Best Bets: Comedy goes rogue at First State Improv

There’s a group of people in the area who say whatever comes to their mind. And that’s fine with Melissa Brenner. It’s actually encouraged. Ms. Brenner, of Dover, runs First State Improv. The only troupe of its kind in Kent County, First State Improv teaches adults and kids alike, how to be spontaneous and often, […]

23 fugitives arrested in multi-agency sweep

KENT COUNTY — Law enforcement agencies teamed up to arrest 23 fugitives in a two-day operation, and serve 18 warrants with 194 criminal charges involved, authorities said Friday. The blitz ran Tuesday and Wednesday and served to “address quality of life crime, violent crime and reduc(e) the number of persons with outstanding warrants and probation […]

Best Bets: Flying Circus gets Led out at Smyrna Opera House

A chef for many years, Mutt Naughton is all about plate presentation. “When it looks pretty on the plate, it tastes even better,” he says. So too is it with his Led Zeppelin tribute band The Flying Circus, for which he serves as the lead singer. It’s all about the look, which makes the music […]

Best Bets: Greene brings musical mix to Food Truck Battle

Tyler Greene is a man of many talents and influences. The Millsboro musician sings, DJs and plays the rhythm and bass guitar, along with the drums, keyboards, synthesizer and “basically anything with strings,” he says. He also writes his own songs — about 200 in all — but doesn’t stick to any one genre. “The […]

Best Bets: Terry to tell musical tales at Dover’s Patchwork

Jesse Terry spent much of Monday in a Dublin airport waiting for his plane to take off and bring him back to his wife and young daughter in Connecticut. He had been playing gigs all over Great Britain and Ireland for the past couple of weeks and a multi-hour delay was the last thing he […]

Firefly returning to four-day format in 2020

DOVER – The Firefly Music Festival is returning to four days next year. Event officials announced Monday that the music festival will take place from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 21. Loyalty presale weekend passes will be available for 24 hours starting Wednesday at noon for $229 general admission, $679 VIP and $2,499 Super […]

Best Bets: Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival marks its 30th year

It’s a year of milestones for the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival. Not only is the event celebrating its 30th anniversary but this is the 25th year for the man who runs it all. Denny Santangini is president of the Delaware Celebration of Jazz, a 501[c3] organization based in Sussex County, which produces the Rehoboth Beach […]

Kent County Theatre Guild unveils historical marker

DOVER — The Kent County Theatre Guild has been staging award-winning productions for the Central Delaware community for more than 50 years. On Thursday, that history was formally recognized as dignitaries, members and local theater fans attended a ceremony in which an historical marker was unveiled in front of the guild’s Patchwork Playhouse in Dover. […]

Best Bets: Musicians come together for first Shazizzle Fest

As both a musician and music fan, Ron Price is all over the place. “I’ve played music my whole life. I started out with my first instrument being the saxophone. Then I played guitar for a while before I moved over to the bass. I’ve even played the drums,” said the founder and head brewmaster […]

Best Bets: Stone Jack Ballers roll to Dover Public Library show

Ever since he can remember, Brian McDaniel wanted to play the guitar. “I was obsessed with the guitar from an early age. We have pictures of me when I was young where I am holding a baseball bat like a guitar,” he recalls. The Milford native and now Dover resident who manages the Dover restaurant […]

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