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Lou Christie and Gary US Bonds

FM Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Joe Nardone presents an incredible five act “Oh What a Night of Doo Wop and Legends, Volume 2” on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Tickets previously purchased will be honored on September 11, 2021. Headlining the show is the legendary Jay and the Americans. Starting in 1962, JATA charted twelve top 10 records on the Billboard charts. Their hits include the amazing “Cara Mia,” “She Cried,”

“Only in America,” “Come a Little bit Closer,” “Let’s Lock the Door (and Throw Away the Key),” “This Magic Moment,” “Some Enchanted Evening” and “Walkin in the Rain.” Original members Sandy Yaguda, Howie Kirchenbaum and Marty Kupersmith, as well as lead singer Jay Reincke, continue to thrill fans around the world.

Pennsylvania native “Lightning” Lou Christie is world famous for his soaring falsetto vocal prowess, still intact after all these years. Co-writer of most of his hits (unusual in the 1960s), Lou’s signature smash was “Lightning Strikes,” which hit #1 in the US and Canada on his 23rd birthday. Other hits included “The Gypsy Cried,” “Two Faces Have I,” “Rhapsody in the Rain,” “I’m Gonna Make you Mine” and “Beyond the Blue Horizon.”

Appearing at the Kirby Center for the first time is Brian Hyland. At age 16, Brian had his biggest hit, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini,” a #1 Billboard smash. Other hits included “Let me Belong to You,” “Sealed with a Kiss” (#3 on charts), “Ginny Come Lately,” “Warmed Over Kisses (Left Over Love),” “The Joker Went Wild” and “Gypsy Woman”(#3).

Gary US Bonds had major hits in the early 1960s, including #1 smash "Quarter to Three." Other hits include 'New Orleans" (#6 on the charts), "School is Out (#5), "Dear Lady Twist" (#9) and "Twist, Twist Senora." (#9). In the 1980's, Bonds collaborated with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, resulting in "This Little Girl" (#11) and "Out of Work" (#21). Gary also co-wrote "She's All I Got" in 1972. Recorded by Johnny Paycheck, it was nominated for Country Music Song of the Year.

Opening the show are The Fireflies, a doo wop group from Long Island. Their hits were "You Were Mine" and "I Can't Say Goodbye." They were the first all-white vocal harmonizing group to perform at the world famous Apollo Theatre and are the perfect opening act for the show. Five great acts; one great night of countless hits. Thanks to fans for keeping our great music alive!

Tickets are on sale now at the Kirby Center Box Office, by phone at (570) 826-1100 or on the web at www.kirbycenter.org. For more information, please contact Joe Nardone at (570) 829-3603.

The Midtown Men

Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St, Gettysburg, PA

THE MIDTOWN MEN: The high-octane musical tour de force, celebrating the best of the ‘60s.

CATCH US ON PBS! http://www.pbs.org/stationfinder/

From Boys to Men. THE MIDTOWN MEN reunites Stars From The Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys, making them the first vocal group ever formed by the principal cast of a high-profile Broadway show. After sharing the stage for over a thousand performances, Tony® Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony® Award nominee J. Robert Spencer decided to take their signature sound and chemistry to audiences everywhere, bringing to life their favorite 1960s hits.

The New York Times says, “Sidling up to the microphone, the singers had the air of the Rat Pack, Motown and a nightclub act rolled into one,” while the New York Daily News proclaims, “The Midtown Men sound as crisp as their Rat Pack-inspired suits. Their voices blend together so flawlessly on stage.” After a recent performance with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, The Oklahoman praised the Midtown Men for “a joyous and nostalgic trip through the music of the 1960s with terrific orchestral charts,” adding, “this high-spirited evening kicked the audience’s adrenaline into overdrive.”

TOMMY: A 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Patchogue Theater, 71 East Main St, Patchogue, NY

TOMMY: A 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Tommy features the band Wonderous Stories with special guest musicians and powerful Broadway voices performing The Who's iconic album in its entirety.

A full-blown rock opera about a deaf, dumb, and blind boy, Tommy launched The Who to international superstardom and is a must hear for enthusiasts.

Written almost entirely by Pete Townshend, The Who's Tommy was hailed as a breakthrough album upon its release and contains iconic hit songs such as "I'm Free," "Pinball Wizard," "Sensation," "Christmas," "We're Not Gonna Take It," and the dramatic ten-minute instrumental "Underture."

