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 […]

Some suggestions on where to ring in 2019

As the clock strikes midnight Tuesday morning, we’ll be looking at a new year. Here are some local ways to bring 2019 in style Monday night: •There will be a celebration in the city of Dover for the first time in a few years. The Capital City Countdown will take place at Loockerman Way Plaza […]

Best Bets: Dover-born Lucas competes on ‘The Titan Games’

A journey that started in Dover has led Kyle Lucas to the biggest TV battleground ever constructed. Mr. Lucas will compete on the physical competition series “The Titan Games,” produced and featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The show premieres Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. on NBC. The 27-year-old was born in Dover while his father […]

Best Bets: Capital Ringers to make music in Milton

The Capital Ringers are on the move. Starting next week, the 16-member handbell choir is moving its base of operations from the Presbyterian Church of Dover to Conley’s United Methodist Church in Lewes. “We were offered the space to rehearse, which will end up being more accessible for us since most of our members are […]

Travis Scott, Post Malone to headline Firefly Music Festival

DOVER — Recent Grammy Award nominees Travis Scott and Post Malone along with rock band Panic! At The Disco will headline next year’s Firefly Music Festival, officials announced late Monday afternoon. Firefly returns to The Woodlands for the eighth year June 21-23. It will be three days next year instead of four as it had […]

Best Bets: Milford’s Rescignos put a twin spin on Christmas

The holidays will be doubly special at the Milton Theatre Sunday night as twin brothers Robbie and Paul Rescigno present their cabaret-style show “The Rescignos: Merry Christmas to Paul and to Paul A Good Night (featuring Robbie).” It will be the 10th annual holiday production presented by the Milford natives, who have been living and […]

Keller returns to Smyrna Opera House with Along the Road

David Keller looks back fondly on his time as executive director of the Smyrna Opera House. “I really do miss it there. I miss the people. There are a lot of great people in Smyrna and I made some great friendships,” he said. “I think we took what was essentially a Mom and Pop operation, […]

Best Bets: ‘A Christmas Story’ to be told at Caesar Rodney High

The Caesar Rodney High School Stage Crew and Thespians usher in the holiday season this weekend with the classic tale “A Christmas Story.” Jean Shepherd’s semi-autobiographical account, as adapted for the stage by Philip Grecian, tells the tale of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest to receive a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model […]

R&B’s Gill, country’s Atkins to play downstate Delaware in 2019

Two area concerts for 2019 were announced today. Two-time Grammy Award R&B nominee Johnny Gill will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, March 15 at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Tuesday and can be purchased at doverdowns.com. Prices range from $40-$60. Mr. Gill, a Washington […]

Firefly dates, presale officially announced

DOVER — Firefly Music Festival officials debuted a new website Thursday afternoon, officially announcing that next year’s event at the Woodlands of Dover will be three days instead of four, as it had been for the last five years. As previously reported by the Delaware State News in July, Firefly will be held June 21-23. […]