Mon April 7, 2014
new poetry album

Hawk Spotlight: Vicente Hernandez

Vicente Hernandez has a new poetry album called 'Courageous' now available online.

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.--Former WESM 91.3 FM intern Rickicia Cheatham talks Vicente Hernandez on balancing his craft as a poet with being a full-time student and manager of a local coffee shop. 


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Wed February 26, 2014
umes-dinner theater

UMES Dinner Theatre set for April 4 and 5

Credit UMES Office of Public Relations

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.-– Looking to dine on a gourmet meal while enjoying a lively show?  Then be sure to get a ticket, on sale March 3, to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s 2014 Dinner Theatre production “Motown N Mo,’ Take 3.” 

Players from the university’s drama society take to the stage for an 8 p.m. curtain time in the Richard A. Henson Center following dinner seating beginning at 6 p.m.  

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Sun February 9, 2014
black radio

WESM airs 'Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio'

Legendary Philadelphia disc jockey Georgie Woods
Credit Temple Urban Archives

91.3 FM WESM is celebrating African-American History Month with special radio programs throughout February.

A two-hour special will air Sunday, February 9 beginning at 4 pm. This week's program is Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio from PRX.

Starting in the 1950s, Black radio stations around the country became the pulse of African-American communities, and served as their megaphone during the Civil Rights and Black Power movements.

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Thu January 16, 2014

OperaDelaware cancels May production

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — OperaDelaware is canceling its May production and suspending big-budget productions next season.

The News Journal reports ( ) that the opera is facing declining ticket sales and corporate support.

General Director Brendan Cooke said Wednesday that the company pulled the $179,000 production of Verdi's "Il Trovatore" to avoid worsening its deficit. Refunds will be issued to nearly 650 patrons who already purchased tickets.

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Wed December 11, 2013

Baltimore museum, SCLC to hold Mandela tribute

BALTIMORE (AP) — The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore and the local chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference are planning a tribute to Nelson Mandela.

The organizations will host the event at the museum on Saturday. The former South African leader died last week at the age of 95.

A wax figure of Mandela and his ex-wife Madikizela-Mandela have been a part of the museum's collection since 1988. The museum was established in 1983.

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