Acclaimed bass Jason McKinney graduated from the University Of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied voice with soprano Marilyn Taylor and tenor Glenn Siebert. He also studied conducting with Maestro James Allbritten, and composition with Kenneth Frazelle. Jason McKinney has performed the role of legendary bass Paul Robeson many times in "A Play Based on the Life of Paul Robeson" by Phillip Hayes Dean. In it, Jason embodies the many fascinating sides of Robeson’s life.
Just how many Christmas stories can you cram into 90-minutes? Well, the Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance answers that very question with their upcoming production: “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)?” Actors Ken Ashford and Michael Ackerman spoke with David Ford about the show. They along with Chad Edwards will team up for a hilarious and very thorough romp through Christmas stories from ancient times to pop culture and every carol in between.
Actor, director, playwright, and educator Bobby Bodford is a busy man. In his first year as Surry Arts Council Artistic Director, he’s already produced Hairspray, Seussical, 9 to 5, and many others at the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mount Airy where he is also Artistic Director. Bobby also directs hugely popular camps and workshops for young actors throughout the year. His upcoming productions at the Andy Griffith Playhouse include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dearly Beloved, Annie, The Little Mermaid, Smoke on the Mountain, and coming up this weekend, it’s “A Children’s Christmas Carol”.
For Mark Hampton, framing is in his blood. His parents opened Hampton House Gallery back in 1977, and Mark’s been involved in the business in one way or the other ever since. Hampton House Art and Framing offers paintings, three dimensional art, and digital photographic restoration services, but it’s the framing that has captured Mark’s imagination the most. He’s attended several seminars and taken numerous framing courses, and beginning in January, he’ll be teaching PRESENTATION AND CARE OF ARTWORK at Sawtooth School for Visual Art.