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. […]

Piecing together ‘HerStory’ through Dover quilt exhibition

DOVER — The artwork of a group of African-American women whose cumulative work covers history from across oceans, gender, race and traditional boundaries blankets the walls of the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover. In its annual quilt show to celebrate black history, the A Stitch in Time Quilt Guild this year presents “Black […]

Dover Public Library partners with area museums

  DOVER — Dover may not be a major metropolis, but for fans of history it has more to offer than one might think. There’s no Smithsonian or Museum Of Modern Art, but hidden gems abound, from the First State Heritage Park to the Biggs Museum to the Air Mobility Command Museum. Those attractions were […]

BEST BETS: Amillion, Nadjah headline first Schwartz Center hip-hop show

Fresh off two international tours, L. Amillion Mayfield, aka Amillion the Poet, is coming home. Mr. Mayfield, a Dover hip hop performer, author and community activist, will headline the first show of its kind at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover Feb. 4. The Caesar Rodney High School grad toured London and Amsterdam […]

BEST BETS: The Reminders put faith in music at Schwartz

Separately, they are award-winning Sussex County-based singers, songwriters and producers. But together, they are members of a heralded gospel music group who have performed throughout the country. The Reminders will bring their Christmas tour to Dover’s Schwartz Center for the Arts Thursday at 7:30 p.m. They will be joined by Dove award-winning gospel great Lynda […]

Dover artist Fox let loose at Biggs, Delaware State University

DOVER — The Biggs Museum of American Art is presenting two major exhibitions on the life and work of artist Clark V. Fox. A 50-year veteran of the New York and Washington art worlds, and currently a Dover resident, these exhibitions focus on the artist’s playful subjects, illustrating controversial storylines within paintings from 1966 to […]

Dover Symphony Orchestra returning to Schwartz Center

For the first time in five years, the Dover Symphony Orchestra is back where area music lovers say they belong — the Schwartz Center for the Arts. In 2011, the orchestra left its longtime home to perform at the larger Calvary Assembly of God and Dover Downs’ Rollins Center. But for its performance Sunday, the […]

For 43 years, Sabo answered the call at the Delaware State News

DOVER – For years, we kept Linda Sabo’s number handy around the newsroom. If our technology let us down in the throes of deadline, she was almost always the first to know. No one likes a post-midnight phone call from the newspaper office. But Linda accepted them for years and always found a way to […]

Lucky Leister leaving his 30-year dream job

DOVER — You might not immediately recognize the fuselage in the photo with today’s column as anything special. And, you might not recognize the gentleman passing the tool up to the man in the pilot’s seat. But it’s the Shoo Shoo Baby with Mike Leister at her side. It was the plane and the man […]

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 […]