State Theater Hosts Golden Oldies Spectacular

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NEW BRUNSWICK—Four acts will help the audience relive their memories at State Theatre in New Brunswick on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:30pm. The line-up includes Jay and the Americans, The Duprees, The Happenings, and Martha and the Vandellas. Tickets range from $32-95.

Jay and the Americans began with four teenagers singing in Sandy Yaguda’s Brooklyn basement. From 1962-1971, the group charted twelve top 10 records. The three original members, Sandy Yaguda, Howie Kirschenbaum and Marty Kupersmith, and Jay Reincke continue to recreate the authentic, unforgettable sound of their great hits, to the delight of their fans. The hits include “She Cried,” “Only in America,” “Come a Little Bit Closer,” “This Magic Moment,” “Cara Mia,” and “Some Enchanted Evening.”


New Jersey’s own The Duprees are known throughout the world for their unmistakable vocal harmonies and their romantic interpretations of the most beautiful love songs ever written. Their sound brings back memories of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole. Their version of Jo Stafford’s ballad “You Belong to Me” was their first million seller in 1962, followed by such hits as “Why Don’t You Believe Me,” “Have You Heard,” “I’m Yours” and “Exodus.”

Another New Jersey group, The Happenings, exploded onto the national charts in 1966 with “See You in September” which became the #1 hit throughout the world that summer. It is still regularly listed among the top 100 summer songs of all time.

Finally, a Golden Oldies Spectacular wouldn’t be complete without a “girl group,” and Martha and the Vandellas are one of the best of all time. A great Motown act, they had 26 hit records including 12 top ten hits. “Heatwave” and “Dancin in the Streets” were million sellers and “Heatwave” was nominated for a Grammy.

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 1-732-246-7469, or visit

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