This spectacular evening celebrating this ground breaking album features the band Wonderous Stories with special guest musicians and powerful Broadway voices:

Justin Matthew Sargent: Spiderman, Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ Superstar

Lana Gordon: Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King

Michael Wartella: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tuck Everlasting, Wicked

Oct13

Band of Bones

Cutting Room, 44 E 32nd St, New York, NY

Band of Bones at the Cutting Room October 13th, 2019 - October 13th, 2019 6:00PM-7:30PM The Cutting Room 44 East 32nd St. (between Madison and Park) Band of Bones is excited to return to the Cutting Room, one of the hippest venues in New York! We'll be playing one 90-minute set from 6;00-7:30 PM on Sunday October 13th with a $25 admission with a $20 minimum. We'll be featuring Mercedes Ellington and Antoinette Montague as well as a special surprise guest artist. You can order advance tickets at www.thecuttingroomnyc.com.

Steven Maglio Tribute to Sinatra

Friars Club, 57 E. 55th St, New York, NY

FRIARS CLUB is Open to the Public for

Steven Maglio & his Orchestra

performing NOT Just Sinatra

A program of Sinatra's signature songs and

others not so closely associated with Frank

Fall Doo Wop Cavalcade

American Music Theater, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA

The pure vocal harmonies of our Fall Doo Wop Cavalcade performers will have you singing along and reminiscing to some of your favorite tunes. Join us as we welcome these great Doo Wop artists to our stage: Jay & The Americans, Dennis Tufano, the voice of The Buckinghams, The Chiffons, The Classics, Joey Dee, and Johnnie Farina.

Steven Maglio Tribute to Sinatra

Friar's Club, 57 E 55th Street, New York, NY

FRIARS CLUB is Open to the Public for

Steven Maglio & his Orchestra

performing NOT Just Sinatra

A program of Sinatra's signature songs and others not so closely associated with Frank

Sep15

Band of Bones

Club Bonafide, 121 E. 52nd Street, New York, NY

Come hear Antoinette Montague and the Band of Bones performing several of my arrangements for vocalist, 8 trombones (!) and rhythm section!

BAND of BONES returns to CLUB BONAFIDE September 15th, 2019 - September 15th, 2019 8:00PM-9:30PM Club Bonafide 212 East 52nd St. NYC 3rd floor Band of Bones shines the spotlight on vocalist ANTOINETTE MONTAGUE for this performance. Also featured will be MERCEDES ELLINGTON and "the best big band you've never heard about!" Seating is limited, so purchase advance tickets now at http://clubbonafide.com/event/gg-2/ $20

Jul25

Vintage Bliss

Boardwalk Concert Series, Riverside Blvd, Long Beach, NY

FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES ON THE BEACH The City of Long Beach has announced their 2019 Summer Concert Series dates which begin July 2nd and run through August 29h. The popular series is free for residents and visitors and showcases a variety of musical entertainment. This year’s schedule includes everything from classic rock to country and will include iconic favorites such as Alive n 'Kicking and Six Gun Country, Tribute Bands including Cold Spring Harbor, BonJourney and new this Huey Lewis & The New Tribute Band and local bands like F.O.G. and T'basco Road. The series will also feature many new acts including, The Legendary Murphy's, Just 60's and Finnegan Blue.

This year we will present concerts four nights a week. Please note: all concerts will take place on Riverside Boulevard beach at 8pm and unless otherwise noted. Some larger concerts or special events such as the Fireworks will take place on Long Beach Boulevard.

"The beach concert series is a great tradition here in our city by the sea, said Parks and Recreation Assistant Superintendent Paul Ferrante. Our team has worked very hard to compile a diverse and talented lineup with something for everyone! Come on down with your family and friends and enjoy a night under the stars on our beautiful beach."

Please bring a beach chair or blanket, and why not order dinner to the beach while enjoying the shows. Thank you to our generous sponsors, Samson, Skudin Surf, Puma Auto Body, Park Avenue Extended Care and the CSEA.

All shows begin at 8:00pm unless otherwise noted. You can download a printable concert schedule by clicking here.

Jul24

Gary US Bonds on the Atlantic City Boardwalk

Kennedy Plaza, 2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ

Gary U.S. Bonds - Classic rock star known for his classic hits “Quarter to Three” “Down to New Orleans”

The flavor of the Big Easy comes to Kennedy Plaza every Wednesday from 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm for 12 weeks, beginning June 19th. Tony Mart’s will present concerts by some of the greatest Classic Rock, New Orleans Rhythm and Blues, Reggae, Funk, Blues Rock, Roots Rock, Americana and world music performers on the scene today.

Free Concerts at Kennedy Plaza, 2301 Boardwalk 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm