222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Description: There is no doubt that Pat Boone is the ORIGINAL American Idol, and his appeal continues to be universal in scope! Singer, actor/TV host, producer, songwriter, author, motivational speaker, TV pitchman, radio personality and humanitarian, Pat’s contribution to the American culture and country’s consciousness has reached legendary status. With over 45 million records sold and 38 top 40 hits, he’s recognized by Billboard Magazine as the #10 rock recording artist in history, placing higher on that impressive chart than either Madonna or Billy. Boone’s teen idol success led him to star in 14 major movie features with stars such as Ann Margaret, James Mason, Debbie Reynolds and Tony Curtis. In fact, he was Elvis’ main competition at that time. Boone became the youngest person to have his own weekly musical variety TV show, and in 1959 he wrote the lyric to the theme from the movie “Exodus,” about the creation of the State of Israel. It provided him with a special connection with the country, one that he has maintained. He possesses an Israel Cultural Award, the country’s highest award for a non native. Boone still holds the Billboard record for spending 220 consecutive weeks on the charts with one or more songs each week. See him perform live! $45 all seats
Venue Description: For more than 45 years, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, located on the Queensborough Community College campus in Bayside, has served as an outpost of culture to its surrounding community. QPAC offers a central location near many local restaurants, making it an excellent destination for a family night out.
The center has both a professional and a children's series, providing programming for every age. The children's series is brought to the community in conjunction with a book club, a reading program that helps introduce young children to the joys of reading by staging the books chosen. The children's performances held at QPAC make for a great birthday party activity. QPAC provides a private location for lunch, discounted front-row seats, and a "Happy Birthday" serenade from the stage.
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