Saturday, September 24, 2016
In this edition of Angel Watchers I am pleased to present a fantastic musical group from Puerto Rico called Tick Tock. "Dime Que Si (Tell Me Yes)" by Tick Tock is a very infectious song. It's hard to keep still while listening to it! Rum is not the only export from Puerto Rico, Tick Tock has supplanted it as a viable commodity. This group was created by a former manager of Menudo, of days past. In fact, former members of Menudo gave their blessings to this new group, when they were first introduced. I like Tick Tock a lot. Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Friday, December 11, 2015
In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring an incredible new singer from Italy by the name of Matteo Martignoni. Matteo does a very beautiful cover of the late great Lucio Dalla's haunting "Anna e Marco (Anna and Mark)". Matteo gives a superb performance that just melts the heart. One might say that he truly sings with angel fire love. Please click on this link to watch "Anna e Marco". This song will make you look at the world, and life, differently. It is so good. Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
In this edition of Angel Watchers I am featuring the incredible Ronan Parke. This song and video is so amazing it really does not need any introduction. The "Rainbow Connections" is one of the best music videos on the internet at this time. Thank you Ronan Parke for the "Rainbow Connection", it really has brightened my day. Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.
Monday, December 7, 2015
I thought that I would bring in the New Year with Vlad Krutskikh and Street Magic, singing their cool rendition of "Ivan Kupala". Ivan Kupala Day (St. John the Baptist Day), is celebrated in Eastern European countries around July 7. Tvorila Night, the eve of Ivan Kupala Day, is considered to be a time for good humor, mischief, and boisterous fun. On Ivan Kupala day itself, children have water fights, and perform pranks mostly involving pouring water over someone's head. After all, it is St. John the Baptist day. I am a bit nostalgic about "Ivan Kupala", as it is the song that introduced me to the amazing, and entertaining, Vlad Krutskikh and Street Magic. It is interesting to note that all the performers in this cool video are wearing Ivan Kupala (St. John The Baptist) themed costumes. Happy New Year to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
My Dear Aunt Martha and I spent the whole afternoon surfing the internet trying to find something new, and different to share on Angel Watchers. Well, Aunt Martha finally suggested that I search for some Techno Praise music. You see, Aunt Martha, having been a professional opera singer all of her life, still keeps tabs on all of the latest musical trends, which is something that I am really loathe to do. I had never heard of Techno Praise but I do trust Aunt Martha's judgment. I typed in the search term, and dozens of hits popped up. It did not take long to find this Techno Praise version of Mark Lowry's wonderful Christmas gem "Mary, Did You Know?". It is sung by a fresh new singer by the name of Johnny Hammer, and he is sensational. The power, honesty, innocence, and freshness of Johnny's performance brought tears to both Aunt Martha's, and my eyes. Johnny also has an amazing angelic presence that makes him so much fun to watch. I predict that this version of "Mary, Did You Know?" will turn out to be a perennial Christmas favorite. By the way, the group that Johnny belongs to is called Technopraise. Please join Aunt Martha and I in watching this amazing video by clicking on the widget below. Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
Last week I had the opportunity to attend a fantastic new production of "Oliver" at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, located in southwest Washington D. C. What made the show very interesting was that it had a theater-in-the-round configuration. As you can tell from the photos above, it is a very small theater, and holds about 680 people. The play is performed in the center floor surrounded by four sections of seats. The play and the action is really in-your-face, as you are so close to the actors. The seating is quite intimate, so you really feel that you are a part of the play. Nine year old Jake Heston Miller plays Oliver, and is the star of the show. His singing is outstanding, and he has a stage presence that is superb for his very young age. Jake studies voice with professor Elysabeth Muscat at the Peabody Institute, which is part of the John Hopkins University in Maryland, so his vocal training is top-of-the-line classical. Professor Muscat is the dean of voice studies at Peabody. When Jake sang "Where Is Love", my eyes filled with tears. His rendition was so moving that my heart just melted. Jake's voice is strong and has unusual depth for a one so young. By-the-way, he is a straight "A" student in the fourth grade, and enjoys playing tennis. He lives in Warrenton, Virginia. I was on vacation in Washington D. C. with a friend, and our main itinerary was to visit the Washington D. C. Mall, but quite by chance I saw an advertisement in the paper for "Oliver", and we decided that it was a must see even though the tickets were quite pricey at $122.00 each, but it was more than worth it, and was money well spent. Getting to Arena Stage was easy from downtown Washington D. C. We took the Metro at Union Station, and got off at the Waterfront Metro stop, which is very close to the theater. "Oliver" runs from October 30, 2015 to January 3, 2016 at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, so if you are in the Washington D. C. area, it is worth seeing. Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.