Out & About Magazine -- March 2013

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It's Been How Long? A Quarter Century of Literary Samplings Magic Moments Photo Salute: 1988-2013

25 25 Years of Movies Worth Remembering

Our Silver Anniversary Issue VOL. 26 | NO. 1 COMPLIMENTARY

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Out & About Magazine Published each month by TSN Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Mailing & business address: 307 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

our staff Publisher Gerald duPhily • jduphily@tsnpub.com


Contributing Editor Bob Yearick • byearick@tsnpub.com


Director of Publications Jim Hunter Miller • jmiller@tsnpub.com Director of Sales Marie Graham Poot • mgraham@tsnpub.com Creative/Production Manager Matthew Loeb • mloeb@tsnpub.com Art Director Shawna Sneath • ssneath@tsnpub.com Contributing Writers Matt Amis, Krista Connor, Christine Facciolo, Mark Fields, Pam George, Robert Lhulier, Allan McKinley, J. Burke Morrison, John Murray, Larry Nagengast, Scott Pruden Contributing Photographers Joe del Tufo, Tim Hawk, Donnell Hill, Les Kipp, Tony Kukulich, Matt Urban

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7 War On Words

82 Q&A with Freelance Whales

9 Worth Trying

86 Tuned In

12 By the Numbers

87 Talking with Deathwurm

13 Short Story

For editorial & advertising information: 302.655.6483 • Fax 302.654.0569 Website: outandaboutnow.com Email: contact@tsnpub.com

17 Aging Gracefully From the Publisher

18 Magic Moments A photographic tribute: 1988-2013

15 FYI

33 The Secret to Our Success



57 Taste

75 25 Years of Movies Worth Celebrating (And Forgetting)

24 Write On



69 Spirited

89 Snap Shots

45 Look Who Else is Celebrating 47 Salute to the Sweet Sixteen 49 It Happened 25 Years Ago...

71 Beer Buzz

91 Shamrock Shuttle

63 Mid-Atlantic Food Festival 65 5 Questions with Kozy Korner

Contributing Designer Tyler Mitchell Special Projects John Holton, Kelly Loeb


What powers the presses

A literary sampling from O&A’s quarter-century

73 Weyerbacher is here


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A writer/editor’s slightly snarky and relentless crusade to eliminate grammatical gaffes from our everyday communications

Compiled from the popular column in Out & About Magazine

THE WAR ON WORDS Wherein we attempt, however futilely, to correct some of the most common errors in English usage

Media Watch

A reader sent us two News Journal entries. First, a headline from a story about a murder in Wilmington: “Shooting: Husband’s worse fear is realized.” Says our reader: “If his wife being slain is his worse fear, one can only wonder what his worst fear might be.” Second, a sentence from a story on traffic roundabouts: “Officials still hope the eight-minute video helps diffuse opposition to roundabouts.” Says our discerning reader: “That would mean spreading the opposition around—hardly what I think they had in mind.” The word needed: “defuse.” From John N. Mitchell, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s 76ers beat writer, we have this dangler: “Following a 26-point, ninerebound game in a 103-71 victory over Boston last season, 76ers coach Doug Collins was clear about who Evan Turner is.” And here we thought Collins had retired as a player long ago. Mika Brezinski, on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, teased an upcoming segment with much verbosity: “Coming up next: the inside story behind the growth of Washington, D. C.” Either that is a very convoluted story, or she should have dropped one of those italicized words.

Literally of the Month

Mika also provides our monthly “literally” faux pas with this sentence, which she uttered while discussing yet another of the National Rifle Association’s ridiculous assertions: “The NRA is now literally on the fringe.” Just wondering: exactly where is the fringe? Not to say the NRA isn’t there figuratively.

Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner?

We have a winner: Ann Shadduck, a Greenville realtor, has won our contest, which appeared in the February issue. We challenged readers to identify the three punctuation errors in the following text from a T-shirt: I am a grammar geek. I mentally correct your grammar while you are speaking. I know the difference between “their”, “there”, and “they’re”. When I rule the world, improper grammar will be punishable by death.

By Bob Yearick

Ann correctly pointed out that the commas after “their” and “there” and the period after “they’re” should be inside the quotation marks. She wins a gift certificate to a local restaurant.

Corporate Speak

A friend in the banking industry sends along a couple of the latest abominations from the corporate world, where they create a language full of euphemisms. Seems his employer is moving employees from suburban locations into Wilmington offices, resulting in smaller cubicles for everyone. Management refers to this as “a densification project.” He also notes that management has discussed the need for “robust dialogue about the pain points of a process.” Talk about creative obfuscation.

Bank on It

Continuing our banking theme, I got an email from Artisans’ Bank wishing me “Happy New Years.” I guess that covers this year and several in the future. The term is “Happy New Year.” And from another bank, DEXSTA Federal Credit Union, I received a mailing with a candidate for “How long, oh Lord, how long?” The headline alerted me to “New Fee’s.”

Those “Sneaky” Super Bowl Ads

“Watch a Sneak Peek of Super Bowl Ads.” How many times did you see or hear those words prior to the big game? Our question: What’s so sneaky about these peeks? Viewers aren’t stealthily approaching their computers or TV sets to view them, and the networks certainly are aware that they’re broadcasting them, so there’s no sneakiness here, no clandestine operation.

Department of Redundancies Dept.

A CBS-TV anchor, commenting on the new Corvette, said the car will make men “salivate at the mouth.” As opposed to what, their armpits?

Seen a good (bad) one lately? Words of the Month

stemwinder Pronounced stem-wahyn-der, it’s a noun usually referring to a rousing speech, especially a stirring political address. Secondarily, a stirring orator.

Send your candidates to ryearick@comcast.net

sang-froid Pronounced san-FRWA, it’s a noun meaning calmness, especially under stress.

Buy The War on Words paperback on OutAndAboutNow.com, at Ninth Street Books in Wilmington, the Hockessin Book Shelf, or on Amazon. Check out the website: thewaronwords.com.

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Worth Trying

Pochi Chilean Wine Bar

Random suggestions from our staff and readers

I discovered this little gem after a friend suggested it when I was planning a date with my husband. What an awesome dining experience! The atmosphere is cozy but not crowded and sophisticated but not formal. I got the impression many of the other diners had been to Chile and had come to Pochi to rekindle fond memories. The wine list was impressive and our server was knowledgeable and accommodating when we asked about a Chilean varietal we had never heard of. We went for the ceviche, which was fabulous. Fried havarti cheese empanadas with dulce de leche and chocolate sauce = heaven on a plate. This place hit all the right notes: perfect ambiance, amazing food, and great wine!

Penn Cinema and Imax Riverfront A great film can inspire us and have a lasting impression. Unfortunately, a trip to the cinema to see that much-anticipated epic can be overshadowed by a long wait for snacks, someone's head blocking your view, or a stabbing pain in your back just when your favorite character is about to do something memorable. That has been my experience at most area movie theaters. Not so at Penn Cinema on Wilmington's Riverfront. The ability to purchase your ticket and snacks at the same time is genius. The automated ticket kiosk is strategically located away from the fray and is hassle-free. Inside the theaters, the sightlines are fantastic and the leg room is generous. But most of all, the reclining leather seats leave you with a “sitting on a cloud” sensation that will make you want to hide after the movie and sleep there overnight (Don’t actually do this; it would be weird). — Sophie duPhily, Chadds Ford

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All This Talk of Love by Christopher Castellani, a Salesianum grad, closes the chapter on the Grasso family, a multigenerational Italian-American clan, who are endearing yet flawed figures. Set in Wilmington in the 1990s, this third installment of his “Maddalena” trilogy explores the complexity of family dynamics—and shows us that at the heart of that complexity lies one simple thing: love. Chris is a gifted and thoughtful storyteller, and even if you haven’t read his two previous novels, you will be captivated from the beginning. — Megan McGlinchey, Riverfront Development Corporation

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Third Place, Vacation Horror Story Contest


By Natalie Kaplan


very year my parents, sister, brother-in-law, and I go on a family vacation. This is the one time of year we are all together, and each year we rent a house in a different place. These trips are always full of fun, relaxation, family bonding, good food, and some kind of crazy incident, dubbed by my friends as the “Kaplan Curse.” These incidents are remembered as “the one where I got poison oak all over my body,” or “the one where I got attacked by a swarm of bees and ended up with over 30 stings.” It is not uncommon for a Kaplan family vacation to include a trip to the ER. Right before a recent trip to France, my dad broke his finger. He had to wear a cast during the entire trip and was unable to drive. We all thanked him for taking one for the team, thus saving the rest of us from harm.

Last year’s vacation was to Ashland, Ore. On our second day there, my dad got stung by a bee while we were picnicking in a state park. This incident seemed very minor in comparison to other years, but we figured his sting meant the rest of us were safe. Or maybe not. The next day we took a road trip to Crater Lake National Park. Because it was a long journey and several members of my family get car sick and need to sit in front, we ended up taking two cars and meeting there. The scenery at the Park was beautiful, as was the weather, and we had a great day of hiking and taking pictures. We left as the sun was setting, and arranged to meet for

dinner at Becky’s Café on the ride back. We had a tasty meal, and I was able to purchase some postcards for friends, including one with a picture of a bear. My dad warned my sister and brother-inlaw to be careful driving, since we had ►


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by the numbers A handful of of trivia, just for the fun of it.

This month's theme: The number 25, of course!

Queen Elizabeth took the British throne at the age of 25 in 1952.

In Division I college football, schools are allowed to provide athletic scholarships to a maximum of 25 new players each year.

The size of the full roster on a Major League Baseball team for most of the season is 25.

Is the minimum age for serving in the House of Representatives

25 was the critical number of disputed Florida electoral votes in the 2000 U.S. presidential election.

Be Someone’s Hero. Give Blood.

1 888 8-BLOOD-8 www.DelmarvaBlood.org The human brain doesn’t fully develop until age 25.

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THE FAMILY VACATION CURSE continued from page 11

spotted a number of deer on the trip to Crater Lake. They left, and after a few minutes of shopping, my parents and I headed out, driving my sister’s car. We were still an hour-and-a-half from the rental house. Ten minutes into the journey, we were driving through a state forest on a dark road, under a dark sky. Another car came toward us with its high beams on, causing my dad to slow down because we were blinded by the lights. The car passed, and within a few seconds, we felt a huge thud. We had clearly run over something. My mom, who was asleep in the back seat, awoke with a jolt and stated the obvious: “I think we just hit something.” Smoke was coming out of the car and although the engine was running, the car was un-drivable. There was no cell phone service and very little road traffic in the middle of a state forest. My sister and brother-in-law were long gone, having left 10 minutes before we did. Luckily, someone did come along—a man who had been camping in the area and was heading home to resupply. He confirmed that we were in a dead zone for cell service, and said he would call the state police for us when he got back to his house. He also drove back on the road to see what we hit. A few minutes later, he came back and reported it was a black bear—just like the one on the postcard I had bought. Thankfully, two more cars came along and the drivers helped us push our car to the side of the road. Both of these men happened to work for Hertz and were on their way to the airport to return cars. They offered us a ride, so we got to know our new friend Jay better during the hour drive to the airport. We stopped at a local fire station along the way to try to call the state police and to see what to do about the car for the night. In a strange aside, Jay recognized the woman at the fire station; it turned out that her identical twin sister lived in the same town as he did. Gotta love small towns! We finally got to the airport, where we told yet another amused person our story and got a rental car. The people at the fire station and the woman at the rental car place both had the same two questions: “How big was the bear?” (We didn’t know) and “Did you have the pie at Becky’s?” (We did—huckleberry). When we arrived back at the rental house, we told the story and explained to my sister why we were home (and very late), but her car was not. We spent the next day dealing with logistics, such as getting the car towed, calling the insurance company, arranging for appraisals and repairs, and other non-fun, non-vacation activities. So last year’s family vacation will forever be dubbed “the one where we ran over the bear.” My sister’s car got an extended vacation and spent an additional four weeks in Oregon being repaired. Except for some back problems for me, everyone in the family was fine and we enjoyed the rest of our week. I still have that bear postcard, since I couldn’t bring myself to send it. Maybe one day I’ll mail it to my parents.

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F.Y.I. Things you absolutely need to know


READY TO DISH Union City Grille welcomes new chef


att Crist is the new executive chef at Wilmington’s Union City Grille. The former head chef at Deep Blue Bar and Grill in Wilmington, he recently went on a culinary journey throughout Spain to gain and bring back some inspiration to the kitchen. Crist has introduced several new events and updated the menus at the Union Street restaurant.



ilmFilm on the Riverfront is Wilmington’s first film festival featuring documentaries, art, local and foreign films. The event will premiere at Penn Cinema from Thursday, April 25, until Sunday, April 28. It will start with a party sponsored by Easter Seals of Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. A location for the party, along with a list of movies and ticket prices, will be announced soon. For more information, visit the website at wilmfilm.com.

Annual culinary extravaganza is March 23


on’t miss out on an array of culinary delights prepared by downtown Newark chefs, along with complementing fine wines from around the world at the annual Newark Wine and Dine on Saturday, March 23, from 2 to 8 p.m. Each participating restaurant will select wines and food to showcase. Restaurant-wine pairings will offer a $2 per two-ounce taste of wine. No tickets are required—show up at any participating restaurant, pick up a glass, and pay as you go. Downtown parking and a complimentary shuttle will be available. Check out the website for restaurants and updates at enjoydowntownnewark.com/ events/winedine.

