Up & Coming Weekly

October 31, 2023

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12 UCW November 1 - 7, 2023 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM James Olsen can still recall the first time he saw e Beach Boys perform as a teenager in the 1980s in Michigan. Now, all those years later, he's ready to sing along with "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "California Girls" and so many more of the memorable hits. is time, however, he doesn't have to go too far to see the leg- endary act since e Beach Boys are making a stop at the Crown eatre in Fayetteville. "I love just the simplicity of it. Most of them are three-chord progression songs and upbeat. ey are just fun," Olsen said. "It's hard to get songs that people like and they just have dozens and dozens." Olsen just recently download- ed e Beach Boys 50 greatest hits when the very next day he heard about the fact that the band was coming to Fayetteville. "I thought, 'You gotta be kid- ding me. What are the chances?'" he said. "I took that as a sign to revisit e Beach Boys in person after 36 years." e band is scheduled to ap- pear in just a little over a week at the Crown eatre on Nov. 9. e show starts at 7:30 p.m. and should last about two hours. Of course at the Crown e- atre concessions will be open for those seeing the show and will include tropical drink specials as an homage to e Beach Boys. "I've definitely heard some buzz about this show out in the community," Madeleine Ever- sole, the Director of Marketing for the Crown Complex, said. "Anyone who's enjoyed hear- ing these songs over the years should take the opportunity to come see the band perform live." Eversole and other members of the Crown Complex have been getting a lot of good feedback, she says, from playing the band's music at local events trying to drum up some publicity for the upcoming show. "People love these shows," she said. While not all the original members of e Beach Boys still tour and travel, the show will include original member Mike Love as well as Bruce Johnson. Eversole expects a good turn out with more than 70% of the seats already sold for the upcoming show. Tickets start at $31. "e Beach Boys have so many hits and it's going to be so much fun to see them perform live!" Eversole said. For Olsen, he says he hopes they still sound like e Beach Boys after all these years. "I have been on a kick of see- ing bands over again this year," Olsen said. "e year of 2023 has been it." e Crown will also host up- coming shows for Gladys Knight, Josh Turner, Air Supply, Leanne Morgan and John Mellencamp. For more information about this or any upcoming shows visit www.crowncomplexnc.com. KATHLEEN RAMSEY, Staff Writer. COMMENTS? editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. EVENT America's Band is set to entertain local audience by KATHLEEN RAMSEY Thank you to Cumberland County, the City of Fayetteville, and all our Supporters! Special Thanks to Up & Coming Weekly COL. John M. Wilcox Garrison Commander Fort Liberty, NC Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory A. Seymour Garrison CSM Fort Liberty, N.C. Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan D. Barker XVIII Airborne Corps Fort Liberty, N.C. Lt. Gen. Christopher T. Donahue Commanding General XVIII Airborne Corps Fort Liberty, N.C. Cumberland County Veterans Council presents the 2023 VETERANS DAY PARADE November 4, 2023 Downtown Fayetteville 10 am Saturday This year's Grand Marshals We fought for L I B E R T Y CCVC-We Are One Team, One Voice, Teamwork

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