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Monday, October 10, 9:00 am — 11:00 am
Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall is the 6,000-seat art deco “Showplace of The Nation” and home to the world famous Rockettes. When the stock market crashed in 1929, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. held a $91 million, 24-year lease on a piece of midtown Manhattan property properly known as “the speakeasy belt.” His plans to gentrify the neighborhood by building a new Metropolitan Opera House on the site were dashed by the failing economy and the business outlook was dim. Teaming up with the talents of impresario S.L. “Roxy” Rothafel and RCA, Rockefeller made a bold decision that would leave a lasting impact on the city’s architectural and cultural landscape and provide a home for the legendary Rockettes for decades to come. After undergoing a renovation in 1979, a state-of-the-art sound control, computerized lighting, and a power room for digital cable wiring brought this landmark music venue into the 21st Century.
Price: $25 members; $35 nonmembers
Technical Tours are made available on a first come, first served basis.
Tickets can be purchased during normal registration hours at the convention center.