Live Jazz – The Tool Gypsies – Milton Theatre – Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 @ 8 pm

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The Tool Gypsies will be performing at the Milton Theatre, 110 Union Street on Friday, August 14 @ 8pm.

The group came together as a project of talented musicians wanting to break out into the music they loved, which was gypsy music, French Chanson, difficult jazz, and flamenco. The group comprises twin violins Susan Dabney and Stephen Sen’Gerni, guitarist Curt Heavey, and bassist Chris Levey. Violinist and singer Susan Dabney brings her phenomenal linguistic skills and haunting voice, her husband Stephen Sen’Gerni, known for his World Music violin work in Sedona, France, and India, brings gypsy culture and passionate attack, Curt Heavey, guitar phenomenon of boister fame, brings off the hook brilliance and sensitivity, and seasoned bassist Chris Levey provides the solid and elegant pocket.

Fiery gypsy violins, brooding Rumanian story songs, Thelonious Monk, Jacques Brel, flamenco, and Curt Heavey’s elegant, intellectual instrumentals, will make this a night to remember!

Tickets are available at 302-684-3038 or


Milton Historical Society, in collaboration with 205 Lavinia, announces a teacher-student art exhibition, The Marbling Group. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 26. Accomplished musician Jimmy Keane will be playing instrumental finger-style guitar for entertainment during the reception.

Diane Maurer will give a talk and demonstration on fancy watercoloring marbling and a book signing from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 25, for her republished book, “Ultimate Marbling Handbook.” Both events will be held at the Milton Historical Society, 210 Union St. in Milton.

In November, Maurer offered two workshops: Traditional Watercoloring Marbling and Drawing Designs in Color Paste. The enthusiasm of the 11 participants inspired Jeanie Greenhaugh to turn her antiquated photographic darkroom into a marbling studio to incorporate the pieces from the workshop in an exhibition.

For the last few months the group has been creating art pieces from paper, which include a faux collage of one of the stained glass windows at the Milton Historical Society, marbling on silk scarves, collages on boxes, doilies, greeting cards, marbling on wood, slate, framing and reproducing the marbling, and paste paper on canvases. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind design.

The exhibit will also display Maurer’s beautiful, exclusive line of creations which marbling, paste paper notecards, silk scarves, original framed marbling and paper paste collages.

Maurer’s marbling art has been exhibited throughout the world. Her work is represented in many museums and libraries. Commissions include designs for Godiva Chocolates, The White House and numerous book publishers. She has taught marbling throughout the United States and made guest appearances on several television shows including “Martha Stewart Living.” She is the author of 13 books about paper art and collage.

Many of these items will be available for purchase. The exhibit will run through July 24. For more information, go to

Art & Drag – A Night at the Theatre





A group of Milton artists known as the Five by Five—5×5, for short—is at it again! They are having another art show in Milton, this time at the Milton Theatre on March 6. In keeping with the group’s typically unique art shows, this one will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. with the theatre following that with “ICONS: An Evening of Drag,” starting at 8 p.m. This prompted Keith Steck, a Milton photographer and member of the 5×5 group, to quip that the art show is the opening act for the drag show. The art show is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. Tickets to the drag show are $15 each and can be purchased at

The art show will consist of paintings, photographs, and ceramics with the theme “theater.” All of the artwork is based on all forms of theater, ranging from Broadway shows and films to ballet and even theaters themselves. It includes ballerinas, stage scenes, theater masks, and a giant wave, among other subjects! The artwork is for sale and will hang throughout the theater. The show runs through May.

This 5×5 show will be the group’s third. It coincides with the start of the group’s third year. The group began when five Milton area artists—Jean Bowers, Eddie Filemyr, Aurelio Grisanty, Earle “Butch” Norman, and Raymond Petersen—approached photographer Keith Steck about painting their interpretations of five of his photographs. The name 5×5 was born. The resulting show in 2013, the group’s first, generated a huge response, with over 100 people attending the opening reception and more than half of the 30 paintings and photographs being sold. The group had an equally successful show last year with “The Miltonians.” That show added two more Milton artists to the group—painter Libby Zando and photographer Jeanie Greenhaugh—and consisted exclusively of portraits of Milton residents and was held in honor of two long-time Milton residents, Gladys Wilkins and Frankie Ditman, who had recently passed away. As with most art groups, this one has also morphed. Jeanie Greenhaugh is now part of the group; Butch Norman no longer participates; and although Raymond Petersen recently moved to New Mexico, he has art in this year’s show. The art show will also include art by Michael Bruley, one of the principals in the company managing the Milton Theatre.

The group is hoping to generate another large crowd at the theater and create another fun evening in Milton on March 6!

The Milton Theatre is located at 110 Union Street in downtown Milton, Delaware. For more information about the art show, please call Keith Steck at 302.253.8952 or email him at For more information about the theatre and upcoming events, please call the theatre at 302.684.3038, visit its website at or email