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WildRose
11-16-2011, 04:58 AM
Beautifully written article and photos by Tina Tyan for SkateToday:

Strength, Grace, and Gratitude: cancer and skating find common ground with Kaleidoscope On Ice
http://www.skatetoday.com/2011/11/15/strength-grace-and-gratitude-cancer-and-skating-find-common-ground-with-kaleidoscope-on-ice/

Miriam246
11-16-2011, 06:57 AM
Thank you for posting this!

maureenfarone
11-16-2011, 01:05 PM
Thanks for posting the link - it is a lovely article. Have to record this show for sure!

Teenes
11-17-2011, 07:28 AM
Thanks for the link, WildRose! Glad you guys like the article =).

Can't believe the show is in just two days. I really enjoyed the show last year and am going to this year's show (expect photos. possibly tweetage, depending on if my phone cooperates). It blows me away how cheap tickets are for Kaleidoscope. I hope people around the Charlotte area can check it out.

spinelli
11-18-2011, 01:21 AM
Coming out of lurkdom to say that it's *very* disappointing that the televised show will be for only an hour. It was 90 minutes the last two years. And that wasn't long enough.

Teenes
11-19-2011, 06:22 AM
Great show, though evidently traffic was awful and parking was worse, so half the audience was late (the show started 30 minutes late and people got in even later than that). It ran quite long due to delays and stuff (tape holds?) while they set things up for the TV taping, but we also got a bunch of extra musical performances that I'm pretty sure won't make the hour broadcast, as well as two programs from all of the skaters except Nancy, and some featured spots with local skaters.

I did some tweeting during dress rehearsal and the show: http://www.twitter.com/kurtfiles

I'm way too tired to write a review now, but here's the runlist:

Act I:
Intro - Party Rock Anthem - Cast
Lady Marmalade - Patti LaBelle & Johnny Weir
Show Me How to Burlesque - Joannie Rochette
Put a Little Holiday in Your Heart - Nancy Kerrigan
Keep Your Head Up - Paul Wylie & Andy Grammer
Elvis Medley - Sinead & John Kerr
Honey - Kurt Browning
Lift You Up - Elvis Stojko
I'll Be Home for Christmas - Sasha Cohen & Jordin Sparks

Act II:
Somebody's Heartbreak - Hunter Hayes
Storm Warning - Kurt Browning & Hunter Hayes
Almost Paradise - Local Skaters, Hunter Hayes & Jana Kramer
Poker Face - Johnny Weir
Exhibition - Sinead & John Kerr
The Cure - Jordin Sparks
Silver Bells - Paul Wylie
Mein Herr - Sasha Cohen
Fine By Me - Andy Grammer (acoustic)
The Pocket - Local Skaters, Andy Grammer
When a Hero Cries - Elvis Stojko
True Colors - Joannie Rochette
Finale - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Cast & Patti LaBelle

Show airs Thanksgiving Day 4-5PM after the football game.

Photos and possibly review to come.

Ice Queen
11-19-2011, 05:28 PM
This show was AWESOME!!!! It was so exciting to see Paul Wylie skate again. All the skaters did an incredible job, of entertaining the crowd. :)

Teenes
11-19-2011, 10:56 PM
My very long review of the show:
http://www.kurtfiles.com/reviews/kaleidoscope11.php

I'm working on photos now, but it'll be a little while.

kwanette
11-19-2011, 11:37 PM
My very long review of the show:
http://www.kurtfiles.com/reviews/kaleidoscope11.php

I'm working on photos now, but it'll be a little while.

Thanks for the fabulous review!

Wyliefan
11-19-2011, 11:57 PM
This show sounds SO great. Glad to hear that Hunter Hayes was there -- I've been a fan ever since I first heard "Storm Warning." Yeah, I know he looks a little like Justin Bieber . . . but this kid actually has talent. :) And yes, Teenes, you heard right about him playing every instrument on his album.

Ice Queen
11-20-2011, 01:48 AM
Tina, thank you for writing such a wonderful review of the show last night. Your eye for detail is very impressive, and much appreciated. I can't wait to see your pictures.

Wyliefan, I was thinking of you last night. Pauls skating is nothing short of perfection. It was such a treat to see him skate again.

Wyliefan
11-20-2011, 07:26 PM
Aw, Ice Queen, that's sweet of you! I do so wish I could have been there to see him. I don't suppose the network version will show everything he does . . . but they'd better show at least ONE routine, or I'll storm the place!!

mamaskate
11-21-2011, 12:55 AM
Great review. I was there, and it was a wonderful show!

paskatefan
11-21-2011, 01:25 PM
Thanks, Tina. Sounds like a fantastic show. We'll set the DVR for this one! :encore:

Teenes
11-24-2011, 02:55 PM
Just a reminder that Kaleidoscope airs today on FOX, 4-5PM after the football game.