Dover Public Library tames 'Wild Bill'
WHAT 'Wild Bill' the movie
WHEN 7 p.m., Friday; 2 p.m., Monday
WHERE Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover
INFO Visit doverpubliclibrary.org or call 736-7030
Dexter Fletcher's debut as a director in 2011 has anchored rave reviews for his darling film, "Wild Bill," which will be shown tonight at the Dover Public Library.
The title character (a prodigal father) is paroled from prison to find his two teenage sons abandoned by their mother and living alone. To make matters worse, Bill's release places his sons at high risk for being placed in foster care, so they need him more than ever.
But it begs the question: is Bill responsible enough to be a dad?
He gives it a shot, yet can't help but wonder if a life of crime can easily dissolve and if his kids will follow in his muddy footprints.
Dove soars to Fire & Ice
WHAT Ronnie Dove in concert
WHEN 8 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover
INFO Visit doverdowns.com or call 674-4600
It's not every day you're able to see a performance in Dover by a singer whose resume includes appearances on the "The Merv Griffin Show," "American Bandstand" and "The Ed Sullivan Show."
This rare opportunity will be available when veteran crooner Ronnie Dove illuminates the Fire & Ice Lounge at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Saturday.
When the nationally acclaimed recording star emerged on the music scene more than five decades ago, he and his manager said that if he could build a solid nightclub reputation and consistently produce hit records, he'd be a star with an everlasting future.
Dove has a laundry-list of accomplishments, which includes several notable tunes like "Say You," "Right or Wrong" and "Little Bit of Heaven."
Considering the climate of the record industry in the mid-1960s with the British invasion and the Motown sound, Ronnie's success was doubly impressive. He delivered 23 consecutive nationally and internationally charted top 10 records and packed venues throughout the country.
Even today the veteran Dove hasn't lost his voice, enthusiasm or his public appeal. He still makes every lady feel like he's only singing to her.
Page 2 of 2 - Cowboy Up to feel the 'Texas Heat'
WHAT Cowboy Up Saloon
WHEN 9 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Cowboy Up Saloon, 1036 Lafferty Lane, Dover
INFO Visit cowboyupde.com or call (302) 264-9322
You'd think it couldn't get any warmer this summer, but it absolutely-positively can. And it will.
Scott Bandy and Texas Heat will blaze the Cowboy Up Saloon stage on Saturday with its modern country tunes.
With well over 100 years of stage experience combined, Texas Heat usually satisfies with even the most demanding music loves with their yummy ear candy.
Texas Heat is comprised of a group of musicians from various musical backgrounds. The band is led by namesake Scott Bandy, whose style draws from the classic, late and great George Jones to the contemporary Montgomery Gentry.