Stina Sieg speaks with Steve Lloyd, the executive director of Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, about HART's latest musical. "La Cage aux Folles" is currently enjoying its first run in WNC thanks to HART, something that Lloyd couldn't have imagined even 10 years ago. Lloyd talks about how "La Cage's" subject matter (involving gay parents) has gone over better than he thought it would in Waynesville, where HART is based.
When Asheville-based dry stone mason and artist Marc Archambault was approached to do a memorial for a well known local doctor, hiker and scout leader, he agreed. Gwenda Ledbetter contacted Archambault to construct a cairn in honor of her husband, John Winslow Ledetter. But after seeing the site and further discussion, the two decided to go another way. Pam Bunch talks to Archambault about the memorial mosaic and how it made him feel to do such a personal piece.
Keith and Cathy Shockley travel from Knoxville, TN, to volunteer for WNCW's late-night show, ARC Overnight. This is exceptional, but what makes their story even more memorable is that Keith is legally blind, and hosts the show with Cathy working alongside him as co-producer.
Sarah Jarosz will come to WNCW's Air Studio this Friday afternoon for a live interview.
Earlier this year, she released Follow Me Down, which received a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album. Sarah recently played at Jazz Fest in May, Bonnaroo in June, and just wrapped up a tour with Vince Gill. She has also spent time this summer teaching at the Mark O'Connor/Berklee Summer String Program.
I have listened to WNCW for about as long as it's been on the air. I had listened to the lower end of the dial due to not really liking radio "personalities", their corny rambling and lack of musical knowledge. Once I found WNCW, it has not been changed on my truck radio. I do admit listening to WWOZ out of New Orleans online frequently when I first come home from work, but given the choice, WNCW is by far the best. Thank You.
Pam Bunch talks to the author of a new mystery/thriller series, Alex Grecian, about 'The Yard', set in the late 1800's - post Jack the Ripper - era of London. The story is centered around the new 'Murder Squad' working out of Scotland Yard, and is based on the first 12 members of that squad. It's murder and mayhem in London, circa 1880's.
Doncaster is a name familiar to nearly every Rutherford County, NC, native. It's a name that used to go alongside another familiar local name, Tanner. Pam Bunch speaks with Pell Tanner, President and CEO of Tanner Companies LLC, who talks about how the company's Doncaster label will be on the clothing to be worn by the NBC Broadcast Team at the London Olympics.