Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Taking "Sean's Space" on the road

So this morning begins a whirlwind of travel and activity for me, and I'm bringing "Sean's Space" with me!

In minutes, I'll be embarking to Kingston, R.I., where I'll be covering the men's basketball team from the University of Rhode Island host Providence tonight. I'll be writing a story about former Franklin D. Roosevelt High School star Will Daniels (seen here when he was still at FDR), who is now one of the top 30 players in the country. The best part? He's an ever better person than a player, always a treat to talk to and write about.

After coming back from the smallest state in the union tomorrow evening, I'll have a few days to rest before heading back to New England when I head over to Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday to review the Dec. 9 Clay Aiken concert.

While we're on the topic of Clay, I couldn't help but snap this pic of the marquee at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, where he'll be performing on Saturday...

What do they think is going to happen at this concert that we're all going to need flu shots?!

And then ... the next night (that would me Monday, Dec. 10), my GF and I are heading to New Jersey to see the one and only Barry Manilow at the Izod Center; you might know it as the Meadowlands.

It'll be my 10th Barry show since October 1995, and I thought it was time to share Barry with my GF, who's never seen him. I told her: You're in for an amazing show, Hun! BARRY RULES! This will be my second time seeing him at the Meadowlands, my third time seeing him in NJ (went to the "Music and Passion" show in Atlantic City in Oct. '06) and my 10th Barry show in all, spanning four states from Connecticut to Florida.

Here's the cover of his "Greatest Songs of the Seventies" PBS special DVD. The special just began airing on WNET Ch. 13 this morning at midnight; there's also a 1:30 p.m. airing planned for this afternoon. I watched an advanced airing of the special last month, and looks like Barry might earn another Emmy for this one just as he did for his last PBS event.

So, here I go. On the run, on the road. I'm wrapping up my story about Clay for Friday's edition of "ENJOY!" found exclusively for the Poughkeepsie Journal, so be sure to check out either our print product or online at the Journal's Web site.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The marquee picture with Clay & flu shot is funny. Looking fowrad to read your Clay concert review!

Anonymous said...

You seem to be a heck of a good guy. The Clay fans are gonna love you. Can't wait to read your Clay review! Travel safely.

Jenn said...

Cute comment & picture of Clay's marquee! Have you seen him sing live before? I'll be curious to read your review.

Enjoy the concerts!