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62 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 28 - May 4, 2000 ARTS &. ENTERTAINMENT Steppin' Out Sam Taylor headlines at Sydney's April 28-29 By Jen Ellingsworth The Sam Taylor Blues Band will perform with special guest violinist Heather Hardy this week- end, Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, at Sydney's Blues & Jazz Restaurant on Christian Street in Rehoboth Beach. The pair of shows will be the second local appearance for Taylor and Hardy; their last show was during Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz '99 at the Bottle & Cork with Frank Bey and the Swing City Blues Band. Taylor, a vocalist and guitarist, has a rich musical background, including his early days with blues masters and appearing in television shows and movies alongside actors such as Pam The duo of Jeff Key and Wendy McKeever, aka Pickled Ginger, will play at Irish Eyes at Anglers on Friday, April 28, and at Eden Garden Car6 on Saturday, April 29. Grier and Barbara Eden. He is also an accomplished writer who has regular contributions pub- lished in Los Vegas Blues Society and Tucson Blues Society. He can even be heard on his own weekly community radio program, "The .Blues According to Sam." The personable performer drew hundreds to see his performance with Hardy at last year's jazz fes- tival. He makes Tucson, Arizona his home when he's not on the road. Among his noteworthy past achievements, Taylor was recog- nized as Entertainer of the Year by Tucson Magazine in 1987 and Best Blues Band of the Year by Tucson Weekly from 1987 to 1996. Four more information, call .Sydney's Blues & Jazz Restaurant at 227-1339. In other entertainment news...Is there a doctor in the house? Maybe not, however, there will be a trio of Tree Surgeons when the DC area band branches out for a special Arbor Day show at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats on Friday, April 28. The three- some operates on wooden instru- ments. The lineup includes Dr. Glen Woodman on guitars, recorders, bass mandolin and maracas; Dr. Mark Trail-Sylvester on guitar, bass and flutes; and Dr. Pete Moss, bongo specialist. The diagnosis? A prescription for modem acoustic music with an injection of quirkiness. Call Dogfish at 226-BREW for more information. REHOBOTH BEACH • Arena's Bar and Deli: 149 Rehoboth Ave. (in the Village by the Sea Mall). Every Sunday - Karaoke night. Friday, April 28 - TBA; Saturday, April 29 - Levi Gray; Friday, May 5 - The Players Band. For information, call 227- 1272. • Cultured Pearl: 19 Wilmington Ave. For informa- tion, call 227-8493. • Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats: 320 Rehoboth Ave. Friday, April 28 - The Tree Surgeons (special Arbor Day show); Saturday, April 29 - Mary Arden Collins Band; Friday, Ma5 - I'm Not Sally; Saturday, May 6 - TBA. For information, call 226- BREW. • Eden Garden Caf: 122 Rehoboth Ave. Saturday, April 29 - Pickled Ginger; Saturday, May 6 - Reggie Wayne Morris; Saturday, May 13 - Wayne Pearson Trio. For information, call 227-3330. - Frogg Pond: First Street and Rehoboth Avenue. Karaoke on Friday and Saturday. Pro jam night hosted by Blue Raven at 9 p.m., Wednesdays (interested musicians call 644-4439). April 28-29 - The Players Band. For information, call 227-2234. • Full Moon Saloon: DJ music on Fridays. Saturday, April 29 - Final Answer; Saturday, May 6 - Trial By Fire. For information, call 227-2888. • Mulligan's Restaurant & Sports Pub: Route 1. Wednesday is local's night with DJ Rupe. Saturday, April 29 - Plan B, For information, call 644- 9288. • The Purple Parrot: 247 Rehoboth Ave. Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Friday. For informa- tion, call 226-1139. • Sir Guy's Restaurant and Pub: 243 Rehoboth Ave. * DJ Chris Mal, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Tuesdays. Friday, April 28 - Zion Wave; Saturday, April 29 - He xbelt. For information, call 227-7616. • Sydney's Blues and Jazz Restaurant: 25 Christian St. Friday and Saturday, April 28-29 - Sam Taylor Blues Band featuring Heather Hardy; Friday and Saturday, May 5-6 Scott Cunningham and the Killer Blues Band; Friday and Stanrday, May 12-13- The Mary Ann Redmond Band. For information, call 227- 1339. • Third Edition: 59 Lake Ave. Dance floor open nightly. