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Melodies Of Life ~ David Archuleta ~ by Staff Writer, MT

Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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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

By MT

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MT is a Staff Writer for The Voice.

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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

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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 ~ The Memories Are Still Alive by Gladys

Posted by bebereader on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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I chose “The Memories Are Still Alive” as the title of this article because I feel this is the central theme of the song. But I don’t understand why David didn’t sing this line in the live version, because it expresses the title.

We know David will be David and if he changes or omits lyrics there is a reason. I listened to the song more than ten times to transcribe it word for word and to try to understand it’s literal significance. We know David is not a singer of love songs without a reason; everything that has the feel of his voice has a real significance. And this is not a love song.

The first time I heard the song I thought he was talking about something superior to him or about a person that was no longer with him. I was wrong. David was speaking of himself, of the David from before. I suppose that all human beings look for the same balance in life and David is no exception. It seems important to him to balance the David from before and the David from now. It’s impossible to leave behind and forget all that he was because all of that enriched what he is now, an adult with a set goal.

Even though a voice says “I hadn’t noticed the emptiness that was in me” that voice speaks to him of a past, a past that he is trying to overcome. In the last interview in Mexico he said they would tell him “the fame, the money, the recognition, everyone screaming, we love you David, that that was love”. But something told him that that wasn’t so. Trying to reconcile that part of his life with the David now, according to him has been a tough job but he is achieving it. Maybe like in the music video, the black and white images little by little turn to color and transform the actual person. Maybe David is doing this with his life, taking things from the David from before like the first verse in the song said “Stories run through my mind that I learned from you”, and balancing them with everything that is happening now.

We will always have the David from before, jumping and dancing and telling us anecdotes of his travels joining the new David which I am discovering every day. He is so young with a full life ahead of him and due to the recent news, also full of songs. In the video we see a person who is renewing his love for the guitar. Is David trying to tell us something? Whatever it is I will be there in the first row because my memories are still alive.

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In Spanish:

Elegí ese titulo por que siento que es el tema central de su cancion. Pero no entiendo por que david obvio cantar esta linea en la actuacion en vivo.

Escuche mas de 10 veces la cancion para transcribirla palabra por palabra, y poder entender su significado literalmente. Sabemos que david no es cantantes de canciones de amor sin sentido, todo lo que tiene el sello de su voz, tiene un significado real. Y esta no es una cancion de amor.

La primera vez que escuche su cancion , yo pense que él hablaba de algo superior a él, o de una persona que ya no estaba con él, me equivoque. David habla de sí mismo, del anterior David. Supongo que todos los seres humanos buscamos lo mismo, equilibrio y david no es la excepcion. Parece que es tan importante para él, equilibrar el david que fue antes con el que es ahora. Es imposible dejar atras y olvidar todo lo que él fue, por que todo ello enriquece lo que es ahora, un adulto con una meta bien marcada.

Aunque esa voz le diga ” no habia notado el vacio que había en mi”, esa voz le habla en pasado. Un pasado que él ha tratado de superar. En la ultima entrevista en Mexico, él conto que le decian; “la fama, el dinero, el reconocimiento, todos gritandole , te amamamos David, eso es amor”, pero habia algo que le decia que eso no era asi.  Reconciliar esa parte de su vida con el david actual, segun él, ha llevado un trabajo arduo, pero lo esta logrando. Tal vez como en el video que acompaña esta cancion, las imagenes que se muestran en blanco y negro , poco a poco recuperan el color y acompañan al actual personaje. Quizas David esta haciendo esto con su vida, tomar cosas del antiguo David, como lo dice en la primera linea de la cancion “giran en mi mente historias que de ti aprendi”, equilibrandolas con todo lo que esta sucediendo ahora.

Siempre tendremos al antiguo david saltando y bailando, y contandonos anecdotas de sus viajes, acompañando al nuevo david, al cuál descubro todos los dias. Ël es tan joven, tan lleno de futuro y por las noticias reciente, lleno de canciones tambien.  En el video, vemos que el personaje recupera su amor por al guitarra, david nos querra decir algo??  Sea lo que sea yo estare alli, en primera fila, por que mis recuerdos siguen vivos.

