Easy Street show to salute legendary Las Vegas artists

Staff report


Easy Street Productions is kicking off the Youngstown Symphony Society’s second Hometown Heroes concert series with an evening of music titled “Easy Street’s Las Vegas Valentine.” It will be at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., downtown.

Easy Street co-founders Maureen Collins and Todd Hancock will host the event, which will salute some of the most legendary Las Vegas entertainers. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Judy Garland, Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin and Patsy Cline are just a few of the artists whose music will be featured in the 90-minute production.

Joining Collins and Hancock on stage will be Easy Street regular and local audience favorite James McClellan as well as DeYor Singing Star champion Natalie Sprouse. The concert also will feature special guests Mary Jo Maluso and Rick Blackson performing a special tribute to singer/songwriter Burt Bacharach.

Music Director Jeff Sanders and the seven-piece Easy Street Little Big Band will provide the music. Selections will range from Rat Pack classics to romantic melodies.

Tickets are $25 for the show and can be purchased by calling the box office at 330-744-0264 or online at youngstownsymphony.com.

For those wishing to make the evening a complete Valentine’s date experience, a special dinner menu is being offered for an additional cost by Chef Jeff Chrystal in the adjacent Overture Restaurant. Dinner reservations can be made by calling Overture at 330-744-9900.

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