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      August 24, 2013

      Saturday   7:00 PM

      98 Hill Street
      Akron, Ohio 44303

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      CAMEO has made their place in the archives of R&B music!

      It was Larry Blackmon who popularized the "AWE" - that has been imitated, but never duplicated! Likewise, the phrase "WORD UP" has never lost its appeal. BLACKMON & TOMMI JENKINS emerged as recording artists via the 1977 debut LP. CARDIAC ARREST, (this included the hit "Rigor Mortis.")

      Since then CAMEO has enjoyed an action packed, chart filled career. Two more albums; (WE ALL KNOW WHO WE ARE & UGLY EGO), (released in 1977 and 1978) helped establish CAMEO, but it was their fourth LP- SECRET OMEN (1979) that went Gold featuring the hit singles "I Just Want to Be" and " Sparkle" that began the Group's journey to a whole new level of popularity.

      Over time, the group ballooned up to 11 members, but in 1982 CAMEO pared down to its core of Blackmon and Jenkins and the group then saw some of their largest successes. CAMEO'S worldwide breakthrough with the grammy nominated and platinum selling WORD UP- LP shook things up in 1986! CAMEO took home two awards that night: "Best Single/Group" and "Album of the Year" for WORD UP.

      The second release from this album "Candy" did equally as well while the cut "Back & Forth" was a TOP 3 R& B hit. The following year Cameo's worldwide recognition continued with the release of the Blackmon-produced LP MACHISMO - (1987). The year was also marked by CAMEO receiving the American Music Award for "Favorite Group/Soul, R&B." 2010

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      Cameo 9:00 p.m.

      $10 Admission

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