Canada has already celebrated our official Thanksgiving but yo don’t need a celebratory day to pause and express thanks for those people that you are thankful to have in your life. Sadly it’s too often a sideways turn, a close call, a tragic event that happens to a friend, that jolts us into the reality that we need to park any negative tendancies that often creep in and reflect on the positive.
For those taking the time to read this, one unifying factor that we can all agree we are extremely thankful for is the artistry of David Archuleta. Everyone has their own series of reasons to be a fan. Some of us can define them clearly, some of us cannot. Often there is an intangeable feeling, emotion, connection that can’t be put into words easily. I feel blessed and thankful to be able to travel for a live concert 5 year wait, thankful that there were no crises at work, my kids are independent enough to have me go, and wise and supportive enough to encourage me to go, and that I had good friends with which to share the experience (and LV accomodation ~ tx Lala). Those events are rejuvenating and reaffirming; and they provide clarity regarding those thankful intangeables. I’m thankful for family, good friends, great fellow MODs with Joanie, Kalei and DTF, good health, my country, my neighbours to the south, a challenging and exciting worklife and the continued ability to dream sky high.
And I’m thankful for all of you for coming here, supporting us and who have the patience of reading what we write. Add your thanks in comments. I promise you, it’s a good thing to type it out.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving all!
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A Family Love Letter
Read this all the way through. Wow, made me cry. On Thanksgiving, David shows his vulnerability through an instagram about how his siblings have supported him. And he lists what he sees as his faults in the process. No words here. David encourages us to make our own list of who we are thankful for. Let’s do it …
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It’s gonna be a HUGE event! It’s been sold out forever! The venue is massive! And it’s all David – Nathan Love!!!
DE JONG CONCERT HALL – HARRIS FINE ARTS CENTER (HFAC)
The Gerrit de Jong, Jr., Concert Hall is used for concerts of the major choral and instrumental organizations, musical theatre productions of the opera workshop, special lyceums, and official meetings of the college or University. It is also used for high-quality recordings and live film and television productions of musical events. The de Jong Concert Hall is beautifully designed, aesthetically and acoustically. Its seats are arranged in continental seating style with no center aisles. The stage is 94 feet across and 47 feet deep, with a tip that adds 10 feet for a total depth of 57 feet. A functional, handsome facility, it seats 1,268.
David Archuleta, Nathan Pacheco coming to BYU-Idaho Christmas Concert
David Archuleta and Nathan Pacheco will be the featured guest artists at this year’s annual Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the BYU-Idaho Center in Rexburg.
“A BYU-Idaho Christmas” will feature the BYU-Idaho Symphony Orchestra, Collegiate Singers, Concert Choir, Vocal Union and dancers from the College of Performing and Visual Arts.
“This will definitely be the largest Christmas concert ever held at BYU-Idaho,” said Don Sparhawk, coordinator of the Center Stage Performing Arts Series. “More than 11,000 tickets have already been sold in the 15,000-seat venue.”
Sparhawk said the concert will feature a variety of Christmas music, ranging from holiday favorites to hymns and carols. Archuleta and Pacheco will also sing their duet of “The Prayer,” which has been very popular on YouTube.
Archuleta became a pop star when he was just 16. In 2008 more than 30 million television viewers fell in love with his angelic voice and their 44 million votes made him runner-up in Season 7 of “American Idol.”
He has a popular Christmas album entitled “Christmas from the Heart” and was featured in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas concert in 2010.
Pacheco is a classically trained tenor who has a passion for reaching out and uplifting people through music. “Introducing Nathan Pacheco” and “Christmas with Nathan Pacheco” began airing on PBS in 2012, and he was featured in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Pioneer Day concert in 2013. He also was featured in the BYU-Idaho Christmas concert three years ago.
Tickets for the concert are $15 for the general public and $10 for BYU-Idaho students. They are available online at www.byui.edu/tickets or on school days from the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office (208-496-3170), located inside the University Store in the Manwaring Center.
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Chad Truman Thanksgiving Funk!
A few years old, but still clever. Will you and your family be dancing like this?
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Indianapolis Tickets for Sale!
We received this note, great tickets for sale!
My name is Brett. I purchased two tickets for me and my girlfriend to David’s christmas concert that will be at the Pike Performing Arts Center in Indianapolis on Monday, November 28th. Unfortunately we can’t go anymore so hope to sell the tickets below.
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