Triad Arts Weekend

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12:52 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

WFU Theatre Presents Embers and Stars: The Story of Petr Ginz

Embers and Stars comes to the Ring Theatre this weekend.
Credit WFU Department of Theatre

  

Listen to Triad Arts as broadcast at 8:35 AM and 5:44 PM.

Petr Ginz was a boy genius. He grew up in Prague in the 1930s. Before his 15th birthday he had already written and illustrated five novels, taught himself new languages, and established a periodical magazine.    

Still as a child Petr immersed himself in sociology, literature, painting, geography and various technical fields as well. Sadly, many of these pursuits took place in the Terezin concentration camp. Petr was eventually assigned to one of the last trains to Auschwitz where he died in the gas chambers in 1944.

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2:05 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Breath, Boom By NC A&T, Wayne Henderson, Stained Glass Playhouse and North Star, and Reynolda House

Brittany Timmons
Amanda Thompson

Triad Arts Weekend: February 7, 2014

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”.

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1:49 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

New Winston Museum, Salem Band, The Unbroken Circle, and A/perture Cinema

The Salem Band.
The Salem Band

Triad Arts Weekend: January 31, 2014

Last week we jumped all over the Piedmont with artistic jaunts to Greensboro, Yadkin, and all the way out to Boone. Today we’re going to plop ourselves down right here in lovely, lively Winston-Salem for a while, and enjoy a little Triad music history 101. First, we’ll take a look at Salem’s 19th century Moravian community in the waning days of the Civil War. The 26th regiment bring will bring music to our ears and the New Winston-Salem Museum puts it in perfect historical context. Then, Salem Band is alive and well since its founding 243 years ago, and Music Director Eileen Young is keepin’ it real for us in 2014! We’ll continue full circle with more great music, this time an old-timey string band that really swings: Unbroken Circle is back in concert raising money for yet another worthy cause, and Wake Forest University’s Martha Allman is here to share. We’ll wrap things up today with a quick trip to the heart of downtown Winston-Salem and the art house cinema that’s doing its part to keep things rockin’ on fourth street: Aperture Cinema’s Lawren Desai updates us on new screenings, Oscar picks and more.

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1:58 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Dmitry Sitkovetsky, The Get Right Band, Found Footage Festival, and Composer Daniel C. Pappas

Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher of Found Footage Festival.
Photo courtesy of Nick Prueher

Triad Arts Weekend: January 24, 2014

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1:24 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

A Tribute to Copey Hanes, the Jia String Quartet, Arts for Life, and the Art of Letterforming

Helen Copenhaver Hanes
University of North Carolina School of the Arts

 

Triad Arts Weekend January 17, 2014

 

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