Tuesday==> Wow!! I can’t believe it - the temperature is actually in the low-50s at 1:30pm here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World. It is “walk and wander” weather for sure, so will make this posting a bit briefer (hold the f**king applause - you want me to come over there and bitch-slap you?) and then head out for a walking session in my Hell’s Kitchen ‘hood. Nice!
So ... let’s begin with my comments/observations on last night’s concert at Avery Fisher Hall @ Lincoln Center ...
DISTINGUISHED CONCERTS INTERNATIONAL, featuring the DCI Singers and the Gay and Lesbian Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band, was outstanding.
The first half of the concert was performed by the Symphonic Band and the highlight was “A Tribute to Judy Garland,” which included, of course, songs from “The Wizard of Oz” and “Meet Me in St. Louis.” Delightful.
The second half of the concert was “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” from the poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The Symphonic Band was joined by the 150+ Distinguished Concerts International Singers. The conductor, Rene Clausen, is also the composer.
This was a totally engrossing work that was beautifully performed and it received a well-deserved standing ovation.
My comp. seat was excellent, in the Prime Orchestra, row T.
Yes, Billi Pod was in the mood for a good concert and this certainly filled-the-bill.
Moving on ...
Tonight’s entertainment event will be a Broadway show, in previews, starring Alec Baldwin ...
7:00==>ORPHANS - “A story about two orphaned brothers holed up in a run-down North Philadelphia row house and the wealthy kidnapped criminal who becomes a surrogate father to them.” (Broadway - discounted TDF ticket)
This show got off to a very rocky beginning when one of the original cast-members, Shia LaBeouf, left the show after a week of rehearsals due to “creative differences.” There has been a lot of negative buzz floating around ever since.
The opening night was pushed back to April 18th but the limited run will still end on June 30th.
So, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, stay tuned for your favorite blogger’s report card in tomorrow’s posting.
Now it is time to post this and head outside.
Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>2.61 miles (or, 5,707 steps)
Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,275.82 miles
GO GATORS AND GO YANKEES!!
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”