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30 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 3 - February 9, 1995 Arts & Entertainment Steppin Out Jazz duo headlines Valentine affair on Feb. 11 By Denise M. Marshall Jazz vocalist Sue Matthews and pianist Stefan Scaggiari will team up for "A Valentine Affair" at Ground Zero in Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, Feb. 11. Presented by Nassau Valley Vineyards, the affair will feature wine hastings, a six-course gourmet fare by David Keener of La La Land Restaurant, and music and dancing. Introduced to the Washington, D.C. jazz scene as a vocalist for a contemporary eight-piece jazz Jazz singer Sue Matthews will perform at Ground Zero in Rehoboth Beach on Satur- day, Feb. 11. Matthews will perform with Stefan Scaggia. ri during "A Valentine Affair," which is being pre- sented by Nassau Valley Vineyards. In addition to music and dancing, the affair will feature wine tastings from Nassau Valley Vine- yards and a six-course gourmet fare created by David Keener of La La Land Restaurant. fusion ensemble, Matthews con- centrated on her solo career and today successfully performs in the top mid-Atlantic jazz clubs. She has appeared and recorded with musicians such as bassist Keter Betts, guitarist Paul Bollenback and pianist Stefan Scaggiari. Mattbews said she performs fre- quently as a duo with Scaggiari and also plays as part of a four- piece group. In 1992, Matthews released her debut album tiffed "Love Dances." While her first album was com- prised of all standards, her second release, "When You're Around," includes a couple of originals by Matthews and Scaggiari. Co-produced by Matthews and Scaggiari, both albums have enjoyed national radio success, achieving "top 20" berths on the Gavin and R&R jazz charts. Matthews' repertoire of jazz stan- dards, contemporary "pop" jazz and sultry blues are delivered with ease, humor and infectious vitali- ty. Matthews delivers clean, crisp jazz vocals. From "Stormy Weath- er" to "So In Love," Matthews produces a soft, tender sound that appeals to her audiences. Most of the standards Matthews performs date back before 1950. "Melodies are gorgeous, and the music is timeless," Matthews said. Matthews has been performing jazz for the past decade. Prior to focusing on jazz, Matthews played rhythm and blues, light rock and folk music. She has played at sold-out clubs, concert hails and jazz festi- vals, and has done radio and tele- vision jingles, industry film voice- overs and television appearances. In addition, she has sung the National Anthem for the Maryland Special Olympics, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Basketball Asso- ciation. Locally, Matthews and Scaggia- ri have made appearances at Syd- ney's Restaurant and Blues Place and Schultze's Island Restaurant & Bar in Rehoboth Beach. Scaggiari, who has signed a record deal with Concord Records, recently recorded his third album while in California. The album is scheduled to be released in May or June. While recording the album, Scaggiari enlisted the support of drummer Colin Bailey and bassist Jim Huart, who is Natalie Cole's cur- rent music director. The Stefan Scaggiari Trio, com- prised of Scaggiari, Bailey and bassist John Lockwood, has released two albums. "That's Ska- jaree" and "Stefanitely," the all- instrumental albums, feature a mix of standards and originals. In addition to playing the piano and keyboards, Scaggiari arranges and composes music. He has pro- duced original music for film, radio and television. Matthews and Scaggiari, who reside in the Annapolis area, will provide the entertainment for the Valentine's Day affair at Ground Zero on Feb. 11. The affair, which begins at 7 p.m., costs $55 per person plus gratuity. A cash bar will be avail- able. A dozen red roses and a box of chocolates will be raffled off. Doors open to the general pub- lic for entertainment at 10 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge. For reservations and detailed information, call 227-3644 or 226- 0203. In other entertainment news, Kupchick's Restaurant in Lewes will reopen on Friday, Feb. 10. Bernard Sweetney and Phil Miller will provide the jazz vibes on Fri- day and Saturday nights. Here's what's going on at other resort establishments: REItOBOTIt BEACH Arena's Bar and Dell: 149 Rehoboth Avenue (in the Village by the Sea Mall); every Sunday - acoustic jam hosted by Cliff