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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.

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.


Hagley Museum and Library

The Hagley Museum and Library has acquired the Frank E. Schoonover Negatives Collection from the Delaware Art Museum.

The Schoonover Collection documents the life and work of the noted artist and illustrator who was part of the golden age of magazine illustration between 1890 to 1940.



Delaware Symphony Orchestra

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra wraps up its 2017-2018 Classics Series with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 this Friday.

Delaware College of Art & Design

Delaware College of Art and Design will have a new president starting August 1st.


Jean Dahlgren was recently hired from a pool of more than 40 applicants identified during a nationwide search.



Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Three Winterthur-University of Delaware graduate fellows are working to restore a historic map from the University's collection.

Delmarva Power

Delmarva Power is looking to give a New Castle County high school student’s artwork a unique opportunity to be seen publicly - and prominently.


The East Coast’s largest free Jazz fest will feature R&B singer-songwriter Brian McKnight, Cuban Jazz icon Arturo Sandoval, Wilmington natives Ernie Watts and Sara Lazarus, and more.

Historic Odessa Foundation

A tea caddy collection built over two generations and spanning the period from 1700 to the present day, is now on display at the Historic Houses of Odessa.


Marnie Bramble of Chestertown, Maryland started the collection, which includes over 400 pieces, more than a half century ago and got her youngest son Mark hooked on her hobby.

The caddies made from silver, porcelain, pewter, creamware, pearlware, paper mache, tortoise shell, ivory and fine woods.

In our Arts Playlist , we learn more about the collection as Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele chats with Mark Bramble and the Historic Odessa Foundation’s assistant curator Brian Miller.

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Creative District Wilmington’s “Rock Lot” kicked off its first full season of programming last night with dancing monks and a drum circle.

The West Center City pocket park was filled with music by the visiting Dancing Monks of Assam, a circle of amateur drummers and a crowd of jubilant onlookers.