Getting in groove of season

first_img“We don’t get together that often and it gives us a chance to see each other,” Dinielli said. Opening the concert was Jessica Sands, daughter of 1950s teen idol Tommy Sands. A former contestant in “Star Search” and Miss Washington State, Sands said she had a good time singing in front of Sunday’s crowd – the biggest of her career. “It’s my perfect environment,” Sands said. “It’s family-friendly, it’s outdoors and I get to take my shoes off.” [email protected] (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WOODLAND HILLS – John Waite, former frontman for the 1970s British rock band the Babys, got the Warner Ranch Park concert series off to a grooving start Sunday in front of thousands of music fans eager to welcome back the summer ritual. The set list for Waite and his backing band included his 1984 hit “Missing You,” a song written from the perspective of someone pretending not to miss a former love. “He’s got a unique sort of soulful voice for a white guy,” said Robert Fedor, 45, who makes the weekly concert in the park a summer tradition for him and his family. His 5-year-old daughter, Madison, and her two friends didn’t care that the music was a little before their time. They got up and danced while most of the audience was content to groove in the lawn chairs they brought to the outdoor venue. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Sitting in front of a pair of blankets covered with crayons and Frisbees, Grace Virata had everything she and her kids needed to start the summer off right. True, summer may not have officially started. But many of the thousands who attended the first show of the Valley Cultural Center’s Concerts in the Park series couldn’t tell the difference. “Even though it’s so hot it’s nice to still come out and be with family and friends,” said Virata of West Hills, who attended with her two children and another family. The free concerts normally attract about 5,000 people, organizers said. For Dino Dinielli, 29, who had a few beers cooling near his feet, the concert was a chance to regroup with three high school buddies. last_img

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