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.

UD, DSU fizzle in first week of college football season

The University of Delaware and Delaware State University felt flat in their respective season openers. UD never got off the ground in a 62-0 loss to Pitt at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. DSU started strong at Monmouth, but fell apart in the second half of a 52-21 loss. ...More

DSU and UD open their 2015 football seasons Saturday

It’s week one of the college football season and both Delaware State University and the University of Delaware will begin the year away from home. DSU travels to Monmouth for its 2015 opener, while UD is at the University of Pittsburgh. ...More

Arts Playlist: Wilmington’s Maggie Gabbard seeks to step into spotlight with “Luminosity”

First albums rarely arrive catchier or more radio ready than "Luminosity," the pop music debut from Wilmington musician, Maggie Gabbard. Produced by Hockessin-based producer and musician Ritchie Rubini (formerly of the Delaware based Caulfields), "Luminosity" follows Gabbard’s four song EP two years ago. Now, the 19-year-old hopes to take her career to the next level with the release of her first full-length effort. ...More

Dates for 2015 NASCAR weekends in Dover announced

Dover will again welcome NASCAR to the First State twice next year. NASCAR released its 2015 schedule Tuesday and Dover International Speedway is slated to host a pair of tripleheader race weekends. ...More

Brock and Blue Hens ready to rely on youth in 2015

The University of Delaware and second year head coach Dave Brock kick-off their 2015 football season this weekend with one of the program's youngest squads in years. ...More

Gov. Markell signs bill addressing sudden cardiac arrest in scholastic athletes

Coaches and officials in the First State will now be better equipped to respond to student-athletes who go into sudden cardiac arrest during games or practice. A new law mandates all head coaches receive CPR certification and training on use of defibrillator. Athletes will also fill out questionnaires regarding heart health before playing sports. ...More

Milton Theatre and Dogfish Head host to indie rock royalty

Milton-based brewery Dogfish Head has teamed up with indie rock band Guided By Voices for a special limited edition Imperial lager called "Beer Thousand" named for the band's critically acclaimed 1994 record Bee Thousand. To celebrate the new brew, the band visited Sussex County last week to perform at the recently reopened Milton Theater. ...More

Kent Co. animal shelter pushes to reach adoption goal

First State Animal Shelter and SPCA needs to adopt out a few hundred more animals to be recognized in a national adoption contest. The Camden-based organization is taking part in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100,000 Adoption Challenge, which encourages shelters to top their numbers from 2013. ...More

Arts Playlist: Top homegrown artists showcased at Biggs Museum

Each year since 1980, the Delaware Division of the Arts has awarded fellowships to homegrown talent, handing out grants to painters, photographers, sculptors, writers, musicians and craft artisans. The fellows are chosen by jurors from hundreds of entries. And each year, the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover invites the winners to showcase their work in the state’s only group exhibition honoring their combined accomplishment. ...More

Restaurateur and philanthropist Matt Haley dies

Prominent Sussex County restaurateur and philanthropist Matt Haley has died as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in India Monday. The 2014 recipient of the 2014 James Beard Humanitarian Award had just begun what was to be a six-week humanitarian mission through northwestern India and Nepal. ...More