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CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, June 19 . June 25, 1998 - 85 New Country Music Fest part of annual Lewes event on July 9 Award winning country music group Ricochet, known for hits "Daddy's Money," "In the Blink of an Eye," and "Love is Stronger Than Pride," and The Lynns will headline a special country music fest that is being held as part of the University of Delaware's annual Summer Arts Festival. The con- cert will start at 6 p m. on Thurs- day, July 9, at the University of Delaware's College of Marine Studies in Lewes. Joining Ricochet and The Lynns will be country artists Matt King and The Thompson Brothers Band. Ricochet is the winner of top new vocal group of the year awards from both the Academy of Country Music and "Country Weekly" magazine. The band's self-titled first album made it the top-selling group in country music for 19 straight weeks and went gold. The Lynns, twin daughters of country legend Loretta Lynn, are proud of their famous lineage and of the talent that has brought them to the forefront of the country mu- sic industry. Peggy and Patsy Lynn spent two years in Nashville performing as "The Honk-A-Bil- lies," and kept mum about their famous mother. Without revealing their rela- tionship to Loretta, the two were signed by record label Warner/Reprise A&R. The Lynns' debut album, "The Lynns," was-produced by Don Cook, who has also produced country talents Brooks and Dunn and Maverick. Their most recent single, "Woman to Woman," was featured on the soundtrack of the Steven Seagal movie, "Fire Down Below." Although Matt King is a relative newcomer to the country music scene, he made an immediate splash when he hit Nashville. Per- forming to a small but impressive audience that included Atlantic Records president Rick Black- burn, King was signed by Atlantic shortly thereafter. King is the son of a North Carolina bluegrass-mu- sician father and a gospel-pianist mother. The Thompson Brothers Band, composed of lead guitarist Andy Thompson, drummer Matt Thompson and bassist Mike Whit- ty, got their start in Boston, per- forming as the "Crypt Kickers" as a novelty act with Boris Pickett of "Monster Mash" fame. They headed to Nashville with scholar- ships to Belmont University, and spent the weekends playing at Johnny's Bar, located south of Nashville. Four years after the group came to Nashville, they were signed by RCA/Nashville. They released their first album, "Cows on the Street," in 1996. Their newest al- bum, "Blame It on the Dog," has just been released. The concert will be presented by Froggy 99.9, Pepsi and Corn- cast. Tickets can be purchased from the University of Delaware's Georgetown office, located in the William A. Carter Partnership Center, or at the Dover office at 69 Transportation Circle. VISA and MasterCard orders will be taken at the University of Delaware office in Georgetown. Tickets are also available at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce. For information, call 855-1620 or 628-3789. Advanced ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. The concert is being held in co- operation with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. I0011 00"l'O Classic Italian Cuisine Our 6th Season Fresh Pasta, Veal, Chicken and Seafood Prepared Daily -- By Popular Request- DINNER 5-10:30p.m. Everyday 32 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach For reservations 226-1160 '! AII|I It Yt|00 'll AiItll I Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre opens for its 18th season The Rehoboth Summer Chil- dren's Theatre opened its 1998 season with a performance of Snow White on June 18. Snow White is one of four plays that will be featured in a revolving sched- ule of performances through Sept. 3. The other shows for 1998 are Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk, and The Legend of Finn McCool. These are all two-actor plays developed by theatre founders Steve and Elise Seyfried. Aladdin is the story of the Arabian street urchin who finds a genie in a mag- ic lamp and then discovers a world of mystery, magic and ro- mance. Jack in the Beanstalk is a brand-new production that will premiere on July 15. Jack climbs a magic beanstalk to encounter an ogre with bags of silver, a hen that lays golden eggs and a singing harp. The Legend of Finn McCooi tells the story of the great Celtic folkhero who overcomes giants and goblins to save King Cor- mac's castle, Tara. Snow White gives a new perspective on the classic tale of the beautiful young girl and the handsome prince. The story is told from the dwarfs point of view - true beauty lies in short- ness. All of the performances, with one exception, are staged in Ep- worth United Methodist Church in the beach block of Baltimore Av- enue, Rehoboth Beach. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $4.50. They can be reserved by calling the theatre at 227-6766. The performance of Snow White on June 25 will take place at All Saints' Church on Olive Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. In addition to these shows, the of performances Steve and Elise Seyfried have kicked off their 1998 Re- hoboth Summer Children's Theatre season and will offer four plays this summer, including Snow White, which they per- form above. theatre offers participatory pro- grams for the public. Performance apprenticeships are available for 12-to- 16-year-olds. This program gives young actors the chance to work in a real production with professional performers. Thurs- day morning theatre workshops -for ages 5-12 are offered begin- ning July 9. AI:t Enjoy casual oceanside cocktails & dining from our outside deck overlooking the Atlantic for 18 years. 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