Friday, December 10, 2010

Donny & Marie: A Broadway Christmas

Donny & Marie - A Broadway Christmas, a new holiday production starring America's favorite sibling entertainers, will play a limited engagement through December 30, 2010, at Broadway's Marriott Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway at 46th Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the first performance last night and brings you photo coverage of the finale below!

Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/topicinfo.php?id=92#ixzz17jDX5TEM
 

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Donny Osmond Bounces Off the Walls on 'GMA' (VIDEO)

Donny Osmond must have an internal source of energy that most humans do not possess. He and his sister Marie visited 'Good Morning America' (Weekdays, 7AM on ABC) today to promote 'Donny and Marie: A Broadway Christmas,' and Donny's effusive, seemingly boundless spirit could not be contained.

Corny one-liners flowed freely. "We give them soup to nuts," he said of the Christmas show's content. "She's soup and I'm nuts! I got a million one-liners today, baby!"

"He doesn't take anything, either," offered Marie. Danny noted that he doesn't even drink caffeine, before shouting and pumping his fists with exuberance. Host Robin Roberts then showed a photo of Justin Bieber side-by-side with a shot of Donny in his teen idol prime, at which point Osmond jokingly accused Bieber of stealing his hair style.

Still pumped up at the end of the segment, Donny couldn't simply drop a coat in the bin for a charity coat drive, he tossed it in from three-point range. If you want to see the Broadway show, you might want to do so soon, before Mr. Osmond explodes.

SEE THE VIDEO

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Donny & Marie Speak Their Minds

They have a hit show together on the Las Vegas Strip, but Donny and Marie Osmond’s old sibling rivalry is still simmering. Marie came in third place on the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars but bragging rights belong to Donny, who won the show’s ninth season. Now, Donny and Marie Osmond open up on the important things in life such as Elvis, time travel, the Powerpuff Girls and, yes, even Justin Bieber.

If I weren’t an entertainer
Donny: Out of a job.
Marie: Sane!

In my next life I want to come back as…
Donny: Elvis.
Marie: A spirit. After thousands of hours spent on plane rides and bus tours, it would be great to just “appear” wherever I needed to be next.

My most recurring dream is…
Donny: A nightmare of dancing with Marie onstage. Oh, wait! I guess I’m living the dream.
Marie: That I could actually get enough sleep to have a dream.

MORE plus photo:
http://www.vegasplayermagazine.com/2010/11/donny-marie-speak-their-mind/

Monday, November 01, 2010

Join THE FAMILY

Osmond Network <http://osmond.net/>  has launched a NEW web design for TheFamiy.com <http://thefamily.com/>  with many new features creatively designed to help "Strengthen Families".

Alan and Suzanne Osmond are the hosts of this new interactive site with videos, audio, photos, daily inspiration, a family forum and family blog with helps to "strengthen" The Body, The Mind, The Spirit, The Family and
The World" for Families.

It has the latest technology of WordPress with access to social networks like facebook, twitter, youtube, google, buzz, designfloat, delicious, digg, stumbleupon, reddit, technorati, RSS feed, friend links, etc. with site map,
search and archive capabilities that is easy to use for all members of the family.  We also have a monthly newsletter that you can receive, FREE. If ever there was a time that the family has been challenged, targeted, and exposed to violence, sex  and pornography, foul language, drugs and explicit photos, vulgar scenes, unhealthy foods, disrespect, broken marriages and homes, with a negative outlook for their future, it is NOW!

We need to "Get NoiZ" and turn this world around. In fact, it is NOW time to RESCUE the Family from the worldliness. Please get your friends and ALL of the family to join us at:

http://thefamily.com <http://thefamily.com/> .

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Friday, October 01, 2010

Donny Osmond – DWTS Season 11

Hollyscoop.com gets the scoop from Donny Osmond and his brothers on why they support National Multiple Sclerosis, as well as his thoughts on Season 11 of Dancing With The Stars. Interviews by Mathew Hoffman. For up-to-the-minute celebrity news, visit www.hollyscoop.com Celebrity Photos http Celebrity Videos www.hollyscoop.com Movie Trailers www.hollyscoop.com

Video: http://www.popularcelebrityblog.com/donny-osmond-dwts-season-11.php

10 Days ’til 10-10-10

A perfect 10. A dime. When someone or something is deemed a 10, that means they’ve really got it going on.
With 10-10-10 (Oct. 10, 2010) only 10 days away, Vegas celebrates this once-in-our-lifetime in style. With participating properties like Caesars Palace and Hard Rock, Vegas takes 10-10-10 to a whole new level.
Caesars Palace
ringIf you’ve ever been to Caesars Palace, chances are you’ve seen the moving statues at the Forum Shops. But on 10-10-10, you will get the chance to see a different kind of show-stopper.

On this day at 10:10 a.m., 10 couples will pronounce their love with a simultaneous engagement at the Trevi Fountain in front of the Forum Shops. In addition, Las Vegas performer and the event’s emcee Donny Osmond will re-propose to his wife of more than 30 years.

After the couples say yes, Osmond will escort these couples to Tiffany & Co. for a ring consultation and a special champagne toast.

