Today is the long awaited Radio City concert for Il Volo. We celebrate with them this important milestone in their career.
I’m taking bets that Gianluca will be so overwhelmed, he will cry!
The picture in the heading is a night view of this beautiful theatre, lit up in all it’s glory. There is also a picture, tweeted by Piero of the “Sold Out” sign for tonight!
BIG STARS ON THE BIG STAGE
Radio City Music Hall has been a magnet for celebrities since that first night more than six decades ago. Stars shine here.
Radio City is the ultimate destination for the brightest and the best. Future stars, including the budding new comedian, Ray Bolger, and Metropolitan Opera star-to-be, Jan Peerce, shone here first. Many others came to bask in stardom already won. During the golden years of the silver screen, film celebrities rarely missed an opportunity to make an appearance on opening day. It wasn’t unusual to find the likes of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Merle Oberon, Mary Pickford, Barbara Stanwyck, Jimmy Stewart, Robert Taylor, Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell stopping by to greet fans.
For decades, America’s most popular entertainers have thrilled audiences here. Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt, Bill Cosby, Liberace, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ann Margaret, Johnny Mathis, John Denver, The Count Basie Orchestra, Itzhak Perlman, Jose Carreras, Ray Charles and BB King have all appeared on the Great Stage. Today, the Music Hall continues to attract celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, sports, the media and national life. Shows starring Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder and Riverdance pack the house. Our reopening gala features Tony Bennett, Billy Crystal, The Eurythmics, Barry Manilow, Liza Minnelli, Sting, 98 Degrees, The Radio City Rockettes…and many others. Celine Dion stars in the first solo concert following the reopening. In the past decade, Radio City has hosted the Grammy’s and the Tony’s, The MTV Video Music Awards and the ESPY Awards. It has been the site for TIME Magazine’s celebration of its 75th year, complete with a visit from the President, and a host of benefit events. It has remained a magical place for people in the spotlight. To step out on the Great Stage of the Music Hall is to know what it is to be a star.
Twitters, Tweets and keeks:
Gianluca tweets a picture of himself with Ignazio behind him being Ignazio, “With the loquito” (loquito meaning ‘a little crazy’) He tweeted this morning “Today is the day, getting ready, I’m excited since I opened my eyes this morning”
Piero tweeted yesterday “Love what you do”. He tweeted this morning “GOOD MORNING #NYC are you ready for tonight? #RadioCityMusicHall SOLD OUT!
Ignazio must be too excited to tweet, who can blame him?
Check out the very nice article on Team Il Volo, It’s has some inaccuracies, but it’s very flattering. The title is
Talented voices of Il Volo take Italian heartthrobs to New Heights.
Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, we are so proud of you. You have all worked so hard for this wonderful moment. Our love and prayers go with you as you step on the stage of this historic and beautiful theatre. Blessings from all of us at the “Flight Crew”