For the past two years High Point University professor of dance Cara Hagan has been growing High Point’s nascent dance program in meaningful ways, and this weekend she’ll present the fruits of her labors during the University’s 3rd formal dance concert with two original choreographies by Cara performed by a group of talented dance students.
The Touring Theatre of North Carolina’s Chamber Series continues with Over the Edge, a collection of short stories by award-winning Triad authors Quinn Dalton, Michael Parker and Pamela Duncan. The stories are adapted for the stage and performed by Touring Theatre’s core artists: John Kernodle, Kay Thomas and actor, director, producer Camilla Millican. Camilla spoke with me about the two Quinn Dalton short stories she’ll be performing as part of Over the Edge.
"The New Black" is Triad story-telling at its finest. It features an 11 person cast with 3 piece band, dancers, poets and singers whose spoken word poetry, original dance, live music and song are designed to move your spirit. Poetry Project director Josephus spoke with me shortly after the release of his CD “Poetry is Life”.
For Sentimental Reasons is the Greensboro Symphony’s answer to the annual dilemma what to do for Valentine’s Day. This year they’ve invited New York’s hottest jazz guitarist, John Pizzarelli, and his wife, singer and Broadway actress Jessica Molaskey, to join the orchestra in a unique evening of American classics and songs from the Broadway stage. John Pizzarelli spoke with David Ford by phone from his home in New York.
Today on the show we’ll go from girl gangs to Georgia O’Keefe, and legendary luthiers to Martin Luther King. First up NC A&T State University takes its audience on an up close, and in-your-face tour of the mean streets of America with its production of Breath, Boom by Kia Corthron. Then, he’s worked on guitars used by Neil, Eric, and Elvis (yes, THOSE Neil, Eric and Elvises): legendary Carolina luthier and picker Wayne Henderson is here to reveal the secrets of his success. Reynolda House reveals the magic behind American Moderns like Grandma Moses, and Norman Rockwell. And Stained Glass Playhouse celebrates National Black History Month with a powerful and personal look at the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of award-winning playwright Gloria Bond Clunie. We’ll each follow our own inner “North Star”.