Arts

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5:20 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Focusing on Meditation and Yoga: An Interview with Jacob Felder

Radio Camper Emma Heard interviews Jacob Felder

Begin by bringing your attention literally within. Beginning with the legs, bring your attention….

That’s a clip from Jacob Felder’s website. He is guiding listeners through a meditation exercise. He is a professional in several different art forms. WFDD Radio Camper Emma Heard recently spoke with him.

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Arts
10:47 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Before There Was Punk, There Was A Band Called Death

Death band members and brothers, David Hackney, Bobby Hackney Sr., and Dannis Hackney from A Band called Death.
Drafthouse Films

Before The Clash, The Sex Pistols, or The Ramones, there was A Band Called Death.  That’s the name of the new music documentary co-directed by Charlotte, North Carolina filmmaker Jeff Howlett

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Arts
9:03 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Igudesman and Joo Bring Music Lovers Together Through Humor

The dynamic duo, violinist Aleksy Igudesman anf pianist Hyung-ki Joo.
University of Georgia

 

Imagine the intersection of Mozart and Monty Python, or South Park and Johann Sebastian Bach and you pretty much have Igudesman and Joo.

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Arts
8:33 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Hilarious Comedy, and That's No Nonsense

No Nonsense at the Idiot Box in Greensboro.
www.idiotboxers.com

Comedians Pat McLeod and Eric Trundy “don’t get no respect”—especially from each other, as you'll hear. They’re the co-creators of No Nonsense Comedy at The Idiot Box in Greensboro. No-Nonsense is a stand-up comedy show featuring some of the best comedians in North Carolina. 
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Arts
12:55 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: July 12, 2013

A.R. Ammons, Untitled, 1978
www.wfu.edu


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Arts
8:59 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Meet the Artist: Organist Tim Olsen

Organist Timothy Olsen.
www.timothyolsenorganist.com

"Sounds of the Summer: Exploring the Tones and Colors of Organs" in Winston-Salem began June 9th, with a recital on the 1971 Charles W. McManis Organ at the Gemeinhaus in Historic Bethabara Park, by organist Timothy Olsen

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Arts
10:11 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Meet the Artist: Conductor Leonard Slatkin

World renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin.
www.leonardslatkin.com

Internationally acclaimed American conductor Leonard Slatkin currently serves as the Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as well as music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon in France.  He has led many of the world's leading orchestras, and of his over 100 recordings, 7 have won Grammy's and 64 have received nominations.

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Arts
10:36 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Meet the Arts Organization: Winston-Salem's Hispanic Arts Initiative

A Latino dance performance in cooperation with the Hispanic Arts Initiative.
Hispanic Arts Initiative

The fast-growing Latino population in the U.S. has received a lot of press lately, but what about the many cultural impacts on our state and here in the Triad?

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Arts
8:42 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Meet the Artist: Violinist Kevin Lawrence

Violinist Kevin Lawrence.
Univeristy of North Carolina School for the Arts

Today's guest has been praised for his "assertive style and strong musical personality," and playing that is "supremely convincing in its vitality". Kevin Lawrence is the chair of the string department and professor of violin at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. 

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Arts
8:23 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Governor's School of North Carolina in its 51st Summer

Students at the Governor's School of North Carolina (West) on the campus of Salem College.
Governor's School of North Carolina

Last July the Governor’s School of North Carolina (NCGS) celebrated its 50th anniversary. It's a remarkable program where each summer many of our state’s best and brightest students from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds gather for the love of learning and the joy of creativity. At the Governor’s School intellectual curiosity fuels the exploration of the latest ideas in a whole host of disciplines.David Ford spoke with 2012 NC Governor’s School Director Lucy Milner and 2012 Governor's School percussion student Alex Kim.  And today, we sample from a Governor's School West orchestra performance.  
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Arts
1:03 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: July 5, 2013

Gerard Schwarz leads the Eastern Music Festival.
Eastern Music Festival


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Arts
9:14 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Meet the Artist: Red Clay Saxophone Quartet

Susan Fancher and Mark Engebretson with WFDD's David Ford.
Bethany Chafin

The saxophone was invented by Adolph Sax in the mid-1800s and since then the soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones have played sizable roles in 20th century chamber music, wind ensembles, and jazz bands. It’s the instrument of choice for dozens of excellent contemporary composers, many of whom have selected The Red Clay Saxophone Quartet to premiere their works. 

