UMES Concert Choir salutes veterans

Nov 4, 2016
UMES Office of Public Relations

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Concert Choir salutes active U.S. servicemen and women and veterans at its Nov. 13 performance.

The 4 p.m. concert in honor of Veterans’ Day takes place in the Ella Fitzgerald Center on UMES’ campus.

The 35-member ensemble welcomes guest soprano Patricia Saunders Nixon of Norfolk (Va.) State University and the 20-member DuVal High School Concert Chorus from Lanham, Md. under the direction of UMES alumnus Kevin Allen. 

Folks can tune into WESM  91.3 FM at noon on July 4th for a great lineup of music hosted by the U.S. Air Force's Airmen of Note.

Music fans gather in Delaware for Firefly Music Festival

Jun 16, 2016

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Music fans are descending on Dover for the fifth edition of the Firefly Music Festival.

Campers begin arriving Wednesday at the Woodlands festival site near Dover International Speedway, where 90,000 fans gathered last year for the four-day festival.

This year's headliners include Two Door Cinema Club on Thursday, Kings of Leon on Friday, Florence + The Machine and deadmau5 on Saturday, and Mumford and Sons on Sunday.

The lineup also includes Ellie Goulding, blink-182, Death Cab For Cutie, Tame Impala, Of Monsters And Men, and Earth Wind and Fire.

Delaware's Firefly Music Festival unveils full schedule

May 19, 2016

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Organizers of Dover's Firefly Music Festival have unveiled the complete schedule for next month's four-day festival.

A daily schedule had already been released, but fans now know the exact set times, giving them a chance to see whether any of their favorite bands will be playing at the same time on different stages.

The festival kicks off Thursday, June 16 at 5:15 p.m. with Los Angeles electro-pop trio LANY and the dream pop group Twin Limb. Headliners Kings of Leon will play a 90-minute set the next day, starting at 10:45 p.m.

Bears raid Appalachian campsite food stash, force closure

May 13, 2016

DALEVILLE, Va. (AP) — Hungry bears have forced the closure of a shelter and campsite along the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.

The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/1X4RVb6 ) that the Lamberts Meadow Shelter and campsite near Daleville could remain closed for several weeks.

Dogfish Head's annual Analog-A-Go-Go festival relocating

Apr 29, 2016

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — One of Delaware's major music festivals is moving to New Castle County.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports (http://delonline.us/21igfqt) that Dogfish Head's annual Analog-A-Go-Go is relocating to Bellevue State Park near Wilmington this summer.

Indie rock band Built to Spill will headline the Sept. 17 festival, which was officially announced Friday.

Publicist: Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home

Apr 21, 2016
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CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Pop music superstar Prince has been found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis.

His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told The Associated Press the music icon was found dead at his home Thursday in Chanhassen.

The singer, songwriter, arranger and instrumentalist was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era, drawing upon influences ranging from James Brown to the Beatles to Jimi Hendrix. His hits included "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry."

Virginia port union official resigns over unauthorized fund

Apr 20, 2016

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The business agent for one of six dockworker union offices in the Port of Virginia has resigned after an internal audit found an "unauthorized and previously undisclosed account."

The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1VjAzIb) that Thomas Little, spokesman for International Longshoremen's Association in Hampton Roads, confirmed Tuesday that business agent-financial secretary of ILA's Local 970 Robert Smith III has resigned after the audit found that "union funds were deposited and withdrawn allegedly for non-union purposes."

Folk, rock and blues concert at Island Theatre

Apr 15, 2016

The Chincoteague Island Arts Organization (CIAO) presents an evening of Americana with performances by Toney Rocks, Melissa Alesi and Rich Johnson. The concert takes place at the Island Theatre on Saturday, April 23 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 and are available online at www.ciarts.org or in person (cash or check only) at Sundial Books and H&H Pharmacy in Chincoteague.

Leon Bridges: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Feb 24, 2016