Arts & Life http://wfae.org en Going Door-to-Door For Laughs http://wfae.org/post/going-door-door-laughs <p>So, you want to make it in showbiz. Your plan would more than likely look something like this: Move to Hollywood, work a string of odd jobs, and become familiar with rejection.</p><p>In this story, Krista Cassidy looks at how a Charlotte comedy duo are trying to make it big from their hometown.</p><p>Rachel Woodhouse and Justin Smith are always taking their show on the road. It’s called <em>Door-to-Door</em>. This week’s stop is an unassuming business park in South Charlotte that’s serving as a set.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:31:49 +0000 Krista Cassidy 48983 at http://wfae.org Going Door-to-Door For Laughs Amos Lee 'Giving Back Some Goodness' Through Music http://wfae.org/post/amos-lee-giving-back-some-goodness-through-music <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Singer songwriter Amos Lee’s music has been described as everything from folk to country to rock to soul.He’s toured with the likes of Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and Paul Simon. His latest record is called Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song. He’ll be performing at Ovens Auditorium Saturday night and he joined us this morning.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:42:29 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 48804 at http://wfae.org Amos Lee 'Giving Back Some Goodness' Through Music Comedian Paula Poundstone Makes The Audience The Show http://wfae.org/post/comedian-paula-poundstone-makes-audience-show <p>Comedian Paula Poundstone doesn’t just entertain audiences with her stand-up comedy, she includes them. Her routines are often off the cuff and spend a good deal of time interacting with the crowd. She can regularly be heard on NPR’s Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me, tonight she will be at Wingate University, and she joined us this morning.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:37:04 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 48792 at http://wfae.org Comedian Paula Poundstone Makes The Audience The Show Edie Falco On Sobriety, The Sopranos, And Nurse Jackie's Self-Medication http://wfae.org/post/edie-falco-sobriety-sopranos-and-nurse-jackies-self-medication <em>This interview discusses the plotline of Nurse Jackie through the end of season five and beginning of season six.</em><p>In <em>Nurse Jackie</em>, Edie Falco plays an ER nurse who does a lot of self-medicating. Addicted to pills, she finally got sober last season and started going to 12-step meetings. But she saved <em>one</em> pill, and right before going to the party celebrating one year of sobriety, she took it. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:06:00 +0000 editor 48664 at http://wfae.org Edie Falco On Sobriety, The Sopranos, And Nurse Jackie's Self-Medication Silence And 'Godzilla' http://wfae.org/post/silence-and-godzilla <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64c6VLNJQiE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5guMumPFBag</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:14:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 48649 at http://wfae.org Silence And 'Godzilla' Kima Jones, On Black Bodies And Being A Black Woman Who Writes http://wfae.org/post/kima-jones-black-bodies-and-being-black-woman-who-writes <em>April is National Poetry Month — and at Code Switch, we like poems. We will be exploring a set of broad issues of race and ethnicity in modern poetry for the duration of the month.</em><p><em>Kima Jones, an emerging poet, has developed a strong presence in the literary world — and on social media. And to kick things off, she'll be guiding us through an audience-based Twitter poetry session this Wednesday. You can join us at 12 p.m. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:20:00 +0000 editor 48640 at http://wfae.org Kima Jones, On Black Bodies And Being A Black Woman Who Writes Book News: Archie Comics Is Going To Kill Off Archie http://wfae.org/post/book-news-archie-comics-going-kill-archie <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Archie Andrews, the freckly, lovelorn comic book star since the 1940s, is going to die in an upcoming issue of the <em>Life With Archie </em>series, which shows Archie's life as an adult. "Archie dies as he lived — heroically," Archie Comics CEO <a href="http://nypost.com/2014/04/08/comic-book-icon-archie-to-die-heroically-in-series-finale/">Jon Goldwater told the <em>New York Post</em></a><em>.</em><em> "</em>He dies saving the life of a friend, and does it in his usual selfless way. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:18:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 48633 at http://wfae.org Book News: Archie Comics Is Going To Kill Off Archie 'Astonish Me' Is An Artful, Elegant Dance http://wfae.org/post/astonish-me-artful-elegant-dance "Etonnez-moi," Sergei Diaghilev, the founder of the Ballets Russes, used to say to his dancers. Astonish me. Maggie Shipstead's book of the same name does not astonish; rather, it charms. It is full of the kind of prose you want to curl up and nest in like a cat: seamless and full of small elegances.<p>Joan is a ballerina straining for perfection and falling short when she meets the famous Soviet dancer Arslan Rusakov. Seeing his fearless dancing "harrows her." She helps him defect, driving the getaway car and then hiding out from the paparazzi with him in a Manhattan apartment. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 48634 at http://wfae.org 'Astonish Me' Is An Artful, Elegant Dance Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation http://wfae.org/post/denied-stage-she-sang-nation <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAONYTMf2pk</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:34:00 +0000 Susan Stamberg 48617 at http://wfae.org Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation Some Appetizing Nibbles For Pre-Seder Snacking http://wfae.org/post/some-appetizing-nibbles-pre-seder-snacking The Passover Seder is usually described as a ceremonial meal: Participants sit down to a set of ritualized foods and tell the story of the exodus from Egypt. But more than just tell it, Jews are bidden to <em>relive</em> it. We engage in ritual and discussion and debate, until each of us feels that we've made a journey ourselves. It's a singular, time-stopping evening. But it can take a very long time.<p>And while there are a few ceremonial bites along the way — a bit of matzo, some horseradish — the actual "meal" part of the Seder may not happen for hours. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:18:00 +0000 editor 48614 at http://wfae.org Some Appetizing Nibbles For Pre-Seder Snacking