Arts & Life

This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the
Delaware Division of the Arts,
a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Arts Playlist: Biggs exhibit chronicles artist’s journey across the country

Emile Klein is a classically trained portrait painter who recently biked through 50 states to document America. Throughout his journey, the artist traded portraits for temporary room and board. While he painted, Klein also recorded conversations with his subjects. The result is a multimedia exhibit, “You’re U.S,” currently on display at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover. ...More

Blue Rocks change owners, eye major improvements

The Wilmington Blue Rocks minor league baseball team has new owners, but the franchise is staying in the family. The Rocks announced Thursday Clark Minker and Main Street Baseball have purchased the club. ...More

Lawmakers, advocates celebrate new First State National Park

Governor Jack Markell and Congressman John Carney joined Senator Tom Carper at the Old Court House in New Castle to celebrate recently passed legislation creating Delaware's first National Park. ...More

Firefly organizers announce three day country festival coming to Dover

Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood will headline the Big Barrel Country Music Festival at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway at the end of June. ...More

Virginia grad student takes Dogfish Head poetry prize

The winner this year was Lucian Mattison, a MFA student in poetry at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. His entry was a collection of poems titled “Peregrine Nation,” which was strongly influenced by his Argentinian heritage. ...More

Wesley College suffers another semifinal disappointment

A slow start doomed Wesley College in its latest trip to the in NCAA Division III football semifinals. The Wolverines fell behind 28-0 in the first quarter and never recovered in a 70-21 loss to Mount Union Saturday. ...More

Enlighten Me: Delaware’s love affair with scrapple

It’s the stuff of childhood memories and greasy breakfasts, and lately, it’s also appearing in everything from eggrolls to craft beer. It’s scrapple, the much-maligned breakfast meat that’s gaining ground. Popular in Delaware all year long, scrapple’s sales soar around the holidays. ...More

Arts Playlist: Expanding educational outreach is latest move in Opera Delaware revamp

Opera Delaware's new Director of Education.Kimberly Doucette says the company’s looking to expand educational programs in an effort to develop the next generation of singers and patrons. ...More

New First State country festival has name and headliners

Organizers say the three-day event at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington August 14-16, 2015 will be known as Delaware Junction with a trio of country superstars set to headline the inaugural edition. ...More

Outdoor ice skating rink comes to Wilmington Riverfront

Starting Saturday, the Riverfront Development Corporation in the city will be operating a temporary open-air ice skating rink at the Justison Landing Green. ...More