The Beat from Troy Music Hall #47, Hallelujah, The Vaccine is Here
“This world is full of conflicts and full of things that cannot be reconciled. But there are moments when we can… reconcile and embrace the whole mess, and that’s what I mean by ‘Hallelujah.'” – Leonard Cohen
This is happening, the vaccines are starting to arrive! You still have to wear your mask and practice socially distancing, but there is a light at the end of this stinky and bad tunnel (reference the SNL skit below). This week, New York vaccinated their first health care worker, critical care nurse Sandra. A big thank you to her and all the front line workers who’ve been working so hard. From medical professionals and all the people who keep the hospitals running, to the employees at supermarkets and shops, we appreciate all you are doing!
How do vaccines work? Click here to read an explanation from the World Health Organization.
Oh, This Explains Everything
Filter out joy, happiness, toilet paper, and reason, and you will end up with 2020. Truly a dumpster fire of a year.
The Coolest Version of Singing in the Rain
We love this re-interpretation of this classic movie scene!
Singing in the Rain, the 1952 movie starring the amazing Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor, was the inspiration for this phenomenal, and really rather dangerous looking, ad for the Burberry clothing line.
All I Want for Christmas is You
This is “Dancing in Public with an iPod.” Obviously filmed quite a few years ago, but replace the iPod with your phone and earbuds and you are good to go. We dare you all to give this a try. It looks like a blast!
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Presents
With so many fans around the globe requesting the Christmas program, bandleader Joanie Madden assembled the entire group together in County Clare in Ireland to record a special socially distanced Christmas program. Featuring a 12-piece ensemble of incredibly talented musicians, singers, and dancers!
Join us for a virtual, family-friendly concert featuring big band arrangements of holiday classics. Enjoy performances by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Catherine Russell, Kurt Elling, Rubén Blades, Ashley Pezzotti, and many more.
Premiere performance on Dec 19th or watch on-demand until Dec 26!
Wed, Dec 23,9 PM
For this special holiday streaming show, the Blind Boys of Alabama will feature songs from their 2014 “Talkin’ Christmas!” album as well as the band’s previous Grammy-winning Christmas recording, “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” along with gospel classics and other gems!
A special matinee show focused on the band’s favorite cover songs.
Muppets the Swedish Chef, Beaker, and Animal treat us to a unique rendition of “Ringing of the Bells.” Watch until the end and be treated to an appearance by everyone’s favorite curmudgeons, Statler and Waldorf.
Carrots – Nature’s Candy!
Oh the cuteness! The joy of watching a beaver carry way too many carrots simply can’t be explained, so don’t think too much about it and just enjoy!
We know this is hard, and if you need someone to listen, NYS has set up a Covid Emotional Support Helpline – call 1-844-863-9314, available 8 AM – 10 PM, seven days a week.
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Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
30 Second Street, Troy NY
518-273-0038 | troymusichall.org