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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
Did you know that the Riverside County Philharmonic almost played a colorful and unprecedented performance of the “1812” overture?
Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky remembers the near miss and why it never came to be because somebody made “a small mistake.”
But, he adds, such things are known to happen with some frequency in the worlds of culture, entertainment and sports.
For instance, Sokolsky says, there was that major college football game recently played in Chicago -- with only one goal post. And he recalls monumental errors in the construction of New York’s Lincoln Center and Houston’s Astrodome.
Then there was that movie sound system installed in a Buffalo movie theater, a system sensitive enough to pick up telephone conversations throughout the city – like the one in which Dora told Lucy and several hundred film goers why she dumped Bruno.
Episode Date: November 24, 2010