The evening included audience-wowing performances by Chris Santiago, the talented year-old singer who was recently named Young Artist of the Year by the Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook, and two stirring numbers by the always dynamic Avery Sommers , star of stage, screen, television and numerous first class cabarets and nightclubs. The extraordinary live performances, the delightful banter by Jill and Rich, and the hilarious anecdotes of "The Old Jock" Dick Robinson generated numerous standing ovations from the audience, which included the much loved stage, screen and TV personality Michelle Lee Seesaw, The Love Bug, Knott's Landing. For membership information, please contact Debbie Calabria at The Council provides grants to cultural organizations and professional artists, advocates for art and cultural funding, enhances local arts education, offers support services to foster growth of the sector and promotes cultural tourism.
Photo Flash: CULTURE & COCKTAILS At The Colony Presents Conversation with Dick Robinson
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Dick was recently inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame. As a lifetime member of the American Society of Equine Appraisers, Christine has been appraising horses for 37 years. She was the director of a therapeutic riding center and appraises over a horses a year. She began her career in customer service at the age of eleven working in the family Gas Station-Grocery store in Goldbar, WA pop.
Throughout the sixties and into the seventies, Dick Robinson ruled the radio in Southern New England. He was the confidante and friend to tens of thousands of teenage listeners at a time when radio personalities were major celebrities. Through his primary business, the Connecticut School of Broadcasting , which he founded in , he is responsible for thousands of broadcast careers — including many professionals heard daily on major radio stations and TV networks locally and nationwide.
When Nicholas "Dick" Robinson arrived in Hartford in March it was the beginning of a storybook love affair. Sliding into the night shift to replace Jim Raynor , Dick joined one of America's most exciting pop radio stations at the beginning of the most exciting time in radio -the British Invasion. Young, hip and 6'3" tall, he became a friend to his teenage listeners in the Dickie Robinson Underground and embarked on a career path few in his industry have equaled. The story began April 17, in the Boston suburb of Malden where Dick was born an only child. As a kid he worked to overcome a stutter.