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Screening of “Heart & Soul” with Kenny Vance at LIMEHOF

The Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame will be hosting a screening of the movie “Heart & Soul: A Love Story” with Kenny Vance.

The movie, to be presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, is described as “an intimate journey of the artists and the impact of Doo-Wop, the vocal harmony masterpieces of teenage artists from the 1950s and 1960s.

Vance, a multi-platinum singer and musician who co-founded the 1960s pop group Jay & the Americans, directed the film. Jay and the Americans released fifteen albums, with many singles hitting the Top 10.

Vance later did session work, producing and writing music for movies. He was the music supervisor for movies including “Animal House,” “Eddie and the Cruisers,” and “American Hot Wax,” and became the musical director of Saturday Night Live for the 1980-1981 season.

In 1992, Vance re-formed the group Kenny Vance and The Planotones from “American Hot Wax.” In 1999, he created the soundtrack for the film “Looking For an Echo.” Kenny Vance and The Planotones continued to perform nationwide, including headlining the 2018 PBS special, “Doo-Wop Generations.”

Vance was inducted into the  Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

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