Kingston Trio will entertain audiences in royal type at The Kate

ALTER SAYBROOK – Are you interested in nostalgia? Do you like to remember unforgettable musical moments from the past and relive their splendor? If your answers are yes, then I have a treat for you.

Sixty years ago, this group was described as “the most envied, most imitated, and most successful vocal group, folk or otherwise, in all of show business.” They have also been referred to as “the undisputed kings of popular song rage by all standards” and triggered the pop-folk boom with their hit recording of “Tom Dooley”.

This song became a # 1 hit and sold over 3 million copies as a single.

This dynamic group released 19 albums that made it into the Billboard Top 100, 14 in the Top 10, and five that landed at # 1 at Kate in Old Saybrook in two concerts, Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Over the years a number of performing individuals and groups have attributed the transformation of the music world to the Kingston Trio, including Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, The Beach Boys and The Bee Gees , to name just a few.

Whether it’s protest songs, calypso numbers or Broadway tunes, the Kingston Trio is sure to be entertained in royal style.

The original members in 1957 were Dave Guard, Bob Shane, and Nick Reynolds, three classmates in California.

The current members, Mike Marvin, Tim Gorelangston and Don Marovich, have ties to the original three. Mike is the adopted son of founding member Nick Reynolds and credits Nick as his musical mentor. Tim has been a close friend since childhood and recorded with Nick Reynolds. Don has performed with the trio and plays guitar, banjo and mandolin.

In their signature striped shirts you can hear classics like “Tom Dooley”, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” “Greenback Dollar”, “A Worried Man”, “Raspberries Strawberries”, “Hard, Ain’t It Hard”, “They Call the Wind Maria”, “This Land Is Your Land”, “This Little Light of Mine” and “Desert pete.”

For tickets ($ 65) call The Kate, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook at 860-510-0453 or go online at

Gather your memories like flowers and create a musical bouquet thanks to The Kingston Trio at The Kate.

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England striker Jadon Sancho (C) is comforted by his teammates after missing a penalty in the UEFA EURO 2020 final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium in London on July 11, 2021.

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A university withdrew an offer from a student after racist abuse against English players after the EURO 2020 final.

Video footage from a Snapchat group chat was circulating on Instagram in which a person was heard using racist language to Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who each missed penalties in the shooting at Wembley Stadium.

A spokesman for Nottingham Trent University said: “This allegation does not apply to an NTU student. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination, including racism.

“We dealt with this matter immediately and withdrew an offer from an applicant.”

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Police have arrested five people for racially abusing English players online since the defeat by Italy on Sunday.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that the government plans to extend football bans over online racism, while social media companies face heavy fines if they fail to remove the abuse from their platforms.

Added present for People Legacy Trio | Arts Leisure

VENICE – Another show by The Folk Legacy Trio has been added.

The group will perform on Monday at 7:30 p.m. along with their weekend shows. Most weekend shows are almost sold out, with only a few tickets available for a seat.

The Folk Legacy Trio consists of George Grove, Jerry Siggins and Rick Dougherty.

The three have the résumé for the song of the era. The Folk Legacy Trio sings from the folk era from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, it was said.

It includes songs from The Kingston Trio, Peter Paul and Mary, The Limeliters, Joan Baez, Gordon Lightfoot, Simon and Garfunkel, John Denver, and others.

Grove was a member of the Kingston Trio for 41 years; Rick Dougherty was a member of the Limeliters and Kingston Trio for 25 years and Jerry Siggins was the singer of The Diamonds for 27 years.

Seats are $ 35 and are available online at or by phone at 941-488-1115. The theater note cards must be purchased 24 hours in advance. The box office remains closed and the COVID-19 logs include “required face-covering and physically distant seating”.

Tickets for the 2021-22 season of the Venice Theater are available online at or by phone at 941-488-1115.

The Venice Theater is located at 140 Tampa Ave. W.

Trio of comedy reveals gives Valentine’s weekend laughs | Arts & Leisure

Laughs are harder to come by these days, but there will be plenty to do near the subway this weekend. On the list …

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Simply Shanell is playing shows at One Night Stans Comedy Club in Waterford Township through Saturday February 13th. (Courtesy

• Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle reopens this weekend with performances by locally bred favorite John Heffron from Friday through Sunday February 12-14. Limited capacity and other COVID-19 logs will be available at 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak. Comedycastle.com248-542-9900.

• One Night Stans Comedy Club is hosting Simply Shanell for shows at 4761 Highland Road, Waterford Township through Saturday February 13th. 248-875-6524 or

• “My Funny Valentine” at Detroit’s Eastern Market has two shows Friday through Sunday, February 12-15, under the heading of Pierre and starring Mike Bonner, Foolish and Dezz White.