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Do Not Miss The New York Pops and An Unforgettable Night

Do Not Miss The New York Pops and An Unforgettable Night

The New York Pops has another concert planned that should not be missed. The show is Movie Mixtape: Songs From The Silver Screen at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage starting at 8pm. The line-up consists of Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor, with Mykal Kilgore, Storm Large, Laura Osnes and Ryan Silverman. Travel around the world, under the sea, and even over the rainbow as The New York Pops celebrates the soundtracks that have captivated generations of movie lovers.

On February 8th the New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, paid tribute to Nat King Cole’s centennial with Unforgettable: Celebrating Nat King Cole and Friends. Starting off things in the swing of it, the orchestra launched into Count Basie’s “One O’Clock Jump” and they never sounded better

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Steven Reineke

The orchestra was joined by guest artists Nikki Renée Daniels (Broadway’s The Book of Mormon, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess), and three-time Grammy Award nominee Ryan Shaw.

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Steven Reineke
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole

Ryan Shaw launched into “Straighten Up and Fly Right” and the haunting “Nature Boy”. His silky tones were perfect for these American Songbook standards.

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Steven Reineke and Ryan Shaw
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole

Nikki Renee Daniels

Nikki Renee Daniels simmering in pink, brought her rounded melodic vocals to Flash, bam, alacazam “Orange Colored Sky” and the Gershwin classic “Embraceable You”.

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole

Nikki Renee Daniels

The Pops went into a fabulous arrangement of “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” followed by “It’s Only a Paper Moon” sung by Ms. Daniels.

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole

Nikki Renee Daniels
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Nikki Renee Daniels
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Nikki Renee Daniels
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw

“Walkin’ My Baby Back Home” and “When I Fall in Love”, saw the duo throwing their voices together in a duet.

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw, Nikki Renee Daniels
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw, Nikki Renee Daniels
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw, Nikki Renee Daniels

And the fist act ended with Ryan Shaw telling us we were “Just in Time.”

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw, Nikki Renee Daniels
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw

Ryan Shaw opened the second act with Nelson Riddle’s, the Pops first conductor’s “Route 66” and Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile”. The Pop’s then made Carnegie Hall feel “Tangerine”.

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw

Nikki Renée Daniels performed an emotional “What’ll I Do”.

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Nikki Renee Daniels
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Nikki Renee Daniels
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Nikki Renee Daniels
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Nikki Renee Daniels

“I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” and “Avalon” had Ms. Daniel’s feeling the love.

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Nikki Renee Daniels
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Nikki Renee Daniels

Shaw on “Just One of Those Things” lead to the Pop’s sounding fabulous on a Nat King Cole Medley which featured “Mona Lisa”, “Sweet Lorraine, “Ramblin’ Rose”, “The Christmas Song” and “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer”.

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw, Nikki Renee Daniels

The duo returning for “Unforgettable” and a medley of “Almost Like Being in Love” /” This Can’t Be Love” .

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw, Nikki Renee Daniels
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw, Nikki Renee Daniels
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw, Steven Reineke, Nikki Renee Daniels

This was an evening about the song we know and “L-O-V-E” as the encore reflected those feelings.

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
 Ryan Shaw, Nikki Renee Daniels

Tomorrow nights concert is one not to miss Movie Mixtape: Songs From The Silver Screen at Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage starting at 8pm. See you there!

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Ryan Shaw
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Nikki Renee Daniels and Ryan Shaw
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Nikki Renee Daniels and Ryan Shaw
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Steven Reineke, Nikki Renee Daniels and Ryan Shaw
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Steven Reineke, Nikki Renee Daniels and Ryan Shaw
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Nikki Renee Daniels
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Nikki Renee Daniels
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole

Steven Reineke, Timolin Cole, Nikki Renee Daniels and Ryan Shaw
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole

Jeff Kready, Nikki Renee Daniels
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole

Jeff Kready, Nikki Renee Daniels
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole

Jeff Kready, Nikki Renee Daniels and Jamie deRoy
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole

Nikki Renee Daniels, Steven Reineke, Jason Smoller and Ryan Shaw
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Steven Reineke, Nikki Renee Daniels, TImolin Cole, Holly Foster Wells (Granddaughter of Peggy Lee) and Ryan Shaw
Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Honor Nat King Cole
Jimmy Edwald (KCP), Seth Berg (KCP), Steven Reineke, Nikki Renee Daniels, TImolin Cole and Ryan Shaw

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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