Hillis; Feb. 3 - Harry O.; Saturday, Feb. 4 - OZ; Friday, Feb. 10 - Touch of Strange. For informa- tion call 227-1272. Club Potpourri: 316 Rehoboth Avenue; Friday and Sat- urday, Feb. 3 & 4 - jazz vibes with Bernard Sweetney and Phil Miller. For information call 227-4227. Frogg Pond: First Street and Rehoboth Avenue; every Friday - Karaoke with Pioneer Laser; Sat- urday, Feb. 4 - Rich Walton; Sat- urday, Feb. 11 - Karaoke with Pio- neer Laser. For information call 227-2234. Ground Zero: 50 Wilmington Avenue; Saturday, Feb. 11 - Valentine Affair featuring wine tasting from Nassau Valley Vine- yards, six-course gourmet fare created by David Keener of La La Land Restaurant, music and danc- ing with Stefan Scaggiari and Sue Matthews beginning at 7 p.m. ($55 per person plus gratuity). Doors open to the general public Pianist Stefan Scaggiari, who has produced three jazz releases, will appear with Sue Matthews at Nassau Val- ley Vineyards' "A Valentine Affair" at Ground Zero in Rehoboth Beach on Satur- day, Feb. 11. for entertainment at 10 p.m. ($5 cover). For information call 227- 3644 or 226-0203. Irish Eyes: Ocean block of Wilmington Avenue; every Sun- day - DJ Marry Party; Friday, Feb. 3 - Doug and Ed of Bits & Pieces; Continued on page 31 This watercolor by Jann Haynes Gilmore of the Paynter Studio graces the cover of the Rehoboth Art League's Calen- dar of Events for 1995. The calendar showcases the art of 18 other artists as well RAt 1995 calendar honors noted regional artists The Rehoboth Art League's Annual Calendar of Events show- cases the talents of 19 noted artists, illustrators and photogra- phers whose creative work por- trays numerous aspects of the league. The popular calendar will be mailed to members the first week of February and is available to the public for a donation. It lists the many workshops, exhibits, lec- tures, musicals, house tours and museum programs which RAL sponsors. The 1995 calendar's cover is a watercolor of RAL's historic Paynter Studio by Dr. Jann Gilmore of Alexandria, Va., while the back cover is a photograph by Sally Hastings of Rehoboth Beach. Other well-known artists whose work is included are Delores Andrews, Rehoboth Beach and Towson, Md.; Doris Bauer, Rehoboth Beach and Balti- more; Jennifer Carter, Bethany Beach and Bethesda, Md.; Robert Doney, Pen Argyl, Pa. and Rehoboth Beach; Joan Fay, Seaford; Audrey Ferguson, Silver Spring, Md.; Ann Gaffney, Rehoboth Beach and Brooklyn, N.Y.; Birdie Galbraith, Lewes; Phil Gallo, Frederica; H. Clinton Greene, Millington, Md.; Rick Jarosh, Rehoboth Beach; Lillian Kheradjou, Rehoboth Beach; Pat Loftus, Lewes; Les Long, Wilm- ington and Dewey Beach; Sarah Carothers Rhode, Baltimore; A.P. Silldorff, Lebanon, Pa.; and Marie Scarfi, Lewes. The league was founded in 1938 by Louise Chambers Corkran and continues to nurture the arts in the mid-Atlantic area. RAL corporate sponsors are Atlantic Litho Print- ers, Baltimore Trust, Beach- comber/Delaware Coast Press, Beacon Motel, Bellinger's Jewel- ers, Blue Moon Restaurant, Bryce Lingo, Realtor, Cape Gazette, Carlton's, Corner Cupboard Inn, C.P. Diver, Craig Hudson and family, Daily Whale, Delmarva Power, Edgehill Pharmacy, Gar- den Gourmet, Janet Walker's Ear- ly Attic Antiques, J. Conn Scott, Lamps and Shades, Jack Lingo, Realtor, Marvel Gallery, Mellon Bank, Midway Office and Art Supply, Nicola Pizza, Plaza Gourmet, PNC Bank, Rehoboth Animal Hospital, Rogers Graph- ics, Silk and Sand Florists, The Stepping Stone, Stuart Kingston Galleries, Thunderbird Shop and Gallery, Townsends, Windsor's Flowers and Plants, The Wooden Indian and Zando Designs. For more information about Rehoboth Art League call 227- 8408. American Holly Exhibit now open at Zwaanendael Museum Delaware State Museum has opened a new spring exhibit on "The American Holly" at the Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes. "The American Holly" exhibit combines scientific information with history on that species of tree. Areas such as horticulture, the interaction of birds, bees and mammals with the holly; the state tree and industry of holly wreath making are all addressed. The exhibit highlights pho- tographs, drawings, bird carvings and objects of the holly wreath industry, telling a story of the importance of the American Holly in Delaware. The Zwaanendael Museum is open 10 a,m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 1:30-4:30 p.m., Sundays. Admission is free.