Lougheed enjoying second act as Elvis artist

DOVER — These days, every day is a blessing for Bob Lougheed. Some days it’s at home on Long Neck. Some days it’s relishing the role as a proud first-time grandfather with grandson Kylen Michael, born this past July. And sometimes it’s on the road solo or with the Memphis Mafia — the band of […]

Best Bets: Area entertainment calendar packed for 2020

As we ring in the new year, let’s see what we know about the upcoming year in entertainment offerings. •When it comes to the 2020 Firefly Music Festival, there’s only really one thing we do know so far. The festival is going back to its four-day format, scheduled for June 18-21. Last year was the […]

Melvin’s daughter helps keep Blue Notes’ legacy alive

DOVER — This time of year is always an emotional one for Trudy Melvin. Her late father loved Christmas. “He was a fantastic father. He loved shopping and buying toys and decorating the tree. It was his favorite holiday,” she said. “Those memories help get you over the hump.” Her father was the legendary R&B […]

Best Bets: Rockshop closing its doors tonight

Friday will be bittersweet at The Rockshop Performing Arts Center in Camden as the doors will close after tonight’s event. Stanton’s 4th Wall’s “On The Air: An Old Time Radio Show,” will be the final production for the venue, which opened in April of 2017 next to B&B Music at 3395 S. DuPont Highway. Music […]

Best Bets: Grey Fox Band brings back blues

With a multitude of area blues groups on the scene, The Grey Fox Band stands out. Their style of traditional blues is an anomaly among the music usually played by most bands these days. “You hear a lot of rock-blues bands playing Jimi Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughan. But not too many guys play the […]

Serafin Ensemble presents ‘Winter Music’ in Milton

MILTON — The sounds of the season will ring out at the Milton Theatre next week as the Serafin Ensemble presents “Winter Music” Thursday night at 7. The evening will feature chamber performances by violinists Kate Ransom and Amos Fayette, Luke Fleming on viola, Jacques-Pierre Malan on cello with countertenor Gus Mercante. The complete program […]

Cheap Trick to perform at Dover Downs Feb. 8

DOVER — Cheap Trick will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center on Saturday Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Tuesday at noon and can be purchased by visiting doverdowns.com. Prices range from $55 to $100. With over 5,000 performances spanning four decades and 20 million records sold worldwide, Cheap […]

Best Bets: War brings peace through music to Dover

Formed in 1969, the band War has been many things to many people. To some they are a Latin pop group, to others rock ’n’ roll and even calypso and reggae to another segment of music fans. And that’s fine with lead singer and founding member Lonnie Jordan — as long as you experience their […]

Best Bets: Blavat brings back memories at Dover Downs

Talking to Jerry Blavat is like taking a master class in show business. The legendary Philadelphia disc jockey was best man at Sammy Davis Jr.’s wedding to his wife Altovise, served as a valet for Don Rickles and road manager for the doo wop group Danny and The Juniors. And that doesn’t even begin to […]

Best Bets: Terry to tell musical tales at Dover’s Patchwork

Jesse Terry spent much of Monday in a Dublin airport waiting for his plane to take off and bring him back to his wife and young daughter in Connecticut. He had been playing gigs all over Great Britain and Ireland for the past couple of weeks and a multi-hour delay was the last thing he […]