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Entertainment Schedule

Starring The Jim Ferris Trio
Aug
18
9:00 PM21:00

Starring The Jim Ferris Trio

Sexy saxophone with Jim Ferris, percolating percussion with Manny Santos, and phenomenal piano playing with Duke Ladd! These swingin' cats pack the joint, with Music for the Smart Set to dance and romance the night away. Come early for a good seat, although you may not need one 'cuz you'll want to punish the parquet with all that jazz! 

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Starring Danny Korzelius
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

Starring Danny Korzelius

Danny K plays a night of all requests from his massive songbook of 500 pop classics. And it's "Wine Down Wednesday," with $15 bottles of delicious French & Chilean wines. Bring your dancing queen gal pals and be prepared to party rowdy with the Dan Man! 

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Starring Robert Griffin, Piano & Vocals
Aug
24
9:00 PM21:00

Starring Robert Griffin, Piano & Vocals

Piano magic from Robert Griffin A.K.A. Griffanzo - where Duke Ellington meets Tom Waits, Count Basie jumps Mose Allison, plus Dixieland, some Blues, and all your favorite standards, wow!  Former pianist of the Squirrel Nut Zippers and the ‘Round Midnight Trio. Throw in a side of cockTAILS and you’re set for a fun evening! Check him out at www.reverbnation.com/griffanzo

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Inside Starring Lemetrius & Lee
Aug
25
9:00 PM21:00

Inside Starring Lemetrius & Lee

R & B, soul, jazz, and gospel, sung with verve and vivacity by the classy Lemetrius Nolan, accompanied by arranger/singer/songwriter and master of the keyboard, Lee Jamison. A fabulous duo who will musically transport you with her soaring vocals and his passionate piano.  You do not want to miss them!

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Starring The Jim Ferris Trio
Aug
31
9:00 PM21:00

Starring The Jim Ferris Trio

Sexy saxophone with Jim Ferris, percolating percussion with Manny Santos, and phenomenal piano playing with Duke Ladd! These swingin' cats pack the joint, with Music for the Smart Set to dance and romance the night away. Come early for a good seat, although you may not need one 'cuz you'll want to punish the parquet with all that jazz! 

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Starring Lemetrius & Lee
Aug
17
9:00 PM21:00

Starring Lemetrius & Lee

R & B, soul, jazz, and gospel, sung with verve and vivacity by the classy Lemetrius Nolan, accompanied by arranger/singer/songwriter and master of the keyboard, Lee Jamison. A fabulous duo who will musically transport you with her soaring vocals and his passionate piano.  You do not want to miss them!

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Starring Donna Merritt & Mary Anne Hewett, Piano & Vocals
Aug
15
8:00 PM20:00

Starring Donna Merritt & Mary Anne Hewett, Piano & Vocals

Join us for great All-American music and fun with Wilmington's Grande Dame of the Piano. Elegant and swell-egant, famous throughout The South for her unique musical stylings, Ms. Donna pours her passion into the piano with sparkle, vivacity, and Southern charm. Tonight, Mary Anne Hewett joins Donna on vocals, performing The Great American Songbook, plus jazz to country, ballads to rock and roll!

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Starring Jim Nelson
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

Starring Jim Nelson

From Airlie Gardens to Pleasure Island’s Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival to WHQR Radio’s “live” Soup-to-Nuts broadcast and Ted's Fun on the River, Louisiana born-and-bred Jim Nelson has sung the blues and played for laughs all over our region - on air, land, and sea! Jim brings a little bit of New Orleans to wherever he plays, and tonight, he’s bringin’ it DWNTWN to Tails! Don’t miss his command performance with us!  Check out his original works and covers at https://www.reverbnation.com/jimnelson7.  And read more about Jim at http://www.starnewsonline.com/entertainment/20170517/blues-has-strong-hold-on-wilmington-band-nelson-amp-rock-a-fellas.

