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2016 Takes One Last Victim: Mariah Carey Dies During “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Performance – Video



Well 2016 took one last victim, artistically that is as Mariah Carey suffered through a performance train wreck in Times Square on New Year’s Eve as technical malfunctions left her at a loss vocally during her hit song “Emotions,” struggling to reach notes and to sync the lyrics and music.

It was a rare live meltdown on national television by one of the top-selling recording artists of all time. as Mariah was the final pre-midnight act on ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” She had just finished “Auld Lang Syne” when her star turn began to spiral out of control and crash and burn.

We can’t hear,” she said in the opening seconds of “Emotions” after she sashayed down the stage before more than 1 million people gathered to watch the ball drop in Manhattan.

Standing still with her left hand on her hip while music played, Ms. Carey told the audience that there had not been a proper sound check before her performance. Then she said, “We’ll just sing,” and noted proudly of her song, “It went to No. 1.”

But she could not manage the notes that followed, and she either forgot lyrics or did not want to deliver a subpar performance.

“We’re missing some of these vocals, but it is what it is,” she said. “Let the audience sing.”

ABC  cut to shots of the Times Square crowd as Ms. Carey tried to perform some of her choreography. She continued suggesting fixes from the stage, and at one point seemed to defend herself. “I’m trying to be a good sport here,” she said.

When the number ended, the crowd cheered her on. “That was — ” she said, pausing for effect, “amazing.”

She seemed to recover at first with “We Belong Together,” but there appeared to be another malfunction, and Ms. Carey again stopped singing. But this time, the prerecorded number kept playing.

“It just doesn’t get any better,” she said, and then left the stage.

After her performance Ms. Carey too to Twitter to say: Shit happens.

Yes it does Mariah.  Yes it does.

Video – FLASH MOB – Times Square, New York City: West Side Story

50 New York City Dancers took to Times Square to perform a Flash Mob rendition of West Side Story, which celebrates it’s 50th anniversary of winning the Academy Award and it’s Blu-ray release on 11/15/2011.

Jerome Robbins would have loved it!  Cringed a little, but loved it just the same.

"Stand In PROTEST" At NYC’s Times Square To Show Solidarity For Choi & Pietrangelo At NOON On Friday 3/19

The solidarity protest starts at Noon and is slated to run until 2pm. If you’re near midtown, try and swing by on your lunch hour. Tell your friends Gay and Straight to be there if you re in the NYC Area.  PASS THE WORD!

In an act of civil disobedience, Lt. Dan Choi and Capt. Jim Pietrangelo and Robin McGehee have been arrested at the White House gates on Thursday while protesting the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. We are in solidarity with Choi, Pietrangelo, Robin McGehee and all other protesters nationwide. Join us as we protest the Army Recruitment center in Time Square for not allowing LGBT citizens the right to join the military.

UPDATE: Choi and Pietrangelo are STILL in custody at this hour. And something fishy appears to be going on. Via AmericaBlog

This is increasingly disturbing. It increasingly looks as though someone has decided to play hardball with Dan and James. The Park Police say that Dan is not being released on bail. Dan also has not made his phone call to the person designed to pay his bail – the person’s phone number is written on Dan’s arm, so there’s no chance he doesn’t have it. That means that Dan apparently is not being permitted a phone call, and thus not being permitted to have anyone pay his bail. Why not? We have just learned that Dan is in fact being charged with “failure to obey a lawful order,” yet that charge usually means you get processed, you pay bail, and you leave. Then why are they not letting Dan Choi leave, but instead are holding him to be arraigned? Why are they apparently not permitting Dan his phone call?

This is getting very disturbing……