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Old 03-16-2006, 07:58 PM   #1
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4W5 Cafe Closing

I only found the 4W5 Cafe two years ago and it is already closing. It had a nice stage and never had that cramped feel that so many small clubs have.

March will be the last month for regular acts.
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Old 03-17-2006, 07:14 PM   #2
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Final Show at 4w5 Cafe Sunday April 2nd

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It is with deep regret, I must close 4W5 Café. Financially, I am broke and have had to sell the building to The Buccini/Pollin Group.


Throughout the years I have come to meet wonderful and talented people. I was always awestruck at the amount of talent that abides in our small State.


Come join me to bid a fond farewell to 4W5 Café. Our last fling will be Sunday, April 2<sup>nd</sup>. We’ll start the festivities at 2 and since it’s daylight savings time, we’ll party all night. I encourage musicians to bring their instruments; artists to bring their paints; poets to bring their poems and so on and so on. Beverages and munchies are on me.


Please bring CD’s, artwork, books of poems or any other merchandise. I’ll have tables available for you to sell your “stuff.” I’d like all in attendance to know the talent that lives in or near Wilmington.


I will remain in Wilmington and will continue my journey of helping revitalize our wonderful City, in any way I can. I wholeheartedly embrace Wilmington’s motto….a place to be <strike>somebody.</strike> Let’s make Wilmington a PLACE TO BE…………….


Polly Koster
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:11 PM   #3
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Pat Wictor and Nik Everett Sat Night at 8:00

Jeffrey and I are going to see Pat Wictor and Nik Everett Saturday night at 8:00 at the 4W5 Cafe. This is the next to last regular show before the cafe closes for good. The cover is $5

Would anyone like to join us? We might have dinner before going down there, but the cafe has a nice light menu.
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Old 03-24-2006, 08:03 PM   #4
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:43 PM   #5
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So, no free drinks then? Actually, I am more interested in Pat Wictor's music. I don't know if his playing is technically slide guitar, but the sound reminds me of it. I hope he's the first act since Jeffrey might not be in the mood for a long night out.
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Old 04-02-2006, 09:25 PM   #6
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4W5 Wrap Party

You all missed a great event. Free music, food, beer, and wine. There were bluegrass and blues jams out on the sidewalk. Indoors was some intense blues performances. The only problem I had was that it was LOUD.

I took a few video clips. All in all, a sad event but a nice party.
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Old 04-04-2006, 02:00 PM   #7
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4W5 Cafe Closing

I only discovered 4W5 Cafe last summer and am terribly saddened that it has closed. It was a real gem for listening to live music. Very relaxed and unpretentious, and lots of good music. I had been looking forward to another summer of weeks spent visiting the 4W5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays for folk/bluegrass and blues jam nights. I don't know anything similar that can replace it. If anyone has some good tips on where else to go listen to live music without having to fight the crowds, please let me know.

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Old 04-04-2006, 02:36 PM   #8
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4W5 Cafe Closing

Well that sucks. Dare I ask? Does this mean that all their former patrons are going to start posting on the cellar?

I'm still not sure who to take off my ignore list.

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Old 04-05-2006, 09:20 AM   #9
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4W5 Cafe closing

Of course it doesn't mean that. But would it be such a bad thing?

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Old 04-05-2006, 11:21 AM   #10
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Welcome to the Cellar, Tim. Not to worry, 3foot was making a sarcastic reference to some shit that doesn't involve you.
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:15 PM   #11
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Thanks for the clarification, Bruce, and for the greeting. I've been looking for a forum like the cellar since I moved to the area three and a half years ago, and so I'm glad to have finally found it.

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Old 04-05-2006, 06:58 PM   #12
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Thanks for the clarification, Bruce, and for the greeting. I've been looking for a forum like the cellar since I moved to the area three and a half years ago, and so I'm glad to have finally found it.

Tim
Welcome to the Cellar. You caught us at a bad moment due to an influx of 'kewl' newcomers. Including, apparently, one guy who got himself banned, something that is pretty rare here.

If you didn't make the 4W5 closing party, you missed a great event. Polly is maintaining the e-mail list, so if anything comes up I will post it here.

The Tuesday and Thursday Jam sessions have been relocated to the Brandywine Hotel.

I did see a notice for a church on Shipley looking for musicians for some kind of regular event, so there will be alternatives in the area. If I find anything as laid back as 4W5, I'll let everyone know.
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:04 PM   #13
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Welcome to the Cellar, Tim. Not to worry, 3foot was making a sarcastic reference to some shit that doesn't involve you.
OK FOLKS, SHOW'S OVER. GO BACK TO YOUR HOMES!

Sarcastic? Moi?

Hi Tim, welcome. The cellar is an oasis of some sort. and self policing. Maybe I was getting complacent, taking things for granted.

Anyway. I'm creeping up on 1000.

Other folks who have been members here barely a week are likely to best me.

There I go again.
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Old 04-07-2006, 01:34 PM   #14
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Rich--

Thanks for the heads-up on the Brandywine Hotel and the church on Shipley. I'm not sure what church you are referring to, but I'll figure it out. The jam nights had been my favorites, so I'll definitely check out the Brandywine Hotel and will look forward to any other announcements of laidback music events. Thanks again.

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Old 04-07-2006, 01:36 PM   #15
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Hey, 3foot--

Thanks for the welcome. I'm sure we'll be conversing some more as time goes on. I figured I was missing something contextually from your earlier posting and appreciate the clarification.

Take care.

Tim
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