19th Annual ARTS SENSATION!

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A Benefit Performance for The Good Shepherd Center 7:30 p.m. April 17, 2020 Hannah Block Community Arts Center 120 South 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 19th Annual Arts Sensation is serving up a lively and entertaining evening showcasing wonderful local talent for a music and dance spectacular! This year’s beneficiary is the Good Shepherd Center, whose mission is to be a safety net for our neighbors in crisis by providing hot and nutritious meals, case management support, showers and restrooms, clean clothing, warm beds, an onsite medical clinic and a pathway to safe and affordable housing…all with dignity and respect. Music this year is from Benny Hill, Wilmington’s own alto saxophone virtuoso who is reminiscent of many greats from classical to jazz, yet brings a distinct style and voice of his own. Benny is a true crowd-pleaser and never fails to raise excitement and enthusiasm while on stage. For the past twenty years, Benny has performed in a diverse set of musical groups and engagements, ranging from orchestra pits to cruise ships to featured artist and soloist at numerous venues across the country and abroad.  He is well versed in the many styles and genres of popular and classical music and …

Arts Sensation! Raises $1000 for WARM!

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Susan Turner of Forward Motion Dance Company presented a check for $1000 to Tammy Tierney, Development Manager of Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM). The money was raised from proceeds from Arts Sensation! at Thalian Hall in April, a benefit performance for WARM which showcases local musicians, choreographers and dancers. Pictured with Susan and Tammy is Andy Jones, Program Development and Kelley Mawhinney, Development Coordinator. Every year, Forward Motion Dance Company produces Arts Sensation to raise money and awareness for local non-profit organizations who provide services to the people in the Wilmington Area. This year, WARM was selected as a group who not only provides on-going support for the elderly and disabled, but this year offered recovery assistance for many of the survivors of Hurricane Florence.  

Forward Motion Dance Company Wine Tasting & Benefit Event 

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Wine Tasting & Benefit Event          Sunday, February 11, 2018 4:30 – 7:00 pm Ted’s Fun on the River | 2 Castle St. | Wilmington, NC 28401 | 910-231-5871 http://www.tedsfun.com Forward Motion Dance Company, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is having a wine tasting and fundraising event, with live music by Staghorn Starlings and Jarret Raymond, light appetizers, and a drawing for door prizes. Years past have proven this to be quite a fun event so don’t miss out! This year we are honored to have two musical guests! Staghorn Starlings are the husband and wife musical duo of Wilmington, NC natives Molly and Ozzie Darden. Rooted in country and folk music, this creative pair enjoys putting their unique spin on old and new favorites, and writing and performing original tunes that transcend decades. Whether in rowdy bar rooms, polite parlors, or in your backyard, Staghorn Starlings will have you tipping your hat and kicking up your boots to the beat of a bass drum and smooth harmonies Also performing is Jarrett Raymond, one of the newest faces to hit the Wilmington live and local scene. Jarrett conducts a genuinely wonderful show to see and engage with, playing many familiar classic hits as well as original …