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War singer-keyboardist and original founder Lonnie Jordan

When the legendary funk band War put that question to music in 1975, the song echoed a cry for peace that had infiltrated anti-Vietnam America for years. Headed by singer-keyboardist and original founder Lonnie Jordan, War graces The Grand February 11. A musical force of the 1970s, War was responsible for “The Cisco Kid,” “Low Rider,” and many other hits. The band briefly halted recording during the 1980s, yet despite the loss of a few key members, it never stopped touring. You’ll have to resist the urge to flick your Bic at The Grand, but, says executive director Steve Bailey, “The fun and energy of this group and its music should fit nicely with the new fun and energy of a changing downtown Wilmington.” For more, call 652-5577, or visit thegrandwilmington.org —Maria Hess

 

 

Page 2: Secrets Revealed

 

Secrets: “The Model (Thursday Sketch Class)” by Frances Oler will be on display at the Biggs Museum in Dover through February 20. Image courtesy of the Rehoboth Art League

Secrets Revealed

The Rehoboth Art League and the Biggs Museum of American Art team up for “Behind Blue Doors: Famous Creations From The Rehoboth Art League” through February 20. The exhibit unveils the secrets of the league’s permanent art collection. Held at the Biggs, in Dover, the show offers artists in Sussex an opportunity to display their paintings. Since RAL’s opening in the 1930s, it has been a focal point for local artists, but due to its space constraints and limited climate-controlled areas, there has been little opportunity for artists to display en masse, so this is a great opportunity for artists and afficionadoes alike. For more, call 674-2111, or visit biggsmuseum.org.

 

 


Page 3: See This

 

CTC Community Series playwright Alex Dremann

 

See This

City Theater Company presents its Community Series February 25-March 5. Each season, CTC selects works from local and regional playwrights ingenres such as comedy, drama, musical and, as the organizers say, “animal, mineral, vegetable.” Here’s your chance to see up-and-coming Delaware talent. For more, visit city-theater.org, or call 220-8285.

 

 

 

Page 4: A Blonde Moment

 

A Blonde Moment

If you loved Mae West—and what red-blooded male didn’t?—you’ll also love Claudia Shear’s play “Dirty Blonde,” presented by the Clear Space Theatre Company at the Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts February 3-13. Four actors play 18 roles in this love story about the bawdy star who described herself as being “a woman of very few words, but lots of action.” For more, visit ClearSpaceProductions.org, or call 227-2270. 

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