Stephen Beaudoin will take over as president and CEO of the Music School of Delaware on Feb. 5, 2024. 

Music School of Delaware has new leader after 24 years

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

After a quarter century, the Music School of Delaware has a new leader.  Stephen Beaudoin, who’s had decades of work in music, education, business and social impact, has been picked as the school’s new president and chief executive officer. “This opportunity feels very alive to me, and very aligned with my values and the kind of impact I hope to …

the heavy heavy

Heavy Heavy heads to Arden Gild Hall Friday

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The Brits are coming … to Arden Gild Hall. The Heavy Heavy, a retro rock band from Brighton, England, will play an outdoor concert in the north Delaware community Friday, Aug. 18. “I would say they kind of have an early 70s rock sound influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Crosby, Stills and Nash,” said Ron Ozer, executive director of the hall. “They …

Wilmington Children's Chorus

Wilmington Children’s Chorus heads to Germany, Austria

Staff WriterCulture, Headlines

   Members of the Wilmington Children’s Chorus are bound for Wilmington’s sister city of Fulda, Germany on the first leg of a two-week tour. This exchange marks the 12-year anniversary of the collaboration between the chorus their counterpart in Fulda, Germany, the Jugendsinfonieorchester Fulda (Fulda Youth Orchestra) and the sixth cultural exchange. The first trip occurred in 2011, when 30 …

Angelique Kidjo among Clifford Brown Jazz Fest performers

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  Four-time Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo will be the opening headliner for the first night of the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival. which is being held June 21-24. Joining her will be Marquis Hill and Monty Alexander and the Harlem Kingston Express. The Jazz Festival, sponsored by the City of Wilmington, is the largest free jazz outdoor festival on the East …

Darnell Miller

Darnell Miller’s Birthday Jam


Local musician Darnell Miller celebrates his birthday in Royal fashion with a big ol’ jam at The Queen! Enjoy a night of Darnell’s originals and special collaborations with his musical friends. Located in The Crown at The Queen. All ages, doors open at 6PM, show starts at 6:30 PM. All support acts are subject to change without notice. aminaali

Delaware Symphony Orchestra

Delaware Symphony, musicians hail contract as ‘new chapter’

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  Strike up the band: The Delaware Symphony and its musicians union have reached a contract agreement that both sides are hailing as a milestone in their relationship. The American Federation of Musicians Local 21 — whose members perform with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra — have unanimously approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement renewal. It will be in effect until …


Firefly releases daily lineup, one-day passes available Friday

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

Not everyone wants to trudge through the mud and muck for all four days of Dover’s Firefly Music Festival. For those who don’t, organizers on Monday released each day’s lineup, including headliners.  Single-day passes will go on sale Friday, July 15.  The annual festival, which takes place at The Woodlands of Dover Motor Speedway, will be held from Thursday, Sept. …


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. …


She turned her back on organ music, only to become concert soloist

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Concert organist Nicole Keller said the largest organ she ever played was the 17,000-pipe Passau organ. Photo by Eric Mot/Unsplash Nicole Keller’s mother played the organ. So did her grandmother. “So, of course, I never wanted to touch the instrument for the longest time,” said Keller. With a father who was a minister in African Methodist Episcopal Church and a …