David Archuleta ~Sweet Sunday Serenity, March Moves In, David Shares a Little Nico & Vinz, Kari Clarifies, A Puzzle For Sunday


 Sunday Sweetness 

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quote if you get the inside right on the inside

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David “Channels”  Nico and Vinz

tweet david quote be aware of what you've got... powerful gratitude

Yesterday David tweeted a great quote that is actually listed as it’s own 15 second spoken  track (#9) on Nico and Vinz’s Black Star Elephant album!  The quote, which included David’s “#gratitude hashtag” emphasizes how feeling grateful strengthens and empowers the mind. Click below if you’d like to hear track samples from their cd. Their track “Am I Wrong” (below) was wildly popular in 2014 and it was followed up with their latest release ” In Your Arms.”

Nico and vanz Black Star Elephant
You can listen to “Am I Wrong” below!

Now “Am I Wrong” in thinking that David was listening to Nico and Vinz when he decided to share the quote? Who knows~ but it’s a good album soooo I’m hoping “yes he is was!”

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Kari Answers ACDA Appearance Question

Kari popped onto Twitter yesterday to answer Margy’s question regarding  David and the ACDA convention this weekend.

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Despite seeing David’s name float around announcements regarding this convention,  it was not posted on his OS; what’s posted there as far as events go, is what’s on “David’s Calendar.”

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A Lovely “A Thousand Miles” on Sunday~

Today’s Sweet Sunday DA music selection is from David’s concert in Myrtle Beach 2011. David sang “A Thousand Miles” many times and in many places over the past 8 years; this particular ATM performance was a favorite of mine. Softly stated and heartfelt with a special “beachy vibe” all its own, this ATM is all kinds of lovely!  Thanks to Nancy for her close-up vid from the night.

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A Sweet and Glorious Little Sunday Puzzle

Ending this  Sunday post with with a little sweetness in puzzle form. Click below to head to Jigsaw Planet to solve. Enjoy your day, everyone; Mary Lou will be back tomorrow. :) Click below to play. Pieces are rotated using your mouse. Have fun!

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David Archuleta ~ Friday Fun! Color Controversy? Pop Culture, Glorioso, RSO Pathway of Hope, J-14 Article Translation, Celebrating Our ArchuArtists, Choir Concert 2015


…I drew a little picture

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UPDATE:  Saturday, February 28, 2015

Kylie’s Contest:  Win a Set of Her Original Drawings from DRA!

Don’t Run Away (credit: davidarchuletaVEVO)

Well this contest couldn’t be more timely!  Yesterday we featured David drawings from many of our talented ArchuArtists, and Kylie (aka missmuffin90) was one of them! Kylie spent many hours hand illustrating, in her words, stacks of papers that would become the amazing music video for Don’t Run Away.

In anticipation of the 1 millionth view for DRA, Kylie is sponsoring a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a lucky fan to own a set of original drawings from the video! As I write this, the current view count is 901,315…. when will it hit 1 million???  Enter today!!

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Who wants to play a game?

It’s still surreal that I got to be part of this music video. It’s hard to believe it actually happened until I look back at that stack of papers and remember the hours of sitting on my living room floor, drawing, tracing, scanning, editing, and fitting to music. It was worth every hand cramp.

It’s even more surreal that it’s been viewed over 900,000 times now (but who’s counting?). This definitely isn’t something I could have done on my own. I could never ask for a more supportive and rad group of friends in the world. Thank you for everything!

So I’ve decided to give away a set of the drawings in the video to whoever can most closely guess the day it will hit a million views. If you wanna play the game, just post the date in the comments below (e.g. “July 15th, 2015,” “November 30th, 3052″, etc.). The game ends in one month. As soon as the video reaches a million, I’ll send the winner a private message and we’ll work out the details :-)

‪#‎DA2015‬ ‪#‎DontRunAway‬ ‪#‎MayTheOddsBeEverInYourFavor‬‪ #‎ExceptInALessMurderousWay‬

To enter your guess on Kylie’s FB:  CLICK HERE

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Live Long And Prosper


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From The New York Times online:

Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.

