Early 20th century English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, Noel Coward was known for his witty and flamboyant personal style. Time magazine described him as a combination of “cheek and chic, pose and poise”. Coward’s Blithe Spirit is a comic play and centers around socialite novelist Charles Condomine who invites a clairvoyant to his home. Her séance backfires badly leaving Charles and his second wife, Ruth, tormented by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira. Greensboro College actors Josh Belt who plays Charles, Samantha Hight who plays Ruth and Nicole Swofford who plays Elvira bring Blithe Spirit to the Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center on the Greensboro College campus, Wednesday night, October 30th at 7:30 PM. They were joined by Professor of Acting and Voice Jo Hall.
David Ford's complete interview with Suzy McCalley and Emily Stewart.
The Breathing Room in Winston-Salem is a place where people come together to create and collaborate in a community in a safe supportive environment. It’s education-based and offers opportunities for individuals to experiment in both the holistic and expressive arts under the guidance of skilled, local practitioners. On Friday night, October 25th from 7-8:30 it’s an evening of kirtan and meditative instrumental music from around the world. The following afternoon it’ll be a free creative writing and spoken word poetry workshop from 1-2:30. Co-founder Suzy McCalley spoke with me recently about the upcoming arts events at The Breathing Room, and you’ll find out about taro, reiki, yoga, and more from Co-founder Emily Stewart by listening to the complete interview posted above.
Click here to listen to David Ford's complete interview with Tom Brantley.
“Beyond Category” is a term that the late great Duke Ellington used to describe those artists whom he felt transcended normal boundaries. For the past 2 decades, Rhythm & Brass has lived up that ideal, and this weekend they’re coming to the Triad with a program that weaves together works from Bach to Bee Bop and far beyond where you ever thought a brass quintet plus percussion could go. The concert is Saturday night, October 26th at 7:30 PM in Watson Hall on the University of NC School of the Arts campus. The American Record Guide calls Rhythm & Brass “nothing short of stunning”. Tom Brantley is the group’s trombonist.