Posted by djafan on Thursday, July 16, 2015
Posted in @DavidArchie, Appreciation, David Archuleta, fandom, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: @DavidArchie, beauty everywhere, bike, bike riding, David Archuleta, David Archuleta rocks! :), missing him, shorts, singer, socks, sunglasses, what a wonderful world, Where is David? | 54 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Monday, July 13, 2015
I can’t believe it! David was sooooo close to where I live, 10 minutes away! Hubby and I actually discussed going! But I have two granddaughters in allstar state softball championship and couldn’t go. Maybe next year. 😄
This is a popular event with lots of food, all kinds! Great for someone who is always hungry! lol
Posted by djafan on Wednesday, July 8, 2015
We want to give our condolences to the Barry family and friends for their loss. Jen was a kind and genuine person. I had the opportunity to meet her and spend some time chatting with her at the Sounds of David event. She was full of life, warm and friendly, so easy to talk to. But most of all you can see her spirit through her work. The links below are filled with Jen’s quotes, pictures and thoughts. Not only of David but all things of beauty through her eyes. You can also see the prayers and condolences from all over the world, including David. May she rest in peace.
“Because of David and because of David fans, I am where I am in my photography today!! I always tell David that he has truly been an inspiration to me in my photography and when he sent me a signed photo back that he was happy I was pursuing my photography and to keep it up, it made my day. However, David fans were also the ones that provided the amazing and positive feedback on my photos of David and non-David photos that helped me gain confidence in my abilities. Thank you for all your support!!!” ~Jennifer Leigh Barry
Video ~ In memory of Jen ~ *Photograph* by pinkfrangipani7
I contacted FOD and will be sharing any arrangements made with the family to show our support. I will update here as more information becomes available.
Posted in David Archuleta, JEN LEIGH BARRY, role models, Uncategorized | Tagged: ARCHIES, ARCHUFAMILY, ARCHUGAZE, David Archuleta, FANDOM, JEN LEIGH BARRY, MAD, PHOTOGRAPHY, RIP, SADNESS | 55 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Friday, July 3, 2015
We at The Voice want to wish David and all his fans a wonderful safe Fourth of July! And it isn’t a celebration without the best singer of patriotic songs singing for us. Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!
Now it’s your turn, put your favorites in the comments!
Posted in @DavidArchie, Archies, David Archuleta, fandom, fillers, Freedom is not free, God Bless America, Holidays, National Anthem, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: @DavidArchie, a gathering of angels, Archuleta, best voice, Constitution, David Archuleta, fans, Fourth of July, missing him, music, National Anthem, Patriotic, the Voice | 51 Comments »
Posted by Abrra on Tuesday, June 16, 2015
I saw on Twitter that the Soul Davidian site is taking a Summer break. I am using this opportunity to reinforce our resolve to keep going through the lean times. While the David-related news has gone down to almost nil, fans still want to feel the connection. That’s why we’re still here; although I will admit that there are times when it is a difficult task to maintain a fan site based on commentary, rather than news. Our primary purpose is to provide a place for fans to comment and share their take on current events in David Archuleta’s career.
David was an unknown singer who virtually dropped from the television screen into our hearts. Back in the post American Idol days we had so much to discover about him and his music. Some would say we got too close to that young man who was so eager to share many facets of his life with fans. We were just as eager to find out every minute detail of his day, both personal and career-related.
And then he announced that he was going on a mission for his church.
At that time a few fan sites dropped out. Some said it was out of respect for David’s request for privacy during that time. What followed on the sites left standing was an uncertainty about what we could say or publish about his mission activity. The final shakeout was that pictures or videos were not allowed unless they were of public appearances.
And so the drought began.
Through this time we navigated our way along choppy waters of fans who agreed to disagree on what was appropriate to talk about in relation to his mission experience. We became aware that David was a celebrity even as an Elder in Chile. His brother Elders wrote in their personal blogs about the respect they had for him both as a missionary and as a singer. We were hungry for any news, if only to know that David was happy with his experience. The videos from Chile of Christmas concerts sustained the fan base over the two years. Counting down the days until his return was something that kept us motivated to stay on the course.
But the payoff upon his return to Utah was not what most had anticipated. Realizing that there is a period of adjustment for returning missionaries, patience became a word we used often. Other than a few seconds of video from the airport, there was silence. So much silence that some frustrated fans took to Twitter in order to force David out to speak about what he was planning next. In response, David posted this video on his You Tube channel:
Credit: David Archuleta
This is not the David Archuleta, the boy, we knew. This is a man who tells us he has gained his life back on his terms. He will now take the time to make music at his pace, without pressure to get it done fast and not be to his liking. It has been over a year since we got a glimpse of the man who is David Archuleta.
