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Shakespeare Day

Three years ago, Delaware Shakespeare celebrated the first Shakespeare Day in front of the Grand Opera House and the crowds shut down Market. This year, the company stayed out of traffic and placed their scene inside the new Chelsea Plaza -- and to that stage, community members from throughout city came to recite lines from all 38 Shakespearean plays. (Chelsea Tavern and UDairy Creamery played their own starring roles, with Chelsea’s Joe Van Horn performing a few lines and the creamery creating a special “Winter’s Tale”-themed pear-flavored ice cream, with pear pieces and a graham swirl.)

Spotlight at the Queen: The Delaware INstitute for the Arts IN Education

Think about the words ‘culture’ and ‘cultivate’. Both come from the Latin root word ‘cultus’ which means ‘care.’ Here in Wilmington, we pride ourselves in our cultural offerings and our vibrant arts scene. But the arts don’t just happen in Wilmington; they are cultivated here—‘cared’ for, starting at a young age. The Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education (DiAE) is a Wilmington-based, non-profit organization that is doing its part to nurture the arts in Delaware...


The ribbon is cut! DECO Wilmington opens for business...

"HONK" If You Like DTC's New Family Production -- We Do!"HONK" If You Like DTC's New Family Production -- We Do!

Have you ever felt like an ugly duckling, like you are different and you don’t fit in? That pretty much describes me from age 9 to age 16. Gangly, with a bad perm and glasses, I devoured stories like The Ugly Duckling to help keep the hope alive that some day I would fit in. 

Remembering Victims of Gun Violence Through Moving Spirituals Performance

Countertenor Augstine (Gus) Mercante offered some perspectives on his long — and sometimes complicated — relationship with the African American spiritual in the program notes of his March 31 concert, There's a Man Going 'Round: Remembering Victims of Gun Violence, as part of The Arts at Trinity series at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wilmington. 

Spaceboy Clothing Voyage

Spaceboy Clothing started its 10-year mission on Market in 2009. Now, one of Market’s most recognizable brands is ‘launching’ again, on a voyage across the street, boldly going into uncharted space (actually, the space formerly occupied by Jerry’s Artarama, but go with us here). In their new location, Spaceboy nearly triples in size. We chatted with Spaceboy owner/founder David Sanchez about going higher, further, faster into his second decade on Market, and how much of that success he owes to Amy Schumer…

Mark Farner

The first African-American dame to be named president of any college in Delaware. Producer dame of 1981’s “Mo' Tea, Miss Ann?,” the first major musical by a Delawarean at the DuPont Playhouse as well as an off-Broadway production. Founder of 2017’s “Stellar Start Up” (as awarded by the Philadelphia Inquirer) and a NAWBO “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award-winning dame. Under the wrong circumstances, a woman would bristle at hearing the word dame, and it might not end well for a fella bandying the term about. (Merriam-Webster defines the word as “a woman of rank, station, or authority,” while recognizing that it is old-fashioned slang.)...


Spaceboy Celebrates 10 Years IN Wilmington

It’s a classic story: two artists get together, discuss their dreams, open a retail shop, and successfully grow into bigger and bigger spaces, frequently expanding their art offerings, and live happily ever after. No, wait, that’s not the way it usually works for artists. But most artists aren’t longtime friends David Sanchez and Noah Merenda, founders of Spaceboy Clothing...