Ok, so even though I am “trapped” in Europe, there are still a lot of great things about this trip.
1. I am staying in a nice B&B where there is internet, my dance partner, and Juan & Sharon.
2. We are within walking distance to a dance studio that has mirrors and sound systems in the various rooms, and there is time during the day we can use it.
3. Because I have internet access, I have had the resources to work on my website. Yeah!!
4. I found some great videos online:
Lin Yu Chun Sings Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’
Wow-e-wow-wow. This is made better by the fact that his hair is so awful! But man, what a voice!
Beyonce singing “At Last” for the Obama’s first dance.
This makes me proud to be an American. I showed this clip to Juan and I was in tears afterwards. Beyonce is wickedly talented, has a stunning voice, and is singing live for the US’ first black president. What an outstanding moment in history (and entertainment).
On a completely different note, the Best DUI Ever!
Synopsis: A reinvention of the original Oscar-winning hit film, Fame follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame…the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work.
In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, plagued by self-doubt, each student’s passion will be put to the test. In addition to their artistic goals, they have to deal with everything else that goes along with high school, a tumultuous time full of schoolwork, deep friendships, budding romance, and self-discovery.
As each student strives for his or her moment in the spotlight, they’ll discover who among them has the innate talent and necessary discipline to succeed. With the love and support of their friends and fellow artists, they’ll find out who amongst them will achieve Fame.
The cast includes Asher Book as Marco, Kristy Flores as Rosie, Paul Iacono as Neil, Paul McGill as Kevin, Naturi Naughton as Denise, Kay Panabaker as Jenny, Kherington Payne as Alice, Collins Pennie as Malik, Walter Perez as Victor, and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as Joy. Their instructors include Debbie Allen as Principal Simms, Charles S. Dutton as Alvin Dowd, Kelsey Grammer as Joel Cranston, Megan Mullally as Fran Rowan, and Bebe Neuwirth as Lynn Kraft.