Joe Hyer Blogs

POLL: When Do You Take Your Christmas Decorations Down?

It seems like just yesterday we were decking the halls with those boughs of holly, and today we're already seeing a few Christmas trees on the curb. So it's time for that question that we ask every year on this day: when do you take down your Christmas decorations? Of course, some people have... Read More

NBC's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Casts John Legend in Leading Role

John Legend has signed on to play the role of Jesus in NBC's upcoming live musical event, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert . Jesus Christ Superstar first opened on Broadway in 1971. The music was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber ( Phantom of the Opera , Cats & many other hit shows). The... Read More

REVIEW: 'A Christmas Story Live!' Wasn't As Bad As You Think

Live TV musicals are a BIG undertaking for any network. FOX set the bar very high when they did a critically-acclaimed broadcast of Grease Live! in January 2016, so viewers were hopeful that last night's broadcast of A Christmas Story Live! would spread Christmas cheer. But if you asked many... Read More

POLL: Traditional Christmas Lights or Projector "Laser" Lights?

It's the trend in holiday decorating that is sweeping the country. In fact, your neighbor probably is using it. Yet, we've found how polarizing this new trend truly is. We're talking about laser Christmas lights. You know, the Christmas light displays that project green, red and "festive dots" onto... Read More