Nunca Pensé  by David Archuleta

Giran en mi mente historias que de ti aprendí.
En un mar de dudas una voz algo me quiere decir.
Aunque me resista, no lo niego, no puedo mentir.
No había notado el vacío que había en mi.

Nunca pensé, que ahora que he encontrado esa parte de mi
ahora, entiendo por que estoy aquí.

Aunque te hayas ido tu influencia aun se puede sentir,
veo en tus ojos mi reflejo, algo me quieres decir.
Solo, no me has dejado, aunque un tiempo me perdí.
Algo tan inesperado que me ha llevado a ti.

Nunca pensé, que ahora que he encontrado esa parte de mi
ahora, entiendo por que estoy aquí.

Los recuerdos siguen vivos
Los recuerdos siguen vivos
Nunca pensé, que ahora que he encontrado esa parte de mi
ahora, entiendo por que estoy aquí.

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Gladys is a Guest Writer for The Voice.

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Constitutional Symposium Finale ~ David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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David is now a sought-after speaker as well as singer. His insight will be a welcoming addition to the lineup at this symposium. Dayzee and Bluesky and other lucky fans have tickets to this event and will be witness to what David has to share in words and song.

For Immediate Release

April 1, 2015

University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton | 801-863-6807 | melindac@uvu.edu

The Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University will host on Wednesday, April 15, an imposing lineup of distinguished religious studies and constitutional scholars, former U.S. Supreme Court law clerks, multidenominational contributors, and a finale program featuring popular musical performer David Archuleta as part of its dynamic Spring Constitutional Symposium on Religious Freedom.

“Some of the most important constitutional issues currently facing the nation involve religious freedom. If one wishes to learn more about how recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions will affect the religious freedom of individuals, businesses and religious organizations, then they will want to attend this academic symposium,” said Rick A. Griffin, director of the Center for Constitutional Studies. “Moreover, the evening finale will include a combination of remarks and musical performances that will add to the overall richness of the symposium.”

The symposium will begin with the opening keynote address,“The Quest for a Moral Presidency: Jimmy Carter, Progressive Evangelicalism and the Religious Right,” given by one of the most prominent presidential and religious scholars in the nation, Randall Balmer, the chair of the Department of Religion at Dartmouth College. Prior to this position, Balmer taught American religious history at Columbia University and was a visiting professor at such prestigious universities as Princeton, Yale, and Northwestern. He is perhaps best known, however, for his book “God in the White House.” Balmer’s remarks at the symposium will be based on his newest book, “Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter.” The address will begin at 10 a.m. in the Lakeview Room of the Library.

A distinguished afternoon panel featuring Balmer; UVU President Matthew S. Holland; Douglas Kmiec, Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law at Pepperdine University; and Gene Schaerr, a prominent constitutional law attorney who provided counsel on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, will examine what role, if any, presidents should play in religious matters, with particular focuses on the views of presidents Thomas Jefferson, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. The panel will begin at 1 p.m. in the Library Auditorium.

From 3 to 5 p.m., a panel composed of Hannah Smith, former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas and senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty; Matthew Franck, director of the Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute; Nathan Oman, professor of law at the College of William and Mary; and Alexander Dushku, a member of the Kirton McConkie law firm, will discuss recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions pertaining to the religious freedom of individuals, businesses and religious organizations. The panel will be held in the Library Auditorium.

The symposium finale will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the UCCU Center and will provide a vibrant program of final remarks and musical performances. “Because freedom of religion is a freedom shared by all Americans and because music has been such a powerful medium of religious expression, vibrating through the pages of our nation’s political and constitutional history, the center was especially interested in including a prominent musical guest speaker,” said Griffin. “We are excited to have popular singer and songwriter David Archuleta as the finale’s featured speaker and musical performer.”

