Doo-woppin’ All Stars play Arts Center |

Doo-woppin’ All Stars play Arts Center

After the last few warm days, if you are like I am, you are in a fever. All Star Fever, that is! What a wonderful way to usher in spring and St. Patty’s in the same weekend.

Back by popular demand and guaranteed to be a sell-out crowd, the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is proud to present the 17th Avenue All Stars, with an evening of renditions of old favorites and original tunes that are sure to put the spring in your step.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, March 13, these award-winning voices will thrill you with their outstanding harmonies and leave you screaming for more.

The 17th Avenue All Stars began in Denver over a decade ago, standing around a juke box at Acappella’s Restaurant (located, of course, on 17th Avenue) and singing doo-wop.

It was a humble start for a group that went on be crowned Western A Cappella Champions three times at the Regional Harmony Sweepstakes, the “Super Bowl” of a cappella music, not to mention receiving top honors in the National Harmony Sweepstakes held in San Francisco.

They have even performed for former President Bill Clinton, who remarked, “These guys are good!”

The group features top tenor Jimi Alexander, all around vocalist Tony Huerta, smooth baritone Barry Brown, sultry soprano Jenn Butler and booming bass Norm Silver, plus Ron Ivory and the Miles Apart Band, the quintet’s hot backing ensemble.

In the early days, fans of the group could expect to hear hits from artists ranging from The Police to Elvis Presley in a single set.

Their popularity in Denver led to the release of their first CD, “Talkin’ Acappella,” followed by “Simplicity.”

They’ve gone through various lineup changes over the year, even featuring a former Miss Colorado as the group’s first female vocalist.

Throughout their history, the 17th Avenue All Stars have performed music from nearly every era of American pop; a typical show will take the audience from the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” to Tennessee Ernie Ford’s “16 Tons.”

Don’t miss this concert ” this is the first time they have been back to Glenwood since 2000 and they are here only one night.

Get your tickets early, as seating is limited to only 150. Call today 945-2414 today to reserve tickets, $16 for members and $21 for non-members.

Come down and join the fun ” who knows, we might even dance in the aisles.

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