Cuesta College Friends of the CPAC invites the public to come out for an evening of classic ‘50s and ‘60s vocals on October 18 at Doo Woppa Moolah$, a show featuring The Alley Cats, an American doo-wop group singing in a capella, and Voce, Cuesta College’s award-winning vocal jazz ensemble.
“The Doo Woppa Moolah$ event is the largest fundraiser for the Cultural and Performing Arts Center of the year,” said Performing Arts Department Chair and CPAC Coordinator Jennifer Martin. “The money raised goes toward parts replacement, repairs and personnel costs for lobby management, stage crew, and assistants for lighting and sound. These funds are vital in keeping the facility open and operating safely.”
The show begins at 3:00 p.m. and includes backstage tours, refreshments and a silent auction beginning at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by visiting www.cpactickets.cuesta.edu.
The Friends of CPAC is a group of community leaders and Cuesta College staff working to further the mission of Cuesta’s Cultural and Performing Arts Center. Community members include Charlotte Alexander, Allyn Arnold, Lee Arnold, Wayne Attoe, Warren Balfour, Diane Blakeslee Brocato, Roxanne Carr, Craig Darnell, Amy Harway, Mary Howell, Marlene Peter, Penny Porter, Marie Rosenwasser, and Joan Sargen, Cuesta College staff members include Bea Anderson, Shannon Hill, John Knutson, Jennifer Martin, and Karen Tacket.
The Alley Cats – America’s Premier Doo-Wop Group, began in 1987 at Fullerton College in California, and landed their first professional gig at Disneyland’s “Blast to the Past.” Soon they appeared on TV, radio shows, corporate events, performing arts centers, fairs, festivals, schools, and even a USO show aboard the John C. Stennis aircraft carrier to welcome home troops from Iraq.
Voce is the premier vocal jazz ensemble at Cuesta College. Since its inception in 1981, the ensemble has extensively toured the west coast and Europe ten times. Voce has received numerous awards including an Outstanding Performance Award from Downbeat Magazine, First Place at the Reno Jazz Festival, and two invitations to perform at the Conference of the International Association of Jazz Educators.