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Arts
10:14 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Meet the Artist: Tenor Tony Griffey

Tony Griffey with guitarist Joe Pecoraro Live in Studio A
Bethany Chafin

Internationally acclaimed four-time Grammy award winning tenor, and High Point native Anthony Dean Griffey has been heard in the great opera houses of the world as well as in recital at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Hollywood Bowl and Avery Fisher Hall.  He’s also continually giving back, from working with handicapped children and raising funds for homeless shelters in the Triad to supporting local arts organizations. 

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Arts
7:00 am
Wed July 3, 2013

An Appalachian Music Festival

The Band Perry
http://appsummer.org/

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An Appalachian Summer Festival 2013 kicks off July 5th and runs through August 1st on the Appalachian State campus in Boone with an exciting and diverse mix of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film. For nearly a decade, the festival has been named one of the "Top Twenty Events in the Southeast" by the Southeast Tourism Society.

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Arts
11:50 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Ignat Solzhenitsyn

Ignat Solzhenitsyn
http://easternmusicfestival.org/

 

 

The Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro is in full swing. The 52nd season includes a featured performance by world renowned soloist, and Professor of Music at Curtis InstituteIgnat Solzhenitsyn. The concert will be this Saturday night, July 6, at 8:00 p.m.

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Arts
1:11 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Finding Home: Portraits of Courage

Diana Greene makes multimedia stories that explore our sense of identity, place and memory. Chip Bristol is a Chaplain at Prodigals Community looking for ways to blend the creative with the spiritual in the context of twelve-step living, his writing, and painting. The traveling exhibit Finding Home: Portraits of Courage brought them together to empower the men recovering from addiction at Prodigals Community to share their decisions to live clean and sober lives. 

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Arts
9:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: June 28th, 2013

Josephus III
http://www.josephusiii.com/main.htm

Today  it’s a Triad Arts Weekend poetry and spoken word slam like you’ve never heard before. Featuring Ed Wilson,  Kwame Dawes,  Rhett Iseman Trull,  Joe Mills,  Josephus III, Fred Chapell, Kianga Ford,  A.C. Hardy, Helen Losse and Terri Kirby Erickson.  To top it off, Peter Kairoff will help us understand the beauty of Brahms. 

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Arts
7:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

The Forget-Me-Nots: Celtic Flair in the Triad

www.theforgetmenots.com

 The Forget-Me-Nots are young fiddlers Willa and Ledah Finck, and Maura Shawn Scanlin. Amazingly the three teenagers have been performing together for more than a decade. They began in 2002 as a trio of Suzuki all stars at the ages of 6, 7 and 8 years old, and today the Boone natives are national competition winners with three CDs under their belts. They dropped by WFDD shortly after the release of their CD “Blooming.” It features all original material and we’ll be sampling from it today.

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Arts
9:22 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Claire Culbreath

Claire Culbreath

Singer/Songwriter and keyboardist Claire Culbreath and guitarist John Brandon have been performing together as a duo for years and formed the band Shades of Blue. Shades of Blue blends their love of 60's and 70's music, Claire’s nod to the great vocalists of those decades like Carol King, and John’s blues guitar work. Their repertoire extends to current pop sounds and jazz as well, and they can be heard performing at vineyards, restaurants, corporate functions and private parties throughout the Triad.

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Arts
10:07 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Eric Ruske: award winning French Horn soloist

Matt dine

 Today we talk to award winning recording artist French Horn soloist Eric Ruske. After subbing with the Chicago symphony throughout college, Eric won his first gig just barely out of his teens as the assistant principle French Hornist for the Cleveland Symphony. From there he launched his solo career, performed for years with arguably the finest brass ensemble in the world, the Empire Brass. And now, when he's not soloing with orchestras across the country or in the studio recording, Eric is on the faculty of Boston University. Eric spoke with David Ford.   

