FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2016
CONTACT: Sheree Marcucci
Work: (203) 346-2008
Email: [email protected]
WATERBURY – LAR Enterprises Inc. presents “A Spectacular Evening of Doo-Wop” featuring a classic line-up of five, radio-favorite Doo-Wop acts at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 8p.m. Tickets for the concert are $55 and can be purchased online at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St. in Waterbury.
JAY SIEGEL AND THE TOKENS, the vocal group that continues to distinguish themselves with the second-longest chart span in the history of Rock & Roll, are slated to headline the show and will perform their chart-topping singles “Tonight I Fell in Love,” “Portrait of my Love,” and the timeless hit “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” After first breaking onto the pop charts in 1961, THE TOKENS reemerged on the charts in the 1990s following the rerelease of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” and were later inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004.
Other groups scheduled to perform include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Doo-Wop Hall of Fame inductees THE TEENAGERS (“Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “ABC’s” “Goody, Goody”), JIMMY GALLAGHER & THE PASSIONS (“Just to Be with You, “I Only Want You,” “Gloria”), THE DUBS (“Could This Be Magic” “Don’t Ask Me to Be Lonely”) and the award-winning acapella group CLASSIC SOUNDS.
Considered one of the most popular genres of rock & roll and R&B in the late '50s, the term “Doo-wop” was derived from the sounds made by the group’s vocalist as they provided harmonic background for the lead singer. Despite its mainstream popularity, Doo wop faded out of the spotlights in the early '60s, but its influence was felt throughout popular music in the decades to follow.
For more information on the concert, visit www.larentr.com.
About the Palace Theater
The Palace's primary purpose is to revitalize the Greater Waterbury community through the presentation of the performing arts and educational initiatives in collaboration with area cultural and educational institutions. Its mission is to To preserve and operate the historic Palace Theater as a performing arts center and community gathering place that provides a focal point of cultural activity and educational outreach for diverse audiences.
The Palace Theater gratefully acknowledges support by Comcast, Crystal Rock, Webster Bank, Bank of America, City of Waterbury, CT DECD Office of Tourism, ION Bank, Republican-American, and WATR Radio.