live music: BARRY MANILOW x RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL x 4.30.12

Barry Manilow at Radio City Music Hall. Photo by Joe Russo.

Barry Manilow at Radio City Music Hall. Photo by Joe Russo.

Barry Manilow at Radio City Music Hall. Photo by Joe Russo.

Barry Manilow at Radio City Music Hall. Photo by Joe Russo.

Radio City Music Hall, NYC April 30, 2012 – I’m all too familiar with Barry Manilow‘s music and his legacy. My parents used to play it all the time when I was growing up. His music will stand the test of time. I’ve heard he puts on a great show. These pics are from night one at Radio City Music Hall. Barry was due to play a run here a few months back but had to cancel due to hip surgery.

Barry Manilow at Radio City Music Hall. Photo by Joe Russo.

Barry Manilow at Radio City Music Hall. Photo by Joe Russo.

With that being said, Barry was movin’ and groovin’ all over the stage. He had all the ladies in the house at his finger tips…and a few dudes too.

Barry Manilow at Radio City Music Hall. Photo by Joe Russo.

Barry Manilow at Radio City Music Hall. Photo by Joe Russo.

Barry Manilow at Radio City Music Hall. Photo by Joe Russo.

The house lights dimmed to start the show as organ music piped through the concert hall. Then the side right curtain covering the organ opens up to reveal Mr. Manilow playing just for us. He got a huge ovation. The stage curtain opens up and the jovial crooner spoke right to the crowd with an upbeat fervor. He jumped right in to “It’s A Miracle” and didn’t look back.

Barry Manilow at Radio City Music Hall. Photo by Joe Russo.

Barry Manilow at Radio City Music Hall. Photo by Joe Russo.

Barry Manilow at Radio City Music Hall. Photo by Joe Russo.

A personal highlight on this night for me was talking to and shooting next to world famous Madison Square Garden Photographer, George Kalinsky. He’s been shooting there for 40 years. It was an honor and a pleasure to meet and talk with him. He’s a pure class act.

Barry Manilow at Radio City Music Hall. Photo by Joe Russo.

Barry Manilow at Radio City Music Hall. Photo by Joe Russo.

Setlist:

It’s a Miracle
Could It Be Magic
Daybreak
Somewhere In The Night
Looks Like We Made It
Can’t Smile Without You
Bandstand Boogie
The Old Songs
Even Now
Brooklyn Blues
I Am Your Child
This One’s For You
New York City Rhythm
Fools Get Lucky
If I Should Love Again
Weekend In New England
You’re Just To Good To Be True
Tryin’ to Get the Feeling Again
I Made It Through the Rain
Mandy
Copacabana
I Write The Songs
It’s a Miracle (Reprise)
One Voice (a cappella)

Barry Manilow at Radio City Music Hall. Photo by Joe Russo.

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One Response to “live music: BARRY MANILOW x RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL x 4.30.12”

  1. admin says:

    just saw this now…hope you enjoyed the show.
    i’m not too sure if that setlist i posted was accurate. i found it online.
    i was only there for the first 3 songs the other night.

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