Freeman Stage to present local artists starting in July

SELBYVILLE — The Freeman Stage announced Thursday it is moving forward with a special season of the arts — one which will have reduced capacity to comply with physical distancing guidelines and will primarily showcase local and regional talent. “We’ve decided as an organization the arts need to be present during this time of reopening,” […]

Concerts to ring out around Sussex County

As Delaware reopens from the COVID-19 shutdown, Sussex towns and cities are looking to restart their concerts. The first concert in Georgetown’s summer concert series altered by the pandemic takes the stage Thursday, June 18 on the grounds of the Marvel Carriage Museum. 33 1/3, a popular Delmarva-based band that features classic rock, soft rock […]

Arts series on The Green begins Thursday night

DOVER — Fourteen weeks of free live music and entertainment on Thursday evenings begin this week with the 44th annual Performing Arts Series on The Green in Dover. Residents and others are invited to bring their blankets or lawn chairs and please remember social distancing guidelines. Programs begin at 7 p.m. Thursday — Fazes featuring […]

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: Virtual weekend includes concert fest, First Friday and Dover Days

With the weather warming, it’s a cruel reminder of what we would be doing this weekend if not for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In Dover, it would have been NASCAR weekend at Dover International Speedway, First Friday today and Dover Days on Saturday. In addition, concerts and nightlife would be buzzing in local bars and […]

Delaware State Fair concerts canceled for 2020

HARRINGTON — All Delaware State Fair concerts have been canceled due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, fair officials announced Monday. The state fair itself is still on. However officials are working with the governor’s office on social distancing guidelines and any other changes that may have to happen by the time the event […]

Best Bets: Beating the quarantine blues virtually

Do you feel like, with all of the extra time on your hands lately, you’ve watched every true crime documentary on Netflix? You even checked out that bonus episode of “Tiger King” that came out on Sunday? Do you feel like one day soon you are going to see something pop up on your computer […]

Freeman Stage delaying start of season until late June

SELBYVILLE — The “Stay at Home” mandates from the government have impacted a wide range of businesses throughout the nation. Those that are seasonal — like many of the small businesses in the Maryland and Delaware beach resort areas — have been particularly hard hit. Instead of opening their doors this shoulder season, they have […]