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Sarasota News Leader August 9 & 16, 2013 Page 108 THE GOLDTONES TO MAKE VENICE THEATRE DEBUT ON AUG. 17 The Venice Theatre Guild invites the public to enjoy another summer night of nostalgia, energy and fun when The Goldtones take the MainStage at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17. The Goldtones, which has been called the "hottest doo-wop group in Florida," entertains its audiences "with the sweet sounds of street-corner harmony," a news release says. The quartet features Dr. Ken Feder, a practicing chiropractor by day and second tenor by night, who has sung doo-wop in the Bronx and Atlanta; John Gualberto (Johnny G.), who has been singing professionally since he was 12; Ed Diana, who started singing professionally at 18 with the original five-man group The Orkells in New Haven, CT; and John Reinoehl (J.R.) who, like his partners, began singing at a young age when he started his own musical group in 1960, the release notes. The Goldtones/Contributed photo "The summer oldies concerts are an annual tradition of the Venice Theatre Guild," the release continues. "What started as one show per summer has grown to a full-fledged series of four shows." After The Goldtones' performance, one more concert remains on the summer schedule: Yesterdayze on Sept. 14. The concerts raise money for the Guild scholarship fund, which provides tuition assistance to students studying theatre arts. Tickets, which cost $20, are on sale at the theatre's box office, by phone at 488-1115 or online at Venice Theatre is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. on the island in Venice. Summer box office hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before all performances.

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