By Scott Tady
Posted Aug 12, 2018 at 2:01 AM
Buddy Holly fans can look forward to Oct. 9.
’Cause that’ll be the day Not Fade Away: The Ultimate Buddy Holly Experience launches the Beaver Valley Community Concert Association’s 2018-19 concert season at Beaver Falls Middle School.
This is no meek tribute band, Not Fade Away boasts on its website, backing that up with a YouTube sizzle reel that shows its musicians cranking out early rock/rockabilly tunes by Holly and his tour mates Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.
“Not Fade Away wants to create a new show that will keep this music relevant, give it edge, bring it into today’s music scene, while not forgetting the importance of the music’s place in history and the impact it had on the world,” the website said.
Not Fade Away and its colorful stage show won’t just dwell on Holly and the gang’s fateful final flight and “The Day the Music Died,” instead playing up the angle that he and his contemporaries were rock pioneers. Remember: The Beatles took their insect name in homage to Holly’s band, the Crickets. Holly hits like “Not Fade Away,” “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue” and “Everyday” have stood the test of time.
Not Fade Away said it hopes “to revamp and re-gift those songs to a new generation so that they may last another 50 years.”
Another tribute band will bookend the Beaver Valley Community Concert Association’s new season.
Beginnings: The Ultimate Tribute to Chicago will perform May 16, 2019, at Beaver Falls Middle School, treating the audience to hits by classic-rock band Chicago, such as “Saturday In the Park” and “You’re The Inspiration.” Beginnings began in 2002, and has played Las Vegas and Atlantic City casinos and Disney’s Epcot Center.
Here’s the BVCCA’s full 2018-19 season:
Oct. 9 — Not Fade Away (the Buddy Holly Experience).
Nov. 14 — Pop! Goes the Classics, featuring Mac Frampton.
April 15, 2019 — Malpass Brothers a retro/classic country group.
May 16, 2019 — Beginnings: The Ultimate Tribute to Chicago.
“The officers and board of the BVCCA are very excited about this season because we feel it offers our subscribers great variety, starting with the Buddy Holly Experience, keeping music of the past pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll relevant for today,” concert series spokeswoman Rhonda Ficca said. “Then we are bringing back world-renowned pianist Mac Frampton, whom we have had several times over the years, but this time with Pop Goes the Classics that is sure to bring the house down.”
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $20 ($5 per students) or with a $50 season subscription for adults ($10 students).
For subscriptions, call Peg Dehart at 724-843-2941 or mail a payment to 604 Sixth Ave., Beaver Falls, PA 15010.
I guess I did OK emceeing last season’s ABBA tribute show, since Ficca invited me back to emcee the Chicago tribute.
She didn’t tell me how early I should arrive, though.
I’ll assume its 25, or six, to four.
BEAVER FALLS — The Four Freshmen and an Abba tribute group kick off the 2017-18 Beaver Valley Community Concert Association concert series.
Concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Beaver Falls Middle School Auditorium.
“This season is a musical explosion of the past hits like the Four Freshmen and Abba Fab and two other shows that will bring the house down with the amazing talent of Sidestreet Strutters and Las Vegas headliner Tony Pace,” BVCCA spokeswoman Rhonda Ficca said.
Sept. 19– The Four Freshmen, with four-part vocal harmonies over a jazz-pop sound.
Oct. 9– Abba Fab, a multi-media tribute concert featuring the famous hits of Swedish pop group Abba such as “Waterloo,” “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen.”
April 24, 2018– Side Street Strutters, a jazz and vocal group that’s performed at numerous U.S. and European jazz festivals and entertained Disneyland guests over the past 22 years.
May 10, 2018– Tony Pace, a Las Vegas and Atlantic City headliner who performed with the show band Boston Pace and in the musical comedy “Up On The Roof” (renamed “Growing Up Italian”).
A four-show subscription costs $50 for adults, $10 for students, and is on sale now. Make checks payable to Beaver Valley Community Concert Association, and mailed to chairwoman Peg Denhart, 604 Sixth Ave., Patterson Heights, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.
Tickets at the door will cost $20 for adults and $5 for students.
More information is at bvcommunityconcert.org or by calling 724-843-2941.
The Times article by Scott Tady
BEAVER FALLS — Tickets are on sale for the annual Beaver Valley Community Concert Association concert series.
The 2016-17 series at the Beaver Falls Middle School Auditorium includes four nationally touring acts:
The Four Lads, Sept. 20.
Mac Frampton presents “That Mancini Magic,” Nov. 10.
Tenore, April. 27, 2017.
Equinox Little Big Band, May 11, 2017.
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.
“We are very excited as usual about our upcoming season, but especially thrilled to bring back two acts,” Beaver Valley Community Concert Association publicist Rhonda Ficca said.
“The Four Lads were a huge hit in 2009, and so we want our subscribers to know we hear their suggestions. We have enjoyed concert pianist Mac Frampton back in seasons 2000-01, ’05-06 and ’09-10. Now Frampton is performing “That Mancini Magic” which will be a musical extravaganza with the rhythm section of bass and percussion. Our local connection to Henry Mancini — the multi-faceted composer, conductor and arranger who attended Aliquippa High School — enhances the excitement for this show as we hear music from his film and television scores.”
