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The Grand chooses from inside for new executive director

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

  Longtime Grand Opera House administrator Pamelyn Manocchio will head the downtown Wilmington theater when the current executive editor bikes into retirement in September. Manocchio, who has been working at The Grand since 2006 in a variety of roles, most recently has served as managing director. Executive Director Mark Fields will continue to work with Manocchio through the end of …


Symphony’s new season will include ‘Cold Mountain,’ ‘Harry Potter’

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  The Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming season will celebrate the 20th anniversary of maestro David Amado, include a world premiere, feature a concert of movie music — and return to Sussex County performances. “The DSO and I have planned a gorgeous, wide-ranging season — from Beethoven to Harry Potter, and most things in between,” said Amado in a press release. …

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Conference hailing Black musicians, composers taking place in Wilmington

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The Choir School of Delaware is helping to organize a conference celebrating Black music in all genres.   For four days this week, Grace United Methodist Church in Wilmington will be alive with the sounds of the first conference ever designed to shine a light on the contributions and accomplishments of Black musicians and composers. “Bent, but not Broken,” will …

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Wilmington photography exhibit to focus on reimagined downtown

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

This portrait of photographers, from left, Julian Willingham, Andre Wright Jr., Sara A. Crawford and Shakira Hunt will be in ‘Downtown Reimagined.’ Photo by Joe del Tufo/Moonloop Photography   A sidewalk photography exhibit opening Friday by four Wilmington photographers offering a series of portraits capturing the creative and vibrant downtown culture. Showing work in “Downtown Reimagined” exhibit are Joe del …

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$10 million bequest to fund 80 annual Del. Music School scholarships

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer, at microphone, was one of many officials expressing their gratitude for the bequest.   A Wilmington music lover has left $10 million to the Music School of Delaware, a donation officials call transformative and say will help fund 80 scholarships a year in perpetuity. Mary Ellen Northrop, a tax analyst who also played …