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Music by DJ Vic Friday and Saturday, April 29 - Creative Vibe; Tuesday, May 2 - One Step Beyond; Saturday, May 6 - WPG Trio featuring Benji Porecki; Tuesday, May 9 - Red Alert Band. For information, call 227-6121. LEWES Pe.ddlArShby's Oyster House: Village, Route 24. Customer Appreciation Night on the last Thursday of the month. For information, call 945-4070. • Irish Eyes at Anglers: 213 Anglers Rd. Friday, April 28 - Pickled Ginger; Saturday, April 29 - Azure Drake; Friday, May 5 - The Wise Guys; Saturday, May 6 - The Coyotes. For information, call 645-6888. • Kupchiek's: Bay Avenue. Sam Taylor will perform wilth violinist Heather Hardy at Sydney's Blues & Jazz Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach on Friday and Saturday, April 28-29. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday - jazz vibes with Bernard Sweetney. For information, call 645 -0420. • Lighthouse: Anglers Road. DJ Captain Joe, 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday. For information, call 645- 6271. • Pasta Bowl Italian Bistro: Route 1, Midway Shopping Center. Jazz with Bryan Clark & Second Time Around, 9 p.m. to I a.m., Saturdays. For information, call 644-9005. • Rose & Crown: Second Street. Regina Aamacha and Keith Mack, 9 p.m. on Tuesdays. Ladies Night, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Wednesdays featuring entertain- ment by The One Eyed Cats; Classic rock with Greg Evans Thursdays. Saturday, April 29 - Continued on page 67 Cape students share spotlight in HTP reading April 28-29 The spotlight will shine on two local performers this weekend when Jessica Pruett-Bamett and Sarah Sprague take to the stage at their own high school and perform in Henlopen Theater Project's professional reading of '`Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van," April 28-29. The reading, part of the New Voices series of the Theater Project, brings a cast of Broadway and off-Broadway professionals to town for this one-weekend spe- cial event. The presentation will give these local young women the . be 9' of orofessionaloro- duction while they are still in school. Pruett-Bamett, 13, a freshman at Cape Henlopen High School, will perform the role of Robin on Friday, April 28. She most recent- ly played the lead role of Princess Winifred, in the Cape High pro- duction of "Once Upon at Mattress." Sharing the stage witht Broadway professionals is at dream come true for this student,, who wants a stage career. She's; looking for her "Two in the Aisle'" performance to give her some; valuable experience to comple-- ment the lessons she's learning ini her school's theater program. 'Tin happy that I got the part off Robin, and I'm extremely excitedt about working with actors froma New York," she said. Sprague, 15, will perform the role of Robin on Saturday, April 29. In addition to acting, Sprague, a Cape freshman, is involved with band and chorus. She plans on studying music in college and then becoming an Episcopal priest. She also appeared in "Once Upon a Mattress" and will be seen in the spring one-act plays at Cape. "I think that working with these actors and actresses will help me learn new skills for better perfor- mances in the future," Sprague said. "And besides that, I'm thrilled to be joining this very exciting new company." Tickets for "Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van" are available by calling 226-4103. Admission is free to HTP subscribers, $10 for adults and $5 for students. The production is a benefit for HTP's New Works/New Voices series, which promotes the devel- opment of new plays. Submitted photo Sarah Sprague, left, and Jessiea Pruett-Barnett, both stu- dents at Cape Henlopen High School, will perform in the Henlopen Theater Project's "Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van" this weekend in Lewes.