Just one day to go until one of the biggest concerts ever for Il Volo. The concert at the Radio City Music Hall is a dream come true for Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca. As promised here are more facts about this Grand Theatre. The picture in the heading is of the “Grand Foyer”
Just two weeks after its gala opening, Radio City Music Hall premiered its first film, The Bitter Tea of General Yen. Before long, a first showing at the Music Hall virtually guaranteed a successful run in the theatres around the country. Radio City’s huge screen and widely spaced seats make it the ideal movie house. Since 1933 more than 700 movies have opened here. They include the original King Kong; National Velvet, the film that secured Elizabeth Taylor’s hold on the silver screen; White Christmas; Mame; Breakfast at Tiffany’s; To Kill a Mockingbird, starring former Radio City usher, Gregory Peck; Mary Poppins; 101 Dalmatians; and The Lion King. In the early years, a standard movie run lasted one week. Later, extended runs of five or six weeks became common. Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, and Katharine Hepburn have taken Radio City box office prizes for the number of films screened here. All three had more than 22 of their films shown at the Hall. The popular movie-and-stage-show format remained a Radio City signature until 1979, when the mass showcasing of new films called for a new focus. Today, the Music Hall still premieres selected films, but is best known as the country’s leading hall for popular concerts, stage shows, special attractions and media events.
CHRISTMAS AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER: A HOLIDAY TRADITION
Lights twinkling on the tree, skaters gliding across the ice, carols ringing in the air and the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Rockefeller Center is the nation’s favorite Christmas destination. The spirit of the laborers who decorated the first tree on the site almost seventy years ago lives on in the giant, gloriously lit spruce that graces the Plaza throughout the holiday season. The tree lighting ceremony draws huge crowds eagerly awaiting the official start of the season. And for weeks, happy kids and harried commuters are stopped in their tracks by the sight of the gossamer angels with golden trumpets and the sound of music in the winter air.
For 80 years, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes, has continued to create lasting memories for generations of families that have made this cherished show a holiday tradition. As America’s #1 holiday production, the Christmas Spectacular is attended by more than one million people annually and has played to 74 different cities outside of New York with its regional touring production.
Since 1932, the Christmas Spectacular has played at the famed Radio City Music Hall and today’s show still features beloved favorite numbers, including Parade of the Wooden Soldiers and the Living Nativity, which have been performed since its inception.
This year, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular celebrates 85 magical years of the Rockettes and will perform to cities outside of New York including Nashville, Chicago, Dallas and St. Louis.
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Not much coming from the “Guys” today.Check out some photos of Il Volo on Mundial with some fans from Miami Beach. Also a video from Gianluca singing “Come Fly With Me.”
This is just a guess, i’m assuming they will fly to NY today to settle in before the concert.
We on the Board of “The Flight Crew” are as disappointed as Il Volo and all of you, that they did not get a nomination for a Latin Grammy. We also realize that they are young and with their amazing talent and dedication they will receive many awards during their careers. In the interest of moving on we wish to concentrate on a very exciting time of their careers; a concert at Radio City Music hall on Friday, September 27th. We hope all of you that love Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca will join us in celebrating this milestone with them!!
Safe trip to NY Guys!!! Tomorrow is the day!!!