Miss Delaware Kayla Martell’s mission. Plus, meet the face behind Facemate, get a read on Dionne Warwick’s co-writer, and picture Kevin Fleming’s wild kingdom.
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Celebrating with Dionne
Local producer David Wooley has written another book with legendary singer Dionne Warwick, but their story doesn’t end there.
David Freeman Wooley has produced Dionne Warwick’s shows for 20 years. Now they are successful writing partners, too. Their first book, “Say a Little Prayer,” was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in 2009. Their latest, “My Life, As I See It,” is on bookshelves now. The biography details Warwick’s journey from singing in church at age 6 to becoming one of the most celebrated voices in the world. Wooley’s latest production was Warwick’s 50th anniversary gala at Lincoln Center in October. “The show was phenomenal,” he says. Known across the country, he’s a bit of a mystery at home in Wilmington. He’s a respected producer, having worked with Wynton Marsalis and The O’Jays. He also has booked such luminaries as Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Queen Latifah, The Temptations and Lou Rawls in Delaware. An adjunct professor at Wilmington University since 1996, Wooley has taught marketing to hundreds. “Collaborating on this book with Dionne Warwick has been an amazing journey,” he says. “She’s a phenomenal woman who is truly a living legend and a global icon.” “My Life, As I See It,” published by Simon & Schuster, is available at major bookstores. —Maria Hess
Page 4: Wild Kingdom | Photographer Keving Fleming's first book of wildlife photography, "Wild Delaware," was hugely popular. For "Wild Delmarva," Fleming has expanded his focus. The result? Simply wild.