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Shagging around the Christmas tree

By Dennis Hill
Published in News on December 22, 2009 1:46 PM

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Embers lead singer Wayne Free belts out a holiday tune.

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Embers drummer and band leader Bobby Tomlinson drives the beat to one of the group's numbers during its Christmas concert at the Paramount Theatre. The beach music band, which Tomlinson started more than a half-century ago, performed Monday night to a near sellout crowd, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Empty Stocking Fund.

Santa brought his shagging shoes to the Paramount Theatre on Monday night as The Embers ushered in Christmas to downtown Goldsboro. From the opening number, "I Love Christmas Music," a twist on their signature tune, "I Love Beach Music,"...

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