Hastings Dad Gets Up And Dances At Outdoor Concert

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Linda Perry-Dixson, left, and Angelo Mariani, of Eastchester, dance under the stars in White Plains.
Linda Perry-Dixson, left, and Angelo Mariani, of Eastchester, dance under the stars in White Plains. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
The Desert Highway Band
The Desert Highway Band Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
Sal Cambria, of Hastings, brings his daughters to the White Plains Dancing Under the Stars concert series.
Sal Cambria, of Hastings, brings his daughters to the White Plains Dancing Under the Stars concert series. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
The Dancing Under the Stars concert series featured an Eagles tribute band Wednesday.
The Dancing Under the Stars concert series featured an Eagles tribute band Wednesday. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
Many residents from Westchester and beyond attended the concert.
Many residents from Westchester and beyond attended the concert. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
Many residents from Westchester and beyond attended the concert on Court Street.
Many residents from Westchester and beyond attended the concert on Court Street. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
Linda Perry-Dixson is passionate about music, especially Southern rock.
Linda Perry-Dixson is passionate about music, especially Southern rock. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
Desert Highway Band member Edgar Betancourt attended Monsignor Scanlan High School with Angelo Mariani and Linda Perry-Dixson.
Desert Highway Band member Edgar Betancourt attended Monsignor Scanlan High School with Angelo Mariani and Linda Perry-Dixson. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – For two people who hadn’t seen each other in 30 years, Angelo Mariani and Linda Perry-Dixson weren’t shy about “Dancing Under the Stars” during an Eagles tribute concert in White Plains on Wednesday, July 30.

Looking like a classically rocked-out version of a “Dancing with the Stars” duo, the two friends took over the otherwise empty stage front area, moving and grooving like a couple of kids. Most others chose to sit and enjoy a night of Eagles songs by tribute band, Desert Highway Band. The outdoor concert was on Court Street and also featured a vintage car show.

Like the band’s guitarist Edgar Betancourt, Mariani, of Eastchester, and Perry-Dixson, of the Bronx, attended Monsignor Scanlan High School in the Bronx.

“I’ve been wanting to see this band for such a long time,” Mariani said. “My friend plays in it and I knew they’d be awesome.”

Mariani heard Desert Highway Band would be playing in White Plains and decided to invite Perry-Dixson, who he hadn’t seen since high school and is a big Eagles fan – her favorite band is The Who.

“It’s just what I needed,” she said. “It’s a freebie concert in the summer, which is awesome.”

Sal Cambria, of Hastings-On-Hudson, brought his family to the concert for a fun night out and found himself out on the dance floor alongside Mariani and Perry. 

The Dancing Under the Stars concert series continues Aug. 6 with the McLean Ave. Band (Celtic and rock). On Aug. 13 Mowtown band Showtime takes the stage.

Both bands will perform in Renaissance Plaza, which is the normal location for the series. 

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