19th Annual Arts Sensation

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A Benefit Performance for The Good Shepherd Center The 19th Annual ARTS SENSATION! 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   The 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 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.   Arts Sensation showcases the unique and historic Thunder Roll and Rain Machine. These special effects, built right into the Thalian Hall stage, were thrilling in their time, and are used in performances to this day. Stay tuned to find out about our musical performers!   Arts Sensation also brings a variety of dance creations from the genres of tap, classical ballet, jazz, modern, folk dance, and street dance/hip-hop, presented by local choreographers and dancers. And with their fine style, the captivating Company “T” Tap Dancers return …

18th Annual Arts Sensation

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A Benefit Performance for WARM The 18th Annual ARTS SENSATION! A Benefit Performance for Cape Fear River Watch 7:30 p.m. April 26, 2019 Thalian Hall Main Stage 310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28401   The 18th Annual Arts Sensation is building up to a lively and entertaining evening showcasing wonderful local talent for a music and dance spectacular! This year’s beneficiary Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM) has a mission to repair, rebuild and make homes accessible; and to inspire service, generosity, and hope. WARM serves low-income homeowners in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties, many of whom are elderly and/or disabled. By preventing home accidents and illnesses, WARM helps people age in place safely, preserving their dignity and independence, and recently has increased their impact by helping Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.   Arts Sensation showcases the unique and historic Thunder Roll and Rain Machine. These special effects, built right into the Thalian Hall stage, were thrilling in their time, and are used in performances to this day. Music this year is Stray Local, Wilmington’s indie folk duo Hannah Lomas and Jamie Rowen. With a unique and electrifying sound, and hints of their southern roots, Lomas and Rowen push the boundaries …