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A Fresh Start ~ David Archuleta

Posted by Abrra on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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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: , , , , , , , , | 123 Comments »

Knowing Your Truth ~ David Archuleta

Posted by Abrra on Saturday, June 6, 2015

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sketches by @jPaleFOD

This is a partial drawing of David Archuleta by @jPaleFOD who posted it on Twitter. Even though it is unfinished, it gave me so much to think about. The Shakespeare quote, “The Eyes are the windows to your soul” came to mind, as the eyes are the most prominent feature in this sketch of David.  Sketch: “a simply or hastily executed drawing or painting, especially a preliminary one, giving the essential features without the details.” (Definition by Dictionary.com.)  I was also struck by the impression that this image could reveal or even represent where David is, in his journey back to a professional career.

Being away from the normal existence of family and friends can bring on a feeling of isolation.  The rest of the world is absent in your day to day life.  Even if you are in a place where you have a purpose, such as a mission for your faith, it can be difficult to feel a connection to what had meant the most to you before.  Responsibility for guiding others on a path that you know well, but one that they may not grasp right away, can bring you into unfamiliar territory.  Doubt is your constant  companion.  How do you get someone to believe as you believe when they do not yet have the same touchstones in faith? Are you equipped with adequate words to bring them into your fold?  In the end, will you ever know if you made a difference in their lives?

Have you changed how you view the way things are? Your growth in all areas is a sign that you have learned some lessons about trusting your intuition. These are life lessons that come from experiences not taught by books, but by interacting with people whose actions need deciphering. You have gained the maturity to know who is on your side, and those who only want something from you.  A life once lived in a bubble may not relate to a life now lived in harsh reality. You experience so much of life surrounding you that seems fake. Your craft could be the only thing you trust. It is the one true constant. Regardless of the isolation you now feel inside your craft, it sustains your creative nature. It is one of the things you trust to carry you forward in your life. There is no hesitation where music is concerned. You are a believer in the power and emotion that takes over your being when you sing.

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Knowing your truth is the first step on your journey back to your true calling of music.  You discovered that what you accomplished on your mission of faith is tied closely to your mission of music. It is the belief in yourself and the confidence of the powers of your craft that sustains you and will carry you forward. Using your voice to touch those willing to feel the emotion and be healed, is your Gift. Use it wisely David, and all your heartfelt dreams will be realized.

Posted in @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, Editorial, music genres, Personal freedom, songwriting, The Voice | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 69 Comments »

Public Sale Starts June 5th! Idaho Falls Concerts! September 17 & 18, 2015 ~ David Archuleta

Posted by djafan on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

 

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David Archuleta

 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!!!!

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Are you a member yet? IFAC members can get their tickets two weeks
early!
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All Ages Show ~ Purchase

Note:   Presale begins on 5/22! Tickets go on sale to the public June 5th!  Buy tickets >HERE

or Phone (208)522-0471

Public Sale begins  June 5th

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Colonial Theater Seating Chart

Sponsored by: Onyx Financial • Smith Honda • Thompson, Smith, Woolf, Anderson, Wilkinson, & Birch

Historical Colonial Theater

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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.

http://www.idahofallsarts.org/historic-colonial-theater

Posted in @DavidArchie, concerts, David Archuleta, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 36 Comments »

Memorial Day ~ David Archuleta Patriotic Medley

Posted by djafan on Monday, May 25, 2015

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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.

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David Archuleta ~ Idaho Falls Concerts! September 17 & 18, 2015 ~ Public Sale June 5th!

Posted by djafan on Thursday, May 21, 2015

 

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David Archuleta

 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!!!!

david idaho a
Are you a member yet? IFAC members can get their tickets two weeks
early!

