Midtown Men to perform in east Idaho Saturday

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The following is a news release and photo from Idaho State University.

POCATELLO — The Midtown Men’s Michael Longoria guarantees that concert goers hearing his group’s renditions of hits from the 1960s are “going to want to dance and want to sing” at the group’s Feb. 3 concert in the Stephens Performing Art Center beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The concert is part of the ISU “A Season of Note” Fine Arts Series and will be performed in the Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

“For the last eight or nine years we’ve been out on the road continuing to sing the amazing songs of the 60s,” Longoria said. “The cool thing about the 1960s is that there are so many voices and so many vibrant songs. We get to totally paint that musical landscape. Not only does the audience get to sing along with songs they grew up with, but they get to be transported back in time to a golden age in music.”

Featuring stories and songs, their acclaimed concerts feature classic songs originated by The Four Seasons, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Ronettes, The Temptations and more.

The Midtown men are also original cast members of the musical “The Jerseys Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.” This production played on Broadway and other major internationally venues from 2005 to 2017 and was made into a movie.

“If they love the Jersey Boys they are going to love us,” Longoria said. “We are the originals. At the concert we sing some of the songs made famous on Broadway.”

Formed in 2010, the popular vocal group has been widely praised for their signature renditions of the rock and roll songs of the ‘60s. Together, the group has played more than 650 concerts in North America and China, and headlined alongside more than 30 symphonies including The Boston Pops and The National Symphony.

The holiday single, “All Alone on Christmas,” which they recorded with Stevie Van Zandt and members of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, plays yearly across the radio airways.

Television audiences have enjoyed The Midtown Men on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Chew, Katie and Access Hollywood.

Prices are $38 for main seating and $34 for upper level sitting. Tickets are available at the ISU Box Office in the Stephens Performing Arts Center (1102 Sam Nixon Dr.), by phone at 282-3595, online at isu.edu/tickets or at Vickers Western Wear stores in Pocatello and Idaho Falls.

For more information on the 2017-18 Season of Note, contact the Stephens Performing Arts Box Office at (208) 282-3595 or visit isu.edu/stephens.

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