Dover Symphony Pops Concert set for May 4

The Dover Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Donald Buxton, will conclude its 2018-2019 season on Saturday, May 4 with its annual Dover Days Pops Concert. The concert will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Calvary Church on East Lebanon Road (Route 10) in Dover. The orchestra will perform a variety of medleys and selections […]

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 […]

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 […]

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,” […]

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 […]

Best Bets: Tolman set to kick it loose in Smyrna

With her debut album about to be released in July and a string of hit country singles, this is a good time for singer Jenny Tolman. “There is definitely a lot rolling. It’s a good thing to be busy. There are lot of exciting things happening right now,” said the 23-year-old Ms. Tolman from her […]

Kool & the Gang, Turner among added acts to Freeman Stage

REHOBOTH BEACH — The Freeman Stage announced more performances in its 2019 season on Tuesday at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach. In addition to its Young Audience Series, the fundraising arts nonprofit revealed eight more performances in its 12th season, which now totals 66 events. The acts announced Tuesday, include Grammy Award-winning […]

Best Bets: Petting Hendrix getting ready to ‘Raise the Roof’ for American Legion

When it comes to his band Petting Hendrix, Mike Streck gets one question all of the time. What’s up with that name? Turns out that one of lead singer Amy Walls’ former bandmates called her one day and asked her what she was doing. “She said she was ‘petting Hendrix.’ Hendrix was her cat,” Mr. […]

War to bring classic sounds to Dover Dec. 6

DOVER  – War, the multi-platinum-selling funk group that has been on the music scene for almost five decades, will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday at noon, and can be purchased by visiting Prices range from $35-$55. War has sold […]