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Performance to benefit church fund

Published 5:29 pm, Thursday, November 8, 2012
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Singer and entertainer Doug Ferony and his orchestra will present a performance of his Sinatra-influenced retro-styled music to benefit St. Thomas Aquinas Church's Aquinas Fund Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. at the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Center, 1719 Post Road.

The show will feature Ferony's six-piece orchestra, comprised of tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass and drums, according to a release. Ferony will sing Sinatra and Rat Pack-style songs, such as Sinatra's "It Had To Be You;" Dean Martin's "That's Amore" and Bobby Darin's "Mack the Knife."

Ferony performs across the country at supper clubs, casinos, racetracks, cruises and concerts, including venues such as Empire City/Yonkers Raceway, Harrah's and Show Boat casinos in Atlantic City, N.J., and Las Vegas' Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino. He has released 10 full-length CDs featuring cover songs and originals. His most recent collection is "You Will Be My Music," released in 2011 on FE Records. He has also had acting roles in films and TV.

The fund was established recently with the goal of raising $500,000 by the end of the year to pay down debt incurred as a result of maintenance and construction projects for the church, according to a church document.

Tickets, which will include the show, dinner, dancing and dessert, are $75, with all proceeds benefiting the fund.

For information and to RSVP, visit http://desmondfishlibrary.org/stthomas.pdf.