and a community of local artists have come together to create New River Breakdown

Lemony Snicket

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2:18 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

They Might Be Giants, The Story of My Life, The Love Language, and More

They Might Be Giants' John Flansburg and John Linnell.
They Might Be Giants

Triad Arts Weekend: October 11, 2013

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1:23 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Dracula the Ballet, Expressions of Chopin, and Behind the Scenes with Mary Dalton

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet presents Dracula.
Winston-Salem Festival Ballet.

Triad Arts Weekend: October 4, 2013

Today we’re going to linger in the dark for a while before we burst into the sunshine with a singer songwriting living legend who calls the Piedmont Triad home. First, we’ll put on our ballet shoes, perfectly weighted capes, and composer’s cap for an introspective look at the life of a guy named…Dracula. Winston-Salem Festival Ballet’s Gary Taylor and UNCSA composer Chris Heckman are here to tell this gripping love story through the eyes and ears of the Count. Then, we keep the lights down low for our exploration of Chopin Nocturnes. Acclaimed pianist and music historian Pamela Howland is here to share the sumptuous sounds of her Polish hero. Pam’s performances have been given a hearty “thumbs up” (literally) by none other than Sir Paul McCartney—we’ve got the photographic proof. We go “Behind the Scenes” with Wake Forest University Co-Director of the Documentary Film Program Mary Dalton. She’s got director Jane Campion in her sites and you’ll find out why on Triad Arts Weekend.

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1:03 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

The Genuine, UNCSA Films, and Live at UNCG with Greensboro Spartan Jazz Collective

Matthew Allivato, Katelyn Brouwer, Devin Forkel, and Gunnar Nagle are The Genuine.
The Genuine

Today on the show it’s all about the music with not one but two live in studio performances, and in between we’re off to the flickies with an eclectic group of screenings from one of our nation’s finest film schools. First, Bethany Chafin gets genuine with The Genuine LIVE in Studio A. Their new album is out, and it’s already making waves on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts.

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1:24 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Joan Osborne, Aoife O'Donovan, and Matt Haimovitz on Triad Arts Weekend

Aoife O'Donovan will perform as part of 17 Days Festival.
Aoife O'Donovan

Triad Arts Weekend: September 20, 2013

When it comes to music, the late great Duke Ellington may have said it best: “There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind”. Today on Triad Arts Weekend, you don’t have to worry about the latter because we’ve got blues, to ballads, Bach and beyond! It’s all part of 17 Days Festival with music, art, theatre and more coming to Greensboro September 20th through October 6th. 17 Days Festival is happening courtesy of Arts Greensboro and this year they’re bringing in more than 130 arts events including a concert by multi-platinum selling recording artist Joan Osborne. Joane Osborne is here today on TAW, as is singer/songwriter extraordinaire Aoife O’Donovan. Fresh of the road with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Aoife’s new CD Fossils was picked as one of Rolling Stone magazine’s "must-hear albums of the summer". And speaking of cellists, how about world renowned, multiple Grammy winner Matt Haimovitz? He’s got an amazing cello tribute to Jimmy Hendrix.

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