April 8th – 15th Don Quixote, Hair Affair, and Terri Clifton

Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote

Composed by Ludwig Minkus. Choreographed by Alexei Fadeyechev after Marius Petipa & Alexander Gorsky.  Starring Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev.  A stunning production, based on the epic masterpiece by Miguel de Cervantes, originally created for the Bolshoi by Marius Pepita in 1869.  Libretto by Marius Petipa after the novel by Miguel de Cervantes.  With the Orchestra of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre.  Theatre N at Nemours, April 10th, 2:30 p.m.



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Alfred Appel Jr., Lecture Series: Gary Giddins, jazz critic

The Museum is pleased to welcome Gary Giddins, noted jazz critic and author, as the inaugural speaker in our Alfred Appel, Jr. Lecture Series. Giddins, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jazz Journalists Association, will discuss the music of Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby.  Free, registration required.  Delaware Art Museum, April 14th, 6 p.m.



The Hair Affair

A style event showcasing exotically artful hair sculptures designed and executed by premier Delaware salons. This event showcases whimsical and artful hair designs during a gallery-way show and competition and will also feature music, seasonal hors d’oeuvres, champagne, beauty demonstrations and a spa and pampering-inspired silent auction. The hair sculptures, displayed on live models, will take center stage in a competition in the Museum’s galleries.  Biggs Museum of American Art, April 10th, 1:30 p.m.



Terri Clifton Book Reading

Local author, Terri Clifton, will read from and discuss her book A Random Soldieron Monday, April 11, 2011 at 7:00 PM at the Lewes Public Library.  A Random Soldier fulfills a promise made to her son, Chad, days before he deployed to Iraq in 2004: If he didn’t make it home to tell his own story, she would have to do it. Chad was killed in action in Ramadi, Iraq in February, 2005. Chad’s journal entries, poems, short stories and instant messages comprise most of the story, enhanced by his mother’s writings.  Lewes Public Library, April 11th, 7 p.m.

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