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46 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 28- March 6, 1997 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Steppin Out Orange Whip to froth up some fun at Sir Guy's By Jen EUingsworth Sir Guy's in Rehoboth Beach will be stirred up by thesly, funky sound of Orange Whip on Friday, Feb. 28. The band's frontman, lead gui- tarist and backing vocalist Jason Robling describes the group's style as "bluesy, jazzy, danceable funk." Robling said although the band is influenced by the reggae sound, it has an original style all its own. "Basically, we like reggae," said Robling. "But we're not a reggae band." Robling is joined by fellow band members Brandon Sengstack (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Tom Kirk (bass guitar) and Barry Sherard (drums). Together for a little more than two years, Orange Whip recently made waves with its two tracks included on the Washington-based indic music compilation, "DC Score." The CD was the fh'st offi- cial Orange Whip release. The two tracks included on "DC Score," which Robling said aren't even the band's best efforts, are called "Lust" and "Grow." In all, the disc includes 20 songs from ten different bands. Currently, Orange Whip is putting the wraps on its fu'st inde- pendent venture, "Get Some." The band finished mastering the new CD at Omega Studios, and offers a sneak peek at its Internet home page, located at http://slip- knot.confforangewhip. To find out touring information, call the band's concert line at (301) 519- 0097. Robling said band members are based out of theGaithersburg, Md., and northern Va. areas. He said the group plays regularly at spots in Washington, D.C., Balti- more, Md., and Ocean City, Md. Robling also said the band has bought a new van and plans to head to the Carolinas soon. In addition, Orange Whip has gigs lined up in Boston at the end of March. Friday night's appearance at Sir Guy's will be Orange Whip's sec- ond showing in Rehoboth Beach. The last performance was a smash hit, and the band has been booked for gigs at Sir Guy's throughout the summer. For more informa- tion, call Sir Guy's at 227-7616. In other entertainment news... Andy Warhol was right! Make sure to cash in on your 15 minutes of fame at one of the many Karaoke Nigh featured at local establishments. The Frogg Pond in Rehoboth Beach has Karaoke Night every Friday and Saturday. Karaoke is also featured regularly at the Rose and Crown in Lewes, and at the Long Neck locations of Grotto Pizza and the Crab Barn. Club Potpourri will host a Jazz Jam every Wednesday night, fea- turing the Jeff Irwin All-Stars. Musicians are welcome to join the fun. One Step Beyond, an extremely popular band that plays only 80s music, will play at Arena's Bar and Deli on Wednesday, March 5. The Blind Date Band, featuring members from the Boyz II Men back-up ensemble, will play at • Sydney's Blues and Jazz Restau- rant on Saturday, March 1. Here is your entertainment line- up for other resort establishments: REHOBOTH BEACH • Arena's Bar and Deli: 149 Rehoboth Avenue (in the Village by the Sea Mall). Every Monday - Orange Whip will play at Sir Guy's in Rehoboth on Friday, call 227-7616. Barefoot Geno; every Sunday - acoustic jam; every Thursday - Mexican Fiesta Night; Friday, Feb. 28 - Scrapple; Saturday, March 1 - Seven Shades of Blue; Wednesday, March 5 - One Step Beyond; Friday, Feb. 7 - The NailDrivers; Saturday, Feb. 8 - Mystic Fishstick. For informa- tion, call 227-1272. • Club Potpourri: 316 Rehoboth Avenue. The Jeff Irwin All-Stars every Wednesday night from 8 p.m. until midnight. Live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights. For information, call 227- 4227. • Dogf'tsh Head: 320 Rehoboth Avenue. Saturday, March 1 - Mighty Head; Wednesday, March 5 - Cliff Hillis; Saturday, March 8 - Red Letter Day. For information, call 226-BREW (2739). • Frogg Pond: First Street and Rehoboth Avenue. Karaoke on Fridays and Saturdays. For infor- mation, call 227-2234. • Irish Eyes: Wilmington Feb. 28. Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. Friday, March 7 - Vegas and Catfish; Sat- urday, March 8 - Mike and Lauren of Chameleon. For more informa- tion, call 227-2888. • Mulligan's Restaurant and Sports Pub: Route I, Rehoboth Beach. Every Thursday Chameleon. Every Friday and Saturday - DJ Mr. Ed and Captain Mike. For more information, call 644-9288. • Sea Horse: 330 Rehoboth Avenue. Every Saturday - Michael Howard. For informa- tion, call 227-7451. • Sir Guy's: 243 Rehoboth Avenue. Closed Wednesdays. Friday, Feb. 28 - Orange Whip; Saturday, March 1 - Montana Wildaxe; Friday, March 7 - Car- bon 14; Saturday, March 8 - Liv- ing Earth. For information, call 227-7616. • Sydney's Blues and Jazz Restaurant: 25 Christian Street. Friday, Feb. 28 - The Island Boyz; Saturday, March 1 - The Blind For more information, Date Band; Friday, March 7 - Memphis Gold and the Blues Museum. For information, call 227-1339. DEWEY BEACH • Rusty Rudder: Dickinson Street. Friday, Feb. 28 - The Hon- eycombs; Friday, March 7 - The Kathie Martin Band. For informa- tion, call 227-3888. LEWES • Irish Eyes at Anglers: Anglers Road. For information, call 645-6888. • Kupehiek's: Bay Avenue. every Thursday, Friday and Satur- day - jazz vibes with Bernard Sweetney. For information, call 645-0420. • Lighthouse: Anglers Road. every Friday - DJ Capt. Joe from 4 to 7 p.m. For information, call 645-6271. • Rose and Crown: Second Street. every Thursday - classic Continued on page 47 Eclectic group exhibit opens at Rehoboth Art League Reception set at Homestead March 1 The work of 13 of the best East- ern Shore painters and potters will be on display at the Rehoboth Art League Homestead Gallery Satur- day, March 1 through Thursday, March 27 in a show titled, "Per- sonal Expressions." Representing a Maryland-based co-operative, the artists of the Art Institute & Gallery of Salisbury, Md. work both in contemporary and traditional styles. The group recently invited local favorite Aina Nergaard-Namack to join their ranks. "I'm very excited about the variety of media and styles this group exhibit will showcase," said League director Nancy O'Brien. 'fflae opportunity to see such qual- ity prints, pottery and paintings side by side is a rare one." Featured works include the clay creations of potter Ron Artman, whose large-scale vessels are inspired by ancient forms. Artman uses the age-old firing Japanese technique of Raku in which forms are heated to temperatures as high as 2,000 degrees, then quickly cooled to produc e deep, metallic colors, a crackle finish to the glaze, and a rich texture on unglazed clay surfaces. The light saturated landscapes and figure paintings of Ann Eel- man will also be featured. Eel- man's inspirations are the Eastern Shore farms and towns near her Fruitland, Md. home. Paintings, pottery and prints of Marie Cavellero, Ann Dawson, Paula Hepburn, Angela Herbert- Hodges, Jerry Miles, Nancy Mysack, Aina Nergaard-Namack, Gloria Smith, Clytie Taylor, Sue Thomas, and Marge Violetta com- plete the show. Violetta, whose handbuilt clay forms add a strong, tactile element to the exhibit, reflects the theme of the exhibit both in her work and in her artist's statement. Violetta writes: "The wonder of forming a ball of clay into a vase, figure or bowl, using my hands as a primary tool gives me a feeling of tranquillity and gratification." An opening reception for "Per- sonal Expressions" and the artists of the Art Institute & Gallery will be held in the Homestead Mansion at the Rehoboth Art League Satur- day, March 1, from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited. Hours for the exhibit at the Homesteadin Henlopen Acres are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Shadows," a pit-fired clay vessel by Marge Violetta is part of the new exhibit of artists from the Art Institute and Gallery at the Rehoboth Art League.