Arts & Entertainment

No rockin’ chairs for this band of veterans

When they formed the Short Term Memories Band, the musicians, with jocularity, had a double meaning in mind.

They are of retirement age and their ability to remember fails from time to time, founder Gene Cousens said, laughing about...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:41pm

Jake Banaszak, left, Paul Weik, center, and B.J. Muntz, take a break at Hammerheads Dockside, where they play every Tuesday during the summer, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Lower Case Blues set to hit the Bethany boardwalk

Lower Case Blues (lcb) will be performing on the Bethany Beach bandstand on Sunday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m.

“I associate Bethany with the formal start of our music career, because it’s where we were first booked to play regularly, at the Big...

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:58am

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox has 4 decades with Springsteen’s E-Street Band. Now, he’s joining the Big Chill summer concert series, playing August 27th.

Big Chill Beach Club announces summer concert series

The second season of Big Chill Beach Club’s Summer MixTape Concert Series has arrived.

“Between our unique Sunset Celebration and great view of the striking Indian River Inlet Bridge and Atlantic Ocean, there is no better way to spend a...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:57am

Judy Hagen, sculptor and co-owner of 2nd Time Designs, shows off a Red M&M’s mascot, in progress.

Lighthearted art made of heavy metal

There’s a mermaid in the Hagen yard — well, half a mermaid — sporting wildly curly red hair, spherical green eyes and plentiful lips that spit water into a pond below.

Emerging from the bow of a wooden boat, the myth of folklore, who Judy...

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:10am

W. Scott Broadfoot’s oil painting ‘Talbot Street Pier.’

‘Bathing Beauties’ at Gallery One in July

Gallery One announced this week that the theme of its July show is “Bathing Beauties,” which will be open to the public June 26 to July 30.

“The title of Gallery One’s show this month reflects the season that is finally upon us in ways...

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 8:44am

Cathy Jane Bostaph plays her homemade suitcase kick drum at Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery.

Cathy Jane, a one-woman acoustic band, born to play music

Cathy Jane Bostaph carries the same suitcase to work from her home in Ocean View that her father did half a century ago from the family home in Scrubgrass Hollow in Western Pennsylvania. Her father was a door-to-door salesman with a suitcase full...

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:51am

Christian youth group reaches out with ‘Battle of the Bands’

Bayside Chapel in Selbyville will be rocking on Saturday, June 1, as the FORGE Youth & Family Academy hosts its first Battle of the Bands event.

The idea behind the “battle,” according to FORGE director Tara Schrieves, is simply “food...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 1:56pm

Scenes from a previous Seaside Craft Show give us a peak at vendors lining the boardwalk while patrons peruse their wares

Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show celebrating 15 years

This year marks the 15th anniversary for the Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show. The event will once again be held in downtown Bethany Beach, on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers can purchase jewelry, pottery, home décor, glass,...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:53am

Cheryl Wisbrock’s watercolor, ‘Towers Three and Four,’ is just one of the many pieces of art that will be available during Gallery One’s ‘Road Trip Along Route 1’ show being held from May 29 through June 25.

Gallery One to present ‘Road Trip Along Route 1’

Gallery One this week announced the theme of its June show, “Road Trip Along Route 1,” open to the public May 29 through June 25. The gallery is also inviting the public to its 13th Anniversary Reception, on June 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.


Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:27am

Bruce in the USA to perform Sept. 6

Operation SEAS the Day to attend as special guests

The Freeman Stage announced this week that Bruce in the USA will perform at the venue in West Fenwick on Friday, Sept. 6, when honored guests from Operation SEAs the Day will be in attendance.

Operation SEAs the Day is a beach week even...

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:25am

Dale Sheldon’s ‘Fog, South of Tower Road’ is just one of the many peices of art that will be available during Gallery One’s ‘Road Trip Along Route 1’ show being held from May 29 through June 25.

Gallery One to present ‘Road Trip Along Route 1’

Gallery One this week announced the theme of its June show, “Road Trip Along Route 1,” open to the public May 29 through June 25. The gallery is also inviting the public to its 13th Anniversary Reception, on June 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.


Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:42am

Southern Delaware School of the Arts-iversary

Coastal Point photos • Tyler Valliant

Southern Delaware School of the Arts celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday, May 11. Since opening in the fall of 1999, SDSA has served Indian River School District students, kindergarten through...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 10:00am

Bethany Beach to host Poseidon Festival

The 4th Annual Poseidon Festival will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27. The Town of Bethany Beach will host four days of island-inspired entertainment at the bandstand and Bethany Beach Nature Center (807 Garfield Parkway) designed...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:45am

Bruce in the USA to perform Sept. 6

The Freeman Stage announced this week that Bruce in the USA will perform at the venue in West Fenwick on Friday, Sept. 6, when honored guests from Operation SEAs the Day will be in attendance.

Operation SEAs the Day is a beach week even...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:44am

Local author, publisher debuting children’s book

When Crystal Heidel opened her publishing company, Byzantium Sky Press, in 2013, it was with the intention of being the press through which she would publish her own work, including her first novel, “Still Life in Blood.” But over the years, and...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:42am

DNREC holding Delaware Watersheds Photo Contest

DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is inviting photographers of all ages and skill levels to participate in this year’s Delaware Watersheds Photo Contest. Officials said the contest aims to share the beauty of Delaware’s diverse...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:35am

Attendees at a previous year’s Artisans Fair shop for works of art from Delaware and surrounding states.

Artisans Fair to bring fine art, food and more to Lord Baltimore

The 12th Annual Artisans Fair is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, which means Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View will be bursting at the seams with arts and crafts inside and out, as well as a farmers’ market outside.


Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:25am

Springtime Jamboree

Beth Ann Cayhall and Gerry Hocker sing ‘Shallow’ as a brother-sister duet during the 37th Annual Springtime Jamboree on Saturday, May 4, at the Indian River High School auditorium. Cayhall missed last year’s jamboree and was happy to be back...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 2:05pm

Over Time band performs at John West Park in Ocean View back in 2017.

Ocean View invites community to experience seasonal events

The Town of Ocean View is gearing up to offer free fun family entertainment in John West Park.

“We want to do something different, something geared toward our community,” said Town Manager Carol Houck. “There’s such pride with the park —...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:48pm

Southern Delaware School of the Arts students perform a dance show earlier this school year. SDSA will celebrate 20 years of educating students in the arts.

SDSA set to celebrate 20 years of arts-based education

In the fall of 1999, what was once the old Selbyville Middle School reopened with fresh paint and new chairs to house the Southern Delaware School of the Arts.

“A group of parents, administrators and the board really wanted to build a...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 1:44pm

Lesley McCaskill shares some ‘Backyard Visitors’ with us. See it in person in Gallery One’s May show.

Gallery One showing off work ‘In My Backyard’

Gallery One this week announced its May exhibit theme, “In My Backyard,” open to the public May 1-28.

“A back yard is a yard at the back of a house, common in suburban developments in the western world. Such a simple definition hardly does...

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:02am

Womenade Games Day to support local women in crisis

Guests can eat well and have fun at the third annual Games Day fundraiser, benefiting women’s emergency shelters in Kent and Sussex counties.

Delaware By the Sea Womenade will host its Games Day on Thursday, May 16, from 8:30 to 3 p.m. at...

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 11:41am

Annual Jamboree ready to hit the stage again this weekend

Gerry Hocker was 9 years old the first time he performed at a Springtime Jamboree.

The annual fundraising concert was only a year into its nearly four-decade run at that point, but Hocker said it was already clear that it would be an all-...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:52am

One of the miniature worlds created by local miniature artist Ann Cooper for the debut of her spring and summer 2019 collection at the Ellen Rice Gallery this Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Featured in this lighted lantern is a framed miniature reproduction of Ellen Rice’s ‘Spread Your Wings’ oil painting.

Miniature artist Cooper to hold Saturday event at Ellen Rice Gallery

The Ellen Rice Gallery will host its first spring event this Saturday, May 4, in Ocean View, with the introduction of internationally collected local miniature artist Ann Cooper’s spring and summer 2019 collection of intricate cottage scenes...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:55am

Tranzfusion’s newest member, bassist, guitarist and vocalist Al Cook, far left, takes on lead vocals for ‘Nights in White Satin’ with original band members, from left, Bobby Malaby (drums, vocals) Hank Koenig (guitar, vocals) and Bob Davis (keyboards, vocals, bass). The band will feature the Moody Blues classic among a full slate of classic rock on Friday, May 3, at Harpoon Hanna’s near Fenwick Island — only the band’s second performance ever in Delaware.

