Literary Café with Jeff Hobbs

Friday, October 20, 2017, 6:30pm

Rt. 9 Library & Innovation Center
3022 New Castle Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720
Presented in partnership with New Castle County Libraries/NCC Community Services




Saturday, October 21, 2017, 3:00pm

Clifford Brown Performance Center
705 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801


Jeff HobbsNew York Times Best-Selling Author Jeff Hobbs grew up in Kennett Square and graduated from Yale in 2002 with a BA in English Language & Literature. His work, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, is a haunting nonfiction story with a title that is all-too self-explanatory. Hobbs and Robert Peace were roommates during their years at Yale. This book is full of unanswerable questions about why Peace's life took the path it did and whether anything could have been done to save him. Join our Literary Café Conversation facilitated by Hugh Atkins, former English Dept. Chair at Tower Hill, who taught Hobbs.


Both Events are Free & Open to the Public, but advance reservations are encouraged. Click HERE to reserve for October 20


Click HERE to reserve for October 21

Master Drum Clinic by Spanky

Spank in concertSaturday, November 18, 2017, 12:00-2:00pm

Clifford Brown Performance Center
705 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801


Spanky will demonstrate new creative drumming concepts based on his 2013 Off Time/On Time DVD released by Hudson Music. Clinic suitable for teens and adults with some performance experience.


Drum Clinic $50 (limited partial scholarships available). Purchase HERE

Spanky in Concert

Spank in concertSaturday, November 18, 2017, 8:00pm

Clifford Brown Performance Center
705 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801


George "Spanky" McCurdy is a Philadelphia-born American gospel/soul/pop/hip-hop drummer who has toured with Lady Gaga, Kanye, Diddy, The Backstreet Boys, Jill Scott, and Floetry. He has also collaborated with Queen Latifah, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Q-Tip, Bubba Sparxxx, Nas, Brandy, and Tye Tribbett, among others.


Tickets: $20 if purchased by 10/30; $25 after. Purchase HERE


Eleone Dance Theatre's "Carols in Color"

Eleone Dance Theatre's 'Carols in Color'Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4:00pm

The Grand Opera House
818 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801


A holiday dance musical that retells the story of Christ's birth according to the gospel of St. Matthew, by using contemporary music, exuberant dance and powerful narration. Carols features some of Philadelphia's premiere vocalists and the soul-stirring movements of Eleone Dance Theatre and Eleone Connection of Philadelphia.


Tickets: $25-35 + service fee; students $16 + service fee. Purchase at TICKETSATTHEGRAND.ORG or call 800-37.GRAND


Artists trip to South Africa Inspires and Unites

In February 2017, a group of 26 artists led by Dr. Lynnette Overby, Professor of Theater and Deputy Director of Community Engagement Initiative at the University of Delaware (UD), stood atop Table Mountain -- one of the new 7 Wonders of the World. The racially diverse group was winding down a dream tour to Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town in South Africa.

Pictured Above: A.T. Moffett, Associate Artistic Director & Dr. Lynnette Overby, Artistic Director. Photo by Nicodemus Williams-Snow.

Inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou, Steven Biko, Nelson Mandela and many others, the ensemble brought a message of racial reconciliation and love through the power of art to over 2,000 people as part of the project, Same Story Different Countries: From Oppression to Resilience & Liberation. The multi-genre arts production was developed in 2014 by Overby and Colin Miller, UD's Director of Global Arts, and premiered at Wilmington's Grand Opera House. More than a year after the premiere the trip materialized, funded in part by support from UD, the Doris Duke Foundation, a Go Fund Me campaign, church and private donations.