Best Bets: Logen to tell tales of tunes for Dover shows

For Americana/folk artist Michael Logen, getting a chance to talk about his songs while performing brings a whole added dimension to his work. “I love it. I just did a month-long tour of the UK with that kind of format and it’s a unique kind of show,” he said. “A lot of folks have never […]

Best Bets: Bridal Event at Maple Dale Country Club offers one-stop wedding shopping

The annual Bridal Event at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover is scheduled for Sunday at noon. This event is produced by local, full-time bridal industry service professionals including Authentic Entertainment LLC, CM Baker Photography, Dream Vacations, Dover Tents & Events, Maple Dale Country Club, the Perfect Wedding Guide, Primerica Financial Services and The Wedding […]

BEST BETS: First Rider Fest tunes up for charity

Last summer, Caesar Rodney High School senior David Haynes was urged to make a difference in his community. During a leadership seminar at the school, CR’s wrestling coach Dan Rigby talked about the impact students could have by creating a charity fundraiser. That got David’s wheels turning. “I definitely wanted to do something for an […]

BEST BETS: Catanzaro to share songs and stories in Dover

With a multiple-octave range and a voice compared to Robert Plant and Janis Joplin, singer/songwriter Cassidy Catanzaro has turned a lot of heads in the music world over the past two decades. As the lead singer of the alt-country female band Antigone Rising from 1999 to 2008, Ms. Catanzaro, who goes by Cassidy on stage, […]

BEST BETS: Amillion the Poet aims to do Dover proud at Firefly

As it turns out, Dover’s Amillion the Poet had to go halfway around the world in order to perform in his own backyard. The hip-hop artist and author was last week officially named to the lineup for this summer’s Firefly Music Festival. It’s the fulfillment of a longtime dream. “They reached out to me,” he […]

BEST BETS: Country singer Parsons on rise to Tom’s Bullpen

Phillip Michael Parsons is a rising country music artist with an ever-growing fan base. And he has his alarm clock to thank. Born in Gainsville, Florida and moving around to a variety of places before settling in southern Maryland with his family, the young Mr. Parsons could only listen to Christian music growing up. “My […]

BEST BETS: Cartoon Christmas Trio gets animated at Milton Theatre

Like many kids, Rob Swanson looked forward to the television holiday classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas” year after year. But not so much for the touching story and colorful characters. It was the music that got him. And it helped lead him to what is now a 30-year career in music as an accomplished bassist. […]

BEST BETS: Chainbreak all over the musical map

Playing in bands in his 20s and 30s, Mr. Parsons took an almost two-decade break from music to raise a family, go back to school and start a business. In 2009, the itch to play again returned and he and the band Chainbreak have been going strong ever since. Looking to get back in the […]

Poco player Sundrud to tell stories in Smyrna

Jack Sundrud is a prolific songwriter who has penned tunes for Kenny Rogers, The Judds, The Persuasions and Ty Herndon. But the songs he writes are all him and reflect who he is. “For me personally, to try and write for other people, I usually miss the mark. I have to write from my own […]

‘Mike and Molly’ star Gardell bringing laughs to Dover Downs

DOVER – Emmy-nominated comedian and actor Billy Gardell will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, Feb. 16 at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at noon Tuesday and can be purchased online at or by contacting VIP Services at (800) 711-5882. Regular ticket prices range from $25 to […]