Fashion on Ice to feature Olympic champs, skaters and the Queen of Soul

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  1. judiz

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    QUEEN OF SOUL ARETHA FRANKLIN HEADLINES NIGHT OF FASHION AND OLYMPIC GOLD AT SEARS CENTRE ARENA ON SEPTEMBER 24


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    Aretha Franklin, will perform numbers from her new hit album “A Woman Falling Out of Love” live in a one-night only spectacular complete with Olympic and world-class figure skaters and top-of-the-line fashion designers to kick off the 2011-2012 Pandora NBC Skating Series with Fashion on Ice. Franklin with close the show with her all-time greatest hit “Respect.”



    Skaters confirmed as appearing include Johnny Weir, Jeremy Abbott, Sarah Hughes, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Joannie Rochette, Sasha Cohen, Ryan Bradley, Alissa Czisny, and Mary Beth Marley and Rockne Brubaker.
  2. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    Is Aretha well enough to perform??
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  4. Plusdinfo

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    I know this is very late, but does anyone have insider info into this? I am going tonight, and I wonder if anyone can give me a tip on how to get a picture with some skaters (or Aretha!) before or afterwards. Also, to take good pictures on my digital camera, are there any suggestions? I have only been to two skating events in my whole life, so I don't know the secrets to making it a great experience.

    Thanks in advance!
  5. houston

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    Sinead and John Kerr appearing also. They enjoyed trying on what they will be wearing in the show and are thrilled to be appearing with Aretha, a singing legend.
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    Are Mary Beth and Rockne going to be there?
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    You know you're too much of a figure skating fan when I thought the title was referring to Yu-na because I misread Soul as "Seoul." :lol:
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  9. wnstnluv

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    Same here. :lol:

    I saw Olympic champ and queen of soul. First thing that came to my mind was "oh cool, Yuna's going to do another show besides the Harvard one."
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    Reviews? Anyone?
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    Loved Meryl's dress by Betsey Johnson!! And watching Betsey Johnson react to the skating was a highlight. She's adorable and got really into it.

    The G. Mendel clothes were absolutely perfect for skating. Won't be surprised if we end up seeing skating dresses by him, should he be interested...

    Show was lots of fun. It's my first show in a long time, and I'm really glad I went. Thinking about making the trek to South Bend for Brian Boitano's show.
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    :respec: Loved the pictures shameless!! Thanks for sharing.
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  18. ~tapdancer~

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    Loved the slideshow! So appreciated! Bet that was a great show and I can't wait to see it on television. And yay to those posting pics and videos for us!
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    Thank you for the pictures, shameless! It's so hard to wait for months for an event to air that already happened. Yes, blurry pictures are always better than no pictures! Although I think your pictures came out quite nicely considering how hard it is to take pics of ice skating. I am :swoon: over Meryl's hair in that 1st picture.
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    When I click on this, it says the video is private.
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    She's re-uploading because the video wasn't working right. :)
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    The vids I've seen so far of this show makes me excited to see it on tv in Nov. Looks like a fantastic show. Aretha was in fine voice for the finale singing "Respect", the skaters looked inspired by it. Can't wait to see the costumes and the skating in HD (and on my large screen tv!).
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    Thanks for the reports and the links.
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    Thanks for the links. I wanted to go to see it but couldn't figure a way out to Sears Centre other than by car. It is not accessible by public transportation. So I guess I'll watch it in November on TV.
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    Can someone tell me what Sasha and Sarah skated too?? Thanks!! I'm specifically interested in that crazy "outfit" that Sarah wore, with the black fishnet tights! Thanks!
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    Sasha skated to a Latin number and then to Aretha's "Chain of Fools". Sarah skated to an upbeat song (sorry, don't know the name) and then one of Aretha's new songs. Some impressions and notes: Ryan skates really, really fast. It seemed to me that he covered the ice at twice the speed of most of the ladies, though it's only my sense and something you may laugh at. Jeremy's Adele skate was nice and much better than his old-school big band choice. The first half produced lots of mistakes and reskates. Joannie, Jeremy, Meryl/Charlie, and someone else came out to get the elements landed. Johnny did get the most applause, but I found his skates to be too much posing and not enough moving. Still, he was good. My ice dance preference didn't change live vs. watching on TV: I enjoyed the Kerrs but don't connect with Davis/White. I agree that Tara looked great in her dresses. It would have been nice to have (aside from the Kerrs) some non-North Americans, but I can understand the difficulty in pulling others to Illinois at this time. Aretha sounded off on her low notes and only sang about 5 songs, but I'm glad to have seen her once.

    Random aside (I will likely start a new thread for this): I am going to be in the Detroit area Wed. through Fri. Does anyone know if any elite skaters will be training then and, if so, may I watch a practice session?
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    I was there, too.

    Alissa was breathtaking - especially skating to "Moon River."

    I also really liked Meryl and Charlie skating to "Someone Like You."

    I had never seen Johnny Weir live, and I was really impressed.

    I really enjoyed the show!
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    Sarah Hughes skated to "The Edge of Glory" by Lady Gaga. (Hence the crazy costume).
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    Bumping this up in case anyone wants to discuss what they're seeing on the NBC broadcast...
  32. my little pony

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    i' like to see alissa adapt "dancing with myself" into a competitive program. i like the music for her.
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  34. LadyNit

    LadyNit moving right along Staff Member

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    As an exhibition program it was a wee bit to cutesy for my taste. :p
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  35. rfisher

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    And that ruffly skirt was pretty in her jumps and spins, but I'm betting it got in her way on some of her spins.
  36. Sasha'sSpins

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    I thought it was hysterical that Ryan was dressed like vintage Steven Tyler for Aerosmith's "Dream On"! Loved it!
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    I hadn't planned to record this show, but hit the button on my DVR about 15 seconds in. Luckily it was all in memory. :swoon:

    I do find it hilarious that even on this show he looked understated. :lol:
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    Yay, Joanne. I really miss her. (I'm probably speaking for all of Canada...)
  39. my little pony

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    slutty french maid is one thing but while holding a feather duster, really?
  40. mysticchic

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    Am I the only one watching?