All Ages Show ~ Purchase

Note:   Presale begins on 5/22! Tickets go on sale to the public June 5th!  PHONE ORDERS ONLY >>> (208)522-0471

Public Sale begins  June 5th

Colonial Theater Seating Chart

Sponsored by: Onyx Financial • Smith Honda • Thompson, Smith, Woolf, Anderson, Wilkinson, & Birch

Historical Colonial Theater

Colonial - Deep Love

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.

http://www.idahofallsarts.org/historic-colonial-theater

Posted in @DavidArchie, concerts, David Archuleta, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 22 Comments »

David Archuleta ~ American Idol Ending It’s Run

Posted by bebereader on Monday, May 11, 2015

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I wasn’t surprised when I read the news this morning that “American Idol” was ending it’s run after it’s fifteenth season, next year.  Just a little melancholy because it signifies the end of an era and where I was first introduced to David Archuleta.

I know that there are people who still watch, even David fans. But I haven’t watched the show since Season 7 except in bits and pieces.  I lost my faith in the show’s premise, to find the best singer. I mean, come on. Really??

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The show declined in ratings after Simon left and I understand why. He’s as sharp as a tack at what he does and provided a lot of zingers and “did he really say that?” moments.  But, in my opinion, there’s no excuse for degrading and belittling contestants for the sake of entertainment. It got old.

Apparently they are planning a big hurrah for the last season. I will watch but only to see glimpses of David.

Here are links to articles, to read more.

http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2015/05/10/report-american-idol-may-end-its-15-season-run-next-year/

http://www.tennessean.com/story/life/music/2015/05/11/american-idol-ending-now-what-do-i-do/27120545/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/11/american-idol-ending_n_7255858.html

Posted in @DavidArchie, American Idol, Archies, David Archuleta, Editorial, The Voice | Tagged: , , , | 134 Comments »

Happy Mother’s Day ~ David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Sunday, May 10, 2015

FotoFlexer_PhotoThis old picture of David and his mother, Lupe has become a classic.  It’s posted here in honor of  both Mother’s Day and the seventh anniversary of his trip back home to Murray, Utah during his stint on American Idol. No matter how far, I hope David is able to spend Mother’s Day with his Mom this year.

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David Archuleta ~ Glorioso Es

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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After the Youtube video for the Spanish version of “Glorious” was posted on this site, Gladys made this comment:

gladys1961 said
“The song is beautiful, David’s voice is sublime. It is different from the version in English. The lyric has totally changed.”

I was curious and asked Gladys if she would please transcribe the Spanish lyrics for us. When I read the Spanish lyrics and then translated them to English, I understood what Gladys meant. Although the sentiment is the same in both songs, the lyrics are very different. However, the song sounds just as beautiful in both languages.

David’s voice in Spanish has a natural flow. It may be because of his gift of combining the end of one word with the beginning of the next, weaving the lyrics together to create the melody.

What do you think?

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video credit Meet The Mormons

uploaded by OoFaNy

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Posted in @DavidArchie, David Archuleta, music, The Voice, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | 50 Comments »

David Archuleta ~ “Don’t Run Away” Live

Posted by djafan on Monday, April 13, 2015

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All drawings by Kylie Malchus

While David was away on his mission he released two albums; “No Matter How Far” and “Begin”.  From “No Matter How Far”, we have heard Wait, Everything And More, and Love Don’t Hate performed  live.  I’ve always wondered if I would have the opportunity someday to hear some of the others live too.  For example, Nothing Else Better To Do, Tell Me, Heart Falls Out, Notice Me and Don’t Run Away.  Don’t Run Away being at the top of my list.

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What a surprise when he performed it live at Rootstech.  David’s simple introduction, “I’ve never sung this next song live before, but here we go”.  I recognized it immediately and just couldn’t believe it.  It’s the performance I watch the most from that day.  It’s David singing from his soul, the passion and cry in his voice reaching out to all.

 

A music video was also released while he was away which had a million views.  A simple but beautiful sequence of drawings by Kylie Malchus fit the song perfectly.  I was saddened that she wasn’t able to get into the conference hall at Rootstech especially since little did she know that “Don’t Run Away” was going to be performed live.

 It currently has 943,801  views!