MORE: http://blog.vegas.com/more-las-vegas-news/10-days-til-10-10-10-10254/

Donny & Marie set for New Year's Eve at Mystic Lake

Donny and Marie
Donny and Marie Osmond will sing, dance and yuk it up on New Year's Eve at Mystic Lake Casino.

The singing siblings, who are veterans of talk TV as well as "Dancing with the Stars," will join a list of big-name acts who have performed in Prior Lake on Dec. 31. Among those who previously rang in the New Year at Mystic are Carrie Underwood, Whoopi Goldberg and Don Rickles.

Donny and Marie, who are under contract to perform at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas through October 2012,  will perform two shows in Prior Lake on Dec. 31,  one at 7 and another at 10:30 p.m.
Tickets, priced at $75, will go on sale Oct. 16 via Ticketmaster and the Mystic Lake box office.

http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/blogs/104136354.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DUdcOy_nc:DKUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

Celebrities shine for MS Dinner of Champions

The gala in Los Angeles was a night to celebrate Universal Pictures Chairman Adam Fogelson for Universal’s continued support in the fight to end multiple sclerosis and honor David Osmond, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005, but it was more than just a good time.

The 36th Annual MS Dinner of Champions raised $1.8 million to support worldwide MS research and vital programs and services for people living with MS and their families.

Donny Osmond stops by to chat: 

Video  Link: http://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/articles/818724/Celebrities-shine-for-MS-Dinner-of-Champions

Monday, September 06, 2010

Write the music for Alan's new song

Message from ALAN:

I have a FUN IDEA! Create the Music for this song like: Crazy Horses!
I just wrote this song and have copyrighted the lyrics! I am now looking for anyone who can musically create the music for this song and record it! After you do, Let me know at alan@thefamily.com.
Remember, I am the writer of the words.

The Fireman

(Verse One)
Life's about choosing . . . to make the right . . choice . .
Deciding 'the way' to go . . .  to follow the voice . .
It's all about freedom . . . and it's all up to you . . . but
You'll become . . . . . . what you decide. . to do . . .

There are two forces . . .the good and the bad . .
One makes you happy . . the other one sad . . .
I know I chose wrong . . . and there¹s a price I must pay . . .
But there's always ONE . . . who can save the day . . . I'm Lookin for
the. . .

(Chorus)
Fireman . . . cause he understands . . .how to
Fix the pain . . . put out the Fire . . .  I am
Filled with shame . . .  cause I am to blame. . . couldn't
Stop my heart's . . .burnin' desire . . . Would you

Hurry please . . . I'm begging on my knees . . .
I can feel the flames . . . the heat is on . . . I made a
Bad mistake . . . . . I hope it's not too late . . . will you for-
give me . . . please know that I was wrong!  OH . . .

Somebody help me. . .I do wanna live . . .
Give me another chance . . .try to forgive. .  I've
Learned a hard . . lesson . . my shame is in flames . . . please
Rescue my soul . . . my burning pains!

(Verse Two)
If for some reason . .  like me you¹re alone . . you
Took the wrong road . . . can't find your way home
There is always a light . . that will show you "The Way" . .  it's
Shining bright . . for a better day. . .  You must

Not give up hope . .  . someone's watching you . . . you
Think you're alone . . but it's just . not  . true . . .
If you are in trouble . . just humbly say . . .please
Help me . . . wash my tears a . . way . . .  cause I'm lookin' for the

©Alan R. Osmond  alan@thefamily.com

(Pass this on!)

Friday, September 03, 2010

Nathan Payson's Golden Onion Days

Nathan was featured in the Daily Herald today. Follow this link:

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/south/payson/article_55de7782-ba72-500f-aec2-fadebaa57a5e.html

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Don Osmond: Attending his or her ward

The question seemed to come out of nowhere last Sunday, when a young woman asked about my current betrothal.

"Of course I am. Why do you ask?" came my response with conviction.

"It's just that I've not seen Jessi in the ward since her last visit in July."

Hmm … interesting logic. I probed for supporting evidence on her claim.

VISIT MORMONTIMES for the rest of the article.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

David Osmond travels Road Less Traveled

Lu Ann Brobst Staheli
Special Correspondent

David Osmond has been singing almost from the time he could talk, but his life journey has not always been easy. "Everyone thinks that because your last name is Osmond, the doors to a music career are already opened. Sometimes that's the very reason the doors are closed," Osmond says.

But making a name for himself as a solo act is not the only struggle David Osmond has experienced. "When I was eighteen, I had the opportunity to play the role of Joseph as an understudy for my uncle Donny. It was great, and my career was leading me places I really wanted to go," Osmond says. "Then it all came crashing to a sudden halt when I found myself in a wheelchair, unable to even move my toes."

At first doctors weren't sure what had brought on the problem and its varying symptoms--difficulty seeing, breathing, and hardly being able to move--but soon they had an idea. Lesions on his brain indicated David was showing signs of Multiple Sclerosis. "Of all things, the doctors theory was that a mosquito bite carrying the West Nile Virus was what 'triggered' the auto-immune reaction, causing the MS which I still have today."
"MS was something I had seen my father, Alan Osmond, live with for years," David says. "But mine struck hard and soon I was in a wheelchair, thinking I might never walk--or sing--again." The effects of the disease made it nearly impossible for Osmond to have the breath control needed to sing even a single song, let alone do an entire concert. Natural therapies, a good wife, and lots of prayers have brought David back onto the stage and given him a second chance. "I have been so richly blessed," Osmond says. "I truly believe in miracles, because I am living one."

