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Neil Diamond Tribute Artist Tommy Lynn, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane and Drummer Tim Martin pose for a phto-op at The Siffolk Theater in Riverhead
Drummer Tim Matrin, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane and Mixo Caro pose for a photo-op at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, NY
Drummer Tim Martin and Mico Caro pose for a photo-op at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, NY
Neil Diamond Tribute Artist Tommy Lynn, D Symons and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, NY
Drummer Tim Martin, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane, Neil Diamond Tribute Artist Tommy Lynn and Mico Caro pose for a photo-op at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, NY
Ron Capparella, Count Vlad and Michael Wellbrock pose for a photo-op at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, NY
Ron Capparella, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane and Michael Wellbroc k pose for a photo-op at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, NY
Waiter Ryan and Fashion Designer Count Vlad pose for a photo-op at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, NY
Ron Capparella, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane, Michael Wellbrock and The Waiter Ryan pose for a photo-op at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, NY
Ron Capparella and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead in New York
This past weekend the Diamond One Hot Night Band peformed a Neil Diamond Tribute at the newely renovated Suffolk Theater in Riverhead, New York.
Every once in a while an extraordinary band will come along and a make a statement with their peformance and expertise. This is the case with Diamone One Hot Night.
One Hot Night is a ten piece band from New York that replicates Neil Diamond’s career from start to finish.
One Hot Night brings a sound, costumes, a stage and light show (including pyrotechnics, licensed, when permissible) that is second to none.
Neil Diamond’s style and vocals have evolved over the years. Tommy Lynn reproduces Neil’s many styles and vocal changes from the start of his career up to the present. The band has some of the most talented musicians to ever play in a tribute show. Musicians that have played and collaborated with Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, Michael Jackson, Enrique and Julio Iglesias, Bruce Springsteen, Tommy James, and Gary U.S. Bonds to name a few.
My crew and I had the pleasure of interviewing both Tommy Lynn and Drummer Tim Martin who have both dedicated themselves to perfecting this incredible Act.
The band played fabulous Neil Diamond songs such as "America," "Holly Holy," to the Monkees "I'm a Believer."
For more information please visit http://diamondohn.com
The 350 seat Suffolk Theater is a unique Art Deco movie theater located on Main Street in historic downtown Riverhead, Long Island. R Thomas Short, of the New York firm, Harde and Short, was the original architect. Mr. Short’s legacy includes eleven movie theaters on Long Island. Notably, The Suffolk Theater is the last remaining movie house built by R Thomas Short and is also the last remaining large art deco theater on Long Island. The theater was built as a National Recovery Act project for the Century Theater circuit chain.
The Suffolk Theater opened on December 30, 1933. According to newspapers of the day, more than 2000 people attended the opening night festivities and it was hailed as “Long Island’s prettiest and most complete playhouse.” An opening review in The Riverhead News on January 5, 1934 stated “No matter which way one turns, there is luxury and comfort, this is exceptionally true in the reception corridor and ladies room, as well as in the entrance lobby.” Additionally, the theater was also hailed as “the Radio City Music Hall of Long Island.”
After many years of the theater being closed and rundown, Dianne and Bob Castaldi purchased The Suffolk Theater with the vision of creating a unique, state of the art performing arts center in 2005. Many repairs and updates were required, however much of the interior beauty of the theater remained intact. It truly became a labor of love for the Castaldi’s as the project was fraught with obstacles and was ultimately stalled for nearly three years due to litigation between the owners and the previous administration of the Town of Riverhead.
The Suffolk Theater restoration project took a major, public step forward on September 2, 2011 with the lighting of the theater’s newly renovated state of the art LED marquee — a colorful, electronically animated marquee that wowed a crowd of hundreds who gathered to celebrate the re-lighting on East Main Street in historic downtown Riverhead.
The ribbon cutting for The Suffolk Theater took place on March 1, 2013, as the period newsboys shouted “Extra, extra, read all about it! The Suffolk Theater re-opens!” The theater officially re-opened to the public on March 2, 2013. It was a truly historic and magical evening as MainStreet was lit up with Hollywood style searchlights, as an eager audience of more than 500 people, dressed in 1930’s attire, arrived in period cars and walked the red carpet! Upon entering the theater they were greeted by ushers and cigarette girls, were offered a brief welcome by former New York City Mayor, Fiorello H. LaGuardia (portrayed by actor Tony Lo Bianco), and thrilled to the music of the period, provided by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.
For More information please visit http://www.suffolktheater.com
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