2008-07-18 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Stars Shine At Capital One Bank Theatre

A number of major stars will shine at the Capitol Bank One Theatre at Westbury during July and August.

Live Nation, one of the largest live music companies, is bringing popular music artists to the Capital One Bank Theatre at Westbury. Kenny Loggins will be performing on Tuesday, July 29 at 8 p.m.

Loggins became famous in the 1980's as the king of movie theme songs. They include "I'm Alright" (from Caddyshack), "Footloose" (from Footloose), "Danger Zone" (from Top Gun), and "Nobody's Fool" (from Caddyshack II).

Gladys Knight, with special guest Peabo Bryson, will be performing on August 1 at 8 p.m. Knight is best known for hits she recorded in the 60s and 70s. She got started as a member of The Pips, along with her brother, sister, and cousins. After being with the group for 35 years, Knight went on to record nine solo albums. Her most popular hits include "License to Kill," "Men," and "Next Time." She helped produce the 1986 AIDS benefit single "That's What Friends Are For" with Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder and Elton John. Knight has also won seven Grammies, the Lifetime Achievement Award from BET, and the Legendary Award from the Las Vegas Music Awards. She has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and, with the Pips, has been inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and Rhythm 'n' Blues Hall of Fame.

Peabo Bryson is a two-time Grammy Award-winning R&B and Soul singer who is well known for singing soft-rock ballads. Bryson won a Grammy Award in 1992 for his performance of the song "Beauty and the Beast" with Celine Dion, and another in 1993 for "A Whole New World," the theme song to Aladdin, which he sang with Regina Belle. His greatest solo hits include "Feel the Fire," "Reaching for the Sky," "I'm So Into You," "Let the Feeling Flow," "If Ever You're in My Arms Again," "Show and Tell" and "Can You Stop the Rain."

The Golden Boys will be performing on August 2 at p.m. The group consists of the three most popular teen idols of the late 50s and 60s, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, and Bobby Rydell.

Avalon started out as a trumpet player, and after participating in and winning a string of local contests, he released his first single, "De Dinah," which became a smash hit. Avalon is also well known for playing Teen Angel in the popular 1978 film adaptation of Grease, and in 2007, he performed "Beauty School Dropout" on the NBC television reality show, Grease: You're the One That I Want! Fabian rose to national prominence after performing several times on American Bandstand. Before he knew it, his popularity soared, and soon thousands rushed to his concerts.

Bobby Rydell made his debut as a Rock and Roll teen idol in the late 50s. He starred in a number of movies and plays that include Bye Bye Birdie and West Side Story. Rydell's recording career earned him 34 top 40 records, putting him in the top 5 of all single artists from his era. Rydell is best known for hits like "Kissing Time," "We Got Love" and "Forget Him."

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