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Starring Lemetrius & Lee
Aug
10
9:00 PM21:00

Starring Lemetrius & Lee

R & B, soul, jazz, and gospel, sung with verve and swerve by the classy Lemetrius Nolan, accompanied by arranger/singer/songwriter and master of the keyboard, Lee Jamison. A fabulous duo who will musically transport you with her soaring vocals and his passionate piano.  You do not want to miss them - plus, IT'S FRIDAY, YAY!

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Starring Kyng Bea
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Starring Kyng Bea

There's a whole other side to Kyng Bea when he goes solo!  You'll love his pop standards plus original songs from his just released CD, "Outside the Mason Jar."  In it, "like an Ocean under a Magenta Sky, Kyng Bea explores the depths of Rhythm & Blues with an expressive pop twist! blended with Cream-colored soul."

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Starring Jim Nelson
Aug
3
9:00 PM21:00

Starring Jim Nelson

From Airlie Gardens to Pleasure Island’s Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival to WHQR Radio’s “live” Soup-to-Nuts broadcast and Ted's Fun on the River, Louisiana born-and-bred Jim Nelson has sung the blues and played for laughs all over our region - on air, land, and sea! Jim brings a little bit of New Orleans to wherever he plays, and tonight, he’s bringin’ it DWNTWN to Tails! Don’t miss his debut performance with us!  Check out his original works and covers at https://www.reverbnation.com/jimnelson7.  And read more about Jim at http://www.starnewsonline.com/entertainment/20170517/blues-has-strong-hold-on-wilmington-band-nelson-amp-rock-a-fellas.

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Starring Kyng Bea
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

Starring Kyng Bea

There's a whole other side to Kyng Bea when he goes solo!  You'll love his pop standards plus original songs from his just released CD, "Outside the Mason Jar."  In it, "like an Ocean under a Magenta Sky, Kyng Bea explores the depths of Rhythm & Blues with an expressive pop twist! blended with Cream-colored soul."

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Starring Danny Korzelius
Aug
1
8:00 PM20:00

Starring Danny Korzelius

Danny K plays a night of all requests from his massive songbook of 500 pop classics. And it's "Wine Down Wednesday," with $15 bottles of delicious French & Chilean wines. Bring your dancing queen gal pals and be prepared to party rowdy with the Dan Man! 

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USO North Carolina Cabaret Benefit Concert
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

USO North Carolina Cabaret Benefit Concert

Ten talented and gorgeous North Carolina gal singers and three Broadway actors join forces under the direction of theatrical producer Ray Kennedy, who'll accompany on piano, to perform a fabulous Evening of Cabaret. A concert to benefit North Carolina military and their families, admission is free, and donations in any denomination are welcome.

Tails is thrilled to host this spectacular Cabaret-and-Cocktails songfest, from 7 till 9 pm. Come early for a good seat; this show will be SRO, we know!

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Inside Starring Danny Korzelius & Mack Howard, Piano & Percussion
Jul
28
9:00 PM21:00

Inside Starring Danny Korzelius & Mack Howard, Piano & Percussion

Danny K plays a night of all requests from his massive songbook of 500 pop classics. And tonight he's joined by Mack Howard on drums! Not only that, but the Outside Patio will play host to The Beehive Blondes in a Retro Dance Party! It's going to be a swell night of dancing and prancing at Tails, the ONLY place you'll want to be TONIGHT!

Please Note that tonight, the side room is reserved for a semi-private Birthday Party, but all other seating is, as always, first come, first served. 
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Starring The Jim Ferris Trio
Jul
27
9:00 PM21:00

Starring The Jim Ferris Trio

Sexy saxophone with Jim Ferris, percolating percussion with Manny Santos, and phenomenal piano playing with Duke Ladd! These swingin' cats pack the joint, with Music for the Smart Set to dance and romance the night away. Come early for a good seat, although you may not need one 'cuz you'll want to punish the parquet with all that jazz! 

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Starring Tom Noonan
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Starring Tom Noonan

Pop classics, a smidge of Gershwin, and a smattering of Cole Porter combine for a swell night of dance and romance with ebullient piano man Tom Noonan!  It's another soggy night in Wilmington town, so get your umbrella and shake it up! Come to Tails and chase your rainy day blues away with the sunshine-y music of Tom Noonan.

