His woman left him and he’s flat broke…no doubt about it, Nomax has the blues. But when he turns on his old-style radio…out pop five guys named Moe to help chase his blues away! This delightful and uplifting musical features the songs of Louis Jordan and many other songwriters who were taking rhythm & blues into exciting new directions in the 30s and 40s. Wilmington Drama League, February 4th and 5th, 8 p.m.
The leading African-American chamber ensemble includes some of our country’s top young musicians. They join members of your DSO for a Black History Month performance including music by Mozart and Villa-Lobos as well as a piano quartet by Brahms. Hotel duPont Gold Ballroom, February 8th, 8 p.m.
Want to learn how to improve your garden soil but don’t know where to begin? Improving your soil with compost and other quality amendments can increase drought tolerance, improve drainage in heavy clay soils, and feed benecial microbes. Come experience a lively discussion of soils, organics and secrets to healthy gardens with Mark Highland, founder and president of the Organic Mechanic Soil Company. Delaware Center for Horticulture, February 10th, 7 p.m.
Although not allowed to enlist when the Civil War began, thousands of African-Americans joined the fight after the Emancipation Proclamation cleared the way for their participation. Included in this program is the story of the 1st South Carolina Regiment, the first unit of Colored Troops to serve; and the famed 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, which included several Delawareans. Delaware Public Archives, February 5th, 10:30 a.m.
This digital photography workshop is an introductory class with a mission to deliver hands-on, digital camera operation sessions to help photographers at beginner levels learn how to use their cameras to take great images. Local freelance photographer Judy G. Rolfe provides the training. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 645-2733. Lewes Public Library, February 11th, 1 p.m.