R&B Group Hi-Five to Headline 'I Love the 90s' Concert in The Bronx

By Eddie Small on September 2, 2014 3:10pm 

 Hi-Five will headline this year's I Love the 90s show at The Dreiser Auditorium.
Hi-Five will headline this year's I Love the 90s show at The Dreiser Auditorium.
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CO-OP CITY — The R&B group Hi-Five — which released an album recently after topping the charts more than two decades ago — will headline this year's "I Love the 90s" end of summer concert in The Bronx.

The group — which scored a number one hit in the early '90s with "I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)" — will perform on Saturday, Sept. 6, starting at 10 p.m. The show will also include appearances from Soul For Real, Christopher Williams, INTRO, Horace Brown and Will Traxx. Doors will open at 8 p.m.

Bob Lee of WBLS will host the concert, which is taking place in the The Dreiser Auditorium at 177 Dreiser Loop. Advance tickets are $40, and VIP tickets are $80, both of which can be purchased here.

Hi-Five and returned to music this summer with an album called "Hi-Five The EP"  which was released on Aug. 12 under Bronx Most Wanted Entertainment, a company founded by group member Treston Irby.

Hi-Five singer Russell Neal reportedly turned himself in to Texas police in early July after the death of his wife, according to Billboard, but publicist Ra-Fael Blanco said in an email he was no longer a part of the band.

"Russell has not been a member of the group for the last 17 years," he said. "He has no affiliation to Hi-Five and has not in a very long time."

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This is the fifth annual "I Love the 90s" concert, and it is being put on by Bronx Most Wanted Entertainment, Doug Oliver and Craig Brown Entertainment and Toys for Tots.

Blanco said he wanted this year's show to garner a wider audience than past performances.

"This year, with the comeback of Hi-Five, we’re hoping to make it a bigger deal than what it has been through the years," he said.

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