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Piff the Magic Dragon, Damien Escobar

America’s Got Talent has been a launching pad for many successful careers for both winners and non-winners–Terry Fator, Grace VaanderWaal, Paul Zerdin, Jackie Evancho, to name a few. This coming weekend is your chance to catch two stellar performances from alums of the show as AGT lands #inWilm with back-to-back evenings at The Grand featuring Piff the Magic Dragon and violin virtuoso Damien Escobar on November 22nd and November 23rd, respectively. We caught up with Piff and Damien as they make their way to Wilmington to get their INsight on life, show biz, their influences and everything IN between. 

Darnell Miller and Angela Sheik, I Survived by Darnell Miller & Angela Sheik

As I connect the audio jack into my stereo and plug the other end into my cell phone, I open my Spotify app and search for a song titled: “I Survived.” Across my screen the song artwork is a scene depicting a threatening sky and troubled waters, the song title, displayed in big bold letters hovering over the sea, seems to foreshadow the journey to come. I hit play, and a tinkling piano evokes  a feeling of childlike vulnerability...

Audrey Babcock stars IN Beyond Carmen at OperaDelaware, Audrey Babcock stars IN Beyond Carmen at OperaDelaware

Beyonce. Anika Noni Rose. Olympians Katarina Witt and Brian Boitano. Dorothy Dandridge. Harry Belafonte. Pearl Bailey. There’s a reason these attractive contemporary icons have been attached to works inspired by Georges Bizet’s 1875 French opera: Carmen’s “Habanera” and “Toreador Song” are among the most widely known of all operatic arias, and the story is a passionate one. SPOILER ALERT: like a lot of opera, somebody important dies in the end...

 

Jet Phynx: Changing The Narrative

The former musician, now a filmmaker, sees big things in Wilmington’s future—maybe even Beyoncé...

Halloween Loop Costume Ball - photos provided by New Market Wilm, Halloween Loop Costume Ball - photos provided by New Market Wilm, Halloween Loop Costume Ball - photos provided by New Market Wilm, Halloween Loop Costume Ball - photos provided by New Market Wilm, Halloween Loop Costume Ball - photos provided by New Market Wilm

“About three years ago, I got an offer to open for Pat Benatar at The Grand Opera House and I was able to retell that story on stage. ‘So, you know, the last time I was on this stage, and I had toilet seat around my neck. And I wanted to officially apologize and we can move on.’” Forty years ago, the Out & About Halloween Loop started on Market, and as loops are wont to do, things have come full circle. The costumed crowds invaded The Queen last weekend for a celebration of the Halloween spirit that felt like a homecoming, with four classic Delaware bands on stage...

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