Best Bets: The Tee-Tones bring musical memories to Dover

As a singer in the vocal group The Tee-Tones, James Reeder feels an obligation to keep the music playing. Growing up on the streets of Queens and Brooklyn, Mr. Reeder would harmonize with his friends, taking a cue from those groups he listened to as a kid, such as Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers and […]

Sugarland, Gilbert highlight acts coming to Delaware State Fair

DOVER — A trio of country acts and a contemporary Christian group were announced Tuesday night as part of the concert fare for this year’s Delaware State Fair 100th anniversary season at a special lineup launch party at Grotto Pizza in Dover. About 110 enthusiastic “super fans” were picked out of 5,200 entries on social […]

Best Bets: New book chronicles history of Delaware movie theaters

A couple of years ago, Michael Nazarewycz had a revelation. Growing up in Claymont in the 1970s and 80s, Mr. Nazarewycz spent much of youth in one movie theater or another. “But one day it dawned on me that those theaters I went to are all gone,” said Mr. Nazarewycz, who now lives in Middletown. […]

Best Bets: History of Rosedale Beach to be explored Saturday

Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder … The names are part of a who’s who list of legendary African-American entertainers. Those greats and many more presided at the Rosedale Beach Hotel near Millsboro back in the pre-integration era of the 20th century. While there were few places for people of color […]

Best Bets: Dover’s McGiffin finds ‘Neverland’ in Wilmington

A veteran of five national touring productions, actor and Dover native Conor McGiffin has never had any of his shows stop in Delaware — until now. “Finding Neverland,” the Broadway musical that follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired his work “Peter Pan,” will take the stage of The Playhouse […]

Best Bets: Delaware Comedy Theatre brings laughs to Milton Theatre

A professional comedy actor and writer in Los Angeles, David Warrick wanted to continue the laughs when he moved to Delaware in 2004. That’s why he and his wife Amy started the Delaware Comedy Theatre in 2005 in the Rehoboth Beach area. “We were lonely and missed the comedy scene of L.A.,” said Mr. Warrick, […]

Frank Caliendo to raise voices at Dover Downs

DOVER — When talking to Frank Caliendo, you’re never quite sure who you’re speaking to. During a 15-minute phone conversation Tuesday afternoon, his voices ranged from a young Al Pacino and Bill Clinton to Donald Trump and even Billy Crystal. On Jan. 18, Mr. Caliendo, the well-known comedian and impressionist, comes to Dover Downs Hotel […]

Best Bets: Ex-Chicago singer Coffey to celebrate troops in Dover

It will be a star-spangled Saturday night at Dover Downs’ Fire & Ice nightclub as Jeff Coffey, the former lead singer and bassist for the legendary band Chicago, plays a Celebrate the Troops free concert this weekend. Mr. Coffey, whose brother Chuck Broadway serves in the Air Force at the Pentagon, will tell stories about […]

Best Bets: New year means new things to do in 2019

Now that the holiday hubbub has calmed down, it’s time to turn our attention to what awaits in 2019. The local entertainment is starting to fill up. So let’s look at what we know about so far. •The stages are set for this year’s Firefly Music Festival, slated for three days — June 21-23 — […]

Best Bets: Firefly, festivals helped light up year in local entertainment

As we get set to say goodbye to 2018, it’s time to take one last look at the fun we had this year in the local entertainment world. •For starters, the seventh annual Firefly Music Festival took place June 14-17 at the Woodlands of Dover. Arctic Monkeys, in their first show in three years, headlined […]