‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dies at 79

LOS ANGELES — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic “Easy Rider,” has died. His family said in a statement that Fonda died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79. The […]

‘Sally Cotter’ brings magic to Milford

MILFORD — Second Street Players’ Children’s Theater presents a humorous take on the “Harry Potter” series this weekend with its latest production of “Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone.” The show is directed by Guy Crawford and Ashby Amory and is produced by Josh Gross. When Sally (played by Finn Sheridan) falls asleep while reading […]

Milford’s Riverfront Theater to reopen with ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’

MILFORD — Riverfront Theater will be open for business again starting this weekend. As Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” debuts on stage, the renovations that closed the theater for about six months will be seen by the public for the first time. “It’s been a lot of hard work,” said volunteer Dan Marabello. “But boy, […]

‘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. […]