Posted by djafan on Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, November 25, 2015
As fans of the greatest singer in the land, who truly is “The Voice”, this Thanksgiving finds us with a lot to be thankful for. Although he never left our hearts, David is now back in his game and recently, lucky fans had the chance to see him in concert! David has brought so much joy into our lives. As if that wasn’t enough, he inspires us to be the best version of ourselves, to live life to the fullest and to fulfill our dreams.
On Thanksgiving Day, as we get together with family and friends, while enjoying a delicious meal, like at the first Thanksgiving when Native Americans and New Englanders came together to share a meal, we can count our blessings, big and small.
The happiest of Thanksgivings to you, our dear posters and readers and many blessings to you on this holiday.
The Night of Thanksgiving
T’was the night of Thanksgiving,
But I just couldn’t sleep.
I tried counting backwards,
I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned,
The dark meat and white.
But I fought the temptation,
With all of my might.
Tossing and turning,
The thought of a snack
So I raced to the kitchen,
Flung open the door,
And gazed at the fridge,
Full of goodies galore.
I gobbled up turkey,
And buttered potatoes,
Pickles and carrots,
Beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling,
So plump and so round.
‘til all of a sudden,
I rose off the ground.
I crashed through the ceiling,
Floating into the sky,
With a mouthful of pudding,
And a handful of pie.
But I managed to yell
As I soared past the trees
Happy eating to all,
Pass the cranberries, please!!
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious,
May your pies take the prize
And May your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off of your thighs!
Posted by djafan on Tuesday, November 17, 2015
When I started seeing the #PrayForParis tweets I wondered what had happened, why the hashtag? I googled it and found out that a horrific act against France had taken place. It brought back memories of the terror we experienced here and that other countries face every day. I then got a notification of David’s Instagram post and it comforted me.
I’m always impressed with David’s words, his genuine compassion and care for others as I am with Bluesky’s thoughtful comment that had to be shared.
On another topic—
When I think of the happenings in the world, the huge sadness, the grief, the chaos, the anger, and for some – the despair, I am tempted to think, “What difference does a song make? What difference does one person make? What difference can kindness make? Are we to be overwhelmed by darkness, pain, misery, discouragement? Is goodness too simple an answer?”
When I feel those temptations crawling towards my heart, I do my best to remind my self that light is always stronger than darkness, and that the action of one kind deed can be more meaningful than many contending voices. One by one, united by a strength greater than our own and faith in the only things that outlast time: truth and love, we become more than we know. We do more than we could ever do alone.
DA is one who shares, searches for, and testifies of that kind of light and hope. Sometimes it takes courage to be a person of faith. But when that faith (whatever it may be) is grounded in and reaches for the best in all of us, then – believe in it. Believe. Hold hands. Join hearts.
Like DA – we can have the courage to “sing”.
Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, November 11, 2015
David makes his next stop at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center in Midland, Texas on Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center (WNPAC) is a performing arts venue located between the cities of Midland and Odessa, Texas. WNPAC is owned by The University of Texas, and is built on a satellite campus. It houses an 1800-seat main concert hall and a 200-seat recital hall.
credit: 97.9 LITE FM
We are so excited to see the South represented! If you’re going to this concert, safe travels! You’re sure to have a great time! We would love to read your recaps. Please send to TheVoiceDA@gmail.com.
Posted by djafan on Tuesday, November 3, 2015
ST. GEORGE READY FOR THE DAVID ARCHULETA CONCERT!
credit St George Spectrum
credit Taucahn website
Sounds like a gorgeous theater!
The Tuacahn Amphitheater is a 1920-seat open-air amphitheater. It consists of three sections of seating (Left, Right,
Center) with 32 rows A (front) – FF (rear). All seats have backs and arms, but are not cushioned. Entrance to the amphitheater is from the rear, requiring all patrons to descend the stairs toward their seats. Patrons with limited mobility are encouraged to sit near the top (rear) of the amphitheater. There is extra leg room on row O which is sometimes used during the productions when actors walk through the audience. Wheelchair accessible seating is available on the back row (FF) only. The stage has a concrete subfloor with a concrete pass-under tunnel to get from stage left to stage right out of view of the audience. The rear of the stage is open to expose the desertscape and red rock cliffs behind the stage which contains lighting, sound, pyrotechnical, and water effects installations. The area behind the stage is a mixture of natural stone and naturally colored concrete. This concrete riverbed was installed during initial construction to facilitate a massive 55,000 gallon flood of water that comes from the back of the canyon and across the stage toward the audience. Though conceptualized and custom-built for the “Utah!” production, this special effect and other water effects have been featured in numerous productions at Tuacahn.
