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agatha christie_spiderwebThe Tred Avon Players (TAP) begin their 2013 season this week with Agatha Christie’s “The Spider’s  Web,”  an intriguing comedy murder mystery. Christie, “spins a web of deceit that proves  humorous yet fatal.”  The 1954 play was apparently written specifically for its original star, Margaret Lockwood, who wished a role in a comedy thriller in lieu of her usual portrayal of an evil woman.  This was during what many consider  the peak of Christie’s West End career.

The New Yorker describes John Mayall as “..the headmaster of the British blues-rock scene,” and reminded this reader recently that his Bluesbreakers band at various times included Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Mick Taylor, to name a few. Mayall and his current band will be stopping in Easton at the Avalon Theatre this Saturday. He’s known predominantly for his guitar playing, but boomers may know him best from his harmonica solo in “Room to Move.”

John Mayall - blues guitar master plays the Avalon Theatre Saturday, February 9.

John Mayall – blues guitar master plays the Avalon Theatre Saturday, February 9.

Thursday, February 7 – 7 pm:  TAP Presents The Spider’s Web  Also showing Friday and Saturday, February 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 – 8pm, Sunday February 10, 17, 24 at 2 pm.  Oxford Community Center, Oxford, MD.  410-226-0061

Saturday, February 9 –  8 pm: John Mayall at the Avalon Theatre  The legendary blues guitarist returns.  Tickets $50. 40 E Dover St., Easton, MD  21601  410 822 7299.

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