Four-part series will be at The Queen


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70 artists will exhibit


et spring fever a little early with the Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts’ 14th annual spring art show at Hagley Museum’s Soda House in Wilmington. On the weekend of March 8-10, a group of 70 artists from the Brandywine area will exhibit and sell their original art created for the event—paintings, sculptures, porcelain, ceramics, fused glass, jewelry, and limited edition reproductions. Barbara Neville, this year’s awardwinning and honored artist, is a local painter and member of the DFVA. Neville’s focus is pastel, oil and watercolor, and her works include animals and local landscapes. The event will include a raffle, with a chance to win original miniature paintings, 3D creations, or jewelry made by participating artists. Hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday evening, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday’s activities include refreshments and a cash bar, and Saturday will feature a reception for the honored artist from noon to 2 p.m. The event is free for Hagley members and those under 18. General admission is $10 Friday, and $5 per day on Saturday and Sunday, but if you present the flyer you receive at the door on Friday admission is free on Saturday and Sunday. For a complete list of participating artists visit the website at DFVA.org.


CELEBRITY CHEFS SET TO THROW DOWN ednesday, March 6, begins the four-part Celebrity Chef Throwdown series, with Delaware’s culinary masters battling it out at The Queen. Chefs from Two Stones Pub, Chelsea Tavern, Ulysses and other area restaurants will each have 30 minutes to create a meal in front of a panel of expert judges and guests. All proceeds from the series go to Meals on Wheels. The series will continue on Monday, May 20, and unspecified dates in August and November, with each event running from 6 to 9 p.m. Winners will compete in a final showdown to determine who is the top chef of northern Delaware. The survivor will battle last year’s Southern Delaware winner for the state crown. Guests will be treated to live music from Paul Cullen (formerly of Bad Company), and a variety of drinks will be available from 16 Mile Brewery, Premier Wine & Spirits, and at the bar at World Cafe Live at the Queen. Tickets are $40. For more info, see the website at queentickets. worldcafelive.com.


Movie poster-inspired work set for March


collection of mixed media collages by Delaware artist and musician Joe Castro will be displayed at Wilmington’s Redding Gallery from Friday, March 1, to Thursday, March 28. His collection, titled “I Was So (Cut &) Pasted,” was inspired by vintage movie posters. The opening reception, including free refreshments and live music, is set for Friday, March 1, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the gallery, located in the Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 N. French St. The free gallery is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. MARCH 2013 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM


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It's Been How Long?


A Quarter Century of Literary Samplings Magic Moments Photo Salute: 1988-2013

Aging Gracefully

25 I 25 Years of Movies Worth Remembering

Our Silver Anniversary Issue VOL. 26 | NO. 1 COMPLIMENTARY

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’m so glad I read the compilation of excerpts (see page 34) before I wrote this. It saved me from writing some superfluous piece about our 25th anniversary and what a long, strange trip it’s been. Truth is, the time has flown. And while we’ve had our share of unusual moments, it has been more pedal-to-the-metal road trip than magical mystery tour. Fellow magazine publishers can sympathize. Three hundred. That’s how many issues we’ve produced since our debut in March, 1988. This issue makes 301. Can’t say I expected to reach this milestone. Can’t say I didn’t. It’s kind of like going for a jog without a watch. You run until you get tired. I’m still running. But back to the excerpts, a wonderful example of what I feel makes Out & About special—the local talent that brings life to its pages. As I read this snappy prose from a collection of O&A alumni and current contributors, I felt honored to have a couple of excerpts from my pieces included in this collection. Editor Bob Yearick, better known as our commander-in-chief in the War on Words, assembled these passages in collaboration with those who wrote them. It’s not a “Best Of,” but more of a toast to skillful prose. Good writing should always be celebrated. Through the past two-and-a-half decades, Out & About has been blessed with contributions from a remarkable array of area talent. Not just writers, but photographers, illustrators, graphic designers, fine artists… Many we wouldn’t have been able to afford at their “standard” rate, but money wasn’t their motivation. Most were contributing because they bought into our mission: To produce a quality local entertainment magazine while showcasing local talent. As the years progressed, more and more of that talent saw value in being seen on our pages. Their contributions made us better. From the first issue, however, we coupled that editorial commitment with a promise to be a sleeves-rolled-up participant when such a role was needed. As I look back over the causes we supported and the events we created, I feel we’ve put our energy where our promise was. Credit for that energy goes to the committed staff members O&A has enjoyed through the years, led by Jim Miller. For 18 years, Jim has worked passionately to make sure O&A was there when the cause demanded. Not because it was profitable, but because it was the right thing to do. It’s nice to celebrate 25 years. After all, anything that lasts that long has to have some value. It hasn’t made me rich. It hasn’t made me famous. But every once in awhile someone comes up to me and says: “You know, I really enjoy Out & About.” Twenty-five years later, that’s still enough for me.

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Magic Monents Magic Moments 1988-2013

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The Adventures of Pluto Nash


The Adventures of Pluto Nash


1 - Bill Cosby at UD’s Carpenter Center. Photo by Butch Comegys/1992 2 - Stage winner Erik Breukink (center) with Greg LeMond (right) and Rolf Aldag on the winner’s podium during the Tour DuPont. Photo by Butch Comegys/1991 3 - Bishop Desmond Tutu and then Sen. Joseph Biden share stories before Tutu was awarded a 2000 Commonwealth Award. Photo by Pat Crowe/2000 4 - Team of riders begin the demolition of what is now Mike’s Famous Harley-Davidson. Photo by Lindsay Rudney duPhily/1998

5 - Hometown hero George Thorogood in Newark. Photo by Tim Hawk/1993

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1 - Patty Sheehan tries to talk in her putt during the McDonald’s LPGA Championship at DuPont Country Club.


a 2000

Photo by Butch Comegys/1999

2 - Colin Powell shakes the hand of a well-wisher at the YMCA Black Achievers Awards. Photo by Lindsay Rudney duPhily/1994 3 - A singer in full form at Pancho O’Hara’s during the karaoke craze. Photo by Don Blake/1996 4 - Heavy underdog Dave Tiberi is lifted into the air by manager Mark Kondrath after dominating James Toney. Tiberi’s controversial loss spurred U.S. Senate investigations into boxing. Photo by Butch Comegys/1992 March 2013 | OutAndAbOutNow.com

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1 - Congressman John Carney, then Lieutenant Governor, at Dino Days. Photo by Don Blake/2003 2 - Jesse Jackson makes his case to Delaware during the 1988 presidential election. Photo by Butch Comegys/1998

3 - Harold “Tubby” Raymond watches his Blue Hens clinch a first-round win during the NCAA I-AA playoffs. Photo by Butch Comegys/1992

4 - Crew members work out at Wilmington Youth Rowing Association’s indoor rowing tank. Photo by Tim Hawk/2003

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1 - Ben LeRoy of The Snap at Kelly’s Logan House. Photo by Lindsay Rudney duPhily/1988

2 - James Hetfield and Metallica during a memorable performance at the Stone Balloon. Photo by Butch Comegys/1988

3 - A rider loses the reins during a Point-to-Point steeplechase race at Winterthur. Photo by Lindsay Rudney duPhily/1991

4 - The King & Queen of Sweden with Gov. Mike Castle (left) during their visit to launch Delaware’s Kalmar Nyckel tall ship. Photo by Lindsay Rudney duPhily/1988


5 - Aaron Neville at the Grand Opera House. Photo by Lindsay Rudney duPhily/1991 March 2013 | OutAndAbOutNow.com

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1 - A canine beats the glare at Newark Community Day. Photo by Don Blake/2003 2 - Governor Mike Castle introduces George H. Bush Sr. to the crowd during the 1988 presidential campaign. Photo by Butch Comegys/1988

3 - A packed house does the YMCA at Porky’s Nightclub. Photo by Tim Hawk/1996

4 - The immortal Johnny Cash at the Bob Carpenter Center. Photo by Lindsay Rudney duPhily/1993

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1 - University of Delaware players celebrate their basketball conference title. Photo by Lindsay Rudney duPhily/1992 2 - The famed spaceship at Pulsations nightclub comes in for a landing behind two unsuspecting dancers. Photo by Butch Comegys/1991

3 - Mayor James Sills with President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary during a Get Out the Vote rally in Wilmington’s Rodney Square. Photo by Lindsay Rudney duPhily/2004 4 - A bird’s-eye view of the Bottle & Cork, Dewey Beach’s self-proclaimed “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Bar in the World.” Photo by Don Blake/2004

5 - Senator Tom Carper (then Delaware Governor) at Old Dover Days. Photo by Raph Freso/1996

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4 - Rob Grant (left) and Ed Dwornik rock the stage at The Queen Theater for Shine A Light: A Rolling Stones Tribute. Photo by Tim Hawk/2012

5 - Morgan Freeman at the Hotel du Pont to receive a 2001 Commonwealth Award. Photo by Don Blake/2001

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3 - The Halloween Loop has had plenty of Elvis sightings during its 33-year history. This one was outside the Back Stage Café. Photo by Don Blake/2002

4 - Julian Willauer Chung helps keep his new Wilmington community garden growing. Photo by Tim Hawk/2011 5 - Children enjoy the Jump n’ ride during St. Anthony’s Italian Festival. Photo by Don Blake/2005

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1 - World Cafe Live at The Queen debuted in April 2011, bringing new life to a Wilmington landmark that had been closed since 1959. Photo by Tim Hawk/2011

2 - Actor Danny Glover speaks during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at the Chase Center. Photo by Don Blake/2006 3 - Stephen Dunie, Rick Quartarone, Steve Skolnick and Tom Anderson of Bazinga sing to the crowd at Home Grown in Newark during the Newark Brew Fest. Photo by Tim Hawk/2012 4 - Bev Zimmerman, Sam Calgione of Dogfish Head Brewery, Rob Pfeiffer of Twin Lakes Brewery, and Kevin O’Connell of United Distributors at the Delaware premier of Beer Wars at Theatre N in Wilmington. Photo by Shawna Sneath/2010 5 - Delaware’s Luke Matheny flashes his Academy Award at the Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade. Photo by Donnell Hill/2012 26 March 2013 | OutAndAbOutNow.com

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2 - Grace Potter and The Nocturnals play a sold-out show at World Cafe Live at The Queen. Photo by Joe del Tufo/2012 3 - Bruce Munro’s unique installation lights up the summer nights at Longwood Gardens. Photo by Joe del Tufo/2012 4 - Moe McKinley of Stapler Club greets the crowd during Wilmington’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Photo by Tim Hawk/2008

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3 1 - A presidential campaign visit by candidate Barack Obama packs Wilmington’s Rodney Square. Photo by Joe del Tufo/2008 2 - Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden acknowledge their hometown crowd at the Wilmington Train Station. Photo by Les Kipp/2009

3 - First lady Michelle Obama with Wilmington Mayor James Baker and City Council president Ted Blunt (far right). Photo by Joe del Tufo/2008

4 - President-elect Barack Obama greets well wishers outside the Wilmington Train Station as he made his way by train to the Inauguration Ceremonies in Washington, D.C. Photo by Les Kipp/2009

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1 - Herbie Hancock at the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival. Photo by Tim Hawk/2004

2 - Mr. Rogers (Fred) and friends at the Hotel du Pont. Photo by Don Blake/2002

3 - The iconic David Byrne at The Grand. Photo by Joe del Tufo/2008

4 - Jack and Meg White as The White Stripes during a much-anticipated appearance at The Grand. Photo by Matt Urban/2007

5 - Anderson Cooper addresses a packed house at the University of Delaware. Photo by Joe del Tufo/2009

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he man made a great sales pitch. It was the spring of my junior year of high school. Our ever-energetic journalism teachers introduced our next guest speaker, describing him as a local entrepreneur who had just helped launch an exciting new magazine. The class went silent as he spoke. As a bunch of literary rookies who were probably as inspired by the investigative exploits of Chevy Chase’s Fletch as we were by Woodward and Bernstein, we were nonetheless impressed. By the time he had finished, he’d wowed our class simply by promoting a virtue as old as Ben Franklin’s printing press: independent publishing. Clockwise: Carol Kipp, Aydin Say, Jerry duPhily, Jim Miller, Sean McGlaughlin, Lindsay duPhily Yes, with modern technology, “self-publishing” and Sophie duPhily in 1996. was becoming easier than ever before, he said. That was the pitch, and in his hands he held the proof: Out & About Magazine. That was the first time I met Jerry duPhily. Since then, Jerry and I and the hundreds of other staff members, contributors, and interns who have helped produce Out & About over the past 25 years have come to learn that independent publishing actually is not that easy—even with modern technology. But it sure has been one hell of an experience. I’m proud to say that I’ve been here for 18 of this magazine’s 25 years. In that quarter century, a lot of talented people have come and gone through our offices. At one point or another, Jerry probably told every new hire that “we wear a lot of hats around here.” By the time they figured out that meant we were short-staffed, it was too late. They were already part of the team. If an employee was not multi-talented from the start, he or she soon learned to fake it to make it. We have had writers who worked as editors, artists who sold ads, ad reps who took photos, and so on. Our limitations in resources have forced many of us to learn new aspects of the business. Often from the process has come some kind of enlightenment or hard-learned lesson or blazing headache or all of the above. Our small staff also has had to work together in some of the most ridiculous situations. I can’t recall how many deadlines were threatened by power outages, epic snowstorms, stubborn computers, flash floods, or missing files, to the point where all seemed lost. Yet, every time, someone at the last minute would put together all the right pieces out of disparate parts, and the magazine would be saved (again). Then we’d hit a nearby bar and try to forget it all. Over time, these kinds of experiences bring you closer. You develop trust in others and learn to see their shining traits through the stuff that drives you batty. You also eventually learn that the true value of a company—no matter the size—adds up to much more than the computers, and the printers, and the other latest and greatest technology. Jerry’s self-publishing pitch brought me here. But one thing that has kept me around all these years has been the people: all the stressed-out but undaunted friends wearing multiple hats. And that is what powers the presses. — Jim Hunter Miller

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WRITE ON! F A literary sampling from O&A’s quarter century rom the beginning, Out & About attracted some of the best writers and journalists in the area. Part of the attraction was the chance to write about fun stuff—music, food, drink, all kinds of entertainment, and personalities. And part of it was the knowledge that founder and publisher Jerry duPhily allowed writers to flex their creative muscles. The result was issue after issue of colorful, informative and incisive articles, with a smattering of fiction and occasional poetry.

