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 […]

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 […]

Best Bets: Delaware concerts humming along in outdoor venues

During this summer like no other, the musical soundtrack has been muted at best. Largely, the only place you are hearing live music is in the great outdoors. But even those are few and far between. The Rehoboth and Bethany Beach bandstands have canceled their summer concert series due to concerns over the coronavirus. Local […]

Best Bets: Going forth on the Fourth without fireworks

With subdued Fourth of July celebrations this year, Saturday doesn’t look to be the celebratory day that our nation’s birthday usually brings due to concerns over the coronavirus. Over 78 percent of Americans will spend less money this Fourth of July compared to last year as the country slowly reopens in the wake of COVID-19, […]

Best Bets: African American, Ladybug Music festivals going online

Although Delaware has started to open up little by little, the state’s entertainment scene hasn’t gotten quite so bold, as evidenced by the coming week’s slate of online events. Dover’s 30th annual African American Festival, The Ladybug Music Festival and even a Kent County Theatre Guild play will all take place virtually in the forthcoming […]