LIVESTREAM LAUGHS: Trae Crowder and his wellRED friends will cut up this Friday in ‘Cornteen Comedy’

  encore interviewed the “Liberal Redneck” comedian Trae Crowder back in 2018 before his wellRED comedy tour’s stopover at the Wilson Center. Dubbed the “Liberal Redneck” in his viral YouTube series, he uses his comedy, persona, platform and thick-as-molasses Tennessee accent to explain his progressive stance on social justice issues like Black Lives Matter. At the time, he told us he was tickled to visit … Continue reading LIVESTREAM LAUGHS: Trae Crowder and his wellRED friends will cut up this Friday in ‘Cornteen Comedy’

VIRTUAL SUPPORT: Wilson Center Ghostlight Series livestreams March 23, 7 p.m.

  In an effort to keep Wilmington’s vibrant art scene strong in this time of uncertainty for local performers, CFCC’s Wilson Center, WHQR 91.3FM  and The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County are launching the Wilson Center Ghostlight Series.  In a release on March 17, Arts Council executive director Rhonda Bellamy noted the Cape Fear’s nonprofit arts sector has an economic impact of … Continue reading VIRTUAL SUPPORT: Wilson Center Ghostlight Series livestreams March 23, 7 p.m.

TRULY TAILORED: Holiday ballet celebrates the season at the Wilson Center

  “I know Christmas is coming soon when I find ‘Nutcracker’ sheet music in my mailbox,” muses  Beverly Andrews, concertmaster of the City Ballet Orchestra. “Opening the familiar score is like greeting a favorite old friend again.” Andrews and City Ballet Orchestra members’ homes have been filled with sounds of Sugar Plum Fairies for months. They’ve been preparing the return of “A Carolina Nutcracker” to … Continue reading TRULY TAILORED: Holiday ballet celebrates the season at the Wilson Center

JOURNEY IN SONG, DANCE, FILM: Julia Walker Jewell performs original works with Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and others

Compelling storytelling,  original song, dance and film will combine to entertain audiences in one evening on Saturday at the Wilson Center. Wilmington Symphony Masterworks will feature composer and pianist Julia Walker Jewell performing her original composition “The Dance of the Coin” with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, alongside dancers with choreographed work by Lesa Rogers Broadhead, and a silent film produced by Jewell and Honey Head … Continue reading JOURNEY IN SONG, DANCE, FILM: Julia Walker Jewell performs original works with Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and others