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November 15th, 2015

Destination? Delaware Auctioneers Association, Oyster & Dumpling Dinner, Felton Fire House, Station #48, Felton, Kent County, Delaware

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This was new to me.  Thanks to my friend, Dick Bryan, I went to the Oyster & Dumpling Dinner and annual event at the Felton Fire House, Station #48 in Felton, Delaware.  This is Kent County and the heart of agrigulture in Southern Delaware.  Deer season opened on Friday, but there were plenty attending this event….I could not wait to have the dumplings.

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You can find the Delaware Auctioneers Association on Facebook.

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There was a live auction, and also a silent auction.  And, a gun raffle for a Benelli shotgun and a 357 Mag pistol.  The Delaware Auctioneers Association focuses in preserving the auction industry.

Every auctioneer has its own technique…not so.  Almost all auctioneers learn to end their bid calling in exactly the same way.  The chant repeats numbers and filler words as the auctioneer conducts an auction.

The Chant denotes both the “have” and the “want”.  The “have” is the amount that is a bid.  The “want” is the amount the auctioneer wishes someone to bid.  When the auctioneer is about to sell the item, he slightly inflects his or her voice, and say the “want”,  almost as a question, “want?”.  Then, if no bid comes in, the next word is “sold” and then the “have” and then the “buyer” which is usually a bid number.

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There was a silent auction.  You were to use your bid number to place your bids.  Lots of interesting things from gadgets to wine.

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In the Live auction there were larger items such as the following.

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The dinner was going to be family style.  Our table was so excited with the anticipation of oysters and dumplings.  And the kitchen was ready for us, as well.

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These ladies were fast….serving, green beans, chicken salad, cole slaw, mashed potatoes and gravy, fried oysters and dumplings….OMG so delish!!

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Here is my plate….so good.  Seconds and Thirds.

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Money was raised, the bid calling competition took place…customers were happy and our table was so much fun!!

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And until next year when the 6th Annual Delaware Auctioneers Association will take place.  Stay tuned.

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February 10th, 2015

Chowdown For Charity, Next Gen South, Delaware Community Foundation, Fundraising Event, Southern Delaware, Kent & Sussex Counties, Food Tasting, Voting, Wall of Wine, Silent Auction, Fun=Fundraising, Same Time Next Year!!

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Here we were, the usual suspects….we do have a younger suspect, Jade!!  We were ready to Chowdown for Charity, an event that took place on Friday, February 6th, at Baywood Greens Golf Course in Long Neck, Delaware.  It was an evening of food tasting, voting and mingling.  Much loved local chefs were cooking for a cause….Next Gen South of the Delaware Community Foundation, http://www.delcf.org. This is a non-profit board of young professionals from Kent & Sussex Counties that was founded in 2012.

Next Gen South selects an area of focus every 2 years based on what is needed in our communities.  Presently, the focus is and has been for the past 2 years, Children’s Mental Health.  This is one fundraising event that lets this organization award grants to local organizations on an annual basis.  Next Gen South might be young but in 2014 they awarded $15,000 to:  Delaware Guidance Services, Delaware State University, The Seaford House.

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Chefs were ready for the guests….remember we were given 3 tickets to put on our favorites.  A friendly competition would be taking place.

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ABBOTT’S ON BROAD CREEK – This restaurant is located in Laurel; http://www.abbottsgrillde.com.  It is a sister restaurant to Abbot’s Grill in Milford.  Chef Ryan Cunningham was serving Smoked Strip Loin with a Scallop Vinaigrette & Coriander Popcorn.

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Loved the addition of the popcorn to the tender beef.  Ryan asked us to come to Laurel for a real treat this year.

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a(MUSE.) – Located in Dowtown Rehoboth Beach, http://www.amuse-rehoboth.com.  Hari was hard at work, but always explaining exactly what he is cooking.  Pumpernickel Pasta?  OMG!! This pasta tasted just like pumpernickel bread.  You had to be there to experience it, but Hari said he has it at the restaurant, among other amazing tasting pasta flavors.  It was served with Brussel Sprouts, Pastrami Beef Cheek, Charred Onion & Pickled Mustard Seed.

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The pasta was cooked to perfection and the other flavors complemented already a winning central ingredient.

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LUPO DI MARE – Located in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, http://www.lupodimarerehoboth.com.  This restaurant is part of the family of SODEL Concepts restaurants and started by the late and much missed Matt Haley.

