Focus on Community/Arts
Tickets on Sale For Chesapeake’s Birthday Bash

Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005


WYE MILLS – Come celebrate Chesapeake College’s 40th birthday with "Return to the 60s" a night of spectacular entertainment on Saturday, May 7 in the Todd Performing Arts Center.

The evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. with "Chesapeake Idol", a local talent show featuring music of the 1960s. Seven solo performers and one duet will compete for a $500 grand prize. The contest will feature a variety of 1960s music including soul, folk and pop. A panel of judges will evaluate the performances and announce the winner that evening.

The "Idols" line-up includes (clockwise, from top right): Holly Baldwin of Easton, Jeffrey Dow of St. Michaels, Karen Burd of Denton, Tim McClain of Hurlock, Bridget Page of Preston, Felicia Tuttle of Denton, Sarah Vence of Centreville, Jaclyn Whittington of St. Michaels, and Krystal Zornak of Denton.

The audience will then enjoy The Return, an Atlanta-based band that looks and sounds like the beloved Beatles.

Every detail from the Beatles’ early live performance years has been studied and carefully recreated for this show. From the mop-top haircuts and English tailored suits, to the actual instruments and stage equipment. The Return’s authenticity gives new audiences and many older fans a performance unlike any they have ever witnessed. Critics call band members the most realistic cast to pay tribute to "The Fab Four". They are touring the country and have appeared on ABC’s "Good Morning America." In the spring of 2001, The Return was the official tour band for the Hard Rock Café’s 30th anniversary celebration.

Besides an uncanny resemblance, each member holds to his original counterpart: the particular stance Lennon took in front of a microphone, the way Harrison strapped on his Gretsch Country Gentleman guitar, and the famous head bounce Ringo used to keep the beat. There is even a left-handed McCartney look-alike on an original Hofner violin bass.

Tickets for the "Return to the 60s" are $15 for general admission, $12 for Chesapeake alumni and $10 for Chesapeake students with i.d. For more information or to reserve tickets, please call the TPAC box office at 410-827-5867.


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