[JPL] good career move

Tom Reney tr at wfcr.org
Tue Jul 11 23:14:31 EDT 2006

Pianist cancels Regattabar gigs
July 8, 2006

Grammy-winning pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba canceled his two-night stint at the Regattabar only hours before the first of two sets last night because he objected to the room's piano, a 6-foot, 10-inch Steinway Model B.

``He's just not happy with this piano," said Greg Herbst, the Regattabar general manager, who found out Rubalcaba's four gigs weren't happening just 25 minutes before show time.

Herbst said there had been a request to bring in another piano, but ``[Rubalcaba's] management was supposed to handle that."

Last night, 130 ticket holders for the 7:30 p.m. show were turned away, their money refunded. Herbst said ticket holders for tonight's two shows will have their money refunded . For more information, call 617-395-7757. 

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