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They were serving Rustic Meatballs, Parmesan Polenta with Tomato Gravy.  I can’t make a good meatball, so always enjoy little morsels like these ones.  They did tell us that this was not their signature meatball…prepared exclusively for this event.

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PAPA GRANDE’S – Two locations:  Downtown Rehoboth Beach and Fenwick Island.  A Delaware coastal taqueria.  http://www.papagrandes.com/rehoboth.  Papa Grande’s is also part of the SODEL family of restaurants.

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I love Scrapple!!  And, this is what they were serving…House Scrapple Tostada, Hibiscus Jelly, Apple Radish Jimaca Salad, Corn Chip.  Having had their scrapple taco last year….of course just by looking at these tostadas, I knew they were going to have an awesome taste.

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They asked if we had had their Duck Scrapple….and that they were planning on a crab scrapple this summer….can’t wait.

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THE BRICK HOTEL RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Located in Georgetown on The Circle, http://www.brickhotelrestaurant.com.  The chefs were serving Black Cherry Braised Beef with a Root Vegetable Puree & Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

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The black cherry flavored was detected on the braised beef.  It was cooked in a 250 degree oven for 6 hours.  It melted in your mouth.  Totally delish!

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THE WALL OF WINE –  This has become very popular at events.  Wine aficionados love it….more so if they get a prized bottle of wine.  You pay $20 and then get to choose a wrapped bottle of wine from the wall.  You might get the $10 bottle or a very expensive bottle.  A ticket was also given for a raffle….a bottle of Dom Perignon at the end of the evening!!

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BAYWOOD CLUBHOUSE RESTAURANT – Located in Long Neck, http://www.baywoodgreens.com/restaurant.

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Stuffed Pork Pinwheel!! Pop them in your mouth.  They would be perfect for a party.

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NAGE BISTRO & WINE BAR – Located on Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) in Rehoboth Beach, http://www.nagerb.com.

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This pastrami was made out of tuna, on a pumpernickel crouton, caraway sauerkraut, spicy mustard….definitely one of my true favorites of the evening.

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Next stop?  BETHANY BLUES, LEWES…Located on Costal Highway (Rt. 1), http://www.bethanyblues.com/lewes.

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I love St. Louis Ribs more than any other rib.  That’s what they were serving.  Smoked St. Louis Ribs, caramelized in a Habanero Apple Cider, served with a Jalapeno Slaw.  Got those tastebuds dancing immediately!!

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TOUCH OF ITALY – A trattoria, salumeria and pasticeria….http://www.touchofitaly.com.  These restaurants can be found in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, and Ocean City, Maryland.

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Making mozzarella…it looked time consuming, but also relaxing.  Take a look.

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Smaller mozzarella balls were served with rosemary and EVOO!!

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ESPUMA RESTAURANT & MARTINI BAR – Located in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, http://www.espuma-restaurant.com Chef Jay Caputo was serving Spanish Style Clam Chowder topped with Potato Foam and Scallion Powder.

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The biscuits were filled with the creamy, and well seasoned clam chowder.  I liked it a lot.

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Love this tapas eating style….grazing here or there!!  We tried them all!!  Next!!

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FINS FISH HOUSE & RAW BAR – In Downtown Rehoboth Beach and with a sister restaurant on Coastal Highway, http://www.finsrawbar.com.  Another time consuming dish is making risotto.

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FINS did a great job with their Crab & Shrimp Risotto.  It was delicious!!

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LAST STOP!!

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THE ROOKERY – Located in Milford…2 golf course locations, Milton and Milford, http://www.rookerygolf.com.  We finished our Chowdown with a treat of Ahi Tuna with a Ginger Lime Soy, served over a Seaweed Salad, Cucumber & Wasabi Tobiko.  Excellent ending!!

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We then continued to listen to DJ Jimmy Young, who provided great entertaining throughout the evening.  Plenty of items on the silent auction raising funds for a great cause.

Have a good one!!

THE WINNER?  a(MUSE.)  Congratulations!!

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January 26th, 2015

Dover Eats! Flavor of India, Dover, Delaware, Restaurant, Review, Northern Indian Cuisine, Southern Delaware, Kent County

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The aroma of Indian food; coriander, curries, dry red chillies, turmeric, fennel….sooo good.  Only a few Indian restaurants in Delaware and one of them, Flavor of India, is located at 348 North Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.  Tel. 302-677-0121.  Website?  http://www.flavorofindiade.com.  It is in the same building with a separate entrance from the Motel 8.  Believe me, the restaurant is really good.

