January 14th – 21st – MLK tribute, Invention Convention and puppet theatre

CULTURAL CROSSROADS:Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., & Black History Tribute

This popular annual concert pays tribute to Dr. King through works by African-American composers and musicians, including pieces composed by Delaware blues guitarist Frank Hovington, classical guitarist Justin Holland, the Nat King Cole Trio and Michael Jackson, along with works by Louis Moreau Gottschalk and a recitation of Robert Kennedy’s famous speech regarding Dr. King’s assassination.  Wilmington Branch, The Music School of Delaware, January 14th, 7 p.m.



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The Delaware Symphony Orchestra Classical Series

Wilmington native Amy Porter is one of America’s finest flutists. On a program anchored by a groundbreaking Beethoven symphony, we’ll hear her play a new concerto by past A.I. du Pont Award winner Michael Daugherty.  January 21st and 22nd, 8 p.m.



Invention Convention

Children enjoy three days of inventing, experimenting, and interactive educational entertainment. Activities include a Create-an-Invention Workshop where youngsters design and produce gadgets, a Tinkering Table to take apart and fiddle with appliances, a science-related scavenger hunt, and a Toddler Tools area for the youngest with play sets from the kitchen and carpentry shop.  Hagley Museum and Library,  January 15th-17th, 10 a.m.



Stevens Puppet Theatre

Triumphantly celebrating their 75th year of producing unforgettable and one-of-a-kind marionette productions for children ages five and older. These marionettes were authentically created in the traditional old world style, specializing in classic fairy tales. Call to reserve your seats: 698-6440.  Kent County Public Library, January 19th, 6:30 p.m.



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