Melissa Etheridge

Pabst Theater

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In a Nutshell

Academy- and Grammy Award-winning folk-pop artist plays songs from her new album, This is M.E., and greatest hits

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The Deal

Melissa Etheridge: This is ME Solo

  • How you know Melissa: as an accomplished singer and guitarist, gay and lesbian activist, and breast-cancer survivor
  • How she developed her songwriting chops: by picking up the guitar at the age of eight, and polishing her craft at the Berklee College of Music
  • How she warmed the robotic hearts of FM radios: with 1993’s Grammy-winning plea “Come to My Window”
  • Speaking of Grammy Awards: Melissa has two wins and a total of 15 nominations
  • Not to mention: she won an Academy Award for “I Need to Wake Up,” featured in An Inconvenient Truth
  • Plus: she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Gibson Guitar Award for Best Female Rock Guitarist, and probably a really awesome record collection
  • Coolest thing about her latest tour: On this tour, Melissa will take the stage solo to perform songs from her new album, This is M.E. and some of her greatest hits

The Riverside Theater

As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO’s Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium’s drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.

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    144 E Wells St.

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