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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Visitor feedback leads a long-planned makeover at the Delaware Art Museum by Gail Obenreder

Leaders of a major reinstall at the Delaware Art Museum talk with Gail Obenreder about how commentary from their visitors is driving a whole new look at the galleries.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Delaware Contemporary presents Theresa Chromati, Ellen Priest, and Cheryl Warrick by Gail Obenreder

With four striking exhibitions, and more to come, Delaware Contemporary reopens with a spotlight on three beguiling artists alongside a new community feature. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

OperaDelaware presents ‘Drive-Through Arias’ by Gail Obenreder

OperaDelaware made its first foray into pandemic-era performance with ‘Drive-Through Arias,’ a three-performance program featuring a trio of singers bringing opera’s greatest hits to t…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Crossing presents ‘Carthage’ by Gail Obenreder

‘Carthage,’ the latest recording from The Crossing, dwells on spirituality and doubt and musical riches. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

‘The Art of Noticing’ by Rob Walker by Gail Obenreder

Turning off or turning on the TV is one way to get through. Rob Walker suggests something else. Gail Obenreder reviews ‘The Art of Noticing.’

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

‘The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History’ by Kassia St. Clair by Gail Obenreder

It touches us from birth to death, but how much do we really think about fabric? Kassia St. Clair’s ‘The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History’ unspools an exciting world, from mum…

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

DSO and Brasil Guitar Duo present ‘The Book of Signs’ and ‘Concerto Caboclo’ by Gail Obenreder

Music of our times, for our times: Gail Obenreder reviews an album from the Delaware Symphony Orchestra featuring stellar solo sounds from Brasil Guitar Duo.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Scott Dadich’s ‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ is streaming on Netflix by Gail Obenreder

Brilliant designers make for brilliant television. Gail Obenreder reviews ‘Abstract: The Art of Design,’ an original Netflix documentary series.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

‘Dishing with Julia Child’ premieres on WHYY by Gail Obenreder

Today’s top culinary stars view a past master on PBS’s ‘Dishing with Julia Child.’ Gail Obenreder reviews.

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‘The Secret Lives of Color’ by Kassia St. Clair by Gail Obenreder

Who knew hues could be so riveting? Gail Obenreder reviews Kassia St. Clair’s colorful book.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Resident Ensemble Players present Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ by Gail Obenreder

Irish director Ben Barnes takes on American troubles with REP’s ‘Crucible.’ Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

#GLASSFEST and The Crossing present Donald Nally’s ‘Knee Plays’ by Gail Obenreder

The Crossing mixes it up to kick off #GLASSFEST, with the premiere of ‘Knee Plays,’ drawn from the music of Philip Glass and David Byrne. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents ‘An Evening of Strings with the Mendelssohns’ by Gail Obenreder

Delaware Symphony players meet the Mendelssohns and Caroline Shaw with virtuosic joie di vivre. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Mélomanie presents ‘Music & Art of Iran’ by Gail Obenreder

The Mélomanie ensemble makes a chamber-music visit to Persia. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

The Delaware Contemporary presents ‘Focal Points: Women Advancing the Aperture’ by Gail Obenreder

The Delaware Contemporary marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment in its own style, with an eye on women’s lenses in ‘Focal Points: Women Advancing the Aperture.’ Gail Obenreder rev…

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia presents ‘Music of the Enlightenment’ by Gail Obenreder

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia hails the glass harmonica to revive the Enlightenment—an appropriate sound for Philadelphia’s history. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents ‘False Starts’ by Gail Obenreder

Delaware Symphony plays works by Borodin, Elgar, and Rachmaninoff that had difficult premieres in their own times. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Resident Ensemble Players presents Michael Gotch’s ‘Starter Pistol’ by Gail Obenreder

The Resident Ensemble Players take on the troubles of America in Michael Gotch’s latest play. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Brandywine River Museum presents ‘Cinderella & Co. ‒ Three Fairy Tales Reimagined’ by Gail Obenreder

Fairy tales always have more going on under the surface, and a new exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum offers fresh, multicultural takes on three of our favorites. Gail Obenreder revie…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Winterthur Museum welcomes National Gallery of Art director Kaywin Feldman by Gail Obenreder

The first woman director of the National Gallery of Art has already been shaking up the field around the country. Kaywin Feldman offered a vision for museums of the future in a special lectu…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Resident Ensemble Players present Ken Ludwig’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ by Gail Obenreder

Climb aboard REP’s ‘Orient Express’ for a fabulous journey. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Delaware Theatre Company presents Joshua Ravetch’s ‘One November Yankee’ by Gail Obenreder

‘One November Yankee’ gets a bumpy landing at Delaware Theatre Company. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

OperaDelaware presents Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally’s ‘Dead Man Walking’ by Gail Obenreder

‘Dead Man Walking’ is a moving, disturbing, gorgeous, and inspiring experience at OperaDelaware. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Delaware Theatre Company presents ‘Honk! The Ugly Duckling Musical’ by Gail Obenreder

Family-friendly, but more than a kids' show, 'Honk!' paddles swimmingly into Delaware. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Resident Ensemble Players presents ‘Inherit the Wind’ by Gail Obenreder

Does 'Inherit the Wind,' now staged with Newark’s REP, take us back to the future? Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Delaware Theatre Company presents George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Saint Joan’ by Gail Obenreder

Contemporary playwright Chelsea Marcantel assays the great George Bernard Shaw for ‘Saint Joan,’ now onstage at Delaware Theatre Company. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Resident Ensemble Players present Michael Gotch’s ‘Minor Fantastical Kingdoms’ by Gail Obenreder

Into the 21st-century woods we go with the Resident Ensemble Players' premiere of ‘Minor Fantastical Kingdoms’ at the University of Delaware. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Delware Theatre Company presents ‘A Sign of the Times’ by Gail Obenreder

It’s a long way back to the 1960s with 'A Sign of the Times," and DTC makes it a tuneful trip. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre presents Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda the Musical’ by Gail Obenreder

Walnut Street Theatre's holiday treat, 'Matilda the Musical,' features fine performances and agile direction. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

University of Delaware REP presents Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Woman in Mind (December Bee)’ by Gail Obenreder

All the elements combine to make REP's production of Alan Ayckbourn's 'Woman in Mind' a fantastic evening of theater. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Delaware Shakespeare presents ‘The Merchant of Venice’ by Gail Obenreder

It's quite a moment to be mounting a production of Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice,' but Delaware Shakespeare did — and took it on the road. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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