This year, New Year’s Eve falls on a Tuesday, which just might be the second-worst night of the week to celebrate the year-end holiday. The absolute worst night, many agree, is Wednesday — too far removed from the previous weekend, too early for the next.
As my television producer and I were preparing to launch a series of shows to mark the 20th anniversary of our Curtain Call program, we recently found an amazingly insightful chat we had in 1995 with entertainer, talk show host and businessman Merv Griffin.
The eastern part of the country — particularly along the Atlantic coast — isn’t exactly prime rodeo territory. But having attracted thousands of fans to each of its first two shows in Atlantic City, the Boardwalk rodeo has quickly become the biggest competition of its kind in the east.
It’s called “the crumble,” and to the producers of the 3D laser light and sound show projected nightly onto the façade of Boardwalk Hall, it’s become the signature move for three of the four shows created by the Canadian firm Moment Factory.