DEVORE – Radio host Art Laboe has been a staple of the California radio scene for years, taking requests and playing oldies and soul and hip hop.
On Saturday he will host “The Art Laboe Show” with some of his radio show’s most requested artists including Zapp, Lisa Lisa, The Manhattans, Peaches and Herb, MC Magic, The Temprees, The Originals, The Fuzz, Aalon and Sophia Maria.
In a 2009 interview, Lisa “Lisa Lisa” Velez was asked how she has been able to remain relevant for decades.
“I think by the fact that we had such special hits – ‘I Wonder if I Take You Home,’ ‘All Cried Out,’ ‘Can You Feel the Beat’ – and the lyrics were so relatable, for lack of a better word,” she said.
“We have a strong following. And to this day, we’re still out there performing on stage. People are still requesting us. Ninety percent of the shows that we do are because the audience called in to the radio show and asked for us to be brought into these towns to perform.”
ART LABOE SHOW
With: Zapp, Lisa Lisa, The Manhattans, Peaches and Herb, MC Magic, The Temprees, The Originals, The Fuzz, Aalon and Sophia Maria
Where: San Manuel Amphitheater, 2575 Glen Helen Parkway, Devore
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Cost: $25.95 to $112.30
Information: www.livenation.com or 800-745-3000