ABOUT TOWN: Elvis Coming to Stoughton (And More...)
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"ELVIS" COMES TO STOUGHTON: Have you seen Elvis? On Saturday, June 9 at 9:30 p.m. you will have the chance to catch the closest thing to hearing Elvis Presley and his band live on stage.
That evening, Ahavath Torah Congregation in Stoughton will be hosting Dana Zagoreos, or Dana Z, backed by the Memphis Miracles.
This tribute band truly brings Elvis Presley and his music to life. Dana Z placed top 10 in the Greater Boston Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and Festival in 2008. He recently competed at the Lake George Elvis Fest in New York and the New England Elvis Festival in Manchester, N.H.
Dana Z has performed at casinos, theaters, fairs, festivals, conventions, corporate and special events and multi-artist tribute shows all over the U.S.
When asked what time period he plays, Zagoreos answers, “Concert styles range from the 50's, 60's, and 70's, [with the] 70's being my main act because it’s more of an audience interest.”
Zagoreos said that he had been an Elvis fan since he saw Elvis’s ’68 Comeback Special and his Aloha concert, a 1973 performance that was broadcast worldwide via satellite.
Zagoreos’ career, however, didn’t start until some 30 years later.
As he tells it, his first real performance came when he sang a few Elvis songs during a karaoke session in 2002. A friend who was married in Vegas then asked him to perform at her reception at a local function club.
“From there I decided to start doing Elvis shows,” he said.
Though it took a year or so after that decision, he booked his first concert and hasn’t looked back. Zagoreos is aware that Elvis is one of the most impersonated celebrities on the planet, but this fact simply adds to his experience as a tribute artist.
“I am honored that I am able to make people [as] happy as he did,” said Zagoreos of Elvis, “even if it’s for just an hour and a half.”
Zagoreos hopes that people that attend remember just a couple simple but vital things. “Enjoy the show but most importantly, have fun,” he said.
Come experience the joy of Elvis Presley and his music. Dance, celebrate, and bring back memories from long ago.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Please reserve your tickets by sending a check made payable to Ahavath Torah Congregation, Elvis Concert, 1179 Central St., Stoughton, MA, 02072. For questions, call 781-344-8733 or email email@example.com
YARD SALE AND MINI CAR SHOW: Stoughton Boy Scout Troop 88 / Cub Scout Pack 8 Yard Sale and Mini Car Show is this Saturday, June 2 at the Trinity Church (414 Sumner Street, Stoughton) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LAST CHANCE TO HONOR JOHN DENISON: Stoughton High English teacher John Denison’s Retirement Party will be on Tuesday, June 12, from 4-8 p.m. at Stoneforge Tavern, 96 Paramount Drive in Raynham.
Tickets are $50.00 per person. If you'd like to go, the deadline is NOW.
Please make the check out to John Gallivan. The night will feature a Buffet Dinner.
For more information, contact Sue Rockwell (S_Rockwood@Stoughtonschools.org). Retirees can mail check to Sue Rockwood, 29 Emerson Place, Needham, MA 02492-2828
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: to Stoughton's Cheri Spintig.