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Old 08-07-2020, 05:32 PM
 
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Hello, I am thinking about retiring to Middletown. I'm from NJ. Would love to know what to do for fun other than the beach. I hate to still go to NJ for fun. Any jazz or theatre? Thanks
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Old 08-08-2020, 07:35 AM
 
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Hello, I am thinking about retiring to Middletown. I'm from NJ. Would love to know what to do for fun other than the beach. I hate to still go to NJ for fun. Any jazz or theatre? Thanks
After this pandemic is under control, maybe the Playhouse on Rodney Square, in Wilmington, will get back on their feet. Southern Delaware has some jazz venues, but they are mostly down in Dewey Beach, or Rehoboth Beach.
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Old 08-09-2020, 01:07 AM
 
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Hello, I am thinking about retiring to Middletown. I'm from NJ. Would love to know what to do for fun other than the beach. I hate to still go to NJ for fun. Any jazz or theatre? Thanks
The Clifford Brown Jazz festival is a major national Jazz event held in Wilmington. Hopefully next year things will be back to normal but for this year they had 4-days of online live events.

The stream is still up with over 8 hours of live jazz.

Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
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Old 08-09-2020, 01:09 AM
 
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In addition, there's the Rehoboth Jazz festival. It has been postponed until October.

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Old 08-09-2020, 01:24 AM
 
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They don't hold it any more but the Bromberg Big Noise festival used to have
concerts at a riverfront park in Wilmington.

https://www.delawareonline.com/story...ar/3172290002/

They have/had some very nice acts. I am kicking myself that I found out
after the fact that the Dirty Dozen Brass Band was there.

This is them from NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXr3nrd33U0

So Delaware gets in some good Jazz talent, you just have to find it for the smaller venues.
Also Philadelphia has a very healthy Jazz scene.
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Old 08-09-2020, 05:38 AM
 
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Also Philadelphia has a very healthy Jazz scene.
I wouldn't recommend Philly, especially at this time. A relative of mine had to go up to one of the hospitals and said Philly is a war zone right now.
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Old 08-09-2020, 06:31 PM
 
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I wouldn't recommend Philly, especially at this time. A relative of mine had to go up to one of the hospitals and said Philly is a war zone right now.
Agreed. I assumed the person who posted intended to seek out Jazz venues after the "all clear" is given for Covid. Who knows, maybe Spring 2021.
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Old 08-10-2020, 09:28 AM
 
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I wouldn't recommend Philly, especially at this time. A relative of mine had to go up to one of the hospitals and said Philly is a war zone right now.
LOL. Just looked out the window and no wars as far as I can see (and we have a pretty good view!). The city has never been this quiet due to the shutdown.
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Old 08-10-2020, 10:54 AM
 
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I wouldn't recommend Philly, especially at this time. A relative of mine had to go up to one of the hospitals and said Philly is a war zone right now.
Agreed, This from today.
https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/20...-over-weekend/
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Old 08-10-2020, 12:00 PM
 
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You’re smart enough to realize that the shootings occur in pockets of poverty, just as they do in Delaware, aren’t you? Just because crime is high in west Rehoboth doesn’t mean it’s unsafe to walk on the boardwalk.

Rather than citing an anecdotal tv news story, we should look at statistics. Wilmington has higher violent crime rate than Philly: Moderator cut: link removed, competitor site Moderator cut: link removed, competitor site. Using your logic, however, Delaware is more crime-ridden than Philly because parts of its largest city have an astounding crime rate. In fact, if going by anecdotes, Wilmington was labeled “Murder Town USA” by a prominent national media outlet just a few years back. Pretty bad PR for Delaware. No one is calling Philly that.

But the truth is that it’s easy to cherry-pick stats. For example, look at this fact: Camden-Wyoming ranks in the bottom 6% of the entire country in crime, meaning that 94% of American cities and towns are safer. This would mean I’m considerably safer in Philadelphia than in some crossroads out in the woods of rural Kent County. Moderator cut: link removed, competitor siteModerator cut: link removed, competitor site. Thank God for that!

Of course, the shootings everywhere are out of control. But the maxim is that crime rates and poverty rates correspond with one another. That might be the reason Camden-Wyoming has such a high crime rate. Who knows?

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