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Out & About: Westmoreland County Parks free concert with Lovebettie

Brad Bumsted
| Sunday, July 31, 2016 9:00 p.m
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(from left), Roy Lenhardt, of North Huntingdon, Annette and Tom Rusnock, of Latrobe, and Daniel Vasinko, of Latrobe, gather for a photo during the Westmoreland County Parks Twin Lakes Summer Concert Series, featuring headliner band Lovebettie and opening band, Vacancy, held in the Brian T. Rusnock Amphitheater at in the Twin Lakes Park Expansion Area on Saturday evening, July 30, 2016.
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Alexandra Naples, (front), lead singer for Lovebettie, performs during the Westmoreland County Parks Twin Lakes Summer Concert Series, featuring headliner band Lovebettie and opening band, Vacancy, held in the Brian T. Rusnock Amphitheater at in the Twin Lakes Park Expansion Area on Saturday evening, July 30, 2016.
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Members of the band Vacancy, (from left), Matt Reese, 16, Adam Smith, 16, and Braden Nicols, 15, all of Hempfield Township, gather for a photo during the Westmoreland County Parks Twin Lakes Summer Concert Series, featuring headliner band Lovebettie and opening band, Vacancy, held in the Brian T. Rusnock Amphitheater at in the Twin Lakes Park Expansion Area on Saturday evening, July 30, 2016.
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Tina Moore, of Greensburg, dances while poi spinning, during the Westmoreland County Parks Twin Lakes Summer Concert Series, featuring headliner band Lovebettie and opening band, Vacancy, held in the Brian T. Rusnock Amphitheater at in the Twin Lakes Park Expansion Area on Saturday evening, July 30, 2016.
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People dance during the Westmoreland County Parks Twin Lakes Summer Concert Series at the Brian T. Rusnock Amphitheater, Twin Lakes Park, in July 2016. Two Polka bands will perform Saturday.
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(from left), Carole Nicols, of New Stanton, and Linda Penska, of Wyano, dance during the Westmoreland County Parks Twin Lakes Summer Concert Series, featuring headliner band Lovebettie and opening band, Vacancy, held in the Brian T. Rusnock Amphitheater at in the Twin Lakes Park Expansion Area on Saturday evening, July 30, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Alexandra Naples, (front), lead singer for Lovebettie, performs during the Westmoreland County Parks Twin Lakes Summer Concert Series, featuring headliner band Lovebettie and opening band, Vacancy, held in the Brian T. Rusnock Amphitheater at in the Twin Lakes Park Expansion Area on Saturday evening, July 30, 2016.

Lovebettie, a Pittsburgh band recently named a “band to watch” by Rolling Stone magazine, headlined the July 30 date of the 2016 Twin Lakes Summer Concert Series, held at the Brain T. Rusnock Amphitheater in the Hempfield park’s expansion area.

The opening act was Vacancy, a group of Hempfield Area High School students who won their place onstage by taking first in a June 11 battle of the bands at Twin Lakes.

The concert series is sponsored by Westmoreland County Parks & Recreation.

“This was planned as our biggest event of the year, and it’s by far our biggest turnout of the year,” said program coordinator Brian Simpson. “Lovebettie is one of the most popular bands in the area, and Vacancy is an impressive young group.”

The audience was scattered over a hillside that forms the natural amphitheater, with the stage at the bottom. A trio of dancers brought hula hoops and twirling sticks.

On hand were Tom andAnnette Rusnock of Latrobe, parents of the late aspiring musician for whom the site is named. Tom Rusnock spoke of plans to terrace the hillside and make it handicap-accessible.

Remaining concert dates are Aug. 13 and 28, and a last hurrah on Sept. 24. Scheduled bands are listed at co.westmoreland.pa.us/parks.

Seen: Parks & Rec director Malcolm Sias, Roy Lenhardt, Dan Vasinko, Mary Helen Vasinko, Alicia Simpson, Brock Simpson, Jim and Marty McGuire, Lauren Jones and Rob Titterington, Kathy Holtzer andJeff Severyn, Doug and Lynne James, Holly Bowers and Mike Pawlowski, Shelly Marafon, Kelly Ross, Stan and Karen Glamp and Charlie and Anna Sherback.

—Shirley McMarlin

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