Monday, January 26, 2015

Blizzard of 2015 - New York Choral Society - Broadway Unplugged

Monday==>What could be the biggest blizzard in the history of The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, is forecast to slam into The City today and Tuesday with a projected 30 or more inches of snow.

At 8:00am it was very lightly snowing and the temperature was 24º, wind chill down to 11º.

Your favorite blogger dressed warmly and headed outside to walk the 1/2 block to the post office to mail the first of the month bill payments and stuff ... and ... man ... it was already nasty and unpleasant.

The snow is supposed to get heavier in the early afternoon and run through Tuesday afternoon. Tomorrow the wind will be 25mph to 35mph, with gusts up to 60mph.

I have taken the usual precautions with food, water and stuff, including recharging everything.

And, of course, I have major entertainment events scheduled for tonight and tomorrow night ... but ... folks ... ain’t no way your favorite blogger is gonna brave the elements and expose himself to the icy slushy sidewalks etc ... no fucking way ... that is a promise to family and friends.

Will keep you posted with updates via my Facebook page.

Now ... let’s move on to ...

Billi Pod’s report card on yesterday’s concert ...

NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY AND ORCHESTRA @ Carnegie Hall - The program was:

Mendelssohn - “St. Paul” Oratorio

This was a totally enjoyable event, made even better because of the super-titles which allowed the audience to follow the story of the conversion of Saul, later known as the apostle Paul.

The chorus, orchestra and soloists did excellent jobs.

My complimentary ticket was also excellent, in the rear of the center orchestra. Perfecto.

Yeah ... I left Carnegie Hall with a big smile on my face.

Now ... moving on ...

Tonight’s scheduled entertainment event is a concert ...

8:00==>BROADWAY UNPLUGGED 2015 -  “For the 10th year, Scott Siegel presents some of Broadway's best talent, belting it out without a microphone.  The evening stars BARITONES UNBOUND, a magnificent trio of 4-time Tony Nominee Marc Kudisch, Tony Honoree Ben Davis, and the Met Opera Principal Jeff Matsey. They will be joined by Tonya Pinkins, Liz Callaway, Christopher Sieber, Christiane Noll, and Barbara Walsh, and others.” (concert - discounted TDF ticket)

This always enjoyable show is playing at Town Hall on West 43rd Street, has a running time of 2:15, including intermission, and Monday is its only performance date.

Will your favorite blogger risk going outside to see this show? Time will tell ... so ... stay tuned.

BREAKING NEWS==>just received an email notification that tonight’s concert at Town Hall has been cancelled. Oh well ... at least that is a decision I won’t have to make.


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.02 miles (or, 10,978 steps)

Total mileage for the week==>28.78 miles (average 4.11 miles per day)

Total mileage for 2015==>101.86 miles (average 4.07 miles per day)

Billi Pod
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”

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