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Huey Lewis to play summer concert
By Kevin Coffey
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER


Huey Lewis and The News will take you "Back in Time" and show you the "Power of Love" this summer at Memorial Park.

The soulful, Grammy-winning pop group has been tapped to headline the Bank of the West Celebrates America concert, which draws thousands annually to the city park.

This year’s event takes place on June 29 and will feature a fireworks display. Food Bank for the Heartland will also accept donations.

Like last year, the stage will be near Dodge Street.

The band is known for such hits as "Heart and Soul," "I Want a New Drug," "Heart of Rock & Roll," "Hip to be Square" and "If This Is It" as well as "Power of Love" and "Back in Time" from the film "Back to the Future."

Recently, the band released "Soulsville," a collection of 14 covers of soul songs out of the Stax Records catalog, including tunes by Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes and Wilson Pickett.

Huey Lewis and The News are familiar with the area. The band performed here about six months ago at the Orpheum Theater and in 2010 at Stir Cove.

Country-rock band Mockingbird Sun will open the show. A Facebook contest will again be opened for voting on a band to kick off the concert.

Click here to read Kevin Coffey's Q&A with Huey Lewis.

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Kevin covers music, whether it's pop, indie or punk, through artist interviews, reviews and trend stories. He also occasionally covers other entertainment, including video games and comic books.

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