Music Spotlight: While readying for a virtual Ladybug Fest, local acts hope to be back on the road this fall

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Soraia The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the course of music more than any other event since the spring of 1860. On April 9, 1860, the French inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville created the first sound recording in history. An eerie rendition of the folksong “Au clair de la lune” was captured by Scott’s trademark invention...

Music Spotlight: Chesco’s Mascherino leads move for live music online

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This is a strange time for music fans who want to hear their favorite acts perform live. Because of the restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, attending a live event is a “thing of the past.” But that doesn’t mean that listeners no longer have access to “live” music. Many artists are performing alone and streaming their performances...

On Stage: Ladybug Festival comes to Wilmington

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times It’s time once again for the Ladybug Festival (Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware, https://theladybugfestival.com) – a free two-day festival held on Market Street in downtown Wilmington. The eighth annual all-female festival will feature more than 60 musical acts on approximately 20 stages on July 18 and 19. Main Stage performers for July 18...