Saturday==>On this 12/13/14 day, a sequence that will not reappear until December 13, 2114, it is bright, sunny, windy and briskly cold here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World. At 11:30am it is 39º, wind chill down to 32º.
Oh well ... let’s get started with your favorite blogger’s report card on last night’s concert ...
Featured on the program were works by Shostakovitch, Bulla, Hamlisch, Anderson and Tchaikovsky.
Folks, this was a very entertaining evening that celebrated the Band’s 35th Anniversary. Now, 35 years later, the Band still has 6 musicians who were in the original/founding group. That’s pretty amazing.
I had an excellent seat, in the rear of the orchestra section, house right. The house was sold-out and the diverse audience was very much into the events that were happening on stage.
Yeah ... it was a fun evening and I left Symphony Space with a big smile on my face.
Now ... let’s move on to today’s entertainment event, which will be some more music ...
8:00==>THE HIT MEN - “It’s a night of your favorite mega-hits and holiday classics performed rock and roll and ‘Four Seasons style’ by amazing performers, superb musicians, superior vocalists, arrangers and composers, whose members were stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Tommy James & the Shondells and other mega-hit acts of the 60s, 70s and 80s.” (concert - complimentary ticket)
According to the press blurb about the program: “From “Oh What a Night,” “Who Loves You,” “Sherry” and many other Four Seasons hits to “Leroy Brown,” “Hanky Panky” and “Mony Mony.” Plus, great holiday favorites from “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” and “Jingle Bell Rock” to “So This is Christmas” and “Christmas Baby Please Come Home,” you’ll know every word in every song in this night of mega-hits and holiday classics.”
I have to be up front about this show ... I have some misgivings about it mostly because of the venue where it is playing, way down in the Tribeca area, very close to The Hudson River. Meaning, I will have a rather intense exposure to the elements. Oh well ... I knew this when I booked the show.
It is playing at The Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Chambers Street and this is the only performance date.
OK ... my loyal and faithful readers and followers ... time to post this and then do stuff, including some walking and wandering, the cold weather be damned ... so ...
Oh ... in case you missed it ... Coach Muskrat just signed on to be the defensive coordinator for the Auburn Tigers.
Billi Pod can’t wait until the next Gator/Auburn game because: (1) he hates Tigers; and, (2) he hates Coach Muskrat for all of the negative things that happened during his tenure in G’Ville.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!!
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