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88 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 2 - May 8, 2003 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Steppin' Out Rehoboth Beach gearing up for a musical weekend Inaugural Cabaret Fest kicks off tonight By gen Ellingsworth The Rehoboth Beach Cabaret Fest, Friday and Saturday, May 2- 3, will feature cabaret entertain- ment at venues throughout the city. The festival is produced by Chris Riss of Rehoboth Beach, a local Realtor. Comedienne Susan Campanero's performance with Robie Stamper at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, May 2-3, kicks off Cabaret Fest. When Campanero isn't appearing on such television shows as '`The Sopranos" or per- forming in "Tony & Tina's Wedding" she accompanies Stamper at New York's legendary cabaret and piano bar, The Duplex. Campanero delights audiences every weekend with her piano bar Hoo Haal She spent time off-Broadway in '`Tony and Tina's Wedding" as none other than Tina. Her farewell perfor- mance in Japan was highly received. She has also been fea- tured on ''The Sopranos" with James Gandolfini. Originally from Orlando, Stamper moved to New York City to study musical theater composi- tion. He has been singing and playing piano since the age of five when he and his three brothers became the Stamper Brothers Quartet and toured the Southeastern coast. Viki Dee will perform two shows nightly, Friday and Saturday, May 2-3 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Caf6 So16 in Rehoboth Beach. Citing her father - a band leader, vocalist and trombonist - as her biggest influence, she joined local act August and later formed her own band, Applause. She traveled extensively with these groups before deciding to pursue a career as a solo artist. On her own, Viki landed such performance opportu- nities as President Clintons' Inaugural Ball, during Baltimore Orioles' games and at the Maryland Jockey Club's Preakness. She also performed for the Nestle Corporation, Ornni International and Lady Baltimore cruises. The Cultured Pearl will feature Pam Miller and Bob Diener at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, May 2- 3. Miller started her professional career at the age of 1% flying all over the country singing pop/rock at conventions where she grew to be a natural performer. At col- lege, she started voice lessons and eventually graduated with a B.A. in music and a concentration in vocal performance. She's done everything from classical and musical theater to rock and R &: B. This cabaret showcase will featture songs from great musicals sucln as "Phantom of the Opera," "Les Miserables" and of coutrse "Chicago," plus "All That Ja,,,." Diener, a well-known pianislt in the Washington, D.C. area, per- formed regularly with Chlie Byrd, Steve Allen, and many oer notable celebrities. The One Love Divas on Broadway will take the stage for Cabaret Fest at Sydney's Blues & Susan Campanero will perform, Friday and Saturday, May 2-3, with Robie Stamper at Adriatico. Jazz. The restaurant will feature the act for an early, dinner show at 8 p.m. and another late show at 11 p.m. ($6 cover) on Friday and Saturday, May 2-3. The Divas, which include Kelly Boyle (vocals), China (vocals) and PJ Brown (vocals), have worked together for the past decade. One Love offers retrospective tribute to the great divas, including Josephine Baker, Leana Horn, Gwen Vernon, Peggy Lee, Etta James, Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Donna Summers, Stevie Nicks and Madonna. Wendy Lane Bailey and Rick Jensen will perform at Chez La Mer at 7:30 p.m and 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, May 2-3. Dubbed "one of area's best The Divas of One Love and Broadway will be coming to SydneySs Blues & Jazz Restaurant for two shows each night on Friday and Saturday, May 2-3. These special shows are a part of the Rehoboth Beach Cabaret Fest. cabaret singers" by 'q'he out the country and recorded by Washington Post" Bailey recently stand outs like Lee Lessaek, Lina brought her show, Taking The Koutrakos, and the incomparable Wheel, to a soldout house at Nancy LaMott - with whom he Washington's legendary Blues was a musical partner for years. Alley and New York City's Don't Rick Skye, who will perform Tell Mama. She created and per- shows at 9 p.m., Friday and formed in Cabaret at the Rock, a Saturday, May 2-3, at the Blue series of cabaret evenings for Moon, has received rave reviews Black Rock Center for the Arts, for his show, "A Slice O' featuring Washington-area and Minnelli." This witty parody of national acts. Mrs. Show Biz includes a produc- Jensen has performed at Mabel tion number tracing Liza's leg- Mercer Foundation's Cabaret endary career, an "Ode to Betty Convention many times. This past Ford," a screen test for upcoming summer he was guest instructor at "Sunset Boulevard" movie and a Eugene O'Neill Cabaret tribute to Lira's morn. It includes Symposium. His albuin, "Spring tons of special material and Harvest," is a collection of his enough sequins to float the own original songs - many of Titanic. which are cabaret standards - per- Peggy Raley will be featured at formed by artists in clubs through- Continued on page 91 Nautical event to be held at the Bandstand More vendors and more fun have been added to the Main Street Boat Show, planned for Saturday and Sunday, May I0 and 11, at the Bandstand and ocean block on Rehohoth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach. Not only have Rehoboth Beach Main Street and Short's Marine teamed up to for the second annu- boats on trailers, plus all mamner of gear - for boat owners and mon- boat owners alike, from 'gest Marine Stores. With sponsorship from 7rbe Breakers Hotel and Suites, Nlain Street will be raffling off a fantas- tic weekend at the hotel in Rehohoth, plus gift certificates and fantastic prizes all weekend long. Some of the boat brands that will be on display ineltude Bayliner, Maxum, TrolPhy, al Rehohoth Beach Boat Show in SeaDoo downtown Rehoboth Beach, but Parker, West Marine Stores, the Coast Guard and other organizations have joined the roster. Visitors will be able to stroll around the exhibit, checking out personal watercraft, fishing boats, PWC and Jethomts, Tracker, Benningtton, Fi'sfifiraw and guntracler. There will be something for everyone's interest, including fishing boats, pontoon boats, run- ahouts, cruisers, jet boats and per- sonal watercraft Just like the boats, the merchan- dise from West Marine will be on sale at boat show prices, and boaters know that means bargains. WGMD Radio will be on hand with a live radio remote both mornings, and there will be safe boating displays, raffles, music and fun. Visitors will also be able to buy tickets to the Rehoboth Bed and Boat Show tour of area B&Bs, another way to enjoy the weekend in Rehoboth Beach. Tickets will be available for purchase at the B&B table on Saturday. Admission to this Rehohoth Avenue event is free. For more information, call 227- 2772. csN o.ast .  Maddie Weinstein-Avery of Baltimore takes Jan Virsack for an imaginary ride on a Bombardier personal waterera/t at last year's Rehoboth Beach Boat Show. Boat show to anchor in Rehoboth Beach on May 10-11