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Despite what fans may say or think from year to year, about the weather, or the musical acts, or the food options, there is one thing most agree on when it comes to Firefly Music Festival: there's always something new.


Rob Kalesse / Delaware Public Media

If you're an aspiring hip-hop group and Firefly comes calling, you answer the bell without question. Even if it means you're suddenly on the hook for performing three different shows on three different stages.

History Matters: 'Bop Cop' Lem Winchester

Jun 23, 2017

Last week, History Matters - produced in collaboration with the Delaware Historical Society - looked at the legacy of Wilmington’s renowned jazz teacher Robert “Boysie” Lowery.

Our jazz in Wilmington series continues this week with a glimpse into the complex life of one of Lowery’s students – and one of Wilmington’s most widely received jazz musician: vibraphonist Lem Winchester.

Delaware State Parks

Delaware may not have a mountain range or vast swaths of wilderness, but that’s not stopping it from becoming a popular camping destination.


James Baker Gen. Amer. Music Collection / Delaware Historical Society

Wilmington’s Clifford Brown Jazz Festival returns next week, starting up Wednesday and running through Friday.


And while Clifford Brown is Wilmington’s most celebrated jazz musician, not much is known about his teacher Robert “Boysie” Lowery who taught so many jazz musicians – locally and beyond.


Several of his students are still around and still playing jazz in Wilmington, and have much to say about Lowery the teacher, the man and his legacy.

Your guide to Firefly traffic this weekend

Jun 14, 2017
Photo courtesy of Firefly

More than 70,000 people will begin pouring into Dover Thursday for this year’s Firefly Music Festival.


New Union St. bike lane coming to Wilmington

Jun 13, 2017
West Side Grows Together

There’s only one bike lane in the city of Wilmington right now – but that’s about to change.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

One First State student recently set out to educate her peers about her faith.

Courtesy of Jen Caruso

A Townsend teen with cystic fibrosis was honored as one of two Athletes of the Year by the Boomer Esiason Foundation Wednesday.


14-year-old Meredith Middle School student Michael Caruso Davis was named a co-Athlete of the Year alongside Avery Flatford, another athlete.


According to the foundation, it was a tight race between Davis and Flatford, so they decided to award two athletes.

Jimmie Johnson dominance at D0ver International Speedway continued Sunday as he notched another NASCAR Cup series win in the First State.

But Johnson’s 11th career victory on the Monster Mile wasn’t a pretty one.