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: 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 […]

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 […]

Best Bets: Foster pays tribute to Carole King at Milton Theatre

When Michelle Foster takes to the Milton Theatre stage to pay tribute to the songs made famous by legendary singer/songwriter Carole King Sunday night, she wants to make one thing clear. It’s not a tribute show in the most common sense of the phrase. “I don’t really like to call it a ‘tribute’ because I’m […]

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. […]