“I am still trying to unravel all of the knots that have been in my brain. I was so overwhelmed last time I was in the spotlight in front of all of you. I felt like I lost myself as I got caught up in trying to please everyone, because I disregarded what I cared about–what I thought.
It’s nice not having to keep trying to figure out how be something that I am not so that everyone will like whatever that is. I have come to realize that no matter what you will never make everybody happy, but you can make the most lasting impact on being yourself, and most of all out of all the people it will impact you are the one who is most impacted for the better. For the longest time, I tried to keep it on the down-low of who and how I really was because “I must not be likeable”, but it feels nice to just be who I am and live according to what has always been most important to me.” ~ David Archuleta
“What I am basically trying to say is I need silence in order to function. My quiet time is valuable to me. Everyone keeps asking me how things are in Nashville. I say “It’s really nice. It’s quiet.” Part of this is because I have decided to make this quiet time for me, but also this town is a place where I feel peace.” ~ David Archuleta
It seems that everything about the past has changed with respect to public performances and his participation on social media. This is what we can expect from David Archuleta going forward. The pace of his career will be more of a balance between his desire to have a personal life and his devotion to his craft. This is, in a sense, a fresh start for a new self-confident David who knows who he is and where he is going.
Posted in @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, Editorial, Nashville, Respect, The Voice | Tagged: A Fresh Start, balance, David Archuleta, Going forward, Peace, Quiet time, Realizing, Silence, the Voice | 131 Comments »
Posted by djafan on Wednesday, June 3, 2015
September 17 & 18, 2015
Colonial Theater • 7:30 pm
$55 • $45
Best-selling Pop artist and American Idol darling, David Archuleta brings his hits to the Colonial Theater with two shows.
Archuleta brings his hit song “Crush” and others to life with his charm and genuine enthusiasm, to make for an unforgettable night of music.
Pre-Sale for Members begins May 22nd
Public Sale begins June 5th!!!!
All Ages Show ~ Purchase
Presale begins on 5/22!Tickets go on sale to the public June 5th! Buy tickets >HERE
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Public Sale begins June 5th
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Historical Colonial Theater
Built by C.A. Spath, cashier of the Farmers and Merchants Bank; Dr. C.M. Cline, physician and S.K. Mittry, contractor: the Colonial Theater opened on November 10, 1919, at a cost of just over $175,000. It boasted one of the largest stages in the Intermountain West, a modern ramp (in lieu of stairs) to the balcony, a ventilation system, which circulated fresh air every five minutes and superb acoustics. Traveling vaudeville acts and minstrels entertained, as well as musical acts like John Phillips Sousa.
In 1929, it was renamed the Paramount Theater and began showing moving pictures. Sadly, it fell into disrepair in the late 1980’s and was closed.
In 1994, Dick Clayton, Sr. and his son Steve donated the theater to the Idaho Falls Arts Council, a private nonprofit organization.
The Idaho Falls Arts Council launched a capital campaign, known as the Phantom project. An anonymous donor challenged the community to raise half of the total cost and the Phantom would donate the remaining. The successful $4.2 million dollar campaign renovated the Colonial Theater and the adjacent buildings into a beautiful visual and performing arts center for the region.
Renamed for the Phantom donors, Miles and Virginia Willard, who also chaired the campaign, the Willard Arts Center now contains a visual arts building with galleries, classrooms, artist studios, meeting spaces for events, and much more.
Today the 988 seat Colonial Theater is one of three large theaters of historical significance which still remain in Idaho. In 2014 alone, the Colonial Theater played host to over 25,000 patrons.
Posted in @DavidArchie, concerts, David Archuleta, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: @DavidArchie, Colonial Theater, Concert, David Archuleta, Idaho Falls, Public Sale, September Concerts, the Voice | 36 Comments »
Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, May 27, 2015
As I was thinking about the music David is writing and wondering what the music and lyrics will be like, I began mentally going through the albums he’s done.
The first was done with songs written primarily by others, but the second one, “The Other Side Of Down”, was filled with songs that David took part in writing. From what he’s told us, those songs are about his life and his struggles during that time. When he did the cover album “BEGIN.”, before he left, it was filled with songs meant to help others. It reflected his current mind set just before his mission.
David is now at a new stage in his life. The songs on the next album will most likely reflect where he is at this point in his life. If he continues to write his own songs, we’ll probably see all the stages of his life reflected in his music through the years, thus the inspiration for the following poem …
The Music Of Life
The music of life moves endlessly
Changing as it goes
What each stage of life will bring
No one ever knows
I will not be tomorrow
The person I am today
My song will change, as does my life,
So hear me when I say …
I cannot know what melody
Tomorrow’s love will bring
Or how events will follow me
As I raise my voice to sing
I’ll sing of precious moments
I’ll sing of the joy of life
I’ll sing of the pain that loss can bring
or sing of the afterlife
These melodies of events in life
Are what I have to give
They’ll change with time, the same as I
Evolving as I live
Take all these things I share with you
As I sing along the way
I’m giving you a piece of me
In the melody I play
MT is a Staff Writer for The Voice.
