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62 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 2 - October 8, 1998 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Steppin Out Dover guitarist to jazz it up in Rehoboth; festival nears By Jen EUingsworth With Delaware's premiere jazz event less than three weeks away, music lovers will delight at the veritable smorgagbord of local and national talent that will be showcased. One of those talents, guitarist Bruce Anthony, hails from Dover. Although he's only been out on his own as a solo artist for a short while, Anthony has performed pro- fessionally since age 16. "At about age 25, I stopped playing for 15 years," said Anthony, who was born in Chester, Pa. "I didn't touch a guitar at all and I got a job. About three years ago I picked up a guitar and started playing again." ............................. - [ Keith Killgo will peform with spe- cial guest Sam Smith at Sydney's Blues & Jazz Restaurant, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3. Anthony said much of his support and along with classics by Fats Waller, Nat inspiration came from his wife, watercolor artist Lyse Anthony. "She's been very supportive of my career," he said. "We were at a concert one night, watching a guitar player. I looked at her and I said, 'I can do that.' I went out the next day and bought a guitar." Anthony said it was then.he left his full- time job as a restaurant manager and embarked upon a solo career as a musician. He said getting paid to play gigs is like a dream come true. "I count my blessings every day," he said. He developed his style while performing in different rhythm-and-blues bands in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Anthony has entertained at many fine dining establish- ments in the Cape Region and continues to perform his unique style of jazz-influenced acoustic guitar. Upcoming performances include Syd- ney's Blues & Jazz Restaurant, 7-11 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, and a jazz festival brunch, 9 a.m. to noon at the Dream Caf6 on Balti- more Avenue. Anthony said he also per- forms at Oscar's Seafood Restaurant and Eden Garden Caf6. His debut CD, "Dreams & Visions," pro- duced and recorded at his in*home studio, includes much of his originally composed and arranged material. Among his original arranged work is a unique version of Joni Mitchell's "The Jungle Line." The album also includes fellow Dover musicians Butch Cannon, Larry Gomes, Kevin Van Syckle and Mike Nielsen. "Dreams & Visions" inlcudes eight songs composed and arranged by Anthony. His repertoire includes original compositions "King" Cole and George Gershwin. For information about Anthony's gig at Sydney's Blues & Jazz Restaurant, call 227-1339. For information about the Dream C_af6, call 226-2233. In other local entertainment news...Two entertainment fundraisers have been slated to benefit the Cape Henlopen High School band's bid for the New Year's Eve parade in London. The first will be sponsored by 1776 Classic American Steakhouse in the Midway Shopping Center, Saturday, Oct. 17, and will feature the Phil Woods Quintet for 6:30 p.m and 9:30 pm. shows. Tickets for both performances are being sold sepa- rately for $25 per ticket. 1776 will present "The Jazz Legends Bar-B-Que," Sunday, Oct. 18. The Dave Shift Quartet will open at 3 p.m., followed by the Phil Woods Quin- tet at 5 p.m. Maynard Ferguson and "His Big'Bop Noveau Band" will perform at 6:30 p.m., with special guests the Cape Henlopen High School Band. Tickets for the show and barbecue are $25. For more informa- tion about the performances, call 1776 at 645-9355. The Funsters will headline the next fundraising event for the Cape High band at the BayCenter in Dewey Beach's Rudder- towne, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 31. Light fare, a cash bar, Chinese, silent auc- tion and a 50/50 raffle are also part of the festivities. Tickets are available by calling Ben King at 684-8569, Linda Beebe at 645- 5260 or Carlyn Bailey at 227-1235. REHOBOTH BEACH Arena's Bar and Deli: 149 Rehoboth Ave. (in the Village by the Sea Mall). Sun- Dover guitarist Bruce Anthony will perform at Sydney's Blues & Jazz Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, Sun- day, Oct. 4, and at the Dream Caf6 for jazz festival weekend. days are Acoustic Jam Nights. Friday, Oct. 2 - Shake Dog Shake; Saturday, Oct. 3 - Nectar; Wednesday, Oct. 7- '70s Disco Party with DJ music; Friday, Oct. 9 - The Naildrivers; Saturday, Oct. 10 - The Agita- tors. For information, call 227-1272. Celsius: 50C Wilmington Ave. Nick Wayne on piano Friday and Saturday nights. For information, call 227-5767. Dogf'mh Head Brewings & Eats: 320 Continued on page 63 Concerts at the Beach begins new winter series in Lewes Now in its fourth season of sum- mer "Concerts at the Beach" in Bethany Beach, the Sunrise Quar- tet will inaugurate a new winter series in Lewes. In a concert at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11, the quartet will present the first of several winter "Con- certs at the Beach," with a pro- gram of classical music by Mozart, Joaquin Turnia, Puccini and Dvorak. The performance will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Second and Market streets in Lewes. Osman Kivrak is artistic direc- tor of Concerts at the Beach and a member of the Sunrise Quartet. "Concerts at the Beach is becom- ing one of the most important per- forming arts events on the East Coast. In expanding the perfor- mance to Lewes, we are able to widen our aud.ience and offer an exciting array of the finest cham- ber music. Enabling us to do this is strong support from both year- round and summer residents. We look forward to a new season that will include three winter concerts in Lewes and three summer con- certs in Bethany Beach." Composed of tyro violins, a vio- la and cello, the popular Sunrise Quartet was founded in Washing- ton, D.C., in 1991. It is currently in residence with "Concerts at the Beach" and has performed on the East Coast from Florida to Penn- sylvania. In a July 25 review, "The Wash- ington Post" described the group as "resplendent" and performing with "amazingly stable informa- tion, excellent balance and ener- getic playing." The $17 concert tickets include a meet-the-artists dessert recep- tion following the concert. They are on sale in Bethany Beach at the Station Gallery, Tulip and Gary's Caf6 at Sea Colony. In Lewes, they may be purchased at Sugar and Spice and the Stepping stone and in Fenwick Island at Carolina Street. "Concerts at the Beach" is a nonprofit organization incorporat- ed in Delaware, committed to pre- senting classical music concerts, offering educational opportunities for young audiences and providing a venue for new American music. Two members of Sunrise, including Kivrak on viola and Teri Lazar on violin, performed two pieces at Nassau Valley Vineyards Saturday, Sept. 26, at a benefit to promote the inaugural Lewes con- cert on Oct. 11. Standing on a short stage and performing on their feet, Kivrak and Lazar played beautifully for an apprecia- tive crowd. The second piece, composed by Kivrak, incorporated a Turkish folk music style of music, with lyrical and energetic passages that infused the audience with joy and moved them to the verge of dance. "The board of directors of Con- certs at the Beach is dedicated to presenting the highest quality of performances possible. World- class for adults and young aud- fiences. For example next April Continued on page 64 The Sunrise Quartet will inaugurate a new winter series for Concerts at the Beach on Sunday, Oct. 11. They will perform at St. Peter's Parish Hall on Mulberry Street.