Lionel Richie Concert Review: Endless Hits At The Patriot Center

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Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 11 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Rihanna booed after arriving 80 minutes late to concert Haley Blum, USA TODAY 2:44 p.m. EDT September 27, 2013 Some fans chose to vent their frustration on social media. Rihanna performs live for fans at the first show of her Australian tour at Perth Arena on Sept. 24, 2013, in Perth, Australia. (Photo: Stefan Gosatti, Getty Images) SHARE 92 CONNECT 15 TWEET 11 COMMENTEMAILMORE An Australian crowd thought Rude Boy singer Rihanna was just plain rude when she showed up a full hour and 20 minutes late for a show Thursday night. She was supposed to be onstage at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre at 9 p.m., The Australian reported , but that didn’t happen. Some fans even gave up, choosing to leave instead. “not impressed with rhianna at all…….left concert without seeing her and she was over an hour and a half late….” tweeted Twitter user @leahmac677 . When she finally took the stage, she was greeted by boos instead of cheers from the fed-up audience. RELATED: Rihanna gets a new gun-shaped grill Though she did mention something about taking “a long, long time to get back to Australia” she had been due in from Perth, Australia, where she played a show Tuesday night that started 40 minutes late there was no apology or further explanation, according to the newspaper. “Adelaide what the (eff) … I’m finally here … and I now remember how crazy my Australian fans are,” she said to open the show.

Concert to benefit restoration of Torrrington’s historic Skee’s Diner

Register Citizen File Photo By Morgan Skovich, For The Register Citizen Posted: | Updated: 6 secs ago Volunteers work to restore the inside of the historic Skees Diner, which the Torrington Historic Preservation Trust plans to install back in the city once renovations are complete. Contributed photo TORRINGTON >> A live concert will be held Saturday night to raise money for the continuing restoration of Torringtons historic Skees Diner. The Torrington Historic Preservation Trust will hold the fundraiser at 7 p.m. at P. Sams Bar and Grill , located at 1301 Torringford West St. Doors open at 7 p.m. and at 8 p.m. Brown, a four-person rock band, from Harwinton will perform. During the bands intermissions, a presentation will be held showing the progress of Skees transformation and the warehouse where its occupying. Were still working with the city, working closely with the mayor on a new location for the diner we basically have an agreement in principle to potentially structure a lease in the city next to the Torrington library, in the municipal parking lot, said Edward Cook, president of the preservation trust and organizer behind the rebuilding of Skees Diner. Before the 1955 flood there was a diner there before the Torrington Grill. The treasured Skees Diner was removed from the city this past April and has been set in a large warehouse so it is out of the weather and can be examined and worked on without distractions from outside sources.

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The good news is, were going to sing all the songs. The bad news is, I hope I can remember them. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas Richies been crooning the same songs for so long Penny Lover, Truly, Ballerina Girl, Lady that he could probably sing them in his sleep. The same could be said of the members of the predominantly middle-aged crowd. We have known each other a long time, he cooed onstage, flashing a big smile at the ladies in the front row who werent seat-sharing but instead jumping up and down and shrieking. Richie instructed people in the arena to go back in time and reminisce about when they first heard his songs, and where you were, what you were doing and who you were doing it with. From the dreamy looks on many peoples faces, those were some happy memories. What could have been an incredibly sleepy affair with so many slow love songs actually zoomed by, as Richie basked in his former glory, strolling back and forth across the stage, pausing to tell the history of some of his (and the Commodores) most well-known hits, including Still, Stuck On You and Three Times a Lady. Richies voice, strained at some points, still provided enough power for bursts of energy for Dancing on the Ceiling and the island-themed smash All Night Long. Although it was a little unsettling to see Richie (whos Grandpa Lionel now, he reminded everyone, although his grandkids call him Pop Pop) make the hourglass-figure hand motions with Brick House. But Richie embraced the cheesiness, with some especially awkward dancing: lots of hip swivels and pointing of index fingers in the air. Easily winded, he caught his breath a couple times as he soaked in the screams from the audience and wiped the sweat from his forehead with a small towel. No mention was made of his recent return to pop-culture relevance with last years Tuskegee , a compilation of countrified versions of his songs featuring guest stars that include Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean. It was his first No. 1 album in 25 years. Instead, the concert remained all about the past, culminating in a long shout-out to Michael Jackson when Richie closed with We Are the World. Curiously, the feel-good group hug of an evening ended on a somber note.

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