Posted by djafan on Monday, May 25, 2015
Memorial Day has come to mean the beginning of summer, a time for picnics and barbecues, and a holiday to gather around the family. That happiness and freedom, however, is a product of the real cause for the holiday: the sacrifice made by men and women who have fought and died for the freedoms and liberties Americans hold dear. Memorial Day is a time to remember that the American way of life is not cheap but rather has been purchased by the lives and blood of so many who have sacrificed for us to live free and happily now.
credit Pete Hegseth
credit 8th row center
Posted in Appreciation, Memorial Day | Tagged: Constitution, David Archuleta, freedom, God bless America, Memorial Day, Patriotic Medley, Remembering, Sacrifice, Stadium of Fire, the Voice, Tribute | 18 Comments »
Posted by Abrra on Saturday, May 23, 2015
A tweet by fa3rygirl came to my attention recently. I recognized the name but had not seen her on fan sites for awhile. Her name is Sheila Roposa, a fan I had met a few times at concerts.
She is most memorable to me because of the compassion she showed to a young man named Michael. His dream was to attend a concert and meet David Archuleta. He was ill with cancer and had to be in a wheelchair. Not only did she get Michael to the show in Northhampton, MA, but she made sure he got to meet David backstage. This was not a simple task because there were 12 inches of snow on the ground. I will never forget the picture of David reaching out to Michael to say hello.
Sheila was tweeting about a GoFundMe page her family had set up. It is a crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for events ranging from life events such as celebrations and graduations to challenging circumstances like accidents and illnesses. The company is based in San Diego, California. I clicked the link and read the story about how her daughter, Tiffany, was ill with Lyme disease. I came away with the feeling that this was nothing short of a tragedy. My heart went out to Tiffany and her family. It’s a helpless feeling when you are told that there isn’t any coverage for medicine that is desperately needed. I knew I had to do something to help spread the word about a GoFundMe page set up to raise funds for Tiffany’s medical costs.
My hope is that Tiffany will get what she needs to get her life back. By sharing her story I hope to raise awareness about Lyme disease.
Credit for all photos: Sheila Roposa
A message from Sheila:
My name is Sheila. My 15-year-old daughter Tiffany was bitten by a tick infected by Lyme Disease and several other infections two years ago. Her doctor at the time did not recognize the bulls eye rash and Tiffany went one year without any treatment while the Lyme Disease progressed.
Tiffany started taking antibiotics two years ago. Due to the infection being in her nervous system, brain, and heart, she has needed extended treatment, including IV antibiotics.
Recently she was placed on a PICC line, which is an IV line for antibiotics. Our health insurance would only cover one month of treatment. Tiffany started to improve once on the IV line, which is the only time in two years she had this much improvement, but due to insurance guidelines that only cover one month of treatment, the IV line was pulled today. We are setting up this account to try to get some funding to pay for Tiffany’s medical bills and additional time on the IV line.
Before getting sick, Tiffany was an active girl that played soccer and rode horses. For the last two years, Tiffany has been severely ill. She has been out of school with home tutoring as she can’t walk or sit in a classroom. She is bedridden a lot of the time. She has had numerous ER visits, doctor visits, hospitalizations, and sees several specialists for her brain and heart. She’s lost weight, had periods of paralysis, seizures, lost all her hair, has fluid around her heart, developed autoimmune disease, and countless other complications. She’s missing out on life.
We want Tiffany to be able to receive this treatment to get her life back. If you can, please consider donating. Any amount, no matter how small, will help. If you can’t donate (we understand not everyone is in the position to), please share this link with everyone you know and ask them to pass it on. http://www.gofundme.com/tiffanylymefund#
Update May 20, 2015
Hi, thank you everyone for all your help. We have now been able to schedule Tiffany an appointment with the Lyme Center of New England, which is a private facility. They will be able to further help her and maybe get her IV back in. We found out just with one medicine that her IV out of pocket will cost us $2,000 a month so we increased the goal, but we do now have enough to get things started, so thank you! Tiffany is feeling pretty sick still. She lost her hair again, but she’s handling it well. A neighbor and friend had her a wig made and people from the community donated to pay for it. So thank you to everyone for that also. We are very blessed. Sharing with everyone you know will help us so much. We’ve received donations from family and friends of people we know, so it does work! Thank you again to everyone.
If you would like to learn more about Lyme Disease, please visit http://www.ilads.org/