They are open 7 days a week.  Dine in or take out.

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Stopped to pick up some take-out and gave Tony the news that my husband, John, had passed away on August 31, 2013.  He was truly shocked and could not believe it.  John and I enjoyed eating at Flavor of India and also enjoyed talking to Tony.

I picked up Lamb Saagwala, which had lamb pieces and fresh spinach cooked in an Indian spicy herbal sauce.  I also picked up some Lamb Pasanda, an authentic dish from northern India. In northern India the curries are thick and the gravies are very creamy.  The basmati rice is awesome with a rich aroma…..you cannot find that rice in Rehoboth Beach…Flavor of India have their own connections.

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In the past when dining in I have ordered the pappadom, which is like a flat bread.  Sauces are brought to the table for dipping.  You can also eat it by itself.

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And dishes like the Goat Masala, which my husband loved.  Most of the goat dishes have a bone.

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And, Lamb Zafrani…one of my favorites.

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I took home for dessert Gajar Halwa, which is mainly made with carrots….sweet and very interesting taste.  Have had it before and still like it.  Served warm.

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The sense of taste is so acute and amazing….trying the foods from northern India with so many different spices, each hitting at the right time.  So, if you have a craving for Indian food, or just want something different, go and visit Tony at Flavor of India.  I keep telling him they should open a restaurant in Rehoboth Beach.

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Note:  Flavor of India continues to receive awards for being a true representation of Indian food with great service, delicious food, and reasonable prices.  They are also aware of customers with gluten free allergies.

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September 14th, 2014

Destination? Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, At The Water’s Edge, Delaware Beaches, Coastal Delaware, Sussex County, Southern Delaware

On a day like today, I was walking the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  The Boardwalk is an award winning one.  Walking right along the Atlantic Ocean.  It was somewhat cool, it was already fall.  Some were on the beach, playing.  Kids never get cold; they just run around loving a day at the beach.

Then, at the water’s edge there were a group of people, mingling along with others trying to feel how cold the water was.  The group attracted my attention.  And, I took my camera out.

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I started to get closer.  The family was Amish.  The Amish community closest to us is in the Dover area, or Kent County, about 40 minutes north of Rehoboth Beach.  I got a little closer still.  There were 2 other people taking photos, but I think they were just taking in the scenery.

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Then I stood pretty close, but giving them their privacy.  Standing at the water’s edge, watching the waves roll in.  A serenity of sorts.  A penny for their thoughts.  It is one of my favorite photos.

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Have a great day!!

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July 19th, 2014

Destination? Delaware State Fair, Harrington, Delaware, Kent County, Food, Rides, Entertainers, Agricultural Exhibits, “Bigger and Better Than Ever”, The Delaware State Fair Celebrates its 95th Year!!

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The origins of the Delaware State Fair go back 95 years when it started as a way to promote and encourage agriculture and to have something fun for the rural communities within Delaware.  It is a true American Classic.  When it opened its doors on July 27th, 1920, admission was 25 cents for children 6 to 12 and 50 cents for adults.  Parking was 25 cents.  The Fair had a net profit of $43.90.  The phrase “Bigger and Better Than Ever” came because after such a success, plans were in place to make it “Bigger and Better Than Ever” the following year.  And….the Fair continues bringing residents and visitors a time of pure family fun.

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So many people are involved in making the Delaware State Fair a success, but these 2 gentlemen are the ones responsible for making it “Bigger and Better Than Ever” every year.  On the left hand side of the photo is the Best General Manager, Bill diMondi, and on the right is the Best President of the Board, Ron Draper.  Big smiles on their faces as the Delaware State Fair opened on Thursday with new additions of vendors, a new free App., a finished  Plaza, cool lights, and a Beer and Wine Garden called The Roost!  For everything you would want to know about the Fair, please visit http://www.delawarestatefair.com.  Find it on Facebook and Twitter and other social media outlets.

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I have to admit that I am embarrassed to say that I had never attended the Delaware State Fair.  So, I was excited when Susan called me on Thursday to see if I wanted to go to the opening of this popular fair at this time of the year.  I seized the moment….gorgeous weather.  It was going to be great. Wearing comfortable clothing and shoes, Susan and I took off for Harrington at around 4:30 p.m. to enjoy, eat, stroll, and join the festivities.

