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The Straight No Chaser PBS Special: Live In New York

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  • Mar 12, 2010
    The Straight No Chaser PBS Special: Live In New York

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    More dates have been added! Check it out. Also, get tickets for the Skate for the Heart event at Covelli Centre in Youngstown mentioned in this blog post here. The pre-sale only lasts until March 19 - so you'd best get on these right now!

     

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on 12 March 2010 - 4:12pm

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More dates have been added! Check it out. Also, get tickets for the Skate for the Heart event at Covelli Centre in Youngstown mentioned in this blog post here. The pre-sale only lasts until March 19 - so you'd best get on these right now!

 

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Lucie at WSBE's picture

Just an FYI for you Straight No Chaser fans in southeastern New England: WSBE Rhode Island PBS definitely airs Straight No Chaser. We love the act! And love that they have performed in little Rhody for their fans! In fact, we have tickets to their upcoming November 16th performance at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence. We will air "Straight No Chaser: Live in New York" tonight at 8:30 p.m. WSBE transmits over the air on 36.1, or on Cox/Verizon/FullChannel 08, Dish 7776, DirecTV36. Our viewers in Massachusetts can watch on Comcast 819 (check Comcast's local listings for standard def channels - we're all over the place - 09, 11, 19, 20... depending on your location) or Verizon 518. In northeastern Connecticut? Find us on Cox 08 or Charter 23. Visit www.ripbs.org for info!
Jim Thompson's picture

Her is my answer from WGBH. I think we need more folks to drop them a line. Dear Jim, Thank you for your interest in WGBH. We always appreciate hearing from our viewers, listeners, and Web site visitors. Thank you for your e-mail suggestion for the pledge program. We always appreciate viewer feedback as it helps us plan for our future. At this time the program is not on our schedule. Your request to see this program will be passed along to our program director. We also generate a weekly report from our database, which records and analyzes requests such as yours. We hope you continue to enjoy the programs on WGBH - produced in Boston, shared with the world. To support the WGBH programs and services you enjoy every day, we urge you to contact us at 617-300-3300 (M-F, 9-5) - or at 800-492-1111 at other times - or pledging online at http://www.wgbh.org/pledge. Visit wgbh.org for information about WGBH programs and services and to sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter, @gbh, which includes reminders of upcoming programs on WGBH 2, 44, 89.7, information on your favorite PBS sites, answers to your questions, and the latest WGBH news. Sincerely, WGBH Member Development and Services
darbaby's picture

I think that it sucks that our Dish TV PBS stations aren't carrying this program. You would think that Terre Haute would carry it!!! Can't wait to see the show.
CSnyder's picture

Great idea Jim. Why didn't I think of that?
Kathy Mendoza's picture

Way to go, Jim. Hopefully others will follow your lead. Can't believe Boston isn't scheduled to show SNC. Crazy.
Jim Thompson's picture

I just sent an e-mail to WGBH Boston to get them to air your PBS special. I would encourage others from the Boston area to do the same. Maybe enough of us can influence them to show it. mail to feedback@wgbh.org
S. Brandon's picture

Kathy, I like the "regular" music, but I really love the Christmas stuff. :-)
CSnyder's picture

They are not playing in my area (Boston/Providence). Is there another way to see the special?
Kathy Mendoza's picture

I just watched it again tonight. I love the Christmas music, but I prefer their non-Christmas. Donna, glad you got to talk to Dan. How fun!
Diva Donna's picture

I was really surprised by the difference in the concert tonight versus the one at xmas time. I thought it was going to be all the same music plus the added stuff, but they took all the xmas music out & it's awesome!
Diva Donna's picture

OMG!!!!! I just got to talk to Dan Ponce, the leader of SNC, on the phone at the WTTW studio during their pledge campaign!!!!! Their concert is playing there tonight!!!!
SheriS's picture

Karen, I think I read on the DVD package that it was filmed in August, 2009. I loaned my DVD out today so I can't check that fact, but I remember it was in late Summer. On the DVD you see the guys really worked up a sweat as they were performing. But the way they work, it is no surprise that they would work up a sweat. Really great concert and it is benefitting a really good cause. I just hope SNC guys are able to reap a hugh benefit in sales to their tour this year! They deserve it!
Lauren_8's picture

