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Cavalcade of Stars coming to Stanley

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The ’50s and ’60s Cavalcade of Stars comes to Stanley on Saturday for an evening of vintage American rock ‘n roll at the Sibyl Center.

Bandleader Joe Covert plays electric and upright bass, sings both lead and backing vocals. His bands have played hundreds of shows all over the Midwest. He loves rock ‘n roll and has studied the life and times of the artists portrayed by his bands.

Jeff Boxell has always loved music and was introduced to mid-’60s rock and roll as a toddler. Today, Jeff plays Phil Everly in the band.

Kevin Fransen has played drums in a string of successful rock bands in Minneapolis. The lessons he took as a child taught him the “Ringo style” which include jazz beats, rhumba, the tambourines, cowbells, and odd timing in just the right places. He works to duplicate the sounds on early Bobby Darin, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Everly Brothers and Frankie Valli records.

Mark Francs’ father was a touring musician and his mother an accomplished singer. He graduated from elementary school choir to trumpet to a passion for guitar and music theory. Now a member of the ’50s and ’60s revue, he previously played keyboards and lead guitar in country and rock cover bands.

Hope Soto performs the part of Patsy Cline with accuracy and precision hitting all the notes and projecting a tonal quality indistinguishable from the recordings made so many years ago.

Eli Hauglan is the youngest member of the group with outstanding saxophone skills and a love of vintage rock and roll. He will dazzle you with his spot on solos and exceptional showmanship.

Dan Knoflicek, with a BA in Music Composition and an AAS in Bass Performance from McNally Smith College of Music, plays keyboards. Not limiting himself to one genre, Dan’s has performed rock, funk, folk, fusion, gypsy jazz, orchestral and stage musicals.

Michael Goldberg loves the music of The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and countless other legendary performers from that time. He has performed in other Joe Covert bands and portrays Roy Orbison.

Tickets are $20. Contact Linda at 629-1721, or purchase at the door. The Sibyl Center follows recommended practices during the pandemic. Masks are welcome and certain distancing procedures are in place. Patrons are cautioned to be aware of any symptoms of illness they may have prior to attending and are encouraged to make their individual decisions about health and safety.

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