The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate - Kevin Duffus
New Bern, NC – INTRO - On the cover of the new book by Raleigh author Kevin Duffus The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate is the line Within Every Legend Lies a Grain of Truth, pointing toward what Duffus believes are some vast differences between the actual history of Black Beard and the history we grew up with. George Olsen spoke with the author and has this.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - A new piece of historical fiction examines the legend of the Lost Colony, working off of historical record to create a narrative of what brought them to the North Carolina shore and what happened once they got there. George Olsen has more.
Some historical fiction can be easier than others. The more recent the time, the more records there are to build your story around.
New Bern, NC – Fidel Castro recently resigned as President of Cuba. For thousands of Cuban exiles who escaped Castro's Communist rule, the resignation was a dream that would never come true. Ana Gonzalez-Porto was five years old when she and her family fled Cuba.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - The roots group Polecat Creek recently released their third CD Ordinary Seasons, a mix of traditional sound and contemporary topics with plenty of input from the families of the group's front-women. George Olsen has more.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - What does it take to make it as a musician in the big city? And once you've made it, what next? For one North Carolina blues guitarist & vocalist, what was next was coming home and making it all over again, and not just as a musician. George Olsen has more.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - Inspiration for a songwriter can come from a variety of sources the people you meet, the places you go all true for Asheville resident Chuck Brodsky, and all represented on his latest CD. George Olsen got up with Chuck during a rare break from the road for Chuck and has this.
New Bern, NC – Luigi Cherubini's Requiem in C Minor is a seldom played piece of music. However, Conductor Martin Pearlman and Boston Baroque have taken up the task, and Public Radio East Music Director Sefton Wiggs is pleased with the outcome.