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 […]

World War I exhibit gleams at Delaware Public Archives

DOVER — Stephen M. Marz, the director and state archivist for the Delaware Public Archives, said whenever he sees guests experience “the wow factor” that’s what makes his job so interesting and fun. “The Great War & The First State” exhibition and The USS Delaware Silver Gallery bring out that “wow factor” at the end […]

It’s all about the girls at W3 What Women Want Fest

DOVER — Grizel Muniz and her daughter, Alexis, have a knack for making outfits work. They’re going to share that fashion expertise Saturday, along with other women representing various sectors, from decorators to financial planners and fitness trainers, who will spread their knowledge to other women. The second annual W3 What Women Want Fest is, […]

Biggs Museum offers early look at Ansel Adams

DOVER — Perfectly timed to capture the interest of summer visitors, the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover is offering a rare opportunity to view 40 photographic prints made by the late Ansel Adams. The exhibition entitled “Ansel Adams: Early Works” opens on May 5 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and […]

BEST BETS: McCormick in the loop at R2Hop2 festival

Nate McCormick is the modern-day equivalent of a one-man band. With a musical technique called looping, he can enhance his sound by creating multiple layers to his live music, making it seem as though there is a full band when it’s just him performing with his guitar and various foot pedals laid out before him. […]