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PICK OF THE WEEK: In 1976, the...


PICK OF THE WEEK: In 1976, the band Tiffany came to Ocean City to balance work with the pleasure of being at the beach. They have been coming back ever since.

"We enjoy the beach. We're not going to work ourselves into the ground," said Don Schmitz, band leader, vocalist and keyboard player. "I try to keep the work week to 40 hours or under."

Tiffany plays a cross-section of Top-40 dance music, classic rock, some hard rock and original songs. "The band is very personable," Mr. Schmitz said. "It's a good dance band. . . . We also play a lot of music people can just listen to," he said.

Other band members are Kim Schwartz, lead female vocalist; Rick Olaguer, guitarist and lead male vocalist; Howie Zizzi, drummer and vocalist; and Chris Bender, sound technician.

Tiffany is based in Baltimore and plays there, as well as in Philadelphia, attracting audiences from 20 to 45 years old. The band has been performing at Horizons in the Sheraton in Ocean City and ends the engage Sept. 29.

ALL THAT JAZZ: Jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd and singer Ethel Ennis will be guests at Rehoboth Beach's second annual Jazz Festival Oct. 18-20. They will perform at 9 p.m. Oct. 18, at the Convention Hall. Tickets are $20 each. Call (302) 227-2233. The same day, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., musicians Jeff Irwin and Phil Miller will present a free show at Penny Lane Mall in Rehoboth Beach. Several artists will be at the bandstand in Rehoboth Beach beginning at noon Oct. 19, and there will also be free performances from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. that day at the Village by the Sea Mall. Bands will also play during Sunday brunch at local nightclubs and restaurants.

FOR HALLOWEEN: Horse-drawn hayrides, seashell hunts and puppet shows are among events planned at the Sea Witch Weekend Festival in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach Oct. 25-27. Children ages 13 and younger, escorted by an adult, may go trick or treating at local businesses following the Ghouly Gourd Gang Parade at 7 p.m. Oct. 26, beginning at the bandstand in Rehoboth Beach. Several other children's activities are planned. Call (302) 227-2233.

K. T. IN O.C.: Country singer K. T. Oslin, known for such hit rTC songs as "80s Ladies," will perform at the Convention Center at 8 p.m. Oct. 26. A former Nashville songwriter, she's also known for the songs "This Woman" and "Mary and Willie." Tickets are $17.50 each. Call 289-8311.

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