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Fireworks show to feature KC & The Sunshine Band

The annual Salute to Veterans Concert & Fireworks Show at Point Lookout will feature music legend KC & The Sunshine Band.

The free show, which kicks off the Town of Hempstead’s Summer Concert Series, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on July 1 at the Town Park at 1300 Lido Blvd.

Harry Wayne Casey, founder of KC & The Sunshine Band, has been called the founder of the dance revolution.

Bursting on the music scene in 1973, the native Floridian lit up that decade with top-selling albums and a string of disco-flavored hits, including “Get Down Tonight,” “Boogie Shoes,” “Keep It Comin’ Love,” and many more.

KC & The Sunshine Band became the first act to score four number-one pop singles in one 12-month period since the Beatles in 1964.

Casey won the American Music Award for Best R&B Artist in 1975, and he also won Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, as well as Producer of the Year in 1978 for his work on the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack. In 2001, Casey was honored with the NARAS Governor’s Award and in 2002 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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