Don’t Run Away Lyrics

When something’s wrong
And too much to handle
Try to find some peace of mind
Let it go.
Wait a minute, you know this road
It’s gonna leave you on overload, yeah
‘Cause somebody cares, yeah

I can see you hurting (turn around)
I will be right there
Don’t run away, don’t run away, don’t run away
When I reach out to you, look around
I will be right here
Don’t run away, don’t run away, don’t run away
Tonight

Don’t make a sound
I’ll be your voice
You don’t need to be afraid
Anymore
I’ll shine a light out in the dark
Guide you here no matter how far

Oh, yeah
‘Cause somebody cares, oh yeah

I can see you hurting, (turn around)
I will be right there
Don’t run away, don’t run away, don’t run away
When I reach out to you, look around
I will be right here
Don’t run away, don’t run away, don’t run away

Open up, let it all out tonight, yeah
Open up, and everything will be alright

I can see you hurting, (turn around)
I will be right there
Don’t run away, don’t run away, don’t run away
When I reach out to you, look around
I will be right here
Don’t run away, don’t run away, don’t run away

Turn around, don’t run away, don’t run away
I will be right here, oh
Tonight, tonight

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Posted in @DavidArchie, Art, concerts, David Archuleta, fandom, music, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments »

Context Matters ~ David Archuleta

Posted by Abrra on Monday, April 6, 2015

When the above tweets came over my phone on Saturday afternoon, I had two thoughts. David is watching the LDS General Conference and he is going to get some interesting feedback.

On Saturday I went to David’s timeline and here are a few of the reactions that fans had to his two tweets above. I chose some in support of what he quoted and others that do not support what he tweeted. I thought this might be an opportunity for fans here to express their opinion on the quote. While David likes to send quotes out, I am not always sure they have the desired effect he intends.  It seems to be an out of context quote taken from President Packer’s speech. A synopsis of the speech can be found in this Deseret News article http://tinyurl.com/n4exz4f.

Janel Woodbury ‏@Nellie1983
@andy_archie @DavidArchie David is quoting President Packer from the LDS conference.

THECanadaArchie ‏@THECanadaArchie 4h4 hours ago
@davidarchie wisdom

Diena ‏@dienafebrianty 4h4 hours ago
@DavidArchie …..what do u want to say honestly

Maureen ‏@Maureen_abms 2h2 hours ago
@kimak @Astrid222 what difference does it make if he is married or has children? He can’t have an opinion?

natalie @epicflailer
oh boy @DavidArchie i don’t know how i feel about this. any
more preachy judgement and i might just have to unfollow
you.

Holly @hollyreFOD
@DavidArchie Jesus never married or had children. Was there ever a greater love? No. No.

Patricia @pbfville
@DavidArchie so tired of all the sexism and homophobia –
this offends the infertile as well. Maybe you will help
move your church forward!

penciltopaper @penciltopaper
@DavidArchie My sincere hope is that you will continue to
learn from life itself and not just go by words you hear.
Live, love, and learn.

Sydney Walcoff @sydney_shiriel
@DavidArchie I know how strong you are in your beliefs, but
you just isolated so many of your fans by invalidating their
beliefs about love

I am not in agreement with the quote from LDS President Packer because there are personal reasons why a married couple may not have a child. Is there a value one places on the quality of romantic love based on having children? Is the infertile couple or those who are a same-sex couple any less in love because they are childless? It has an exclusionary tone and I think it is just not a well thought-out statement when you consider the realities of life in 2015.

The Twitter/Instagram posts that I enjoy are those relating to David’s career or him showing us what he is doing at that moment. The good news is that David Archuleta gained 200+ followers on Twitter over the weekend.

Statement From David: 

I apologize if I have offended anyone with the quote I sent out Saturday. I guess I didn’t think about the line “expressed between a man and a woman in marriage” being stressed when the whole quote didn’t fit in just 1 tweet. I am sorry my intentions were misunderstood, as my main focus was that too often romance is looked at as the end-all when there is so much more. The bonds that can be there within a family and raising kids, as that is the most valuable thing I have: my family. I do hope however, that whoever may have been offended may know I respect everyone’s freedom to believe and live as they choose. I hope others can respect what I value most in my life as well. Again, I’m sorry and please forgive me if I offended you. David

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