I’ll be heading out Friday morning to Saint George. I’m not a natural video taker lol but I’ll scope things out and see what’s doable :))) I’m super excited and this week is taking for ever!!! Through the kindness of others I will be taking several grandkids who had wanted to attend and now are. David fans are incredible. Thank you.
Gladys is also on her way to the states to see David Archuleta in concert for the first time! I can’t wait to meet her and others, and those I haven’t seen in some time. It’s going to be great!
The Fan Luncheon information, thanks to Kalei! Wear your favorite David attire!
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Time: 12:00am – 3:00pm *Updated Time!
Place: Best Western Abbey Inn – Victoria Room – 1129 S. Bluff Street
Menu: Soup & Salad Bar
Cost: $15 (Cash only please – payment collected at registration table)
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Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, October 28, 2015
I have been working pretty steadily with few breaks. Last Friday afternoon I raised my head from in front of my computer, looked around the room and said to myself: I could be at the conference center tonight listening to Spanish music and DA! This could happen!
Of course I had no tickets. I have not been on the receiving end of tickets for events at the conference center for quite a while. There are so many offered and so many apply, that the odds are just not really good. But I have always (so far!) been able to attend if I was willing to go standby. I was. Of course!
So I dressed warmly, got a bottle of water, climbed in the car and headed out to begin the 30 minute drive to SLC. It was just after 5 pm. I hoped to get there by 5.30 or so and be at the head of the standby line which begins to form (officially) at 6.00 pm. For Christmas concerts, I have seen the line 50 – 80 people long by 6.10 and I wanted to avoid being at the back. I had heard that there was a big turnout for the Thursday dress rehearsal.
I made good time and arrived at Temple Square, by the Tabernacle, where the line usually begins. There was no one there. I realized I had not eaten. Small item overlooked. It was cold. I had at least a 2-hour wait. None of my sons could come with me – too short notice. I did end up eating— I wandered across the street to the big mall and got (ha, ha!) a frozen yogurt with bananas and blueberries. And a spoon. I don’t think I need to tell you how cold I got eating frozen yogurt while standing in front of the Tabernacle waiting for the line to begin.
Dayzee would have been proud. I was at the front of the line.
It turned out that the attendance was less on Friday than it had been on Thursday and although the wait was long, there was no trouble getting in. I met some very lovely people while waiting and we ended up sitting right in the center balcony three rows back. Great seats!
I had heard from the ushers that the attendance on Thursday was upwards of 40,000 people. The conference center holds about 21,000 seats. They put the rest of the people into the Tabernacle which they had fixed up with large screens and everything. It looked like every effort was taken to support whoever wanted to come, but I wanted to be in the same building. Of course.
There was a bit of drama because the ushers did not want us waiting in the cold. So they sat us in the Tabernacle in the order we came. One lady kept saying how this was bad and how this had happened to her more than once and that she had missed out on concerts because of this. Nope. Not. Going. To. Happen. I felt certain that I was there to hear DA and all the music and that was how it was going to be.
The concert was more than I had ever imagined. They have held these Spanish language concerts before, but I had never gone because of the way they were advertised so I did not know what to expect. I felt somehow that I would be taking the place of someone else who was “officially” Latin. But this time the advertising said that all were welcome. That was good enough for me.
Oh my! The music was amazing! The bands, the musicians, were wonderful. I loved the little older man who played what looked like a harp but sounded more like a xylophone. Everyone was clapping, moving, joining in however they could. I lost track of how many countries were represented, each with their own music, dance, traditions, etc.
I loved watching the people around me. Almost all the people there seemed to be families sitting together, grandparents on down to young children. The Dad’s, kids, and all would inch forward until they were on the edge of their seats, bouncing, swaying, and leaning towards one another like they were all trees enjoying the same spot of sun.
I had a good view of the family right in front of me. The Dad got so excited that he spent almost the entire program on the edge of his seat. The times he sat back? When DA sang. I thought at first – maybe he doesn’t know or like DA? But then I saw how he clapped. For DA it was solid, firm, appreciative in admiration. It was just that DA’s songs were more laid back than almost all the rest of the program.
When the different countries were represented, you would hear calls and whistles from different parts of the audience, like they were cheering for their home team or for some participants that they knew. The people I sat by were there to support friends who were playing in the orchestra. I don’t think they knew much about DA.
