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DART sets Thanksgiving ‘Stuff the Bus’ for Nov. 8-13

Betsy Price Food, Headlines

Michael Thompson packs food donations for DART’s ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign   DART’s 24th annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ food drive for Thanksgiving will run the second week of November, with seven collecting sites around the state. The drive has a goal of collecting 20 tons of non-perishable food for Delawareans who need help with food. It’s slogan is “With  your …

Del Shakes to bring free “Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to Rodney Square

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Eric Mills (here with Krista Apple in 2018’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’ will play Oberon in Del Shakes’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Photo by Alessandra Nicole/Delaware Shakespeare Delaware Shakespeare will host free outdoor performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Rodney Square next month. The group says it will transform Rodney Square into a “magical forest where confused lovers, bumbling …

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Clifford Brown Jazz Fest returns to Rodney Square

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  The 34th annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival returns to Rodney Park Wednesday and will wind up Sunday with a nationally known hip hop dancer and choreographer who was born in Wilmington. During the week, after-concert jam sessions will feature visiting and local musicians. The festival recommends following all state COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing a mask if you’re not vaccinated. …

Clifford Brown jazz fest returns to Rodney Square in August

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival’s 2018 version in Rodney Square.     The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is coming home. The Wilmington event, named for a native trumpeter who died young in a car accident, was livestreamed during the pandemic, but returns to Rodney Square Aug. 4-8. Considered the largest jazz festival  on the East Coast, it will feature local …

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Purzycki hints Caesar Rodney statue will return to square

Betsy Price Don't Miss, Featured, Government & Politics, Headlines, Scene About Town

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki celebrates opening of Rodney Square splash pad fountains   As Wilmington officials celebrated the continued refurbishment of Rodney Square, Mayor Mike Purzycki said future changes may include the return of the statue of Declaration of Independence signer Caesar Rodney. “One of these days we might find a statue back here,” Purzycki said at the end of …