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Former teen idol Frankie Avalon to perform in Youngstown

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Frankie Avalon
Frankie Avalon will perform at Edward W. Powers Auditorium at the DeYor Performing Arts Center in Youngstown on Oct. 8. (Contributed photo)

YOUNGSTOWN — Singer and actor Frankie Avalon will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at Edward W. Powers Auditorium at the DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St.

Tickets, ranging in price from $54 to $84, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. They will be available online at deyorpac.org and stambaughauditorium.com, and at the DeYor Performing Arts Box Office by calling 330-259-9651 and the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium by calling 330-259-0555. Both box offices are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The former teen idol had dozens of popular songs in the 1950s and 1960s, including No. 1 hits "Venus" and "Why." His string of Gold Record singles and albums included 31 charted hits. In 1959 he had six hits that were in the top 40. He also achieved fame on the silver screen with 30 motion picture credits. Most notably, he starred alongside actress Annette Funicello as the romantic leads in the “Beach Party” movies in the 1960s.