September 27, 2012 | Queensborough Community College
Tony Orlando— whose first hit single, Candida, was released more than four decades ago— has endured as one of America’s most compelling and endeared entertainers. His timeless songs-which invoke a “feel good” party atmosphere,—will be heard by hundreds of fans at Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m.
“Tony Orlando and Dawn” had 21 hit singles, four of which went gold: Knock Three Times; Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose; Candida; and Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree, considered an American anthem. He also scored three number one songs on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 charts.
From million-selling records, movies and Broadway, Tony Orlando has conquered every facet of show business.
“The timing of Mr. Orlando’s performance here at QPAC is perfect as it coincides with the recent celebration of the 30th anniversary of his historic recording of Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree,” said Susan Agin, Executive and Artistic Director, QPAC. “We are also delighted to welcome the hilarious comedienne Elayne Boosler, who is best known for her political humor—which promises to be more feisty than ever as her stand-up routine takes place right after the presidential debates and shortly before the general election!”
Don’t let the high costs of shows in Manhattan, plus the cost of parking your car; stop you from seeing quality entertainment. QPAC’s excellent location, diverse schedule of events, reasonable ticket prices, free parking, beautiful theatre, infrared listening devices and exceptional service make it an excellent choice for a memorable outing. Distinguished artists who have performed throughout the decades at QPAC include jazz legend Thelonius Monk; renowned dance choreographer Merce Cunningham; 60’s folksinger Judy Collins; and more recently Joel Grey, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Marvin Hamlisch, Mandy Patinkin, and Ben Vereen.