Best Bets: Wilson pays tribute to his famous father in Harrington

For years, Bobby Brooks was told that he looked like, sounded like and acted like the late R&B singer Jackie Wilson. And as it turns out, there was a good reason for that. He is Jackie Wilson’s son. But it wasn’t until later in life that he found that out. Now known as Bobby Brooks […]

Lots to do at Georgetown Chamber’s Easter Egg Hunt at Mulligan’s Pointe

GEORGETOWN – The Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce is again partnering with Mulligan’s Pointe for the return of the popular Easter Egg Hunt for its 19th year. Scheduled for Saturday, April 20, the family-friendly event will be held at Mulligan’s Pointe, located at 22426 Sussex Pines Road in Georgetown. The extravaganza will feature games, face […]

Delaware Choral Society serves up ‘Musical Feast’

DOVER — The Delaware Choral Society’s “Musical Feast” – a food-themed musical program – takes center stage at Dover High School on Saturday. “It seemed like a fun theme and I asked for food-related pieces from my friends on Facebook and got about 50 suggestions,” said Dr. James Wilson, director of the group. The group […]

Best Bets: Sylvia to sing, tell stories in Smyrna

In 1982, hit singer Sylvia learned a valuable lesson that has carried through to today. Wrapping up her second album “Just Sylvia,” songwriters Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan rushed into the studio with a song that they had just finished. “It was about 2 p.m. We had already chosen the songs for the album but […]

Delaware Ballet presents ‘An Evening with the Arts’

DOVER – “An Evening with the Arts” presented by the Delaware Ballet will showcase not only dance, but local music, visual art and more Saturday evening at Dover’s Patchwork Playhouse. “We typically do storybook ballets in the spring but wanted to showcase something new this year,” said Delaware Ballet mistress Brittany Faulkingham. When Ms. Faulkingham […]

Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa to play fairgrounds in September

HARRINGTON — Nickelodeon star and YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa will perform at the Delaware State Fair M&T Bank Grandstand Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. The 70-city tour will kick off in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, May 17. Nickelodeon will release Ms. Siwa’s second EP entitled “Celebrate” featuring four new songs: “It’s Time To Celebrate,” “#1U,” […]

IRHS to present ‘Legally Blonde’ April 12-13

DAGBORO – It’s showtime at Indian River High School Friday and Saturday, April 12-13 for the school’s production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical!” IRHS student actors, singers, musicians and crew are currently rehearsing for the production. The opening curtain Friday, April 12 is 6:30 p.m. Performances continue Saturday, April 13 with a 2 p.m. matinee […]

First Friday offering up seeds of spring

DOVER — First Friday activities will bring a springtime attitude to downtown Dover this Friday, along with seeds and STEM, while a wide variety of musicians and poets will provide entertainment at stores, restaurants and the Dover Public Library. Diane Laird, executive director of the Downtown Dover Partnership, which is coordinating the event, is excited […]

Sussex Academy to perform ‘Grease’ April 4-6

GEORGETOWN — A new kind of excitement is circulating around Sussex Academy this spring. The school’s theatre program will perform the well-loved, iconic musical “Grease” Thursday through Saturday April 4-6 at its campus on Airport Road in Georgetown. This rollicking musical features Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their […]

Delaware State University to hold annual Brass Day April 13

DOVER – The Delaware State University Department of Music will present its 11th annual Brass Day on Saturday, April 13.  Events begin at 10 a.m. in Parlor A. of the MLK Jr. Student Center. The daylong event is free and open to the public. Guests include the United States Navy Band Brass Quintet and tubist/educator/composer […]