Venue: Beacon Theater on Broadway near W. 74th St., which thanks to renovation by owner Madison Square Garden two years ago is a national treasure. The art deco designs either side of the stage are a treat all by themselves. MTV kept things mod and bright on its white stage, including animation of its logo (inside a ball) that moved from stage to center screen to screens in any direction. Great fancy yet unobtrusive projections during the musical performances. Grade: 5 Jacks for the Beacon/4 Jacks for MTV's use of it.
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