Category: Arts

(AP) — Having transferred hands this past year, Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival has announced its 2019 lineup and new offerings. News outlets reported Monday that the festival returns to The Woodlands for its eighth year June 21-23, now one day shorter. Travis Scott, Post Malone and Panic! At The Disco are the headliners. Firefly is…

(AP) — An $8 million soundstage will provide a home for touring bands, film crews and theater productions in Delaware. The News Journal reports Wilmington officials on Friday announced plans for the Pine Box, a 25,000-square-foot (2,320-sq. meter) soundstage that will be 95 feet (29 meters) tall and built on 10 acres (4 hectares) of…

Gritty creator Dave Raymond has Delaware roots

By Joyce L. Carroll Special to Delaware Business Times Dave Raymond has built a career marketing fun. His 16-year run as the original Phillie Phanatic changed the world of sports mascots. Now, as the founder of Raymond Entertainment, Raymond is helping other professional and college sports teams nationwide create iconic mascots through character development, audience…

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…