Anne Murray

We should have declared it Anne Murray Week in Vancouver (May 5 to 10). Canada’s first lady of song played Monday night to a full house at the 3000-seat Queen Elizabeth Theatre. I was asked to emcee the opening and told the crowd that I had discovered that during this, her final coast-to-coast tour, the…

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Tanya Tucker

Tanya Tucker came to the Red Robinson Show Theatre in the past few weeks. She still can belt out those hits and the audience is quick to respond to the familiar melodies. Tanya has charted 65 hits on the country charts over the years. She began her career at the tender age of 13. Songs…

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The Searchers, Peter & Gordon

The Searchers were part of the British Invasion in the mid Sixties. They came to the River Rock Show Theatre with Peter & Gordon for an entertaining return to those halycon days of yore. The group was famous for hits such as When You Walk In The Room, Needles and Pins, and their biggest hit…

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Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers came for two shows at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. He recently had knee replacement and told me that his doctor didn’t want him to continue with this current tour but he insisted. It was amazing to watch him on stage. He still has the humor and the showmanship and when it came…

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Wayne Newton

Wayne Newton came to town to perform at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. This was our second encounter. I had never met him in the Sixties when he played at the Cave Theatre Restaurant. However, at the’ meet and greet’ before the show a lady came by with a Cave Theatre photo album with a…

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Styx, Foreigner

In the last while at the Red Robinson Show Theatre we have enjoyed the talents of some pretty amazing groups. April Wine paid us a visit as did Styx and Foreigner. Styx is a Chicago-based rock quintet who ran up 23 Billboard hits between 1972 and 1991. Some of their biggest hits included Lady from…

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April Wine

April Wine has never received the recognition they deserve. The band has been going strong for 39 years have had at least 20 Juno nominations and have never once won. They are not even in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Yet the group has multi Gold and Platinum records to their credit. Myles Goodwin…

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Barenaked Ladies

The Red Robinson Show Theatre was visited by one of the best groups in the country and may I add one of the funniest: Barenaked Ladies. Mainly seen in larger venues such as GM Place, the guys took to the stage of the theatre they named after me for two sold out performances March 7…

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Travis Tritt

Travis Tritt appeared at the Red Robinson Show Theatre for two nights and both nights sold out. The singer has charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot 100 Country charts including five Number One hits. He has received two Grammy Awards, both awards for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. Travis even has a highway…

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