Best Bets: Biggs Museum uncovers works by ‘hidden gem’ Lewis

Taylor Collins got the surprise of a lifetime early in her artistic career. While looking at art books at the Dover Public Library back in the mid-70s, she came across works by famed Delaware artist Jack Lewis. “I loved what he did. He had the painting and then he told a story about the scene. […]

Best Bets: National Folk Festival going online this year

The streets of Salisbury, Maryland, will be a little emptier and quieter this weekend than originally planned. But there will still be a party to be had. The National Folk Festival, which last year drew about 150,000 people over three days to see musicians, dancers, storytellers and craftspeople on seven outdoor stages, will go virtual […]

Best Bets: Country singer Hill to brighten Smyrna at Night

Longtime local musician Craig Stonesifer knew he had encountered something and someone special when he and his brother, Todd, stepped into The Listening Room in Nashville, Tennessee, a couple of years ago. “It’s a place that often hosts singer/songwriter events and, lo and behold, that was happening right as we entered,” he recalled this week. […]

Best Bets: Ohmfest combines music, yoga this weekend

This weekend’s inaugural Ohmfest combines two of Ruby Zulkowski’s passions — music and yoga. Ms. Zulkowski, the owner of Shakti Yoga LLC in west Dover, is co-organizer with her boyfriend, Johnathan Plummer, of the first music and yoga festival in the area, set for Saturday and Sunday at the Akridge Scout Reservation, 1910 Baden Powell […]

Best Bets: Millsboro youth lends voice to big-screen animated film

It’s good to have friends in high places. Twelve-year-old Lynden Prosser found that out recently when his big-screen voice debut almost never happened. The young actor from Millsboro has one of the main roles in the English-dubbed version of the 2019 Japanese animated film “Children of the Sea.” “Originally, the film was supposed to come […]

This year’s Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival postponed

REHOBOTH BEACH — This year’s Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival has been postponed over concerns surrounding the coronavirus. The longtime fall music tradition was to be held Oct. 15-18 in venues across the Eastern Sussex beach region.. A statement from festival organizers released Monday said “We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment, not […]

Smyrna at Night canceled, moving online for 2020

SMYRNA — This year’s Smyrna at Night music and beer festival, already postponed once, has been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus. Instead it will be replaced by a two-hour free livestream featuring six live performances to be available on Facebook and YouTube Sept. 5, the date to which it was moved after postponing […]

Best Bets: Country’s Calvert tuning up Delaware State Fair

Adam Calvert loves to perform — especially these days. Like most artists, the up-and-coming Ohio-born country singer/songwriter has had a slew of gigs canceled the last few months due to the coronavirus pandemic. So when the Delaware State Fair remained on the schedule, he was more than happy to come do his shows. He has […]

Best Bets: Delaware State Fair from A to Z

If it’s the end of July, it must be time for the Delaware State Fair. Although concerns over the coronavirus have things looking a little different with social distancing, a mask mandate and no concerts this year, there are still plenty of things to see and do this year in Harrington. Let’s take an alphabetical […]

Building Bridges: Amillion the Poet hopes to heal through music

DOVER — In Amillion Mayfield’s mind, there are two pandemics going on. There’s the global health pandemic, which has claimed more than 130,000 lives in the United States alone but there’s also the pandemic of civil unrest. That became clear to Mr. Mayfield, aka Amillion the Poet, the Dover hip-hop artist who has performed throughout […]

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