Trevor Moran and Ricky Dillon: The Alive/Gold Tour at the Turner Hall Ballroom
- How Ricky and Trevor got their start: posting lip synchs and comedic sketches to YouTube
- Their next move: a pivot toward EDM-influenced teen pop
- The duo collaborated on: “Steal the Show,” a cut from Ricky Dillon’s debut album, GOLD
- Other popular songs in their repertoire: Trevor’s “Echo,” Ricky’s breakout single “Ordinary”
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.