David Archuleta ~ Saturday Songwriting, Win Free Tix To Rexburg! Tix For All David Concerts, Myrtle Beach Memories, Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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#Songwriting #newmusic

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The hashtags that set the fandom on fire! David is working on #newmusic and shared a pic from a songwriting session he had with Nashville song writers Katie Herzig & Cason Cooley.  Apparently these two run in the same circle as another Nashville songwriter – Trent Dabbs – who suggested that David write a song about his feelings instead of giving up on music, and thus Numb was born! We love you Nashville!

His smiley face and Pac-Man tshirt – he’s too much, just too much!

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David seems to be thriving in the busy Nashville music scene, and it looks like a new album may be just around the corner! Fingers crossed that we’ll hear more of his #newmusic soon!

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Win Tix To Rexburg!

There’s still time to get tix to Rexburg!  Enter to win today! Winner will be announced on May 31st!

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Get Your Concert Tix Today!

David from Texas (DFT) took to Twitter to remind fans that there are still tix available to David’s upcoming concerts! For those of you who have waited until the last minute, grab your tix now, before they’re GOING, GOING, GONE!

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Hoping that David premiers a new song or two at these upcoming events!  Let us know which ones you plan to attend – and if you can share pics, vids & stories – thank you in advance!

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Myrtle Beach Memories

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Look back to Memorial Day Weekend 2011 – a balmy summer night under the stars and David is in fine vocal form as he drops some new covers on the fandom! Everybody Wants To Rule the World, Blackbird and Gotta Get Through This – ahhh memories!

Here’s a playlist of selected vids used for the Virtual Myrtle Beach concert presented by FOD via U-stream back in 2013.

Myrtle Beach Memories – 05/28/11 (via: fansofdavidvideos)

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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Wishing you all a weekend filled with family, friends and food! Fire up the grill and crank up the ArchuTunes and honor all those who have served to protect our freedom.

Summer is officially here!  Time for fun in the sun!

God Bless America – Constitution Fair (credit: YouCanCallMeTina)

Joanie will be here next week with her amazing posts, so please drop by and see what’s new in ArchuLand!

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David Archuleta ~ Thursday Update: Nashville Tribute Band Event Tix Available Now! Jeff LeBlanc in SoCal, Chewbacca Mom’s Story, Steven Robinson Featured – Wise Words Wednesday: #garbanzobeans #notchickpeas Hummus! Words of Wisdom, Chewbacca Mask Continued…, New Chapman Vids, KMB’s Audio Playlist, Fun Fan Finds

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Thursday Update 05/26/15

Nashville Tribute Band – Tix Available

Free tix are available for reservation now!  Sign up for a maximum of 6 tickets per person to be picked up at Will Call 90 minutes prior to the show!  David is one of the featured artists, and Marie Osmond will also be there.  Plan your trip to Idaho now!

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When you reserve your tix, you’ll get this message!

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Bluedots (Marcella) did a great lyric video to the song David sings on The Redeemer album:

When The Son of Man (Comes Again) – (credit: bluedots)

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Jeff LeBlance In SoCal!

SoCal Archies grab your buddies and head for one or both of these concerts with Jeff LeBlanc!  Get your tix today!

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Waiting on the World to Change (credit: Jeff LeBlanc)

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Steven Robinson – ArchuBand!

Who remembers the season of the ArchuBand? That awesome group that toured with David on the epic MKOC Tour! Steven Robinson was the drummer extraordinaire who taught David some tricks with the sticks for his awesome performance of Little Drummer Boy!

Steven was recently featured in an article where he mentions touring with David! He’s now on tour with Selena Gomez on her world wide Revival tour! The Selena tour might be bigger, but if you watch the vid below, there will never be a tour that is more FUN than the MKOC Tour with David Archuleta!

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Little Drummer Boy – SLC (credit: 8throwcenter)

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Enter For 2 Free Tix to Rexburg!

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That’s a wrap for the Thursday update post. Hope everyone who wants to attend gets tix for the Nashville Tribute Band Redeemer show!  Jeff LeBlanc puts on a great show – so if you’re in SoCal, try to go see him!

Have a great rest of the week!

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Homemade Hummus! 

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David rocked it old school and used a fork to make homemade hummus! Love the hashtags, though I must admit I was a bit confused, because I thought garbanzo beans and chickpeas are the same thing!  Let’s hit up Google and check it out!

Difference Between Garbanzo Beans and Chickpeas

Garbanzo beans and chickpeas are the same plant, or specifically, the same legume. Like many plants, garbanzo beans and chickpeas are just one of the various names and layman’s terms of the Cicer arietinum. Cicer arietinum belongs to the plant kingdom, Magnoliophyta division, Magnoliopsida class, Fabales order, Fabaceae family and subfamily Faboideae. The plant’s genus is Cicer.

The common names for this species are ceci bean, India pea, Bengal gram, or Egyptian pea. The garbanzo bean or chickpea is one of the world’s earliest crops. It was cultivated from the ancient times by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.