For our 25th Anniversary Issue, we reached out to current and former editors and contributors to ask for examples of some of their best O&A work. Sadly, some contributors have passed away, and others couldn’t be reached. But we were able to assemble a representative sampling that demonstrates not only our literary standards but the variety of subject matter we have covered over the past quarter century. We hope these excerpts bring back pleasant memories for you.

CAROL KIPP former associate editor and contributing writer:


he stocky woman with the merry eyes looks ready to take on the world. She lays her hand on the fender of the pristine FL 70, a looming boxcar of a truck powered by a 300 hp Caterpillar engine. It’s obvious she can barely believe this behemoth is something she really owns, that in a few hours she’ll be heading west—and she won’t be on vacation. Jule Hazzard, a former bank employee, has just signed on to become an independent trucker. The gleaming white Freightliner transport with the FedEx logo on its sides is more hi-tech than humble, but from now on it’s home. Inside the extended cab, a laptop computer is attached to the massive dashboard. Behind the man-sized seats, a fold-down bed doubles as a sofa; a TV set and VCR keep company with a microwave oven. A marvel of engineering and efficient design, the FL 70 has everything Hazzard needs to start a new life. February, 1994 – “A Truck-Drivin’ Woman” 34 MARCH 2013 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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odney Street tennis is black and white, women and men, seniors and kids. It’s a beautiful facility where players pee in the woods. It’s a rigid hierarchy everyone understands but isn’t written down. It’s friendly matches full of trash-talk and aggressive hitting. It’s a game for two but players come alone. It’s cultural and racial diversity that thrives without being bludgeoned by political correctness. September, 1995 – “Tennis Everyone”


PAM GEORGE contributing writer


ennifer Klein was nervous. The clock was ticking closer to 7 p.m., and she worried that no one would show. In preparation, she carefully arranged everything on the coffee table: a tall thermos of freshly brewed coffee, insulated cups, a cold carton of milk, and scattered paperback copies of Reviving Ophelia, by Mary Pipher, a psychologist specializing in treating adolescent girls. A few chairs were already grouped in a loose circle around the table, and there was an extra stack in case she needed more. She hoped she would need more. She did. By 7:15 p.m., 13 women completed the circle, sipping coffee, gripping copies of Reviving Ophelia and discussing with frank—and often passionate—honesty their personal opinions and feelings about the book…A senior citizen listened in shocked amazement. Things had certainly changed since she was young. March, 1997 – “The Read on Book Clubs”

BECCA HUTCHINSON contributing writer


nd he knew exactly what I needed, because he’d been there himself and could recognize the signs. “You need to let yourself laugh and cry,” said Robert. “You need to let the sorrow go and grab fun where you can!” I didn’t believe a word he said, and was suddenly struck by how lightly he could dish out his deception on my dime. “Well, listen, Robert,” I said, whirling on him. “Your fun has been costing me some awfully heavy freight lately. And for your information, your piano playing is getting me evicted.” Robert snorted. “Piano playing?!” he said. “Haw-haw-haw!” “Yes,” I bit off. “The purple Steinway you play constantly while I’m at work. The one you snuck into my bedroom a few months ago.” “Haw!” Robert exploded. “That’s hilarious! You’re funnier than you think you are! But I don’t know what pianos you’ve been looking at lately, because I don’t even play the kazoo!” “Robert,” I said flatly, “it’s blocking my bed. I have to climb over it every night to sleep. Don’t tell me it doesn’t exist.” “Oh, you poor thing!” said Robert, changing his tone. “You poor pathetic thing. You really are cracked, aren’t you?” I slammed the receiver down and tore into my bedroom. The piano was gone. October, 2004, “Becoming Robert” (fiction)

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’ve always been fascinated by the Sea Islands, which lie off Charleston to the east, south and southwest. An interesting culture has evolved here among the cypress and Spanish moss, one composed of direct descendants of slaves who have been so isolated on the islands that they’ve developed their own dialect, called “gullah.” I’ve always had an ear for it since I had a James Island native as a P.E. coach in junior high. Most folks who have never heard gullah spoken don’t have a clue as to what’s being said. The wealthy white folks responsible for the booming resorts that are rapidly taking over the islands also have their isolated culture; it’s called “golf.” October, 1989—From “Images of Charleston, S.C.” Much like that low-key coworker who ends up dancing on tabletops at the office holiday party, Chesapeake City, Md., has over the years found herself with a bit of an unwanted reputation. And that reputation can be summed up in two words: Canal Day. October, 2012—From Chesapeake City profile


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ith seven performances this fall, average attendance somewhere north of 20,000, no musical group in Delaware plays so often before audiences that large other than the University of Delaware Marching Band. With 300-plus musicians, every show is a multisensory explosion—brass blasting far beyond the confines of Delaware Stadium, trumpeters and flutists striding across the field with more precision than a wide receiver running a slant pattern, twirlers and color guard kicking as high as a punter trying to deposit the pigskin out of bounds inside the 10 yard line. Behind it all, but very much in charge, is band director Heidi Sarver, a “Jersey girl” who marched through Massachusetts, Long Island and Philadelphia before arriving in Newark in 1995 at the end of a very unusual job competition. Now entering her 18th season, Sarver, if her aching knees are willing, is looking forward to about 15 more. “My mind and my heart are still that of an 18- to 21-year old,” she says. “These kids keep you young.” October, 2012 —“Marching to Her Beat” But for a guy whose only experience with cameras was with a Kodak Brownie, there was no speed-of-light flight to becoming a shooting star. November, 2009—“The Natural”—Fred Comegys

JERRY “CRABMEAT” THOMPSON contributing writer


henever I find myself weary of the sniffling and complaining, whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp drizzly November with half my students down with the flu and the others whining about the car not starting or the roof a-leak, I tell the story of Brighteye. This essay was my favorite and it requires a strong moral principle not to suggest that anybody who tattoos themselves above the collar is “stoopit” and deserving of a sore elbow; but instead I draw a deep breath, look down at my hands, and slowly, haltingly, in a voice quieted by suppressed emotion—a voice which, coming from one as normally ebullient as I, lays down a hush like a Nyquil mist or a firecracker in a swamp full of frogs—I tell the story of Brighteye. June, 1993—“Brighteye,” which won first place in the Personal Columns category of the Delaware Press Association Contest

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MARK FIELDS our film critic


t’s a sad commentary (though perhaps not much of a surprise) that a computergenerated cartoon mouse in The Tale of Despereaux can evoke more genuine humanity than the most famous and well-paid actor on the planet. Then again, Tom Cruise ceased to be human, at least on screen, years ago. When Tom Cruise, as German Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, intones through his perfect, clenched teeth that he intends to kill Hitler in Valkyrie, one is torn between laughing out loud and hurling a popcorn box at the screen. It’s really no laughing matter, however, that this potentially powerful but ultimately disappointing film hinges on the constipated acting ability of Cruise. Never an especially convincing actor (with the possible exceptions of Born on the Fourth of July and A Few Good Men), Cruise has utterly lost his ability to evoke human emotion, buried under the avalanche of his tabloid personal life and his plastic action-figure screen appearances. He has become, in short, a real-life cartoon. January, 2009 —“Man or Mouse?”

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ne of my most vivid taste memories came as a waiter in the Green Room of the Hotel duPont. I was learning how to prepare Strawberries Henry VIII, table-side. The fattest, ripest strawberries were wheeled out on a cart with butter, sugar, citrus, Grand Marnier and Courvoisier. With the show well under way, the heady aroma of caramelized sugar and freshly squeezed lemon and orange wafted through the room. Then came the fireworks. A splash of GM, a squirt of cognac, and—floof!—the copper pan and its contents were set ablaze. The final step, to my surprise, was a generous dose of freshly ground black pepper, set crackling upon contact with the flames. What heresy is this? What strange magic drifts skyward like cinders from this indoor bonfire? May, 2012

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hile they recorded their landmark album Doolittle in 1988, they rehearsed songs the only way they knew how: at full blast. “We just loved to play,” says guitarist Joey Santiago. “Getting in there and hearing these loud drums and turning up the amps, that’s what it’s all about. You can’t practice softly. It’d come across like, I don’t know—Bambi.” November, 2011—“The Pixies Come to the Grand”


en Rizzo remembers the first time he teamed up with Gene Fontana to host live blues music: the pair threw a Fourth of July shindig on the grounds of the Rizzo family masonry business, the same cheerful compound near New Castle where Rizzo used to attend family picnics. They assembled a modest tent, set up a beer truck, and invited a few of their favorite blues performers, like Mark Stinger & the Swarm, and Eddie Campbell. “Suddenly, all these people started rolling in,” Rizzo says. “Must’ve been about 300, 400 people there. My dad looked over at me and said, ‘I don’t think I made enough food.’” The two share a laugh inside St. Georges Country Store. Jerry DiAngelo is warming up his guitar a few feet away. “Turns out blues fans will travel for the blues,” Rizzo says.

MIKE POLLOCK former managing editor


ade Tree Records turns 20 next year. Yes, they’ve made mistakes, and yes, they face the threats and challenges all labels face. It’s quite possible there won’t be a 25th anniversary, or even a 21st. But there’s something infinitely admirable about having a track record that’s awesome more times than awful, about never putting a price tag on your passion. Then, when money begins to cloud the vision, giving it all up so that the dream lives on for someone else. “I grew up in a place that was culturally devoid of anything,” Darren Walters says. “I thought that by doing something, by starting this label, I would someday inspire somebody to get up off their ass and do something culturally relevant. I’d like to think that by being around and still being based here after 20 years, one of these people—somebody in a band, or somebody booking shows at a venue—just was, like, ‘Wow, that’s pretty cool that Jade Tree was right in our backyard.’” December, 2009 —“Shaking the Tree”

June, 2012—“St. George’s Blues Fest”

ERIC FINE contributing writer


n art museum seems an odd place for a photography exhibit devoted to rock stars from the 1960s. Museums, in some quarters, still carry the stigma of being the province of the wine-and-cheese set, while rock’s “anti-establishment” stance often glorifies the crude excesses of youth. Perhaps the Delaware Art Museum’s presentation of Linda McCartney’s ‘60s: Portrait of an Era is a sign of the times. The two-month retrospective, which opens Jan. 19, serves as a reminder that the generation that came of age at the height of the war in Vietnam and the Civil Rights Movement has grown up. Collectively, the images capture perfectly the tenor of the time. Hippie fashion stands front and center, from Janis Joplin’s hat to Tiny Tim’s flowery tie to Tim Buckley’s moccasins, not to mention the trippy outfits favored by Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir. There’s plenty of hair—Grace Slick and John Lennon come to mind. Plenty of exuberance—The Who’s Pete Townshend smashing a guitar. And plenty of innocence. The young, confident faces in Linda McCartney’s portraits suggest fame lasts forever, and the promise of the Summer of Love and the Age of Aquarius would bear fruit. Certainly, those faces thought their impact would far surpass the 15 fleeting minutes that Andy Warhol predicted. January, 2001—“Rock of Ages”

