Gary Puckett to perform at Warren amphitheater


WARREN — A trip down memory lane for Mariano Longo was not as vibrant as he wanted it to be.

He graduated from Howland High School in 1973, wanting to be a musician. When he returned to Howland and Warren for a visit last year, he was not satisfied with what he saw, until he saw the Warren Community Amphitheatre.

Longo described the amphitheater as a “jewel of hope” and wanted to use it as a way to get a younger, more diverse crowd to attend a city-sponsored concert.

So Longo, a pianist for Gary Puckett of Gary Puckett and the Union Gap fame, created a concert called Generation Us that he hopes will attract a broad audience.

Puckett and his band will perform Friday at the amphitheater in Warren. Two other bands will open the show and add to the variety of music.

For the full story, see Thursday's Vindicator or Vindy.com.

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