Individual tickets for each show cost $20 (students pay $5).
BVCC Membership, which includes a ticket to all four shows, costs $50 (students pay $10).
For advance tickets, mail a check or money order to Membership Chair Peg Denhart, 604 Sixth Ave., (Patterson Heights), Beaver Falls, PA 15010. For further questions, call Denhart at 724-843-2941.
The Four Lads trace their history to 1950 when the original group was signed by Columbia Records as backing singers who performed on several hits including Johnnie Ray’s chart-topping “Cry.” The Toronto group’s first gold record on its own, “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” found new life in 1990 when remade as a hit by alt-rock band They Might Be Giants.
Concert pianist Frampton has played with the Boston Pops and symphonies in St. Louis, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Cincinnati and Atlanta, as well as sharing the stage with Glen Campbell and Roberta Flack.
Tenore sings classical pop-era songs, and has won Canada’s GMA and Covenant awards for faith-based artists.
The Equinox Little Big Band has been described as “a cross between ‘Prairie Home Companion’ and the ‘Dean Martin Variety Show'” by Hazleton, Pa., newspaper the Standard Speaker. The group’s covers range from Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., Roy Orbison, Ray Charles and Johnny Mercer.
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BEAVER FALLS — Paul McCartney music, Broadway show tunes and ’50s-’60s rock ‘n’ roll hits are on tap for the Beaver Valley Community Concert Association’s 2015-16 concert series. Subscriptions go on sale Sunday for the four-show lineup, which, as always, offers a variety of live music and colorful storytelling in the Beaver Falls Middle School Auditorium.
Sept. 28 –“Wonderful Wizard of Song,” an off-Broadway multimedia show celebrating the life and music of Harold Arlen (“Somewhere Over the Rainbow”). Produced by BVCCA regulars Matt Davenport Productions, with a multitalented cast of five accompanied by piano and bass.
Nov. 5 — Brian Roman, a singer whose repertoire includes Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Paul Anka, Rod Stewart and Van Morrison.
April 27, 2016 — “Bandstand Boogie,” featuring the Diamonds, a quartet that sings rock ‘n’ roll from the 1950s and early ’60s, including their original lineup’s million-seller “Little Darlin’.”
May 17, 2016 — “The McCartney Years.” A tribute show re-creating the magic of a 1970s-era Paul McCartney & Wings concert, which also includes Beatles gems such as “Let it Be” and “The Long and Winding Road.”
While boasting of famous and familiar songs, the four-show series still is capable of expanding musical minds, BVCCA spokeswoman Rhonda Ficca said.
“As Americans, we need to know about all genres of music,” Ficca said. “Adults can bring their grandchildren to any one of these shows and be educated with world-class entertainment of classic songs.” Ficca said Roman “will remind us all about being a dreamer with his incredible voice, as he left his insurance job to pursue music. He was one of our biggest hits a couple years ago and is back by popular demand.” The Diamonds, too, are back because so many people thoroughly enjoyed their last Beaver Falls show, Ficca said. “We anticipate another extraordinary season that will appeal to all ages,” she said.
What: Beaver Valley Community Concert Association subscriptions are on sale now. All shows take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Beaver Falls Area Middle School Auditorium.
Cost: $40 for adult season tickets ($10 for students).
Ticket prices at the door will be $20 for adults, $5 for students.
For advance tickets, mail a check or money order to Membership Chair Peg Denhart, 604 Sixth Ave., (Patterson Heights), Beaver Falls, PA 15010.
For further questions, call Denhart at 724-843-2941.
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Remembering Ricky in Beaver Falls – Come to the Beaver Falls Middle School Auditorium. $20 at door Adults, $5 Students, or use your season pass with the Beaver Valley Community Concert Association!!!!
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Beaver Falls concert series announced – Beaver County Times
BEAVER FALLS — From Music City and a bunch of “Jersey Boys,” to ol’ Blue Eyes and a rising pop-opera talent, a wide span of music will be celebrated in the Beaver Valley Community Concert Association’s 2014-15 season.
Four concerts are slated for the Beaver Falls Middle School Auditorium, starting Sept. 15 with “Live from Nashville” starring singers and dancers from Matt Davenport Productions performing to songs ranging from Hank Williams and Patsy Cline to today’s country stars.
The next show, Oct. 15, features Fernando Varela, who finished fourth out of 75,000 hopefuls on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” and is under the tutelage of musical star-maker David Foster.
“The pop-opera crossover tenor Fernando Varela show is going to blow you out of your seat,” BVCCA spokeswoman Rhonda Ficca said. “We were lucky to book him, and even Barbra Streisand says he’s going to be a star.”
The BVCCA season continues in 2015 with a March 23 “Simply Sinatra” show starring Las Vegas and national touring artist Steve Lippia backed by a 10-piece band.
The April 30 season finale, “Let’s Hang On,” features eight seasoned entertainers preserving the music and style of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.
Season subscriptions are $40 for adults and $10 for students.
Individual tickets at the door cost $20 for adults and $5 for students.
For more information call Claire Mervis at 724-846-4378 or visit www.bvcommunityconcert.org.
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