Although he still lives with pain every moment of the day, David knows that performing is what he was meant to do in life. "If my music brings joy to another, then I have truly fulfilled my calling," he says.
Osmond found himself back in the spotlight when he was featured as a contestant on American Idol. Although he didn't make the Top 12--"Laryngitis!" he says, laughing at the memory--it did show the world that he definitely has a voice and looked to be back in top form. "A.I. opened a few more doors for me, and I knew I had to follow my dream of once again being a recording artist." (Osmond and his brothers had several hit singles in Europe and the U.S. in the 1990s.)

Last year David released a solo album, "Reflected," that he says gave him a chance to showcase his writing as well as his singing ability. "It proved that I was ready to take a giant leap of faith to forward my career, and it gave me a venue to prove I had broader range than just being a lead singer in a boy band."

That leap of faith is what brought him to the attention of Shadow Mountain executives. "I had already had the experience of working many solo tracks with other LDS artists, and the time in the studio for the solo CD taught me a lot about the craft. I was excited for the opportunity to share my experiences and the lessons I've learned with this new audience, as well as to offer praise to the One who had made this all possible."

Osmond's path has led him to "Road Less Traveled," a double CD released this week by Shadow Mountain. "This is my opportunity to bring messages of hope and praise to a wider audience," Osmond says. "But this is not your typical 'Sounds of Sunday.'" Osmond wrote almost all the tunes, along with his partner Aaron Edson. "Don't forget that song called 'Let Me In,' written by three other guys named Osmond," he adds laughingly. Then he becomes serious as he says, "It was great being able to do a remix with my dad, and I even let him sing along on the lead part. He sounded great."

The title song, inspired in part by his grandpa Pinegar who recently passed away, like the other songs chosen for this album, were all meaningful to David in some way. "My grandpa was an honest man, filled with integrity and dedicated to hard work. I wanted to honor those traits because he was such an inspiration to me." Just more proof why David has chosen to follow the road less traveled.

A bonus CD features five favorite hymns, chosen Osmond says, "Because they were personal favorites that resonated with me. I felt such emotion while singing them, and I wished I'd had written theses songs. I wanted this part of the project to stand as almost a prayer."

Road Less Traveled is available at Deseret Book both in-store and online, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, and DavidOsmond.com.


Source: Spanish Fork Press

Osmond Album

The highly anticipated, debut inspirational album from David Osmond was released through Shadow Mountain Records on Aug. 10.

Son of Alan Osmond, David has been performing his entire life, beginning as a young boy when he was lead singer for popular octet Osmond Second Generation and continuing through young adulthood, lending his voice to numerous recording projects and on-stage appearances. He has been a favorite of local and national media, including a successful run on American Idol in 2009.

David's road has not always been easy. He was forced to put his music career on hold due to a difficult battle with Multiple Sclerosis. David's new album, "Road Less Traveled," speaks of his personal journey of faith in overcoming adversity.

"I've had the privilege of being a guest artist on inspirational albums in the past," said Osmond. "Now I'm extremely excited to release my own inspirational album that comes from my heart with messages I feel are pertinent in today's day and age--messages of hope, gratitude and faith that miracles happen every day."
For more information visit DavidOsmond.com or ShadowMountainRecords.com.

Source: Daily Herald

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jay on KUTV News Tuesday August 17th

Check out the link to Jay's interview at KUTV News:

http://connect2utah.com/news/2news-this-morning

Monday, August 16, 2010

Don Osmond: Limbo in a singles' world

"I don't belong here anymore."

This thought runs through my mind on a Sunday occasion.

Now engaged and still attending the local singles' congregation, I'm feeling a self-imposed ostracism.

Don't get me wrong … I'm not saying that I'm neglected by my fellow ward members. No! Rather, it seems as though this engagement time has me experiencing limbo in a singles' world.

Obviously, singles' wards cater to the needs of maidens and bachelors — as they should. Events occur nightly throughout the week focused to help singles mix, mingle and find an eternal companion: family home evenings, institute dances, mixers, ward prayer. You name the day, there's an event happening that night.

So … what if you've already found your "one and only"?

Visit MORMONTIMES for the rest of the column

Friday, August 13, 2010

Jay Osmond on life in ‘Osland’

As drummer for The Osmonds, Jay Osmond was the beat behind some of the most famous songs of the 1970s. Yet he waits 125 pages to give readers their first insight into his musicianship in his new autobiography, Stages.

Along with brother Wayne, he was skeptical about the family’s decision to build a recording studio in the middle of Utah County. Yet in Stages: An Autobiography, Jay Osmond never backbites and never turns sour on the decision that led to the family’s financial unraveling.

He witnessed the charms and eccentricities of legions of stars, including Andy Gibb, Led Zeppelin and Cher. Yet Osmond never implies anything unsavory about one of them, or any other name gracing his autobiography.

