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Ten O'Clock News; Music Hall

06/21/1977

Grand lobby, interior of Music Hall. Ornate chandelier, marble columns, heavenly mural. Gilded architectural details — carved moldings, capitals, medallions, angels. Interview with Harry Lodge, who gives history of Music Hall (formerly Metropolitan Theater), originally designed in 1920s by Clarence Blackhall for Vaudeville and movies. Describes the proposed restoration program to be completed in fall 1980 if lease secured and funds raised. In order to bring the Metropolitan Opera to Boston, the theater needs deeper stage for performing arts, updated communication systems, ventilation systems, and a renovated auditorium (seats 4,300). The theater is used for ballet, concerts, movies. Lodge states that this renovation with revitalize Boston as a major center for the performing arts. Lodge shows a drawing of the proposed plan.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Music Hall

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976

Duration

00:22:22

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Buildings
Music
Architecture
Theater
Locations
Boston (Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Ryerson, Judy (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Music Hall,” 06/21/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_331F5B6577324CB4A09141138D8FEDDE.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Music Hall.” 06/21/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_331F5B6577324CB4A09141138D8FEDDE>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Music Hall. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_331F5B6577324CB4A09141138D8FEDDE
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