But by the end of the program, they did. Every time he came on stage he filled the center. It is not him, himself. It is like this globe of love, kindness, energy, anticipation, a conduit from another place, that slowly invites all around to join in “his” space. We are gently gathered, released, enlivened, restored, comforted and…. sang to!
It was an absolutely lovely evening. I am so thankful for all the hard work, love, and talent that went into the whole program. Where can one get that sort of experience for free?
DA, thank you so much for just being you. For being willing to be more than you are. For being willing to share, learn, serve, and….. sing your blessed little heart out.
After listening to him sing “His Hands” in Spanish, I could not ask for a better ending for my long week.
I. Am. Grateful.
All video credits: Pattycake04
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Posted by djafan on Friday, October 23, 2015
Luz De Las Naciones event rehearsal was a success from all accounts on social media. For the next two nights there will be thousands of participants and an audience of thousands taking part in this huge Spanish event, it’s like a Spanish version of Motab! Hoping for video and a DVD of the event would be great for the fans, I’ll buy :)
And David is doing promo!
VideosInUtah also posted a great picture.
Kari treated us to a live broadcast of an interview in Spanish via periscope. And the great Suttygal uploaded to youtube for our viewing pleasure.
I love that David is David in any language.
Translation by Jessica Boman:
Announcer: “It’s a song from the church, right?” David: “Yes, from Meet the Mormons, that’s the name of the movie. They asked me to record it while I was in Chile, in fact. So when I recorded it I still had on my missionary plaque, and I had my companion there, he was with me. In fact, we are going to sing this song, because I recently recorded it in Spanish. And, well, I’m going to sing…” Announcer: “What do you remember of Chile, David? What do you remember about your mission companions?” David: “Well, I learned a lot from them. Like I told you before, I’m someone who finds my privacy very important. But when you’re in the mission, you’re always with a companion, all of the time. And I had to learn how to function with someone there with me all the time, and how to work together and to be a team and be one in purpose together with God. I learned a lot. And it was difficult, because in order to be one with someone and to work and always be with someone you have to show who you really are, with all of your weaknesses along with your abilities. There are times when you don’t get along very well, 100%. But at the same time, I loved how we learned how to ask for forgiveness and all of those things. I believe it’s a good training for marriage! ”
David then took to social media to invite anyone who could attend this epic event. I love that he doesn’t write exactly the same thing in all.
Promoting the event Luz De Las Naciones that starts tonight and goes Friday and Saturday as well. Had a nice interview in Spanish with Positivaradio1490.com this afternoon. Check out the website if you'd like to hear it. Come to the show at the Conference Center in SLC!! Anyone going?? 😉 #luzdelasnaciones #speakingspanish #spanish #sharegoodness #positiva
David has a few performances at the Luz De Las Naciones events.
Color Esperanza by Coti Sorokin
Si Vas Para Chile by Chito Faro
Nunca Pense by David Archuleta & Alejandro Melicio
Recordare by Abraham Ramirez Ramirez & Israel Gonzalez (Lupe Mayorga joins David for this song)
LLevaremos Su Verdad Al Mundo by Janice Kapp Perry (Lupe Mayorga joins David for this song)
Fuerza Juventud by Ross Boothe
I don’t see Glorious in the program but saw that David sang the Spanish version of it. There wasn’t much video so hoping for more for the next two nights!
This beauty by Mary Dee!
Don’t forget to buy your Christmas concert tickets for Idaho! They go on Sale today!
And David tweets!
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Posted by djafan on Wednesday, October 14, 2015
credit DA OS and also on DA’s Facebook
Nathan Pacheco excitedly announced that David Archuleta would be his guest singer at his next concert on October 16th at the Adrianne Arsht Center in Miami. Nathan Pacheco posted this video on twitter to make the announcent.
I’m really excited about this performance for David. The opportunities this exposure gives him are limitless. We David Archuleta fans know his performances will be incredible and the duet with Nathan Pacheco singing The Prayer will be epic. Nathan said there will be video so I’m sure we’ll be anxiously waiting for it.
This is the write up from the venue.
Nathan Pacheco is an American-Brazilian classically trained tenor born in Virginia with a passion for reaching out and uplifting people through music. In addition to being a television and recording artist, Nathan completed his debut solo tour in 2013. He has been featured globally in live performances, including touring the United States, Canada, and Mexico with Yanni; performing with Latin singing sensation Olga Tañon; touring England, Scotland, and Wales with Katherine Jenkins and the National Symphony Orchestra; performing for Prince Charles in conjunction with the British Forces Foundation and the USO; and performing with the San Diego Symphony. In 2012, PBS aired the special “Introducing Nathan Pacheco” and “Christmas with Nathan Pacheco”. He has been featured on multiple Yanni recordings, including the latest album Inspirato, where Nathan was featured alongside Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, and other opera stars.
