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Courtesy of People's Festival

Last weekend was the 24th annual People’s Festival in Wilmington.

It’s a tribute to reggae legend Bob Marley, who lived in the city at times during the 60s and 70s.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with festival co-founder Genny Pitts about the festival’s humble origins, and her friendship with the Marley family.

Photo by Joe del Tufo

Tickets are now on sale for the Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concert season.


Fort DuPont Redevelopment Corporation

The Fort DuPont Redevelopment Corporation is hosting its first-ever music festival this September.


The one-day “Fortify Music Fest” is set for Saturday, September 29th, on the grounds of Fort DuPont, now a historical, mixed-use community.


Courtesy of the Delaware Historical Society. © Hank Willis Thomas. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

The Delaware Art Museum is opening a new exhibition that reflects on the 1968 occupation of Wilmington by the National Guard.


Photo courtesy of Joe del Tufo

If you head to the Wilmington Riverfront for July 4th festivities Wednesday, you can take in a concert celebrating American music.



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The Music School of Delaware is celebrating a year of unprecedented growth and community support for its new Milford Branch location.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

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.