If it’s piping hot dish about the inside travails of the Osmond family and the turbulent years of their 1970s ascension and 1980s decline you’re after, look elsewhere. In Stages, Osmond instead serves up heaping portions of golden reminiscence, sides of personal advice, and then finishes with a mirrorlike gallery of comments by those who know him.

You may not know, for example, that the Osmond family home in Ogden was situated next to a juvenile institution where Jay saw young boys run across the family lawn during escapes. You may not know that Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen counted himself an Osmond fan, or that Jay Osmond for years worked in the admissions office at Brigham Young University, fielding calls from mothers tearful over their children’s rejection letters.

The book’s overall tone is often so sincere it sometimes glosses over unintentional humor. “One of the things my family really disagreed with was the way the security at a particular hotel in England would use water hoses on the girls for crowd control,” Osmond writes in a passage about “Osmondmania.”

At the heart of Osmond’s book, though, is the perennial celebrity’s dilemma: parsing a personal life and identify apart from public persona. For Jay, sibling number six, and just older than the more famous Marie-and-Donny duo, that challenge became less pressing as the family’s popularity waned during the 1980s and on.

It pressed nonetheless, as Osmond’s book makes clear. It wasn’t until 1979, Osmond writes, when he was a student at Utah State University that he came into his own.

Source with photos: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment/50094895-81/osmond-family-jay-stages.html.csp

'The Road Less Traveled,' new music from David Osmond

13 August 2010 6:30am

David OsmondWhile he's sung everything from boy band to musical theater and pop since he first became the lead singer of The Osmond Boys at age 4, this is David Osmond's first inspirational album release. And what's more, it's full of contemporary Christian songs he's co-written from his own life experience.

In this interview, you'll hear the background of the songs, some of the hymns from the five-song bonus CD included in the new release, and some lessons learned from a difficult period after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis that seemed like it would sideline his musical plans.

Plus, there's a cameo vocal appearance on one of the tracks by David's father, Alan, on a remake of a favorite Osmond song David grew up hearing.

PODCAST LINK: http://www.mormontimes.com/article/16432/Steven-Kapp-Perry-The-Road-Less-Traveled-new-music-from-David-Osmond

Source: Mormon Times

Jay Osmond book 'Stages' talks about his life

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OREM, Utah — Jay Wesley Osmond never really had a choice.
The youngest original member of the Osmond Brothers" and sixth in the family of nine, he was put on stage in diapers at the age of 2 and a half and literally grew up on a series of stages as part of the famous singing family.

"I hated when my world of creativity was interrupted by singing practice, and we practiced every day," he said. "I sometimes felt like I was in the prison 'Sing Sing!'"

It wasn't until much later in his life that he got the chance to decide if that's what he wanted to do. (He did.)
That's part of the reason he's written a new book "Stages" that details the Osmond story from his perspective, 50 years, 30 gold albums and 77 million records later.

"I wanted people to see how I saw it. I felt an urge to put these stories together, like scenes in a play. I wanted to take people along. My real purpose is to contribute, to lift, to offer hope, to offer another side of the Osmonds," Osmond confided in an interview with Mormon Times.

Osmond said there were 10 things an Osmond had to be every day of his or her life, including being a good example of Mormonism and pulling together as a family.

"Show business will beat you up if you're not grounded," he said. "We were grounded because of the gospel, and we stuck together as a family. That's the most important thing;we did it as a family. We're connected and we know that."

Osmond sang in the group from toddler age on. He did choreography, and he produced The Osmond Family Hour, the 1980s variety show including the "Little Bit Country/Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll" segments, and most recently, the Osmond 50th Anniversary Special.

He was voted one of the top 10 drummers in America by Flip Magazine and released a solo recording "It's About Time" of his favorite drum songs in 1994 and the sequel "It's About Time Again" in 2008.
He shared the lead on "Crazy Horses" with his brother Merrill, a rock song that became the Osmond's bestselling single overseas.

"We're marketed very differently in England," Osmond said. "They think we're a rock group."
He's shared the rocket ride to fame and fortune with his siblings and his remarkable parents, a ride that began in 1957 after Walt Disney heard them sing, and Andy Williams' father Jay "discovered" them.
In his book, he tells the tale of making the long ride to California after appearing on KSL's Eugene Gelesnik Show to meet with Lawrence Welk only to be put off and kept waiting for hours. Unwilling to waste the trip, George Osmond herded his family over to Disneyland and met The Dapper Dans, who introduced the boys to their boss. After another trip from Utah, they performed for Disney, and their careers were launched. ("I was so excited that we were singing for the guy who invented Mickey Mouse," Osmond writes.)
He talks about the whirlwind years of the '70s, (The One-Tale Osmonds had to learn to ice skate, tumble, juggle, play a variety of instruments and dance for the Williams' show) the pressures and hardships of the '80s, a talented, creative family living under a microscope but tethered by love of family and God.

"The real basic anchor was the gospel and how we were trained," he said. "Family Night was the forum. Our first stage was our living room. We played. We talked. We bonded."

