World fa­mous tenor to per­form in Kaitaia

The Northland Age - - Local Schools -

The in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed Welsh tenor, Paul Pre­ston, is to ap­pear in Kaitaia on June 21 at the 15th an­niver­sary Yu­goslav Cabaret Ball. He is re­garded as be­ing among the top tenors in the world.

Mr. Pre­ston, who is 54 years of age, is a for­mer Black and White Min­strel star, and has ap­peared with such famed per­son­al­i­ties as Dean Martin, Al Jol­son, Nelson Eddy, Lau­rel and Hardy and Max By­graves, to name but a few.

He has been in show busi­ness for 40 years, and de­votes much time to en­ter­tain­ing el­derly peo­ple and spas­tic chil­dren. He is also a per­sonal friend of Mr. and Mrs. Vinko Ve­gar of Kaitaia.

Be­cause of ill­ness, Mr. Pre­ston is un­able to fly, and so the Yu­goslav Cul­tural Club are to per­son­ally trans­port him and his sound equip­ment, worth $4000, to Kaitaia for his spe­cial per­for­mance.

To give an in­di­ca­tion of Mr. Pre­ston’s sta­tus in the en­ter­tain­ment world, he re­cently per­formed at a Welling­ton night­club for a fee of $500, and with all ex­penses paid; this was just for two ap­pear­ances.

— June 6, 1969

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