David Archuleta ~ Traveling Tuesday & Smoked Meatloaf Update! Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day! David Visits Porto’s! Gracie Gets Emoji Response, Plane Delay Payoff, Happy Birthday at Sacramento VIP, Get Ready for the New Album! 2017 Musings

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TUESDAY 01/17/17 UPDATE:

He’s a Travelin’ Man

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David’s IG was busy today as he posted two updates! 

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?

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!

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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. Screen Shot 2017-01-15 at 11.08.17 PM 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!

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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!

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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!

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The PAYOFF!

The PAYOFF!

Another Traveler Meets David

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Birthday Memories

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!

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Nice Hat!

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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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– Shelley’s CD Shelf

- Shelley's CD WALL!

– Shelley’s CD WALL!

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2017 Musings

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)

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David Archuleta~ Bring on the New Music and Moments of #2017~ FOD “Vacay” Continues, A Little Catchin’ Up with @DavidArchie on IG and some @Scotthamilton84 Inspiration, Crush at 60+ Million! Scott Hamilton Tweets a Reply!

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 The Music Scene in #2017 is Looking Good!

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It Will Also Be Sounding Good…

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So Sweetly Good!!

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Here’s to The New Music and Moments in #2017!

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Thursday Updates 1-12-17

Speaking of “sweetly good,” David shared a suuuuper sweet little IG story treat late Wednesday evening! Oh my…. do I see a “sugar crash” up ahead? And once again, David’s emoji use is en pointe!! :D

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Windish Agency Officially Folds into Paradigm

Thanks David (DFT) our fb CEO/MOD who spotted this change on David’s Windish page on Tuesday. When you google David Archuleta on Windish, you are now linked to the Paradigm Talent Agency Site. Click on music and then on the search tab and type in David’s name. His picture and additional links/icons are there also. No shows or tour info is listed here, but we’ll be on the lookout for additional information. This takeover/merge  by Paradigm began in 2015 so it’s not entirely “new” news, but it is a further change implemented by Paradigm.

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The following article (announcement) explains: 

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Following Paradigm’s partnerships with AM Only and The Windish Agency, the latter two agencies will now formally be renamed as Paradigm Talent Agency. AM Only has collaborated with Paradigm since 2012 and Windish since 2015. Paradigm will continue to work with London-based CODA Agency, its European partner. This renaming is not unexpected — it follows a move in November when Paradigm, AM Only and Windish joined in combined office space in New York. CLICK HERE for the entire article.

For an additional article on the continued move and acquisition by Paradigm, head to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

You can also read about it on Billboard. 

David did mention in his New Year’s IG post that there would be new changes in his life both in career and personally, so maybe this could be one things related? CLICK HERE to read Paradigm’s purpose in the “About” section.

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Tuesday Update~

Speaking of New Adventures~David checks in from Mexico!!!

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David seems so happy as he’s checking in from the Ruins of Paquime in Mexico! A nice little getaway with “special people” to begin the New Year!!! I think we need to see it again!!

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Catching up~ Just a few things to post ICYMI!

Nothing is “Betta”  than David’s Witty IG stories!!! Thank you, Shanelle, for capturing this for us!

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David Shares Scott Hamilton’s Wisdom and “I am Second” video

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Scott Hamilton is such an incredible inspiration. Along with being a phenomenal athlete/skater and humanitarian, he has battled and triumphed over cancer a few times over while crediting his wife and faith as his true rocks of support. * CLICK HERE* to learn more about the “I am Second” movement, a Christian based movement in which individuals share how they place themselves “second” to Christ.
And since David shared a video of Scott with us, I must as well. His skating performances which bubbled with character, charisma, immense energy, skills, and joy topped off with his signature backflip, always left me on my feet clapping and in awe! Here’s one of my favorites. He was 36 at the time!!! Enjoy! :)

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Update! (Tuesday evening) Scott Hamilton Responds!!!

*Thank you. @rhiminee for the quick catch and heads up on twitter! :) *

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Let’s hope they are able to have a little reunion soon! :) CLICK HERE to visit our posts from the Kaleidoscope filming date.

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This Crush Ain’t Goin’ Awayyyy  >60 mil Views! screen-shot-2017-01-09-at-8-17-36-am

Thank you, Pastel for the great “heads up” last night with this news! David’s CRUSH video has surpassed the 60 million views mark!! Classic, unforgettable, forever relatable, and always brings back those sweeeeet memories of David showcasing his “first baby!!” Let’s continue the celebration of +60 Mil and give it some more love in views today!! It continues to receive some great comments from YT visitors. Here are a few:

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Our little January Vacay Week Continues~

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We continue our little mini site “vacay” this week.  As David has shared in the past,  things are slow in the music world in January~ but no worries, if there is news to share, we’re close by!!

Ending today with another spectacular pic from Shelley and also “Numb” because it’s such a wonderful video and I’m dreaming of that new album coming this Spring!!

David Archuleta ~ Christmas Tour 2016 credit Shelley

David Archuleta ~ Christmas Tour 2016 credit Shelley

Wishing everyone a great week~ be happy and think warm thoughts, and here’s hoping you won’t be dealing with more of “this” in the week ahead! ;)

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