Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam appeared at the Red Robinson Show Theatre in recent weeks. Dwight had been here a year before but played the River Rock. This was his first visit to my theatre. We talked backstage about Elvis and his concert 50 years ago in Vancouver. He knocked me out by paying tribute to Elvis’ visit…

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Red Around Town: June 14

Summertime is concert time, and I thought this week I would take time to list some of the performers and events on tap for the coming months. This year and last year has seen a plethora of talent in and around our town. Here are just some of the upcoming shows you might want to…

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Pointers, Rain at the “Red”

It was a busy week for me at the Red Robinson Show Theatre this past weekend: The Pointer Sisters were back in town and you couldn’t meet a friendlier trio anywhere. They loved our theatre and the crowd loved them getting the juices going with hits like Neutron Dance, Fire and Fairytale. They are as…

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Paul Evans Honored

Paul Evans had a series of major hits in the early Sixties: After The Hurricane, Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat, and Hushabye Little Guitar to name a few. He also wrote hits for others. The beautiful new Woodstock Museum at Bethel Woods has just opened in Bethel, NY on the site where…

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June 1957 – new kid at CKWX

This photo was taken just 10 weeks after I joined CKWX. I am 20 and thrilled to be on CKWX which is about to increase its power to 50,000 watts, making it the biggest station west of Winnipeg and north of San Francisco. I love it because it means I can reach more listeners with…

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C-FUN Memories from Johanne

Hi Red, I was going through my trunk and found a high school essay I did in 1965 (or around there). You were kind enough to give me an interview, plus – to my thrill – allow me to answer phones as I was also a president of the Bobby Curtola Fan Club. Just for…

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Red Around Town: June 7

What a week at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. May 14th and 15th George Thorogood and the Destroyers brought the house to its knees. The all out rocker is a professional all the way. Just before hitting the stage, it was interesting to see the band gather around in a circle backstage like a football…

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Meet The Robinsons!

My daughters Kellie and Sheri¬†visited as I underwent cataract surgery recently. I usually spend the weekend at the theatre they named after me to introduce the visiting acts who appear on the stage at the theatre.¬† Due to my surgery I could not perform these duties so I asked Kellie (who is involved in media…

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An old friend says “hello”

Hi Red, When I was 13 years old, I listened to your radio show on CJOR every day. Being a spunky young teen, I gathered my courage and went down to the radio station with the hopes of meeting my hero, Red Robinson. You not only invited me into your studio, you encouraged me to…

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