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CAPE GAZETI, Friday, October 2 - October 8, 1998 - 69 Singer Brenda Lee to appear at Dover Downs Slots Legendary pop/country singer Brenda Lee will perform at Dover Downs Slots as part of its 1998 concert series, on Oct. 16- 17. Lee began her recording career in At- lanta, at the age of 11. By the time she was in her teens, she had already recorded more than 250 songs, including the classic hits, "I'm Sorry," which has sold over 10 million copies, and "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree." Other hits include "All Alone Am I," "Fool Number 1," and "Emotions." Lee helped lay the foundation with a string of hits that gave her adopted home- town of Nashville, Tenn., crossover capa- bility, before the word "crossover" was even coined. Her success helped open the door for Nashville to become a major force in today's entertainment indus- try. In 1984, the Nation- al Academy of Recording Arts & Sci- ences bestowed on Lee the coveted G0ver- LEE nor's Award in a glit- tering Nashville ceremony held in her hon- or. The presentation marked only the fourth time in history the award was given away. Inthe mid 80s, Lee embarked on a Euro- pean tour to coincide with the release of "The Very Best of Brenda Lee," a double LP collection marketed in Britain. Within several weeks, the album was in the top 10 competing with acts such as Du- ran, Duran; Wham!; and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. By the time Lee returned to America, she had collected gold and silver records for the album, as well as four of Holland's top mu- sical awards. One reason for Lee's continued success is her ability to adapt to today's music scene. She remains aware of musical trends and has a keen ear. for what will best enhance her music, reach her established audience and win an even wider audience, not only for herself but also for the business she loves. "i'm everybody's biggest fan, be- cause I truly respect and love the music in- dustry and the people in it," Lee said. Lee is also a tireless supporter of a num- ber of charitable organizations. She will of- ten lend not only her name, but also her boundless energy and time to each cause close to her heart. "I think we're all starting to realize in the music business that we're a family," Lee said. "A family with a lot of potential to do good work for the world around us." Tickets to see Brenda Lee at Dover Downs Slots range from $20 to $42.50. Showtimes are 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 17. For more information or to order tickets, call Dover Downs Slots at 302-674-4600, Ext. 777.