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foxwoods theatre

from spiderman: turn off the dark posted in comic books by pete_nice

Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark is the most expensive Broadway production ever performed. It features music and lyrics written by Bono and the Edge. Since its creation, it has seen a number of cast injuries from the aerial "web" stunts; at one point, an actor fell 20 ft down into the orchestra pit.

However, Spiderman: The Musical marches on, so get your ticket before it becomes an early 21st century anecdote.

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ed sullivan theater

from elvis presley, the beatles, the doors posted in music by donkeyoti

Running from 1948 to 1971, The Ed Sullivan Show was a variety TV show hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. The host was a bit of a king-maker, and a group or artist could say they "made it" if they played the show.

Bill Haley and His Comets performed their then-current hit "Rock Around the Clock" in early August 1955, marking the first televised performance of a rock and roll song.

On September 9, 1956, Elvis made his first of three appearances on the show. The myth of having to shoot Elvis from the waist up is false. Elvis's full body gyrations can be seen throughout the performance.

The Beatles appeared on three consecutive Sundays in February 1964. The February 9th performance is considered the beginning of the British invasion. By the third performance, 73 million viewers were tuning in (breaking the record at the time).

Today, The Ed Sullivan Theater is the filming location for The Late Show with David Letterman.

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the plaza hotel

from the beatles posted in music by elvis_crabs

The Beatles stayed here during their first trip to the United States. The throngs of fans forced them to stay in the hotel.

In London, there was one station, and the amount of radio stations in New York fascinated them. They ended up calling the radio stations to request songs.

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carnegie hall

from the beatles posted in music by elvis_crabs

The Beatles played two sold out shows here on Feb. 12, 1964. They were the first rock band to play this venue.

There were rumors that the two 35-minute sets were recorded, but nothing has ever been found.

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linden boulevard

from a tribe called quest posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

"Back in the days on the boulevard of Linden..."

Both Phife and Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest grew up in St. Albans, Queens, New York near Linden Boulevard. Here they are performing on the rooftop of Nu-Clear Drive-In Cleaners in their video for Check the Rhime.

The Low End Theory is one of the top ten hip-hop albums of all time according to me and I'm a hip-hop scholar.

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