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Any RUSH concert. 3 people putting out that much high-quality sound... Absolutely fantastic.
That and Chuck Berry live at Blueberry Hill in St. Louis.
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When I was about 10 yrs. old, I saw the local high school production of "Brigadoon". It was the first play I had ever seen and it was pure magic.
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The original brilliant production of Cabaret staged by Harold Prince.
Equus with Anthony Hopkins
Hamlet with Nicol Williamson
The Phil Ochs concert at Hunter College circa 1971
The play Master Class with Irene Glezos performed at a small theatre in Phoenicia NY
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I agree with you on Phil Ochs. I saw him at Montclair State College around 1968.
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August the something or other, 1979, Knebworth, England.
The best band in the world, playing to a couple of hundred thousand, and me... A cider driven kid, just two months shy of his sixteenth birthday.
I can't remember a lot of it, they weren't the best sounding band I've seen, but it was the best ***ed gig I ever attended.
Led Zeppelin.
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August the something or other, 1979, Knebworth, England.
The best band in the world, playing to a couple of hundred thousand, and me... A cider driven kid, just two months shy of his sixteenth birthday.
I can't remember a lot of it, they weren't the best sounding band I've seen, but it was the best ***ed gig I ever attended.
Led Zeppelin.


I saw Zepplin in '77 in Birmingham, AL. Epic for sure, and they are my favorite band of all time. I thought listing them above would be too easy. Smile
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Magic: Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants

Broadway: City of Angels

Stand Up a Comedian: Louie Anderson, funny guy

Rock Concerts: Seger & Frampton in the mid 70's. Awesome
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Ah, when you mentioned stand-up comedian that prompted me to remember that I saw Richard Pryor live. Wow. Incredible.

As for magicians, this guy below was pretty great. I posted a review in the Magic Café over a decade ago:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......=40067#0
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Surprisingly great local shows involving no one famous:

Caught Margaret Atwood's play The Penelopiad last year. Absolutely riveting. A brilliant production of a brilliant text.

Years ago I attended a graduate student recital of Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire. The soprano was fantastic both visually and vocally. Still gives me the chills to think about it.

Not local, but about 15 years ago I saw the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's production of Dracula. The music was all taken from Mahler's symphonies. The choreography was sublime, and the ballet ended breathtakingly with a version of the Impaled illusion, with Dracula meeting his end atop a giant cross.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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Surprisingly great local shows involving no one famous:

Caught Margaret Atwood's play The Penelopiad last year. Absolutely riveting. A brilliant production of a brilliant text.

Years ago I attended a graduate student recital of Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire. The soprano was fantastic both visually and vocally. Still gives me the chills to think about it.

Not local, but about 15 years ago I saw the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's production of Dracula. The music was all taken from Mahler's symphonies. The choreography was sublime, and the ballet ended breathtakingly with a version of the Impaled illusion, with Dracula meeting his end atop a giant cross.



On a totally unrelated note, I went to law school with Schoenberg's granddaughter, who is now a public defender in Los Angeles.
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Surprisingly great local shows involving no one famous:

Caught Margaret Atwood's play The Penelopiad last year. Absolutely riveting. A brilliant production of a brilliant text.

Years ago I attended a graduate student recital of Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire. The soprano was fantastic both visually and vocally. Still gives me the chills to think about it.

Not local, but about 15 years ago I saw the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's production of Dracula. The music was all taken from Mahler's symphonies. The choreography was sublime, and the ballet ended breathtakingly with a version of the Impaled illusion, with Dracula meeting his end atop a giant cross.



On a totally unrelated note, I went to law school with Schoenberg's granddaughter, who is now a public defender in Los Angeles.


Cool. And I ended up working with the soprano's husband Smile
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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The post by Magnus reminded me of an amusing conversation I had. In a previous post I mentioned that I was a huge fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals and in particular the Phantom of the Opera. I saw the Phantom several times while I was in London on assignment. During the latter part of the assignment I worked with a gentleman that played an instrument (I forget which one now) in the orchestra for the Phantom. As I would tell him of my excitement before and after each performance he would tell me how tired and bored he was playing there. What a contrast. He had been doing it for so long that he dreaded fighting the traffic going and leaving the theatre every night in the heart of London and he was thoroughly bored playing the score and becoming robotic with it.

To this day, hearing the music brightens my day or evenings and although I can understand his position, I would have changed places in a heartbeat.
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Cool. And I ended up working with the soprano's husband Smile


Tony?
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The post by Magnus reminded me of an amusing conversation I had. In a previous post I mentioned that I was a huge fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals and in particular the Phantom of the Opera. I saw the Phantom several times while I was in London on assignment. During the latter part of the assignment I worked with a gentleman that played an instrument (I forget which one now) in the orchestra for the Phantom. As I would tell him of my excitement before and after each performance he would tell me how tired and bored he was playing there. What a contrast. He had been doing it for so long that he dreaded fighting the traffic going and leaving the theatre every night in the heart of London and he was thoroughly bored playing the score and becoming robotic with it.

To this day, hearing the music brightens my day or evenings and although I can understand his position, I would have changed places in a heartbeat.


Many are Critical particularly of Phantom. My wife and Isaw it several times at The Venetian and really enjoyed it.
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Cool. And I ended up working with the soprano's husband Smile


Tony?


lower case s, Michael Smile
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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Cool. And I ended up working with the soprano's husband Smile


Tony?


lower case s, Michael Smile


Of course. Smile
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