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hether dealing with basketball coach Jim Valvano’s battle with cancer, Muhammad Ali’s entourage, or the struggles of Jonathan Takes Enemy, a young Crow basketball player trying to escape the reservation, Gary Smith’s Sports Illustrated features are far more than mere sports stories. Running 5,000 to 9,000 words each, they are psychological profiles, social commentaries, morality plays—with Smith as a one-man Greek chorus. Smith lists Camus, Dostoyevsky, Nietzsche, and Hermann Hesse among his favorite authors— not exactly the average sportswriter’s reading list. And his articles reflect that pantheon of rather dark intellects. A Smith piece—he writes only about four per year—is rarely the upbeat story common to sports pages. And unlike Rick Reilly, his friend, colleague and perennial fellow candidate for sports writer of the year honors, Smith rarely attempts humor. His milieu is often tragedy, death, and the struggle to parry the slings and arrows of life—hardly fertile ground for belly laughs. June, 2005—Profile of Sports Illustrated senior writer and Wilmington native Gary Smith The first thing you should know about the Cab Calloway School of the Arts is that the school song is “Minnie the Moocher,” whose call-andresponse scat chorus goes something like this: Ho-de-ho-de-ho Ho-de-ho-de-ho Hi-de-hi-de-hi Hi-de-hi-de-hi Bodoo-la-doo-la-doo-ba-doo Bodoo-la-doo-la-doo-la-doo Ho-de-ho-de-ho Ho-de-ho-de-ho

onja and I waved goodbye through the rearview window as we jounced away, with our grandfather, Opi Klotsch, in command of the wheel. We weren’t allowed to speak while Opi drove. Omi said he needed incredible concentration. “Left, Siegfried, left!” Omi screamed, and Opi veered to the right. We bounced up a curb onto a sidewalk. A fierce, German pedestrian said, “Arschloch!” Opi leapt out, inspected the tires, flung open the hood. “Siefried, what is it?” Omi called. Opi looked around and slowly climbed back in. “What was that noise?” “What noise?” I asked in English. My grandfather spoke to my grandmother, who turned to us and translated from gibberish to German, “Your grandfather heard a noise. Oh! Siegfried, I see what it was. It was the girls, digging through their carry-on bags.” Opi pivoted and stared through us. His gaze shifted to our luggage, and he sputtered harsh nonsense. Omi gave us a worried glance. Then she burst out laughing, covering her face with her hands. “Siegfried,” she said. “You’re a character!” From Omi and Opi Klotsch’s balcony, I could see onto the Koenigsallee, a boulevard of boutiques and fancy fur coat shops, buildings which before the War had belonged to Omi, but were “lost.” I looked over sooty rooftops into a cloister garden, like an emerald in gravel, where nuns moved slowly, tending rose blooms. I envied the nuns. I envied the rose blooms. August, 1997—“Omis and Opis Ritter and Klotsch” Winner of O&A the Short Story Contest

MARGO MCDONOUGH contributing writer


lmost all parents can vividly recall the moment they first laid eyes on each of their children. My three sons were all just seconds old – red-faced, squalling, newborns – when I looked into their eyes and took them into my heart. My first glimpse of my daughter was far different. I was standing in the doorway of a hotel room in Guatemala City, anxiously bouncing up and down on the balls of my feet while my eyes remained fixed upon the elevator across the hall. Five long minutes ago, we had received the phone call from the lobby that she was on her way up – so why was it taking so long? Finally, the elevator door opened to reveal a tiny 21-month-old in an impossibly large dress. Her eyes were red and puffy from crying and she clung to the hand of the young man who had escorted her there. I gasped at the sight of this fragile, emaciated little girl, or so my husband tells me, though I don’t recall making a sound. But I do remember taking her into my heart, in that moment I first saw her, just as surely as I did my three sons before. April, 2003—“My Chica” VOL. 25 NO. 1


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MARIA HESS former contributor, current editor-in-chief of Delaware Today

JERRY DUPHILY founder and publisher


he thing I have always loved about print media is the absence of a volume control. You can’t raise the sound level to amplify your point of view; can’t turn it down to mute your opponent. Use words effectively or you lose your audience. Weave them together skillfully and you can influence the world. Problem is, that doesn’t make good TV. Or good talk radio. Or good YouTube. Today, the quickest route to 15 minutes of fame is outrageous behavior. Call someone a Nazi and you’re the lead on the evening news. Of course, I’m not exactly breaking news here. Outlandish behavior has been must-watch TV for decades. But now we have hundreds more channels…and cameras on cell phones…and Facebook… and ubiquitous talk radio. We have as many message outlets as Wal-Mart. Scary. October, 2009—“Just Because You’re Louder Doesn’t Make You Right” “Whaddya think about the season?” my friend asked innocently. I jumped on the question like a hanging curve. “It’s going to be great,” I gushed. “I think Bowen is really up for it this year. He was enthusiastic about tryouts. He’s asking me to have a catch. And, you know, he has a great natural swing. And a good arm. He needs to work on his fielding but he’s not as intimidated by the ball as he was last year. I’m not pushing, but he really seems like he wants to play. And if he’s into it, well… ah, it’s gonna be…” As I re-established eye contact I noticed my friend’s bemused expression give way to an approving nod. I’d guessed fastball and he’d thrown me a changeup. I stepped out of the box. “Ahhhhh, you meant the Phillies?” I said. “Geez, sorry about that. Guess I got a little carried away.” April, 2006—“If the Glove Fits…”


n exotic dancer dressed in white transparent chiffon and six-inch pumps slinks down the black iron catwalk that leads to the stage. Hands caressing the requisite pole, she leans backward, licking her lips and swinging her hips in the time-honored suggestive pose. She climbs the pole, then hangs upside down and attaches herself by the ankles. She crawls back to the floor and rhythmically opens and closes her legs. She makes eye contact with her customers, because, she will say later, “eye-to-eye work” is the best way to make serious cash. She strips to the legal minimum: pasties and g-string. The DJ encourages audience participation. Catcalls. Male patrons dressed in everything from flannel shirts to tailored suits place fives, tens and twenties (hundreds on a good night) in her thong. She stays onstage until Tippers’ Row runs dry. Ernie, a 30-something bachelor, is partying away the last few hours of freedom before his wedding. The DJ announces his name, and three dancers escort him to the stage. Heavy metal is pounding. Ernie sits on a chair as his hands are tied to a pole behind him. The dancers position themselves: one on his lap, another at his knees, the third up the pole – her crotch in his face. One 41-year-old married man is mesmerized. “Man, it’s almost worth it to get divorced and remarried for this.” March, 2001— “What Gentlemen Prefer”

SALLY RINARD, 1944-2008 Carol Kipp wrote this for our page of tributes to Sally, our esteemed film critic and contributing writer, who died at the far-too-young age of 63:


hen David Robson retired as cinema critic for Out & About, we couldn’t imagine how anyone could replace him. And since no one came to mind, we ran a contest inviting writers to audition for the spot by submitting a sample review of three films. If memory serves, Sally did four. At any rate, she won hands down, not for her zealous response but for the absolute brilliance of her writing style. After that, Sally became a legend at the magazine. We also became gal-pals. She frequently invited me to tag along to press-only screenings in Philly, loftily introducing me as her editor to the studio reps in the lobby. It was a title I hardly deserved; Sally was a much better writer and I had no business passing judgment on her copy. I did, however, sometimes challenge certain esoteric passages that would have confounded even our most sophisticated readers. I also felt duty bound to purge the risqué elements she delighted in. Either way, it was a struggle to convince her to change anything—yet always a wonder to discover how cleverly she would deconstruct the films we had seen together. I remember rattling along I-95 at break-neck speed in her tin can of a car. Her driving made me nervous, despite her supreme confidence behind the wheel. She thought nothing of driving to Manhattan to catch an early screening, and was certainly not concerned with the fact that it made no sense economically, a writer’s pay being what it is. Sal would not appreciate my reducing her to clichés, but nonetheless, she was an original—a classy woman with a generous heart, a loyal spirit and a distinctly offbeat manner. She has no replacement, in this magazine or anywhere else. COMPLIMENTARY

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The BIG BANG of Food Culture

s a waiter 25 years ago in Delaware, I would begin each lunch shift like this: set up my tables with sugar caddies (regular or Sweet-nLow), coffee cup and saucer, full salt and peppers, and a clean ashtray, matches folded open; ask about the soup du jour and catch of the day, put on my bowtie and get ready to run. I would never dream of giving guests a menu until they had ordered and drunk at least one cocktail. It was not uncommon for them to have two or three. Soup and salad was not your lunch, but how you started. A petite filet mignon, orange roughy or crab cake with accompanying starch and vegetable usually followed. Dessert wasn’t “if” but “when.” Requisite groans would ensue as we carried out

a gussied up tray of six or seven types of cakes. We’d flip over their coffee cups and ask, “Regular or decaf”? If you wanted decaf, you had to specify Sanka or brewed. We presented the check only when asked. If the guest paid with Carte Blanche, you knew you were going to get a substantial tip. A good lunch, after tipping out the bus boy, service bartender and coat room, netted me about $25. This scene was repeated at H.A. Winston’s, The Columbus Inn, Air Transport Command and The Green Room. I know because I worked at all of them. And that, my friends, is the way it was. We’ve come a long way, baby. Ironically (given O&A’s silver anniversary), it was around 25 years ago that the country really began to

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with hours and type of cuisine. “Would you kindly remove your hat?” was an occasional unpleasantry I’d have to handle as maître d’. The cloak room at fine dining eateries usually had a selection of brass-buttoned blazers for gents who may have forgotten. Usually, there was another room you could dine in if you had the nerve to arrive in jeans. In some cases Delaware was a leader in developing dining trends. A couple of restaurants in Delaware, like Dan Butler’s Griglia Toscana, went non-smoking long before the statemandated ban a decade ago. Restaurateur Xavier Teixido and his partner at the time, Davis Sezna, were the only independent operators (non-chain) at the time to run multiple units, each with its own distinct vibe and personality. Take that, Stephen Starr. Speaking of Teixido, a fledgling Kid Shelleen’s was the only local restaurant of its time to serve wine by the glass that wasn’t jug wine. “The standard was full bottles or house pour, and it usually connoted poor quality,” says Teixido. “For the last 10 years, Harry’s Seafood has been serving over 50 wines by the glass. That would have been considered lunacy.” Chefs as owners and celebrities exploded when Wolfgang Puck regularly table-hopped his ground-breaking Spago in L.A., illustrating that showmanship was about to become an integral part of the dining experience. The Food Network was born about 15 years ago, and with it a 24-hour culture of the culinarily inquisitive. The next phase emerged when chefs began to step aside and let the food take the spotlight. Ingredient-driven restaurants evolved from a desire to give the best quality possible, edging out frozen fish, bulk dressings and pre-made desserts. “Local and Fresh” is just the latest incarnation of this trend. And it continues to evolve. The latest example is single-ingredient eateries that sing the praises of everything from meatballs to crepes. Corporate culture put the kibosh on the three-martini lunch, to say nothing of the regular sobriety checkpoints today in our fair state. Micro-brews became craft beer. Social media—Open Table, Yelp!, Chowhound and Ipads as menus— represent one of the biggest sea changes in dining. Muzak, the piped music company founded in 1934, got the boot when multi-disc players could enliven a dining room and change a restaurant’s entire persona (ask yourself how you know the Gypsy Kings). Community tables and cook-offs, tasting menus and celebrity cookbooks: we didn’t just evolve in the last 25 years, we experienced the Big Bang of our national food culture. There has never been a time when we have had so much variety, quality and value. If that’s just what’s developed in a quarter century, I get giddy thinking about what’s ahead. Robert Lhulier is the executive chef at The University & Whist Club in Wilmington.

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izza By Elizabeths in Greenville is where you want to be on Thursday, March 21, for the March Madness Kickoff Party and the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Benefitting The Ministry of Caring’s Childcare Centers, the 6 to 9 p.m. party offers guests a chance to win prizes and watch the games on multiple screens. Your $30 ticket will include the “Final Four” pizza bar, soups and sides, and your first draft beer. For tickets, visit moc.ticketleap.com/ march-madness. —Out & About


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njoy a multi-course dinner with specially-selected wine pairings prepared by national chefs at the 25th annual Taste of the Nation Wilmington on Thursday, April 18, at Harry’s Savoy Ballroom in Wilmington. This 21-and-over event, which benefits Food Bank of Delaware, Claymont Community Center and Ministry of Caring, runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m., but VIP guests will be admitted 30 minutes prior. Admission includes a pre-dinner reception, a silent auction, wine raffle and more. The event is sponsored by Share Our Strength, a national organization leading the No Kid Hungry campaign, which aims to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring that all children receive the healthy food they need daily. Participating chefs include: Jessi Allen, of A Sweet Destination in Claymont; Kirk Avondoglio, of Perona Farms in Andover Farms, N. J.; David Leo Banks, host, chef and partner at Harry’s Hospitality Group, and more. Popular for his innovations and creativity, Banks brings to the menu a diverse food background. He regularly appears on Comcast Network’s Chef’s Kitchen, has received multiple honors, and has served as chair of Wilmington’s Taste of the Nation since 1994—helping to raise more than $600,000 in the battle against childhood hunger. For tickets and ticket prices, contact Meg Morgan at 475-3000. — Out & About


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hether you prefer small, intimate gatherings or dinners boasting hundreds of attendees, the four-day MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival has it all, along with a new location: Wilmington’s Rodney Square. The festival will offer 44 events around the region that include chefs, winemakers, brewers and distillers from the area and around the world. Now in its second year, the festival is set for Wednesday, March 6, through Sunday, March 10, with locations in Rodney Square, the Brandywine Valley, and Kent County. The Festival Village will be open on Rodney Square from Friday to Sunday. Under an 8,000-square-foot tent, international and local chefs, photo/Strongpoint Marketing winemakers and vendors will present their finest wine, beer, spirits and food for tasting. Stop by the event’s official Festival Bottle Shop, where many of the wines and spirits offered throughout the weekend will be on sale. The Rodney Square schedule and prices: Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (which includes an appearance by local pastry chef Dana Herbert), $25; Friday, 3:30 to 7 p.m., $30; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., $30, including The Great Coffee Roast, led by Panamanian coffee grower Rich Lipner; Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m., $30; and Sunday, noon to 3 p.m., $25. A weekend pass, which excludes ticketed events, is $100 and provides access to food vendors, complimentary wine, beer, and spirits samples, chef demonstrations and music. Admission for children under 12 is free when they are accompanied by a parent. Every attendee will receive a souvenir glass for sampling and to take home. The festival benefits The MidAtlantic Food + Wine Feast Charitable Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation, a non-profit that donates 100 percent of proceeds to nine regional arts organizations: Christina Cultural Arts Center, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the Delaware Art Museum, the Delaware Theatre Company, the Grand Opera House, the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, the Kent County Fund for the Arts, Opera Delaware and the Rehoboth Beach Film Society. For tickets and a list of times, participants, locations and lodging around the area, visit the website at midatlanticwineandfood.com.


