Biggs exhibit shows a slice of African-American life

DOVER — In conjunction with Dover’s Citywide Black History Celebration, the Biggs Museum of American Art is presenting a series of art installations by Delaware State University fine arts professor Billy Colbert. His exhibition entitled “Lessons: An Exhibition By Billy Colbert” incorporates rare historic video and photographs of African-American life in the United States in […]

Best Bets: Rockshop closing its doors tonight

Friday will be bittersweet at The Rockshop Performing Arts Center in Camden as the doors will close after tonight’s event. Stanton’s 4th Wall’s “On The Air: An Old Time Radio Show,” will be the final production for the venue, which opened in April of 2017 next to B&B Music at 3395 S. DuPont Highway. Music […]

Biggs Museum appreciates ‘art’ of photojournalism

DOVER — Those of us who grew up in newsrooms heard the term often. There was always an editor asking, “What’s our art?” It meant what “photo” would was going to help tell the story of the day and draw in readers. The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover will celebrate such pictures through […]

Biggs debuts ‘Ripped from the Headlines’ photojournalism exhibit

DOVER — The Biggs Museum of American Art will feature the visual storytelling of newspapers and magazines from throughout the greater Delmarva region in its first major exhibition on photojournalism starting today, entitled “Ripped from the Headlines: Photojournalism in Delaware.” News publishers are among the nation’s oldest and most revered image makers. Differing from other […]

Dover sculptor Paskins exhibits ‘Spirit Revealed’ at Biggs Museum

DOVER — Aaron Paskins is a Dover sculptor who has been building a national and local reputation for imaginative, inspiring African figures using unexpected materials. “I’ve been sculpting for over 30 years,” Mr. Paskins said. “I’ve had my work shown all around the country.” But Mr. Paskins said he’s never fully shown his work in […]

‘Traveling Africa’ exhibit details adventures by locals

DOVER — The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover will examine ways that Americans record and relate to Africa with its newest exhibition titled “Traveling Africa.” Part of Dover’s annual Citywide Black History Celebration, the exhibition will run until March 24. It includes travel photography of memorable moments on the continent, as well as […]

World War I illustrations of Delaware Public Archives

DOVER — The Delaware Public Archives is giving visitors a chance for a look at a bygone era. The Delaware National Guard’s American Illustration Collection, which opened earlier this month, features paintings by Delaware artists commissioned during World War I. “The painters drew upon wartime news, eyewitness accounts, photographs and correspondence to inspire their paintings,” […]

BEST BETS: Susquehanna Floods to help Blue Earl celebrate anniversary

For the Perryville, Maryland-based Susquehanna Floods, the First State has been first rate. “Delaware has been super kind to us,” said lead singer and guitarist Trevor Biggers. “It’s like having a friendly neighbor.” In Delaware just last week at the History, Heritage and Hops festival in Dover, the Cecil County Americana roots band has played […]

BEST BETS: Haleyz Cometz soars with music history

As a kid watching “American Bandstand” with his sister and her friends in upstate Pennsylvania, little did John Melinchock know that years later, he would be playing in some of those same bands he grew up idolizing. Mr. Melinchock, a guitar player since he picked up the instrument after he saw what Elvis Presley could […]

BEST BETS: Music, mirth on tap for local entertainment fans in 2018

As we get set to sing 2017 on its way out of here, it’s time to turn our attention to what awaits local entertainment fans in 2018. Before we get to the events that we definitely know about, we start with the unknowns associated with the Firefly Music Festival. At this point, the only thing […]