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Revisiting the Orbison Years Thursday, July 29 7:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater Sponsors: MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, Independence at Home Revisiting the Orbison Years pays tribute to Roy Orbison, known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures and such iconic emotional ballads as “Only the Lonely,” “You Got It” and “In Dreams.” His music was described by critics as operatic, earning him the nicknames “the Caruso of Rock” and “the Big O.”

In Revisiting the Orbison Years, Mark Barnett takes on the persona of Roy Orbison from the moment he walks onstage. With Roy’s music and a video show, the tribute recounts Orbison’s story from his years at the Sun Record Label to his death in 1988.

Barnett started out on his musical journey at the age of 13 singing in his father’s band, The Johnny Barnett Show. In 1991, he struck out on his own with his Roy Orbison tribute show.

Over the years, Barnett and his group, the Black & White Knights, have performed at venues such as the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano and the Elks Opera House in Prescott Arizona, to name a few. Barnett has an authentic Orbison style and vocal range that capures the singer with such classic hits as “Crying,” “Oh, Pretty Woman,” Running Scared” and more. The master musicians who make up The Black & White Knights bring all the ingredients of an actual Roy Orbison concert.

See CONCERT, page 3 Come celebrate summer on July 29. Admission is free. Residents must have GRF photo ID cards for admission to Amphitheater shows. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident shareholder.

Smoking is not permitted at the Amphitheater, which is located behind the LW News Office in the GRF Administration complex.

No parking is allowed in front of Amphitheater on St. Andrews Drive along the southbound lanes.

Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows. Koffel’s food trucks and Mandie’s Candies will provide options for pre-event dining.

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