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2010 Concerts on the Green

2010 Concerts on the Green
The Windsor Chamber of Commerce and First Town Downtown invite you to the summer concert series sponsored by Windsor Businesses. Concerts are on Thursday evenings (rain date following Tuesday)from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm on the Windsor Town Green and are free to the public. For more information call 688-5165.

Come early for Read on the Green, a stroll through FTDT's Farmer's Market, dinner at one of our local restaurants and for the concert on the green!

Arrive early for READ ON THE GREEN presented by the Early Childhood Council. This event will feature a story time for families with young children prior to the weekly Thursday evening summer concerts at 6:15 pm on the Town Green. After the story time children will receive a free book.

Readers:
July 1 - Mark Walker/Windsor Federal Savings
July 8 - Barbara Tolve Silver/Windsor Public Library
July 15 - Donna Campbell/ING
July 22 Stephanie Sum /Windsor Parent
July 29 - Rabbi Lefkowitz/Congregation Beth Ahm
August 5 - Peggy Ristas/Windsor Discovery Center
August 12 - Tracie Peterson/Windsor Public Schools
August 19 - Robert Kinney/Windsor Public Library

Summer Concerts and Read on the Green are both 'stampable' pages in your Passport to Summer Fun! You have till August 31st to finish your Passport!


July 1st: Dr. Diamond - Sponsored by Cool Kids Clothes, First Church Early Learning Center, Grimshaw Tree Service and Nursery
The next best thing to being at a Neil Diamond concert is seeing Dr. Diamond, the Jazz Singer, in a "Tribute to the Music of Neil Diamond". Dr. Diamond looks and sounds just like Neil Diamond.

Ironically, the lives of Louis S. Competiello, M.D. (Dr. Diamond) and Neil Diamond parallel each other. Both men were born in Brooklyn, New York and later lived on Long Island. Dr. Competiello loved music from an early age but went on to pursue a career in medicine. Neil Diamond wanted to be a physician but his love of music lead him to become one of the greatest music legends of all time.

Dr. Competiello speaks Italian, Spanish, French, and Polish, which he uses in treating many of his patients.

Backed by his great orchestra, Brooklyn Roads, Dr. Diamond is sure to create a memorable experience. Meet the band members below!

Ed Killingbeck (Bass, Vocals)
Gregg Sireci (Guitar, Vocals)
Allan Becker (Sax, Vocals, Percussion)
Doug Nahabedian (Drums, Percussion)
Bill Mocarsky (Keyboards, Percussion)
Wally Rodgers (Guitar, Vocals)


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July 8th: Savage Brothers - Sponsored by Windsor Federal Savings
Les Haley, Bass & Vocals. Frank Cook, Lead Guitar. Michael Savage, Drums & Vocals. Steve Savage, Trombone, Guitar, Harmonica & Vocals. Tommy Savage, Sax, Flute & Vocals. Keith Kruzer, Keyboards, Guitar & Vocals.

The Savage Brothers, a Hartford based band established in 1984, is a 6 piece funkin, rockin, and rhythm group. The band features a two piece horn section and three brothers of the same last name, Savage. The band has performed over 4000 shows all over New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, The Caribbean, and Mexico.

The Savage Brothers have shared the stage with such acts such as Tower of Power, Joan Osborne, James Cotton, Southside Johnny, Lisa Lisa, The Guess Who, Marshall Tucker, and John Cafferty.


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July 15th: Tirebiter Band
Connecticut based TIREBITER is a veteran band of thirty years. Two lead vocals and four part harmony provide a dynamic change of vocal emphasis on stage, as well as super harmonies. Diversity of musicianship and playing ability allow TIREBITER to perform songs from an eclectic artist list ranging from the 1960 s to the 2000's. Instruments include keyboards, bass guitar, lead guitar, and drums.

In addition to their success in the Northeast market, which ranges from New England and New York; TIREBITER has appeared before thousands of fans, sharing civic center stages and outdoor concert stages with Orleans, 38 Special, NRBQ, Nancy Sinatra,and Pure Prairie League to name a few.


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July 22nd: All-Star Dyn-O-Myte Disco Review - Sponsored by ING
The All-Star Dyn-O-Myte Disco Review is the East Coast's hottest and most authentic "Flashback to the '70's band.

The six-piece group combines great dance music from the disco/funk era with a fun, interactive stage show that appeals to people of all ages.


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July 29th: Sounds of Frank - Sponsored by Kimberly Hall
Take a nostalgic walk down memory lane listening to all your Frank Sinatra favorites.

"The Summer Wind", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Fly Me To The Moon" and, of course, "New York, New York" are some of the signature songs you will hear during this enthusiastic program.

Come to the town green to sing and dance as you enjoy these quality renditions of songs you love!


August 6th: Sabor A Timba - Sponsored by Konica Minolta Printing Services
Victor Manuel Sterling-Duprey (Papo) was born and raised out of a musical family in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

His father, uncles and aunts sung and danced to the tunes of Arsenio Rodriguez, Septeto Nacional, Ignacio Pi ero, Beny More, Vicentico Valdez, Maria Teresa Vera, Acerina y su Danzonera, Chano Pozo y Conjunto Azul, Cortijo y su Combo, Noro Morales, Moncho Le a, Canario, Matancera, Cheo Belen Puigh, Jorrin, Aragon, Mario, Machito and The AfroCubans Miguelito Valdez, Giraldo Rodriguez, and too many to mention here!

On the Jazz Side, Armstrong, Errol Gardner, Art Tatum, Mahalia Jackson, Billie Holiday, Coltrane , Parker, Monk, Ellington, Nat "King" Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, list goes on..


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August 12th: Farmington Valley Band - Sponsored by Carmon Funeral Homes
The Farmington Valley Band was organized in 1944 by Fred Widen, a long-standing native of Collinsville. In a way, it was an extension of the earlier Collinsville Boys Band, in which Mr. Widen had been a tuba player. Fred Widen was the driving force behind the Canton Historical museum as well, with his extensive collection of Collins related artifacts. His original Sousaphone can be seen there today, along with a re-created bandstand from the old days, worth the trip to see it. In the 1944 band reorganization, Mr. Victor Viering was selected as the band s conductor. Mr. Viering had been a trombonist in the Collinsville Boys Band.

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August 19th: Maestro Men - Sponsored by Recreation & Leisure Services
The Maestro's Men have been performing together since 1996. They currently have six recording releases. The musicians' unique backgrounds and experience form the heart of the Maestro's Men sound. Their unique sound and arrangements of traditional and original music offer an exciting and entertaining musical variety.

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