Absolutely wonderful concert. I can't wait for the Chicago Theater show. I've always maintained that hearing anyone perform a capella is a true test of their talent. It shows the good and the bad. One thing I'm particularly struck by with SNC is the perfect amount of vibrato and the wonderful falsetto voices each of them are capable of. Thanks Sheri, that does explain the look of a religious place, it's beautiful!
Diva Donna's picture

I'm soooo excited!!!!! Just got my tickets to the Straight No Chaser concert on 4/11 PLUS, the meet & greet with the group after the concert!!!! I can hardly stand it I'm so excited!!!!
SheriS's picture

My local PBS station replayed Live in New York again tonight. One of the gals hosting described SNC by saying "they make bad 70's music sound great." Speaks volumns about SNC fellows. Again I offer my thanks to SNC for helping the PBS stations who are desparte for money to keep their programming going. My station is locally owned and their money to stay in business comes from we, the subscribers and local businesses who sponsor programming. BIG HUGS IN THANKS FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE TO HELP PBS STATIONS WHO HAVE CARRIED YOUR SPECIAL! Every little bit helps! I think all the staff have tickets to the 4/24 concert as well.
SheriS's picture

Looked up the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts in New York. It was a synogoue in 1849 but is now an Artistic and Cultural Resource Center open to artists, writers, thinkers, and leaders from all over the world and community. Should satisfy those wondering about the structure hosting SNC for their concert! THEY ARE ARTISTS!
Kathy Mendoza's picture

Karen, on the back of the DVD it says Angel Orensanz Foundation. I'm watching it on PBS right now and they said it was a synogogue.
Karen G.'s picture

Does anyone know exactly where SNC performed in NYC. Looked like a church.
Molly_5's picture

Just got tickets for AR! Too bad we have to wait until October! George and Molly
Kathy Mendoza's picture

Amen to that Sarah. When my friends and I called in November or December, the PBS people didn't even know who SNC was. Now they're raving about them, showing the special multiple times and we're having two concerts in Fresno. Woo hoo!
Ciel7117's picture

Brandi and Kimberly - my sister is a high school band director in Phoenix. She played a DVD of the December special to her kids and they were SO EXCITED to go home and watch it again with their families, then SO DISAPPOINTED to learn that it wasn't being aired by the Phoenix PBS station. Call in and request it! We've got to get Phoenix with the program! :)
Sarah Liz's picture

Exactly what SheriS said... call your station, email them, let them know you're wanting to see the show. If you know of others in the area who would want to see it, have them contact the station too. Last summer, Celtic Thunder was debuting a new PBS special, but it took having fans contact their stations to get it played in about half of the country. It worked. SNC doesn't control who shows it. PBS gets the special and makes it available to every PBS station in the country for a price. It's the station program directors who decide what to buy into.
Flintlock's picture

Well That's real Crappy. They aren't showing it in Dallas
SheriS's picture

Brandi and Kimberly: Recently on the blog, someone talked about calling the stations in your area if they weren't carrying the show. Ask why not! Tell them you were interested in seeing the show and would be willing to donate to them. Someone also said it can be expensive to "buy into" for some of these stations. Mine has 20,000 subscribers and last night took in $6,000 and has at least one more showing coming up. They were thrilled--their giveaways were SNC show tickets, Live in NY DVD, and lowest was a copy of the new CD. Now I just have to wait for my DVD--have tickets and ordered my CD! Hope you have some luck!
Brandi_4's picture

I too was looking forward to it being aired in Phoenix. Please have PBS air it in Phoenix.
Susan7103's picture

Is WGBH/Boston unwilling to broadcast your show???!!?? Damn them and kick their collective silly butts!! (thanks)
Kimberly D's picture

Very discouraged....just checked out the PBS special list....in Tucson, AZ, but NOT PHOENIX, AZ! Was so looking fw to it! So r my kids!
SheriS's picture

I wrote last night about the Live in New York/PBS Special new in the VA Tidewater area. I was surprised that for the most part it was a very different concert then the Christmas one and was wonderful. Their big item was tickets to the Norfolk concert 4/24. All I wanted was the DVD to go with the Christmas one, which is awesome. They were doing so well meeting their goal, they raised their goal total. This a station with only 20,000 subscribers and are so excited you will be coming here to do a concert. I used to volunteer for WTTW and WYIN (Gary,IN) when we lived there so now I'm going to be doing the same for WHRO. I am grateful to SNC for this opportunity for these stations to raise money and get SNC out to the various areas. Thank you for all you are doing and blessing the people who see and hear you. Rest up and will see you 4/24, and thank you!