Railroad Ave. to be closed Saturday for concert & song contest

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:15

    WARWICK-Railroad Avenue in the Village of Warwick will be closed to traffic after 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 7 according to Mayor Michael Newhard at a meeting with the concert committee last week. This will allow the audience to the free event to place chairs and seats facing the band stand on the paved plaza. In the event of rain the concert will be moved to the Reformed Church on Maple Avenue. The entertainment gets underway at 6 p.m. with performer Joanne Church hosting a karaoke program featuring a contest for enterprising singers, starting at 6 p.m. Winners of the contest will receive four tickets to a Broadway show from WTBQ Radio; travel by Windsor Limousine; a bottle of champagne from Peck's Liquors and dinner for four at the Landmark Inn. Wells and the Big Band start swinging at 7:30. The concert, has been financed by "Friends of Dick Wells," with Leo Kaytes and Ed Klein, co-chairmen and infrastructure assistance from the Village of Warwick. Wells and the band directed by sax player Harry Glogower, have performed throughout the tri-sate area and also appear regularly at the famed Birdland Ballroom in New York City. Among Dick Wells songs in the first half of the program, will be Night & Day, Please Be Kind, All or Nothing at All, For Once in My Life, Luck Be a Lady, and the famed New York NY. After a short intermission, Wells will sing The Coffee Song, I've Got You Under My Skin, You & Me, That Old Black Magic, Let Me Try Again, and his special finale of Here's to the Band. Among the band medleys are: Strike Up The Band, I Can't Stop Lovin You, In A Mellow Tone, Honeysuckle Rose, Sweet Georgia Brown, Ja-Da, Yesterdays, and I Ain't Got Nobody. The cost of the show, not included in the Village Concert Series, has been underwritten by Akin's Pharmacy, Ann Vogel Insurance, Country Chevrolet-Olds, Dawson Motors, Leo Kaytes, Ed Klein, Mystic Valley Real Estate, Peck's Wines & Spirits, Provident Bank, Ten Railroad Avenue, The General's Garden, The Landmark Inn, Wadeson's Home Center and Windsor Limo. Admission is free and attendees are urged to bring a chair, or possibly make reservations at one of several fine Railroad Avenue restaurants with outdoor