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Sunday, September 13th, 2009 by

The Power of Music

“My Hands” – Fairfax, VA, a cappella ending. So, what exactly is this thing we call Music…this unseen energy, this enigmatic force that can entertain, energize, soothe, heal and even awaken the soul? Music is art– a performing art, a fine art and an auditory art. Music is one of our most experienced disciplines of art.  Music plays a large part in making our lives infinitely rich. Music is subjective, and means something different to every single person on earth. Music stimulates different parts of our brains and can make us chortle in glee or inflame us to rebellion, with the potential to experience the total array of human emotions. Music is part of our everyday lives. In […]

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Thursday, June 4th, 2009 by

Making “Contact”

I recently saw for the fourth or fifth time the movie Contact based on Carl Sagan’s 1985 novel of the same name. I remember reading the book when it came out, as astronomy and the mysteries of the universe have been a lifelong interest of mine. For those not familiar, Carl Sagan was an American astronomer, astrophysicist and author who passed away in 1996. He was a Pulitzer Prize winner and author of many bestsellers, including Cosmos, which became the bestselling science book ever published in English. The accompanying Emmy and Peabody award-winning PBS television series has been seen by a billion people in sixty countries. […]

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Thursday, May 14th, 2009 by

An Unfinished Canvas

The first time one truly “gets” a David Archuleta performance, there is an immediate recognition of original, authentic artistry from the raw to the refined, and, the in between– the developing elements–of a rare talent. Recognition of the potential of such a talent — the yet to be finished canvas of a new artist–also gifts one with a crystal clear glimpse, in their mind’s eye, into the future. This is a most powerful moment. It seizes and holds one in rapt attention as they are able to visualize with perfect clarity those raw elements and rare talent, in its final rendition. We certainly do not experience that many moments of […]

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 by

A (Fan) Tale of Two Cities

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9JjgeYK7CI”> The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) is gorgeous, affectionately called the Armadillo, and patterned after the Sydney Conference and Exhibition Centre (pictured in Vee’s avi.) The SECC is near the banks of the Clyde River and a winner of multiple awards in the UK for venues. Glasgow is a city with great style. The Cunard Shipping Line was founded in Glasgow and that the liners Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, QE2 and the Royal Yacht Britannia were all built on the River Clyde at Clydebank. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the world-famous architect and designer, was born in Glasgow in 1868. His work can be seen in many locations in […]

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Monday, May 4th, 2009 by

A (Fan) Tale of Two Cities

The Edinburgh Corn Exchange was rustic and agricultural. It was originally a building where farmers and merchants traded cereal grains. Such trade was common in towns and cities of Great Britain until the late 19th century.  As  trade became centralized in the 20th century many such buildings began to be used for other purposes such as meetings, banquets, and concerts. We arrived by train at the Slateford stop on the Scots Rail line between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverly stations. It was a two-minute walk to the venue and people were streaming in by foot from five different directions. In line waiting to pick up our tickets, we talked to […]

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Sunday, April 26th, 2009 by

Taking Hold in the U.K.

All learning experiences have two phases: taking in and taking hold. The easy part is to absorb and assimilate information; the tricky part, the dividing line between those who observe and those who do, is taking hold of all that has been learned and creating maximum results. David has now entered the second phase of his learning journey; he is taking hold of his destiny made evident by his performances the past two days in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland. He has wrapped his arms around the opportunities of his journey and he is making his first solo flights. Oh, yes, he still has his ground crew and he will vacillate somewhat […]

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 by

David and McFly – Up Close…

On April 21st, 2009, David will open for the McFly band as their “Special Guest” in the “Up Close…And This Time It’s Personal Tour” at Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, kicking off a 20-day tour at 14 venues in England and Scotland. Well accustomed to huge audiences in arenas around the world, McFly is touring this time in smaller venues to thank the band’s most loyal fans. Ticket price is about US$33. They describe who they are and a little about their pop-rock, pop-punk band (named after Marty McFly from the Back to the Future movie trilogy in the 1980s) on their MySpace page: Hi and welcome to […]

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 by

Zero Gravity

Tonight was exquisite after a year of listening and heart and soul and highs and lows with David. Tonight was zero gravity. Nothing held David down or back. He threw everything he was into every song. I cannot imagine what the last concert of this tour will be like. David is a perpetual motion machine when on stage and energy emanates from him whether he is Archustomping or perfectly still on his stool, and, it is just you and The Voice…and that momentum will grow with every concert. I sat and thought, now I know why I am on this journey…for this…for this…for the magic and music and […]

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 by

Virginia Beach – February 24, 2009

Page Contents: kizzi’s reflection- Zero Gravity Videos Thanks to Starrynites01 unless otherwise noted Zero Gravity Tonight was exquisite after a year of listening and heart and soul and highs and lows with David. Tonight was zero gravity. Nothing held David down or back. He threw everything he was into every song. I cannot imagine what the last concert of this tour will be like. David is a perpetual motion machine when on stage and energy emanates from him whether he is Archustomping or perfectly still on his stool, and, it is just you and The Voice…and that momentum will grow with every concert. I sat and thought, now I know why I am on this […]

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Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 by

David’s future: What does the crystal ball reveal?

Since no one really knows what David’s future looks like, and yet we all are so highly invested, it is important to understand the reason behind individual responses to “WHAT-IF?” At the heart of this is a shared commonality — we, every one of us, are deeply invested in David’s success. We love him. At the same time, we see the path to David’s success and the milestones to indicate progress through the varying lenses of personal perspective. Thus, we have diverging opinions when faced with uncertainty about the direction of David’s career. We also have varying emotional responses to the uncertainty. This is particularly disconcerting when we perceive that an […]

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