I did not know it was that big.  Over 70 rides in total.  Exhibits of every kind, animals, carnival exhibits, you name it…..the parade!!

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Okay, the first thing Susan and I noticed was the Fried Bubble Gum….we were not even 15 minutes inside and we had to stop and check it out.  The Fried Bubble Gum is a marsmallow covered in a bubble gum coating that is deep fried and tastes like it.  Then, we also had an order of the Fried Cookie Dough, and the fried oreo cookie that I think was called the Alligator Eggs.  We should have had them for dessert and not as an appetizer.

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The Chicken on a Stick caught my attention and this happy customer was more than eager to pose for the camera.

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Music, banging or something was going on at The Plaza….open air, entertaining the visitors was JunkRock.  This band is completely made out of recycled material.  They were pretty good and will be at the Fair the whole week.  They were also teaching the young ones the importance of recycling.  More info?  Please visit http://www.junkrockband.com.

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Throughout the Fair there are plenty of Exhibit Halls.

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Cooking Demonstration

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These quilts were 70 years old and already had been awarded First and Second prizes.

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Pastries and baked good also had been entered in competition…..this cake was so cute and depicted the farming and livestock atmosphere of the Fair.

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I could not tell why one would take the first prize vs. the second…..to an untrained eye, they looked the same.

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Susan and I continued to stroll the Fair and its halls.  Look at these amazing sunflowers!

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There are so many livestock events.  On the first day of the Fair, not all the animals were there, but everyone was getting ready.  Delaware’s young ones take pride in raising quality livestock…hogs, sheep, goats, steer, horses.   You can find out when Livestock Exravaganza, Junior Livestock Auction, and Shows will be taking place by visiting, http://www.delawarestatefair.com.

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If you have children, please stop by the Children’s Barnyard….these piglets decided that they were no going to look at the camera.

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At 7 p.m. every night you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Parade.   What’s a fair without it?  Tractors, bands, carriages, and floats.

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A stop at Big Al’s for a roast beef sandwich….Susan went searching for fries, and then wood fired pizza from Fundaro’s.

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Well Done!!

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Off to The Roost…..the new Beer & Wine Garden making an appearance at the Delaware State Fair.  You may bring your food in and relax while sipping your favorite beer and wine.  Various wines and beers are from the local region, as well as domestic favorites.  The Roost is located south of the Dover Building on Smith Street and opens at 3 p.m. until 11 p.m.  Susan and I made ourselves comfortables enjoying our taste of the Fair and loving those lights on the tables.

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Nothing like a good rodeo at the Delaware State Fair….it was such a beautiful evening in Kent County!!  This is also the stage for the concerts that will be taking place during the week.

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Getting into the Carnival mood is easy….so, off we went to meet Tina who was only 29 inches tall.

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And, then we met Donna who was the “Snake Child”….Bill conversed with them like he knew them all his life.

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Susan and I continued with Bill to stroll the Delaware State Fair.  I think I was fascinated with it because in a time when all you hear is “bad news” broadcasted in all mediums, being at the fair its like becoming a kid again…clean fun.  The music coming from The Grand Master Band Organ located on the Plaza was beautiful.  This is the largest concert band organ currently traveling in the U.S.  It is also the only organ in the world that was built by American and European craftsmen.  It was finished in 2007 and can reproduce a range of sounds that have never been played on a Band Organ before.  More info?  Please visit http://www.grandmasterbandorgan.com.  This organ can also be rented for events.

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The night was coming to an end for us.   People were walking and enjoying the low humidity and cooler temperatures.  At night the Delaware State Fair takes a festive aura.

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There are about 70 rides.  Susan and I decided a ride on the Ferris Wheel would be the perfect ending at the Delaware State Fair.  I had not been on one since I was a young girl.

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The view from the top was….priceless!!

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And, if you encounter problems at the Fair….law enforcement will be ready to help you….hope you go and visit.

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June 5th, 2014

The Delaware Arts Alliance, Arts, Education, State of Delaware, Arts Advocacy Events, Possum Point Players, Monday, June 9th, Opera Delaware, Monday, June 23rd, Wilmington, Delaware

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“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul….and you answer.”  terri guillemets

The Delaware Arts Alliance (DAA) is the unifying voice for the arts and arts education throughout the state, advocating for the central role of the arts in advancing dynamic communities and a creative citizenry.

