Sarah Delia

Arts Reporter

At this point in her life, Sarah considers home to be a state of mind—not one place. Before joining the WFAE news team, she was hosting and reporting in the deep south in Birmingham, Alabama. In past lives she was a northerner having worked and lived in Indiana, Maine, and New York City. She grew up in Virginia and attended James Madison University in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

Sarah got her start in radio at WXJM, her college radio station where she hosted a talk show, a music program, and helped manage the student run station. It’s also where she made lifelong friends and discovered a love for talking into microphones.

Sarah has interned and worked at NPR in Washington DC, interned and freelanced for WNYC, and attended the Salt Institute for Radio Documentary Studies.

She enjoys telling stories that are off the beaten path and she’s excited to dive into the arts and culture scene in Charlotte. In her spare time Sarah loves to paint, collect vintage birdcages, pick through old vinyl, spend time with her pets, and turn claw foot bathtubs into couches. 

Ways to Connect

Mary Newsom

This weekend there were a couple of walks held in Charlotte to help residents pay attention to a particular part of their neighborhoods.  WFAE’s Sarah Delia checked out one of the walks that aimed to teach and show what exactly lives in our creeks. 


Sarah Delia

Doing what you love and getting paid to do it—for many creative types finding that right balance can feel like an impossible challenge. For one Charlotte transplant being an artist isn’t just a hobby it’s how he makes a living. So what does it take to be a full time artist and survive? 


Sarah Delia / 90.7 WFAE

Saturday is a sort of national holiday for record collectors:  it’s Record Store Day. First held eight years ago, Record Store Day was created to boost traffic in local record stores with the release of special, limited items. The sorts of things record collectors geek out about, like different colored vinyl or reissues of obscure albums. WFAE’s resident record geeks, Marshall Terry and Sarah Delia stopped by Lunchbox Records in Charlotte to see how it’s preparing for the big day.


Charlotte Symphony

Friday and Saturday the Charlotte Symphony is trying something new. The symphony will perform its KnightSounds Series concert, A Night In New York inside the Knight Theater but also for the public outside. 

Mikyoung Kim Design (c)

Thursday in Charlotte, the public will have a chance to meet the person behind the new design for UNC Charlotte’s Main Station, which is part of the LYNX Blue Line Extension. With a budget of about $500,000, public artist Mikyoung Kim has had to incorporate practicality and art into the space.

Meg Whalen

A new venue for the arts is popping up this week in Charlotte. Unlike most theaters or performance halls this particular space will be on the go. 

Sean Busher

After 20 years as president of the Levine Museum of the New South, Emily Zimmern has decided to retire. She spoke with WFAE’s Sarah Delia about her tenure at one of Charlotte’s major arts institutions. She is scheduled to retire on November 1, 2015.


Courtesy of Rhiannon Giddens.

Rhiannon  Giddens is best known as one of the founding members the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Now she’s stepped out on her own. Her debut solo album “Tomorrow Is My Turn” is a collection of songs that range from gospel to country and includes works made famous by Nina Simone, Dolly Parton, and Patsy Cline—just to name a few. She says she hopes the album will not only be enjoyable—but also an educational experience on American music.

Giddens performs tonight at the McGlohon Theater in Spirit Square.


Sarah Delia

Kicking the bucket. Meeting your maker. The end of life. It’s the ultimate equalizer no one is dying to talk about.

But a movement which has reached Charlotte is trying to bring some life to a discussion most all of us try to avoid. 


Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum.

What do Liza Minnelli and Jackie O. have in common? At least two things. They were both subjects of Andy Warhol’s well known pop art. And they both wore designs by Roy Halston Frowick.

Now on view at the Mint is a traveling exhibit which showcases the marriage of art and fashion between Halston and Warhol and the friendship that came as a result.


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