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Pulaski Theatre to host ‘Beach, Blues and Soul’ event

A variety of music will grace the stage of the Pulaski Theatre Saturday, Feb. 21 during a “Beach, Blues and Soul” concert.
Three bands, The Magic Moments, Ellery and the Cream of the Crop Blues Band, and The Traditions, will perform live that evening. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
Those who are tired of the winter cold can come out to hear The Magic Moments bring back memories of warmer days with beach music from summers past.
Then, Ellery and the Cream of the Crop Blues Band will perform a mixed bag of Texas swing, Austin shuffle, Virginia twang, Georgia soul and New Orleans funk.
The Traditions will close out the show with lively and mellow classic soul and R&B tunes from the 1960s and 70s.
The Magic Moments, a rock ‘n’ roll band consisting of six musicians from diverse backgrounds, have played Southeast beach music together for decades – some since attending the same high school in the 1960s.
The band consists of drummer Dr. Scott Geller, a professor of psychology at Virginia Tech; saxophone artist and vocalist Col. Doug “Ace” Hole, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel; vocalist David “Bass Man” Bennett, an electrical engineer with American Electric Power; guitarist and vocalist Joe Weddle, an information systems engineer for Pulaski County Schools; guitarist Jimmy Clark, a Volvo electrician; and lead vocalist Bobby Nash, a retired lumber and hardware sales, purchasing and millwork specialist.
The Cream of the Crop Blues Band has over a century of combined experience playing the blues. The Traditions is dedicated to keeping the soulful sounds of old school rhythm and blues alive. The group’s goal is to follow the traditions of R&B pioneers such as The Temptations, James Brown, Wilson Pickett, The Spinners, Sam & Dave, and countless others.
The five-part harmony group performs with sound tracks, a live band, or musicians. The group has recorded and has performed at concerts and outdoor festivals, opening for groups like The Truetones and The Dominos.
The Traditions were formed in Pulaski in the spring of 2003, when friends James McClanahan and John Crosby laid plans to assemble an ‘old school’ singing group to capitalize on the re-emerging popularity of the music of the 1960s and 70’s.
Group members are James McClanahan, who sings tenor, baritone and bass; Jerome Conner, first and second tenor; Roscoe Young, second tenor, Larry Barr, first tenor; Isaiah McClanahan, baritone bass; John Jerome Conner, first and second tenor; Roscoe Young, second tenor; Larry Barr, first tenor; and John Crosby, first and second tenor.
Adult tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets for children ages 12 and under are $5. Advance tickets are available via the theatre website, www.pulaskitheatre.org or at Coffee Buy the Book in downtown Pulaski.

The theatre is located at 41 Main St. in Pulaski. For additional information, call 994-9555 or visit the website.

Pulaski Theatre to host ‘Beach, Blues and Soul’ event

A variety of music will grace the stage of the Pulaski Theatre Saturday, Feb. 21 during a “Beach, Blues and Soul” concert.
Three bands, The Magic Moments, Ellery and the Cream of the Crop Blues Band, and The Traditions, will perform live that evening. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
Those who are tired of the winter cold can come out to hear The Magic Moments bring back memories of warmer days with beach music from summers past.
Then, Ellery and the Cream of the Crop Blues Band will perform a mixed bag of Texas swing, Austin shuffle, Virginia twang, Georgia soul and New Orleans funk.
The Traditions will close out the show with lively and mellow classic soul and R&B tunes from the 1960s and 70s.
The Magic Moments, a rock ‘n’ roll band consisting of six musicians from diverse backgrounds, have played Southeast beach music together for decades – some since attending the same high school in the 1960s.
The band consists of drummer Dr. Scott Geller, a professor of psychology at Virginia Tech; saxophone artist and vocalist Col. Doug “Ace” Hole, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel; vocalist David “Bass Man” Bennett, an electrical engineer with American Electric Power; guitarist and vocalist Joe Weddle, an information systems engineer for Pulaski County Schools; guitarist Jimmy Clark, a Volvo electrician; and lead vocalist Bobby Nash, a retired lumber and hardware sales, purchasing and millwork specialist.
The Cream of the Crop Blues Band has over a century of combined experience playing the blues. The Traditions is dedicated to keeping the soulful sounds of old school rhythm and blues alive. The group’s goal is to follow the traditions of R&B pioneers such as The Temptations, James Brown, Wilson Pickett, The Spinners, Sam & Dave, and countless others.
The five-part harmony group performs with sound tracks, a live band, or musicians. The group has recorded and has performed at concerts and outdoor festivals, opening for groups like The Truetones and The Dominos.
The Traditions were formed in Pulaski in the spring of 2003, when friends James McClanahan and John Crosby laid plans to assemble an ‘old school’ singing group to capitalize on the re-emerging popularity of the music of the 1960s and 70’s.
Group members are James McClanahan, who sings tenor, baritone and bass; Jerome Conner, first and second tenor; Roscoe Young, second tenor, Larry Barr, first tenor; Isaiah McClanahan, baritone bass; John Jerome Conner, first and second tenor; Roscoe Young, second tenor; Larry Barr, first tenor; and John Crosby, first and second tenor.
Adult tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets for children ages 12 and under are $5. Advance tickets are available via the theatre website, www.pulaskitheatre.org or at Coffee Buy the Book in downtown Pulaski.

The theatre is located at 41 Main St. in Pulaski. For additional information, call 994-9555 or visit the website.