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 […]

Best Bets: Delaware music fans lament the loss of 2020 Firefly Music Festival

This will be a Father’s Day weekend unlike any other in recent years around Dover. The city will be without the sights and sounds (and traffic) of the Firefly Music Festival. The mega event, which has annually brought tens of thousands of people to the area around this time, was canceled back in March due […]

Best Bets: Despite stalled season, Freeman Stage moving forward

With the coronavirus crisis affecting all manner life as we know it, the Freeman Stage in Selbyville has had to stand in place while still moving forward. Although its summer season of shows is still undetermined, with no performances announced thus far, plans are on the books to build a new venue for its ever-growing […]

Best Bets: Clear Space Theatre Company makes most of unclear picture

On the website for the Clear Space Theatre Company, it says “the term “clear space” refers to a focus on the process, knowledge and humanity of arts performance: the idea that we find ourselves in what appears on the stage.” Since the coronavirus crisis forced Delaware to basically shut down in mid-March, there hasn’t been […]

Best Bets: Virus concerns spur more changes to Delaware entertainment calendar

This week saw the cancellation of the season at the Hollywood Bowl for the first time in its 98-year history. Also, Broadway announced it would extend its shutdown until Labor Day. Both, of course, are due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has upset every facet of daily life for the past two months. So […]

Best Bets: Delaware museums getting creative during shutdown

With the coronavirus pandemic ongoing, Delaware museums and historic buildings are closed, denying a chance to share their treasures with the public. Undaunted, many facilities have increased their online presence with virtual tours, activity books, a look at their collections, Facebook Live events and more. •Last week, the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs launched […]

Best Bets: Dancing with Delaware Stars gets new director in Mayan

At first, Jackie Mayan thought Terri Brown was kidding when Ms. Brown suggested that Ms. Mayan take over as chairwoman of the highly successful Dancing with the Delaware Stars competition. After all, Ms. Brown founded the event 11 years ago and was the heart and soul of what is arguably Kent County’s biggest social night […]

Best Bets: Central Delaware Blues Society sending Slim and the Perkolators to Memphis

The Philadelphia-based blues band Slim and the Perkolators have eyed this year as a chance to really break out. It’s already getting off to a good start. Thanks to winning the Central Delaware Blues Society competition in the fall, the group will head to the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis Jan. 28-Feb. 1. Already […]

Best Bets: Perry portrays McCartney in Milton

He never saw himself as a Paul. He thought he was a John. When Jon Perry set out to form his own Beatles tribute band, he was going to play the part of John Lennon. “In other bands, I always did the lion’s share of the singing so I was talking to another guy to […]