He describes meeting the Queen of England and learning karate from Chuck Norris. He relates some of the challenges that came with working with the mercurial and often bizarre Jerry Lewis.

He harks back to the meeting with then-First Counselor to the LDS Church President, Harold B. Lee, who assigned the family to remember they were representing their faith, essentially calling the family on a mission.

"We're still on that mission. We're not finished yet," Osmond said. "None of us feel it's time yet to be released."


Source: http://www.mormontimes.com/article/16425/Jay-Osmond-book-Stages-talks-about-his-life
The book is available at JayOsmond.com.

David Osmond, from wheelchair to center stage

Everyone has the chance at least once in life to go down the road less traveled. It may be a path we choose or a path that chooses us.
David Osmond, the fourth son of Alan Osmond, has been down the road less traveled.
At times that road has been exhilarating — appearing on Good Morning America, performing on American Idol and recording two albums in one year. Other times, that road has brought bumps and unexpected curves — battling multiple sclerosis and being confined to a wheelchair.
For a time, Osmond, who's been performing since age 4, had to put music on hold. When he was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, moving his hands was so difficult that he wasn't able to play the guitar. A lot of people, even some of his closest friends, don't realize Osmond was in a wheelchair for a while and could hardly move.
"They didn't ever see me at my worst because at that time I didn't have any answers," said Osmond. "We didn't know what was going on, so I didn't broadcast it. I wouldn't have known what to tell (everyone), and I guess I didn't want them to worry. I have to say though that I still have MS, and I live with the effects of it every day. But it is one of the greatest things that has ever happened to me because it brings perspective and an appreciation for the smaller things I might otherwise overlook."
Despite extreme challenges, Osmond said MS has changed his life for the better.

"Music was taken away from me for quite a while," he said. "I was in a wheelchair and couldn't walk, my hands wouldn't move well and my eyesight was diminished. I even struggled with breathing. Singing and performing was done. The mere fact that I am on my feet able to get around and appear completely 'normal' again is nothing short of a miracle. Miracles happen every single day. I know that because I'm living one every single day."
With recent health improvements, he's been able to get back into music and has a fresh perspective on life. Even though he had to put music on hold for a time, his life experiences have given him plenty to write about, and now he's sharing what he learned through his music.
Earlier this year he released his debut solo album, "Reflected." Osmond's new inspirational album, "Road Less Traveled," just released Aug. 10. Many of the songs on these albums talk about embracing life every day and not taking a second for granted.
"I have so much on my heart to say and sing about, and felt it was the right time to make it happen," Osmond said.
The title track to his new album says, "I know it seems hard, but it's worth it to me, I'm on the road less traveled."
With the smooth and bumpy parts of the road, Osmond has stuck to one thing — music. He is driven to keep going because he knows the music inside him must be shared with the world.
With faith, perseverance and some heaven-sent miracles, Osmond has taken the road less traveled, and it's been worth every moment.
David Osmond (along with Alex Boyé) will be performing songs from his new album for the first time at a free outdoor concert Aug. 13 at 7 pm, by the new Deseret Book at the University Mall in Orem, Utah. For more information, visit davidosmond.com.
 

Source: http://www.mormontimes.com/article/16428/Inside-Mormon-Music-David-Osmond-from-wheelchair-to-center-stage

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Vote for Nathan Osmond!

I am extremely excited to announce that I've entered an online contest with Oprah Winfrey and Mark Burnett to host my OWN television show on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). I heard about this contest less than a month ago as I was pitching another project to Oprah's people. I decided that I would put my best foot forward to see if America thought I should have my own show.

I NEED AS MANY OF YOUR VOTES AS I CAN GET UNTIL JULY 3RD!!!!!!!!!!!! Please click on this link to view my AUDITION VIDEO: http://myown.oprah.com/audition/index.html?request=video_details&response_id=23292&promo_id=1 YOU CAN VOTE AS MUCH AND AS OFTEN AS YOU LIKE!!! I would be soooo thrilled if you would be my campaigners out there by putting this link on any of your social networking sites or personal websites. Please invite ALL you know to VOTE FOR NATHAN OSMOND!!! We only have 8 days to go and my video just made it in to the contest last night! I NEED EVERYONE's HELP!!!

I have my publicist, Kathy Horn from New York City, working round the clock to help spread the word for people to VOTE NATHAN OSMOND! Together, I think we can turn this dream of mine into a reality. I thank you in advance for helping me to get NOI-Z!!! ;)


Love ya,

Nathan Osmond

"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you." - Philippians 1:3

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Donny Osmond Remembers Michael Jackson

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On the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, Donny Osmond shares his memories of the late King of Pop, and he opens up about his sister Marie's healing process following the loss of her son.

"My fondest memory with Michael, we were both 14 years old, and it was right after the first American Music Awards; we presented an award," Donny tells ET. "And we thought, 'We're hungry!' So we hopped in the back of my limo, drove to Jack-in-the-Box, and we were sticking our heads out the moon roof eating tacos and driving down Sunset Blvd. We were both laughing our heads off."

"It's still hard for me to imagine a year after his death that he's still gone, that Michael isn't with us," Donny adds. "But his music lives on. Michael will always be with us."