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"Sunset Boulevard" Preview Performance
Jul
25
10:00 PM22:00

"Sunset Boulevard" Preview Performance

Tonight, Tails presents double-header musical entertainment, first with Kyng Bea on piano at 7:30, followed at 10 pm by a preview performance of the Tony-winning Broadway musical “Sunset Boulevard" by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  The entire cast of the Opera House Theatre production directed by Ray Kennedy will sing numbers from the show you WILL want to see, opening August 1 at Thalian Hall.  

THE "SUNSET BOULEVARD" CAST:

Cassandra Vallery  (Norma Desmond)
Eric Johan   (Joe Gillis)
Cameron Cox   (Betty Schaefer)
George Domby   (Max)
Jason Aycock  (Sammy)
Beth Swindell  (Joanna)
Sydney Martin (Mary)
Joe Basquill  (Myron)

Director:  Ray Kennedy
Musical Director:   Timothy Maddocks

Based on the 1950 Billy Wilder-directed movie of the same name, “Sunset Boulevard” is the story of Norma Desmond, the "greatest star of all" who ruled the silent film era but didn't make the transition to "talkies," and her quest to become relevant again. She lives in a decaying mansion on the storied street of the title, along with her devoted butler (and first husband) Max. A young screenwriter agrees to tailor a screenplay for Norma's comeback ("it's not a comeback, it's a RETURN!") while taking up residence in the mansion. Romance and tragedy ensue. Famous lines are uttered ("And now Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my closeup.")

The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical starred Glenn Close, who won the Tony, in the 1995 American premiere, and Patti Lupone, Betty Buckley, and Elaine Page, all of whom were nominated for London's Olivier award, in the 1993-95 London productions.

Tails will run the original black-and-white Hollywood movie starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden on a loop on their big-screen TV as backdrop for the evening.  It's going to be a Great Big Broadway Night at Tails, and one you don't want to miss!

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Starring Donna Merritt & Daniel Lee Butler, Piano & Vocals
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

Starring Donna Merritt & Daniel Lee Butler, Piano & Vocals

Join us for great All-American music and fun with Wilmington's Grande Dame of the Piano. Elegant and swell-egant, famous throughout The South for her unique musical stylings, Ms. Donna pours her passion into the piano with sparkle, vivacity, and Southern charm. Daniel Lee Butler adds a bodacious Broadway belt to Ms. Donna's merry melodies.

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Starring Alexis Raeana & Kyng Bea
Jul
21
9:00 PM21:00

Starring Alexis Raeana & Kyng Bea

She's gorgeous, he's fabulous, and they can sing just as good as they look! Fasten your seatbelts for Alexis and Kyng Bea's  blazing duets, and come see why fans flock to Tails whenever they perform their "Sophisticated Standards with a Twist!"  Saturday Night will never be better - come out and dance your Tail off!

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Starring Kyng Bea
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Starring Kyng Bea

There's a whole other side to Kyng Bea when he goes solo!  You'll love his pop standards plus original songs from his just released CD, "Outside the Mason Jar."  In it, "like an Ocean under a Magenta Sky, Kyng Bea explores the depths of Rhythm & Blues with an expressive pop twist! blended with Cream-colored soul."

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Starring Lemetrius & Lee
Jul
14
9:00 PM21:00

Starring Lemetrius & Lee

R & B, soul, jazz, and gospel, sung with vivacity by the sassy, classy Lemetrius Nolan, accompanied by arranger/singer/songwriter and master of the keyboard, Lee Jamison. A fabulous duo who will musically transport you with her soaring vocals and his passionate piano.  

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Starring The Jim Ferris Trio
Jul
13
9:00 PM21:00

Starring The Jim Ferris Trio

Sexy saxophone with Jim Ferris, percolating percussion with Manny Santos, and phenomenal piano playing with Duke Ladd! These swingin' cats pack the joint, with Music for the Smart Set to dance and romance the night away. Come early for a good seat, although you may not need one 'cuz you'll want to punish the parquet with all that jazz! 

 

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