Best Bets: Dancing with Delaware Stars gets new director in Mayan

At first, Jackie Mayan thought Terri Brown was kidding when Ms. Brown suggested that Ms. Mayan take over as chairwoman of the highly successful Dancing with the Delaware Stars competition. After all, Ms. Brown founded the event 11 years ago and was the heart and soul of what is arguably Kent County’s biggest social night […]

Best Bets: Dover High, DSU grad plays key role at SAG Awards

Those watching the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night may see a familiar name flash across the screen just after the final trophy is handed out. Ebony Radcliff, a 2011 Dover High School graduate and 2015 Delaware State University alum, is a senior executive publicity assistant for the telecast, having worked on the awards show […]

Best Bets: Central Delaware Blues Society sending Slim and the Perkolators to Memphis

The Philadelphia-based blues band Slim and the Perkolators have eyed this year as a chance to really break out. It’s already getting off to a good start. Thanks to winning the Central Delaware Blues Society competition in the fall, the group will head to the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis Jan. 28-Feb. 1. Already […]

Best Bets: Perry portrays McCartney in Milton

He never saw himself as a Paul. He thought he was a John. When Jon Perry set out to form his own Beatles tribute band, he was going to play the part of John Lennon. “In other bands, I always did the lion’s share of the singing so I was talking to another guy to […]

Best Bets: Area entertainment calendar packed for 2020

As we ring in the new year, let’s see what we know about the upcoming year in entertainment offerings. •When it comes to the 2020 Firefly Music Festival, there’s only really one thing we do know so far. The festival is going back to its four-day format, scheduled for June 18-21. Last year was the […]

Melvin’s daughter helps keep Blue Notes’ legacy alive

DOVER — This time of year is always an emotional one for Trudy Melvin. Her late father loved Christmas. “He was a fantastic father. He loved shopping and buying toys and decorating the tree. It was his favorite holiday,” she said. “Those memories help get you over the hump.” Her father was the legendary R&B […]

Best Bets: Rockshop closing its doors tonight

Friday will be bittersweet at The Rockshop Performing Arts Center in Camden as the doors will close after tonight’s event. Stanton’s 4th Wall’s “On The Air: An Old Time Radio Show,” will be the final production for the venue, which opened in April of 2017 next to B&B Music at 3395 S. DuPont Highway. Music […]

Miss Delaware ready for Miss America stage

Like so many who have come before her, Hillary May didn’t come up in the ranks of the beauty pageant world. Her mom didn’t dress her in tassels and frills and hand her a baton when she was young. Growing up, she watched the Miss America Pageant, however she never imagined she would be in […]

Best Bets: Grey Fox Band brings back blues

With a multitude of area blues groups on the scene, The Grey Fox Band stands out. Their style of traditional blues is an anomaly among the music usually played by most bands these days. “You hear a lot of rock-blues bands playing Jimi Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughan. But not too many guys play the […]

Best Bets: Kent Theatre Guild takes on holidays with ‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told’

Starting Friday night, Kent County Theatre Guild has a show for those who don’t take themselves — or the holidays — very seriously. “Every Christmas Story Every Told (and then some),” written by Michael Carleton, James Fitzgerald and John K. Alvarez, is a madcap romp through, as the title says, every Christmas story ever told. […]

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