We'll all have a few days off during the Holiday season, and the Paley Center in New York has some great activities for both locals looking for something to do in the city and the many tourists who will soon be visiting NYC. A great Rolling Stones exhibit with photos never seen in the US before, a mash-up of the many different versions of A Christmas Carol, and Michael Feinstein discussion about the Gershwin songbook. The Center is also releasing some of its most popular PaleyFest panels on DVD though Amazon - perfect gifts for the TV fan in your life.
Rolling Stones: 50
Friday, November 9, 2012
to Sunday, January 6, 2013
25 West 52 Street, NYC
Wednesdays to Sundays only.
Noon to 6:00 pm
(Thursdays until 8:00 pm)
FREE for Paley Center Members; you and a guest may see the gallery at any time -OR- you may reserve 2 tickets in advance.
Included with general admission at the door: The Paley Center for Media is thrilled to be part of the fiftieth milestone celebration of The Rolling Stones, who on July 12, 1962, went on stage for the first time at the Marquee Club in London's Oxford Street and changed music history.
This gallery exhibit-first seen at Somerset House, London, and never before exhibited in the U.S.-includes seventy rare prints including reportage, live concert and studio sessions, and outtakes, giving us an unmatched, front-row look at every period of the band's history.
To complement the photography exhibition, the Paley Center has curated a video compilation from its wide-ranging music collection, highlighting the Stones's most impressive appearances over five decades.
Television was essential in galvanizing the legions of the Rolling Stones fans. Because the group is much more than their dynamic music, it was the image of their iconoclastic sensibility and defiant attitude that rocked the first generation of fans and continues to speak to multigenerations since.
Christmas Carols: A Scrooge Mash-Up
Arguably the most famous and familiar holiday story ever written, Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carolcontinues to enchant generation after generation and inspire countless adaptations, with more, no doubt, yet to come. Since everyone has their particular favorite dramatization, the Paley Center presents its own "Scrooge mash-up," so to speak. The entire story will be told using clips from versions starring Mr. Magoo, Patrick Stewart, and Basil Rathbone among others, as well as the tale as interpreted by the casts of such shows as The Flintstones and Bugs Bunny.
In the Bennack Theater at 25 West 52 Street, NYC
Thursdays at 6:00 pm; Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 pm
The Gershwins and Me: A Conversation with Michael Feinstein
Monday, December 10, 2012
6:30 pm ET
In addition to being one of the premier interpreters of the Great American songbook,Michael Feinstein is one of the leading experts on classic popular music. In conjunction with the release of his new book, The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs (Simon & Schuster), Feinstein will talk about his close relationship with Ira Gershwin and the importance of the Gershwins in music history, while showing highlights from the Paley Center collection featuring some of their best loved songs.
The Paley Center for Media Releases 21 New PaleyFest Programs
– available for the First Time on DVD and Digital Download on Amazon.com
Featuring Live Onstage Conversations with Favorite Stars and Creators of Mad Men, Modern Family, New Girl, American Dad!, NCIS, The Vampire Diaries, The Big Bang Theory, White Collar, Justified and Others
What to get for your favorite TV fan this holiday season? Just in time for the holidays, The Paley Center for Media will be releasing full-length videos for twenty-one of its exclusive, celebrity-filled live events. From Jon Hamm and the cast of Mad Men to Zooey Deschanel and the cast of New Girl, these behind-the-scenes conversations with pop culture icons from today's most popular shows will be available on collectible DVD at $14.99 per program, for download at $9.99 per program, for rental at $4.99 per program, or for free video streaming to Amazon Prime members.