Ground Zero’s Clyde Lewis, on WOBX-FM radio, spooked up the Lost Colony story pretty well on Thanksgiving eve.
A spur-of-the-moment donation today of $32,500 allowed the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources to meet its fund-raising goal of $450,000 to continue excavating the wreckage of the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the flagship of the legendary 18th-century pirate Blackbeard.
Brooklyn Rider (an atypical but not unprecedented – nor particularly modernist – name for a string quartet, itself a form going back as far as the sixteenth century) brought the music of a rather newer group of composers, mostly still living, in fact, to the First Flight High School Saturday evening. Johnny Gandelsman, violin, Colin Jacobsen, violin, Nicholas Cords, viola, and Eric Jacobsen, cello, didn’t shy from modernism – or storms of eighteenth-century romance, for that matter.
Miss Barbara Hird, as Texas housewife Louise Seger, seated at right, reminisces about her unexpected friendship with country music legend Patsy Cline, played and sung by Laura Martier, in Ted Swindley’s bio-concert Saturday evening at the Outer Banks Forum.