Pictures from my trip to NYC to see Grease on Broadway 14 years ago

Here’s a slideshow with pictures from my trip to NYC to see Grease on Broadway 14 years ago. The guy that played Danny was from WV & that’s how I got to see them perform. His name was Derek Keeling and unfortunately he passed away several years ago.

Grease on Broadway slideshow

Grease on Broadway #fbf

Slideshow of pictures from my NY Grease on Broadway trip

13 years ago I got the opportunity to take a bus trip to NYC and see Grease on Broadway. Derek Keeling, who played Danny & whom I was able to get a picture with, was a graduate of Winfield High School and it was some people from his school that put together this day trip on a bus to see him perform. A local news reporter went with us, so after the show was over we got to talk to the cast members & ask questions.

It was a really fun experience and the picture of me posing with the Barbies was after the event. They gave us a couple hours to go sightseeing and I thought it was cool that I found the Grease Barbies. 😁

The last picture was at the end of the day, right before we were getting ready to head back home. I look mad, but I was just really tired and wanted a picture with the poster! 🙈🤣

I was saddened when I learned that Derek Keeling passed away in December of 2018. I’ve included an article from my local newspaper talking about it.

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/arts_and_entertainment/stage/derek-keeling-who-made-it-to-broadway-and-beyond-dead-at-38/article_8e27761b-e451-5a6a-98d3-b4a8d5dc1caa.html

Taylor’s Eyes

I wrote this poem in 2006 in honor of American Idol winner Taylor Hicks. I came across it 2 years ago when I was going through some old files on my computer and since they just announced the 2021 winner, I thought I would share it. 😁

Taylor’s Eyes

They say the eye’s are the “window to the soul”

And I believe that it is true

Your eyes shine so bright

And reveal the wonderful soul in you

This wonderful and awesome person

that is held deep within

And I begin to wonder

How do I begin

To describe this angel of God

and his sweet soulful way

To bring so many people to come and share

his victory each and every day

I pray that you will never change

and that your heart is always filed with love

You truly are a blessing to others

and I believe heaven’s light is shining on you from above

Otis Williams pays a compliment to Taylor Hicks :)

The following was taken from the USA Today website under Tuesday Tidbits.

— Otis Williams, the last surviving original Temptations member, paid Taylor Hicks a compliment in a recent interview posted on turkGEEK: “I really like Taylor Hicks,” Williams said when asked about American Idol. “I like his deliverance, and he can sing.”