Of course, Donny, a father of five with grandchildren, often thinks of Michael's children, who are now in the care of their grandmother Katherine Jackson.

"She is such a loving woman. I've known her a long, long time. Anytime a child can be raised by grandma, you can't go wrong," he says.

Donny's family is still grieving their own loss, that of Marie's son, Michael. But Marie is healing, he says, with more shows ahead in Las Vegas.

"I went to Yellowstone National Park with my family and she went to China, of all places. Her son is doing a play over there. But she's doing great, I'm doing great -- we can hardly wait to get started up in Las Vegas!" he tells ET.

For now, Donny is busy working with a new co-star -- Mickey Mouse! -- and we were behind the scenes as he filmed a commercial for "Dance Star Mickey," one of the hottest toys from Fisher-Price for the upcoming holidays.

Watch the video for more with Donny.
SOURCE

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Branson Up Close and Personal with Jay Osmond

Jay Osmond from the cover of his new CD"It's About Time Again."
This installment of Branson – Up Close and Personal, is with Jay Osmond (JO), a member of one of America’s favorite performing groups, the “Osmond Brothers.”  They have been performing together for almost 53 years and have been performing in Branson since 1992. Branson – Up Close and Personal is a service of the Branson Tourism Center and is intended to provide readers with an up close and personal look at a Branson star or personality. The format will be “Question and Answer” and although there will be some different questions from interview to interview many of the same questions will be asked so that readers can compare the answers of different Branson personalities. The interviewing will be done for the Branson Tourism Center (BTC) by Gary J. Groman, a 24 year resident of the Branson area, local columnist and free lance writer.
BTC: How did you end up in Branson?
JO: Andy Williams. I had been out of show business for about two years when, back in 1991, I got a call from Jimmy out of the blue asking, “How would you like to get back into show business and move your family to Branson, Missouri?” Andy Williams had suggested Branson to Jimmy while performing in Provo, Utah during the “Stadium of Fire” show that Alan [Osmond] had produced. Jimmy made a trip to Branson and was impressed. We flew out to Branson with Jimmy and loved what we saw.
BTC: How long have you been Performing in Branson?
JO: Since 1992 about 18 years.
BTC: What is your first memory of Branson?
JO: The beautiful sounds of the “katydids” and the Ozarks at night.
BTC: What do you like best about performing in Branson?
JO: The feeling that everybody’s here to have a good time and enjoy themselves. The comments of a sweet lady a couple of weeks ago when she said “It’s a happy show and I felt good when I left,” pretty well sums up how I feel.
BTC: What’s your favorite thing to do in Branson when you are not performing?
JO: Hang out with my family when they are here and take long walks when they are not here.
BTC: Where is your favorite place to eat in Branson?
JO: I do love the Rib Crib and my favorite dish is the Chicken Caesar Salad.
BTC: If you could perform or meet with any entertainer/person (living or deceased) who would it be and why?
JO: Walt Disney because of the impression he made on me when I was a little kid. He was so nice and kind to us in the very early stages of our career.
BTC:  Do you have a favorite hobby or activity and what is it?
JO: Sharing the activities my kidsare interested and being involved with them in those activities whether it is golf or video games.
BTC: Do you have a little known fact about yourself that you think our readers would enjoy?
JO: I play the game “Tetris” on my iphone every night before reading my scriptures.
BTC: What is the funniest thing that has happened to you in front of an audience?
JO: In 1999 we did an Ice show in Branson where the stage was covered with ice so we had to wear ice spikes on our shoes. We would go into the audience and sing to them. Merrill was singing to this girl and she was crying. I thought that it was really touching because we hadn’t seen anything like that since the 70’s. Come to find out she was crying because Merrill was standing on the end of her feet with his spiked shoes.
BTC: What part of your show do you enjoy performing the most and why?
JO: The acapella singing of “Old Man Auctioneer,” which was one of the first numbers we learned as kids, and the new acapella medley we are putting into the show that starts with the song ”Where Does An Angel Go When She Cries. It reminds me of the type of singing we did when we first started.
BTC: If I were planning a trip to Branson why should I plan to see your show?
JO: I’m going to paraphrase that sweet little lady and say, “Because it’s a happy show and you’ll feel good when you leave.”
BTC: If I were coming with children ages 5 through 13 would your answer be the same and why?
JO: Personally I think so because we try to gear the show to all ages and have had great responses from kids of all ages and especially teenagers. The key is to get their attention.
BTC: You play the drums in the show and the introduction to the number mentions an award you won back in the 70s. Would you care to elaborate?
JO: Back in the early 70’s “Flip Magazine” did a survey of the “rock drummers” and I was in the top five. I still play the drums and just did my first solo CD in 15 years called “It’s About Time Again” with 15 of my all time favorite songs including vocals and drums.
BTC: Are you working on any current projects?
JO: I have just finished my book, “The Stages of My Life” and it will be out this fall. It is about the stages of my life and is dedicated to our “stage parents” [George and Olive Osmond] who were there every “stage” of our lives.
The Osmond Brothers will be performing in Branson through June 5 and will be on the road until they return to Branson on September 1. After their return they will be performing shows through December 11 including their Christmas show which will start on November 1.

