Music – 1988 – Leslie Uggams + LeeRoy Reams – Bight Lights And Big Town Music – Orange Bowl Halftime

During the decade of the 1980’s, the Orange Bowl Classic was known for its halftime show…..which was typically a production of the highest order…..and if the 1988 Orange Bowl featuring the # 1 Oklahoma Sooners verses the # 2 Miami Hurricanes didn’t create enough excitement…..which it did with a truly great match-up in a truly…

NBA – 1987 – Chris Berman Salutes Dr J On His Final Game – With Michael Jordan + Magic Johnson

Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950) is commonly known by the nickname Dr. J….who is an American retired basketball player that helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim.  Erving helped legitimize the American Basketball Association (ABA)….and was the best-known player in that league when it merged with the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the 1975–76 season. Dr.…

Music – 1988 – Lee Roy Reams + Leslie Uggams – Bright Lights And Big Town Music – Orange Bowl Show

The halftime show at the 1988 Orange Bowl Classic between the # 1 Oklahoma Sooners verses the # 2 Miami Huricanes featured Broadway stars Leslie Uggams and Lee Roy Reams in a road production of the Broadway Musical Bright Lights and Big Town Music….as they did song and dance performances of such great songs about big…

Music – 1979 – The Blues Brothers – I Got Everything I Need, Almost + Trying to Get Next To You

The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Belushi and Aykroyd fronted the band, in character, respectively, as lead vocalist ‘Joliet’ Jake Blues and harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues. The band was composed of previously well-known musicians….and debuted as the musical guest on the April 22, 1978, episode of Saturday…

Music – 1988 – Leslie Uggams + Lee Roy – Chicago My Kinda Town + New York NY + Moon Over Miami

In this video herewith, Leslie Uggams and Lee Roy are featured in excerpts from the Broadway Musical Bright Lights And Big Town Music at 1988 Super Bowl halftime show….as they perform such songs as Chicago, My Kind of Town, Lullaby of Broadway, New York New York and Moon Over Miami…..in what was a wonderful song and dance Broadway at the…

Music – 1986 – The Shmenge Brothers – Cabbage Rolls And Coffee – With John Candy + Eugene Levy

The Shmenge Brothers were a fictional polka duo….who along with their band The Happy Wanderers were featured on the SCTV television comedy program in 1982 – 1983. They were played by John Candy as clarinetist Yosh Shmenge and Eugene Levy as accordionist Stan Shmenge. The Shmenge Brothers and their audience are mostly Eastern European expatriates from the fictional country of Leutonia.  John Candy based the characters on Czechoslovakian-born Edmonton-based…

MLB – 1985 – Baseball Behind The Seams Special – Critics Are The Beloved Enemies – With Kirk Douglas

In 1985, WTBS aired a weekly baseball television special call Baseball Behind The Seams….which was hosted by actor Kirk Douglas….who really loved baseball….and in this episode, Spartacus explores the relationship between the ballplayer and the journalist….with lots of focus on the “interview”…..as this is as much a part of baseball as what goes on in the fields of play. …

MLB – 1984 -One Man Play – Act 1 – Max Gail Plays Babe Ruth On Broadway In The Babe

The 1984 one-man play The Babe starring Max Gail opened on Broadway on May 17, 1984….as the 1st Act is seen in the video herewith…..and the play closed after 5 performances on May 20th the same year…..so, maybe it wasn’t the play or the acting in such a short life as 3 days….for just maybe it was…