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Posted May 23, 2011

APT Presents Doo Wop Live July 9

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Concert at Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham Alabama Public Television (APT) is bringing original Doo Wop stars to the Alys Stephens Center for the Performing Arts for matinee and evening concerts on Saturday, July 9, 2011. The concerts, which raise funds to support APT’s educational mission, will feature Gene “Duke of Earl” Chandler; Shirley Alston Reeves, original lead singer for the Shirelles; Jay Siegel and The Tokens; Jay and The Americans; and Tommy Mara of the Crests. Most of the performers have appeared on public television’s series of Doo Wop reunion concerts that have been so popular over the past then years and still draw large audiences at live concerts around the country. “We’ve held similar concerts previously in Birmingham and Mobile and the audiences couldn’t get enough,” said APT executive director Allan Pizzato. “There’s no better way to support the educational services APT provides Alabama’s students and teachers than by enjoying this wonderful music.” Tickets to the 2:30 p.m. matinee and 7:00 p.m. evening performance are available with a tax-deductible contribution to APT. Individuals making a $75 donation to APT will receive a ticket in the balcony and those providing a donation of $100 or more will receive a gift ticket in the orchestra, mezzanine or loge section. Tickets may be ordered at www.aptv.org or by phone at 451-0136 in Birmingham (toll free 1-800-239-5233, extension 136). About Alabama Public Television Alabama Public Television, the nation’s first statewide educational television network, served as a model for other statewide public broadcasting networks in the U.S. and abroad. Affiliated with the Public Broadcasting System, APT retains its educational mission by serving as a seven-day-a-week educational resource for every child and adult in Alabama through online services, digital television programming on three statewide channels, Emmy Award-winning documentary production and outreach activities. For more information, visit www.aptv.org. # # #

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