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17179 Star Starred
Honda Center of Anaheim
formerly Arrowhead Pond 2695 East Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92806
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Review from Norma Varela

I loved watching the skaters with the live music. We had great seats 4 rows up from the ice!

reviewed Oct 06 2009 report as inappropriate
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Viewers and Live Audience Help Pick The Most Innovative Routines.__ __


The Show: Hosted by Olympic Champions Brian Boitano and Kristi Yamaguchi, “Improv-Ice” will require each skater to perform to one contemporary piece of music chosen in advance by Lea Ann Miller, Artistic Director of Disson Skating, and one of The Goo Goo Dolls greatest hits, performed live by the band. To close the show, there will be a group number with The Goo Goo Dolls featuring music from their new album. The skaters will not get to hear any of the music before performing. The live audience and viewers will have the opportunity to vote for the skater they feel performed the most creative routine. Results will be announced on the television special.

The Cast: Includes 2009 World Champion Evan Lysacek, 2006 Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen, four-time World Champion and four-time Canadian National Champion, Kurt Browning, 2008 World Champion Jeffrey Buttle, three-time U.S. National Champion, two-time World Bronze Medalist and two-time U.S. Olympic team member, Michael Weiss, two-time Olympic Medalist Nancy Kerrigan, 2009 World Silver Medalist, five-time Canadian champion Joannie Rochette, and ten-time Canadian National Ice Dancing Champion, Shae-Lynn Bourne.

The Music: In anticipation of the follow-up release to their 2006 album “Let Love In”, set to drop in early 2010, four-time Grammy-nominated artists, The Goo Goo Dolls, will perform eight of their greatest hits live with the skaters and perform three numbers from their new album.  The band has become one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music history, selling more than 10 million albums since 1987 and have been topping charts for decades, having an unprecedented string of 14 consecutive Number One and Top Ten multi-format hit singles including “Name,” “Slide,” Black Balloon,” Broadway,” “Here Is Gone,” “Big Machine,” “Sympathy,” “Stay With You,” “Before It’s Too Late,” “Jim’s Theme” (Treasure Planet),” and “Better Days,” which, due to its uplifting lyrical spirit, was adopted by CNN as an anthem for the news channel’s Hurricane Katrina recovery coverage. “Iris,” from the City Of Angels soundtrack, spent nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and held the Number One position for 18 consecutive weeks. By that point, sales of the soundtrack exceeded a phenomenal 10 million copies worldwide.

The title track of their 2006 album “Let Love In” marked the band’s 20th anniversary and gave the band a record Top 10 hits in Adult Top 40 history, beating artists including Matchbox Twenty and Sheryl Crow. Be one of the first to hear brand new tracks from the Goo Goo Dolls as they perform live at Improv-Ice.

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