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Group performs old favorites in a new way

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The Las Vegas Tenors, from left, are Bill Fayne, Bobby Black and Teddy Davey. Their new material will be a mix of pop and opera, or “popera.”

Las Vegas Tenors

WHAT: Las Vegas Tenors' concert of new material

WHEN: Jan. 30 and Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Suncoast showroom, 9090 Alta Drive

COST: Tickets start at $20

INFO: 636-7075 or Suncoastcasino.com

Bill Fayne, Bobby Black and Teddy Davey call themselves the Las Vegas Tenors, a trio who perform through the encyclopedia of the American musical experience. They are adding a new entry: "popera" in both Italian and English, which they will perform Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 in the Suncoast Showroom.

The tenors' new material will mostly be this mix of pop and opera, said Black, 35, of Seven Hills.

"We will take a song, such as from the Moody Blues — 'Nights in White Satin' — and change it around a bit."

The group most recently played at the Clint Holmes holiday concert and the New Year's Eve show at the Suncoast. The tenors perform opera, pop, rock, soul, blues, jazz and Broadway.

Black began singing at the age of 3 at his church. The Zion Brothers, a national touring Southern gospel quartet, hired him to be their lead soloist for five years. Following that, he performed at Paramount's King's Island Theme Park and Opryland USA Theme Park.

The tenors have been together for about four years.

Fayne is the tenors' founder. He is also Clint Holmes' musical director, having worked with the Las Vegas singer for about 24 years.

Davey spent his youth performing in a number of plays and musicals. He studied classical voice and theater and received a bachelor's of fine arts in acting from the University of Texas. Davey was the resident singer at Maggiano's Little Italy. He was also lead player in "Ba Da Bing" for several years at the Stardust, Aladdin and Orleans. He also fronted the Kokomo Show for 18 months at Harrah's Las Vegas.

Becky Bosshart can be reached at 990-7748 or [email protected].

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