Tonawanda News

Letters to the Editor

April 13, 2007

YOUR VIEW: Reader letters published April 13

Don’t let a great night at the Riv pass you by

I wonder if the people in Western New York realize what amenities we have here.

I’m referring to the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda.

In this past month of March, we had “Love in Bloom.” It was a vaudeville show with professional performers — local people who have spent most of their life perfecting their craft.

Next came the Lawrence Welk Show. Can you imagine this show coming all the way — not to downtown Buffalo, but to “Little Shea’s” in North Tonawanda? You didn’t even have to fly to Branson to see them. It was the same exceptional talent you see on television, by the very same exceptionally talented people.

And finally, “The Rat Pack.” These four performers not only sounded like the people they were imitating, but they looked just like them. Marilyn Monroe was hysterical.

You say, why should I go? The price is half the cost of downtown, you don’t have to drive far, and the best part is, you don’t have to pay for parking. You can park right in front of the theater. What more do you want? I looked for you, where were you?

If we want to maintain this theater and have these great shows come to town, we’re going to have to support them. We’re going to have to attend these functions or we’re going to lose them. It’s as simple as that.

Hey, it’s a great night out. Better yet, patronize your local restaurants, either before the performance or after.

Diane Szeliga Janus, North Tonawanda

Illegal workers are hurting America

I have been very disappointed in the Bush Administration for not caring for the American people and giving illegal workers more importance.

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