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Lake Mahopac

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Four Brothers Pizza & Restaurant
654 US-6 (Route 6)
845-628-4404
Mahopac, NY  10541
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Due to Covid-19 related issues in the production of the 2020 Corvette, The Lake Mahopac Rotary Club announces that we will  not be having our yearly Corvette Raffle.

In compliance of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ban of public gatherings, the Lake Mahopac Rotary Club will be postponing our 8th Annual Doo Wop Rock & Roll Oldies Show which was scheduled for May 8th 2020, at the Mahopac High School.

The Lake Mahopac Rotary Club’s highest priority is to protect the health and well-being of the guests of our shows, volunteers and the performers.

Our show featuring Joey Dee, The Skyliners along with Vito Picone & The Elegants, will be rescheduled at a future date.

If you made an online purchase, we will contact you by email for a refund. For those who purchased tickets at a local business establishment, please contact the Rotary Club to process your refund at lakemahopacrotaryclub@gmail.com.

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The "Peppermint Twist" will be coming to Mahopac, NY, as the #1 1961 song performed by Joey Dee and The Starliters, will be sung by Joey Dee in a night of oldies music, at the Lake Mahopac Rotary Club's 8th Annual Doo Wop Rock & Roll Oldies Show. 

The great evening of doo wop takes place on Friday, May 8, at the Mahopac High School located at 421 Baldwin Place Rd., Mahopac, NY 

Besides the "Peppermint Twist", Joey Dee will be singing his other hits which include "Shout", "What Kind of Love Is This" and other top songs.  Dee received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the East Coast Music Hall of Fame in 2019. 

Making a first time appearance in Mahopac via Pittsburgh, PA, will be the renowned Skyliners. One of the popular groups in the doo wop community, The Skyliners will be bringing their classic tunes such as "This I Swear", "Pennies From Heaven", "Since I Don't Have You" and many more to the Rotary's Show on May 8th.    

Vito Picone & The Elegants are back again to perform at the Rotary Club's fundraising event.  Known for their 1958 classic, "Little Star", the group's # 1 hit,  The Elegants, have become one of the more requested groups to perform through the years at the Rotary Club's Oldies Shows. Like Joey Dee, Picone, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the East Coast Music Hall of Fame in 2019. 

The Oldies Show will be hosted by radio personality Johnny Z of WLNA-AM/1420 and features the Coda Band.

 

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.eventbrite.com (search Lake Mahopac Rotary).  Additionally,  tickets can be purchased in the Mahopac Community at Bucci Brothers Deli, PCSB Bank (Mahopac Branch) & Route 6 Deli.

The Lake Mahopac Rotary Cub would like to thank everyone who purchased shares for our annual corvette raffle. The proceeds of this fund raiser are used to help our community, support local non-profits, and provide scholarships to local students. 
This years winners are
 
Corvette - Bruce Knies (Purdys NY #515)
 
2nd Prize $1,000 - Donald Pasquale Jr (Mahopac NY #0054)
3rd Prize $500 - Michael Kertelitz (Mahopac NY #428)
4th Prize $250 - Sebastian Slizowski (Mahopac NY #831)
 
                         The Capris II
               
              Tufano                       Lala Brooks
The Lake Mahopac Rotary Club's 7th Annual Doo Wop Rock and Roll Oldies Show will be taking place Mother's Day Weekend, Friday May 10th at the Mahopac High School, starting at 7 PM.
 
We are pleased to announce that Dennis Tufano, original lead singer of The Buckinghams, will  headline our 2019 show.
 
Dennis, a native of Chicago, is the original "voice" of “The Buckinghams”. The Chicago-based group scored with a string of five Top Ten hits in the late-sixties including, the No#1 “Kind of A Drag”, “Don’t You Care”, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, “Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song”, “Susan” and “Back In Love Again”. Dennis is not associated, in any way, with the current rendition of the band that owns the name The Buckinghams.

Following his success in the Buckinghams, Dennis was part of the song-writing duo "Tufano and Giammarese" and recorded three albums with Lou Adler's custom label, Ode Records. Appearing as guest vocalist he went on to co-write with renowned composer and musician Tom Scott. With Scott as composer, Dennis performed the "original title/theme song" for the long running "Family Ties" television show. (First 13 episodes).

Dennis also wrote the music and performed with Bernie Taupin, Elton John's lyricist, on Taupin's album, " He Who Rides The Tiger ". Subsequently he teamed again with Taupin to co-write, co-produce and perform the Farm Dogs album “Last Stand In Open Country”.

Back on the road, Dennis joined Olivia Newton-John on her hugely successful tour and was featured, with her on the HBO Special in two dramatically inspired duets.

He was also one of the founding members of an improvisational voice-ensemble called the “LA.MadDogs”. This group of actors performs on hundreds of movies and numerous television shows and have produced and performed seven "live" radio dramas, three of which Dennis directed, for KMPC RADIO THEATER in Los Angeles. 

Dennis produced, directed and shot a documentary in Chicago, "Major Hall: Therapy Tuesday" and is currently preparing it for release. He has been praised for his performance on the, “PBS Music Series the ‘60s”, and will be included in the award winning PBS-DVD series.
 
Additionally performing will be La La Brooks, the original lead singer of The Crystals, making a first time appearance in the Mahopac, NY area.  Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, The Crystals were one of the defining girl groups of the 1960s and La La Brooks was the voice of their biggest hits. 
 
La La joined The Crystals when she was just 13 year old and was the youngest member of the group. Two years later, she became the lead singer. Coupling La La's strong voice with Phil Spector's Wall of Sound, lightening struck twice for The Crystals in 1963.
 
Her first hit as lead singer was "Da Doo Ron Ron," a top 5 hit in both the United States and United Kingdom. Later that year The Crystals next single featuring La La on lead vocals was "Then He Kissed Me." That song was again a smash hit in both the US and UK. It was later named one of the top hits of the 1960s.  Today, both songs are well known by generations of fans and Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed each as one of the top 500 greatest hits of all time.
 
The Capris originated in Queens, NY in the summer o 1957, singing on the street corners of Ozone Park.  By late 1958, the group found themselves at Bell Sound Studios in New York City recording their future biggest hit, "There's A Moon Out Tonight".  The Capris are inductees in "Vocal Group Hall Of Fame".
 
Today's group consists of original member Frank Reina lead singer and 2nd tenor,  Tony Sergi first tenor, lead singer and drummer, Lou Esposito baritone, lead singer and guitarist, Michael D'Amore Lead Singer and background vocals and John Monforte bass singer and background vocals.
 
Our event will be hosted by Radio Personality Johnny Z of WLNA - AM 1420. 
 
Tickets for our event are $35 in advance or $40 at the door and can be purchased at PCSB (Mahopac Branch), Bucci Brothers Deli and Catering and Route 6 Deli.  In addition, tickets can be ordered on line by visiting www.eventbrite.com - search for Lake Mahopac Rotary
 
 
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