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"50- (PE"GAZETT, Friday, JanUary 23 7 ,ta 29119" ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Steppin Out John Fahres in spotlight at Rehoboth's Irish Eyes By Jen EUingsworth Now embarking on the next phase of his music career, solo artist John Fahres melds elements of folk-rock and modem aggres- siveness with an upbeat tempo. Fahres will perform at Irish Eyes on Wilmington Avenue in Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Revered for the three years he spent with Baltimore-based roots band The Poorhouse Rockers, he and the group produced two CDs. The Poorhouse Rockers' recorded efforts include a four-song EP, "Evicted," in 1995, and a full- length release, "Dirt Poor," in 1996. A Mass Communications major from Towson State University, Fahres also recently made an appearance at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach. For the next phase of his career as a singer/songwriter, Fahres plans to take his experience and fine-tune his work. Having played from Richmond, Va'., to New Hope, Pa., he has shared the bill with performers such as Greg Kihn, Wayne Hancock, Linda Baer and Portion. Fahres plans to embark on extensive touring of the Mid- Atlantic region and work on the release of a solo effort in mid- 1998. In other local entertainment news .,. Tell your friends to meet you at Irish Eyes Pub & Restau- rant in Rehoboth Beach for happy hour on Friday, Saturday and Sun- day from 4 to 7 p.m. On Fridays, Irish Eyes opens at 4 p.m. with complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Blues and jazz lovers need to get set for a weekend of diversity at Sydney's Blues & Jazz Restau- rant in Rehoboth Beach. Begin- ning Friday, Jan. 23, from 8:30 to 12:30 p.m.,-Steve Hoffman will host the first-ever DJ evening at the establishment. Best known to Mid-Atlantic music fans as host of the long-run- ning weekly blues radio program, "The Blues Experience," in Wash- ington, D.C., Hoffman is a devot- ed aficionado and record collector of blues and "roots rocking" American music, including rhythm and blues and soul music from the '50s and '60s. A consul- tant to Time-Life, he has lectured on blues at Washington, D.C.-area colleges, libraries and high schools, and has written exten- sively for "Radio America," "Liv- ing Blues" magazine and many other blues-related projects. He publishes an annual list of "Best Blues" picks for the year and loves to share information with other blues devotees. Saturday night, Jan. 24, drum- mer Keith Killgo will perform with his quartet at Sydney's. Per- forming selections from his CD, "Mood For Love," Killgo will demonstrate his own style of up - tempo jazz along with sensuous melodies. As a drummer, vocalist and one of the founding members of the "million selling" Blackbyrds, he helped meld the musical styles of jazz, funk, rock and bebop into the "new jazz." For information about either of the upcoming Sydney's shows, call the establishment at 227- 1339. "Love Will Keep Us Together" if you decide to take the short trip up the road to Dover to see Cap- tain and Tenille at the Dover Downs Slots Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21. It's not too early to start planning a road trip to see the popular duo, also famous for their hit "Muskrat Love." The performance is part of Dover Downs' slate of entertain- ment planned for the spring, which also includes entertainers such as Little Anthony and the Original Imperials, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Mary Wilson of the Supremes and comedian Gallagher. For more information on appearances or to purchase tickets for the performances, call Dover Downs Slots Guest Services at 674-4600, Ext. 777. REHOBOTH BEACH Arena's Bar and Dell: 149 Rehoboth Ave. (in the Village by the Sea Mall). Every Sunday is Acoustic Jam Night with Cliff Hillis. Friday, Jan. 23 - The Licks; Saturday, Jan. 24 - Nectar; Wednesday, Jan. 28 - Soul Patch; Friday, Jan. 30 - Caravan; Satur- day, Jan. 31 - Major Company. For information, call 227-1272. Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats: 320 Rehoboth Ave. Fri- day, Jan. 23 - Mary Arden Collins; Eclectic performer John Fahres is the featured entertain- ment at Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9 p.m. to I a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 - Flatware; Fri- day, Jan. 30 - Kalai King Band; Saturday, Jan. 31 - The Remnants. For information, call 226-BREW (2739). Frogg Pond: First Street and Rehoboth Avenue. Karaoke every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I Friday and Saturday, Jan. 23-24 - Commonbond. For information, call 227-2234. Irish Eyes: 15 Wilmington Ave. Saturday, Jan. 24 - John Fahres. Call 227-2888 for infor- mation. Continued on page 51 Cape Region establishments ready for Super Bowl game for Arena's famous Acoustic Jam Night, hosted by Cliff Hillis. Call 227-1272 for more information. The Crab Barn in Rehoboth Beach will feature the game on its four TVs, plus happy hour drink prices and an all-you-can-eat snow crab special for $12.95. The Long Neck location will feature the same specials. Call 227-6700 for Rehoboth Beach information. For the Crab Barn in Long Neck, call 945-8900. Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats will feature the big game on its two TVs, as well as free appe- tizers and beer specials (you'll want to sample many of their home-brewed products). Call 226-BREW (2739) for more infor- mation. The Frogg Pond in Rehoboth Beach has festivities planned for When the AFC Champion Den- ver Broncos travel to San Diego to clash with the defending Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Pack- ers in Super Bowl XXXII on Sun- day, Jan. 25, where will you take in the action? If you're anywhere near the Cape Region, you'll have your pick of places to share the Super Bowl frenzy. The following is a lineup of local establishments where Broncos fans and Cheese- heads are king for the day: REHOBOTH BEACH Arena's Bar & Deli in Rehoboth Beach will host its annual Super Bowl party with a "Monster Halftime Buffet," including a taco and nacho bar and a 6-foot submarine sandwich. Drink specials are also featured and include shooter specials after each score. Stick around after the all day and night on Super Bowl Sunday. Located on First Street, the venue will feature a 6-foot sub, wings, beer specials and prizes galore. Football fans can watch the game on one of the four TVs, including a big screen. Call 227- 2234 for more information. Both locations of Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant will be jamming for Super Bowl. Pigskin festivi- ties at the Rehoboth Beach loca- tion on Wilmington Avenue will include "Surf and Turf Sunday" (more than 20 different combina- tions of half-priced burgers with prices starting at $2.50, and a homemade crab and cheese quiche with a garden salad for only $6.75). Enjoy a "Shrimp Bloody Mary" or a mimosa for $2. Call 227-3888 for more information. The Lewes location of Irish Eyes at Anglers will also host a Super Bowl party. Warm up by the new fireplace and watch Brett Favre square off against John Elway. Call 645-6888 for more information. Sir Guy's on Rehoboth Avenue has five TVs plus a half- time buffet planned for its Super Bowl fete. Other specials include a half-pound of steamed shrimp for $5, $2 Bloody Marys, $1.50 mimosas and raw oysters for 50 cents. Guess the weight of the "Monster Lobster" and win the tasty crustacean. Other fun sur- prises are also in store. Call 227- 7616 for more information. DEWEY BEACH Mosey on down to the Dewey Beach Club for happy hour drink prices, hundreds of prizes and a free halftime buffet starting at 5 p.m. Call 227-0669 for more information. 11 The Lighthouse Restaurant & Raw Bar in Ruddertowne (Dickin- son Street and the bay) will feature a free halftime buffet with tacos, wings, soup of the day, ziti and meatballs. Drink specials will also be in effect. Call 227-3888 for more information. LEWES Grotto Pizza Grand Slam on Continued on page 51