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 […]

Dancing Stars set to shine for charities

  DOVER — Dancing with the Delaware Stars is taking center stage Jan. 27 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Now in its ninth year, Dancing with the Delaware Stars, is a sold-out event despite adding more seats this year, raising money for two organizations — Mom’s House and the Greater Dover Boys and Girls […]

BEST BETS: Wall of Cain to provide rock ‘n’ roll lesson at Milton Theatre

The local band Wall of Cain gives Nathan Ames a chance to play what he calls the “good stuff.” Mr. Ames, a longtime guitarist from Milford, is part of a group that performs a harder style of classic rock. With original songs and covers, they encapsulate the sound of bands like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, […]

BEST BETS: Music, mirth on tap for local entertainment fans in 2018

As we get set to sing 2017 on its way out of here, it’s time to turn our attention to what awaits local entertainment fans in 2018. Before we get to the events that we definitely know about, we start with the unknowns associated with the Firefly Music Festival. At this point, the only thing […]

BEST BETS: Schwartz Center closing headlines bittersweet 2017 in local entertainment

When the book on local entertainment in 2017 is written, it will be led by the sad chapter of the Schwartz Center for the Arts closing its doors after an almost 16-year run. After rumors were heard around town for a few weeks prior, the news officially broke on June 8 that the venerable Dover […]

‘The Nutcracker’ dazzles at Dover High

DOVER — Back for its 22nd year is the Ballet Theatre of Dover’s rendition of “The Nutcracker” this weekend at Dover High School. In the weeks leading to the performances, dancers in leotards and pointe shoes are rehearsing up to three hours a day, even on weeknights as late as 10 p.m. “It can be […]

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. […]

‘Peter and the Wolf’ dances in Dover

DOVER — While most kids are taking it easy and stretching out in the sun, the opposite is true for the dancers of the Ballet Theatre of Dover who have been working hard in the studio for almost six weeks now for a summer intensive camp. The six-week session will be topped off with a […]