Lewes Historical Society's Antiques Show Celebrates 50 Years on August 3

PLUS: Test the trails (and your footwork) with Bike and Hike Hagley, Little League Big League World Series hits Roxana, and more.

Jennifer Higdon Strings Us Along

Fans of our own Serafin String Quartet, here is news: Naxos has released its latest recording. Hear early chamber works by Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon on “Sky Quartet” by one of the most exciting chamber groups on the scene. The String Trio for violin, viola, cello (1988) was written while Higdon was a developing young composer, and the influences of Prokofiev and Copland can be heard in the Sonata for Viola and Piano (1990). The beauty of the Western sky was the inspiration for Sky Quartet (string quartet, 1997, rev 2001). Dark Wood for violin, cello, bassoon and piano (2001) explores the soulful character of the bassoon. “Amazing Grace” taps the vocal attributes of the String Quartet in a setting of one of the most recognized and cherished American folk tunes. Pianist Charles Abramovic and bassoonist Eric Stomberg join the lineup for that. Higdon, of Philadelphia, is one of the most-performed and most honored composers in modern chamber music today. Serafin String Quartet debuted its first release on the Centaur label in fall 2010. It received high praise in The Strad Magazine and American Record Guide. Significant recording projects remain an important part of the Quartet’s artistic activity. The Serafins work to present recorded material that reflects the quality of their own output and their philosophical commitment to the works of living composers, as well as time-tested masterworks, through performance and recording projects. Serafin String Quartet is the Quartet in Residence at the University of Delaware and takes its name from master violin maker, Sanctus Serafin, who in 1728 crafted the violin now played by quartet member Kate Ransom. Order the quartet’s recording now on Amazon or iTunes. For more, click here.

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Aug. 3

Your family will enjoy face painting, prizes, games, food and more during the Back-2-School Family Fest at Alapocas Run State Park… More


Hit First Saturday in the First State at First State Heritage Park for tours and talks at cool sites like Johnson Victrola Museum and the Biggs Museum of American Art… More


Something old is new again, at least for you. Visit the Lewes Historical Society’s 50th annual Antiques Show at the historic complex… More

Aug. 3-4

Are you a fan of pop divas like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Adele and Katy Perry? Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth Beach gives them the Broadway treatment in “Radio Gaga: A Glee-ful Event.” More


New Sweden at 375 explores and celebrates the founding of the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware River Valley. Learn all about it at Willingtown Square Gallery. It left a mark… More

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What goes down in a famous drag nightclub? Lots of drama, and lots of sequins. See “La Cage Aux Folles” at Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth More    


If you love classic photography from its golden age, get to the Delaware Art Museum for “French Twist” for the real picture… More


It’s a milestone for Rehoboth Art League–75 years young and counting–making this year’s annual Members Fine Art Exhibit & Heritage Artists very special indeed More


Aug. 4-7

Ten national and international teams compete in the Little League Big League World Series. You could watch on ESPN, but it’s better live… More

Aug. 7

The name Bike and Hike Hagley pretty much says it all. Lace up your shoes or pump up your tires to see the historic property while it stays open late. Few places in Delaware are as beautiful… More

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