Originally posted Thursday, February 13, 2020 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Fox’s “The Masked Singer” is going on a 45-city tour, which is not a surprise given its popularity, and will come to the Fox Theatre June 21.
It’s currently in its third season, debuting after the Super Bowl, and has been a rare new broadcast hit.
But the live show won’t be like the TV show. Exactly how it will work has not been entirely spelled out.
There will be two celebrity hosts that appeared as Masked Singers on the show but the show producers have not announced who they will be.
None of the current panelists are scheduled to take part.
There will be a local celebrity who will show up in costume in each city. In Atlanta, there are no shortage of options.
Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $109.50 before fees. The fact nobody knows who will actually be on stage will probably stunt early-bird sales.
A “Dancing With the Stars Live” tour is coming to the Fox Theatre Feb. 27 featuring several professional dancers and last season’s Kate Flannery of “The Office.” On May 12, the Fox Theatre is hosting a “Bachelor” live event as well.
Several Atlanta broadcasters were recently inducted into the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame including Georgia Public Broadcasting president Teya Ryan, Channel 2 Action News chief meteorologist Glenn Burns and Atlanta Braves broadcaster Jim Powell.
Burns said his “initial reaction upon hearing the news was…I thought they gave that to old people! Aside from that it is quite an honor. I began during SnowJam ’82. I fell in love with north Georgia and was hoping to make this my permanent home for my wife and two kids. As it turned out, I am still here 38 years later and being inducted in the Georgia Broadcasting Hall of Fame is the honor of all honors! I can’t thank the GAB enough. It’s an award I will always cherish.”
Ryan has run GPB for 11 years and previously worked at CNN. In her recent speech to the GAB, she said:
“Georgia has given me all the challenges and opportunities anyone could ask for. We are a complicated state that is constantly changing and redefining itself. Like me, it is a place where people always think they can do better. We are on the move, always looking to grow and reach for the next challenge. We seem to want to reach for our better angels. And we should all be proud to live here, and also proud to be in the broadcast business. My career has been defined by the belief that when the media uses its greatest power – it brings light to darkness. And however battered that sentiment may be today, I still believe that when we do – when we use our airwaves to inform, educate and inspire, we end up as heroes. And may we each make our mothers proud.
A Roswell native, Powell is entering his 27th year in Major League Baseball broadcasting, first with the Milwaukee Brewers, now with the Atlanta Braves going back 12 years.
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