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Ervin Drake Tribute

This April, legendary songwriter Ervin Drake will turn 95. A Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mr. Drake has written some of the American Songbook’s most beloved classics, including: "It Was a Very Good Year," "I Believe," "Tico Tico," "Quando Quando Quando," "Perdito" and "Good Morning, Heartache." 2014 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production of Drake’s "What Makes Sammy Run" (starring Steve Lawrence) which featured songs "A Room Without Windows" and "The Friendliest Thing." Musical Director Jon Weber will lead the tribute to Ervin’s illustrious career with Host Charles Grodin and star-studded cast** including:

This April, legendary songwriter Ervin Drake will turn 95. A Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mr. Drake has written some of the American Songbook’s most beloved classics, including: "It Was a Very Good Year," "I Believe," "Tico Tico," "Quando Quando Quando," "Perdito" and "Good Morning, Heartache." 2014 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production of Drake’s "What Makes Sammy Run" (starring Steve Lawrence) which featured songs "A Room Without Windows" and "The Friendliest Thing." Musical Director Jon Weber will lead the tribute to Ervin’s illustrious career with Host Charles Grodin and star-studded cast** including:

Dee Dee Bridgewater ● Carole J. Bufford ● John Gabriel ● Eric Yves Garcia ● Anita Gillette ● Jeff Harnar ● Christine Lavin ● Sidney Myer ● T. Oliver Reid ● Steve Ross ● KT Sullivan ● Stacy Sullivan ● Leslie Uggams ● Sal Viviano

This very special event will benefit the Gold Coast Arts Center and Landmark on Main Street, two non-profit arts organizations in the Town of North Hempstead, where Mr. Drake has lived for many years. The Gold Coast Arts Center and Landmark on Main Street are committed to promoting and supporting the arts in our region and helping foster a deep appreciation for the Great American Songbook to ensure it’s preservation for generations to come. A special thank you to Sandi Durell, Producer of this incredible tribute to a true musical legend.

Tickets*: Information www.landmarkonmainstreet.org
Premium $57 ● Friends & Gold Coast Arts Center Members $52
Standard $52 ● Friends & Gold Coast Arts Center Members $47
*Ticket Prices include a Facilities Fee of $2 for capital improvements
**cast subject to change
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