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Posted by djafan on Monday, December 7, 2015
credit Pam Pike
Credit Pam Pike for the incredible pictures and Shelley for the incredible videos, thank you!
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Posted by djafan on Tuesday, November 3, 2015
credit St George Spectrum
credit Taucahn website
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!
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
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! ”
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
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Posted by djafan on Wednesday, October 14, 2015
credit DA OS and also on DA’s Facebook
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.
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.
ADRIANNE ARSHT CENTER
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Posted by djafan on Monday, October 5, 2015
The Marriott Center “empty”
The Marriot Center “full”
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Posted by djafan on Wednesday, September 16, 2015
“ALL IMAGES CREDIT TO DAVID ARCHULETA”
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Posted by djafan on Friday, August 21, 2015
screencaps from 8throwcenter video
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|Nov 12||Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center||Midland, TX||Tickets||RSVP|
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