Renowned Songstress Jen Kane Takes to the Stage at Long Island National Historic Landmark Theater

Jen Kane’s concert highlights activities during Riverhead’s Edgar Allan Poe Festival on November 1st.

Jen Kane

Riverhead, Long Island, NY (October 14, 2014) — The ever popular vocalist Jen Kane will be making a special appearance during Riverhead’s Edgar Allan Poe Festival in celebration of Halloween. Jen will perform in a children’s concert titled Little Monster Costume Party on Saturday, November 1st at 6 PM at the Vail Leavitt Music Hall on Peconic Avenue in Riverhead. Ms. Kane has done live music theater and countless performances for children’s theatre from Manhattan to Long Island’s East End that have thrilled children and their families.

Her powerful alto voice has graced stages in leading roles as Eva Peron in Evita, Anita in West Side Story, a run in Smokey Joe’s Café, and Why Oh Why Can’t I, an original Judy Garland musical, a two-year stint in Swing! as Ann, and again in a lead role as Esther in Meet Me In St. Louis.

“Doing shows for children are special for me,” says Jen Kane. “Interacting with the kids and sending them home with smiles and warm memories are a delight. I help their imaginations run wild. The Vail Leavitt show will be fun for everyone. I am honored to be part of it.”

Activities taking place during the Edgar Allan Poe Festival weekend sponsored by the Town of Riverhead and the Riverhead Business Improvement District include: a Main Street Riverhead Halloween Parade on October 31 at 7 PM, trick-or-treating at various downtown businesses on Halloween, readings by numerous Long Island authors, various street skits, street musicians, and impromptu performances and surprises at downtown venues. Edgar Allan Poe’s works as well as spooky Halloween themes will be central to all of the events.

“We are delighted to have Jen Kane in the lineup,”says Ray Pickersgill, president of the Riverhead BID. “Her appearance adds yet another professional flair to the festival.”

The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall is a National Historic Landmark that was built in 1881 and modeled after the Ford Theater in Washington, DC. Also appearing in the evening’s music presentation before Ms. Kane is Grammy Award nominee children’s performer Brady Rymer. Fireworks follow the concert outside the theater. All events during the Edgar Allan Poe weekend are free and open to all ages.

Riverhead’s Edgar Allan Poe Festival is taking place under the expert guidance of Sal St. George. “We are thrilled to have two first rate children’s entertainers sharing the stage at the Vail Leavitt,” says Creative Director, Sal St. George. “This will be a program you will not want to miss.” St. George’s original programs have been featured at Disney World, Busch Gardens, and Sea World. He is known on Long Island as the creative force behind Port Jefferson’s Dickens Festival and other notable events.

Riverhead’s Edgar Allan Poe Festival takes place October 31st, November 1st, and November 2nd throughout downtown Riverhead. All events during the Edgar Allan Poe weekend are free and open to all ages.

For more about Jen Kane please visit http://www.jenkane.net.

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Theatre Star Jen Kane Sings in Jamesport

Vocalist Jen Kane will provide two hours of live entertainment from a mix of classics and hits.

Jen Kane

Jamesport, NY, USA (January 7, 2014) — Long Island music lovers will get a chance to hear the extraordinary voice of Jen Kane (http://www.jenkane.net), who has graced numerous stages, appear in an intimate cabaret setting on Sunday, January 26 at 2 PM at Jamesport Vineyards, 1216 Main Road (Route 25), Jamesport, NY.

Jen Kane’s performing credits include: the lead role of Eva Peron in Evita, Anita in West Side Story, a run in Smokey Joe’s Café, Why Oh Why Can’t I, and a two-year stint in Swing!, as Ann, and again in a lead role as Esther in Meet Me In St. Louis, in addition to other stage productions.

Jen Kane will sing a wide variety of lively pop, jazz, and country music tunes at Jamesport Vineyards during the two-hour show. “I’ll be debuting a couple of new songs in my repertoire on January 26,” says Kane. “I’m looking forward to seeing many of my fans and new friends there and singing these new selections for them. Admission is free. It’s an opportunity for a pleasant afternoon in the dead of winter.”

Tom Gahan, known to many on Eastern Long Island as the successful impresario who created and produced the original free Riverhead Blues Festival, the standing room only Rockin’ for the Homeless concerts, and a sold-out shows at various venues commented, “I’ve had the opportunity to hear many talents over the years. I’d put Jen Kane at the top of that list. Her voice and range is outstanding, as is her remarkable stage-presence and audience interaction. Don’t miss the chance to hear her on January 26. You won’t be disappointed.”

For more about Jen Kane and contact information visit http://www.jenkane.net.

WHO: Jen Kane, Vocalist, Entertainer
WHAT: Two hour music performance
WHEN: Sunday, January 26, 2 PM
WHERE: Jamesport Vineyards, 1216 Main Rd, Jamesport, NY 11947 Phone: +1 631-722-5256
ADMISSION: Free. In addition to selling wine, Jamesport Winery offers a selection of foods.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
631-369-0063
tgahan@optonline.net