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Singer Shirley Alston Reeves poses for a photo-op next to TV Host Cognac Wellerlane and her backup singers backstage at the Suffolk Theater
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op with Photographer Shane Gritzinger at the Suffolk Theater
Singer Shirley Reeves Alston Performs At the Suffolk Theater
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op in the Hamptons
Long Islanders attended a very special Concert by Lead Band Member Shirley Alston Reeve of the Original singing group the Shirelles at the Suffolk Theater on December 6th in Riverhead Long Island.
Shirley Alston Reeves (born Shirley Owens June 10, 1941, Henderson, North Carolina) was the lead member of the hit singing group, The Shirelles. As well as Owens, the Shirelles consisted of classmates of hers from Passaic High School, New Jersey: Addie "Micki" Harris, Doris Kenner Jackson, and Beverly Lee. Through marriages, she became Shirley Alston and later, Shirley Alston Reeves. Her strong, distinctive voice meant that she was the natural choice for their main lead singer, though Jackson was also featured as lead on several songs as well.
Reeves enjoyed a string of hits with the Shirelles throughout the 1960s. She left the Shirelles in 1975 to begin a solo career, initially recording under the name "Lady Rose". That same year, she recorded an album entitled With A Little Help From My Friends, after the hit song by The Beatles, which featured members of the Flamingos, The Drifters, Shep and the Limelites, The 5 Satins, The Belmonts, Danny & The Juniors, Herman's Hermits and La La Brooks of The Crystals.
The Shirelles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. She also performed on the Doo Wop 51 PBS special in 2000.
She continues to perform solo with two back-up singers around the nation.
he mission at The Suffolk Theater is to re-establish the cinema/ playhouse tradition in downtown. The last five years has been a fascinating restoration process of the Art Deco cinema space into a full- service performing arts center. The theater will be providing diverse programming for all ages, from live entertainment, music and plays to movies and catered affairs. Programming onstage at the Suffolk Theater will range from Country to Comedy – from Classical to Contemporary – the very best touring artists available – our goal is to bring a broad range of performing artists to the Suffolk Theater stage that will appeal to every resident and visitor to the east end of Long Island.
The Suffolk Theater’s state of the art marquee, seen by over 15,000 people daily and has become an information center and part of the identity of Main Street, The theater itself is projected to bring more than 4,000 visitors to downtown Riverhead weekly.
This New Years Eve join the Suffolk Theater for an evening of Glamor & Glitz!
Entertainment, as hailed by The New York Times and Newsday.....Tom Manuel.....His swingin' 17 piece Big Band.....The Black Tie Affair Orchestra.....FEATURING.....Guest artist and vocalist
Laurel Masse of Manhattan Transfer! Live Stream from Times Square to Watch the Ball Drop on our Big Movie Screen
• Premium open bar 8pm - 1AM • DJ & Dancing • Gourmet Passed Hors d'oeuvres & Stations • Party Favor Giveaways • Midnight Champagne Toast • Valet Parking
Dress Your Sparkling Best!
$165 per person
Seating limited call the Box Office 631-727-4343 for reservations.
Holiday Inn Express package available
For more information please visit http://www.suffolktheater.com
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