You must make a choice to take a chance to change your life…..The 3 C’s of Life
Saw Love & Mercy this weekend. Wonderful actors, admire John Cusack but it brought me back to the Beach Boys, sounds from my summers in San Diego AND brought me back to Brian Wilson. Will be adding his later life albums to the library. Just incredible how he combines the various notes, sounds and then creates. Point being that sometimes great things happen in really unexpected ways.
I was thinking how I would start the business meeting for this book. I would honestly have to apologize. The intent nor the wish was ever for this to hit Social Media. I am not interested in fame nor in being a newsworthy or even trending item on Social Media. I really tried to come in the front door as a professional. It was when I hit a time wall and realized that if I did not try every avenue available to make an opportunity happen to have a serious discussion about this, well I was never going to see it try and happen. BUT that being said, I am no less serious or professional about this even now.
I see it actually as a combining of dreams, goals, wishes, aspirations. I cannot be the only one who sees the enormity of what is shaping up here…and if I am then please let us sit and discuss what I see patterning here. I assure you, I am not a nut job…and neither am I a “Fan”. I just do not have that in me. I have had such a hard knocks kind of life that being dazzled by fame or celebritydom is just not possible. I see “that” life as people doing a job and we pay for the after effect of it. No different than an author. Admiring the words, the thought process. No different for musicians or actors. We are all given a talent and a purpose and as Arlen Faber says in The Answer Man, we are either choosing to walk towards or away from our purpose. I choose to walk towards the purpose I saw a glimpse of on November 12, 2013 when I hefted a camera at a concert-your concert.
So let’s get on to today’s theatre. Another two night, same theatre. Some seriously historic moments in this Grand Dame of Theatres…including you:
Dec 7, 2013
CYNDI LAUPER’s Home for the Holidays benefit concert includes special guests P!NK, JOSH GROBAN, NELLY FURTADO, MATT NATHANSON, INDIGO GIRLS, SUSAN SARANDON, THE HIVES, INGRID MICHAELSON, THE HIVES and many more.
Stop #10 and #11
Dates: September 29 and September 30
Theatre: Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
Trivia facts/history about Beacon Theatre:
Information supplied by The Beacon Theatre
- The Beacon Theatre is the “older sister” to Radio City Music Hall. Both legendary venues were the “brainchild” of Samuel “Roxy” Rothafel, the great theatrical impresario and visionary of his time.
- Roxy Rothafel had identical dreams for both theaters. He believed that both the Beacon Theatre and Radio City Music Hall should become an “International Music Hall” theater, to present live entertainment acts and present cultural and popular events.
- Designed by Chicago architect Walter Ahlschlager in the Art Deco style, the Beacon Theatre opened in 1929 as a forum for vaudeville acts, musical productions, drama, opera, and movies.
- In 1979, the historic venue was designated a national landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
- A 1986 proposal to convert the 2,600-seat, three-tiered theatre into a disco was blocked when a judge ruled the change would irreparably damage the building’s architecture.
- Many of the greatest names in music have played the Beacon including the Rolling Stones, Jerry Garcia, Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, Radiohead, and Queen.
- The Beacon Theatre has hosted such operatic events as “Madame Butterfly” (1988) and “Ballet on Broadway” (1978).
- The Beacon was the first “concert hall” outfitted for IMAX for the film “The Rolling Stones at the Max,” December 1991.
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama chose the Beacon Theatre as the site of his teaching classes in August of 1999.
- The Allman Brothers hold an annual rite of spring concert series at the Beacon Theatre known as “The Beacon Run.” Since 1989, they have performed 222 shows at the Beacon.
- On Oct. 29, 2006 Bill Clinton ended his 60th birthday celebration at the Beacon with a private Rolling Stones concert.
- In November 2006 the Beacon Theatre joined MSG Entertainment’s family of world-class venues.
*PS-Dear Reader- The only favor I ask is that you follow the story, Share if you are so inclined. Know that I am following dreams as you do.