Meher Baba came here in 1952
Radio City Music Hall
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|Radio City, Showplace of the Nation|
Front facade of the Radio City Music Hall
|Opened||December 27, 1932|
1260 Sixth Avenue (aka Avenue of the Americas)
New York City
Tishman Speyer Properties
(operated by Madison Square Garden, Inc.)
|Capacity||5,933 / 6,015|
Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York City's Rockefeller Center. Its nickname is the Showplace of the Nation, and it was for a time the leading tourist destination in the city. Its interior was declared a city landmark in 1978.
- The Music Hall Christmas show, a New York Christmas tradition since 1933, has been revived as an all live spectacular show featuring the women's precision dance team known as The Rockettes and is performed every year during the holidays. Additional companies of Rockettes now also tour every holiday season, bringing the Radio City Christmas Spectacular to theaters around the country.
- See main article: Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
- The Music Hall has been the frequent site of the annual televised Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and Daytime Emmy Awards shows.
- Anne Murray performed sold-out concerts on November 9–10, 1984 and October 9–10, 1987 and won a Grammy for "Could I have this dance" at the 1980 Grammy awards.
- As part of their North American Tour, electronic wizards Tangerine Dream recorded their September 7, 1988 concert here.
- In 1998, Latin pop artist Luis Miguel held shows in the hall by selling out five consecutive shows in five straight nights, and also sold out four straight nights in four straight concerts in 2000.
- Progressive metal band Dream Theater recorded their concert here on April 1, 2006 during their 20th anniversary tour and released it on a 3CD/2DVD live album named Score.
- Heaven and Hell recorded their March 30, 2007 concert here, releasing it as a two CD live album and DVD, Heaven and Hell: Live from Radio City Music Hall.
- On January 15, 2000, Radio City Music Hall played host to its first ever sports event, a boxing card that featured undisputed light heavyweight champion Roy Jones, Jr. defeating David Telesco in the main event, and in the co-feature heavyweight David Izon defeating Derrick Jefferson.
- The New York Liberty played
some of their 2004 home games at Radio City while Madison Square Garden was reserved for the Republican National Convention.
- Radio City Music Hall has been the regular site of the annual World Business Forum since 2004.
- The Great Stage has been home to the NFL Draft since 2006. (The Draft was previously held at Madison Square Garden until Cablevision's opposition over a proposed Jets stadium caused the NFL to move the 2005 draft to the Jacob Javits Convention Center. After the stadium dispute was settled, the NFL moved the draft to another Cablevision-owned venue, Radio City.)
- On April 22, 2007 Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds held a concert at the Radio City Music Hall that was later released on CD and DVD.
- In April 2008, Radio City was used for an Elton John concert to raise funds for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign. Tickets ranged from $150.00 to $2,500.00 and the concert was sold out.
- Radio City Music Hall is the regular site of commencement ceremonies for Pratt Institute, New York University, Hunter College and Pace University's New York City campus.
- Radio City Music Hall is home to the periodic New York editions of the Merv Griffin game shows, Jeopardy! (2002 & 2006) and Wheel of Fortune (1988, 1999, 2003 and 2007).
- The two remaining Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, performed here at a charity concert on April 4,
- In March 1994 Barney Live! In New York City, was taped here.
- On June 1 and 2, 2010, Conan O'Brien will bring his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour to Radio City, a short distance from the headquarters of NBC, the network he left following the 2010 Tonight Show conflict, and the studio where he taped his Late Night show from 1993 to 2009.