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Blast from the Past--WLS' Danny Lake Interviews Carl Giammarese

On May 27, 1967, The Buckinghams were on American Bandstand, performing "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," and "Kind of a Drag" on American Bandstand that night 42 years ago. On May 27, 2009, Danny Lake interviewed Carl Giammarese as Danny filled in for Dick Biondi during the Memorial Day weekend. To listen to Danny's interview with Carl, click on this link for the podcast: Check out WLS 94.7 in Chicago or every Saturday night on WLS for "Saturday Night Party with Danny Lake" from 7 to 11 pm CST.

Port Clinton Art Festival Expects 250,000 this weekend

Art attracts, but that's not all you'll find at renowned festival Daily Herald Staff Report People pack downtown Highland Park at a previous Port Clinton Art Festival. Daily Herald file photo Full Story at: Visitors stroll by a fiberglass sculpture made by artist Marina Lee during a previous Port Clinton Art Festival in downtown Highland Park Saturday. The event returns this weekend with more than 260 juried artists from around the country. Daily Herald file photo Published: 8/28/2009 12:01 AM The annual Port Clinton Art Festival takes center stage this weekend at the Taste of Highland Park, featuring the work of more than 260 juried artists from around the country. "Families are looking for opportunities to share happy experiences together during these tough economic times," says Amy Amdur, founder of Amdur Productions, which launched the show that has become an end-of-summer tradition. "Art has the power to speak

The Buckinghams to Play Highland Park Festival, Aug. 29th

Big crowds expected for Port Clinton Art Festival August 25, 2009 By CHARLES BERMAN The renowned Port Clinton Art Festival returns this weekend highlighting an action-packed weekend on Central Avenue that also includes the Taste of Highland Park. For the second consecutive year, the two popular Highland Park events will be held together and are expected to draw hundreds of thousands to the downtown business district for everything art and food. The Taste kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday and runs through 6 p.m. Sunday on Central Avenue between First and Second streets. The Art Festival will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The festival is ranked the third best art show in the country, according to Leslie Schreiber of Winger Marketing. Founded and produced by Highland Park's Amdur Productions, the 26th annual outdoor show will feature all genres of art from more than 260 juried artists from around country. "We are thrilled to once again bring th

The Buckinghams to Perform at Cooper River Park, Camden County, NJ, Thursday, August 20th

The Board of Freeholders Presents The Buckinghams in Concert, 8/20/09, beginning at 8 pm Cooper River Park N. Park Drive & McClellan Blvd. Pennsauken, NJ 08110 856.216.2170 Cooper River Park's TD Bank River Stage is located on North Park Drive, Pennsauken. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, sit back, relax and enjoy the show! Bleacher seating and parking is available on a first come first served basis. This park is WiFi accessible. A Google map can be found:,+Merchantville,+NJ+08109&ie=UTF8&om=1 Sponsors include:

Las Vegas' Cannery Casino Entertainment Director Discusses Popular 60s Music Acts at her Venue

Aug. 13, 2009 Copyright © Las Vegas Review-Journal (full story found at link below) Old Time Rock 'N Roll Cannery carves out a niche by booking acts baby boomers love By JOHN PRZYBYS LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Kathie Spehar, director of entertainment for Cannery Casino Resorts, sometimes finds herself dealing with an unusual, and decidedly generational, workplace issue. Spehar books musical acts for the Cannery, the Eastside Cannery and the Rampart. And, sometimes, her younger staff doesn't quite get it when she books an act from the '50s or '60s. "The younger generation that works here with me is always yelling at me because I don't book the hard rock they like," Spehar explains with a laugh. But, laugh-worthy or not, booking oldies acts -- along with classic rock and tribute acts -- has allowed Cannery venues to carve out a boomer-friendly niche in a competitive Las Vegas entertainment landscape. There's Jerry Presley, Elvis' second cousin, who pl

DuPage County Hosts Prairie Fest, in Wood Dale, Illinois, featuring The Buckinghams, this Saturday, 8/15/09

Chic Gems Featured at Wood Dale Prairie Fest N. Wood Dale Road and W. Commercial St. Wood Dale, IL 60191 Chic Gems Jewelry Featured at Wood Dale Prairie Fest Beginning on Friday, August 14, and continuing through Sunday, August 16, more than 15,000 people will gather in one of Wood Dale's community parks to celebrate the 7th annual Wood Dale Prairie Fest. Situated in DuPage County, one of the nation's richest counties, Wood Dale is currently experiencing growth in both its industrial district as well as its downtown area. Wood Dale Summer Fest boasts a wide variety of food, regional and national music acts, a fireworks show, carnival, pet parade and much more! This year's fest will feature '60s music legends The Buckinghams! Entertainment Friday 6:00pm - Heartache Tonight 8:30pm - Infinity Saturday 3:00pm - The Fairlanes 5:30pm - Ides Of March 8:00pm - The Buckinghams Sunday 1:00pm - Xside 3:30pm - 7th Heaven Original post found at:

Taste of Highland Park Concert Coming Up; The Buckinghams to Perform August 29th

Nostalgia tops evening entertainment at Taste August 4, 2009 By KENNETH L R. PATCHEN Correspondent American English and The Buckinghams are the featured night-time entertainers at this year's late-August Taste of Highland Park during the Port Clinton Art Festival. The 16 participating restaurants include four newcomers this summer: Abigail's, Fuddruckers, Norton's, and Sushi Kushi Too. In addition, the Taste of Highland dining area has been expanded to better accommodate everyone. In many ways, this Taste is the same time, same place, and same set-up of specialty food-serving stations as last year's event. Families can eat during the art fair and entertainment will be on the stage at Central Avenue and Second Street. The Taste opens at 6 p.m. Friday night Aug. 28 with food and entertainment by the Beatles tribute band American English until 10 p.m. Food and entertainment is offered all day Saturday during the Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Aug. 29, with The Buck

Photos from Watertown taken by The Babcock Family, at the DPAO Concert July, 2009

The Buckinghams Pictured to the left is Nick Fortuna Saw these great candid photographs taken by The Babcock Family, on vacation in Watertown, NY. Per her blog, everyone had a great time at the concert, which was a benefit for the Disabled Persons Action Organization. The evening's entertainment included Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett and The Buckinghams. For the full blog post, visit the original posting:

This Wednesday, in the Village of Bensenville, Music in the Park at Towne Center

Music in the Park - Bensenville Towne Center This week, 7:30 p.m. Corner of Green and Center Bensenville, IL For more info: call(630) 766-8888 View Website at Music in the park every Wednesday at 7:30 in the Bensenville Town Center. Join us for Food, Family Fun and Free Entertainment. August 5 - The Buckinghams Come and hear the latest new music from The Buckinghams' from their Reaching Back and Standing Room Only CDs, on sale this Wednesday evening. A fan favorite among the albums released by The Buckinghams in the 1980s, it's just "A Matter of Time" before they play your favorites at the Town Center in Bensenville. Check out their Greatest Hits & More (aka Live and Well) on