Nathan’s debut album was released in 2012 by Disney Pearl. Shortly after release, it registered as one of the top ordered classical/crossover discs on iTunes and Amazon. His second album Nathan Pacheco II was released earlier this year.
Ticket prices range from $53.22 to $534.72. I estimate without counting seats that about 2/3 of the seats have sold. Hoping many Archie’s are able to go. Come on Florida fans!
Nathan Pacheco has done several interviews promoting this concert with the Spanish media and mentions David’s guest appearance on several. I’m posting this one that was translated and links to the others.
Tuve el gran gusto de hablar por teléfono con Nathan Pacheco, quien se presenta este viernes 16 de octubre en el Adrianne Arsht Center de Miami en un concierto que representa para él un gran paso en su carrera.
“Este concierto probablemente va a ser el más grande que he hecho en mi vida, estoy empezando una nueva etapa de mi carrera y en este concierto estoy cantando muchas canciones nuevas que será la primera vez que son cantadas”, me dijo el tenor, quien hizo su debut mundial en el 2012, durante un especial presentado por la cadena pública PBS, y ha colaborado con artistas como Yanni.
“Son arreglos nuevos de un compositor y productor increíble y voy a cantar con una orquesta grande, así como con mi banda principal de músicos y vamos a tener un coro, así como las luces… estamos planificando todo para que sea un concierto enorme”.
I had the great pleasure of talking on the phone with Nathan Pacheco, who is going to perform this Friday October 16 in the Miami’s Adrianne Arsht Center, in a concert that represents an important leap forward in his career.
“This concert is probably going to be the largest I have done in my life, I’m starting a new stage in my career and in this concert I’m singing many new songs for the very first time”, the tenor, who made his world debut in 2012, during an special program presented by public network PBS, and who has worked with artists like Yanni.
“There are new arrangements from an incredible composer and producer, and I’m going to sing with a big orchestra, as well as with my main music band, and also we are going to have a choir… We are planning everything so it’s going to be a huge concert.”
Nathan, quien nació en los Estados Unidos y tiene raíces brasileñas, no sólo posee el gran don de comunicarse universalmente con su música, sino que habla y compone en cuatro idiomas distintos, entre ellos el español, en el cual fue nuestra conversación.
“Me encantan las culturas y una de las razones por las que me gusta aprender otros idiomas es porque puedo sentirme conectado con gente de cada cultura, y ésta es la razón por la que me encanta cantar, porque como sabemos la música no tiene fronteras y a través de la música podemos sentirnos conectados”, me cuenta.
Nathan, who was born in the United States and is of Brazilian descent, not only has the great gift of being able to communicate universally with his music, but he speaks and composes in four different languages, among them Spanish, in which we had our conversation.
“I love different cultures and one of the reasons why I like to learn different languages is because I can feel connected with people of each culture, nd this is the reason why I love to sing, because a we know, music has no borders, and through the music we can feel connected”.
Mi principal duda era ¿por qué escoger Miami para un concierto tan importante cuando no se trata precisamente de un género latino? A lo cual me respondió lo siguiente:
“Yo creo que Miami es la puerta para todo el mundo. Hay tanta gente de culturas diferentes en Miami y queremos lanzar una gira mundial y creemos que Miami es la ciudad perfecta para hacer eso”, me contestó.
“Estoy más que emocionado por este concierto porque va a a ser algo muy especial para mí en donde puedo cantar canciones en español, portugués, italiano, inglés y vamos a grabar todo y quizás poner en la televisión en el futuro”.
Y vaya, aunque yo no sé si podré asistir, pues mi vida por el momento está complicadísima entre el trabajo y mi familia, si estás en Miami y puedes darte una escapada al Adrianne Arsht Center creo que no te va a decepcionar, nada más ve los videos que aquí te dejo .
Y si quieres comprar las entradas, haz click aquí.
My main question was why choosing Miami for such an important concert when it is not precisely for a Latin genre? And he answered me the following:
“I think that Miami is the gateway to the world. There are so many people from many different cultures and we want to launch a World Tour, so we think Miami is the perfect city tho do this,” he told me.
