Max Fedore

Johnstown native Max Fedore will sing classics during Hollywood Night on May 18, 2019, at the Community Arts Center of Cambria County, Westmont. Guitarist Joe Tirpak will accompany Fedore.

This event will take people back to the days of classic Hollywood film music.

The Community Arts Center of Cambria County will continue its Log Art Theatre performing arts series with Hollywood Night at 6 p.m. May 18 in the Goldhaber-Fend Fine Arts Center gallery, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont. 

The event will feature the vocal entertainment of Johnstown native Max Fedore, along with a catered roast chicken dinner and desserts.

Fedore, a graduate of Richland High School, won the competitive gold award at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 44th annual Student Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood for his “Opera of Cruelty,” which was his thesis film for New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts. 

From live concerts in Johnstown to a musical performance in his own film earning him the prestigious filmmaking award, Fedore returned to Johnstown this past October to perform for the arts center’s 50th Anniversary Gala.​​

Angela R. Godin, executive director of the arts center, said she’s known Fedore for many years and has seen his talents and skills continuing to grow and expand in the performing arts.

“He did such an incredible job at the Community Arts Center’s 50th Anniversary Gala that I wanted to feature him in a special evening of vocal entertainment,” she said.

“It’s so exciting to have him singing these classic Hollywood songs and his vocal range is perfect for these songs.”

Some of the songs that Fedore will perform include “Pure Imagination,” “Moon River,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “This Bitter Earth/On the Nature of Daylight,” “Your Song,” “The Way We Were,” “Bang Bang,” “I’ve Seen It All,” “Mystery of Love,” “Heavy in Your Arms,” “New York, New York,” “I Will Wait For You” and “Maybe This Time.”

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to perform again for the Johnstown community that has always supported me through the years, and at the same time, to help support the Community Arts Center,” Fedore said.

He said his two passions are music and movies, so he is looking forward to presenting some of the best songs that the history of cinema has to offer.

“The night will be a very intimate, cabaret-style performance as I sing during dinner and tell the story behind each song and talk about the history of movie musicals and soundtracks,” Fedore said.

“Expect to hear some cinema classics as well as a few surprises, or a favorite song presented in a completely new way.”

He will be accompanied by guitarist Joe Tirpak, who is arranging the songs for the event for Fedore’s voice and electric guitar. 

“This is the third time I have performed with Joe, and I am very fortunate to have such a fearless, brilliant musician as a collaborator,” Fedore said.

He is employed as a pitch artist at The Mill, a creative studio known for its work in visual effects. Based in the New York office, he works specifically on designing and writing pitch documents and lookbooks.

“As well as working full time, I continue to write and work toward my dream of directing my next cinematic spectacle,” Fedore said.

Godin said for those who see Fedore perform, they can expect a high-caliber show.

“At a young age, he was extremely professional and his love of music and theater just exudes from him,” Godin said. “He is approachable and very charismatic. He will mingle among the audience and really engage them, making them feel like they are a part of the event.”

Proceeds will benefit programming at the arts center. 

Tickets are $39 for members and $44 for nonmembers.

Reservations are required by May 15.

For more information, call 814-255-6515 or visit www.caccc.org.

Kelly Urban is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. She can be reached at (814) 532-5073. Follow her on Twitter @KellyUrban25.