In its first 3 years, the Alliance has made presentations to the Joint Finance Committee of the Delaware legislature, hosted speaking events, and organized advocacy programs throughout Delaware.

In January 2014, DAA launched its Free Individual Membership plan with the goal of increasing membership to 500 by December 2014.  For more information, and to find out what DAA is all about, please visit http://www.delawareartsalliance.org.

ARTS ADVOCACY EVENTS

Monday, June 9th – Arts Rendezvous in Sussex County at Possum Point Players, http://www.possumpointplayers.org located at 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown, is the first in a series of DAA learning and networking events for Kent, New Castle, and Sussex Counties.  The programs will educated and engage the arts community in all three counties about impactful arts advocy, and will facilitate the creation of a strong base of advocates through DAA’s Free Individual Membership Campaign.

Arts Rendezvous in Sussex County will start at 4:30 p.m. $5.00 for DAA members and $10 for future members, payable at the door.  Light fare will be served and advance reservations are recommended.  Please rsvp to nmercado@delawareartsalliance.org.

Liane Hansen, former Senior Host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and DAA member, will be the Arts Rendezvous in Sussex County spokesperson and convener.  A resident of Sussex County, she is active in the theatre community, performing at Clear Space Theatre Company.

Ann Marie Miller, Executive Director of ArtPrideNJ, will be the event speaker.  Prior to joining ArtPride in 1995, Ms. Miller served as Director of Development at McCarter Theatre, a Tony-award winning regional theatre and performing arts center.  She has over 30 years of experience as an arts manager…she will consider, “How to be an effective arts advocate; the New Jersey experience”.

Monday, June 23rd – Arts Rendezvous in New Castle County at Opera Delaware, http://www.operade.org located at 4 South Poplar Street in Wilmington, is the second in the series of DAA learning and networking events for our 3 counties.  It will start at 4:30 p.m. and light fare will be served.  Advance reservations are recommended and you may do so my emailing nmercado@delawareartsalliance.org.  $5 for DAA members and $10 for future members, payable at the door.

John Schratwieser, Executive Director of Maryland Citizens for the Arts, will be the Guest Speaker.  He will be discussing arts advocacy best practices.  He has led Maryland Citizens for the Arts since June 2010 and has more than 20 years of experience in the field of arts and non-profit management.  For the last 5 years he was Executive Director at the Prince Theatre Foundation in Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  He previously worked at Lincoln Center Theatre in New York and Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia.  John received a B.A. from Fairfield University in 1991, and an M.P.A. from The George Washington University in 2005.  He has performed, as an actor and singer, for most of his life, rounding out his understanding of, and affinity for, arts organizations of all shapes and sizes.

For further information, please contact Lynn Calder at lcalder@delawareartsalliance.org or call 302-425-5500, Ext. 103.

Have a great day!!

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March 18th, 2013

“An American Tapestry”, Songs Reflecting the Music in 20th Century America, The Delaware Choral Society, Spring Concert, Friday, April 12th, 7:00 p.m., Venue? Sanctuary at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 631 South State St., Dover, Delaware

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The Delaware Choral Society was founded in Dover, Delaware (our state’s capital), in 1957 by a group of church choirs wanting to perform Handel’s Messiah.  Branching out to other choral music of the great composers; from the Renaissance to the present, renditions of spiritual and folk music.  The Society is open to every interested singer without audition.  More info?  Please visit http://www.delawarechoralsociety.org.

Join the Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of Dr. James Wilson, for their spring concert presentation featuring a compilation of 20th Century American music, including songs by Leonard Bernstein, Smauel  Barber, Randall Thompson, and many more!!

Program Highlight:  “Have Ye Not Known”? and “Ye Shall Have a Song” from Randall Thompson’s The Peaceable Kingdon.

