Celebrating a Musical Legend: Ervin Drake at 95! Presented by Landmark on Main Street and Gold Coast Arts CenterFriday, April 25, 2014 at 8 pm
This April, legendary songwriter Ervin Drake will turn 95. Both a Songwriter's Hall of Fame and Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mr. Drake has written some of the American Songbook's most beloved classics, including: "It Was a Very Good Year," "I Believe," "Tico Tico," "Quando Quando Quando," "Perdito" and "Good Morning, Heartache." 2014 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production of Drake's "What Makes Sammy Run" (starring Steve Lawrence) which featured songs "A Room Without Windows" and "The Friendliest Thing." Drake has been honored twice by the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, first with his induction in 1983 and most recently in 2011 his song "It Was a Very Good Year" was named Towering Song of the Year. Musical Director Jon Weber will lead the tribute to Ervin's illustrious career with Host Charles Grodin and star-studded cast** including:
Dee Dee Bridgewater ● Carole J. Bufford ● John Gabriel ● Eric Yves Garcia ● Anita Gillette ● Jeff Harnar ● Christine Lavin ● Sidney Myer ● T. Oliver Reid ● Steve Ross ● KT Sullivan ● Stacy Sullivan ● Leslie Uggams ● Sal Viviano
This very special event will benefit the Gold Coast Arts Center and Landmark on Main Street, two non-profit arts organizations in the Town of North Hempstead, where Mr. Drake has lived for many years. The Gold Coast Arts Center and Landmark on Main Street are committed to promoting and supporting the arts in our region and helping foster a deep appreciation for the Great American Songbook to ensure it's preservation for generations to come. A special thank you to Sandi Durell, Producer of this incredible tribute to a true musical legend.
*Ticket Prices include a Facilities Fee of $2 for capital improvements
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