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MORNING STAR • AUGUST 14 - 20, 2008

Entertainment Briefs Jazz funeral to feature silent auction

One of the most important parts of the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral on Labor Day is the Jazz Funeral Silent Auction, according to Jim McGinniss, associate chairman of the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral. The Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral Silent Auction is Friday, Aug. 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. The auction benefits the American Cancer Society and their Relay for Life program. The 23rd annual Jazz Funeral is scheduled for Labor Day beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the north end of the Bethany Beach Boardwalk. At the Jazz Funeral, spectators join in a funeral procession of mourners, along with three Dixieland jazz bands, that carry a casket with a mannequin representing the “Summer of 2008� to its final resting place at the Boardwalk Bandstand. Entertainment for the Jazz Funeral and Silent Auction is provided by the Dixie Cats, the Downtown Dixieland Band, and the Jazz Funeral Irregulars, all known as New Orleans-style Dixieland Bands. Local businesses are encouraged to participate. “The number one most favored item for our silent auction is a gift certificate for goods or services,� McGinniss said. For more information, leave a message at 302-537-1585.

Hispanic festival planned

El Centro Cultural invites the public to attend Festival Hispano on Sunday, Aug. 24 in Millsboro from noon to 6 p.m. The free event will be held at the Little League Complex on State Street in Millsboro. Formed in 1995 to provide more artistic, cultural and social programs, El Centro Cultural plays an important role in discovering and promoting local Hispanic artists. Festival Hispano is a cultural celebration for Hispanic immi-

grants who have come from many different countries to live and work in Sussex County. This year’s program features a marimba band, mariachi band, traditional Mexican dances, music from the Andes and a Puerto Rican dance group. Festival Hispano will also host two regional musical groups this year. “Urama Shikanâ€? is originally from Ecuador and specializes in traditional music and folkloric dances from the Andes region of Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and northern Chile. “Expresiones de Chileâ€? from New York will present typical dances from Chile including the national dance “La Cueca.â€? There will be a designated children’s area, coordinated by the Maranatha Church of God of Seaford, with information and activities for the whole family. The area includes a moonbounce, piĂąatas, games and information tables about social service agencies in Sussex County which target Hispanic families. Food vendors will offer tacos, pupusas and aguas frescas. To promote your business, inform the community of your services and reach thousands of Hispanic residents, visit, email or call 302-745-6828.

and earth-bound dance style with active head and upper body movements portraying hunting, tracking or fighting actions. Fancy Feather Dancers use many visual elements in regalia, face paint and movements to attract attention. These dancers have to concentrate to make sure their steps correspond with the beat of the drum and their jumps are high. Women Jingle Dancers is one of the most popular dance categories in the powwow circuit. The dance tempo is fast which requires delicate footwork to create the harmonic sound of the cones in time with the drumbeat. Other dances include the Women’s Traditional, sneak up, snake dance, round dance, rabbit dance and honor dances. For more information, visit or call 302-945-3400.

Caroline Summerfest

Caroline Summerfest, an annual family festival, is Friday, Aug. 15 and Saturday, Aug. 16 in downtown Denton, Md. Festival Highlights • A non-competitive classic and custom car cruise-in on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. on the 100 block of Market Street and a car show from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday on Market Street between the 200 and 300 blocks and Third Street • Pedestrian and mini-wagon parade led by the international African drumming and dance troupe Farafina Kan and Caroline County’s own NCHS Band of Blue, stepping off at Third and Market streets at 7 p.m. on Friday • A performance by the acclaimed U.S. Navy’s premier jazz

ensemble, the “Commodoresâ€? at 8:45 p.m. on Saturday. A specialty unit of the United States Navy Band, the group features 18 of the Navy’s top jazz and “big bandâ€? musicians • Fireworks display at 10 p.m. Saturday on Market Street. For the second year, the Choptank River Queen will be the setting for five, one-hour themed cruises at Summerfest. Festival goers can relax aboard this exquisite reproduction of an authentic 80-foot turn-of-the-century paddlewheel riverboat. Cruises will take place on Saturday. Tickets are $8 per person, $4 for ages 4 to 12 and children under 3 are free. Passengers should arrive at G. Daniel Crouse Memorial Park at least 15 minutes before departure time. For more information, call 888-786-3378 or visit

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Annual powwow to be held The 31st annual Nanticoke Indian Powwow Celebration is Sept. 6 and 7 on Route 24 in Millsboro. Powwow signs will be posted along Route 24 between Routes 113 and 1 (beach areas). On Saturday grounds open at 10 a.m. and entry is at noon with a second dance session at 4 p.m. Sunday morning begins with a worship service at 10 a.m. and entry at 1:30 p.m. The 40 crafts and food vendors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. Dances include the Grass Dancers who use a side-to-side swaying motion and come into the arena first to clear the dance area - to flatten the grass for the other dancers. The Men’s Traditional Dancers - the warriors and storytellers - have a flat-footed

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VETERAN TOM SAWYER - He witnessed the worst pain and suffering that one nation could inflict on another. Page 8 WORST NIGHTMARE - What happe...