Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Chi-Lites, Delfonics and Intruders bring their old school hits to the newly renovated Regal Theater

Just to let you know what goes on in our part of town courtesy of the Defender:
Ronald and Regina Evans, new owners of the Regal Theater, have decided to return to the recently renovated auditorium’s entertainment roots, presenting jazz, comedy, classical music and soul acts. Marshall Thompson & The Chi-Lites, The Delfonics and Intruders will kick off that return on December 26.

Once upon a time, especially during the ‘60s, ‘70s and the ‘80s, these entertainers and others thrilled audiences at the Regal’s original home on 47th Street and South Parkway (now King Dr.). That building was demolished and the theater eventually reopened at its current location, 1645 E. 79th St.

Now the Evanses have revived the cultural and entertainment palace, restoring it once more to the beauty of Moorish and Byzantine architectural splendor, and are using the theater as a multi-purpose cultural center.

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