Her accessible, unpretentious style and hilarious stories about her relatives have earned her a devoted and growing following. Madigan's stand-up routine has received high praise from acclaimed comedian Lewis Black who dubbed Madigan "the funniest woman in America."
England native and singer-songwriter Cy Curnin will share his evocative lyrics and distinct vocals at the Kennett Flash on Friday. The headliner will share the bill with singer-songwriter Matthew Rineer, of Nashville, Tenn.
For more than 25 years, Curnin has been connecting with audiences through his music. In recent years, Cy has carved out a solo career that has produced a number of records, including "Mayfly" in 2005, "The Returning Sun" in 2007 and his latest release "Solar Minimum" in 2009.
The Friends of Rockwood invites you to waltz for a good cause at their Victorian ball on Saturday night at its Rockwood Carriage House.
In addition to enjoying the ball in your Victorian costumes and finery — which is encouraged, but not required — you'll have the opportunity to bid on a variety of items in the silent auction and purchase special libations, as well as buy 50/50 raffle tickets.
All proceeds will benefit the restoration of Rockwood's museum conservatory.
IF YOU GO
WHAT The Friends of Rockwood's 2013 Victorian Ball
WHEN 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12
WHERE Rockwood Carriage House, 610 Shipley Road, Wilmington
Legendary Russian composer Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" and respected British composer Alan Ridout's "Ferdinand the Bull" blends instruments with narration to create lively characters and capture one's imagination.
These longtime stories (or tunes) will be reintroduced Sunday afternoon at the Music School of Delaware in "Family Concert: A Musical Storybook."
Pianist Kate Ransom, the president and chief executive officer of the Music School, will be one the featured musicians in the show.
IF YOU GO
WHAT Family Concert: A Musical Storybook
WHEN 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13
WHERE Music School of Delaware, 4101 Washington St., Wilmington