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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.

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The 2018 edition of the Firefly Music Festival is in the books.  It’s seventh year at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway appeared to go well, including what appeared to be a rebound in attendance after what appeared to be a slip in numbers a year ago.

Contributor Rob Kalesse was there covering the four day event for us, checking out the local act performing, Dover based hip-hop artist Amilion The Poet, and telling us about the addition of Newark’s Rainbow Records to the already popular Dogfish Head tent – a Firefly staple.

He visited The Green this week to offer his take on this year’s event.

The Clifford Keith Band

Delaware’s Clifford Keith Band is about to release its album “Coastal Highway” June 25th.

But area fans can get to hear it first - live - when the band performs the album in its entirety Friday night at Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes.



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A Charter School of Wilmington student earned a scholarship for a book she wrote.


16 year-old Faith Kim's book, "True Colors," won this year’s Diverse Minds Writing Challenge contest for Delaware and Maryland students.

Rob Kalesse / Delaware Public Media

Every Firefly performance for a Delaware band or musical group brings a mix of raw emotions: nerves, excitement, angst and unadulterated joy. For Amillion the Poet, who basically kicked off the seventh annual installment of the four-day music festival, it was a cavalcade of all four.

Biggs Museumof American Art

The Delaware Division of the Arts honors 17 Artist Fellows this week.



Photo of 2017 Art Show courtesy of Barbara Hames

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lewes presents its 52nd Annual Art Show next month.


It’s scheduled for Saturday, July 7th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the streets around the church at Second and Market Streets in downtown Lewes.



The 51st annual Art Show in Lewes in 2017 (Photo courtesy of Barbara Hames)

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lewes is sponsoring its 52nd Annual Art Show next month.


Most hip-hop and rap fans probably aren’t familiar with names like Shawn Corey Carter, Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., O’Shea Jackson, or Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones. But ask them about household names like Jay-Z, Snoop Dog, Ice Cub or Nas, the respective stage names of the aforementioned birth names, and their ears and eyes will perk up.

At first glance, Amillion The Poet, Dover’s own author/artist tabbed to play Firefly Music Festival, seems to have been cut from the same cloth: a hip-hop/soul artist with a bombastic stage name.

UD Symphony Orchestra

The UD Symphony Orchestra heads to China this week for a concert tour.

The 90 member orchestra will spend 12 days in China playing halls of Beijing, XiAn, WuXi and Shanghai.



Moonloop Photography/ Joe del Tufo and Jim Coarse / Ladybug Music Festival

The line up is set for the Wilmington edition of the all female-fronted Ladybug Music Festival this July.

Twin sisters Nalani and Sarina and LA-based Lauren Ruth Ward will headline the free, two-day festival of more than 75 female-fronted acts.