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My View: Michele Lee & The Rat Pack in Palm Beach

My View: Michele Lee & The Rat Pack in Palm Beach

It wasn’t Dean, Sammy, & Frank last night starring in Rat Pack night at the Pelican Cafe Cabaret but it was Chris, Jill, & Rich.  Supporters and friends of Dick Robinson’s Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook gathered at North Palm Beach’s answer to the 1960’s exciting nights in Las Vegas when those super stars cavorted in front of tables filled with celebrities.  However the Pelican did have Michelle Lee at a ringside table and Dick Robinson seizing the moment made his way through the throngs of Michelle fans to give the audience a quick interview with the Broadway, Film, and TV star.  I’m sure “The Old Jock” will be airing it on his Legends Radio stations (100.3FM) and worldwide on the internet in the near future.   

The “Copa Room” (renamed for the evening) of the Pelican Cafe was also filled with local Palm Beach celebrities who were treated to some tunes sung by Chris Santiago.  Chris is Legends Radio’s Young Artist of the year and was introduced by entertainers and radio hosts Jill & Rich Switzer the stations Morning Lounge hosts.  The evening ended a bit earlier than a Las Vegas night but the same kind of fun and excitement filled the cabaret. You could even place a bet by buying a raffle ticket for a prize from The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook.

Michele Lee & Eda Sorokoff
Chris Santiago
Jill Switzer
Eda Sorokoff, Craig Neier, Missy Robinson
Michele Lee & Dick Robinson
Michele Lee & Eda Sorokoff
Rob Russell, John Giovanni Marquez, Grace Diorio Marquez
Dick Robinson
Chris Santiago


Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is thrilled to be the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor. email:

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