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Conference hailing Black musicians, composers taking place in Wilmington

Betsy Price Culture, 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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A baker’s dozen of things to look forward to in 2022

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis visiting Winterthur’s Montmorenci foyer while she was First Lady.   From golf pros descending on Wilmington Country Club, to new shows and amenities at area theaters and cultural institutions, to the latest restaurant moves, Delaware has a lot to look forward to in 2022. With the end of the year fogged by a surge of COVID-19 testing …

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Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – December 23, 2021

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY Winterthur’s 2022 Jackie O exhibit to be based on letters in archive Down Syndrome Association cafe hopes to train workers for another job DelDOT announces completion of Route 141 road projects Rising COVID cases force postponement of New Year’s Eve concert Traveling for Christmas? Here are some things you should know Longwood wins best …

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Winterthur’s 2022 Jackie O exhibit to be based on letters in archive

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

This tree in Winterthur’s Yuletide tour recreates one that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis created in the White House. Winterthur’s big exhibit for 2022 will bring Jackie O to Delaware. “Jacqueline Kennedy and Henry Francis du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House,” which runs May 7 to Jan. 8, 2023, will follow the former First Lady and the country’s biggest collector of …

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Santa brings back many beloved area Christmas traditions

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens’ 2021 Christmas display focuses on a Fire and Ice theme. Photo by Becca Mathias   Christmas tours and displays that were curtailed or eliminated by the pandemic last year are back in more of the holiday spirit this year. Some features are still on hold, and masking and social distancing may limit attendance and activities.  (Edwards Christmas Village, …

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Winterthur names longtime gardening guru Chris Strand as new CEO

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Winterthur’s longtime head of gardening has been named the estate’s new director   Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library broke a long tradition of searching for new blood to head the former du Pont estate by naming its longtime gardening chief Chris Strand as the new director and CEO. Strand had been serving as the Brown Harrington director of Garden and …

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Longtime Winterthur Museum curator Linda Eaton dies

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Linda Eaton   Linda Eaton, a longtime textiles curator at Winterthur Museum, Gardens and Library, has died. Eaton, the retired John T. and Marjorie McGraw director of collections, had worked at Winterthur for more than 30 years, retiring at the end of 2020. She died from a long-term illness, according to a press release from Winterthur. At the former du …

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With weekend Artisan Market a success, Winterthur plans to do it again

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

About 4,000 people turned out over the weekend to see Winterthur’s first Artisan Market. Winterthur Museum’s Artisan Market will return next year. The inaugural event over the weekend was a raging success, despite Saturday temperatures in the 90s with a  heat index from 102 to 105. Even with those withering temps, a line of marketgoers stretched from the visitors center …