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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.
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.