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Just over six months ago, Philadelphia-based World Café Live ended its six-year partnership with Wilmington’s Queen Theater. But show goes on at one of Delaware’s top venues as Live Nation, the global entertainment company, moved in and is slowly making a home for itself on Market Street.

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Wilmington’s Rodney Square is decorated and ready for holiday caroling and the tree lighting celebration Tuesday night.

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The First State is mourning the loss of one of its sports legends.

The state is saying goodbye to Tubby Raymond, who died Friday at the age of 92.

The University of Delaware men’s hoop team hosts a top 10 opponent – and a familiar face this weekend.

The Blue Hens welcome 9th ranked Notre Dame and former UD coach Mike Brey to the Carpenter Center Saturday.

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The Delaware Public Archives opened its Great War in The First State exhibition this week—honoring the contributions made by Delawareans during World War I.

Smyrna and Delmar are celebrating state championships in high school football.

State titles in high school football are on the line Saturday.

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250 years ago, “Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies” were published.

The series of 12 letters appeared throughout the winter of 1768 in colonial newspapers, laying out the Colonies’ common cause against The British Crown and Parliament in an effort to create unifying message to rally around.

The man behind those letters, simply signed “ A Farmer,” was John Dickinson, a well-educated lawyer with Quaker beliefs who called Kent County – then a part of Pennsylvania – his home.  For this work, Dickinson would earn the title of “Penman of the Revolution.”

To mark the letters’ 250th anniversary – the State of Delaware has created a website and will offer a variety of Dickinson related events and programs over the coming months.

In this month’s History Matters, produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society,  Delaware Public Media's Tom Byrne visited the John Dickinson Plantation to chat with with Vertie Lee,  historic interpreter at the Plantation, and Doug Denison from the Department of State to discuss Dickinson, his letters and the state’s plans to celebration the anniversary of their publication.

For a second straight season, Wesley College’s football season ends in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament.

The Wolverines, ranked 13th in the nation, fell at number 10 Brockport 49-28 Saturday.

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The state is slashing prices today for Black Friday, but the deals don’t have anything to do with shopping. In fact, they’re meant to help Delawareans who want to avoid the shopping frenzy.