Another busy week in the entertainment field. Friday November 6 it was my pleasure to introduce 90s rock band Soul Asylum at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. The group charted a few songs but one stands out in particular and that is Runaway Train.
On Saturday November 7 I was emcee for the Neil Sedaka show at the River Rock. Neil came to town a year ago and performed at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. He graciously allowed me an interview for Global TV. From that I learned some interesting things such as this Spring they will be opening a show in London’s West End titled Laughter In the Rain: The Neil Sedaka Story. It is a musical bio on the man’s incredible career. He also has a new CD coming out and he played a song from the collection and brought the house down.
Outside the entrance to the River Rock Show Theatre with Bria Skonberg and her dad and mom. Bria is an up and coming singer and instrumentalist and has a great future in jazz.
Remember, Neil is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is no stranger to hit songs. We had a most enjoyable time talking about the music business, his early days and his days at the famous Brill Building in New York that brought forth songwriters such as Carole King and Neil Diamond to almost factory produce hits. Neil said he knows of at least 10 different production companies who are working on making the Brill Building story. He is one classy guy and his stage presentation is memorable due to his wonderful demeanor. I hope he returns next year.
Me, Carole, and Jack Lee and his wife Joanie at the Neil Sedaka show. Jack was entertainment director for the PNE through most of the seventies and a great friend for almost a lifetime.