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.
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.
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. 😁
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
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.”