We welcome you back to the KringleQuest Blog, where from time to time we get intimate and showcase a few of the things we here on the KringleQuest team have encountered since sharing prior adventures with you.
Of course, our most significant event here in the Kringleverse was the passing, in May 2011, of veteran Kringle Roger Franklin, who for 22 incredible seasons held court as the celebrated "Dean of New York City's Santas," headquartered as he was at Lower Manhattan's South Street Seaport. The loss of Roger Franklin meant far much more to KQ Beyond's Founding Elf, Richard Washington:
"Roger was, simply, my Santa Sensei," Richard explained. Sensei is the Japanese term for 'teacher' or 'mentor.' "He taught me everything I've ever believed in in terms of how to become a great Santa Claus."
2011 also sees actor Charles Edward Hall marking his 25th Anniversary as the longest-serving Santa Claus in Radio City Music Hall history. As part of the celebration, director/choreographer Linda Haberman has decided to shake up this year's Radio City Christmas Spectacular by giving the beloved Rockettes a new, original story emphasizing the girls' athletic prowess: "The Rockettes' Magical Journey," the centerpiece of which places the girls into a 3D-videogame adventure, "Humbugged: Rockettes to the Rescue," wherein the ladies embark on a mission to free Santa's toys from the clutches of the nasty Humbug King and his loyal minions.
There is one other farewell to bring to our visitors' attention: In late October, our colleague Dharmesh shut down the former Superman Cinema website, once more expressing his desire to move on with his life. We wish Dharmesh nothing but the best.
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