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 ReINvention at the Whist

Imagine you are in charge of marketing one of Delaware’s most prestigious and storied dining clubs. The question becomes, how do you promote membership of a dining club in a social climate in which face-to-face engagement itself seems ready to go the way of the dinosaur? For Stacey Inglis, Director of Sales and Marketing at the University and Whist Club, the direction forward started when she looked to the past...

Origins at The Delaware Contemporary

Rick Rothrock and Stan Smokler are two names that carry all the alliteration and swagger of DC or Marvel alter egos. The comparison is fitting; in the Delaware art world, Rothrock and Smokler are the superheroes. When The Delaware Contemporary wanted to launch their 40th anniversary year in 2019, they called on the two sculptors to kick off the year’s celebration with a joint exhibition...

A Sign of the Times at Delaware Theatre Company

This past weekend I had the pleasure of enjoying two jukebox musicals right here in my own backyard of Downtown Wilmington and its Riverfront. Both shows feature amazing talent and Top 40 hits we all know, but only one has prospects for the Great White Way...

Mamma Mia photo by Moonloop Photography

City Theater Company’s 25th season kicked-off with Mamma Mia! this past weekend, and it’s one not to miss. Audiences should be prepared to stay downtown this season, however, CTC has moved from their black box digs on the Riverfront to Studio One at The Grand — an intimate and quaint setting that reminds me of my undergrad days at the University of Delaware’s Mitchell Hall...

Troy and Family

The “Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino” comedy train keeps on chugging, much as the titular character does with her favorite wine, Franzia. With sold-out performances all over the mid-Atlantic, comedian and drag performer Troy Hendrickson doesn’t get much of a break from full-time performing these days. We asked this Cab Calloway School of the Arts graduate what holidays are like for him and his family in Wilmington…and we asked Aunt Mary Pat the same!

A Christmas Story The Musical

If one ever wonders how much Americans REALLY love the 1984 movie, A Christmas Story, one need only look to the TBS television network, which began broadcasting a 24-hour Christmas Eve-into-Day marathon of the flick in 1997, a tradition that continues today. In 2013, the nine broadcasts averaged 3.8 million viewers every two hours...

Lauren E. Peters' Studio IN Wilmington

Lauren Peters is not one thing. This is fortunate for her because Peters has painted her own image almost exclusively for the last three years. I met Peters in the parking lot at the Delaware Contemporary, so she could escort me to her studio. In this month of early darkness and never-ending rain, the Warholian colors of her workspace hit me like a jolt of vitamin C...

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