Veteran O.C. rockers Tranzfusion reaching into Delaware

“Tranzfusion is all about the sound. It is by far the best classic-rock band in the area. Without a doubt, these guys are second-to-none and are the most fan-friendly performers I’ve seen in a very long time,” said Wally Siegfried, a resident of...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:31am

Participants in the SouthEastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour gather beneath the gazebo in Dagsboro’s Katie Helm Park. Pictured, from left, are: front row, ceramic artist Mary Bower, photographer and painter Jennifer Carter; second row, glass artist Justin Cavagnaro, ceramic and jewelry designer Kim Doughty-Cavagnaro, painter and collage artist Eileen Olson, and glass and photo manipulation artist Jeffrey Todd Moore; and, back row, painters John Donato, Damon Pla, Cheryl Wisbrock and Ellen Rice.

SEDAST participants gearing up for 25th annual studio tour

While many people are gearing up for summer fun, a group of local artists and artisans is looking a little further ahead and making plans for one of the country’s longest-running artist studio tours this fall.

The 25th Annual SouthEastern...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:26am

Button steps out of his director’s chair and Into the Woods at Clear Space

On Friday, May 3, David Button, Artistic Director for Clear Space Theatre, steps back onto the Clear Space stage for Into the Woods. The show, which first opened on Broadway in 1987, was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won three, including those...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:43am

Joost Elling will be bringing his stroopwafel to Dagsboro Days on Saturday, April 20.

Local cookie entrepreneur to appear at Dagsboro Days

When Joost Elling was 13, he went to the Netherlands to visit his paternal grandmother and fell in love with a particular Dutch sandwich cookie.

Back home in the United States, after two months in his father’s native country, Elling was...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:46pm

Fort Miles Historical Association to host sketching event and contest

The Fort Miles Historical Association, in partnership with Delaware State Parks, will host its 2nd Annual Sketching Event & Contest next weekend.

To be held at the Fort Miles Museum and Historical Area, the sketching event will take...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:23pm

Brown Box Theatre to return with free Shakespeare outdoors

Brown Box Theatre Project recently announced its ninth consecutive year of free outdoor Shakespeare with what they described as the troupe’s largest and most ambitious production yet: “Measure for Measure.”

Brown Box, under the direction...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:18pm

State park to host maritime-themed ‘paint nights’ beginning May 11

DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation’s park interpreters at Delaware Seashore State Park are combining recycling and maritime heritage in an “upcycling” craft program this spring and summer, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Saturday May 11.


Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:14pm

Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp winners announced

The results are in, and two artists have won top honors in Delaware’s Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp art contests. A painting of an American wigeon and a chocolate Labrador retriever by Guy Crittenden of Richmond, Va., will grace the 2020-2021...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:13pm

Gallery One is inviting the public to join them on a bus trip to two art galleries in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 13.

Gallery One sponsoring trip to two D.C. art museums

The public is being invited to join the Gallery One’s May 13 bus trip to two art galleries in Washington, D.C.

The first stop is the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), which is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:53am

Parish of St. Ann to host 39th Annual Bazaar

The Parish of St. Ann, located at 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, will host its 39th Annual Bazaar on Aug. 1-3. Three large buildings, plus tented areas, will sell new and gently used hand-picked items, including linens, jewelry, small...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:14am

Members of the FreeWrite! group gathered to thank the staff at Giant for letting them use the conference room each week.

FreeWrite! group thanks Giant for years of support

On most Friday mornings, a group of local writers gathers around a table in an upstairs conference table in the Giant grocery store in Millville, scribbling away.

“Everyone contributes to this group. When they bring the writing prompts in...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:11am

Bethany Beach to host fourth annual Poseidon Festival

The 4th Annual Poseidon Festival will take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27. The Town of Bethany Beach will host four days of island-inspired entertainment at the bandstand and Bethany Beach Nature Center (807 Garfield Parkway) designed...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:08am

IRHS presents “Legally Blonde: The Musical!” Abby Wilson (center) plays “Elle Woods,” the perky sorority girl who gets serious and goes to Harvard.

