It All Started With This Show

When I first started this blog, my first posts were about Dancing with the Stars. Now season 24 is about to start. 

So like I’ve done in the past. I will post all of the stars and their partners. 

Then I will be my early-bird pick to win the mirror trophy. And who I think needs to be voted off first. 

Throughout the season, I will post me mini-review of the show and my favorite song(s) from the night. 

So, here’s to Season 24. 


(In no particular order)

Simone Biles Olympic gymnast Sasha Farber


Bonner Bolton Model & bull rider Sharna Burgess


Charo Actress, comedian & singer Keoikantse Motsepe


Erika Jayne Singer & reality television star Gleb Savchenko


Rashad Jennings NFL running back Emma Slater


Chris Kattan Actor & comedian Witney Carson


Nancy Kerrigan Former Olympic figure skater Artem Chigvintsev


Normani Kordei Fifth Harmony singer Valentin Chmerkovskiy


Heather Morris Glee actress & dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy


David Ross Former MLB catcher Lindsay Arnold


Mr. T Actor & former wrestler Kym Johnson


Nick Viall The Bachelor star Peta Murgatroyd


My early-bird pick to win the mirror trophy…

Simone Biles Olympic gymnast Sasha Farber

Will see if my pick changes after I watch the show Monday night. 

R.I.P. Chuck Berry

Another music icon has passed away. 

Revolutionary blues singer Chuck Berry, often referred to as the “poet laureate” and “father” of rock ‘n’ roll, died Saturday (March 18) at the age of 90.

Here are some of his classic songs. 

  1. Sweet Little Sixteen
  2. Memphis
  3. School Days
  4. Maybellene
  5. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  6. Johnny B. Goode
  7. Rock and Roll Music
  8. Roll Over Beethoven


Here is on of my favorite Chuck Berry song. 

Elvis Lives

The other night I went to the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio to see “Elvis Lives.”

Elvis LIVES is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis Presley’s life. His iconic style, embraced by many of today’s artists, continues to intrigue audiences of all generations. The show features champions and finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, a full, on-stage band, and even an “Ann-Margret” joining in on a “Viva Las Vegas” segment! audiences “Can’t Help Falling In Love”® with this phenomenal theatrical concert experience.

I had a great seat, Left Orchestra Center, Row B, Seat 101 on the aisle. 

The show was amazing. It was the story of Elvis through the years. 

My favorite part of the night was when “The Movie Years” Elvis sang my All-time favorite Elvis song… “If I Could Dream.” 

Here are some pictures I took and the cast of the show (taken from the website: http://www.elvislivestour.com. 


DEAN Z , THE EARLY YEARS & THE COMEBACK SPECIAL

2013 Winner Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Contest​​

Dean has dedicated his entire life to honoring the legacy of Elvis Aaron Presley, the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” From his early days in Lancaster, California, to stages across the globe, he has repeatedly shown why he is one of the best in the business today. Dean became an accomplished musician during his youth and took off for Las Vegas, at 17. Throughout the next 13 years, Dean performed in Vegas, and has paid tribute to “The Memphis Flash” in Japan, Australia, Norway, Denmark, England, across Canada and the United States. Dean soon earned a spot with the World’s Greatest Live Tribute Show, “Legends in Concert,” and in 2007, began headlining the show in Branson, Missouri, where he currently performs two shows a day. After competing against 500 performers from around the world, Dean was named the 2013 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ in Memphis during “Elvis Week” in a contest sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.


JAY DUPUIS , THE MOVIE YEARS

2014 Winner Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Contest

Jay was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Growing up in a house where his father was a professional musician made it very easy for Jay to follow in his dads footsteps. At the early age of three, his mom put on a record of Elvis Presley singing ‘Hound Dog’. As he listened, his eyes lit up and his hips started to move as he smiled with excitement. Begging his mom to play it over and over, Jay became a huge fan of the King of Rock ‘n Roll. At the age of 4, Jay got his first taste of live performing, he would put on white pants and a white dress shirt to mimic a jumpsuit, flip up his collar, pretend he was Elvis and put on shows in his parents living room for family and friends. Elvis has always been one of the biggest influences in his life and entertaining career. Jay has read extensively about Elvis’ life, studying Elvis’ performances, movies and singing style. He considers being an Elvis tribute artist a true blessing and a great honor to pay tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time. Jay was recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprises as the best Elvis tribute artist in the world of 2014 and is honored to hold the 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist World Championship.


BILL CHERRY, THE CONCERT YEARS

2009 Winner Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

Bill Cherry is the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner from 2009. The Collinsville, Ill. native is the son of a Pentecostal minister, which helped develop Cherry’s deep-rooted love of southern gospel music at a young age. A life-long fan of Elvis Presley, Cherry has been keeping the King of Rock n’ Roll’s memory and music alive since 1989. With his award-winning performances specializing in the concert years, Cherry has entertained and touched the hearts of countless fans. “Performing a tribute to the greatest entertainer the world has ever known is a dream come true,” said Cherry.

I’m so glad I went to see the show. 

Long Live Elvis. 

I Smell Cake*

Saw this posted on Facebook this afternoon. 


Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Dead at 76

Just days after being hospitalized for exhaustion, the incomparable vocalist passed away in Los Angeles.

Here is one of his songs that I liked, “Boogie Down” from 1983. 

R.I.P. and thank you for your music. 

Side Note:

* My brother, Joe and I would always say this to each other after someone famous died.
“I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian

“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.’s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it.

Song of the Day

I was going through my music library on my iPhone and here is one of the songs that I have.  

I remember when I first heard this song on “Family Ties.”


“At This Moment” is a song that was first recorded by Billy Vera & The Beaters in 1981 during a string of performances at the Roxy in West Hollywood (January 15–17) and featured on their self-titled live album, Billy and the Beaters, released that year on the American subsidiary of Japan’s Alfa Records.

Then, when the song was included on several episodes of the NBC sitcom Family Ties during the 1985-86 season as the love song associated with Alex P. Keaton (played by Michael J. Fox) and his girlfriend Ellen Reed (played by Tracy Pollan, whom Fox eventually married in real life), the exposure renewed interest in the song. 
From Wikipedia.com

I just love this song. 

Great Song

Saw a post on Facebook…

“Pretty In Pink” turns 30 years old. The post was from 2016. 

And this song from the movie was the video attached. 

Jon Cryer who played Duckies is featured singing and dancing to the classic Otis Reading song “Try A Little Tenderness.”

Not only is that a great song, but snaps to Jon Cryer for his version of the song. 

Song of the Day

Walking in Memphis” (1991) by Marc Cohn.


I like this song for many reasons.I like how it sounds. There is just something about Marc Cohn’s voice… 

Also, Memphis is my 1/2 way spot for my family and friends to meet me of they want to. 

Since I live in Texas and for my friends in Michigan, Memphis would be a great place to meet.

I hope that I will be able to meet one if my friends there some time next year. 

So, whenever I hear this song, I will be thinking of my family and friends who I might get to visit with  

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