2004-04-09 / Community

Westbury Music Fair

Stephen Lynch, May 8
Westbury Music Fair Stephen Lynch, May 8

Stephen LynchStephen Lynch

Stephen Lynch looks like the "boy next door," but don’t let his clean-cut innocence fool you. He is really a twisted songwriter who composes and sings dark ballads about temptations of Catholic priests, dead girlfriends and gerbils. Stephen Lynch will make his debut at Westbury Music Fair on Sat urday, May 8 at 8 p.m. in the half round. Tickets are $32.50 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, select Ticketmaster locations and online at CC.com and music fair.com. To charge tickets by phone call Ticketmaster at (631) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171.

Stephen Lynch writes songs that start off like alternative rock love ballads but quickly turn into shocking written spoofs. Since starting his career in 1996 at New York City’s up scale comedy club Catch A Rising Star, he has performed at venues all around the nation. Soon after the comedy club scene he started appearing regularly on the Opie and Ant hony Show. He then began to expand and explore the college circuit in support of his CD A Little Bit Special. Lynch’s comedy routine consists of hilarious lyrics such as: "Right after daddy gets home from the bar, visits his bookie and steals a car, he’ll drive to a strip club, and if daddy plays his cards right, he’ll bring home your new mommy tonight." Like Adam Sandler and Jimmy Fallon, he’s got a touch that keeps these controversial lyrics into the context of a pretty little song. Stephen’s second CD entitled Super hero is now available in stores nationwide.

Pitney, Spector, May 14

Gene Pitney is a singer and songwriter with a string of million-selling international hits and Ronnie Spect or is defined as an inspiration and role model for a generation of rock and roll women. Gene Pitney and special guest Ronnie Spector will appear at West bury Music Fair on Friday, May 14th at 8 pm. Tickets are $40 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box off ice, select Ticketmaster locations and online at CC.com and music fair.com. To charge tickets by phone call Ticket master at (631) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171.

Bobby VintonBobby Vinton

Gene Pitney’s unique voice and presentation has ensured that songs like "Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa," "Town Without Pity," "I’m Gonna Be Strong," and "Lookin’ Through The Eyes of Love" still sound fresh, vi brant, and relevant in the new millennium. He is a professional at his chosen craft of entertaining.

Pitney’s first success came when the Kalvin Twins recorded his song, "Loneliness." In 1997 he received a BMI Millionaire Award for "Hello Mary Lou" and in 1998 for "He’s A Re bel" (because it had been played over a million times). He also won a Golden Globe Award for "Best Song in a Mo tion Picture" from the movie of the same name as the song titled "Town With out Pity." Gene Pitney has continued to travel the world delighting aud iences year after year.

Ronnie Spector cites Frankie Lyman as her earliest vocal influence. She began in 1963 as lead singer in the ultimate girl group, "The Ronettes." They recorded a long string of classic pop hits like the Grammy winning song "Walking In The Rain," "Do I Love You," "Baby I Love You," and "The Best Part of Breaking Up." Her Christ mas songs with the Ronettes, "Frosty The Snowman," "Sleigh Ride," and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus " are still to this day, holiday classics and are a part of every Christ mas season. Spector has collaborated with Eddie Money, spawning a Top Five Grammy-nominated hit across the nation for "Take Me Home To night." In her sensuality, attitude, and unique dress, she created a personal and performing style, which has pro ven revolutionary.

Booby Vinton, May 23

Bobby Vinton is a multi-talented musician as well as singer and actor who was awarded over a dozen gold records and has sold over 50 million records, Bobby Vinton will make his appearance at Westbury Music Fair on Sunday, May 23rd at 7 pm. Tickets are $37.50 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, select Ticket master locations and online at CC.com and musicfair.com. To charge tickets by phone call Ticketmaster at (631) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171.

Today, Bobby is one of the few stars who is capable of headlining in At lantic City and Las Vegas. He has established himself as one of America’s top cabaret performers and most versatile entertainers. His impressive list of hits includes renowned love songs such as: "Roses Are Red," "Blue Vel vet," and "Mr. Lonely." His hit-making capability was again evidenced with the release of "My Melody of Love," when it became the #1 song in the nation and was embraced by Polish Americans around the country as their new national anthem. Vinton had more #1 hits between 1962 and 1972 than any other male vocalist including Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.

Bobby Vinton has hosted a highly rated network variety special for CBS Television and starred in two John Wayne movies, "Big Jake" and "The Train Robbers." Over one hundred national organizations and more than a dozen mayors have honored Bobby across the United States for his distinctive contributions to the ethnic communities. As an acknowledgement to his talents and community services the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce bestowed the ultimate admiration upon Vinton, which is a bronze star on the world renowned Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard.

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