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BOCO Town from Arts of the Pamlico at the Turnage Theatre in Historic Downtown Washington, North Carolina. We talk to the amazing people in our community who help Arts of the Pamlico deliver such a rich variety of programs and events. News and updates on Arts of the Pamlico, along with interviews with the people behind everything that happens at the Turnage Theatre. Support our Historic Turnage Theatre and Arts of the Pamlico: https://www.artsofthepamlico.org/support/
 
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Leesa Jones shares her journey from and back to Washington on this episode of BoCo Town. Listen in to learn how the Washington Waterfront Railroad Museum came to be in Washington, NC. Learn about and hear the coded language used to communicate paths to freedom and the role the Pamlico River "alley" played in the pursuit of freedom. Then watch for t…
 
Listen in to this BoCo Town episode and learn about the saxophone and two musicians that have mastered it and many instruments. Michael Stephenson and Jim Gilliam join us on stage at the Historic Turnage Theatre to share their musical journeys, fun facts about the instruments they play and how they came together at Pitt Community College to keep th…
 
Scott Campbell is well known and loved for his outgoing personality in his role here in Washington, NC, as a realtor, a talented performer, and avid supporter of the arts. In this episode, Steve Barnes and Debra Torrence chat with Scott to learn about how Scott’s waterway to Washington and his love of the area. Scott drops a teaser of his upcoming …
 
Washington Tourism Development Authority (WTDA) Executive Director, Erin Ruyle, along with her staff, Paula Stephenson and Gabrielle Whitlock, provide an update on tourism in recent turbulent months. Rather than reporting that Washington's tourism has been dramatically down, Erin provides a few surprising statistics that can be attributed to the re…
 
Emily Soeken, Arts of the Pamlico's East Carolina University's (ECU) State Employees Credit Union Public Fellows Intern joins BoCo Town Hosts, Torrence and Barnes. Soeken is currently a Junior in Theatre Education at ECU. Listen in as she shares how she was introduced to historical places, who gave her the theatre bug -- on and off stage -- and wha…
 
Before podcasts, oral storytelling around a campfire, on a porch, at a reunion threaded together lives in a community. Guest Sarah Bryan was drawn to oral storytelling from an early age, sitting at the feet of her elders taking it all in. Sarah leads the NC Folklife Institute and will be leading a research project supported by the NC Humanities Cou…
 
Shannon Resing and Wayne Stoeckert are two local artists who are woven into the fabric of what our community experiences in the arts routinely. Shannon is a trained dancer and owner of Moulin Rouge de Danse. Her team offers an array of classes for youth and adults in the red barn with recitals at the Turnage Theatre. Wayne has a long history of pla…
 
Paloma Capanna joins us to share her journey into the writing world. An attorney practicing and living in Beaufort, NC, Capanna now has two professions having authored poems, a collection of essays entitled Nearly Fifty and a recently completed first — a political thriller titled Inconclusive. Listen in and make your own conclusions about this tale…
 
Gary Duncan joined us on BoCo Town to share his journey from neuro scientist to clothing designer. A musician too, Gary brings microscopic images to life in vivid colors and transfers them on to cloth for uniquely designed women's clothing and COVID19 masks. Nanette Garrett of the band Garrett is an award winning singer, musician, talented song wri…
 
Join us for our 10th BoCo Town episode and take flight - really! Bily Vaughn shares his love of flight and the background on how the flexible wing, Rogallo Wing, was created that led to hang gliding and numerous innovations. Al Powell shares the first drone program for youth in Beaufort County, a partnership with Microsoft and how you can get invol…
 
Ray Midgett Ray joins us to share his passion for local maritime history. Listen in as Ray shares a bit of history about the river port Washington used to be, how a deadly twist of fate for President Lincoln has ties to the region, and the work of a local group preserving Washington’s history, the Historic Port of Washington, is bringing history to…
 
Ginger Gehres, Artist Artist, Ginger Gehres, has always considered her soul to be that of a naturalist and conservationist. Running the gamut from wildlife, landscapes, and florals… they all hold a fascination for her. She carries a deep desire to show others their individual beauty. Join us as we talk with visual bard and award wining artist Ginge…
 
Amber Flora Thomas, a writer and poet, professor and more joined us today for BoCo Town. The author of Eye of Water: Poems which was selected by Harryette Mullen as the winner of the 2004 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Her other books include, The Rabbits Could Sing: Poems (University of Alaska Press, 2012) and Red Channel in the Rupture: Poems (Red Hen …
 
Lou Hunley is the Children's Librarian at BHM Library. Headquartered in Washington, NC the regional library serves Beaufort, Hyde and MArtin Counties, including Ocracoke Island. Lou coordinates and supports children's programming across the region. Lou shares what locals can find online through the library system, programs they have been working on…
 
Jenny Mastin is a Ceramic Artist. Jenny grew up in the area and attended East Carolina University in fiber arts. She took her education to the mountains of NC and over the past 30-years has taught adults and students of varying ages. Her artistic passion is in sculpture and slab work depicting human and animal characteristics, often mixing in other…
 
BOCO Town podcast is alive and well! For now, we don't have the pleasure of in person interviews, so we're interviewing online. Click to listen to part 1, where we speak with Clay Johnson, who heads the documentary division of WRAL. We enjoyed our (virtual) time with Clay and we're sure you will too! Support the show (https://www.artsofthepamlico.o…
 
BOCO Town's podcast continues with part 2. We talked with Chuck Phillips, singer, songwriter. We all enjoy hearing Chuck perform and he didn't let us down. In this episode, Chuck plays "Nobody Told Me" by John Lennon, along with "Ship Goes Down" which is one of his own songs and one of our favorites. Support the show (https://www.artsofthepamlico.o…
 
Linda Boyer is chair of Beaufort County Traditional Music Association (BCTMA) and a long time member of Arts of the Pamlico (artsofthepamlico.org) Executive Board. We talk to Linda about the many BCTMA activities she's involved in and then hear her perform. Pam Anderson is a newcomer to community theater at the Historic Turnage Theatre and she tell…
 
Jeffery Phipps discusses his deep history with Arts of the Pamlico, arts council for Beaufort County, North Carolina Visit artsofthepamlico.org to learn more about the amazing arts, entertainment, and events at the Historic Turnage Theatre and throughout our region. Support the show (https://www.artsofthepamlico.org/support/)…
 
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