In a fun and crowd-pleasing show, Larry Johnson along with DiDi McFadden and Stephani Grace bring you the very essence of Motown as well as take you on a musical journey with songs from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and the great American Songbook. Larry Johnson has toured the world since 2004 with four different former lead singers of The Temptations as well as performed solo in Japan, Sweden, England and other countries. DiDi McFadden brings her smooth vocal stylings to the group while Stephani Grace lends her powerful voice. Together, these three put on a show brimming with great music, terrific choreography and boundless energy.
Born in Rome, Italy and raised in the United States, classical cross-over tenor Ingvar Estrada comes by his talent naturally. His mother was a Swedish classical singer and his father an Italian-Venezuelan music conductor which enabled him to be immersed in cultural diversity throughout his life. Ingvar is considered one of the most versatile and gifted performers today, able to sing in a variety of languages and styles which include classical, Neapolitan, jazz, big band, blues, pop, standards and Broadway. Having performed all over the world, some of the many accolades attributed to him are “Exquisite voice”, “Spectacular”, “Superstar” and “World class tenor”.
Opening for Ingvar is Joanne Togati. Besides being a classically trained and award-winning opera singer, Joanne has a large jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, folk and gospel repertoire.
A “Standout” according to The New Yorker, Ann Annello is one of the most sought-after and creative singers in the business. She has been dazzling audiences all over the world for more than three decades, possessing an abundance of talent. Ann has performed with Carol Burnett on Broadway at the Shubert Theater, at the Rainbow Room, the St. Regis and at Alice Tully Hall. She is also an accomplished songwriter, having written the theme songs and background music for CBS’s Guiding Light and ABC’s One Life To Live. Her powerful and soulful voice led famed critic Rex Reed to call her “A bombshell who sings in cinemascope, her voice can rise and quiver with thrilling versatility…”
Opening for Ann is flutist Marilyn Maingart. Marilyn toured with the renowned Mantovani Orchestra, performed at Lincoln Center in New York City and with the Palm Beach Pops. She is a one-woman variety act as she also plays the soprano saxophone in the rock band LC3.
With superb vocals, William Cintron presents songs from all the great legends of Motown, Doo Wop, R&B, The Great American Songbook, the ‘70s, the ‘80s and even performs some salsa. Come hear him pay tribute to Frankie Valli, Dean Martin, Engelbert Humperdinck, Smokey Robinson, Barry Gibb and Marc Anthony. Born in Brooklyn, New York, William has performed at the world-famous Apollo Theater, Disney’s EPCOT Center, Universal Studios and throughout Florida. The New York Times wrote that he “sings with a burning passion and true accuracy…”
Born in Pisa, the Tuscany region of Italy, Moreno Fruzzetti performs the beautiful songs of his native Italy along with American classics and pop favorites. With eighteen albums to his credit, this powerful, golden-voiced tenor and truly gifted performer will capture your ears and hearts. While performing ballads, a beautiful Andrea Bocelli number or a toe-tapping Tom Jones song, Moreno Fruzzetti has been delighting audiences for the past thirty years in the United States as well as Canada, France, Italy and Australia. Whether it be his interaction with audiences or his pure enjoyment of entertaining, it is no wonder each show he does is personable and memorable.
Six guys dedicated to bringing back the memories of our youth make up the wonderful band called Whitestone. Leader Frank Lo Verso on guitar and vocals was born in Brooklyn, became the musical director of the Five Satins, touring with them along with such greats as Chuck Berry, Bo Didley and Little Richard. Frank Mancuso, the band’s lead singer and also a Brooklyn native, began his career as the lead singer of the Imaginations. Joe Lo Verso, also lead singer has the ability to replicate many instruments on his guitar synthesizer. Tony Marchese, bass player and lead vocals joined the band in 1996 bringing his own style to the music of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Jeff Halle, who has recorded in Nashville is on drums and vocal and has been performing in South Florida for over 40 years and Greg Bartolotti on Sax and lead vocals has performed with The Belmonts, Martha and the Vandellas and The Coasters. Put all six together and they spell, fabulous!
The next best thing to a Shania Twain live concert is watching Valerie Nasko and her five-piece band perform her tribute. In true Shania Twain style, Valerie performs pop-country with a kickin’ rock edge and a lot of attitude! Capturing the mega-star’s vocal style, she also meticulously duplicates her stage costumes. As a matter of fact, Shania was so impressed that she invited Valerie to join her on stage during her show in Las Vegas so everyone could see her outfit! Valerie has performed in over eight countries including performances for our armed forces in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea. In an article entitled Double Time, the Times wrote “For those who don’t have a ticket to Shania Twain’s sold-out show, there’s more than one way to hear the mega star’s music live. Meet Simply Shania.”
Atilio, a classically trained dramatic tenor will take you on a journey of song through the walled cities of Spain, the sun-washed villages of Italy, the dance halls of Buenos Aires and on to the best of American music. Featuring such wonderful songs as Granada, Torna Surriento, Tango Argentino and Nessun Dorma, he then brings you down memory lane with the hits of Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, Frank Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Mario Lanza and even Elvis as well as music from West Side Story, Evita and Les Misérables.
With a reverence for the American Songbook and great vocal talent Steve Leeds receives standing ovations wherever he performs. Steve began his career at an early age performing on television’s Children’s Hour and Star Time. He eventually joined the Larry Elgart Orchestra and began performing all over the United States and Canada. He was then discovered by famed songwriter Cy Coleman who became his manager, booking him into such famous places as The Plaza and Waldorf hotels in New York City as well as the Rainbow Room where he performed for three years. The Wall Street Journal wrote “Leeds Knocks ‘Em Dead” and Tony Bennett payed Steve the ultimate compliment after catching his show saying “…we need younger guys like you in the business…we need singers who really sing the great standards”.
Opening for Steve is Pamir, a true master on the flute and saxophone. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Pamir is one of Latin America’s leading players. He has performed to sold-out audiences in Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Latin America, Europe and Asia as well as having worked alongside Celia Cruz, the Queen of Salsa.
Performing an amazing variety of songs ranging from Broadway’s greatest hits, zany comedy and characterizations of some of your favorite singers of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s, Suzi Cruz provides fun for her audiences in a captivating musical comedy performance. She loves to involve her audiences by creating various characters and visual costume changes. Suzi has appeared on Good Morning America, shared the stage with such luminaries as Paul Anka and Sammy Davis Jr. as well as opened for Joan Rivers, Maurice Hines and Robert Klein. She’s vivacious, energetic, endearing and at times hilarious – Suzi Cruz is An Act To Remember!