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Comment on Review: ‘The Bodyguard’ @ Proctors, 1/30/18 by ReepDaggle

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:03:52 +0000

I agree with Steve. This was a truly awful show. The acting was mediocre, the sets were lazy, and the slow motion takedown of the stalker was just silly. (Irritating too, because it interrupted one of the few Whitney Houston songs that I actually like, One Moment in Time.) Even the singing paled compared to most other musicals. The only things that salvaged the show were the funny karaoke scene (until the extras were pulled off stage, at which point it became boring) and the actual concert segment after the curtain call, where the audience was allowed to dance and sing along.



Comment on Review: Capital Trio and Musicians of Ma’alwyck @ UAlbany 2/8/18 by Kyra Gaunt, Ph.D.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:05:10 +0000

Dear Mr. Dalton, Thank you so much for mentioning my contribution to a lovely program. Glad you came! You might enjoy a video related to my work that came out this month via TED. https://www.facebook.com/TEDEducation/posts/1887756071237590 I also have recordings of my original compositions on iTunes if that interests you. Best, Kyra Gaunt Assistant Professor Music Department



Comment on Review: ‘The Bodyguard’ @ Proctors, 1/30/18 by Patrisia

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:03:06 +0000

I agree with you 100%. The music was wonderful, but otherwise there wasn't much to this production. The acting was often stilted, the main characters didn't have any chemistry that I could detect, and the plot had zero depth. It was NOT a good play. Sorry. That being said, it was pretty fun to laugh at it and, as I indicated, the singing was fantastic.



Comment on Review: ‘The Bodyguard’ @ Proctors, 1/30/18 by Chris Kus

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:58:40 +0000

Mr. Barnes get over yourself. I found the "The Bodyguard -- The Musical" to be a very enjoyable way to spend an evening. I attended the 1/31/2018 show. Some humor was intended by the production. It was a fitting tribute to Whitney Houston's songs and energy. I had fun.



Comment on Review: ‘The Bodyguard’ @ Proctors, 1/30/18 by Bruce

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 01:28:31 +0000

I was there last night, and have to wonder if Steve stayed for the full performance. I enjoyed it very much, and the audience reaction at the end was an overwhelming approval. The virtually full house certainly did not share his feelings.



Comment on Review: ‘The Bodyguard’ @ Proctors, 1/30/18 by Don Drewecki

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:08:40 +0000

In all the years he covered SPAC and his buddy, the late Herb Chesbrough, why couldn't Barnes have been so refreshingly and brutally honest?



Comment on Review: ‘The Bodyguard’ @ Proctors, 1/30/18 by Linda

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:34:09 +0000

I go to the theatre for entertainment, and I really enjoyed the show last night! I was impressed by the singing and didn't think too much about the story or the mechanics of the production. If you want to go out to a show and enjoy yourself, I would recommend this production.



Comment on Check out the winning billboards in anti-bullying contest by Sara

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 20:15:52 +0000

Awesome billboards!



Comment on Albany Symphony album makes NPR Top Ten by Don Drewecki

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 19:33:17 +0000

The link, which Amy forgot to include, is here: https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2017/12/19/570182207/npr-musics-top-10-classical-albums-of-2017 The question is: Will either of NPR's two local affiliates play all ten works in their rotations? Probably not.



Comment on Albany Symphony album makes NPR Top Ten by Don Drewecki

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 22:46:47 +0000

Too bad you'll never hear these records on WMHT-FM except maybe on Sunday nights, once a month. Gotta play that Baroque music and Grieg Piano Concerto constantly, you know?