Best Bets: Rinaldi headlines comedy show as Milton Theatre reopens

Comedian Steve Rinaldi is coming in from the cold this weekend and he couldn’t be happier about it. With the pandemic putting a damper on most indoor live entertainment over the past year, Mr. Rinaldi has had to perform in some unfamiliar surroundings in recent months. “I performed on a beach. I performed on a […]

Local painter donates art to Rehoboth Beach City Hall

REHOBOTH BEACH — The Rehoboth Bandstand embellished with palm trees, beach balls and a flamingo now welcomes Rehoboth Beach City Hall visitors in the reception area. Local artist Nina Mickelsen donated the painting “Rehoboth Calling!” to the city. She describes the painting’s inspiration, created with silk screening ink and acrylics, being the Bandstand that offers […]

Blippi the Musical to entertain families at Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — Blippi the Musical will entertain children and families on Friday, July 23 at 6 p.m. at the Delaware State Fair’s M&T Bank Grandstand. With over 5 billion views and nearly 11.1 million subscribers, Blippi The Musical brings the energetic character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with production, audience engagement and […]

Milton Theatre set to reopen on Jan. 22

MILTON — After renewed capacity restriction forced its temporary closure Dec. 11, the Milton Theatre is set for its second reopening during the pandemic era on Jan. 22. Closely working with the Delaware Department of Health, Delmarva’s busiest live art venue will open its doors once again to limited capacity audiences with strict health and […]

Best Bets: Rehoboth Beach artist Klabe pours it on

Persistence has paid off for Rehoboth Beach artist Kim Klabe. After 15 years of trying, she was recognized recently by the Delaware Division of the Arts with a fellowship award. Twenty-five Delaware artists were lauded by the division for the high quality of their artwork. Work samples from 121 Delaware choreographers, composers, musicians, writers, folk […]

Best Bets: Caesar Rodney travels back for radio show

For their next production, the Caesar Rodney High School Stage Crew and Thespians are going out of the box — literally. With the coronavirus pandemic putting a halt to stage productions, the Caesar Rodney drama department has had to use innovative methods to keep the arts alive at the school. The first two efforts were […]

Freeman Stage ushers in new year with new name

SELBYVILLE — in 2020, the global pandemic decimated the performing arts industry, with widespread tour cancellations and the shuttering of even the most venerable establishments across the country. Yet the Selbyville-based arts organization Freeman Stage successfully launched a 2020 season, albeit shorter, with smaller crowds and all the mandatory public safety protocols in place. It […]

Movie theaters struggle statewide as pandemic drags on

Milford Movies 9 is opening at a deeply unstable time for the American film industry. “It’s in fragile condition,” the theater’s owner, Arthur Helmick, said of the industry at large. “There will be thousands of screens that will go dark in America that will not reopen.” There are also many that have closed temporarily. “Generally, […]

Long-awaited movie theater opens in Milford

MILFORD — Locals looking to spend time under the flickering light of the silver screen no longer have to drive to Dover or the beach. “We got it done,” said Milford Movies 9 owner Arthur Helmick. “The community had been asking and asking. I kind of told everybody by the end of the year, we’d […]

CHEER plans gala 50th anniversary in July

GEORGETOWN — CHEER Inc., a nonprofit agency that for five decades has served the needs of older adults in Sussex County, is celebrating its own golden anniversary in 2021. Several special events and commemorative activities are planned to celebrate the 50-year milestone, highlighted by a high-end formal gala July 24. “We are going to have […]