The etymology of “chickpea” comes from the Latin word “cicer.” “Cicer” evolved into the Anglo-French “chiche” to the English “chich.” From “chich” it evolved into “chich pea” to its modern form “chickpea.”

“Garbanzo,” on the other hand, is Spanish in origin and was first used in 1759. The term is derived form the Old Spanish “garroba” or “algarroba” and of Old Spanish “arvanço.”

Though referring to the same species, “chickpea” is often the common name used for English-speaking people while “garbanzo” is used by Spanish-speaking people. In a nation with both languages present, the names might be used interchangeably.

Two types of garbanzo beans or chickpeas are known, the Kabuli and the Desi. The Kabuli means from Kabul. It has a light color with large seeds as well as a smooth coat. It also has a uniform size and a round shape. This type is often cultivated in Northern Africa, Europe, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Chile.

The second type, the Desi (means local or native) is almost the opposite of the Kabuli. It is small, dark with a rough coat. It is cultivated in India, Ethiopia, Mexico, and Iran. Unlike the other type of chickpea or garbanzo bean, the desi has a thicker seed coat which contains a higher concentration of nutrients, specifically antioxidants like quercetin, kaempferol and myricetin. The desi is also richer in fiber and belongs to the group of foods which has a low glycemic index.

As a versatile legume, it is a staple ingredient in many Middle Eastern and Indian dishes. It is also an excellent source of zinc, folate, protein, and dietary fiber. It also has a good measure of minerals like phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. The plant also contributes additional health benefits. It can improve the diet and satiety. Its consumption can lead to less intake of processed foods and food in general which decreases a person’s calorie intake. It is a good source of carbohydrates for diabetes and can contribute to better control of blood sugar.

Chickpeas also give some unique antioxidants and are also good for the colon. They also improve blood/fat regulation, lower the levels of LDL cholesterol which can decrease an individual’s chances of cardiovascular disease. Chickpeas or garbanzo beans are mainly produced by India, Pakistan, Turkey, Australia, Iran, Myanmar, Canada, Ethiopia, Mexico, and Iraq.

Both types are available to use in either canned or dried form. The dried form needs soaking in water for a night before using in cooking while the canned version can be used immediately. Aside from preparations, another difference between the two is that the dried beans have hulls that need to be removed before using while the canned beans have their hulls removed in the factory.

Summary:

1.Garbanzo beans and chickpeas are the same thing. They are both common names for a plant specie named Cicer arietinum. Because they are the same plant and entity, they share the same scientific classification, uses, types, and other identifying characteristics.

2.The term “garbanzo bean” is used as a common name by Spanish-speaking or Latin people. Meanwhile, the term “chickpea” is used by English-speaking people.
3.Both “chickpea” and “garbanzo” have different etymologies. “Chickpea” is a term that descended from the English language while the term “garbanzo” came from the Spanish language.

Well, there you go – probably more information than you ever wanted to know about this legume that is the basis for hummus!  I saw many responses to David where fans said they had never tried hummus before, so here’s an easy recipe to try!

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Now it’s time for a hummus party! Looks like the celebration is happening at Eileen’s (@taterzen’s) house!  We may use potatoes lol! #BYOF – bring your own fork!

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Words of Wisdom 

David had been tweeting and posting on Instagram a LOT lately!  It’s been fun to experience David & Kari’s adventures through their photos & videos – almost like being there!  David’s recent tweets were thought provoking – maybe even a bit confusing for some fans – what did you think? Did you reply?

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Chewbacca Mask Continued…..

David tweeted about the viral video Candace Payne posted when she joyfully demonstrated her Chewbacca Mask purchase – and we all got a great laugh from watching it! Well Candace’s adventure continued with a trip with James Corden in her hilarious version of Carpool Karaoke!

Chewbacca Mom Takes James Corden to Work (credit: The Late Late Show with James Corden)

Chewbacca Mom Gets a Surprise… (credit:The Late Late Show with James Corden)

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Chapman Baccalaureate Vids 

Some new vids have surfaced! These are awesome!

He Lives In You (credit: Kristen Baldoz)

My Little Prayer (credit: Kristen Baldoz)

Be Still My Soul (credit: Kristen Baldoz)

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KMB Shares Her Audio Playlist 

KMB who shared her wonderfully detailed experience at the Cincinnati TOFW event  hearing David sing live for the first time, also shared her audio playlist!  The vocals are amazing!

Cincinnati TOFW 2016 (My Live Audio) – (credit: Kirsten Barraclough)

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Fun Fan Finds

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- Happy Birthday Londyloo! Credit- Brooke White

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- Concert Tix going FAST!

– Concert Tix going FAST!

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Who’s hungry for hummus? I love when David shares pics from his everyday life – especially when it’s a food tweet!  Concert tickets are selling fast!  Next up is Rexburg – there are still a few tickets left, so grab ‘em while you can!

What a lot of fans were thinking when they saw David’s hummus post:

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