Best Bets: Second Street Players stage dysfunctional ‘Nice Family Christmas’

Milford’s Second Street Players are going COVID-19-friendly both on and off stage with their telling of the holiday comedy, “A Nice Family Christmas.” Starting Dec. 4 and running for two weekends, “A Nice Family Christmas” starts on Christmas Eve, when a young newspaper reporter (played by David MacDonald) on the brink of being fired has […]

Best Bets: Triple Rail Turn chugs into Milton Saturday

The country rock band Triple Rail Turn, whose members come from Wilmington to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is no stranger to Downstate. With multiple appearances at June Jam, Paradise Grill in Long Neck and Dover Downs, TRT is one of the most popular groups to play the area. But it’s been a while since they’ve been here. […]

Best Bets: Overlooked Black superheroes, characters get spotlight in DSU exhibit

Superman, Batman, Meteor Man, Blankman. While the first two superheroes are known the world over, the last two are known only to a select few. Delaware State University alumnus Guy Miller’s new art exhibition, titled “Subversion: Not a Bird, Not a Plane,” represents his exploration of the issue of representation of African Americans in pop […]

Hunt, Hank and Vanilla Ice set for 2021 Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — Country stars Sam Hunt, Hank Williams Jr. and Lauren Alaina, contemporary Christian singer TobyMac and ‘90s rapper Vanilla Ice highlight the concert lineup for the 2021 Delaware State Fair. Other acts announced Wednesday night include the Tedeschi Trucks Band with St. Paul & The Broken Bones and country acts Riley Green with HARDY […]

Dover couple hooked on Halloween

For Rick Grier and D.J. Lopez, decorating for Halloween was a “slow burn.” “You start out with one or two things, and then, the next thing you know, you have six, and it grows from there,” said Mr. Lopez. And after 24 years of living in their house in the Edgehill section of Dover, Halloween […]

Best Bets: Curtain up for the Rehoboth Beach Film Festival

For the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, the show (or shows) must go on. The 23rd annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival will take place as scheduled next month with a few modifications for health concerns. Only five films will be shown inside the society’s Cinema Art Theater, with 10 more available to stream at home. […]

Best Bets: Broadway’s Field to perform show for Veterans Watchmaker School

For Broadway performer Grace Field, doing a charity show that benefits veterans is very personal. “(Dave Skocik) approached me about the various charities he’s involved with. He knows I have a huge heart for charity. And it also hits home because both my grandfathers served. My grandfather on my dad’s side served in the Navy. […]

Better late than never, June Jam ready to rock

It may not be June but jam they will. The 42nd annual June Jam charity music festival will take place Saturday at the G&R Campground in Houston. “We’re turning October into ‘Rocktober,’” said June Jam founding president Bob Hartley. After two previous tries were thwarted by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, June Jam organizers […]

Best Bets: Music plays on at Delmarva Folk Festival

As with most events these days, John Kidd and the Delaware Friends of Folk had some long discussions about holding this weekend’s Delmarva Folk Festival in light of the ongoing pandemic. “We talked about all possibilities and, like DelDOT, no-build is always a possibility. But we talked about it and we decided that it was […]

Big Draw Festival ties art community together

MILFORD — Unlike last year’s inaugural Big Draw Festival DE, this year won’t see folks drawing, designing artwork and fanciful creations throughout the streets of Milford. The ongoing pandemic put the brakes on that this year. But art will still be celebrated nonetheless. The second annual Big Draw is a go this month with plenty […]

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