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In the meantime, we've had some pretty amazing experiences this week. Our Friday episode of "On The Spot" featured some tidbits from Breakaway! The COPE Benefit. I filmed on Thursday during dress rehearsal and then attended Saturday on the arm of the very handsome President of the COPE board of directors. The concert as a whole was very good with some absolutely standout performances. My personal favorites included Luke West & Delaney Davis' duet of "She's Got Her Ticket," one of my very favorite Tracy Chapman songs. Their playing was fantastic and Delaney's voice is just breathtaking....definitely a must see duo. Mike Julian gave Andrea Bocelli a run for his money with an outstanding performance of "Time To Say Goodbye." Sheesh! That's all I can say really. No wait...I can say a lot more. Mike Julian...you have an absolutely dreamy voice. It is literally thrilling to listen to you sing. There. I said it.
The Academy of Ballet dancers added some flare to the event with some wonderful dance numbers including my personal favorite performed to Madonna's "Power of Goodbye." With their blue costumes, it reminded me of water...very beautiful. And, of course, I have to mention Anthony Kumpf's performance of "Bye Bye Bye," complete with back-up dancers. He's a very fun performer to watch, even if he is singing boy band pop :) Here's a link to our On The Spot show.
Tonight we held our March "In The House" featuring Egyptian dance...I can't wait to post video. Stay tuned! Hope everyone has a great week.
We decided this week that we would do some traveling - visiting nearby towns and interviewing business owners. So on Firday, Kari, Leona and I headed up to Ruidoso. Camera at the ready, we walked a few blocks of Sudderth Drive, visiting a handful of shops including Noisy Water Winery where you can sample some amazing New Mexico cheeses and wines. Watching Leona sample their Diablo cheese was just as amusing as I'd hoped it would be. The clip is live now - a special edition of On The Spot - so you can see what we did. Hoping to hit Cloudcroft, Tularosa and maybe even Las Cruces in the next few weeks.
It's the 3rd day of the New Year and boy is there a lot on my plate! On January 6 - just 3 short days from now - we will be broadcasting our first episode of On the Spot, our community news and events show. This show is going to highlight some of the wonderful things about Alamogordo - events, businesses, charities, etc. I think everyone is going to learn a little something they didn't know before about our community (especially the girls and I - we are introduced to new things everyday). Hope you will all tune in!
Also this Friday, we kick-off Alamogordo's year-long celebration of the state centennial. On January 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union and in accordance we will be raising the 47-star flag (note: this flag was never "official" as Arizona became a state just a month later, before the flag was made official which usually happens in July - enjoy this bit of New Mexico trivia folks!).
Looking forward to a splendid new year and hope to see lots of you out at the Tularosa Basin Historical Society Museum on Friday, 10:30am, for the flag raising and other festivities.
Is it cheesy to title your first blog post after a song from a musical? Well, so be it! As many of you know, life has taken some unexpected turns in 2011, both professionally and persnoally. But the outlook for 2012 is so fantastic that I really just want to share some of my excitement! We'll be launching our two new webcasts on AlamogordoLive.net. On the Spot, our community news and events show, has proven to be both challenging and immensely rewarding. We've already had the honor of meeting so mnay wonderful people and are looking to a lot more time spent in the community.
We've also had the amazing opportunity to work with the Inn of the Mountain Gods in covering some of their events - more to come in 2012! What a beautiful place.
On the marketing front, Hot Pink Perspective will be offering another series of classes on social meda marketing, Facebook setup, blogging, etc.
I look forward to working with you, interracting with you and sharing space in this beautiful New Mexico town! Wishing everyone a very happy New Year!
I'm generally pulled in a million different directions and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Here's a glimpse of my life - hope you enjoy it! And if there's a big lapse between posts, well, that's the way life goes in Amy's world.