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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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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