Around Town and Holiday22 Aug 2011 03:23 pm staff
22 Aug 2011


Fashion pop icon Lady Gaga and her creative team is set to design the famed Christmas Windows at Barney’s Madison Avenue store this holiday season. Gaga will bring her interpretation of Santa’s workshop to all of the windows on the eight floor as well as part of the windows on the fifth floor. Some Gaga designed stocking stuffers will also be available with 25% of the proceeds being donated to charity.

“Lady Gaga is a rare cultural phenomenon, not only because of her exceptional talents as a singer, songwriter and performer, but also with regard to her support of equality and individuality and status as a fashion icon … As a New York City landmark, we wanted to celebrate Lady Gaga as a fellow New Yorker and amazing talent,” said Mark Lee, Barneys New York CEO.

Barney’s popular Christmas Windows will be on view beginning mid-November thru the holiday season. 



Calendar of Events and Holiday03 Aug 2011 03:10 pm Staff
3 Aug 2011


   MSG Entertainment has announced that this year’s holiday preview event “Christmas in August,” featuring the Radio City Rockettes, will be held in Times Square Aug. 11.
   The holiday kickoff event is set to begin at 11 am with Santa and the world famous Rockettes arriving in the heart of Times Square aboard a double-decker Gray Line bus, as featured in the scene “New York at Christmas.”
   The free to the public Times Square event will feature a selection of new Rockette elements, including new Rockette choreography, new music and a new Rockette costume in celebration of the upcoming 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular. In addition, new Christmas Spectacular imagery will be unveiled when surrounding digital outdoor boards are activated creating a whimsical winter wonderland in the midst of the heat of August. Audiences will have the opportunity to become a part of the holiday festivities through interactive on-site activities highlighting the new production elements. 
   Additionally, in celebration of “Christmas in August,” Christmas Spectacular Facebook fans will receive the first gift of the season with an online sweepstakes, “I like Christmas.” 2,011 Facebook entries or “likes” will unlock $2,011 in Christmas cash for one Spectacular fan and secondary prizes will be awarded.    The campaign will begin August 11 and continue through August 31 encouraging Facebook fans to show how much they “Like Christmas” and help kick off the season of giving.
   The 2011 production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the world-famous Radio City Rockettes, will be the most dynamic production to grace the Great Stage in the show’s 79-year history. America’s favorite holiday show is about to re-define Spectacular featuring a new 3DLive video game adventure, new Rockette performances, new musical compositions and heartwarming songs, dazzling new costumes and state-of-the-art technology alongside cherished numbers that have been featured in the show since 1933. Using cutting edge technology, audiences will be part of an immersive holiday experience, as scenery extends beyond the stage transforming the interior of Radio City into a magical canvas. The 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular will captivate audiences with the new state-of-the-art technology enhancements while still honoring the traditions steeped in the show.
   The Radio City Christmas Spectacular will run from November 11, 2011 through January 2, 2012. For more information and tickets, visit

Calendar of Events and Holiday27 Oct 2010 02:13 pm

Diane Malone
27 Oct 2010

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   The holiday season has begun at Radio City when camels, donkeys and sheep arrived yesterday, October 26, to join the Rockettes for their first day of rehearsal.  The furry 4–legged stars, include two camels, two sheep and a donkey and are featured in the “Living Nativity” scene which has been performed in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular since 1933.

radio city christmas digonis new york   The 2010 Radio City Spectacular begins November 5 and runs thru December 30 at Radio City Music Hall. The annual 90 minute holiday show features the world-famous Radio City Rockettes thrilling the audience with their highlight legendary precision act “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” among other flawless and colorful dance numbers. Ticket prices range from $45.00 up to $250.00. Visit Radio City Music Hall online for more information. 






                               All Photos: (c) Caroline P. Digonis 2010

Around Town and Holiday13 Aug 2010 08:43 am

by Diane Malone
Aug. 13, 2010

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   The Radio City Rockettes joined Santa, on August 12th, to Kick-off the 2010 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The coast-to-coast kick-line featured the iconic Rockettes kicking off in eight of the 26 cities in which the annual Christmas Spectacular will play this season.  Hosted by WPLJ’s Race Taylor, the live performance took place in front of Radio City Music Hall, and concluded with invited guests joining the Rockettes in their legendary kick-line.  The annual “Kick Across America” celebration benefits deserving families in experiencing the magic of the annual Christmas Spectacular.

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   The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Radio City Rockettes, will run from November 5 through December 30 2010.  Visit Radio City Music Hall for more information. 

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All Photos: (c) Caroline P. Digonis 2010


Broadway Shows and Calendar of Events and Holiday01 Dec 2009 05:33 pm

Featured Holiday Shows
December 2009

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  •   The Radio City Christmas Spectacular
  •    * Category: 
          Musical, Kid Friendly, Classic
        * How Long? 
          90 minutes with no intermission   
        * Read Review



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  Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

   * Category:    
     Musical, kid Friendly, Classic 

* How Long?
     Two hours 30 minutes with one intermission 
    * Read Review



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  Cirque du Soleil – Wintuk

   * Category:
    Kid Friendly
How Long?
    Two hour show with one intermission
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