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Nick and John Vouras inside Kozy Korner on Union Street. photo/Krista Connor

Comfort Food By Krista Connor

20 years of Kozy Korner


he phrase “it runs in the family” is not just a cliché for three generations of Vouras men, who have dedicated much of their lives to maintaining successful, family-run restaurants. John Vouras opened the first Kozy Korner at Delaware Avenue and Washington Street in the late 1920s. Business flourished for 60 years, and after John passed away his son Nick took over from 1964 to 1984, although he was initially going to be a teacher. In 1984 the building was torn down, and in ‘93 Nick opened a second Kozy Korner on Union Street. In 2001 his son John began to carry on the family business. Nick, 73, still works at Kozy Korner part-time, although he says the transition from his role as “orchestra conductor” was a challenge at first. Nick and John sat down with O&A to talk about the experience of keeping a Wilmington restaurant going strong for three generations—80 years. Nick also reminisces about the changes Wilmington has experienced in the past five decades.

How has Wilmington changed over the years? Nick: City life was a lot different then. There were big companies downtown, people were living there. There were no outside neighborhoods or shopping malls. It was two, three restaurants on every block back then. Where today, you hear of two Starbucks on the same block. The shopping malls happened in the early ‘60s and from there you had a mass exodus of people out of the city, so business started to taper off.

But it [Kozy Korner] was competitive and it survived. After the riots in the city in the late ‘60s, the city changed. Everybody was moving away from the city to the suburbs, and it became like a ghost town. This changed business a lot in the latter part of the ‘70s. But the thing that kept us going good was new construction—high rise buildings, banks, the DuPont Company. With those construction workers, it kept everyone busy. You had to reach out. At one point you saw things slowing down,

you went out to start delivering. In the late ‘70s I was delivering to the buildings, and that panned out. From nothing, it became like 30 percent of business. They built a park across the street, so I took a booth out and put an ice cream stand there. That generated more revenue. You lost here, but you gained here—always try to balance the books. You always have to innovate. Back in the old days when I was in business, there were so many restaurants around that you never heard the word “delicious,” “super,” “excellent.” These people today, that’s all they say to you, which means that when they’re going other places for breakfast, they’re not getting anything decent. That’s what it tells me. That’s what blows my mind. I’m not used to hearing words like that when you’re in the food business. Back then, it was an expected thing—as long as they’re happy and they’re back, you know you did a good job. Now they [chains] charge you an arm and a leg. For what? Shit. And then they shove you around like you’re nothing. They lost a lot of principles and values. I wish it could cycle back. It’s a new phase now. Where do you go? I don’t know where it’s gonna go. What is your most common breakfast order? Have people’s breakfast habits changed through the years? John: I would say lately, the Italian sausage omelet—hot Italian sausage with green peppers, onions and cheese. It’s the most popular right now. And yeah, people are more health conscious now. Back in the old days, we used to sell a lot of muffins, and now we barely sell any. A lot more people are getting egg whites, egg beaters—a lot more requests for turkey sausage or turkey bacon. I got rid of trans fats six years ago. Now I’m using vegetable oil to cook everything in. Who are some of your most famous customers? What do you think draws them? John: I don’t know, that’s a good question. It’s been like that since day one. I guess by word of mouth. They have business meetings in here, and word gets around to city council and everybody else. Joe Biden, Governor Markell, Carper, Castle—pretty much any politicians in Delaware. Tampa Bay Rays players were here one time during playoffs with the Phillies. ► March 2013 | OutAndAbOutNow.com

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Nick, did you expect your son to follow you into the business? Are you happy he did? Do you think your grandchildren will continue the tradition? Nick: No, I didn’t [expect it]. It worked out—he enjoys what he does here. He’s creative, and he likes it, from what I can sense. I don’t agree with his way of handling certain situations. He’s not worried about opening on time. And I’m a stickler, because I feel like you open on time, you close on time, you build up a nice following, and your base grows. If people can’t be sure that you’re going to be open at 6 o’clock but you’re open at 6:30, you’re losing people. I have an idea of what I want to see happen. I planted the seed, but I don’t know if he’s gonna pick up on it. He’s got two boys himself, and his wife. I’d like to see him open three more like this. And each one has their own [restaurant]. They’re going to be different in the way they operate, but it gives them a secure future. If he starts it with himself, his wife, and two kids, they’ll have a gold mine. It’s all family owned. You’re independent and can work together as a family unit.

“With the customers, I always have fun—I pick on ‘em, makes ‘em feel at home. That’s been my philosophy for so many years. It works.” — Nick Vouras

Nick, regulars say you like to give customers and your staff a hard time, but deep down you’re really a “softie.” Is that accurate? Yes, yes I am. I give the waitress a hard time, ‘cause the customer appreciates that I’m looking after them. If I see what they’re doing wrong, I nail them right there—not to embarrass them, but to say, “Would you like it this way? Why do you do it to him?” With the customers, I always have fun—I pick on ‘em, makes ‘em feel at home. That’s been my philosophy for so many years. It works. The sign of a good restaurant: if you see the same help in there for 20 years. I got six or seven girls, they’re all here from the time they were hired, 19 years ago. I lost a dishwasher—he died. He was here from the start. It tells you that they’re making money, people are taking care of them, and the owner treats them good. Keeps it solid, like a little family. The most important thing in a restaurant business is the first impression people get when they walk in. They see how clean the place is, and then they sit down, and the next contact is the waitress to the customer—how she approaches or makes that customer feel at home makes the biggest difference. Your job as an owner: make sure your place is clean, your food is excellent, and your service is good. If they have a complaint, you take care of the complaint and the customer. Take care of your people.

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n late October, I had the privilege of being a guest of the Jim Beam and Knob Creek Distilleries in Kentucky. I’m an avid bourbon fan, and my primary task was to select Premier Wine & Spirits’ private reserve barrel of bourbon, eventually to be labeled and bottled exclusively as Premier’s Single Barrel Knob Creek. Booker Noe (grandson of Jim Beam) created Knob Creek and the modern “Small Batch Bourbon” category in an effort to take the taste profile back to pre-Prohibition days. As Noe would often yelp, “the way it was meant to be!” The barrel I selected is the epitome of a classic bourbon. Big and bold with strong caramel notes and sweet corn flavors with subtle hue of spice and heat, it’s unlike anything I have ever tasted. Booker Noe would be proud.

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or Dan and Sue Weirback, the journey toward a successful brewing company began with homebrews in the 1980s. Dan enjoyed craft beers and had owned small businesses for more than 15 years, including a swimming pool service company and a potato chip distribution route. In the early ‘90s he began looking for a new business, and when Sue suggested combining his love for beer and business by starting a brewery, he jumped at the idea. Two years later, in 1995, the husband and wife formed Weyerbacher Brewing Company in a livery stable in downtown Easton, Pa. “Weyerbacher” was the original spelling of the family name when their ancestors immigrated from Germany 200 years ago, and the Weirbacks thought it was a fitting name for the brewery. Initially, the company made mainstream microbrews, such as Pale Ale and ESB. But two years after they started the brewery, one of Dan’s favorite homebrew recipes, Raspberry Imperial Stout, became their first big beer. The next big hits were Blithering Idiot Barleywine and Merry Monks’ Ale, and soon “full-flavored, high-quality brews for a discerning customer” became the company mantra. In 2001 they moved to a bigger location, and sales have expanded to 18 states, including much of the East Coast, Ohio, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Starting this month, the microbrews will be sold in Delaware in package stores in Rehoboth, Middletown, Dover and Wilmington, as well as restaurants and taverns throughout the state. — Out & About

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25 Years of Movies Worth Remembering (and Forgetting)

By Mark Fields


or the 25th anniversary issue of Out & About, I’ve taken a look back at the same period of movie history and compiled a list of films that I find worth remembering, as well as some that I prefer to forget.

The memorable ones are not necessarily top-grossing hits or award

winners, but films that stand out to me personally in some way: they took me someplace I’d never been before, told an old story in a new way, or featured performances that were revelatory. And, as a part-

The Dark Knight

time movie critic with standards, those worth forgetting will not include any of the true dreck that I avoided seeing in the first place, just those films that I hoped would be good but were not. With so many years and so many movies to cover, I can’t expound on them all, but I give a little added insight for the five-year anniversary selections. Enjoy this trip down movie memory lane. Slumdog Millionaire



Worth Remembering: Lincoln, Argo, Silver Linings Playbook, Skyfall Worth Forgetting: Cosmopolis

Worth Remembering: Ides of March, A Separation Worth Forgetting: The Green Hornet, Green Lantern

Daniel Day-Lewis’ performance as Lincoln completely immerses the viewer in the drama around the 13th Amendment, while Argo recaptures the drama of the Iranian hostage crisis. Bradley Cooper shows depth, while Daniel Craig and Judi Dench restore vintage magic to the Bond franchisee.

The Wrestler

2010 Worth Remembering: Inception, Shutter Island, Incendies Worth Forgetting: Clash of the Titans

2009 Worth Remembering: Star Trek, Inglorious Basterds, State of Play, Avatar Worth Forgetting: Year One

2008 Worth Remembering: The Dark Knight, Milk, The Wrestler, Slumdog Millionaire Worth Forgetting: Valkyrie Heath Ledger’s fabulous final role as the Joker makes his tragic loss even more poignant. Sean Penn adds to his long list of winning characters, while Mickey Rourke reinvents himself. Danny Boyle’s Indian epic opens new vistas on a different yet familiar culture.


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Worth Remembering: Gosford Park, Shrek, Moulin Rouge, Ocean’s 11 Worth Forgetting: Donnie Darko

Worth Remembering: Sling Blade, Swingers, Trainspotting, Big Night Worth Forgetting: Dunston Checks In




Worth Remembering: Juno, Waitress, Gone Baby Gone, No Country for Old Men Worth Forgetting: Transformers

Worth Remembering: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Best in Show, Gladiator Worth Forgetting: Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle

Worth Remembering: Usual Suspects, Babe, Se7en, Toy Story Worth Forgetting: Judge Dredd

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2006 Worth Remembering: The Prestige, Pan’s Labyrinth, Volver, The Departed Worth Forgetting: Eragon


1999 Worth Remembering: About My Mother, Election, The Sixth Sense Worth Forgetting: Bicentennial Man

Worth Remembering: Crash, Goodnight & Good Luck, Hustle & Flow, The Constant Gardener Worth Forgetting: Sahara

1998 Worth Remembering: The Big Lebowski, Saving Private Ryan, Run Lola Run Worth Forgetting: Six Days Seven Nights


The Dude abides, Spielberg makes D-Day graphically real on an epic scale while finding human drama too, and a German hipster drama re-tells the same story in three frenetic ways.

Worth Remembering: The Incredibles, Sideways, Fahrenheit 9/11, Million Dollar Baby Worth Forgetting: A Series of Unfortunate Events

The Big Lebowski

2003 Worth Remembering: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Lost in Translation, Love Actually Worth Forgetting: Kangaroo Jack

Love, Actually

Peter Jackson concludes his sprawling trilogy with melancholy majesty. Bill Murray connects to Scarlett Johansson with surprising depth. An all-star British cast finds humor, pathos in several Christmas love stories.

Saving Private Ryan

Lost in Translation Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Run Lola Run




Worth Remembering: Spirited Away, City of God, Bend It Like Beckham, Far from Heaven Worth Forgetting: The Adventures of Pluto Nash

Worth Remembering: Good Will Hunting, The Ice Storm, Wag the Dog Worth Forgetting: Batman and Robin

Worth Remembering: Pulp Fiction, Ed Wood, The Lion King, The Shawshank Redemption Worth Forgetting: The Road to Wellville

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1993 Worth Remembering: Schindler’s List, Mrs. Doubtfire, Dave, Philadelphia Worth Forgetting: Indecent Proposal Spielberg (yet again) makes history gripping in all its horror. Robin Williams and Kevin Kline delight in two comedies, one broad and manic, the other sweet and affirming. Tom Hanks breaks out of his comic comfort zone.




