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I00 - CAPE,GAZETtE, Friday, NoV. IS---IV. 21;2002 Famed fiddler Ivers to entertain Nov. 16at Schwartz Center The Schwartz Center in Dover will feature seven-time, all-Ire- land fiddle champion Eileen Ivers at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. Fiddle champion Eileen Ivers will perform Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Schwartz Cen- ter in Dover. Ivers, who is also a veteran of the Philadelphia and international folk scene, will take the Schwartz Center stage with her exciting new band. Widely known as "the violinist from Riverdance," Ivers is also known for her trademark blue in- strument. With a brand new al- bum out on Sony records, she combines her Celtic roots with different styles of jazz, salsa, fla- menco and rock. Ivers has estabfished herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. She's been called a "sensation" by "Billboard" magazine and "'the Ji- mi Hendrix of the violin" by "The New York Times." Now she is showcasing her Irish-based fusion sound on her Sony Classical solo recording de- but Crossing the Bridge, which Frank McCourt, author of "An- gela's Ashes," has called "star- tling in its geographic variety: Spain, Africa, West Indies, Cuba and Ireland, always Ireland." The United Press referred to Crossing the Bridge as "bold conception, brilliantly executed." Ireland's "Hot Press" magazine has pro- claimed it "a certifiable classic". Ivers' recording credits include over 75 contemporary and tradi- tional albums and numerous movie scores. Her debut with the Sony Classical label was on Back to Titanic. She has toured throughout.the world and has made numerous appearances on network television both in the U.S. and abroad. Born in an Irish community of the Bronx, N. Y., Ivers began playing fiddle at the age of eight. She won seven fiddle titles, an eighth on the tenor banjo and over 30 additional medals establishing her as the most awarded competi- tor ever in the All-Ireland Cham- piouships. She graduated with honors from Iona College and continued on to post-graduate work in the field of Mathematics. To hear and read more, check out The Schwartz Center for the Arts is located in downtown Dover at the comer of State and North streets. Ring in the 2003 at CHEER center The CHEER Community Cen- ter on Sand Hill Road in George- town, invites the community to ring in the new year with CHEER. A New Year's Eve Gala dinner buffet and dance will begin at 7 p.m. for those who are enjoying dinner;, dance ticket only holders are invited to arrive at 8:30 p.m. A dinner buffet catered by the Sail Loft includes prime rib and crab imperial entrees. A cash bar will be available, and noisemak- ers, a midnight balloon drop, giveaways and a champagne toast are included. The Honeycombs, one of the most versatile bands on the Eastern Shore, will play dance tunes from the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s and the 90s. Tickets for the dinner and dance are $50 per person. Those who wish to attend the dance only pay $25. Tickets are available at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown, or by calling 854, 9500 or 854-5187. Baystar Production to offer 'C] BayStar Production Inc. will present its twelfth Christmas Re- vue, titled "That Christmas Spir- it." The production will be held Dec. 5, 12, 19 and 22 at the Lamp Post Seafood Restaurant in Re- hoboth Beach. The dinner buffet features carved prime rib, crab cakes and more. The cast is a who's who of Sus- sex County entertainment includ- ing Leslie Boslett of Milford, Chris Cordrey of Millsboro, Jen- nifer Eckerd of Dagsboro, Rick Jones of Millsboro, Kim Parker of Millsboro, Eric Tsavdar of Dags- boro and Taylor Reeves of Sel- byville. The revue is directed by Mar- jorie Eckerd, with musical direc- tion by Richard Eckerd. The show mas Spirit' will be produced by Melissa Porter. Performances wilt begin with dinner. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the show at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 22, the doors open at noon, and the matinee show be- gins at 2 p.m. Group discounts are available. Prices include gratuity. For reservations or information, call 645-1154 or 732-9214. "For People Who Know Value"