As a former “American Idol”runner-up and member of America’s demanding music industry, Archuleta will share via word and song his unique life experience and provide insight into how religious freedom has impacted his life and career as an international musical performer. The finale will also include contributions by Kmiec, former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Malta, and the popular Calvary Baptist Choir of Salt Lake City.

Admission to the symposium is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Free tickets for the morning and afternoon sessions are available at uvu.edu/ccs/events, or by calling 801-863-5470. Free tickets for the finale program featuring David Archuleta and the other contributors are available at 801-863-7469 or 801-863-7474, the UCCU Center ticket office, Campus Connection, or at CCS in suite 305 of the UVU Library.

About the Center for Constitutional Studies

The Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University is a dynamic, non-partisan, academic institute promoting the instruction, study and research of constitutionalism, ordered liberty and the rule of law. Since September 2011, the center has hosted a broad array of distinguished and high-profile guests engaging the University and greater community on a number of important and timely issues facing the state, nation and world. In particular, it examines constitutional issues found at the intersections of public law, political thought, public policy, religion, history and economics. Through rigorous course work, a demanding student mentoring program and prestigious conferences, symposia and lectures, the center has emerged as a regional hub and national leader in constitutional studies and civic leadership.

http://blogs.uvu.edu/newsroom/2015/04/01/uvu-to-host-prominent-religious-freedom-symposium-april-15/

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Safe travels to all fans who are making the trip. Looking forward to hearing all that you bring back to us.

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St. George, Here We Come! ~ David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

 

The concert on November 7 is sold out!  Due to popular demand, another show was added on November 6 which is currently available only to 2015 season package ticket holders. Tickets for the general public go on sale on Wednesday, April 8.

Buy tickets here: Tuacahn Center 

Looks like there’s not a bad seat in the house!

 

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Tuacahn BOX OFFICE (800) 746-9882 or (435) 652-3300

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To David Archuleta and Fans

Posted by bebereader on Saturday, April 4, 2015

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Betty’s Roots Tech Recap ~ David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Sunday, March 1, 2015

 

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I had a delightful lunch on Saturday, Feb 21, with Dayzee and Tawna21. I finally got brave enough to “get acquainted”. For any of you who haven’t met them, they are such a delight to spend time with. That experience has emboldened me to take another step and say a few words about David’s Roots Tech appearance. I have relied on second hand news from others so many times that I shouldn’t hesitate to do my own recap. From having been there, I know how much it means to his fandom to get any little drop of news.

I felt the excitement in the air….it was electric. Something BIG was going down here today! I told my friend, she could go do anything she cared to do. All I needed was to find Hall D and sit down. I was content to stay there til his 5:30 show now that I had my bright green wrist band. (I guess I became one of those “campers” I read about later).

What a delightful day! About every hour there was a new program. Each one planned to inspire and motivate us to want to search for our families. I enjoyed it so much that I decided I’d come again next year and try to take classes all three days. If any of you have ever attended an “Education Week”, it was the same sort of rich experience. If I’m physically able, I still plan to come again for all of it, although it will be like David’s “overload”. I always end up with a headache from cramming so much information into my noggin’.

I’m not good at guesstimating, but to me the room was like 4 football fields in width and 2 football fields in depth—I mean HUGE! They had at least eight jumbotrons that enlarged the action on stage and it seemed to us that we’d see just as good or better by finding one of those big things to watch it on. So we moved to the South section and were very satisfied with our decision. We missed out on much of the confusion over the center seating and fortunately stayed within the room. I understand many were turned away. That was sad to hear. When David is concerned, they should never overbook the room. Can’t help but hurt for those who may have traveled just for this and were unable to get in.

rootstech2So, the Studio C came on stage and performed their little skit about talking to their grandmother about her history. She had lived a colorful life. When they discovered funny illegal activities she had been involved in, they quickly brought the interview with her to a close. Short and Sweet. From the applause we could tell there were many young fans there just for Studio C. I must admit the applause for Studio C was greater than for David at one point. You had to be young to appreciate them I think.

