Arts

Arts
1:35 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

An Outdoor Performance Gets a Thumbs Up from Paul McCartney

An outdoor performance gets a Paul McCartney approval.
Pamela Howland

Pamela Howland tells of her outdoor performance in Poland.
 Pianist Pamela Howland has a deeply personal connection to Poland, the land of Frederick Chopin. Her grandfather emigrated from Poland as a little boy. Several years ago, Pam and her family returned to Poland to find her grandfather’s birthplace. They found the location in Żyrardów, a small town near that of her musical hero’s Chopin, who was born in Żelazowa Wola, 29 miles west of Warsaw. 

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Arts
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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Arts
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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Arts
8:34 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Meet the Artist: William Mangum

Autumn Glow
WilliamMangum.com

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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Arts
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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