Children’s Theatre switches it up with ‘The Prince and the Pauper’

DOVER — Mark Twain’s classic “The Prince and the Pauper” comes to life this weekend by way of The Children’s Theatre in Dover. The tale focuses on a case of a lookalike royal and peasant duo who swap places for fun at first, but then become trapped, living the other’s life because no one believes […]

Best Bets: Petting Hendrix getting ready to ‘Raise the Roof’ for American Legion

When it comes to his band Petting Hendrix, Mike Streck gets one question all of the time. What’s up with that name? Turns out that one of lead singer Amy Walls’ former bandmates called her one day and asked her what she was doing. “She said she was ‘petting Hendrix.’ Hendrix was her cat,” Mr. […]

Country’s Rich to sing national anthem prior to Dover NASCAR race

DOVER – John Rich, one half of the country music duo Big & Rich, will sing the national anthem prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, May 5, part of the Monster Mile’s 50th Anniversary celebration, track officials announced today. Big & Rich’s hit singles include the […]

War to bring classic sounds to Dover Dec. 6

DOVER  – War, the multi-platinum-selling funk group that has been on the music scene for almost five decades, will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday at noon, and can be purchased by visiting doverdowns.com. Prices range from $35-$55. War has sold […]

Dover going green for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

DOVER — Dawne Nickerson-Banez, chief of community engagement at Dover Air Force Base, can usually be seen on base or around the city sporting a little bit of purple dye in her hair. She said that’s because purple is the mixture of the red, white and blue colors of the American flag and it also […]

Celtic Harvest carries Irish spirit to Smyrna Opera House

SMYRNA — For the past 21 years, Celtic Harvest has delighted audiences throughout the Delmarva region with its performances of traditional and original material of Celtic music. That rich tradition continues Saturday night with a show at the Smyrna Opera House. The group of five musicians, who have been involved with the Delaware Folk music […]

Take Two Drama Club presents ‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’

GEORGETOWN – Sussex Central High School’s Take Two Drama Club is presenting “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a hilariously edgy musical by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin from an original concept by Rebecca Feldman. The show is presented with special permission from Music Theatre International. The musical, which has delighted audiences for decades, […]

Ross, Gaffigan, Scaggs to play Freeman Stage this summer

SELBYVILLE – Music legend Diana Ross, comedian Jim Gaffigan and classic rocker Boz Scaggs headline the schedule of performers coming to the Freeman Stage near Fenwick Island this summer. Officials Tuesday morning announced that more than 60 performances in its 2019 season, which includes dance, theatre, children’s performances and live music. Tickets will go on […]

‘The Sound of Music’ rings out at Caesar Rodney High School

CAMDEN — The singing von Trapp family of “The Sound of Music” takes the stage this weekend at Caesar Rodney High School. “We sat down in the fall and knew we wanted a classic for the spring show and ended up choosing this one,” said director Keith McCarthy. “A lot of kids in the show […]

Best Bets: Honey Badgers out with new album, tour

The Honey Badgers are hitting the road. Together since 2011 as a contemporary folk duo, Caesar Rodney High graduate Erin Magnin and Smyrna High grad Michael Natrin are stepping out of their “comfort zone” to do shows as far south as Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee. It’s in an effort to spread the word about […]