Dover-bound Blue Oyster Cult’s Bloom talks band’s history, cowbell and more

DOVER — Let’s get one thing out of the way right now. Stop with your cowbell references. Eric Bloom has it heard all before. Mr. Bloom, one of the original lead singers and guitarists for the seminal rock band Blue Oyster Cult, says the legendary “Saturday Night Live” skit depicting the recording session of the […]

BEST BETS: Dover Air Force Base concert salutes those who serve country

The U.S. Air Force is saying thank you to all of its hard-working men and women at the Dover Air Force Base Sunday with an End of the Summer Music Festival. Presented by Air Force Services Activity and open solely to Dover Air Force Base personnel, retirees, Reservists and their families, the day will feature […]

‘American Indian Melodies’ to be explored this weekend in Dover

DOVER — Valerie Kauffman always felt there was a lack of attention and research of Native American music history and how it ties into conventional American history. “It’s an area that’s has had very little attention or research,” Ms. Kauffman said. “I think that it’s important for the country to realize how much the Native […]

Smyrna’s Wicks returns for sold-out Boys & Girls Club benefit

SMYRNA — Country singer and Smyrna native Chuck Wicks is coming home this weekend. He plays a sold-out show Saturday night at the Smyrna Opera House to benefit the Smyrna Boys & Girls Club. Aside from a chance to see old friends and family members and help raise money for a cause near and dear […]

BEST BETS: Coffield takes detour with Bad Avenue

Craig Coffield is enjoying the second chapter of his life — a lot. Taking up the guitar just five years ago, Mr. Coffield, 56, is the lead singer and guitarist of Bad Avenue, a blues band that has gained increasing popularity throughout the area in only in the last two years. Kent County music fans […]

Town of Smyrna’s Movie Night gaining a following

SMYRNA — There’s probably no bloodthirsty, famous, toothy, oversized shark lurking in Lake Como … right? The Town of Smyrna is promoting its free movie night Tuesday at dusk with a tongue-in-cheek approach that maybe raises some doubts: “No Swimming in Lake Como, Unless you DARE Aug 21st,” begins the news and announcements item listed […]

Dover Comic Con: For participants, it’s about more than dressing up in costumes

DOVER — Some visitors to the fifth annual Dover Comic Con event that filled the streets of downtown Dover with superheroes, wizards, pirates and just about every other character imaginable didn’t get it at first on a sweltering Saturday afternoon. “When I was a kid we got a couple of hours each fall to dress […]

BEST BETS: Pirate Empire invades Dover Comic Con

Living in Ketchikan, Alaska, Steven Dapcevich always dreamed of being a pirate. “I saw ‘The Buccaneer,’ when I was 4 years old with my father and my uncle,” he said of the 1958 movie. “I went to school after that wanting to be Yul Brynner. Then it was ‘The Sea Hawk’ with Errol Flynn and […]

‘A Few Good Men’ on stage twice this weekend

CAMDEN — The military legal drama “A Few Good Men” is coming to the stage in Kent County this weekend with shows in Camden and Smyrna presented by Stanton’s 4th Wall theater troupe. “I’ve been wanting to do the play since I originally saw the movie but have seriously been thinking about it for three […]

R&B’s Joe to perform at Dover Downs

DOVER – Grammy Award-nominated R&B singer Joe will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at or by calling VIP services at 800-711-5882. Prices range from $35-$55. Joe Thomas, born in Georgia and raised in […]