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Review: Regina Spektor Live at Radio City Music Hall

  • March 13, 2017
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Review: Regina Spektor Live at Radio City Music Hall

regina spektor, radio city music hallRegina Spektor’s lushly orchestrated concert at Radio City Music Hall was packed full of the pitch-perfect pop that Spektor has become famous for. She came on stage at 8:30pm dressed in a sparkly, colorful top, black pants and red shoes. Spektor played for an incredible two hours straight. Despite being a 16 year veteran in the music industry Spektor displayed as very nervous and shy on stage and even said to herself a few times “This is just another show, this is just another show…”  At one point she stopped the music stating that she was nervous and had to restart. However, despite this Spektor put on show that dazzled the extremely jubilant audience whom were constantly shouting their adulation for the pop singer.

Spektor played an incredible 24 songs spanning her incredible 16 year career in music. The set list was a mix of older classics and songs from her most recent release Remember Us To Life. Spektor played most of the songs with her orchestra, keyboardist, and drummer but by her 8th song “Apres Moi” she went solo for about 4 songs and showcased her unbelievable ability to fill a room with just her piano and her angelic voice. At one point she asked the audience for a favor to which the audience hastily agreed. Spektor then said she was going to call her mother because she was sick and she asked if the audience would tell her “feel better Mrs. Spektor.” Needless to say her mom was probably very delighted by the gesture.

The magnitude and majesty of Radio City—not to mention the adoring fans that hung on her every syncopated syllable—had an overwhelming affect on her. Spektor remained elegant, gracious, and poised throughout the evening and delivered spectacular renditions of her songs. Spektor ended the night with 4 encores that included some of her biggest hits including “Fidelity” and “Samson.” An absolutely perfect evening filled with some of the most beautiful music recorded.

Setlist

• On the Radio
• Grand Hotel
• Older and Taller
• Blue Lips
• Tornadoland
• Bleeding Heart
• The Light
• Après Moi
• Chelsea Hotel #2
(Leonard Cohen cover)
• Ballad of a Politician
• Sailor Song
• You’ve Got Time
• The Trapper and the Furrier
• Black and White
• Sellers of Flowers
• Obsolete
• Small Bills
• Better
• Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)
• Us

Encore:
• The Visit
• Fidelity
• Hotel Song
• Samson
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Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. ChrisRyanNYC.com won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

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