DOLENZ AT WINTER’S EVE —Micky Dolenz, the voice of The Monkees, was front-and-center Monday night at Dante Park in Lincoln Square, performing a terrific 5-song set and with Broadway’s Lea Salonga, helped light the city’s first Xmas tree of the season. We spied Q1043’s Jim Kerr sitting near the stage as well as Dolenz’ PR-man David Salidor. Dolenz was in fine voice as he ran through his program, most notably Chuck Berry’s “Run Rudoph Run.” Dolenz headed back to the West Coast for two more shows, ending the year. He also did a quick interview with Amy Freeze at WABC here in NYC, who broadcast the event. Take a look: http://abc7ny.com/community-events/winters-eve-to-launch-holiday-season-on-the-upper-west-side/2702028/.
ELVIS’ CARNEY AWARDS — Hollywood celebrities will pay tribute to their colleagues this weekend during the Carney Awards, making their debut on COZI-TV. William H. Macy (Shameless), Wendie Malick (Frazier), William Fichtner, Richard Kind (Spin City) and Xander Berkeley will be honored this month for achievements in character acting during the show, which will now be exclusively broadcast through NBC’s COZI TV. The multicast network features series including Murder, She Wrote, Frasier, Little House on the Prairie, Columbo, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman.
Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron will host the private ceremony honoring film and TV.
The Carney Awards were named in honor of late Oscar-winning and six-time Emmy-winning actor Art Carney. Previous honorees include Steve Buscemi, Gary Cole and Michael Ealy.
“We love having COZI TV as our broadcast partner for the Carney Awards. From day one, they understood not just the importance of recognizing character actors, but our vision for producing an awards show that was uniquely smart and fun,” said Carney Awards executive producer & radio/TV personality Elvis Duran (Z100). Duran created the awards along with Elvis Duran Group CEO David Katz, his brother, Jim Katz, and Carney’s son Brian.
COZI TV launched Jan. 1, 2013, on the multicast channels of NBC Owned Television Stations and is now available in about 80 million homes nationally.
The Carney Awards air Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at 9 PM ET.
MARCUS AT ROCKWOOD — Veterans Day was just the beginning. The Movement to Bridge the Gap (#BridgeTheGap) between civilians and military veterans through the power of music by recording artist and 2016 MAC Award nominee Marcus Goldhaber , heads into the holidays with a special Carry You On Holiday Concert, this Sunday, 7:00 PM, Dec. 3 at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2, 196 Allen St., NYC.
The Carry You On Holiday Concert follows an incredible Veterans Week Album Launch for Carry You On (Krian Music Group/Universal Records), Goldhaber’s new benefit Album for Action, that began with a CD Release Concert Event at The Cutting Room and was capped by Goldhaber’s third consecutive annual performance at the New York City Veterans Day Parade.
With notable coverage from Parade Magazine, NPR’s Milwaukee Public Radio, The Joe Piscopo Morning Show (AM970’s The Answer), and Innovative Health Magazine, Carry You On, is a major milestone in Goldhaber’s ongoing mission to deepen the civilian-veteran discussion beyond “Thank You for Your Service,” is a uniquely compelling collection of story-based songs created to open new windows into the everyday lives of veterans and their – all based on stories told to Goldhaber by veterans along the way to live stages in clubs, concert halls, arenas, festivals and other East Coast veterans related events.
SHORT TAKES — Yesterday’s Grammy nominations literally sent shock wave around the world. I’m personally still digesting them, but of all the great reporting, New York Magazine’s Vulture may have captured it best. Take a read: http://www.vulture.com/2017/11/2018-grammy-nominations-the-snubs-and-surprises.html … Eat Like A Rock Star’sMark Bego is back in N.Y. this week for two in-store signings at Barnes and Noble in New Jersey – December 9 and 10. The book, a certified Top Ten best seller, looks to be a hot holiday item …Speaking of Micky Dolenz, his remembrances of fallen-idol David Cassidy, by Steve Marinucci in Billboard, are definitely worth a read. Take a look: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8046343/david-cassidy-micky-dolenz-tiger-beat … I watched the Today Show which led off with the story: Matt Lauer has been terminated due to a sexual harassment charge. Now, talk about dramatic. Lauer’s been the Today show co-host for two decades and I can only surmise, the accusations are pretty damning. But, no suspension, no investigation? Something smells funny here. If an employee of this stature gets fired due to a charge like this; his remaining contract does NOT have to be paid out. I’ve known Matt for decades and quite honestly, I cannot believe it at all. I first met Matt when he was doing PM Magazine eons ago. Even since Ryan Seacrest was accused, by someone demanding money, I am somewhat re-setting my thinking. I for one cannot believe this Lauer-thing at all. No way, no how.