The Beat from Troy Music Hall #21, Just for Fun❤️💛💚💙💜
Summer is officially here! We hope you are getting out there and enjoying this phenomenal weather while maintaining proper distance and wearing your masks. If we all commit to doing it, we’ll all have to do it for a much shorter time. On that front, we have good news to report! If you are joining us July 9 for Jocelyn and Chris in our Drive-in Concert series, you can now sit outside your car to enjoy the show. Progress, it’s happening!
Reach out your hand if your cup be empty
If your cup is full may it be again
Let it be known there is a fountain
That was not made by the hands of men
This Song Around The World was recorded in honor of the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary and proceeds benefit Playing For Change Foundation’s music schools and programs for children worldwide.
DJ and Kingston Jierre Pryor create cuteness overload! This video, posted by DJ’s wife, Shanieke, shows father and son having a full blown conversation, of sorts…. This viral video actually landed them a commercial with Denny’s.
Musician and comedian Steve Martin collaborates with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. They perform Mr. Martin’s song “Office Supplies.” Listen to the end to find out why he gave the composition that title.
A Tribute to Led Zeppelin
The Kennedy Center Honors are awesome. Where else can you see members of Led Zeppelin, along with Yo Yo Ma, Stephen Colbert, and Bonnie Raitt jamming out to Heart’s interpretation of Stairway to Heaven?
Just for Fun!
Embrace the impermanence!
Professional chalk artist David Zinn creates street art masterpieces that wash away in the rain.
Dolly Parton is a Saint
If you aren’t familiar with Comedy Central’s Drunk History, this is a great introduction! In this episode, host Derek Waters asks writer Seth Weitberg to explain the origins of the classic Dolly Parton song “I Will Always Love You.” The twist? They are both consuming a lot of alcohol, and believe it or not, hilarity ensues.
Language Warning – it’s all bleeped but we don’t want you to be surprised!
Get Your Bid Ready
This Monday you can watch, and if you are feeling flush you can participate, in an online auction hosted by Sotheby’s. From their invitation:
“Join us online on the evening of 29 June for a spectacular series of auctions in New York City. Watch live as masterworks of Contemporary, Impressionist and Modern art hit the auction block, in an ambitious series of three consecutive evening sales. Highlights of the star-studded night include Francis Bacon’s large-format Triptych inspired by the Oresteia of Aeschylus’, estimated to sell for in excess of $60 million, and Pablo Picasso’s defining Surrealist portrait of his famed muse Marie-Thérèse Walter, which is estimated to achieve $9-12 million.”
We love our pets – they add so much to our lives. These rescued Pit Bulls, Noah and Lincoln, are in love with their Dad, who adopted them during his transition to civilian life after being in the military for 20 years.
We know this is hard, and if you need someone to listen, NYS has set up a Covid Emotional Support Helpline – call 1-844-863-9314, available 8 AM – 10 PM, seven days a week.
Please share with us any links or videos that have made you laugh, entertained you, or provided a distraction. Please email them to [email protected] and we may use them in future volumes of The Beat. Thank you.
This year is our 145th Anniversary.
We are proud of our history and our service to the community. The current crisis has had a significant impact on us, but we look forward to opening our doors and welcoming you back! The music will soar again, but only if we stay strong, stay connected, and stay together. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated, please click here to donate.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
30 Second Street, Troy NY
518-273-0038 | troymusichall.org