Let's Make Music

Wednesday February 25, 2015

My day of music began on Broadway as Pat and I went to see Beautiful seated center orchestra. It is probably one of the best musicals I have ever seen. Actress Jessie Mueller - who plays Carole Klein a.k.a. Carole King - starts things off by saying she was from Brooklyn as the audience applauded. Hit song after hit song was performed by the extremely talented cast - culminating in a standing ovation and a sing-a-long with the entire cast and audience.

After the show Pat and I went to dinner in the theatre district having fun on Broadway as the weather cooperated. I also want to add that while parking her car in a garage on West 43 Street and Broadway, the parking attendants checked the contents of not only the interior of the car but the trunk. This takes us to yesterday's blog Reality Check February 2015 and Wednesday's news: Three Brooklyn men sought to join Islamic State, FBI says.

Kings Theatre

Pat and I next plan to visit the newly renovated Kings Theatre not far from Barclays Center. When I was a teen, I attended live performances there with some of the most famous singers of that timeline. Those were the days I danced on the Alan Freed TV Show - and life was so much simpler.

The Kings Theatre, formerly Loew's Kings Theatre, is a movie palace-type theater in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. Opened in 1929 and closed in 1977, the theater reopened on February 3, 2015 following a complete renovation. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 22, 2012. The lavish theater, located at 1027 Flatbush Avenue near Beverly Road, was designed in the Rapp Brothers' signature French-influenced baroque style. The unusually spacious theater boasts superb sight-lines, with the majority of its seats located on the main floor. Instead of a large balcony, the Kings has only a small mezzanine, allowing the entire elegant design to be viewed from anywhere in the auditorium. It has a sweeping staircase in the lobby that leads to the mezzanine.

Upon returning home from my day on Broadway ... I watched two favorite shows featuring multi-talented performers: Empire (Black Culture) followed by Nashville (Country and Western) . Nashville took me back to my adventures in Nashville on my 70th birthday two years ago when I met singer, actor Chris Carmack.

Empire   Wikipedia

Nashville   Wikipedia

Musicians Born on February 26th

Make some noise !!

February 26, 1928

Fats Domino

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Fats Domino is an American R&B and rock and roll
pianist and singer-songwriter. Discography

When whippoorwills call and evening is nigh, I'll hurry to my Blue Heaven.
You turn to the right, you find a little bright light that leads you to my Blue Heaven.

You'll find a cozy place, a fireplace, a cozy room, a little nest that nestles where the roses bloom;
Just Molly and me, and baby makes three, be happy in my Blue Heaven.

Fats Domino

February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003

Johnny Cash

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Johnny Cash was an American award winning singer-songwriter and
one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Discography

Build on failures.
Use them as stepping stones.
Close the door on the past.

Don't try to forget the mistakes,
but you don't dwell on them either.

Johnny Cash Quotes 1

Johnny Cash Quotes 2

Johnny Cash Quotes 3

February 26, 1953

Michael Bolton

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Michael Bolton is an award winning American
singer-songwriter and a former hard rock singer.

Music should transcend time.

Michael Bolton Quotes 1

Michael Bolton Quotes 2