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My View: Culture & Cocktails with Dick Robinson at The Colony Hotel

My View: Culture & Cocktails with Dick Robinson at The Colony Hotel

Dick Robinson may have started his career in Radio in 1958 by playing Connie Frances’s record of “Who’s Sorry Now” but countless performing artists and radio audiences are definitely not sorry that Mr. Robinson has devoted his life to the popularization of music on his radio stations.  In addition, the hundreds of graduates from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting (the nation’s oldest and largest group of broadcast media schools), are not sorry that Mr. Robinson created that educational institution.  One can only imagine the accolades to Dick that would come from Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, and other composers thanking him for founding the nonprofit Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook.

Dick Robinson

Yesterday, at The Colony Hotel, The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County held the season’s finale conversation of their Culture & Cocktails series. The conversation was with the Broadcasting mastermind himself, DIck Robinson who was interviewed by Legends Radio Morning Hosts Jill & Rich Switzer.  There was no fake news in the Council’s ads for the event promising some “surprise musical guests”. Broadway star Avery Sommers treated the audience to a few stirring musical selections and Legends Radio’s Young Artist of the Year showed the audience that the Great American Songbook is in good hands and great vocal chords with his singing. Another surprise for the attendees was Broadway, Film, and TV Star Michele Lee who happened to be vacationing with friends in Palm Beach and attended the event. 

Jill Switzer, Dick Robinson, Rich Switzer

Jill Switzer & Dick Robinson
Dick Robinson & The Rolling Stones
Dick Robinson & Cher
David Lawrence, Pres. & CEO Cultural Council of Palm Beach, Michele Lee, Dick Robinson
Avery Sommers
Chris Santiago
Avery Sommers & Stephen Sorokoff
Eda Sorokoff, Dick Robinson, Michele Lee
Gary Schweikhart, PR-BS, Inc.
Eda Sorokoff, Dom Tagliatella, Dick Robinson, Sally Tagliatella, Michele Lee, Dr. Stanley Frileck
The Colony Hotel
Missy Robinson, Dick Robinson, Michele Lee, Dr. Stanley Frileck
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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 Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com 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: stephensorokoff@gmail.com

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