Stormy and Stimulating

Chat about Delaware’s arts and entertainment scene.


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Welcome to Delaware Today’s arts blog, the spot to dish on the many cultural opportunities available to Delaware audiences. We’ll cover as many genres as possible, and note cool events offered by organizations large and small, in all three counties.

In the next several weeks alone, The Grand Opera House is hosting smokin’ musicians and performers like Rickie Lee Jones, Lewis Black, Jesse Cook, Keb’ Mo’ and Lyle Lovett. But seriously, this is just for starters. The whole year’s lineup rocks. Check it out at TheGrandWilmington.org.

But, FIRST ...

Watch for “First,WHYY-TV’S new magazine-format show dedicated to what else, The First State. The program is aired Fridays at 10 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m., Sundays on WHYY-TV’s Y Info channel, and streams at http://www.whyy.org/video. If you’re a Comcast subscriber, you can watch “First” anytime with On-Demand.

My thanks to senior publicist Brian Rossiter and all the folks at WHYY for letting me watch a taping on Wednesday. John Mussoni, managing editor and executive producer, was most gracious, too. Now that I’ve seen super hosts Stephanie Aldrich, Tom Byrne and Bill Cook in action, I’m sure the show will be successful. We don’t want to lose our local voice, and I can’t think of better “voices” to represent Delaware.

Look for a larger piece on “First” in the December issue of Delaware Today. In the meantime, tune in and watch extensive interviews with newsmakers, in-depth pieces on Delaware trends and culture, and fun and informative chat with invited guests.

More on “First” later.

Kevin Ramsey is Back

The long-awaited Delaware Theatre Company’s opener is finally here. And we have been waiting and waiting and waiting for this, especially since the one and only Kevin Ramsey (of “Sam Cooke Forever Mr. Soul” fame) returns with the East Coast premiere of “Fire on the Bayou: A Mardi Gras Musical Extravaganza.”

The show, told through the eyes of Hurricane Katrina survivors, rocks the music and spirit of Ramsey’s hometown of New Orleans. Ramsey conceived and directed the production, too. If you are not moved by this show, you can’t be moved.

Welcome back, Mr. Ramsey. We’ll be there.

Contact info: The show runs October 14 thru November 1. delawaretheatre.org or 594-1100

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