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. […]

New Biggs Museum exhibit a potpourri of the arts

DOVER –– For the 16th year, the Biggs Museum of American Art is partnering with the Delaware Division of the Arts to exhibit the work of Delaware’s Individual Artist Fellows. Sixteen fellowships were awarded this year in disciplines ranging from painting to playwriting –– all of which are on display at the Biggs. “Most exhibits […]

Dover celebrates life and work of Maurice Sendak

(Delaware State News photos by Marc Clery) DOVER –– A five-week citywide celebration of author and illustrator Maurice Sendak called “50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons” kicks off today at the Dover Public Library and the Biggs Museum of American Art. The 50th anniversary of his work “Where the Wild Things Are” in 2013 started […]

‘Mighty Mo’ gun a perfect fit at Fort Miles

One of "Mighty Mo's" 16-inch guns is hoisted into place at Fort Miles Friday. (Special to The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh)

LEWES — After wartime service in the Pacific aboard the storied “Mighty Mo” — the battleship USS Missouri — one of the ship’s nine original 16-inch guns that shook the enemy fleet with 2,700-pound shells found a land home Friday. It was moved to a permanent display within historic Fort Miles at Cape Henlopen State […]

Songwriters in the spotlight at Schwartz Center

For Sol Knopf, songwriters are the “unsung heroes” of the music business. “People never know who these folks are but they are responsible for the biggest hits in music. And more often than not, they are always humble and kind and treat people with the utmost respect,” said Mr. Knopf, a Smyrna resident, well-known throughout […]

‘Broadway’s Next Hit Musical’ tangles tunes and improv comedy

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Don’t ask Rob Schiffmann what songs he’ll be singing Saturday night at the Schwartz Center for the Arts. He has no idea. He won’t even have a clue when he steps on stage. Not until he reaches into a fish bowl and pulls out a song title will the words and music start to flow. […]