The University of Delaware’s Master Players Concert Series Ensemble-in-Residence, 6-WIRE, takes the stage later this month in New York City. And when it plays its sold-out show at Carnegie Hall, the ensemble will be wearing some very special performance attire, thanks to some UD students. Arts Playlist: UD students help Master Players ensemble dress for […]

Not just a cookbook, but also a chef’s memoir and short stories wrapped around recipes. That’s how award-winning chef and former owner of Hobos Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, Gretchen Hanson, describes her new book titled, “When It’s Done: The Making of A Chef.” Local chef turned author pens new book "When It's Done: The Making […]

Not just a cookbook, but also a chef’s memoir and short stories wrapped around recipes. That’s how award-winning chef and former owner of Hobos Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, Gretchen Hanson, describes her new book titled, “When It’s Done: The Making of A Chef.” Local chef turned author pens new book "When It's Done: The Making […]

The documentary, Kalmar Nyckel: The Forgotten Journey, was recently nominated for a 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy. In this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele interviews the film’s executive producer, Kalmar Nyckel Foundation senior historian and director of education Sam Heed about the documentary. Arts Playlist: "Kalmar Nyckel: The Forgotten Journey"

Delaware Symphony Orchestra is getting a major gift to help bring performances to Sussex County. In this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele chats with Delaware Symphony Orchestra executive director Alan Jordan about the gift and the upcoming season. Arts Playlist: Grant aids Delaware Symphony Orchestra expansion

The 2018 edition of the Firefly Music Festival is in the books. It’s seventh year at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway appeared to go well, including what appeared to be a rebound in attendance after what appeared to be a slip in numbers a year ago. Contributor Rob Kalesse was there covering the four […]

Delaware’s Clifford Keith Band is about to release its album “Coastal Highway” June 25th. But area fans can get to hear it first – live – when the band performs the album in its entirety Friday night at Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes. Delaware's The Clifford Keith Band releases first full length Nashville recording

Every Firefly performance for a Delaware band or musical group brings a mix of raw emotions: nerves, excitement, angst and unadulterated joy. For Amillion the Poet, who basically kicked off the seventh annual installment of the four-day music festival, it was a cavalcade of all four. Dover's Amilllion The Poet gets the party started at […]

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lewes presents its 52nd Annual Art Show next month. It’s scheduled for Saturday, July 7th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the streets around the church at Second and Market Streets in downtown Lewes. Arts Playlist: St. Peter's Episcopal Church 52nd annual art show in Lewes

Most hip-hop and rap fans probably aren’t familiar with names like Shawn Corey Carter, Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., O’Shea Jackson, or Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones. But ask them about household names like Jay-Z, Snoop Dog, Ice Cub or Nas, the respective stage names of the aforementioned birth names, and their ears and eyes will […]

A tea caddy collection built over two generations and spanning the period from 1700 to the present day, is now on display at the Historic Houses of Odessa. Marnie Bramble of Chestertown , Maryland started the collection, which includes over 400 pieces, more than a half century ago and got her youngest son Mark hooked […]

Hedy Lamarr may best be known for her starring roles in Hollywood films of the 1930s and 40s, but her legacy reaches far beyond the film industry. Hagley Museum and Library explores Lamarr’s fascinating life Thursday during a free screening of the film “ Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story .” Hagley to host screening of […]

Delaware Shakespeare’s 2018 season kicks off in June and will feature a weekend of scenes at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, plus Much Ado About Nothing at its Summer Festival at Rockwood Park in July and performances of The Merchant of Venice in its 2018 Community Tour . The Longwood Gardens Summer Performance Series […]

The Rehoboth Art League puts the spotlight on the works of 250 young artists starting this weekend. Students from 25 public and private schools are featured in the 22nd Annual “Young at Art” exhibit opening at the Arts League’s campus in Henlopen Acres. For this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele spoke with […]

Delaware has a new 2018 Poetry Out Loud State Champion. 15-year-old Sam McGarvey – a sophomore from Tall Oaks Classical School – emerged from a competitive field of 12 Delaware high school students to earn the title at the State finals in Dover last month. Arts Playlist: Delaware's Poetry Out Loud champion

Opera Delaware, the nation’s 11th oldest professional opera company, is celebrating its 73rd season. And part of that celebration is Opera Delaware’s 2018 Opera Festival, slated for April 28th through May 6th. For this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele sat down with Opera Delaware’s General Director Brendan Cooke to talk about this […]

Phillip C. Showell Elementary School in Selbyville, is teaming up with local artist John Donato to create a special “History of Selbyville” mural in one of the school’s hallways. Students began painting the mural in January and will continue working on it until its unveiled March 7. And the school is also host a series […]

As part of a larger initiative to create artistic exchanges with Chinese artists and art groups, The Delaware Contemporary will host an event next month called “China Pop: Contemporary Year of the Dog.” For this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele sat down with Joseph Gonzales, executive director of The Delaware Contemporary, to […]

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists – Live from Broadway – is coming to Wilmington this week. The Illusionists, Live from Broadway this week at The Playhouse on Rodney Square