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Celebrating The '80s At Port Chester's Capitol Theatre

Get set for an 80s sing-a-long with Jessie's Girl at the Capitol Theater.
Get set for an 80s sing-a-long with Jessie's Girl at the Capitol Theater. Photo Credit: Courtesy photo

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. --  Get ready to pop your collar and put on your legwarmers for a "Turn Back the Cap" '80s night at The Capitol Theat re. Jessie's Girl , with a special appearance by Howard Jones, a founding father of early '80s synth-pop, are performing Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. and bringing with them the kind of catchy tunes that cry out for singing -- and dancing -- along.

Jessie's Girl has been called a “killer 80s band” by Huffington Post while Howard Jones is known for songs like "What Is Love?," "Things Can Only Get Better," and "Everlasting Love."

And in the "small world," of Westchester, Jessie's Girl's Manager and New Rochelle native Marcus Linial has a long history with the theatre. He promoted his first concert at The Cap in 1988 and went on to promote six other shows there in the late '80s.

Now, he and his band are doing the time warp.  It was a fun time, said Jenna O'Gara, one of the band's three lead singers of the '80s era -- and the nostalgic attraction that lingers today. "It was a time of big hair, bold colors and music you can’t help but sing along to."

And yes, audience members often dress in '80s attire to attend (though not required, stressed Linial).

"Our show is the ultimate party for folks of all ages," said O'Gara of the wide ranging group of people her band attracts.

To that end, there's a Flashdance medley as well as tunes such as “Anyway You Want It," “Love Shack”, “Under Pressure” and “Working for the Weekend."

The show starts at 8 p.m. with tickets selling for $30 and $50. The Capitol Theatre is located at 149 Westchester Ave., (914) 937-4126, www.thecapitoltheatre.com/ . Go here for specific information.

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