Shell Point Retirement Community
15101 Shell Point Boulevard - Fort Myers, FL 33908
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For Media Inquiries Contact: Jessica Clark, APR, Public Relations Coordinator (239) 454-2071
SHELL POINT WELCOMES THE DIAMONDS AND ORLANDO JAZZ ORCHESTRA AS PART OF THE FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS CONCERT SERIES
FORT MYERS, Fla. ( January 16, 2012 )

Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes The Diamonds with the Orlando Jazz Orchestra as part of the 10th Annual Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series. This performance will take place on Friday, February 8 at 7:30pm.

In 1957 The Diamonds released an instant hit called Little Darlin'. The song has been dubbed "the National Anthem of Rock ‘n’ Roll" and has sold approximately 20 million copies to date. The Diamonds' many accomplishments over the years have included 33 appearances on American Bandstand, induction into the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame, 16 hit records, three certified Gold Records, and songs featured on the soundtracks for American Graffiti and Happy Days.

The Diamonds will be accompanied by the Orlando Jazz Orchestra, made up of the best jazz musicians in central Florida. Musical director Greg Parnell is the former road manager and drummer for the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He has also performed with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Les Brown's Band of Renown, and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.

“The combined talents of these two performers is sure to make an amazing concert for attendees,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. “The 10th annual Fine and Performing Arts Concert series has been a great success so far!”

Tickets for this concert are $35 each and are currently on sale. To purchase tickets, or receive more information, please visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-2067.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131

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