Worth Remembering: A League of Their Own, Malcolm X, Howards End, Reservoir Dogs Worth Forgetting: Shakes the Clown

Worth Remembering: Comfort of Strangers, Edward Scissorhands, The Grifters, Miller’s Crossing Worth Forgetting: Bonfire of the Vanities



Worth Remembering: Boyz n the Hood, Raise the Red Lantern, The Commitments Worth Forgetting: Barton Fink

Worth Remembering: Crimes and Misdemeanors, Do the Right Thing, Henry V, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Say Anything Worth Forgetting: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

1988 Dave Philadelphia

Worth Remembering: The Last Temptation of Christ, Dangerous Liaisons, Bull Durham Worth Forgetting: Cocktail Scorsese’s controversial interpretation of Jesus’ life still resonates. John Malkovich and Glenn Close play games with loves and lives. Has it really been 25 years since Kevin Costner was truly good in a movie?

Mrs. Doubtfire Schindler’s List

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xperimental pop band Freelance Whales appeared at The Queen on Feb. 1— the final stop on their U.S-Canada tour. For lead singer Judah Dadone, the sold-out show was also a return to his home state; he lived in Brandywine Hundred and graduated from Wilmington Friends School in 2003. In 2008, the Queens-based band connected with each other mainly through Craigslist ads and began to “busk”—perform in public places for money—on the streets and subways of New York City. The band—multi-instrumentalists Dadone, Doris Cellar, Chuck Criss, Jacob Hyman and Kevin Read—attracted instant interest while playing an assortment of instruments, including the harmonium, banjo, guitar, synthesizer, drums, glockenspiel, percussion, mandolin, and trumpet. Songs such as “Generator ^ First Floor,” “Hannah” and “Location” from their 2009 debut album, Weathervanes, ended up on television shows, commercials and Twitter. The group then plunged into tour life, and for the last few years have focused on traveling and performing. Last October, they released their second album, Diluvia. Drummer and vocalist Hyman and Read (guitarist, vocalist, glockenspiel, mandolin, and synth player) sat down with O&A before the show at The Queen to talk about ghost stories, band dynamics, miming and musical transformation.


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real effect. I don’t think we went to the direction of “now we have to make that number one hit song,” that “next hit” kind of thing. But it definitely changed the dynamics of our live performances—it opened up different avenues that we probably wouldn’t have had—like the Twitter or Starbucks commercials. JH: I think those things exposed so many new people to our music. It doesn’t necessarily affect the way we write songs. Thankfully we’re not that kind of band, but it definitely affects, like Kevin said, how many people are coming to shows, what sort of energy is at shows, and it’s finding that wider audience that really affects the trajectory of playing and making records.

So, Freelance Whales—where did the name come from and what does it mean? JH: There’s no way of knowing. I think at one point it was based on experiences that Judah had. Growing up in Israel, he spent a lot of time at the Sea of Galilee, and there was a near drowning incident in which someone called him a “freedom whale” once he was pulled unconscious, or semiconscious, from the water. I think over time it’s shifted, and it’s less based on that experience and more of a free-flowing verbal collage. It flows, it sounds nice, it doesn’t take itself too seriously, and neither do we. I think it conjures images of the sea and is this ethereal thing—whales are these very transient creatures, and I think we fashion ourselves ethereal and transient as well.

Both Weathervanes and Diluvia contain a mix of the dark and ethereal. Even in your more lighthearted songs, there is a haunted element seeming to lurk in attics and underneath carpets and creaking floorboards. Where does that tension come from, and what inspired it? JH: From Judah’s twisted mind. The album is essentially a ghost story about a young boy living in a house. He interacts with this female ghost that’s also in the house late at night when he can’t sleep. It’s semi-autobiographical ‘cause Judah had a lot of trouble sleeping when he was younger, and I think when you’re young and you’re up late at night and no one’s up, and you’re kind of exploring your home, you imagine all sorts of things. You have all sorts of internal strife and intense experiences with things that maybe are real and maybe aren’t real. And the definition of real when you’re that age, and when you’re half asleep and wandering around, doesn’t really hold. So, I think that’s where that sort of dreamlike, ethereal quality comes in, and also where the darkness comes in.

“We went from playing in the subways and doing a show every other week in New York to playing six shows a week all around the country for about 18 months.”


Your songs have been featured on television shows (Chuck, One Tree Hill, Grey’s Anatomy, MTV), commercials (Chevrolet, Starbucks), and a major Twitter video. How has that connection with the entertainment world affected or changed the dynamics and direction of the band, and do you see yourselves heading further in that direction? KR: As for affecting the dynamic and the direction of the music, I don’t know if it necessarily had any kind of

— Jacob Hyman Diluvia seems to have a lighter, fresher sound. What changed between Weathervanes and Diluvia? KR: One of the major changes: the first album was for the most part done by Judah—all the songwriting, a lot of the construction of parts, and quite a few of the performances of the parts—where Diluvia is more of a combined effort among the band. This brought in a different kind of take and a freshness. It’s easy to see the difference between Weathervanes and Diluvia, but it’s still cohesive enough that they’re not so far apart that you can’t even understand how we got to that point. We also March 2013 | OutAndAbOutNow.com

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started messing around with new equipment, and by getting new equipment, new instruments, new textural sounds, we developed, like you were saying, more of an atmospheric [sound]—surrounding and softer. It didn’t take long for you to go from new to well-known. How did that work for you guys? JH: It might seem that way to you . . . it’s been four years for us. When it first started taking off, it was moving really, really fast. We went from playing in the subways and doing a show every other week in New York to playing six shows a week all around the country for about 18 months. It was pretty intense. It happened really quickly, and because of that, we had to take some time off to make the second record and reapply ourselves to being at home and getting into a creative, calm space. It was pretty jarring, I think, for all of us in varying degrees. We had never been on the road before and none of us were experienced musicians coming into this, so I think that’s part and parcel of why it took us so long to write a second record. We didn’t know how to write on the road. Judah had only written in one place, and that was in the comfort of his own home or studio. To have to be in a van for eight hours a day and then a venue, you don’t really get a lot of time to sit and reflect and write your music without really actively taking it for yourself. Many of your songs, such as Weathervanes’ single “Generator ^ First Floor,” seem to speak in complex metaphors and symbols. What is the meaning behind this song? Do you intend to write in complicated layers, or is it something that just evolves? JH: I think even if you talk to Judah about it, he’d be pretty reticent to give away the exact meaning. I think part of what he and all of us love about music is the listener’s experience and the fact that the song meant one thing when he wrote it, but it means something different even in small variations to every person that hears it based on their experience. I don’t think he’d want to take that away from anybody by putting his interpretation on their vision.


Before 2010 when the band landed a label and national and international tours, Freelance Whales busked in New York City subways. Do you miss it? Would you ever go back? KR: Not as this band, ‘cause I think there’s too many elements now. It was a folkier thing and it felt fresh, but I feel like now going back there as a band— JH: We’d do it for like a half hour and be like, “Ah, let’s go home.” KR: I would totally do it if it were a bunch of other people, if they were like, “Hey, wanna go down to the subway?” JH: I think we could do it, and it would be a cool novelty as long as it wasn’t announced first, but I don’t know that that makes a lot of sense for us at this point. Judah was saying he had a dream that he powdered his face and put on suspenders and went down and did his own weird acoustic mime busk. I don’t know that he’d make any money. Can you tell me anything about the third album you’re working on? Where do you see yourselves in the future? JH: We’re about to start. I think Judah’s already got the wheels turning, but we haven’t been privy to any of his ponderings just yet. This is the last show. Tomorrow we drive home, put all our gear away, and sleep for a week. We’re hopefully putting together something in the early summer, but I can’t say anything more than that at the moment. Hopefully that happens, and if not, we’ll just be working on the third record. KR: We’re just feeling it out. All along, we’ve really preferred, I hate to say “organic,” because it’s the most overused term in describing our music and most music, but a slow and naturally evolving process—we’re not trying to force anything, we’re not trying to foist any ideas upon a third record. It all plays out and I think we like it that way.

I agree. What’s your interpretation? JH: In the greater context of the album, it almost works backwards. Judah’s the boy, the protagonist, and has woken up. It’s daytime, and he’s been up all night, and he has to force himself to get everything moving in normal waking life again. He spends so much time in this house and communing with house and the spirits in the house that they’re working together to get him ready for this new day.


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TUNED IN What’s happening in the local music scene next month? Email kconnor@tsnpub.com with ideas and they could be added to our list.

After years of learning, and performing at least 600 covers and writing 200 original songs, West Chester-based Porch Chops is celebrating 25 years on Friday, March 1, at The Queen. The show will start with a reunion of the original acoustic members, including Brad Riesau, Butch Zito, Christian Salcedo, D. Batteria, Greg Osby, Keith Moss, Tom Melvin, Craig Noland, Stevie Hobson and Steve Gregg. Friends from local bands scheduled to join Porch Chops include Kurt Houff and Tim Kelly from Montana Wildaxe, Dustin Frohlich and Jordan Leitner of Mad-Sweet Pangs, Steve Bailey from Fat Daddy Has Been, Rob Grant of Cameltones, Jack Taylor of The Snap, Kevin McCabe from Mallory Square, Scott Morris of Dreamkillers, and The Red Baron Horns. Doors open at 7 p.m. For tickets, which are $16, visit queentickets.worldcafelive.com.

Celebrate with Bullbuckers after Wilmington’s St. Patrick’s Day parade at Shenanigans on Saturday, March 16, from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Soon after the Newark Bike Project relocated to Elkton Road in Newark last summer, the space became a hot spot for open mics and art exhibits. Scheduled for every other Monday, the events now have an official title: “The Goodbye Blue Mondays Open Mic and Artwork Event.” March 11 and 25 are this month’s Goodbye Blue Mondays open mics. Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. and performances go from 6:30 to 9 p.m. NBP is partnering with Mojo Main in Newark, where open mics begin Mondays after 9 p.m. Mojo will offer discounts for music lovers who attend both events. For more info, visit NewarkBikeProject.org.


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L to R: KC Rhoads, Justin DiPinto, Dave Perritt and Billy Shaw.

SEND-OFF SET FOR DEATHWVRM SINGER KC Rhoads returns to Middle East next month


n 2008, members of Banned in Wilmington were in search of a singer for their “ridiculously over-the-top” acid-punk band, says guitarist Dave Perritt. Some friends recommended what they called the “perfect” candidate: KC Rhoads. But he happened to be more than 5,000 miles away, with the U.S. Army in Iraq. That didn’t stop Perritt, bassist Billy Shaw and drummer Justin DiPinto, who had all met about 10 years ago while working at Kelly’s Logan House in Wilmington. When they began playing their original music they weren’t very serious, and primarily formed the band as a way to counter cover band music, which they feel tends to dominate the local music scene. When Rhoads returned from duty in late 2008, the band contacted him. He checked out their music, liked what he heard, and joined the band. Since then they have been performing in the area. A name change seemed appropriate for the semi-satirical band once they started playing outside of Wilmington and Delaware, and they decided on March of the Mongolian Deathwvrm. “With KC, not only were we able to write better songs, but he provided the perfect front man for this,” says Perritt. “What started out as a joke and in-your-face material turned out to be music we all started not only liking, but absolutely thrived on.” People at their shows mosh and “slam each other around,” says Perritt. But afterward, concert-goers, many of them bloodied or drunk or both, come up and thank the band. “We strive to be the original band,” he says, “through our writing, our creativity, how we put the music together in a way that is different or what is going to make us feel it. Then it transfers over to the crowd. Everybody swarms, expecting the unexpected, and they get it, especially with KC.” But this April, staff sergeant Rhoads will be shipping out once more, this time to Afghanistan for a year. The band is playing a send-off show on Saturday, March 30, at Kelly’s Logan House around 10 p.m.—no cover. “The last show will consist of every show of ours, which is absolute in-your-face ridiculousness—that actually has a good musical backdrop to it,” says Perritt. The band says that it’s impossible to replace Rhoads, who has been training in Dover and South Carolina. So while he is on duty, they may write a few new songs and send them to him, but they won’t perform until he returns. “If we do, the three of us will do a different project, but we’ll never play Deathwvrm without him,” says Perritt. Perritt, Shaw and DiPinto say they think Rhoads will be “just fine” over there. And when he returns? “I see us getting back together, giving him a hug when he gets back, bringing him on stage, and playing where we left off,” says Perritt.

