09.15.07 :: Radio City Music Hall :: New York, NYRadio City Music Hall's famous marquee spans a full city block, and on this cool mid-September evening it read "Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – One Night Only – Sold Out!"
~ Words by: Rich Lieberman ~Images by: Lindsay Wernert
Close to 6,000 people would flock to Rockefeller Center and pass through its Grand Foyer into one of the most spectacular theaters in the world. Its sweeping arches and orange glow create a vast curving space that frames the Great Stage, which has a history of over six decades of remarkable performances. It has been said "To step out on the Great Stage of the Music Hall is to know what it is to be a star."
Ben Harper and his Innocent Criminals were stars indeed, as they captivated the packed house with a concoction of music that cannot be defined by any one or even two genres. To be a fan of Harper's music is to be a fan of songs without boundaries, a style not easily defined, yet powerful and coming deep from the soul.
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