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Arts
10:00 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Singer/Songwriter Sarah Siskind Brings Unique Voice to Winston-Salem

Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Sarah Siskind.
Ericka Chambers

  Sarah Siskind is a Virginia-based singer/songwriter who has been described as utterly captivating
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11:26 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Eastern Music Festival

Gerard Schwarz
Courtesy of the Eastern Music Festival

The first day of Summer has come and gone and for music lovers here in the Piedmont Triad that can only mean one thing: Eastern Music Festival. EMF in Greensboro runs from June 24 – July 27, and this year’s line-up of world renowned performers is arguably the most incredible in the festival’s 52 year history. Violinist Joshua Bell, pianist Andre Watts and cellist Lynn Harrell are just a few of the many wonderful guest artists who will be performing concerts with the Festival Orchestra, and chamber music as well as teaching the talented EMF students. Gerard Schwarz was named music director of the Eastern Music Festival in 2007, and since that time he has expanded the festival's audiences to the largest in its history while enhancing education and programming to include a composer in residence, 3 new concert series. He’s also been responsible for bringing regular premieres of new works to EMF each season by some of this country’s greatest living composers. He spoke with David Ford recently by phone from his home in New York. David began by asking him about what’s been behind the festival’s success. 

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11:26 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: June 21, 2013

Jay Gonzalez, Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley, Brad Morgan, and Matt Patton of the Drive-By Truckers.
Drive-By Truckers

Today we delve into a great hour of summer music.  First up: the unique sound that is the Darnell Woodies.  Their fusion of bluegrass, punk, rock, jazz, and more comes to Studio A.  Then it's Durham-based MC Taylor and Hiss Golden Messenger.  MC is one of the finest songwriters in America today. David Bowie described MC's latest LP Poor Moon as, "...mystical country, like an eerie yellowing photograph."  And then, it's the Grammy Award winning Athens, Georgia based singer/songwriter, producer and front man for the Drive-By Truckers, Patterson Hood.

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12:45 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Meet the Artist: Barbara Lister-Sink, Pianist and Educator

Educator and Pianist Barbara Lister-Sink.
www.salem.edu

Renowned pianist and educator, Barbara Lister-Sink is a world leader in teaching injury preventive-technique. She has taught at Duke University, the Eastman School of Music, and Salem College. Currently, she is the Director of the School of Music, Artist in Residence, and Professor of Piano at Salem College.  For many years, Barbara was the keyboardist for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. Barbara spoke with David about her memories from playing with this group.

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9:47 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Estrangers Release New Album

Estrangers
Matt Groce

Winston-Salem based band Estrangers has just recorded a new album, and they did it old-school, to analog tape with Ryan Pritz at El Guapo Recorders on the Southside of Winston.  Season of 1000 Colors was released Friday, June 14th.  Triad Arts Weekend's own Technical Producer and guitarist, vocalist, songwriter Eddie Garcia caught up with Estrangers' vocalist and guitarist Philip Pledger and drummer Drew Braeden.      

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8:42 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Rebranding Effort Hopes to Spark More Interest in Greensboro Arts Community

A new website was also unveiled for ArtsGreensboro at a press conference on Wednesday.
Credit Sheila Thrower

The United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro has a new name.

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Arts
9:03 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Percussionist Bill Smith Provides "Gong Meditation Sound Immersion"

Percussionist Bill Smith in Studio A.
Bethany Chafin

Today we take a sonic journey with percussionist Bill Smith.
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Arts
10:56 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Notion Music and Performance Software Redefining Music Notation

Composer, educator, and inventor Jack Jarrett.
ASCAP

Today on the show, you can listen to Shanendoah performed by London Symphony violinist Nigel Broadbent. 
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8:04 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Kernersville Little Theatre Presents The Drowsy Chaperone

Kernersville Little Theatre presents The Drowsy Chaperone.
Kernersville Little Theatre

It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable. The musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.
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1:09 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: June 14, 2013

The cover of Estrangers' new album, Season of 1000 Colors.
Estrangers

For music lovers in the Triad, this time of year when we all rejoice: the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, Appalachian State’s "An Appalachian Summer Festival"…the list of well-known live music listening opportunities goes on and on each summer. 

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