Poetry takes center stage at Dover’s First Friday

DOVER — Shoppers will be serenaded by street buskers as local musicians and poets alternate performing in downtown Dover shops today from 4 to 7 p.m. And from noon to 7 p.m. today through Saturday, and even into next week, kids of all ages can enjoy a no-touch scavenger hunt that brings them through shops […]

Poetry Out Loud finals set for Tuesday

SMYRNA — Twelve Delaware high school students will participate in the state finals Tuesday at 7 p.m. for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest at Smyrna Opera House. The winner of this competition will represent Delaware and advance to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. on April 29–May 1, where $50,000 in awards and school […]

Poetry Out Loud semis set for tonight

DOVER — Poetry Out Loud, the free recitation contest, will start with a semifinal competition at Modern Maturity Center in Dover today ast 7 p.m. This year’s semi-finals judges are: • Jamie Brunson, executive director, First Person Arts, Philadelphia • Sherry Gage Chappelle, 2016 Individual Artist Fellow: Poetry • Russell Endo, 2011 Individual Artist Fellow: […]

Twin Poets give voice to social justice

DOVER — Once one understands the vocations and livelihood passions of The Twin Poets, the sources of their spoken word creations are no mystery. On stage, the identical twin duo of Al Mills and Nnamdi Chukwuocha use the power of poetry and spoken word to fixate their listening audience on the challenges facing urban America […]

BEST BETS: NakedEye Ensemble exploring musical limits at Wesley College

Already stretching musical boundaries to the brink, the NakedEye Ensemble will take it  one step further at Wesley College next week when it performs a concert drawing on elements of rock. Known for commissioning and performing original works in contemporary classical music by living composers, NakedEye Ensemble uses a variety of unconventional items, including toy, […]