Huntington Arts Council Announces Five Musical Artists to Entertain at "Gala 50" 50th Anniversary Celebration

A number of performers will be at the Gala 50 celebration.

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Huntington, NY - September 25, 2013 - The Huntington Arts Council is proud to announce the five musical artists performing at the upcoming "Gala 50" a 50th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 5th at 7:00pm in the Founder's Room at the Paramount in Huntington village. The musical artists are Glen Roethel, Crystalyn Wynter, Salvatore Valentinetti, David Wong and Trish Torrales.  In addition to these wonderful musical performances, "Gala 50" will be a memorable night with high-end auction items, special Huntington Arts Council memorabilia, delicious food and more, all within the "Founder's Room at the Paramount" a beautiful, unique space usually reserved for "Members Only". Honorees of the evening will be Paramount founders Stephen Ubertini, Brian Doyle, Dominick Catoggio and Jim Condron. An attendance of 250 business and community leaders and longtime supporters of the Huntington Arts Council is expected.  The Paramount is located at 370 New York Avenue,Huntington, NY 11743. Tickets are $175 per person and can be purchased online at or by calling the 631-271-8423.  Cocktail or "Gatsby" attire is requested.


About the Performers:

Glen Roethel:  FOLK/POP/ROCK Singer-Songwriter/Arranger/Producer. Delicious bari-tenor, positive songs, infectious hooks, electrifying & wickedly versatile guitar spanning genres. Imagine Jack Johnson, John Gorka, Train, Jason Mraz, James Taylor and John Mayer all recording together in NYC after surfing in Hawaii.  Glen's songs and music have been heard on nationally syndicated commercial radio, college and international radio, as well as on TV. He has performed his energizing music at events across the U.S. and audiences here, in Europe, in China and Japan have all enjoyed his engaging performances which are often commissioned for retreats, benefits, concerts and conferences.

Crystalyn Wynter;  Got Talent Long Island 2010 winner!  Since 2010 Crystalyn graduated from Five Towns College in 2012, has had the honor of singing at the Apollo Theatre and is continuing her musical education. Crystalyn has a passion and a love for music that she can’t describe; she will do whatever it takes to make her dreams come true, and hopes to someday have a platinum album.

Salvatore Valentinetti:  Got Talent Long Island 2010 and 2011 Audience Favorite winner!  Valentinetti co-hosted Got Talent Long Island 2012 with Jen Chapin.  Salvatore graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 2013 and is attendingSt. John’s University.  Sal continues to channel Frank Sinatra.

David Wong:  From Good Morning America to America’s Got Talent, David Wong was a Got Talent Long Island finalist in 2010.   David Wong is a multi-genre violinist/electric violinist hoping to provide the music scene with a new sound. Opening the listener's ear to the new cadences of an electric violin and using the classic timbre of a traditional violin, he challenges audiences to obliterate their preconceived concept of the violin's sound in order to wrap their minds around something new.

Trish Torrales:  Twenty-year-old Trish Torrales is an up-and-coming musician who has been playing shows across Long Island since 2010. An avid fan of music, Trish has taken her passion and used it to turn her dreams into reality, coming in second place in the 2011 MSG Varsity Talent Show and winning “Best Rising Star” at the 2012 Got Talent? Long Island Show. Trish has gained popularity through incorporating a bluesy, southern feel into her classic rock sound.


"Gala 50" sponsorships and e-Journal ads are available and contribute significantly to Huntington Arts Council's many activities, programs and publications that advocate cultural awareness and education.

Businesses or individuals who would like to help support the Huntington Arts Council as they head into another fantastic 50 years of shared cultural enrichment should contact Diana Cherryholmes, Executive Director of the Huntington Arts Council at 631-271-8423 x13.

Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the Huntington Arts Council is a not-for-profit organization which enriches the quality of life of Long Islanders with programs and services that address the needs and interests of artists, cultural organizations and the community. The Council’s programs reach over one million Long Island residents, and it serves the entire region with its cultural listings at Huntington Arts Council has been designated a "Primary Institution" by the New York State Council on the Arts, a title meaning "vital to the cultural life of New York State.” The Council is the official arts coordinating agency for the Town of Huntington, and serves as the primary regranting agency on Long Island for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), in addition to its services to over 600 member cultural organizations and individual artist members. Programs are made possible in part by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Town of Huntington, the Suffolk County Department of Cultural Affairs, the County of Suffolk, JP Morgan Chase, corporations, foundations and individuals.