Tag archives: the twist

Block Party with a Twist
By Richard Mineards   |   May 30, 2023

Astoundingly it was 63 years ago that America and the world learned how to do The Twist, as performed by a fresh-faced 17-year-old Ernest Evans, known to his millions of fans as Chubby Checker. In the last six decades the Twist has been continually in and out of the charts and at the weekend, as […]

Check(er) Mate Sill Twisting
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 23, 2023

It’s startling to realize that while the Lobero Theatre has been a beacon for the arts in Santa Barbara for 150 years, Chubby Checker has been around for more than half of those years, and is still going strong. As part of the Lobero’s year-long Ovation celebration, the now-81-year-old 1960s rocker who propelled “The Twist” […]

Twistin’ at The Ritz
By Lynda Millner   |   May 10, 2018

Shades of yesteryear! Does anyone remember the Twist or Chubby Checker? He was here with his Wildcats band at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara and so were his fans or new fans. The occasion was the 32nd Amethyst Ball “Twistin’ at the Ritz” given by CADA (Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse). Dress was black tie or […]