The Paramount Rings in the New Year by Returning to the 60’s
JOE TUCCI, Featured Writer
A crowd of close to a 1000 people gathered to celebrate New Year’s Eve by watching a performance by Shadows of the 60’s at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill on Sun., Dec. 31.
Shadows of the 60’s is a tribute band who reenact the greatest hits of Motown’s Super Groups from the 1960s including Smokie Robison, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves, Junior Walker, and Gladys Knight.
The group created a stunning likeness to the original acts with their excellent vocal talent, exquisitely designed costumes and dazzling showmanship and choreography.
Patrons got up from their seats to sing and dance throughout the event as the group performed classic songs like “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Ain’t No Woman Like The One I Got,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and “It’s The Same Old Song.”
Longtime Patron Marge Pollack was very impressed by the way the group’s singers were able to so accurately mimic the voice of the original performers from the 1960s.
“I enjoyed the show very much, I enjoyed songs from the first session the most because I was more familiar with them, the Motown Supremes, the Four Tops I really enjoyed those songs,” Pollack said.
Aside from just the performances, Pollack also enjoyed the relaxing environment that the Paramount provides for its patrons.
“I really enjoyed the atmosphere of doing something joyous on New Year’s Eve and really appreciated being able to have a glass of wine and popcorn at my seat in the theater,” Pollack said.
During the performance, patrons were also treated to a live-streamed projection of the ball drop in Peekskill on the backdrop on the Paramount’s stage.
This is the second year in a row that Shadows of the 60’s has performed at the Paramount, Pollack says if they return she would definitely want to see them again.
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