Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65

NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control and innovation propelled his band Van Halen into one of hard rock’s biggest groups, fueled the unmistakable fiery solo in Michael Jackson’s hit “Beat It” and became elevated to the status of rock god, has died. He was 65 A person […]

Delaware man all shook up over Elvis

PIKE CREEK — It’s Aug. 17, 1997, the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death and Glenn Kemske’s got a plan — which could be dangerous. He’s been playing Elvis’ music for 20 years at graduations, birthdays and church carnivals. He’s going to put on a few mini concerts to honor the King. Mr. Kemske heads […]

Former Gov. Markell turns to songwriting, focusing on social justice

DOVER — Governors do a lot of different things after leaving office. Mike Castle and Tom Carper went to Congress. Pete du Pont ran for president. Jack Markell biked across the country and wrote music. Wait, what? Mr. Markell, who served as governor of Delaware from 2009 to 2017, announced the release of his first […]

First Friday in Dover brings sidewalk shopping and musicians

DOVER — Merchants in downtown Dover will be taking it to the sidewalks for First Friday activities this week as they round out a challenging spring and summer season due to COVID-19. Friday, musician buskers will continue to support merchants by playing outside shops, creating an enjoyable ambiance downtown while freeing up valuable indoor shop […]

Building Bridges: Amillion the Poet hopes to heal through music

DOVER — In Amillion Mayfield’s mind, there are two pandemics going on. There’s the global health pandemic, which has claimed more than 130,000 lives in the United States alone but there’s also the pandemic of civil unrest. That became clear to Mr. Mayfield, aka Amillion the Poet, the Dover hip-hop artist who has performed throughout […]

Brady keeps the music playing at Dover assisted living center

DOVER — Local disc jockey and entertainer Sky Brady figured if he could no longer go into the senior assisted living centers to entertain due to the coronavirus epidemic, he would do the next best thing. He packed his gear and a CD of well-known songs and set up shop in the courtyard of State […]

Young DJ Sophia takes music for a spin

DOVER — DJ Sophia is the “Youngest In Charge.” That’s the first sound clip listeners hear when the 11-year-old prepares to play her DJ set. The slogan not only serves as the 11-year-old’s DJ tag, but a mind-frame she carries as she continues to turn heads with her turntable wizardry. “When people first see me, […]

Love of music opens doors for Junior Wilson

MILFORD — Even after playing music for the last seven decades, Junior Wilson still loves it. In fact, if you don’t like it, that’s your problem. “I never get bored of music in any way. If you’re into music and you get bored with it, you’re just a boring person,” the 70-year-old musician said last […]