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Music legend Kenny Vance at Coney next week

Kenny Vance still knows how to get them moving.

He’s been in the music business for more than 50 years, but the singer’s career is as strong as ever, with gigs booked across the country well into next year, new fans joining the party, and new music still coming out, including last year’s “Oceans of Time.”

But Vance, one of the founding members of the seminal rock group Jay and the Americans, still has time to come home to Brooklyn, as he’ll do on Aug. 24 when the Flatbush-bred singer heads to Asser Levy Seaside Park in what’s becoming a summer ritual at the outdoor Coney Island venue: Vance’s sweet doo-wop show.

“I like playing there because it’s my hometown,” said Vance, who climbed the Billboard charts back in the day with songs like “She Cried,” “Come a Little Bit Closer,” and “This Magic Moment” — timeless gems of teenage romance that he started playing when he was a teenager himself. “When we perform today, the audience is transported back into time. They treat us like we’re teen idols and gives us an extra jolt of energy.”

Don’t let the man down.

Kenny Vance and the Planotones at Asser Levy Park [Ocean Parkway at Surf Avenue in Coney Island, (718) 469-1912], Aug. 24 at 7:30 pm. Free. For info, visit www.planotones.com.

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