What could be better than a beautiful, clear, end-of-summer Saturday afternoon? How about the addition of a fantastic free concert on the Borough of Manhattan’s other island. Roosevelt Island?
Gloria Deluxe and Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra spent an hour apiece delighting the audience on the island’s Riverwalk from 4 to 6 pm today. Cynthia Hopkins and her Gloria Deluxe compatriots performed their usual blend of quirky cabaret/alt-country/rock, while Lipton coupled a classic lounge musical sensibility with a biting, off-kilter story-telling style reminiscent of Randy Newman.