SOURCE: Branson Up Close

More talent is on tap and more tickets are being released for this year's Stadium of Fire concert July 3

America's Freedom Festival at Provo recently announced that several internationally known Utah musicians — including The 5 Browns, Jenny Oaks Baker and The Osmonds Second Generation — will join headliner Carrie Underwood and country music singer Eric Dodge in performing at the event.

The 5 Browns, a classical piano quintet, will perform on five grand pianos at one time. Baker, a Juilliard School graduate, will play violin, and The Osmonds Second Generation will perform pop music.
America's Freedom Festival also has released more tickets through the Stadium of Fire production team. Tickets ranging in price from $30 to $120 are available.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.freedomfestival.org.

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

David Osmond chosen as Stereofame.com's Artist of the Month for June 2010

June 01, 2010 - For a self-described "uber-optimist," singer/songwriter David Osmond sure has some battle scars.

After all, the Utah-bred songster with the famous last name has had to overcome a few obstacles, not the least of which has been his bout with multiple sclerosis. Despite his struggles, though, Osmond brings a "joie de vivre" to his music that never runs short on hope and positivity. His message has resonated with the online community of Stereofame.com, who have chosen Osmond as June 2010's Artist of the Month.

"I wanted to make the music that was in my heart," he said. "Especially because for some time I wasn't able to perform."

No more than three years ago, Osmond was bound to a wheelchair, nearly paralyzed as a result of his affliction. After slowly regaining his functions, Osmond had something to say.

"It's given me a new perspective on life, appreciating every single moment," Osmond said.

That outlook has its fingerprints all over Osmond's new album "Reflected". Songs like "Every Second Counts," set soaring choruses atop sparkling guitars, while bouncy, mid-tempo tunes like "Heartbeat Melody" showcase Osmond's more playful side.

Many may remember Osmond from his appearance on American Idol, but the tunesmith's pedigree goes way beyond a talent competition. His father, Alan Osmond, is the oldest of the performing Osmonds, along with siblings Donnie and Marie. Osmond said it is his father's optimism, in spite of his own struggles with MS that roots itself deep into his own craft.

"He showed me how to keep fighting…the glass isn't half full, it's overflowing," Osmond said. "That's where this music really came from, it's a culmination of all my experiences."

According to Osmond, Stereofame is the perfect vehicle for him to promote his music, his way.

"There's a new way to market yourself and sell your music online," he said. "I think Stereofame is right at the front of that."

Check out Osmond at Stereofame.com and look for "Reflected" on his website at davidosmond.com

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Marie Osmond hosting Children's Miracle Network Telethon this weekend

Look for Marie Osmond on the airwaves this weekend.

Both Osmond and Children’s Miracle Network Co-Founder John Schneider will host a telethon raise funds for children's hospitals across the United States.

The Children’s Miracle Network’s 27th annual Telethon will be broadcast on KGBT-TV on Sunday, June 6th.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

One Heart Foundation Receives 2010 Best of Orem Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, May 21, 2010 -- For the second consecutive year, One Heart Foundation has been selected for the 2010 Best of Orem Award in the Charitable Institutions category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Nationwide, only 1 in 70 (1.4%) 2010 Award recipients qualified as two-time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2010 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

Congratulations to Alan & Suzanne Osmond and the One Heart Foundation for again being chosen among the finest.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Donny Osmond adds Australia

“The Donny Osmond Show,” the daily radio program from McVay Syndication, has launched in Australia. Donny recently launched in Perth and Canberra with the Capital Radio Networks of Australia. The show’s roster will be enlarged by two more radio stations, effective 6/1. According to Don Dawkins, Program Director for the group, “We’re delighted to have Donny Osmond on in Australia. He’s an entertainment icon who’s toured our country and entertained Australians for a long time. We believe the Donny Osmond Show will be great addition to our various brands.”

Mike McVay added “I’m thrilled to be working with Capital Radio Networks in Australia. They are well established broadcasters and, along with Orbyt in Canada and Citadel in the USA, enable us to expand the Donny Osmond brand even further around the world.” McVay added, “We’re currently in discussions to launch the show in the UK”.

During his career, Osmond has been a singer, actor, triple-threat television series host (talk show, game show and variety show), best-selling author, commercial spokesperson, motivational speaker and even a race car driver.

Citadel Media is McVay Syndication’s partner in the United States. The 24/7 Citadel AC channel has expanded the Osmond roster to more than 70 radio stations across America. The show is repped in Canada by Orbyt Media and is heard across the nation including Toronto, Edmonton, Hamilton and London.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Song For Kylie

The Songs of Love foundation have helped 21,000 kids and counting.
By YVONNE BELTZER

John Beltzer, the founder of the Songs of Love Foundation came to Santa Monica this weekend to co-create a song for 10-year-old leukemia patient, Kylie Becker, who is undergoing treatment at Los Angeles Children's Hospital.

He enlisted the talents of country singer Nathan Osmond (yes, of that Osmond family) and lyricist Tony Asher, the co-writer of the Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds."

Beltzer founded Songs of Love in 1996, a dozen years after his twin brother Julio committed suicide.

