Best Bets: The Tee-Tones bring musical memories to Dover

As a singer in the vocal group The Tee-Tones, James Reeder feels an obligation to keep the music playing. Growing up on the streets of Queens and Brooklyn, Mr. Reeder would harmonize with his friends, taking a cue from those groups he listened to as a kid, such as Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers and […]

Best Bets: Delaware Comedy Theatre brings laughs to Milton Theatre

A professional comedy actor and writer in Los Angeles, David Warrick wanted to continue the laughs when he moved to Delaware in 2004. That’s why he and his wife Amy started the Delaware Comedy Theatre in 2005 in the Rehoboth Beach area. “We were lonely and missed the comedy scene of L.A.,” said Mr. Warrick, […]

Best Bets: Ex-Chicago singer Coffey to celebrate troops in Dover

It will be a star-spangled Saturday night at Dover Downs’ Fire & Ice nightclub as Jeff Coffey, the former lead singer and bassist for the legendary band Chicago, plays a Celebrate the Troops free concert this weekend. Mr. Coffey, whose brother Chuck Broadway serves in the Air Force at the Pentagon, will tell stories about […]

Best Bets: New year means new things to do in 2019

Now that the holiday hubbub has calmed down, it’s time to turn our attention to what awaits in 2019. The local entertainment is starting to fill up. So let’s look at what we know about so far. •The stages are set for this year’s Firefly Music Festival, slated for three days — June 21-23 — […]

Best Bets: Capital Ringers to make music in Milton

The Capital Ringers are on the move. Starting next week, the 16-member handbell choir is moving its base of operations from the Presbyterian Church of Dover to Conley’s United Methodist Church in Lewes. “We were offered the space to rehearse, which will end up being more accessible for us since most of our members are […]

Best Bets: Milford’s Rescignos put a twin spin on Christmas

The holidays will be doubly special at the Milton Theatre Sunday night as twin brothers Robbie and Paul Rescigno present their cabaret-style show “The Rescignos: Merry Christmas to Paul and to Paul A Good Night (featuring Robbie).” It will be the 10th annual holiday production presented by the Milford natives, who have been living and […]

Delaware Choral Society to present ‘The Creation’

DOVER – The holiday season will be celebrated by the Delaware Choral Society Sunday with Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation.” The nonprofit, volunteer-based Choral Society holds two concerts each year, and the winter concert has traditionally featured Handel’s “Messiah,” but it is debuting “The Creation” this year. “Handel’s ‘Messiah’ is a lovely and familiar piece […]

Keller returns to Smyrna Opera House with Along the Road

David Keller looks back fondly on his time as executive director of the Smyrna Opera House. “I really do miss it there. I miss the people. There are a lot of great people in Smyrna and I made some great friendships,” he said. “I think we took what was essentially a Mom and Pop operation, […]

R&B’s Gill, country’s Atkins to play downstate Delaware in 2019

Two area concerts for 2019 were announced today. Two-time Grammy Award R&B nominee Johnny Gill will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Friday, March 15 at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Tuesday and can be purchased at doverdowns.com. Prices range from $40-$60. Mr. Gill, a Washington […]

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 […]