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Delaware Public Media's coverage of stories involving the arts in Delaware.

Delaware Public Media' s arts coverage is made possible, in part, by support 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.

Delaware Choral Society

The Delaware Choral Society (DCS) performs Haydn’s The Creation this Sunday at Dover High School.



Mitch Topal

We recently marked Veterans Day, honoring those who have served the country in the military.  But with each passing year there are fewer and fewer surviving veterans of World War II to recognize and thank.  And there fewer opportunities to hear their first hand accounts of that era.

That’s what makes a new book from Mitch Topal worth a read.  It’s called “Against All Odds: The Ray Firmani Story.”

Firmani, an Elsmere resident,  was a 23-year-old Second Lieutenant during World War II and the co-pilot on 25 bombing missions over Germany and France between December 23, 1944 and April 20, 1945.

In this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele interviews Topal and Firmani about “Against All Odds: The Ray Firmani Story” – and starts with an excerpt from the book's forward

Gretchen Hanson

Not just a cookbook, but also a chef’s memoir and short stories wrapped around recipes.

That’s how award-winning chef and former owner of Hobos Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, Gretchen Hanson, describes her new book titled, “When It’s Done: The Making of A Chef.”

Hagley Museum and Library

Privacy worries may feel like a new phenomenon in the digital age. But our ancestors were also worried about it.

And Vanderbilt University associate history professor Sarah Igo is coming to the First State to offer that historical context.



Photo from HOF - A streetscape by Delaware artist Thomas Del Porte, a collection of whose works are now on display through Dec. 30, 2018

There’s a new exhibit at the Historic Odessa Foundation (HOF).

It’s called Time Elemental: An Exploration of the Visual Expression of Thomas Del Porte.



Hagley Museum and Library

A new fund created by the Hagley Museum and Library will honor its former Chief Curator of Library Collections.

Photo from the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation - storm scene being shot from Lewes

The documentary, Kalmar Nyckel: The Forgotten Journey, was recently nominated for a 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy.


In this week’s Arts Playlist, Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele interviews the film’s executive producer, Kalmar Nyckel Foundation senior historian and director of education Sam Heed about the documentary.



Hagley Museum and Library

Hagley Museum and Library’s annual craft fair is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The fair is this weekend, October 20th and 21st.  



The Delaware Contemporary

The Delaware Contemporary is introducing a new concept at its Wilmington Riverfront home.




Melomanie, the Delaware music ensemble known for its pairing of baroque and contemporary styles, celebrates the start of its 26th season with a launch party and concert this weekend.