Lizzie Fortunato Jewels Spreads Delaware Sparkle Globally

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Photo by Augusta Sagnelli Wilmington natives Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato infuse global influences into their eclectic handmade jewelry brand and artisan décor. As students at Duke University, twin sisters Kathryn and Lizzie Fortunato made jewelry for fun from materials they found at a nearby bead shop. “Soon enough, our college […]

Jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke: ‘All I do is play my music’

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In the swinging Addis Ababa of 1973, Mulatu Astatke played a joint concert at the fashionable Hilton hotel with American jazz legend Duke Ellington before an audience including Emperor Haile Selassie. Ethiopia was modernising and Ellington’s visit, sponsored by the US embassy, symbolised the proud African country’s openness to western […]

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