You may say I’m a dreamer…
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TUESDAY 01/17/17 UPDATE:
He’s a Travelin’ Man
David’s IG was busy today as he posted two updates!
— Omar Medrano (@omarmedrano) January 17, 2017
WOW! Smoked Meatloaf!
Some things change, but some things will forever stay the same – like David’s love for food and his love for sharing that love with us on social media! I’ve never heard of smoked meatloaf, but it sounds yummy! Anyone have a recipe to share?
— rhiminee (@rhiminee) January 17, 2017
Thanks to @rhiminee for saving this IG story for the archives before it went poof!
Wishing everyone a Terrific Tuesday! Those of you facing inclement weather stay dry and warm!
And the world will live as one…
Today is a holiday for many – unfortunately, it’s not one for me – but for those of you enjoying the third day of your three-day weekend, I hope you are all having a fantastic time! Today we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream that still lives on today in all of us. For everyone who chooses kindness, when we reach out a hand to help the less fortunate and when we stand together to oppose hatred, bigotry and intolerance in all its forms, we are all living that dream. May we all live to see the day when the world will truly live as one. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on the third Monday in January. Martin Luther King Jr.(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of American progressivism. Hundreds of streets in the U.S. have been renamed in his honor. A gifted and friendly student, King attended Morehouse College where he earned a BA in sociology. Combining a passion for racial equality with a rediscovered spirituality, King then attended Crozer Theological Seminary following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps earning a Bachelors of Divinity. Shortly after he completed his Ph.D. in theology at Boston University in 1955 a 42-year-old Rosa Parks (See Rosa Parks Day which is observed December 1) refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. The opportunity for the NAACP to bring their civil rights efforts to the forefront was before them, and King was chosen to lead the successful city-wide boycott of the Montgomery transit system. Just over a year later, King along with over 60 other ministers and activists founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Together they coordinated non-violent protests and gave a voice to the young civil rights movement. Through the next twelve years, King would be influential in organizing marches, sit-ins and political rallies for civil rights. During a 1963 March on Washington, D.C. for Jobs and Freedom, King spoke before more than 200,000 regarding the challenges African Americans face. His “I Have a Dream” speech has gone down in many history books as one of the greatest speeches ever given. Brutally honest, a call for action and a vision of hope, King’s speech resonated throughout the nation. In early 1964, during a march outside Selma when 1,500 men and women were met by a wall of state troopers, King lead the marchers in prayer successfully avoiding any confrontation with authorities. On July 2, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. That same year, King became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for his unswerving work in the Civil Rights Movement. In early 1965, Selma, Alabama became the center of the Civil Rights movement when new voting rights legislation was introduced in Congress that would ban literacy tests, mandate federal oversight where tests were administered and would give the U.S. attorney general the duty of challenging the use of poll taxes for state and local elections. Televised violence in February of that year resulted in the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson. King’s presence and President Johnson’s support of the marchers helped bring peace. Throughout the next month, marchers continued between Selma and Montgomery. Congress Passed the Voting Rights Act in August of that year. Author, speaker, father, theologian, activist, King was assassinated by James Earl Ray on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee while giving a speech at a sanitation workers’ strike. President Johnson called for peace in the wave of riots and violence that followed, referring to King as the “apostle of nonviolence.” * * * * *
David Visited Portos!
David must have been in California because he posted an IG story from inside Porto’s – that amazing bakery that he loves! Many fans have also visited Porto’s and reported back that it lives up to the hype! Look how busy it is! Thanks to @DavidUniverse for capturing the IG story for the archives before it went poof!
— David Archuleta Fans (@DavidUniverse) January 15, 2017
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Emoji Response for Gracie
Gracie tweets covers of songs on #minicoverMonday and last Monday she posted her cover of Numb! It was a really cool take on David’s song, and David responded with a string of emojis!
#minicoverMonday of #Numb by @davidarchie loved this song from the 1st moment David played it on tour!! #davidarchuleta #musicmonday #cover pic.twitter.com/ITiGWV7Sb8 — gracie schram (@gracieschram) January 9, 2017
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Plane Delay? No Problem!
For most people a plane delay is a frustrating experience – something to be avoided at all costs right? Unless you’re Abigail, and you happen to be on the same plane with David Archuleta!
Another Traveler Meets David
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At the Sacramento VIP we passed out birthday hats to everyone for a surprise sing-along of Happy Birthday to David! Kari got the band to accompany us, and there was a cake and balloons brought by another fan! After we sang to David, he announced that it was Bobbie’s “the drummer” birthday THAT DAY! So we all sang another round of Happy Birthday and David and Bobbie wore birthday hats to celebrate!
Here’s a short snippet of the end of the group birthday song!
Happy Birthday Song – Sacramento VIP 12/23/16 (via: fansofdavidvideos)
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Where Is That New Album?
As we all wait impatiently for David’s new album to drop, I’ve been spending my time enjoying all of the music David has already given us, and it’s easy to get lost in the vortex! Add all the You Tube vids, and before you know it, the entire day is gone!
Shelley is totally prepared for the new album!
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What a year 2016 has been! Releasing new songs like Numb and My Little Prayer, going to countries in the Balkans, Taiwan and China, riding a fighter jet for my first time, more concerts including ending with a Christmas tour, and many other moments that have been life changing for me this year makes me conclude with 2016 being one of the most special and exciting times of my life! I am so looking forward to what 2017 holds with new changes both in my career and personally. Here's to another year everyone! Happy New Year!! #happynewyear #2016 #2017
David posted this collage on New Year’s Day – it was a pictorial look back at some of the highlights of 2016 while looking forward to everything that 2017 will bring! He specifically mentioned:
“I am so looking forward to what 2017 holds with new changes both in my career and personally.”
Fans have had fun guessing what these changes might be! Everything from joining a new label, to moving back to Utah, to trying a new hairstyle! What do you think? Share your guesses with us in comments and we’ll see which ones come true!
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Pics to Share
Shelley continues to share pics from various concerts and they are all so good! I’ll share some with you all here! Thanks Shelley!
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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted – traveling to Christmas concerts and enjoying a nice vacay has been relaxing, but we’re back and raring to go! I’ll have some memories of the Costa Mesa and Sacramento shows to share later this week!
Winter still holds much of the country in its icy grip – so everyone stay warm and safe! Hope you all enjoy MLK Jr. Day!
Here’s Imagine from David – a great way to celebrate the holiday!
Imagine – BYU Spectacular 10/09/15 (credit: ShelleyFOD)