Category: Arts

WSFS Bank has committed a $6,500 grant toward a duel-credit program launched by the Delaware College of Art and Design at Cab Calloway School of the Arts. The program is part of an effort by DCAD to partner with surrounding schools and create a pipeline for future arts students. “DCAD is thrilled not only to be…

By Joyce L. Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times On Aug. 1, Jean Dahlgren stepped into her new role at the Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD). She is the third president of the 20-year-old institution, which serves as a community anchor in downtown Wilmington. She said DCAD will continue to serve as a…

Art Institute of Philadelphia will cease operation on August 28, and Delaware College of Art and Design is stepping up to welcome students whose degrees could be derailed. “Our admissions deadline for Fall 2018 is Aug. 1, and students who would have been entering their first or second year at the Art Institute of Philadelphia…

AEG Presents, majority owner of the Firefly Music Festival, has acquired the remaining ownership shares of the popular music festival held annually at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway. As part of the acquisition of shares formerly held by Red Frog Events, a Chicago-based event company, AEG Presents will also take over the promotion and…

Gov. John Carney will join Dr. Meg Mulrooney, library director of the Hagley Museum, on Tuesday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m. for the unveiling of the Brandywine Valley oral history project. From 1954 to 1990, Hagley Library staff and volunteers interviewed more than 150 individuals who lived and worked in northern Delaware. Most of the interview…

Downtown Milford Inc. and Wilmington-based Gable Music Ventures are partnering to bring The Ladybug Festival to Milford this fall. The free-to-attend “live music block party” will take place on Saturday, September 22 with 30 artists in the line-up. Gable Music launched The Ladybug Festival in 2012 to provide a free alternative to Firefly. The Wilmington-based event…

Five mayors later, Tina Betz still leading Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

Tina Betz’s personal touch has helped Wilmington’s DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival offer free admission for 30 years. “The people who donate money, especially companies that support events in the community, they tend to trust Tina,” said David Christopher, a voice instructor who has known Betz for decades. “She has a great track record, but,…

  In 1802, Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours founded a gunpowder mill on land known as Hagley. The DuPont Company would later develop such groundbreaking products as neoprene, nylon, Corian, Teflon, Mylar and Tyvek. Located on the banks of the Brandywine River, Hagley is now a museum with a prized library. Some 70,000 visitors a year come to…