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62 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 14 - August 20, 1998 " ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Steppin Out Hollisters head out to Dogfish Head on Aug. 15 By Jen EUingsworth Fitter than the fiddle at any fine honky tonk, the Hollisters are headed to Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach Satur- day, Aug. 15. It's the debut Delaware perfor- mance for the Houston-based rockabilly band, heralded by the "Boston Press" as the "best band to come out of Houston in a long time." On the heels of its latest release, "The Land of Rhythm and Plea- sure," the four-man ensemble has crafted a unique, discerning sound while pulling from different influ- ences. Named after Rafe Hollis- ter, the moonshine man on "The Andy Griffith Show," the band Enjoy the jazz vibes of local artist Bernard Sweetney at Kupchick's Restaurant on Lewes Beach every weekend. Call 645-0420 for reservations and more information. started out in 1995 at local gigs in Texas. Often sharing the bill with acts such as the Derailers and Dale Watson, the Hollisters have made a name for themselves for their brand of honky tonk, down-and- dirty rootS style and have gained national attention while doing so. The foursome, which includes Mike Barfield, Eddie Dale, Denny Dale and Kevin "Snit" Fitzpatrick, relies heavily on electric guitar, drums and bass. Kudos to Dogfish Head, once again, for netting such unique, original music talent. The Hollis- ters show starts at 10 p.m. In other local entertainment news...Local reggae greats the Nazarites have been tearing up the scene at Sir Guy's for several years now. Saturday, Aug. 15, won't be any exception. Call 226-BREW for more infor- mation. According to Joseph, one-third of the melodic trio that also includes Milo and Ang, said the group writes all its own material. Basically, a Nazarites show includes plenty of original, groov- able dance music and lots of audi- ence participation. That's the way the band has intended for its material to be since it was formed nearly six years ago, said Joseph. "It's modern reggae, danceable reggae," he said, adding that the Nazarites remain loyal to Sir Guy's, where it was one of the first bands to play the local estab- lishment. While Angis currently traveling through Italy, Joseph said he and Miio, along with an as- yet-to-be-determined third player, will play Sir Guy's at 10 a.m., Sat- urday, Aug. 15. You can also pick up a copy 9f their cassette at the shoW.. Ca!l 227-7616 for more information- : } Don't fdrget to call ahead and make dinner reservations at Tay- Ior's Seafood Restaurant on Wilmington Avenue in Rehoboth Beach. You'll not only find great cuisine, but a special menu is being planned for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15-16, for the rare live performances of Merl Saun- ders. A stellar entertainer, he was once one-half of the Saunders and Garcia duo, featuring, you guessed it, the late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia. Don't miss the show, because it will likely be the only area appear- ance of this animated live per- former. Call 227-5685 for more information or to make a reserva- tion. REHOBOTH BEACH Arena's Bar and Deli: 149 Rehoboth Ave. (in the Village by the Sea Mall). Monday nights - Acoustic Night. Friday, Aug. 14 - The Vibe; Saturday, Aug. 15 - The Geckos; Sunday, Aug. 16 - Grinch; Wednesday, Aug. 19 - Swoon; Friday, Aug. 21 - Doctor Harmonica and Rocket 88; Satur- day, Aug. 22 - TBA. For informa- tion, call 227-1272. Celsius: 50C Wilmington The Hollisters make a stop at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach Saturday, Aug. 15. Ave. Nick Wayne on piano Friday and Saturday nights. For informa- tion, call 227-5767. Confetti's Rooftop Restau- rant: Henlopen Hotel, ninth floor. Live entertainment weekends. For information, call 227-1227. DiNardo's By The Sea: Rehoboth Ave. Thursday, Aug. 20 - Nick Wayne. For informa- tion, call 227-7451. Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats: 320 Rehobotb Ave. Friday, Aug. 14 - Starbeily; Saturday, Aug. 15 - The Hollisters; Friday, Aug. 21 - King Radio; Saturday, Aug. 22 - Anne Summers. For informa- tion, call 226-BREW (2739). Frogg Pond: First Street and Rehoboth Avenue. Aug. 14-16 - BOINK! Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21-22 - Pet Detectives. Karaoke every Tuesday and Thursday. For information, call 227-2234. Irish Eyes Pub & Restau- rant: 15 Wilmington Ave. Come- dy Night every Monday night. Two shows at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. with two comedians at each show. $5 cover charge. Reservations recommended. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 15-16 - Fannigan & Brad- street; Thursday-Friday, Aug. 20- 23 - Tom 0'Carroi; Monday, Aug. 24 - Ai Romaro. For information, call 227-2888. Rehoboth Beach Bandstand: Rehoboth Avenue. Friday, Aug. 14 - Frontline Song, Dance & Dra- ma; Saturday, Aug. 15 - Kiwanis Auction (50th Anniversary); Tues- day, Aug. 18 - The Jazz Ambas- sadors of the U.S. Army Field Band (Washington, D.C.); Thurs- day, Aug. 20 - Bobbette Show Troupe; Friday, Aug. 21 - The Continued on page 63 I I Street Kids 1998 to stage a little magic on Aug. 21 to in 'Theatre Magic.' Everyone dances; at one time or another, everyone sings out. They are learning that a production number requires a lot of teamwork and timing." Each year, Street Kids varies, using adap- tations of children's classics, original scripts or musicals. This year, the emphasis is on show music and song and dance. "Sometimes it's the words, the story, that is the central concept of Street Kids," said Georgiana Staley, co-director. "This year, we are working on movement. These kids are learning to project some pizzazz." As the young performers practice a strut- your-stuff number from "Evita," Staley encourages them, "Show me some energy. Just a little energy, please! I don't see smiles. You have to sell this." When necessary, she jumps into the mid- dle of a dance line, demonstrating a crossover and point, a change step. Moore reminds the youngsters to sight off of the person next to them, to keep their lines straight, angled, wavy, whatever. Continued on page 615 Taking "Theatre Magic" and setting it to music is what Street Kids 1998 is all about. The Second Street Players' annual chil- dren's summer theatre workshop is in full swing of rehearsal, costume collecting and set building as 23 youngsters prepare for a public performance Friday, Aug. 21. Each year, the Street Kids help create their own show as they learn the basics of theatre. They participate in designing the set, deciding on costume needs and the all- important, basic scrounging for necessary props, set pieces and sound effects. Ranging in age from 8 to 14, Street Kids 1998 will perform to a variety of music from Broadway and the movies, including familiar songs from such shows as "Titan- ic," "Annie Get Your Gun," "Camelot," "Grease" and "Evita." Many will be fea- tured in song and dance numbers; all will be stagefront and seen a lot. "We decided to use almost everyone in almost everything," said co-director John Moore. "Parents and family members want to see their kids on stage, and they are going Rosanne Pack photo The Second Street Players' Street Kids strike a pose as they take a breather from singing and dancing in rehearsal for a Friday, Aug. 21 production of le- atre Mag/c." The youngsters are participating in the annual throe-week sum- mer theatre workshop in the R/verbnt Theatre in Milford.