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Mike Baldassari, Part 1: from The Garden to The Road to The Street

Mike Baldassari, Part 1: from The Garden to The Road to The Street

It was 1977, and Mike was headed to a Kiss concert at Madison Square Garden.  The audience blinders came up, 20,000 people cheered, and Mike knew he'd found a home.  Since then, he has lit Broadway musicals, including collaborating on Cabaret with the great Peggy Eisenhauer; television shows, including episodes of Saturday Night Live; theatrical tours, including Phoenix Entertainment's Camelot; major events live to broadcast, including A (RED) Thank You; concerts, including tours with icon Neil Young; and feature films, including Nine.  All that said, Mike's greatest strength may be his ability to draw inspiration and practice from one genre for use in another.Join your host Jason Marin and first-time co-host Carrie Wood for the first part of a two-part interview with Mike.  In this episode, we discussed his work on feature films, television, live events and shows that involve elements of all three.  We discussed how he got into the busin

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