Best Bets: Overlooked Black superheroes, characters get spotlight in DSU exhibit

Superman, Batman, Meteor Man, Blankman. While the first two superheroes are known the world over, the last two are known only to a select few. Delaware State University alumnus Guy Miller’s new art exhibition, titled “Subversion: Not a Bird, Not a Plane,” represents his exploration of the issue of representation of African Americans in pop […]

Best Bets: Curtain up for the Rehoboth Beach Film Festival

For the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, the show (or shows) must go on. The 23rd annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival will take place as scheduled next month with a few modifications for health concerns. Only five films will be shown inside the society’s Cinema Art Theater, with 10 more available to stream at home. […]

Halloween movie event to benefit Beebe

LEWES — On Saturday, the Revival House, Hudson Fields, and the Beebe Foundation will host another free outdoor movie event, “This is Halloween” to again benefit Beebe Medical Center in its ongoing efforts to help Sussex County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Food, music, artists, vendors, and safely distanced fun and entertainment will once again mark […]

Best Bets: Broadway’s Field to perform show for Veterans Watchmaker School

For Broadway performer Grace Field, doing a charity show that benefits veterans is very personal. “(Dave Skocik) approached me about the various charities he’s involved with. He knows I have a huge heart for charity. And it also hits home because both my grandfathers served. My grandfather on my dad’s side served in the Navy. […]

Delaware natives capture screen in ‘Accidentally Wes Anderson’ book

When @accidentallywesanderson uploaded its first post to Instagram in 2017, it started as a travel bucket list, with pins across the globe for Delaware natives Wally and Amanda Koval to explore on their adventures. What began just for them, though, grew over the course of three years: 1.1 million followers, a blessing from filmmaker Wes […]

Camden native has designs on film industry

CAMDEN — Growing up in Camden, Krista Jarrell never planned on being a production designer until she attended The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. “I never planned on it happening,” Ms. Jarrell said. “It was something that I learned about and thought would suit me better than furniture design. I made […]

Best Bets: Millsboro youth lends voice to big-screen animated film

It’s good to have friends in high places. Twelve-year-old Lynden Prosser found that out recently when his big-screen voice debut almost never happened. The young actor from Millsboro has one of the main roles in the English-dubbed version of the 2019 Japanese animated film “Children of the Sea.” “Originally, the film was supposed to come […]

Theaters focus on getting moviegoers to return

DAGSBORO — Dahria Kalmbach began working at the Clayton Theatre in downtown Dagsboro as a 16-year-old high school student. Now 20, she still works there. Tuesday was her day off. And where was she? “Here … at work,” said Dahria, with a chuckle. She accompanied her mom, Andrea Kalmbach to see “Mamma Mia” — one […]

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 […]

Sussex Central grad fighting for Hollywood glory

As a child and in her school days at Sussex Central High School, Shannon Murray says she was always somewhat starry eyed about acting, stage production and martial arts. “Growing up I did Kung Fu and karate. My mom is a black belt in karate. She knew it was important to have that discipline for […]