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Get down tonight: KC and the Sunshine Band, Village People bring flare of ’70s disco to amp

Despite 40 years of performing in venues all over the world, everywhere from New York City to Sydney, Henry Wayne “K.C.” Casey, leader of KC and the Sunshine Band, still gets nervous before he performs.

“You always get nervous.” Casey said. “The day you’re not nervous is the day your career is over.”

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Lang, Lynn, Siss Boom Bang ‘Sing It Loud’ in Amp tonight

When country music legend K. D. Lang made her latest album with a whole new band, she called it Sing It Loud, and that is just what Chautauquans hope she will do tonight.

At 8 p.m. tonight, after having won more than four Grammys, having sung at the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony and having a career spanning more than 25 years, Lang is bringing the Siss Boom Bang to the Amphitheater stage for the first time.

Lang, who started her music career with a Patsy Cline cover band called k.d. lang and The Reclines in 1983, grew to popularity on her own as a country and pop artist known for her strong, crooning voice. Sing It Loud, released by k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang just last year, shows that Lang’s music is still going strong.

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Yarrow and Stookey

Peter and Paul celebrate 50 years, honor Mary

Noel Paul Stookey from Peter, Paul and Mary has rewritten “America the Beautiful.” His wife called him audacious, but Stookey said he was only following the spirit and tradition of folk music.

Although some believe folk music to be dead, Stookey said it is alive and thriving. His own songwriting is a testament and only part of a movement inspired by the folk era of the 1960s that redefined music’s role in the world. Peter, Paul and Mary are some of the unquestionable leaders of that musical era.

Stookey and Peter Yarrow will perform at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, in a concert “Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Peter, Paul and Mary.” It will be their fourth time performing in Chautauqua, but their first performance without Mary, who died in 2009.

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