IRHS to present ‘Legally Blonde’ musical

Indian River High School student actors, singers, musicians and crew are currently rehearsing for the school’s 2019 musical production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical!”
There will be three performances: Friday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m., a...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 11:35pm

Christina Weaver, a freelance writer for the Coastal Point, is among the winners of the Rehoboth Reads writer’s contest this year. Here she is pictured with a photo of her late husband, Ike, who is featured in her winning essay.

Rehoboth Reads announces writing contest winners

Three winners have been announced in the inaugural Rehoboth Reads Writing contest, sponsored by Delaware Beach Life and Rehoboth Reads, the project launched in December 2018 that involved the city-wide reading and discussion of a single book, “...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:34pm

The Delmarva Improv Group will play at Dickens Parlour Theatre April 12-13.

Dickens Parlour Theatre to host Delmarva Improv Group

The Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville on April 12-13 will host the Delmarva Improv Group, performing live stand-up comedy and an improv show.

“The show is similar to the popular television show ‘Whose Line is it Anyway,’ with Drew Carey...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:32pm

W. Scott Broadfoot’s ‘Crabs and Beer’ depicts a detailed display of one of our favorite treats, expertly expressed in his classical style. Anyone else ready for summer?

W. Scott Broadfoot joins Gallery One partners

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced that artist Scott Broadfoot has joined the gallery as a new partner.

“Scott brings to Gallery One a unique perspective born of a lifetime of devotion to art, art in the classical and realist...

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:41am

Freeman Stage adds another eight headliners for 2019

Ready to “celebrate good times”? The Freeman Stage at Bayside is bringing more big names in rock, country and R&B music to Sussex County.

Freeman Stage representatives announced eight more concert acts for their 2019 season, plus the...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 12:56pm

Joyce Condry offers up a ‘Dutch Treat.

It’s nearly ‘Tulip Time’ at Gallery One


Gallery One recently announced the theme of its April exhibit, “Tulip Time,” open to the public April 3-30. “Tulip Time” is designed to celebrate the coming of spring by paying tribute to the tulip.

“Tulips have different...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:31am

Dickens to present ‘The President, the Prosecutor & the People’

Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville will host constitutional law expert Susan Low Bloch on Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m., as part of its Inside Story leacture series, this time addressing, “The President, the Prosecutor & the People.” Bloch...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:02am

A crowd of people enjoys a show at the Bethany Beach bandstand in 2018. The bandstand released its 2019 summer lineup, promising another season of entertainment.

Bethany Beach reveals 2019 concert lineup

Bethany Beach’s annual Summer Concert Series on the bandstand will officially launch on Friday, June 7, and continue through Labor Day weekend, town officials announced this week.

The 2019 lineup will introduce 15 acts completely new to...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:50am

Patron’s enjoy last year’s Indian River Life-Saving Station’s surfman’s dinner.

Museum to host a historical feast by lantern light

It was a dark and stormy night … but inside, the food and fellowship were cozy.

The staff of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station are inviting people to experience the 1800s, with lantern-lit museum tours and a locally-sourced...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:20am

Mary Bode Byrd was recently announced as the newest partner at Gallery One in Ocean View. Byrd has spent 30 years in visual communications and graphic design.

Byrd joins Gallery One’s slate of artists

The artists of Gallery One in Ocean View recently welcomed new partner Mary Bode Byrd.

“Mary’s work is filled with energy, exuberance and whimsy!” representatives said, noting that Byrd brings to the gallery 30 years of experience in...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:17am

Coastal Camera Club to host Photo Beach Bash on March 24

The Coastal Camera Club announced this week that it will feature nationally renowned photographers as speakers at its Photo Beach Bash on March 24 at the Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, 101 N. Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach. Doors will...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 9:22am

Michelle Freeman announces the lineup for the 2019 summer season at the Freeman Stage.

Freeman Stage lineup includes Diana Ross, Boz Scaggs, Buddy Guy

Only half of the 2019 lineup has been announced for the Freeman Stage at Bayside, but it’s already shaping up to be another banner year at the outdoor performing arts center on Route 54 near Fenwick Island.

Tickets for all shows will go on...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:17pm

Devyn Dowling

Youth Art Month marks 15 years in Selbyville

Selbyville students have brought color and creativity to the 2019 Youth Art Month exhibition, hosted by Selbyville Community Club. More than 60 prizes were awarded at the March 9 reception, to artists ranging from kindergarteners to high-school...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:10am