Best Bets: Billy Joel band members bring Big Shot to Freeman Stage

Tonight, Billy Joel and his band play Camden Yards in Baltimore. If you can’t make it (or can’t afford it), The Freeman Stage features the next best thing on Saturday. Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot perform the music of The Piano Man and more in Selbyville. But this isn’t any run-of-the-mill tribute band. Three of […]

ecarte dance theatre presents spring concert Saturday

DOVER — ecarte dance theatre will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Education/Humanities Theatre of Delaware State University. The modern dance and contemporary ballet company will premiere five works choreographed by artistic director Judith Engelgau and ballet mistress Tricia Massey. The novice company, ages 4-12, and apprentice company will perform “Look […]

Best Bets: Milton man keeps music and legacy of Sinatra alive

Tony Sands doesn’t remember a time when Frank Sinatra wasn’t a part of his life. “Even as a small kid, Sinatra music was always playing in the house. I got my love of singing from him,” he said. As Mr. Sands got older, he started singing in small bars and cafes and then eventually larger […]

Delaware Ballet presents ‘An Evening with the Arts’

DOVER – “An Evening with the Arts” presented by the Delaware Ballet will showcase not only dance, but local music, visual art and more Saturday evening at Dover’s Patchwork Playhouse. “We typically do storybook ballets in the spring but wanted to showcase something new this year,” said Delaware Ballet mistress Brittany Faulkingham. When Ms. Faulkingham […]

ecarte communicates ideas through dance

DOVER — ecarte dance theatre will bring five original pieces to the stage Saturday during its annual winter concert. ecarte was founded by Judith Engelgau in 1981 after moving to Delaware from North Carolina. “I had danced my whole life, but had taken a break from classes before I moved here and was inspired to […]

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 […]

‘The Nutcracker’ to warm holiday hearts in Dover

DOVER – The Christmas classic, “The Nutcracker” is back for the 22nd year with the Ballet Theatre of Dover this weekend at Dover High. “I think tradition has a lot to do with why the show remains popular year after year,” said Theresa Emmons, artistic director of the ballet. Mrs. Emmons, who began teaching in […]

Ballet Theatre of Dover salutes ‘America’

DOVER – The Ballet Theatre of Dover will pay a theatrical tribute to the United States in its Thursday performance of “America.” The production includes portrayals of different eras of American history from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance and captures the experiences of Native Americans to immigrants. “I myself am an immigrant and […]

BEST BETS: Tommy Conwell to rock June Jam

Tommy Conwell has fond memories of June Jam and is ready to make some new ones on Saturday. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the charity music festival is bringing back old favorites, which include the reunion of local bands such as Hyde Park and Furious George along with Johnny Neel. For Mr. Conwell, who gained fame […]

Collins, Faulkingham win Dancing with the Delaware Stars competition

DOVER — James Collins, Delaware chief information officer, and Brittany Faulkingham, owner of the School of Ballet and artistic director of the Delaware Ballet, were the winners of Saturday night’s Dancing with the Delaware Stars competition at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. The pair beat out 10 other couples to win […]