American Idol

‘American Idol’ to seek contestants from Delaware

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Delawareans have a shot at auditioning for ‘American Idol’ on Wednesday, Sept. 6. The show, which just crowned Iam Tonga as the series’ first winner from a Pacific Island, is seeking contestants for the its 22nd season, and the first step is a Zoom audition with producers. To participate, hopefuls who will be 15 or older by Feb. 15, 2024 …


Candlelight in ’24: ‘Dolly,’ ‘Fantasticks,’ ‘Edwin Drood’

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

A beloved musical, a show featuring Dolly Parton tunes and a dramedy during which the audience decides the outcome of the story all will be part of the Candlelight Theatre‘s 2024 season. The season will open with matchmaker classic “Hello, Dolly” Jan. 20-Feb. 25 and be followed by “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” March 16-April 21. “Drood” is based on …

the heavy heavy

Heavy Heavy heads to Arden Gild Hall Friday

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The Brits are coming … to Arden Gild Hall. The Heavy Heavy, a retro rock band from Brighton, England, will play an outdoor concert in the north Delaware community Friday, Aug. 18. “I would say they kind of have an early 70s rock sound influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Crosby, Stills and Nash,” said Ron Ozer, executive director of the hall. “They …


Chancery Market to open courtyard; new movie theater moves in

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Two more big changes are coming to the downtown Wilmington space formerly known as the Hercules Building. The Chancery Market Food Hall & Bar will open its 10,000-square-foot garden plaza in May. An independent movie theater — The Screening Room at 1313 — will open this month, showing first-run movies, starting with compilations of the short films nominated for Oscars. …

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Finally! Broadway’s Brian Stokes Mitchell to play Delaware

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

    When acclaimed Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell was in high school, his drama teacher told the class to notice the actors and actresses whose faces they recognized in television and movies. “You may not know their names, but they’ve been working for years,” Anne Kill said. They had built a careers that lasted, she said, and anyone who …