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Richland grad will present concert of movie classics

July 22, 2013

YellowBrix

July 22--JOHNSTOWN -- If Max Fedore were a race horse, it would be hard to bet against him.

At the tender age of 19, Fedore has made a name for himself throughout the Johnstown area as a young thoroughbred performer and a filmmaker.

After completing his first year at film school at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Fedore has been inspired to present a concert of movie classics.

Fedore, a 2012 graduate of Richland Senior High School, will present "Love in Hollywood: The Concert," at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at 450 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

"The songs in the show include original music from movies that may have been used as a theme song, one to highlight an action scene or played during the credits,"?Fedore said. "This is a big show that I like to describe as a clash between classic and modern music."

The first act begins with jazz music made famous by the classic movie musicals from the Golden Age of Hollywood. The music then moves toward modern renditions of classics and current music written for period films.

For the second act, the music becomes more contemporary featuring rock and alternative music.

The concert will feature the songs "I've Got You Under My Skin," "As Time Goes By," "Maybe this Time," "New York, New York," "Skyfall," "Live and Let Die," and more.

Fedore has assembled an array of talented musicians to share the stage with him.

Joining Fedore on stage is vocalist and actress Emily Felton of Davidsville.

The band will feature Dan Philibin on piano, Nathan Santos on bass, Michael Bodolosky on drums and Brady Amerson of Butler on saxophone.

Many of the group performed together during a show Fedore produced in July 2012 titled "The Sondheim Concert," which was considered a success.

"We had over 400 people in attendance at the Pasquerilla Center last year," he said. "This show promises to be more of a spectacle and more powerful than last year."

The classically-trained Philibin returns from Richmond, Va., where he is an entrepreneur in digital Web designing. Santos, director of commercial music at Tiffin University in Ohio, has shared the stage with such performers as Bernadette Peters, Lou Christie, Bruce Hornsby and Olivia Newton-John.

Fedore added Amerson because the first portion of the show has a jazzy appeal and needed a saxophone to enhance the music.

Bodolosky will be infusing the music with his usual pizazz at the drums.

Bodolosky, a retired music director of Richland School District and executive director of the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, recognized Fedore's talent at a young age.

"He was an exceptional student when I taught him, and I see nothing but good things for him," said Bodolosky.

Tickets are $14 and can be purchased in advance by calling 269-7981. Tickets also will be available at the door.

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