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ARTS & CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Oct. 19 - Oct. 25, 2001 - 77 ENTERTAINMENT Steppin' Out Swan to perform originals Oct. 20 in Rehoboth Beach By Jen Ellingsworth Original stager, songwriter and musician Michelle Swan will make her Rehoboth Beach debut during jazz fest weekend, playing at 8 p.m.. Saturday, Oct. 20. at Legends & Lore Gallery. She was introduced to the guitar by her father, who is also a musi- cian. at age nine. and went on to study classical music and clarinet at Towson State University. Making her debut on the Baltimore and Washington. D.C. music scenes, the urban acoustic musician credits Cheryl Wheeler, Cat Stevens and Lucinda Williams as influences fop her original com- positions. Basing her works on personal experience, Swan weaves songs of love, loss and learning on her first effort, "Whistling in the Dark," nominat- ed for the Washington Area Music Association's WAMMIE award for best debut recording in 2000. Her tbllow-up album is due for release in 2002. While her Oct. 20 performance at Legends will most likely fea- ture-Swan on acoustic guitar, she is also accompanied at gigs by percussion, bass, electric guitar, cello, drums, keyboards and often backing vocals. For more information, call Legends & Lore at 226-1693. In other entertainment news... Hoping to promote Sydney's Blues & Jazz Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach as the latest Wednesday night hot spot. bar- tender/musician Steve Dadonna is coordinating Acoustic Revolution. a lineup of musicians that includes keyboard player David Zipse. bass guitarist/vocalist Paul Cullen, drummer/percussionist Mike McShane and Dadonna on guitar and vocals. While the weekly core group will remain the same. Dadonna said the project is not limited to those players and will likely see the addition of guest vocalists and musicians. "It's in its infancy," he said. "It may evolve to include others. We're looking to promote it as a local's and restaurant appreciation night...with drink specials and great music to support the local scene." The slate of performers features all locals, including Cullen, the former bass player from Bad Company ("Shooting Star," "(Feel Like) Making Love"), who recently moved to Rehoboth Beach from Florida. Stay tuned with the Cape Gazette for more details. REHOBOTH BEACH Adriatico Ristorante and Cafe: First Street and Baltimore Avenue. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20 - Tim Eyermann and Phillip James Flowers Jr. For information, call 227-9255. Arena's Bar and Deli: 149 Rehoboth Ave. (in the Village by the Sea Mall). Thursdays are Acoustic Jam Night; Sundays are Karaoke Night. Friday, Oct. 19- Red Alert Band: Satuday, Oct. 20 - Creative Vibe: Friday, Oct. 26 - Electric Velvet: Saturdays, Oct. 27 - Supertonics. For information, call 227-1272. Atlantic Sands Hotel: Baltimore Avenue and the Boardwalk. Friday, Oct. 19 - 10:30 p.m.. Cool Jazz Collective, presented by BET on Jazz: The Jazz Channel (Tickets. $18); Saturday, Oct. 20 - 10:30 p.m., Gerald Veasley with Darcus, a benefit for the American Red Cross ($20 tickets). Atlantic Seafood Company: 101 N. Boardwalk. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20 - Relatively Speaking; For information, call 227-2093. Back Porch Caf& 59 Rehoboth Ave. Saturday, Oct. 20 - The Jazz Guys; Sunday, Oct. 21 - Vickie Russell with members of Little Sister. For information, call 227-3674. Blue Moon: 35 Baltimore Ave. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20 - Peggy Raley with Brian Trainor, For information, call 227-6515. Caf Sol: Baltimore Avenue in Mariners Square. Saturday, Oct. 20 - Bruce Anthony. For information, call 227-7107. Casa Di Napoli Ristorante Italiano: 4440 Highway One. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20 - Bryan Clark sings Sinatra; For information, call 227-0550. Michelle Swan makes her Cape Region debut Saturday, Oct. 20 at Legends & Lore Gallery. Celsius: 50C Wilmington Ave. Saturday, Oct. 20 - The Art Curley Trio: Sunday, Oct. 21 - l0 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Art Curley Trio; For information, call 227- 5767. Chez La Mer: 210 Second St. Friday, Oct. 19 Craig Graham; Saturday, Oct. 20 - Van Williamson Trio. For information, call 227-6494. Cloud 9:234 Rehoboth Ave. Friday, Oct. 19 - Dreams Do Come True; Saturday, Oct. 20 - 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Vessa with David Zipse, 9 p.m., Holly Lane and Le Jazz Hot; Sunday, Oct. 21 - il a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Scott Henrichsen, For information, call 226-1999. Confetti's: I0 Wilmington Continued on page 78 Shown (l-r), jazz fest performers include Gerald Veasley, Darcus and Ike Turner. Several events,including those concerts featuring Jeffrey Osborne, David Sanborn and the Rippingtons, are already sold out- .... Many events already sold out for annual fest By Jen Ellingsworth As the Cape Region gets set to get jazzed, organizers of the Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz fes-" tival are preparing tbr perhaps the largest crowd of music lovers to descend on the area in the event's 12 year history. Dennis Santangini, president of the five-member Delaware Celebration of Jazz Inc., which produces the annual festival, said many events are already sellouts. He cited concerts by Jeffrey Osborne (8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19 at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center), The Rippingtons (! p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 at the convention center) David Sanborn (9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 at the convention center) among those events that are sold out shows. "We'll be selling standing-room only tickets one hour prior to those performances," said Santangini, who added that con- certgoers should stop by the Jazz Joint on Rehoboth Avenue next to Sydney's Blues & Jazz Restaurant noon to 5 p.m. during jazz fest weekend for tickets and informa- tion. Just how fast did the tickets for Autumn Jazz sell? Santangini said Tickets, a Redding, Pa. agency handling Autumn Jazz ticket sales, reports it has "never experienced so many phone calls" ...... Continued.0n" page 79 Cape Region to sing with the sounds of autumn jazz weeKena