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he Irish Culture Club of Delaware’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, coupled with Out & About’s traditional Shamrock Shuttle, hold special significance to us. These two events are among the first the magazine participated in, 25 years ago to this month. Rest assured the O&A crew will be out in force—along with thousands of other Irish-for-a-day revelers—as the two events combine on Saturday, March 16, to create what has become the state’s largest St. Patrick’s celebration. The parade gets rolling at noon, but this year it is changing its route. The traditional start at 4th & King streets remains, but this year the parade will proceed on King past its traditional ending spot at St. Patrick’s Church and turn left off onto 15th Street. A postparade party will be held in a tented lot at 14th & Market streets. Later that day, the Shamrock Shuttle/St. Paddy’s Loop gets rolling with cover charges at many of the venues beginning as early as 2 p.m. Complimentary shuttle service begins at 6 p.m. and runs until 1 a.m. Sixteen city nightspots are participating, and your one-time cover charge of $10 gains entry into all 16. For a complete list of participating venues visit outandaboutnow.com —Out & About

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The Grand • 818 N. Market Street 302.658.7897 • bitly.com/WlyvzO

Delaware Children's Museum 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340 bitly.com/XFJa5a

Laird Performing Arts Center at The Tatnall School • 1501 Barley Mill Road 302.998.2292 • bitly.com/WlyvzQ






arts organizations! Various Locations #inWilm • bit.ly/RJnlFt

FRI, MAR 22 - SUN, MAR 24

Cirque Ziva

7th Annual Muttini Mixer

The Infamous Stringdusters

Easter Egg Hunt

The Grand Opera House 818 N. Market Street • 302.658.7897 bitly.com/WlyvQ4

Delaware Center for Horticulture 1810 North Dupont Street • 302.658.6262 bitly.com/Wlytrq

World Cafe Live at the Queen 500 North Market Street • 302.994.1400 bit.ly/XnwfFq

Marshall Steam Museum 3000 Creek Road • 302.239.2385 bitly.com/Wlytrs


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SUNDAY, MARCH 3RD Hagley Dollar Days Sundays thru Mar 24 200 Hagley Road • 302.658.2400


• Christine Kerrick: Characters 302.449.9540 • 302 W. 9th Street


Delaware Art Museum

• State of the Art: Illustration 100 Years After Howard Pyle thru Jun 1 302.571.9590 • 2301 Kentmere Pkwy

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

• Benjamin Duke: Thresholds thru Mar 30 • John Williams: Homeward Reflections thru March 30 302.656.6466 • 200 South Madison Street

Burning Bridget Cleary

World Cafe live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

1101 N. Market St. • 302.654.5371

Spring Photography Hike • Blue Ball Barn • 1914 West Park Drive • 302.577.1164

The Craft of Beer, MidAtlantic

Dream Friends Tea Party • DCCA The Yardless Garden • Bellevue State

Park • 800 Carr Road • 302.761.6963

Candlelight Comedy Club 2208 Millers Rd. • 302.475.2313


Missing Links • The Queen • 302.994.1400

Bare Root Tree Workshop • TheDCH 1810 North Dupont Street • 302.658.6262


Jefferson Starship • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

DFVA Spring Art Show • Hagley Museum 200 Hagley Rd. • 302.658.2400


WSTW’s The Homey Awards • The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Thurs. Noontime Concerts: David Schelat • First & Central • 302.761.4340

Desserts by Dana Extravaganza, MidAtlantic Wine+Food Festival

Think & Drink w/ DE Historical Society,

Hagley & WCL at The Queen • 302.295.2382

The Grand • 818 N. Market • 302.332.3788


SATURDAY, MARCH 9 TH Sweet William Bakes, MidAtlantic Wine+Food Festival • Delaware Children’s

Peanut Butter and Jams welcomes Billy Kelly • World Cafe Live at The

Hike & Hot Chocolate • Brandywine Creek • 41 Adams Dam Rd • 302.577.3534

Artful Salsa Dancing • Delaware Art

Museum • 2301 Kentmere Pkwy • 302.571.9590

Afro-Cuban All Stars • The Grand

Museum • 550 Justison St. • 302.332.3788

300 South Madison Street • 302.656.6466

Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

818 North Market Street • 800.37.GRAND

Sons of Cream • The Queen • 302.994.1400


POPS Concert • Dickinson Theatre Organ

A Taste for Art: Passport to France

Society • 1801 Miltown Rd. • 302.995.2603

benefiting Children & Families First Greenville Country Club • 302.777.9768

PBJ welcomes The Diggity Dudes

The Queen • 500 N. Market • 302.994.1400

Mythica & Melissa Cox • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

Woodside Farm Creamery Opening Day • 1310 Little Baltimore Rd. • 302.571.9590


Bellevue Bunny Egg Hunt • Bellevue State Park • 800 Carr Road • 302.761.6963

Silver Screen Sundays: Prospero’s

Red Ribbon Runway benefiting AIDS

Books (1991) • Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Pkwy • 302.571.9590

Some Enchanted Evening, a Tribute to Marie Swajeski & Mar 3 • Delaware

Perpetuum Jazzile • The Grand

An Evening w/ Travis Tritt • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

818 N. Market • 800.37.GRAND



An Evening w/ DSO Brass • Gold Ballroom at the Hotel du Pont • 800.37.GRAND

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy • World Cafe


Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

1101 N. Market St. • 302.654.5371

Pee Wee Glee Club: The Obertones



Mé lomanie Wilmington Series

Floral Arranging: Lots of Luck

Tracey A and Roy Richardson

The Irish Rovers: The Beginning of the Long Goodbye Tour • World Cafe

Grace United Methodist • 900 Washington St.

300 South Madison Street • 302.656.6466

Wine+Food Festival • OperaDelaware Studios • 4 S. Poplar Street • 302.332.3788

Action! Animation Workshop • DCCA

818 North Market Street • 800.37.GRAND


Thurs. Noontime Concerts: Center City Chorale• First & Central Church

4651 Washington St. Extension • 302.761.4340

Gaelic Storm • The Grand

Spirits & Spirits: An Old West Ghost Tour • Rockwood Museum • 302.761.4340

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts 300 S. Madison St. • 302.656.6466

Family In Conflict: Rockwood & The Civil War daily thru May 25

Market Street Music Festival Concert: Pyxis Piano Quartet • First & Central

TheDCH • 1810 N. Dupont St. • 302.658.6262

Out & About Magazine’s Shamrock Shuttle • outandaboutnow.com/loops

Art Salad 12pm every Thurs

Museum • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Children’s Theatre • 302.655.1014

Family Fun: Natural Egg Dyeing


Studios • 4 S. Poplar Street • 302.220.8285

Delaware • DCCA • 200 S. Madison Street

Bluebird Box Building • Brandywine Creek • 41 Adams Dam Rd • 302.577.3534

7pm every Wed • Shenanigans 125 N. Market St. • 302.691.8090

818 N. Market • 800.37.GRAND

Evening Under the Stars benefiting Serviam Girls Academy • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market Street

Shipley Lofts • 701 Shipley Street


Open Mic Night w/ Mason Dunn

CTC presents On the Air! • Opera

Museum • 550 Justison St • 302.654.2340

CTC presents FEARLESS Improv

Museum • 2301 Kentmere Pkwy • 302.332.3788

Chris Botti • The Grand

Reading Rocks! (Read Across America Day) • Delaware Children's

Celebrity Chef Throw-Down Series

Wilmington Community Orchestra:

Brewery • 710 Justison Street • 302.472.2739

2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

DCM Gym thru Apr 28 • Delaware Children's

Magic Awakens• Music School of Delaware 4101 Washington St. • 302.762.1132

MidAtlantic Wine+Food Festival Welcome Reception • Delaware Art

Museum • 505 N. Market St. • 302.655.7161


Arm Chair Traveller Series & Mar 13 Woodlawn • 2020 W. 9th St. • 302.571.7425

Beer & Chocolate Pairing • Iron Hill

DelawareToday, Delaware Yesterday thru Mar 30 • Delaware History

World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

Butterflies Are Free thru March 24 Wilmington Drama League 10 West Lea Boulevard • 302.764.1172

World Cafe live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

Rockwood Museum & Park 4651 Washington St. Extension • 302.761.4340

Porchchops 25th Anniversary

Wee Have Fun Club 10am & 1pm Alternating Wed & Thurs thru March 14 Bellevue State Park • 302.761.6963

An Irish Connection thru Mar 30

Guest Lecture: The New Woman in Black and White • Delaware Art Museum


Bellevue • 800 Carr Road • 302.761.6963


the DCCA, making the last return at approx. 8:30pm • 302.576.2135 • 200 S. Madison St.

The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Walk & History 9am Weds thru Mar 20


Art on the Town Buses leave 5:45pm from

Peace, Love & Poetry • World Cafe Live at


• Spring Break Group Show thru Mar 28 302.654.8638 • 3922 Kennett Pike

5105 Kennett Pike • 800.448.3883

Fountains of Wayne • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Chelsea Tavern • 821 N. Market Street

The Station Gallery

Opening Day: Winterthur Museum

Place • Wilm. Country Club • 302.547.7477

Flight Club every Tuesday 5:30-7:30

• Yakime Akela Brown: Art You Can Feel thru March 30 800.37.GRAND • 818 N. Market Street

Delaware Art Museum • 302.571.9590

Light Up the Nightbenefiting Sojourner’s

The Grand • 818 N. Market • 800.37.GRAND


The Grand

Art is Tasty: Tailed, Peter de Sève

Thursday Noontime Concerts: Eliezer

Guttman & Lotus Cheng • First & Central • 1101 N. Market St. • 302.654.5371

DCM • 550 Justison St. • 302.654.2340


TheDCH • 1810 N. Dupont St. • 302.658.6262

World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

The Sermon! • World Cafe Live at The

Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400


THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH Pick: MidAtlantic Wine+Food Festival

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Jimmie’s Chicken Shack • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

Nature Explorers Club • Brandywine

Creek State Park • 41 Adams Dam Road




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Delaware Art Museum

David Bromberg

Nancy Josephsen

It’s Been Quite A

SHOW 25 Memorable Years for City Arts Scene By Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald


n 1988, I was anticipating my freshman year as a Penn State visual arts major and a wide-open world ahead. (Back then, I would have typed this piece on my new Brother™ electronic typewriter.) In my 20-plus years since as a Delaware resident, I’ve been thrilled to witness a fabulous arts renaissance in Wilmington. The city experienced a cultural explosion that began in earnest in the late 1980s and early ‘90s that continues today. But before that, Lee Kimball recalls, the arts scene was quite different. The former OperaDelaware executive director and longtime arts scene-ster remembers a much less-varied cultural landscape.

1988: The Delaware Art Museum completes its first expansion, followed the next year by its first Biennial exhibition. Twenty-five years later, the Museum is twice as large (another renovation occurred in 2005) and celebrates its Centennial with an array of events, including the statewide “Art is Everywhere” Campaign. 1992: Wilmington celebrates the opening of what would become Cab Calloway School of the Arts (initially the Creative and Performing Arts Middle School). The high school was added in 1997, and its first senior class graduated in 6 . COVER STORY

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“OperaDelaware had just hired its first full-time staffer (myself) and started development of what would become its studios on the waterfront; the art museum hadn’t yet begun its expansion; the Grand, the Dupont and Delaware Theatre Company were well established, but there was no First State Ballet Theatre, no Wilmington Children’s Chorus, no City Theater Company, no Mélomanie…the list goes on. “Today, we’re a richer community. Wilmington arts would make any city envious.” Here are some cool highlights from the 25-year Wilmington Arts journey:

2000. Today, Cab educates nearly 1000 students in music, communication arts, visual arts, drama and dance. 2002: David Bromberg and his wife, artist Nancy Josephson, arrive in Wilmington and establish David Bromberg Fine Violins retail and repair shop. Since then, they’ve served as arts ambassadors, cheerleaders for Wilmington and catalysts for Wilmington arts projects, businesses and people to flourish. 2009: CityFest in the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs launches

FringeWilmington, a five-day celebration of avant-garde, outrageous performance, visual art, and film. Many embraced the Festival, including First State Ballet Theatre, moving “traditional” arts out of the box with performances like “Nonsense in the Sense of Innocence.” 2010: Shipley Artist Lofts open at 701 Shipley St. The 23-unit building was geared toward affordable housing options for artists and arts administrators. Today, the Lofts are consistently near capacity and house the Chris White Gallery, home to a showcase of residents’ works and monthly comedy improv nights. MARCH 2013

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Wilmington Music School

“During my 16 years with DDOA, I’ve seen tremendous growth in Wilmington’s arts scene, not only in the number of offerings, but also the impact that the arts have on our city,” says Paul Weagraff, executive director of the Delaware Division of the Arts. “Revitalization of Market Street and the Riverfront are prime examples of how the arts —nonprofit and commercial—are essential to a healthy, vibrant, livable community.” Indeed, we’ve seen organizations expand and revamp our cityscape. In 2000, The Grand added its baby grand space, contributing to Market Street’s revitalization; the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts found its permanent home on South Madison Street, playing a critical role in Wilmington’s Riverfront rebirth. Since the early 1990s, music ensembles like Brandywine Baroque, Mélomanie, Pyxis Piano Quartet, and the Copeland String Quartet have enhanced the music scene. Each continues to develop exciting repertoire and enjoy packed-house performances. Music and arts series have risen out of rich church programming like Market Street Music, The Arts at Trinity, and Art Slam at SsAM. We’ve welcomed arts newcomers, large and small, all helping to bolster Wilmington’s energy: The Delaware College of Art & Design (1996); First State Ballet Theatre (1999); Chris White Gallery & Shipley Artist Lofts (2010); World Café Live at the Queen (2011); and most recently, The Creative Vision Factory (2012), a gallery/studio space that offers individuals support, self-expression and recovery through art. Some organizations have celebrated impressive milestones: the 10th anniversary of the Wilmington Children’s Chorus (2012); the 20th anniversary of City Theater Company and of Mélomanie (2013); Christina Cultural Arts Center’s 65th anniversary (2011); the Centennial of the Delaware Art Museum (2012). “The Wilmington arts scene has truly evolved,” says Wilmington resident and arts supporter Christine Serio. “Our community is full of arts options; organizations are reaching out to younger, more diverse audiences; there’s a spirit more open to collaboration and innovation.” The traditional take on “arts” has also changed in our city, as we see the evolution and availability of new spaces, events and methods for people to experience the arts and more collaboration among organizations.

