‘Enemy’ lurks at Smyrna Opera House

SMYRNA — More than two decades ago, 30 people gathered to come up with fundraising ideas for the Smyrna Opera House to begin its restoration after a devastating fire. Pat Musto suggested doing a dessert theater and since the theater’s reopening in 2003, it has been part of every spring lineup. This year’s show, “Enemy” […]

The Kennedys in tune with Delaware Friends of Folk

Folk-rock duo The Kennedys bring their Endless Tour to Dover Saturday night for a date with the Delaware Friends of Folk Coffeehouse series. The tour started way back in 1993 when they first came together and really hasn’t stopped since. “We just love playing gigs,” said Pete Kennedy, who teams with wife Maura in a […]

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 […]

First Friday offering up seeds of spring

DOVER — First Friday activities will bring a springtime attitude to downtown Dover this Friday, along with seeds and STEM, while a wide variety of musicians and poets will provide entertainment at stores, restaurants and the Dover Public Library. Diane Laird, executive director of the Downtown Dover Partnership, which is coordinating the event, is excited […]

IR Band Boosters’ BINGO offers scores of prizes and chances to win

MILLVILLE – The Indian River Band Boosters largest annual fundraiser is this Saturday, March 2 and this year’s BINGO event offers a plethora of prizes. “The local business community has been so very generous this year with donations,” said IR Band Boosters president Lisa Bird. “We have more than $1,000 in gift cards to local […]

In an upset, ‘Green Book’ wins best picture at Oscars

LOS ANGELES — The segregation-era road-trip drama “Green Book” was crowned best picture at the Academy Awards, handing Hollywood’s top award to a film seen as a feel-good throwback to some but ridiculed as an outdated inversion of “Driving Miss Daisy” by others. In a year where Hollywood could have made history by bestowing best-picture […]

Best Bets: New book chronicles history of Delaware movie theaters

A couple of years ago, Michael Nazarewycz had a revelation. Growing up in Claymont in the 1970s and 80s, Mr. Nazarewycz spent much of youth in one movie theater or another. “But one day it dawned on me that those theaters I went to are all gone,” said Mr. Nazarewycz, who now lives in Middletown. […]

‘Sand Bears’ return for Lewes Polar Bear Plunge

REHOBOTH BEACH — Look for the “Sand Bears” on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as they shape and sculpt lines in the sand just south of Rehoboth Avenue. Andy West, Darrell O’Connor, Marc Schaffer and Heather Williams plan to return to carve castles, bears and more from a giant pile of sand on […]

Paradee, Gasperetti win Dancing with the Delaware Stars

DOVER – Jackson Paradee, a senior at Salesianum School in Wilmington, and Rebecca Gasperetti, Miss Hockessin 2018, won Saturday night’s 10th annual Dancing with the Delaware Stars at Dover Downs’ Rollins Center. The two won the event, that pairs professional dancers with local celebrities, on the basis of contributions, public voting and judges’ votes. Proceeds […]

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ wins at Golden Globes in upset

NEW YORK (AP) — In a Golden Globes chock full of upsets, the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” took best picture, drama, over Bradley Cooper’s heavily favored “A Star is Born” and Glenn Close bested Lady Gaga for best actress. Few winners were seen as more certain than Lady Gaga as best actress in a […]