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Lotela Gold concert to benefit children's foundation

SEBRING - Lotela Gold will take its audience on a trip down memory lane as this nine-piece show band performs a special '50s and '60s musical show 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Circle Theatre. Proceeds will benefit the Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County Inc., a nonprofit organization that focuses on improving the lives of children and young people in Highlands County. The Circle Theatre is the foundation's newest initiative. Lotela Gold is based out of Avon Park and began performing in the fall of 2011. The band focuses on songs that were hits from the 1950's and early 1960's. They emphasize vocal harmonies and seven of the nine members are featured vocalists at various times during the show. The group pays tribute to Elvis, Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly and Ricky Nelson. Costume changes throughout the show keep the audience entertained. In addition to vocalists, the group features musicians who play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and a variety of percussion instruments.
Band members are Butch Gallimore, Jimbo Fann, Howie Godwin, Jeff Saunders, Dennis Johns, Chad Johns, Brian Laflam, Somer Smith and Sharon Cawley-Cornine. The audience is encouraged to wear poodle skirts, leather jackets, saddle shoes or bobbie socks to feel a part of the show. The public is encouraged to purchase their tickets early. They are $15 in advance or $17.50 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.circletheatreofsebring.com, or by calling the theatre at 382-2905 or Dennis Johns at 381-1011.