In the Dutchess County Spotlight
The Best of Doo Wop
Music to Knock your Socks Off!
The Center for Performing Arts At Rhinebeck brings you back to the time of your life with The Best of Doo Wop, a weekend of sounds from the 50's and 60's, featuring hit makers The Brooklyn Bridge, along with many area legends.
The highlight of the weekend is Saturday night's performance. The Brooklyn Bridge, who had a million-selling record in 1968 with Jimmy Webb's "The Worst That Could Happen" and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, are making a very rare appearance in our area to headline a fundraiser for The CENTER in their intimate 165-seat theater. Opening that night are area favorites Cherished Memories. Tickets for this special evening are $70 and include admission to a special 'car hop' themed pre-show reception at 7pm. Enjoy tasty 50's style hors d'oeuvres and see a showcase of some of the finest classic cars in the region. The reception begins at 7pm and is followed by the performance at 8pm. There's only one show, and tickets are expected to go very quickly.
Saturday is sandwiched between two more nights of great music on Friday and Sunday. Friday August 24 at 8pm, The CENTER welcomes this year's winners of the Charlie Morano Lifetime Achievement Award for Musical Excellence. Named for a local drum legend, this year's honorees are Don Egery, Charlie Kniceley, Vito Petrocitto, Sr., Bobby Perrella, Ernie Bruno and Ed Husted. All the honorees perform and demonstrate why they are truly music's cream of the crop in the Hudson Valley. Sunday, August 26 at 3pm, Woodstock's own Doo Wop giants The Phantoms sing their hearts out with openers Times Square. Tickets for the Friday and Sunday performances are $26, and $24 for seniors.
Fox Oldies radio jock 'Buffalo Bob' Corsino will be on hand Saturday and Sunday to emcee. Fox Oldies turns back the hands of time and brings you radio the way radio used to be, fun, fast-paced and entertaining. Listen to the station at 1220AM, 98.9 and 94.9 for opportunities to win tickets to see The Brooklyn Bridge, as they play the best hits of the 50's 60's & 70's. For reservations, call The CENTER's box office at (845) 876-3080 or go online at www.centerforperformingarts.org