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On Friday, Nov. 2, Ron Seggi and his Tribute to Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars return to the Athens Theatre in DeLand by popular demand. Seggi is touring with a full 15-piece band, just like the original 1959 traveling road show, which featured Clark and chart-topping singers like Bobby Darin, Gene Pitney, Del Shannon, Tony Orlando, Bobby Vinton, Paul Anka, Frankie Valli, Roy Orbison and the Righteous Brothers.

Since the age of 11, Ron Seggi has performed either on the radio airwaves or on the stage. By the 1970s, he had created a successful nightclub act and put down 12 recordings, five of which were released nationally, with two nominated for Grammy Awards.

By the 1990s, The Ron Seggi Show — Live From Universal Studios, Florida, was broadcast nationwide. Not only did this show give him the opportunity to interview more than 19,000 guests and celebrities, it also gave him the honor of being tapped by Ed McMahon, one of the entertainment industry’s biggest names, to be the announcer on his television show Next Big Star.

As Seggi put it, “The supreme compliment is when the ultimate announcer asks you to be his announcer.”

After achieving broadcasting success, Seggi has returned to the concert circuit, this time accompanied by a full orchestra and backup singers. His shows now deliver that big-band sound that everyone loves.

Seggi’s Tribute to Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the historic Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave. in Downtown DeLand.

Tickets cost $25 for preferred reserved seating (the first five rows center orchestra, and the first two rows center balcony); $22 for general reserved seating; and $20 for senior citizens. All tickets are available online at the Athens Theatre website www.AthensDeLand.com or by calling the box office at 386-736-1500. Box-office hours are 1-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and one-and-a-half hours before live performances.

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