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Nov 25, 2013 - Entertainment at Radio City with Christmas around the corner

Christmas is coming around the corner. One good way of spending it is hopping on your charter bus and heading over to Rockefeller Center and its Radio City Music Hall within. The Rockefeller Center is actually a complex of 19 commercial buildings situated between 48th and 51st streets in New York City. Declared as a National Historic Landmark in 1987, the Rockefeller Center is built by the Rockefeller family, and covers more than 22 acres of land in the center of Midtown Manhattan.

Rocking the famous Rockefeller Center
In Rockefeller Center lies a famous entertainment venue called Radio City Music Hall. The building was designed by Edward Durell Stone as the architect, while the Art Deco-styled interior was done by interior designer Donald Deskey. Originally intended to be named as International Music Hall, however, the term Radio City was taken from one of the complex’s first tenants, the Radio Corporation of America. Hence, Radio City Music Hall was dubbed.

Getting up close and personal with Phantasmagoria of the Theatre
The Radio City has enough seating to fit more than 5,900 spectators, and with its additional seating, the hall can even bring up its capacity to more than 6,000 spectators. If you are a fan of art as well, you would enjoy viewing the many works of depression era artists. These pieces of art are placed at the public areas of the Music Hall such as murals and sculptures. At the wall of the grand lounge, the murals on the wall are collectively known as "Phantasmagoria of the Theater" by Louis Bouche. There was also an aluminium casted sculpture of three female nudes made specially for the music hall, but since it was a family venue, it was deemed inappropriate. Other sculptures found here at the music hall are “Eve” by Gwen Luxe and "Spirit of the Dance" by William Zorach.

An unforgettable holiday musical program
Rental bus visitors should make sure to not miss their chance to catch the famous Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Held annually, this musical holiday stage show features more than 140 performers, with beautiful stage sets and costumes, paired with an awesome original music score. This show’s duration is about 90 minutes long that combines comedy, singing and dancing with traditional scenes. The first version of this Christmas show was presented in 1993, and ever since then, it has become one of New York’s Christmas tradition where more than a million visitors per year attends.

Be prepared, because this year, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular will be running from November 8 all the way through to December 20, 2013.