Studio C began some lip syncing and clowning around, then BANG out of nowhere came this…this…CRAZY person….I was lost. I’ve never heard “Jump” before. The character looked something like David, but then again it wasn’t him, was it? I had to ask my friend if THAT was David! She smiled and said yes. Then I understood the lip syncing and all fell into place. As I marveled at this character and what he was doing that I’ve never seen or heard David do, I thought to myself, “And this is someone who doesn’t like to be the center of attention”????? Sure fooled me.

I struggle some as David talks. I so want to help him succeed and find the right words to fit the occasion. But I’ve realized his unique use of the English language helps identify him and sets him apart. He searched for truth in every word he uttered as he visited with us about his music.

rootstech 1First there was the video, “Nunca Pense” BEAUTIFUL. I can feel and hear the rumble of those drums that struck to my very core. Even now I yearn for them to pound louder and louder. So haunting. The actors were outstanding. The music, the facial expressions that had been “handed down” from generation to generation—like “Go ahead, pick up that guitar and play with me”. The little chin nudges a couple of times to encourage the person to “Continue trying, don’t give up”. “Good Job”. I’ve thought it would be wonderful and justifiable for David to receive some Latino recognition for his work on it, but if it does nothing but touch the hearts of children and turns them to their fathers it will have accomplished what it was meant to do.

“Glorious”, is just glorious. All of the melodies come together to create a symphony. (A similar theme as in “Nunca Pense” as each progenitor brings his piece to the puzzle, the symphony is completed).  “Mirror”, what an undertaking. So many words at such a pace. David did a masterful job. He always owns the covers he undertakes. We will all have a copy of that song in our own collections one day, too. “Don’t Run Away” finally sounds complete now that he has picked it up again. (It was good to see Kendra there on the piano and as a back up singer).

The live performance of the song “Nunca Pense” was the frosting on the cake and on the week of family searching. I have searched for my family for years. I work a bit, then let it rest, then pick it up again. Each time I begin again, new pieces of the puzzle fall into place. I have relatives dead and gone who help me in my search. I believe it to be true. They are as much a part of me as my own mother and father and I love learning about them. That’s what David’s music was about and what Roots Tech was about and “Ohhhhhhhh, It’s Glorious”!

Thanks to everyone on The Voice for your friendship and for loving and sharing David.

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Simply Irresistible ~ David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Saturday, February 21, 2015

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“I’m really loving the Mexico love and that has triggered a ton of requests for meet & greets, and concerts from other Latin countries such as, Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, including a slew of cities in Mexico. Which then triggered a what about us from all the Asian countries, and Canada :) Great stuff.”

 

“It is so good to see David moving along in his career and that he hasn’t lost any fan admiration! Can’t believe this time last year we were counting the days for his return. It’s a fun ride trying to keep up with David’s travels!”

 

“It fills my heart to see that wherever David goes he has fans. He makes quite an impression on anyone he meets! He can’t hide his charm; it translates into any language!”

 

These comments from our posters echo the feelings I had last week, watching the coverage of the Roots Tech and Meet The Mormons Mexico events. It seems David has a home wherever he may roam. He is so loved. Fans appear even at a moment’s notice to welcome him. The reluctant star cannot escape stardom.

 

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Back On The Stage! Rootstech 2015 ~ David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Saturday, February 14, 2015

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Rootstech 2015 is described as the world’s largest family history conference. It is a three-day event at the Salt Palace Convention Center which started on Thursday, February 12 and runs through Saturday night, February 14. Attendees are from 35 countries and from almost every state in the USA. For more info on the conference: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865621807/Thousands-attend-first-day-of-RootsTech-convention.html?pg=1

At the Saturday night finale, David is scheduled to be back on the stage performing four songs plus the debut of his video we’ve been waiting for from Costa Rica. Remember the beach, the waterfall and the ten second clip?

There are fans who will be attending this event so we will be anxiously waiting for any news in the way of pics, videos and coverage. To those lucky fans, thank you in advance and have fun!

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