How, how, how are these the same person?!?
You might ask the same question about David’s shows in Layton yesterday, where he nailed styles ranging from jazz (my personal favourite), with a KILLER White Christmas; run-tastic pop (Mariah Carey magic); semi-classical (The Prayer); spiritual (O Holy Night); and free-range organic David (to quote the lovely Beebee) with Numb.
All while remaining 100% true to himself and his own sound. Who else can do that??! Boggles my mind sometimes.
No, I wasn’t there (*bangs head against wall*) but just caught up on Liz-Mag’s Periscopes (THANK YOUUUUU!!!!!!!) and I am blown away.
Someone needs to give David a 2 hour Christmas special STAT so the whole world can feel this joy.
Anywayyyyys… what did you guys think???
A review and some great pics from Mark Saal at The Stanford Examiner:
Archuleta was the featured performer in the Davis Arts Council’s annual “DAC the Halls” concert. He sang an assortment of songs during the two shows that were just hours apart. The Layton High auditorium seats 1,638.
Archuleta’s appearance was a “do-over” of sorts, an attempt to make up for a somewhat ill-fated show at the council’s popular concert series this past summer.
Kirt Bateman, executive director of the Davis Arts Council, says Archuleta performed two shows this past summer at Layton’s Kenley Amphitheater, but one of those shows didn’t go as well.
“He was sick,” Bateman recalled. “Very, very sick. He had a high fever, and he literally had no voice.”
But ever the professional, Archuleta told Bateman the show must go on. This, despite the fact Bateman suspected he had laryngitis.
At one point, Archuleta ran off stage during a break and said, “This is not the show I want to give. Can I come back?”
Bateman was pleased to oblige, and they struck a deal for two Christmas shows. The DAC director has been pleased with the response.
“We’re packed to the gills for both shows,” he said.
Not only that, but when tickets for the two holiday shows went on sale Nov. 17, they sold out within 45 minutes.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Bateman said. “No question, this is the fastest we’ve ever sold out.”
Heather Hendrix, director of communications and marketing for the arts council, adds a couple of other firsts for DAC.
“In 30 years, we’ve never done two shows in one day,” she said, “and we’ve never sold out a Christmas show.”
🙂 🙂 🙂
So I loved that tonight @DavidArchie said after singing Crush “that was for all the fans that have been here forever.” Thank you David!
— gemzone (@gemzone) December 13, 2015
DAVID’S STYLIST FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!! (Elbow patches get me every time! :)))) )
Gotta go, I’m behind on my The Prayer iTunes gifting. 🙂 … in fact, even after a few days, it’s still at #23 on the Canadian iTunes holiday songs list!
I’m running out of “p’s” and “s’s” LOL.
AND THERE’S MOAAARRRR….
Love what this talented photographer had to say about D’Arch.:
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This was my night tonight. And I loved every minute of it. That David Archuleta is the nicest kid! Loved this concert and being able to meet such great people. #marilyncutler #marilyncutlerphotography #eventphotography #concertphotography #davidarchuleta #utahconcertphotography #davidarchie
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The best part of photographing this concert was getting to work with some amazing people. I've shot some events with the David Arts Council before but I've met the whole board and staff recently and last night I got to meet some pretty amazing volunteers. It's so great to work with an organization who cares about bringing quality entertainment that the whole family could enjoy. So thanks to @davisartscouncil for bringing David to Layton! You guys are great!!! #lovemyjob #davidarchuleta #concertphotography #eventphotography #utahconcertphotography #marilyncutler #davidarchie