Randall Thompson is recognized as one of the finest composers of American choral music for major works, which often incorporated jazz, folk music, and American text into an eclectic body of music, which also included orchestra and piano works, operas, and chamber music.  The Peaceable Kingdom was commissioned in 1936 by the League of Composers for the Harvard Glee Club and the Radcliffe Choral Society, and it was inspired by a painting of the same by the naturalist Edward Hicks entitled the “Preaching Quaker of Pennsylvania”.  The painting depicts Isaiah, Chapter XI, verses 6-9.  In Thompson’s work, the selected verses are proclaimed by the chorus and their meaning sets the stage for a variety of choral techniques:  opposing choruses expressing the contrast between blessings bestowed on the righteous and woes inflicted upon the wicked, soprano and bass lines mirroring each other (one moves up in pitch as the other moves down and vice versa), and double choruses whose fullness of parts embody overwhelming joy and gladness of heart.

Friday, April 12th, one single performance, at 7:00 p.m.  The concert will be hosted in the sanctuary of Holy Cross Catholic Church located at 631 South State St., Dover, DE 19901.

Tickets:

General Admission – $20.00

Seniors, 65 years of age and over – $15.00

Military and anyone under the age of 21 – Free

Purchase or reserve the tickets by visiting http://www.delawarechoralsociety.org.  Or, will-call reservations and further information, please call 302-245-0449, or email info@delawarechoralsociety.org.  Tickets may also be available at the door.

Have a great day!!

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September 4th, 2012

Fall Into Jazz III, Annual Music Event, Delaware Charitable Music, Inc., Sizzlin’ Jazz Lineup, The Schwartz Center for the Arts, Dover, Delaware, Saturday, September 8, 2012

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Delaware Charitable Music, Inc. (DCM) has finalized the sizzling lineup for Fall Into Jazz III, the organization’s annual music event, which will occur this coming Saturday, September 8th, beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the Schwartz Center for the Arts.  Address?  226 St. State St., Dover, DE 19903.  Website? http://www.schwartzcenter.com/otherevents.shtml.

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Headlining this event will be the sensational saxophonist Jessy J.  With her sizzling mix of hot beats, Latin and samba rhythms, instantly captivating melodies and model looks, Jessy J has received high critical acclaim from internationally respected Jazz publications and aficionados across the board.  Fueled by sultry saxophone playing, her potent and unmistakable talent proves her much more than just another pretty face.  Never is this more perceptible than on her new album “Hot Sauce” which offers an extraordinary and seemingly effortless mix of Latin influences and mainstream Jazz.  She has worked diligently to achieve recognition for her finely honed chops, songwriting skills and a strong sense of originality.

Born in Portland, Oregon, she’s played the saxophone for over 20 years.  An accomplished singer and dancer, she sang background vocals for Michael Bolton, played with the Henry Mancini Jazz Orchestra and performed in the off-Broadway production of Blast!  She has also completed studio work with such greats as Michael Buble, Seal, the Temptations, Jessica Simpson, Michael Bolton, and Mexico’s pop diva Gloria Trevi.

Rounding this event is the return of the remarkable Kim Waters, one of the top five jazz instrumentalists in the world.  His repertoire includes traditional and contemporary jazz, soul and R & B.  With a string of #1 Smooth Jazz radio hits and 20 years at the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts, saxophonist Kim Waters is adored by his legions of fans.

A true Smooth Jazz superstar, Waters thrives on live performance and he appreciatively gives his captive audience his musical all. According to the Washington Post, “Waters has a flair for composing seductive melodies.  He is like a romantic pied piper out on a long evening stroll”.  Heralded as “simply one of the planet’s best saxophonist” by Jazz Times Magazine, Kim Waters has built an impressive and enviable career giving his fans what they want.

Recognizing the impact of the economy on arts programming in public schools, DCM has committed its efforts to the support of quality music education and performance through the production of events that attempt to preserve American music traditions.  It is a mission of Delaware Charitable Music to create opportunities for young musicians to interact with each other and to be able to work with and observe music professionals in order to provide continuity between the generations and to be able to pass on musical traditions.

To order tickets for this important event, please call the Schwartz Center Box Office at 302-678-5152, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Or, visit the above mentioned website.  Standard tickets are $35 each.  Premium tickets are $45 and include a Pre-Concert Meet and Greet.  Featured performers at the cocktail party will be 12 year old jazz trumpet wunderkind, Geoff Gallante with special guests Joe Wilford on guitar, Tom Baione on bass and the soulful sound of outstanding young vocalist, Alexis Baione.

More info?  http://www.demusic.org.

Contact:  Sydney Arzt, Delaware Charitable Music, Inc., 302-245-8292.  E-mail artsinfo.sydney@gmail.com

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