“Star Trek,” which had its premiere on NBC on Sept. 8, 1966, made Mr. Nimoy a star. Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the franchise, called him “the conscience of ‘Star Trek’ ” — an often earnest, sometimes campy show that employed the distant future (as well as some special effects that appear primitive by today’s standards) to take on social issues of the 1960s.

Read the article & see vids:  CLICK HERE


I’m not a super fan of Star Trek, but I do love watching the re-runs of this classic TV show that encouraged us to Boldly go where no man has gone before…  I enjoyed the sense of adventure it promised as the crew of the Enterprise explored the vastness of space and taught us that despite our differences, we can all learn to get along.

The Trekkie fandom is legendary – the fan devotion spans age, culture and language – and that is something we can definitely relate to!

#RIPLeonardNimoy – you are now forever among the stars.

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Pam Pike’s Blog – Roots Tech 2015

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MoTab Inducted Into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame

- click to read the Deseret News article

– click to read the Deseret News article

Hoping that David performs at this event as was advertised earlier this year – if you’re attending today, let us know!

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Fun Finds

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– collage credit Mary Dee

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– credit Allen Grace

- Mexico premier of Meet the Mormons

– Mexico premier of Meet the Mormons

That’s a wrap for this Saturday update!  Hope we get some word if David performs today!  Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

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White & Gold or Blue & Black?

- Pics from American Idol

– Pics from American Idol

Do not adjust your monitors!  Colors may appear differently depending on which photo you’re looking at! I’m not sure what that #DressMess controversy was all about, but David sure looks great in any color combination!

CLICK HERE to check out the dress controversy that went viral.

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Pop Culture

David’s epic Lip Sync Battle was featured in the Deseret News as one of the 16 Pop Culture Moments from 2014-15:

Lip Sync Battle (credit: Jennifer Day)

The “American Idol” runner-up and one of the most popular Mormons ever, Archuleta has been performing like crazy, including being one of the star performers (along with many YouTube stars including The Piano Guys) in the world’s largest Nativity in Provo this past December.

The singer recently performed with BYU’s popular sketch comedy group Studio C in quite an epic lip-sync battle at the 2015 RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City.

David’s part starts at about 3:25 – and he really gets into those jumps! I love at the end when you see the giant VICTORY! on the screen :-)

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Here’s a beautiful cover of Glorious in Spanish!  The harmonies are just lovely! (hint hint David!)

Glorioso (credit: ElenyiMusic)

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Remembering RSO Pathway of Hope

RSO posted this #TBT pic on their FB:



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J-14 Article Translation

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– click to go to the article

Thanks to Bethany Crisp for providing an English translation of this article on our FOD Facebook!

J14 translation

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I’ve seen some wonderful sketches of David posted recently on twitter and FB, so I thought we’d take a look at some of the artwork done by our talented Archies over the years – it never fails to amaze me that there is so much talent and creativity in this fandom! This is just a small sample of the many beautiful works of art featuring David as the inspiration – please continue sharing your talents with us!


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- new hair did! credit JPaleFOD

– new hair did! credit JPaleFOD

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– In progress – credit JPaleFOD

- click to visit JPaleFOD's ArchuGallery

– click to visit JPaleFOD’s ArchuGallery on IG

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– credit Juan Morales


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– Heaven – credit missmuffin90 (aka Kylie)

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– credit missmuffin90 (aka Kylie)

- credit missmuffin90 (aka Kylie)

– credit missmuffin90 (aka Kylie)

Some of Kylie’s prints are available for purchase at her gallery: CLICK HERE

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Wishing everyone a terrific TGIF!  The week went by fast! Hope all of you stuck in cold weather stay safe and warm!  Spring will be here soon- so get ready to set your clocks ahead in March!  David is back in Nashville – hopefully doing more writing and recording!

The 2015 American Choral Directors Association National Conference will take place tomorrow in Utah, and initially it was advertised that David would be participating, however, the more recent articles do not mention David.  If anyone is attending, please let us know if David performs!  CLICK HERE for latest article.

Closing with David’s Myrtle Beach performance of EWTRTW – back tomorrow with the Saturday update!

Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Myrtle Beach (credit: 8throwcenter)

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