“I am more than excited for this concert, because it is going to be something very special for me, in which I can sing in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and English, and we are going to tape everything, and maybe broadcast it some day”.
And well, even though I don’t know if I’m going to be able to go, since my life at this moment is beyond complicated between family and work, if you are in Miami and you can escape to the Adrianne Arsht Center, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
And if you want to buy tickets, click here.
Would love interviews with David like these. I’ve tweeted and messaged them suggesting they interview David, hoping.
More Interviews: Wow La Revista, Noticias Venezuela, Miami News Magazine and CNN
ADRIANNE ARSHT CENTER
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Posted by bebereader on Saturday, October 10, 2015
It was a perfect Thursday night at The Marriott Center for the BYU Spectacular. The weather was just right. The sun was setting with a beautiful view from the large wrap-around windows. I arrived early. Really early.
David started with “Crush”, establishing who he was in case anyone had forgotten. Then it was “Imagine”. His voice was so pure and sweet. The entire audience was motionless. I found I was holding my breath. No one wanted to intrude in any way on the magic of that song. Afterward David said that song was special to him because when he sang it on American Idol, it taught him you could connect with the audience without bouncing around and waving your arms.
The Women’s Chorus sang two songs, then David was to join them in the third. From my seat I could see David standing in the shadows, separating himself from the applause for the chorus. When he took the stage, the applause increased and he turned and acknowledged the chorus, as if they were the star. “Nunca Pense” was the song he sang with them and he showed off his foot work. My head was constantly bobbing. If I looked down I could see the whole David, footwork and all, but if I looked up to the jumbo screen I could see his immense face full of emotion.
Then came some singing and dancing with no David. I did see the dancers. When David left the stage it was easy to find them.
When he sang “Parachutes and Airplanes” the audience lit a thousand cell phones for David, some stood, some danced. It was sort of like “Zero Gravity” used to be without the frenzy.
“Everybody Hurts” began with David at the back behind the dancers. Then he wandered among them and finished at the front. Remember the picture of David where he held all the ribbons attached to our hearts?
It was like he grabbed those ribbons and ripped our hearts right out of us. From the beginning to end he wrang our hearts and thoughts and emotions. He walked off the stage and left us stunned and gasping. One of his best performances ever.
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Posted by djafan on Monday, October 5, 2015
The BYU Spectacular is this Thursday and Friday. It looks like it’s going to be an epic event! Please let there be videos! A Periscope event would be nice :) I’ll be following twitter for any news. Let us know if you’ll be going in the comments and if you’ll be tweeting post your twitter handle so I can make sure I’m following you.
The Digital Universe
David Archuleta appearance may bring record crowd to BYU Spectacular
By Whitney Hales on October 5, 2015.
Some of BYU’s most popular performing groups will share center stage with David Archuleta at this year’s BYU Spectacular.
BYU Spectacular producer Michael Handley said there has never been such a high demand for tickets to the show.
“There’s a particular interest in David Archuleta,” Handley said. “That’s triggered the terrific box office response.”
Tickets went on sale in July, but the demand was so high that the BYU Alumni Association added 1,800 seats to each show — 3,600 extra seats total. This is the first time that a performance of BYU Spectacular has ever sold out, according to Handley.
The Marriott Center “empty”
Handley said BYU students and alumni are not the only ones excited about Archuleta’s performance in the BYU Spectacular.
“All of the performing groups have expressed interest in performing with David,” Handley said. “I think the audience will really enjoy seeing our groups interact with him.”
Most of the music in the show, including Archuleta’s music, will be accompanied by the BYU jazz band Synthesis. Archuleta will also sing with Women’s Chorus and Vocal Point. The Contemporary Dance Theatre will also perform alongside him.
The Cougarettes will dance while Archuleta sings “Glorious,” the song he debuted in the movie “Meet the Mormons.”
“This will be extremely memorable for the Cougarettes,” Overman said. “It’s a unique experience to work with someone as well known as David Archuleta.”
Handley said Archuleta seems enthusiastic about performing with BYU groups as well.
“He was extremely interested and excited at our request to pair him off with our ensembles,” Handley said. “This is an opportunity that I don’t think he normally gets.”
The Marriot Center “full”
BYU Spectacular is one of many school-sponsored events during Homecoming week. Some of the other popular events include True Blue Foam and the homecoming dances, all leading up to Saturday’s football game against the East Carolina Pirates.
The 2015 BYU Homecoming week officially begins Tuesday, Oct. 6, and ends Saturday, Oct. 10.
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