Camden native has designs on film industry

CAMDEN — Growing up in Camden, Krista Jarrell never planned on being a production designer until she attended The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. “I never planned on it happening,” Ms. Jarrell said. “It was something that I learned about and thought would suit me better than furniture design. I made […]

Best Bets: Millsboro youth lends voice to big-screen animated film

It’s good to have friends in high places. Twelve-year-old Lynden Prosser found that out recently when his big-screen voice debut almost never happened. The young actor from Millsboro has one of the main roles in the English-dubbed version of the 2019 Japanese animated film “Children of the Sea.” “Originally, the film was supposed to come […]

Theaters focus on getting moviegoers to return

DAGSBORO — Dahria Kalmbach began working at the Clayton Theatre in downtown Dagsboro as a 16-year-old high school student. Now 20, she still works there. Tuesday was her day off. And where was she? “Here … at work,” said Dahria, with a chuckle. She accompanied her mom, Andrea Kalmbach to see “Mamma Mia” — one […]

Best Bets: Clear Space Theatre Company makes most of unclear picture

On the website for the Clear Space Theatre Company, it says “the term “clear space” refers to a focus on the process, knowledge and humanity of arts performance: the idea that we find ourselves in what appears on the stage.” Since the coronavirus crisis forced Delaware to basically shut down in mid-March, there hasn’t been […]

Sussex Central grad fighting for Hollywood glory

As a child and in her school days at Sussex Central High School, Shannon Murray says she was always somewhat starry eyed about acting, stage production and martial arts. “Growing up I did Kung Fu and karate. My mom is a black belt in karate. She knew it was important to have that discipline for […]

Best Bets: Beating the quarantine blues virtually

Do you feel like, with all of the extra time on your hands lately, you’ve watched every true crime documentary on Netflix? You even checked out that bonus episode of “Tiger King” that came out on Sunday? Do you feel like one day soon you are going to see something pop up on your computer […]

Rehoboth Beach Film Festival to offer 11 days of movies

REHOBOTH BEACH — Eleven days of thought-provoking, inspiring, and entertaining films are set for the 22nd annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival from Oct 31 – Nov 10, 2019. An assortment of feature films from 16 countries will take viewers to the mountains of Turkey to the countryside of France; the rural communities of Peru […]

‘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 […]

Letter to the Editor: ‘Unplanned’ will change minds

Having seen the movie ‘Unplanned’ on March 30, I must give an honest review. If this movie was not based on fact it would have never been shown in the theater as it would have been tied up in court litigation forever. Please go see this film. You think this organization cares for women or […]

Dover High School grad Burrell gets starring role with ‘Madea’

The power of writing down your goals and dreams can go a long way. Courtney Burrell is a living testament to that statement. “I wrote down my affirmations and just started chasing them,” Mr. Burrell said. “I wrote down that I was going to become a great actor and I was going to start inspiring […]