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Time for ‘American Bandstand’

The “Let the Good Times Roll” Doo Wop Club returns to the Clubhouse 2 stage on Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. with an “American Bandstand” show. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and guests should bring their own beverages and snacks to this free performance.

This Leisure World version of the classic Dick Clark TV show is sure to be fun. According to club president Frank Destra, everyone will want to get up and dance to upbeat tunes from the ’50s and ’60s!

Audience members may remember coming home from school and rushing to finish homework so they could tune in for dance hits such as “At the Hop” and “Let’s Twist Again.” These favorites and more will be performed by Ben Berg, Bev Adams, Carmen Edwards, Ellen Brannigan, Erika Greenwood, Irene Chapnick, Ken Notorleve, Lu DeSantis, Maxine Chavez, Rick Riley, Sally Glausser, Susan Kelleghan, Tosca Lies, Vinny Correnti, and Martha and Frank Destra. Jackie Hildebrant will emcee the show, which features backup dancers Josie DelPino and Karen Hensel, among others. Backstage, things will be kept running smoothly by Alanna Eaby, Cherei Alattar, Claudio Gonzalez and Tillie Stiehr. But the club is also looking for new members/volunteers to help with technical support, including sound system, cables, microphone, and speaker set up and tear down. Anyone interested can contact Martha Destra at (562) 225-0037.

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