Burton Cummings At The “Red”

Burton Cummings and I are holding his latest disc Burton Cummings At Massey Hall.  He gave us a two hour non-stop show and continues to sound as he did in the halcyon days of the Guess Who. I refer to him as “King of the Keyboards” and he does not disappoint.  He now spends much…

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Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang At The “Red”

Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang appeared at the Red Robinson Show Theatre Friday night. What a great double bill. Grammy award winning songwriter, singer, and master blues guitar player Jonny Lang opened the evening. He received a wonderful standing ovation at the end of his set. It was one of the longest sessions of applause…

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Nazareth At The “Red”

Hard rock group Nazareth came to the Red Robinson Show Theatre July 6. The band had played here before, and in many ways it was a homecoming. The group was formed in Scotland back in 1969. Dan McCafferty, Manny Charlton and the band put on a great show and had the audience on their feet…

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Howie Mandel, George Thorogood At The “Red”

Howie Mandel came laughing. He took to the stage at the Red Robinson Show Theatre and took over our lives. I have not seen anyone play an audience like Howie. As a matter of fact all of us became part of his act and it was hilarious. Howie continues as a judge on America’s Got…

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B.B. King, Lewis Black At The “Red”

It has been busy at the Red Robinson Show Theatre with two sellout shows featuring B. B. King and comedic actor Lewis Black. Lewis Black filled the theatre with laughter and the expected profanity. He told me his mentors were George Carlin and Lenny Bruce. In his mind it is all about free speech and…

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Paul Rodgers At The “Red”

It was a rockin’ good night at the Red Robinson Show Theatre with Paul Rodgers. John Mellencamp is quoted as saying Paul is the greatest rocker of all time and his show did not disappoint. What an incredible history this man has had: he formed the groups Free and Bad Company, and in recent years…

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Boz Scaggs At The “Red”

A great show from Boz Scaggs at the “Red”. The capacity crowd gave him a few standing ovations. The laid back Texan presented his hits and more. It reminded me of many nights in days of yore where you would go to a nightclub and sit back and enjoy R&B in a soft manner. Boz…

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Bill Medley At The “Red”

Bill Medley appeared at the Red Robinson Show Theatre last week. A wonderful reunion with an old friend. We first met at the Cave Theatre Restaurant back in the early Sixties and again in 1964 when the Righteous Brothers performed at the Beatles Empire Stadium concert.  Bill continues to entertain and now brings along daughter…

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Chicago At The “Red”

Chicago played to SRO crowds at both the Red Robinson and River Rock Show Theatres.  Founder and keyboardist/singer Robert Lamm agreed to an interview. He told me the band has sold 100 million records and has had a top album on the charts for five decades. Another interesting fact: 25 of Chicago’s 35 albums are…

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