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“The arts seem more democratized now,” observes JulieAnne Cross, PR and social media professional, and champion of Delaware arts. “The word ‘art’ doesn’t necessarily mean museum, gallery or seated theater anymore. With Art Loop and music promoters blurring the lines and nontraditional spaces like FilmBrothers, Poppycock Tattoo, Spaceboy and The Black Box at OperaDelaware, I think it all helps to cultivate populations who may not call themselves ‘artsy,’ but are discovering and enjoying these new experiences.” Social media have enormously impacted the arts from both an awareness and promotional perspective. Organizations and artists can now promote projects months in advance and build momentum quickly, organically and affordably. Nights out are planned virtually and often spur-of-the-moment. “Just post where you’re going, you’re sure to hook another friend into joining you,” says Cross. The same applies to social media promotions and “reviews.” But even with widespread Internet, — Lee Kimball social media and mobile technology access, says Danielle Rice, executive director of the Delaware Art Museum, “The continuing success of the museum proves there’s no substitute for the inspiration, excitement and creativity generated by contact with authentic, original art.” For a city of Wilmington’s size, we house a wealth of arts and culture. We’re fortunate to enjoy a professional orchestra (the Delaware Symphony Orchestra); a professional opera company (OperaDelaware); a professional ballet company (First State Ballet Theatre); world-class art museums (Delaware Art Museum and DCCA), an independent/art film house (Theatre N); a multi-genre arts institution helping to reach at-risk and socioeconomically challenged residents (Christina Cultural Arts Center); a nationally accredited, statewide music education institution (The Music School of Delaware); and a leading-edge visual arts educational institution (Delaware College of Arts & Design), all within city limits. Few comparable cities can make such a claim. “This is evidence of a tremendous boom—not just in Wilmington, but all over Delaware,” says Kate Ransom, president and CEO of The Music School of Delaware. “Our city and state have become major players in the Mid-Atlantic arts scene, providing a meaningful piece of the ‘arts engine’ along the northeast corridor.”

“Today, we’re a richer community. Wilmington arts would make any city envious.”

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Where can and do we go from here? A few thoughts to ponder…


on 25 years of consistently presenting information about places, people and events that have made the Greater Wilmington area smarter, stronger and more fun. Wilmington Renaissance Corporation is proud to be a partner and a friend. We wish you many more exciting years to come.

The Arts Are for Everyone “Every youth and adult should have the opportunity to explore self-expression through the arts,” says Raye Jones Avery, executive director of Christina Cultural Arts Center. “We must provide resources for those lacking income and exposure.” In addition, Avery notes, Wilmingtonians should look to support and expand artistic ventures that revive neighborhoods, making them safe, creative spaces. A colleague noted to me that we should make sure we’re bringing young people (i.e., school-age children) along on our artistic consumptions. Maybe push them to attend if they’re not so inclined – you never know what will speak to them when they’re afforded the experience. The Arts Are Local Let’s seek out more ways to promote the stories of our citizens and our city, and celebrate the works of Wilmington and Delaware artists. Some are already leading the charge: City Theater Company — known for offbeat edginess — embraces original work by local musicians/playwrights and will increase that spotlight in its coming seasons. Christina Cultural Arts Center’s Friday Live! concerts feature local artists, its faculty and students. Gable Music Ventures continue to promote local live music in venues all over the city. The Arts Are Evolving We must continue to create new arts experiences, and nontraditional and collaborative projects to entice new audiences. “Now more than ever, it’s important for us to engage by creating impactful live experiences,” comments OperaDelaware general manager Brendan Cooke. OperaDelaware focuses on that with the intimate nature of its Studio Series, as well as plans for more frequent offerings at its riverfront studios and reaching beyond the “top ten” operas. The Grand has expanded the genres and types of artists presented and increased its education and outreach programs. The Art Museum’s “Art is Social” series combines gallery walks with DJs, beer tastings, even burlesque. We’ve had an amazing evolution, and we’re certainly not done yet. Make Wilmington arts part of your next 25 years of fun in Delaware! It’s all good, it’s all Wilmington and it’s all happening…right in your backyard! Want more ArtStuff ? Follow @ArtsinMedia.

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Save the Date for WRC’s Annual Meeting!


n Wednesday, April 24, Wilmington Renaissance Corporation will hold its seventh annual meeting at World Cafe Live at The Queen from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The theme is “Bringing Big Ideas to Life.” The purpose of the meeting is to update interested parties on the continuing development in the City, review WRC’s efforts through volunteer working groups, and release the 2012 annual report. The focus will be on WRC’s core strategic areas: education, infrastructure, quality of life and culture. Tickets are $50 and include a gourmet breakfast and complimentary parking at the Renaissance Center Garage on 5th Street, immediately adjacent to the World Cafe. (Enter 5th Street from either North Market or King streets.) Last year the event sold out, with more than 250 attendees. Go to http:// wrcbigideastolife.eventbrite.com/# for information regarding featured speakers and special guests, how to purchase tickets and sponsorship information. Staff Picks: Every month we highlight a few happenings in the City. Imperfect City at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Now-June 16 Imperfect City is a conversation-based exhibition that will evolve into a bustling, museum-scale town within the walls of the DCCA. The exhibition hinges upon interactivity and institutional transparency. The visitor is invited to become a citizen of Imperfect City by interfacing with the people involved and helping to decide the nature and future of this community. For more information go to: thedcca.org/imperfectcity Chris Botti at the Grand Opera House, Friday, March 1 The lush sounds of trumpet virtuoso Chris Botti once again will fill The Grand. With crossover appeal as both a jazz and pop musician, Botti has been called “adult contemporary’s darling” by The New York Times and has established himself as one of the important, innovative figures in contemporary music. For more information go to: http://www. thegrandwilmington.org

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Red Ribbon Runway at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Saturday, March 2 Join AIDS Delaware on Saturday, March 2, for Red Ribbon Runway—a stylish, sexy evening with an artsy fashion twist. After a red carpet entrance, enjoy a cocktail reception as our region’s hottest salons, artists, and designers highlight fashion as art and art as fashion. For more information go to: aidsdelaware.org Hooray for Hollywood at DuPont Theatre, Friday, March 8 Take a nostalgic journey through the most popular movie musicals of the last 50 years, including Singing in the Rain, The Glen Miller Story, Grease, Dirty Dancing and Titanic. Featuring a cast of 14 singers and dancers, a six-piece band, and more than 300 costume changes, the show will include more than 30 songs, including “Staying Alive,” “All that Jazz,” “Dancing Queen,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and many more. For more information go to: duponttheatre.com/hooray-hollywood Homey Awards at World Cafe Live at the Queen, Friday, March 8 Gable Music Ventures teams with WSTW’s Hometown Heroes to produce the Homey Awards at the World Cafe Live. This will be the first time Hometown Heroes has had an awards ceremony, so don’t miss it. Show time is 7 p.m. and tickets are $7. For more information go to: gablemusicventures.com “Beethoven’s World” at Laird Performing Arts Center/Tatnall School, Friday, March 22 Richard Wagner, moved by the buoyancy and physicality of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, called it “the apotheosis of the dance.” It’s filled with crackling energy, relentless drive and exuberance---qualities that characterize much of Beethoven’s output. For more information go to: delawaresymphony.org

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1. Amtrak Station 2. Opera Delaware Studios/City Theater Co. 3. Wilmington Youth Rowing Assn., WYRA.ORG 4. Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park 5. Residences at Christina Landing 6. Asnan Sushi Bar & Asian Cuisine, ASNANRESTAURANTS.COM 7. Harry’s Seafood Grill / Riverfront Market, HARRYS-SAVOY.COM 8. Delaware Theatre Co., DELAWARETHEATRE.ORG 9. FireStone Roasting House, FIRESTONERIVERFRONT.COM 10. Cosi at the Barclays Crescent Building, GETCOSI.COM

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11. Hare Pavilion/Riverwalk 12. AAA Mid-Atlantic Travel Center, AAAMIDATLANTIC.COM 13. Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, THEDCCA.ORG 14. Justison Landing, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, CURRIEDAYSPA.COM Veritas Wine & Spirits, VERITASWINESHOP.COM 15. Kooma, KOOMASUSHI.COM CrossFit Riverfront, CFRIVERFRONT.COM 16. Delaware Children’s Museum, DELAWARECHILDRENSMUSEUM.ORG

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Delaware Home Show March 2, 10-6pm March 3, 11-4pm Chase Center on the Riverfront

2013 American Girl Fashion Show March 9- 10am, 2pm, and 6pm March 10- noon and 4pm Chase Center on the Riverfront

17. Joe’s Crab Shack, JOESCRABSHACK.COM 18. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, IRONHILLBREWERY.COM 19. Public Docks 20. Big Fish Grill, BIGFISHRIVERFRONT.COM 21. Frawley Stadium, BLUEROCKS.COM Delaware Sports Museum & Hall of Fame 22. Chase Center on the Riverfront, CENTERONTHERIVERFRONT.COM 23. Dravo Plaza & Dock 24. Shipyard Center Planet Fitness, PLANETFITNESS.COM

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Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show March 23-24, 10-4pm Chase Center on the Riverfront

25. Timothy’s Restaurant, TIMOTHYSONTHERIVERFRONT.COM Molly’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, MOLLYSICECREAM.COM Ubon Thai Restaurant 26. Wilmington Rowing Center, WILMINGTONROWING.ORG 27. Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge/ DuPont Environmental Education Center, DUPONTEEC.ORG 28. DART Park-n-Ride Lot 29. Penn Cinema Riverfront IMAX, PENNCINEMARIVERFRONT.COM Photo by Dick Dubroff of Final Focus Photography

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MARCH RIVERFRONT EVENTS DSWA Household Hazardous Waste Collection March 2, 8-4pm DSWA operates Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events at different locations throughout the year. Delaware residents can bring their HHW to the event free of charge. Frawley Stadium www.dswa.com Delaware Home Show March 2, 10-6pm March 3, 11-4pm Special guest—Garden Guru Mike McGrath is host of the nationally syndicated Public Radio show You Bet Your Garden and Garden Editor for WTOP news radio in Washington, D.C. It’s the only show in Delaware dedicated solely to the consumer home improvement field. The show has been going on for 20 years and each year it gets better and better! Chase Center on the Riverfront www.delawarehomeshow.com Wilmington Heart Ball March 2, 6:30pm Our evening celebrates: our work and mission; our donors and volunteers; and—most importantly—the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s effort. Join us for an evening of dancing, hors d’ oeuvres, seated dinner with wine, and a silent and live auction. Chase Center on the Riverfront www.heart.org/wilmingtonheartball.com LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE March 6-10 and 13-17, Show times vary by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, with its compulsively entertaining subject matter, has become an international hit among both women and the men who love them. This intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron is based on the best-selling book, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. Like the popular book, the show


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uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences in New York and now across the country. Delaware Theatre Company www.delawaretheatre.org

Welcome Back Osprey March 20, 1-2:30pm Celebrate spring migration and the return of the DEEC osprey. View the spring migrant through binoculars, play an osprey game and read an osprey story. DuPont Environmental Education Center www.duponteec.org

Parents Night Out! Nocturnal Animals March 8, 6:40-8:30pm Set mom and dad loose to have dinner along Wilmington’s Riverfront while you stay at DEEC and have all the fun with games, a scavenger hunt and an evening hike. Dinner provided. Parents receive a coupon for Timothy’s Riverfront Grill. DuPont Environmental Education Center www.duponteec.org

Third Annual Delaware Chili Run March 23 2 Mile Run.Eat.Run Registration begins at 8:30am. Race begins at 10:30am Benefiting the Boy Scouts of America Dravo Plaza www.kintera.org/faf/home/ default.asp?ievent=1052175

2013 “Girls Can Do Anything!” 5K run/walk March 9 Registration begins at 11am Race begins at Noon For more information please visit our website! Benefits One Village Alliance Dravo Plaza www.iamthevillage.org 2013 American Girl Fashion Show March 9- 10am, 2pm, and 6pm March 10- noon and 4pm Ticket Price: $35 per person (includes a meal, American Girl goodie bag for children, program book for adult and door prizes) All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House of Delaware Chase Center on the Riverfront www.rmhde.org Harriet Tubman Journey Centennial Walk/Run/Ride Celebration March 10 Registration starts at 8:30am Run starts at 9:45am Walk starts at 10am Dravo Plaza www.harietttubmanjourney.org

Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show March 23-24, 10-4pm Visit the country’s largest train and toy show! See hundreds of tables of trains and toys for sale, huge operating model railroads, activities for kids and more! Kids 12 and under are FREE admittance- adult admission is just $7- tickets are good for both event days. Chase Center on the Riverfront www.greenbergshows.com Bird Watching for Beginners March 28, 5:30-7:30pm If you like to look for birds but do not know what they are or how to find out, then join bird expert Jim White to learn the ins and outs of birding as you walk the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge looking for the birds of spring. DuPont Environmental Education Center www.duponteec.org Grace Church United Methodist Sunrise Service March 31, 5:30am Hare Pavilion www.gracechurchum.org

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