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Dueling Keyboard Boys to perform September 21

Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018

Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center brings back a pair of spectacular keyboardists, each with a long list of credentials, for a fundraiser benefitting Riley Hospital for Children. The event is scheduled for Friday, September 21, with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature a varied assortment of musical styles, including Oldies, Country, Motown and more.

The Dueling Keyboard Boys are made up of Paul New-Stewart and Brian Frushour. Stewart, a veteran of the music industry both on and off stage, is also known to Event Center audiences for his piano work with guitarist Kenny Taylor. He has performed with well-known artists Frankie Avalon, The Coasters, Charlie Rich, Nancy Sinatra and Fats Domino, and has appeared on the Mike Douglas TV show and Dick Clark’s original. He acted as a stand-in for Kurt Russell on the TV movie Elvis, sang at playoff games for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and sang for Willie Mays’ induction ceremony into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In the 1980’s Stewart managed the Pierre’s nightclub, and teamed with singer Chris Worth to form the popular duo Chris & Paul.

Brian Frushour has worked as a soloist for Carnival Cruise Lines, and previously performed with the rock band Mindshank. Frushour is a graduate of Saint Francis University with a degree in Music Technology, and currently works for Sweetwater Sound.

Tickets are $12 and may be purchased by calling (260) 483-3508. They may also be ordered online at cottageeventcenter.com, or at John’s Meat Market in Roanoke. The event is sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank and Stifel Financial.

Other shows coming to the Cottage Event Center include the event center debut of 60’s Sound of The Bobby Swag Band October 19 for the Roanoke Police Department and the annual Toys for Tots Holiday Concert December 7, starring The Alicia Pyle Quartet. On New Year’s Eve popular crooners The Brat Pack will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. in an evening of dinner and music. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cash bar and food is available for purchase. The Cottage Event Center is owned and operated by Hamilton Hospitality Group.

Shown in the photo are Brian Frushour, left, and Paul New-Stewart.