Just before his death, Julio had written a piece called "Songs of Love" which included the lines: "Songs of love are really what we need to take away our fear, and make the best of love."

These lines inspired Beltzer, a musician and songwriter, to create songs for sick children. He called it a simple, but powerful concept, which he then turned into the Songs of Love Foundation.

Since then, he's written thousands of songs, each one dedicated to an individual child in need of a boost.

The song he co-wrote this weekend for Kylie with Osmond and Asher was the organization's 21,000th song. The Songs of Love Foundation has a staff of 12 people -- including Beltzer -- and about 200 freelance songwriters.

While he and Nathan strummed out a melody, Asher worked on the words.

Usually, a doctor or a parent or a relative contacts Songs of Love and provides information that describes the child, her pets, her toys, her likes and her musical preferences.

Kylie was a country music fan. So they crafted a song that could have come out of the Nashville playbook:

Kylie's happy as she can be
With marbles, Gameboy, Nintendo Wii
She's got a beautiful smile you just got to see

She is dreaming of super-sized
Dr. Pepper and chili fries
A big old bowl of spaghetti lights up her eyes

Listening to country music gives her a lift
Carrie Underwood, and Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift

==CHORUS==
Everybody loves Kylie Becker
Her friends and her neighbors and everybody she knows
Her brother Corey, her sister Sarah
And her Mom and Dad love watching her as she grows
==CHORUS==

Sara, Meagan, Krystal are her best friends
They share the kind of love that never ends
They're having wonderful times again and again

Waddles the penguin's her joy and pride
Anywhere she goes he is by her side
You couldn't keep them apart even if you tried

She really loves to watch the wrestlers fly
And her favorite show is the "Family Guy"

(CHORUS)

Mr. Kitty, Jack, Stacy and Snoopy
They got the right stuff
And Kylie may be tiny but she's tough

(CHORUS x2)

Each song costs the foundation about $250 to make and the demand continues to rise. To pay for the costs, the foundation accepts donations, both in dollars and used cars.

The real payoff for Beltzer seems to be in the difference the songs make in the children's lives and in the lives of those people who love them.

For more information about Songs of Love, check out the foundation's website, songsoflove.org, or follow them on Facebook.

Editor's Note: John Beltzer has no relation to the author of this article, Yvonne Beltzer.
First Published: May 24, 2010 11:28 AM PDT

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Jimmy Osmond to star in Hastings panto

Published Date:
21 May 2010
By Rob Alderson

An international pop legend will be starring in the White Rock pantomime this year.
Jimmy Osmond, the youngest member of the all conquering entertainment dynasty, will play Buttons in Cinderella, bringing a touch of sunkissed sparkle to 1066 Country.

He was the youngest ever solo chart topper when his 1972 hit Long-Haired Lover from Liverpool made nine-year-old Jimmy a star, and his musical talents shone through in the West End, first in Grease and then in Chicago.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Bay City Rollers are back! But why?

The rockers are sharing a stage with the Osmonds, David Essex and Leo Sayer. What's the enduring appeal of nostalgia tours?

In a 1973 interview, Leo Sayer told the NME that he was a blues singer. He may have imagined himself, three decades later, venerated as Sussex's own BB King. Instead, this summer he'll be sharing a stage with David Essex, the Osmonds and the Bay City Rollers in the Once in a Lifetime 2010 tour, kicking off in Manchester next month, and ending in Cardiff in July. This is an astonishing teen dream line-up – you only need add David Cassidy (and subtract little Leo) and you account for pretty much all the sales of Blu-Tack in the mid seventies.

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Friday, May 07, 2010

Fireside honors Olive Osmond

MALAD, Idaho (ABC 4 News) - What was it like to grow up as one of the famous Osmonds?

Hundreds of people got a glimpse at an LDS fireside in Malad, Idaho.

The event provided an intimate look at the relationship between Olive Osmond and each of her nine children.

The Osmonds said there was love and faith in their home, and that their mother, was the heart of it.

“She loved life, and she taught and engrained in our thinking and in our life the importance of people and in loving people,” said son Jay Osmond.

MORE with Video Link to the Fireside

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Osmonds dedicate mother's log cabin birthplace

By Michael De Groote
Mormon Times
Tuesday, May. 04, 2010

SAMARIA, Idaho -- About six miles southwest of Malad, Idaho a girl was born in a log cabin on May 4, 1925. Eighty-five years later, seven of Olive Davis Osmond's nine children walked into the restored cabin.

"This is so surreal," Donny Osmond said. "You can feel her presence here"

The Osmonds were in town for the dedication of the "Olive May Davis Osmond Cabin and Museum." The cabin sits on property donated by Samaria resident Luke Waldron, a local high school teacher and history buff. It is only about 200 feet away from its original location.

Waldron carefully took the decaying cabin apart about 20 years ago -- numbering every log. The buyer of the logs never reassembled it and eventually it came back into Waldron's possession. Two years ago, he began restoring the cabin -- hoping to have it done in time for a local visit and musical performance by The Osmonds -- Second Generation.

Photos, a link to article about the fireside, and more of this article at MORMONTIMES.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Osmond family to be in Malad


The Osmond Family will be in Malad on May 2-3, 2010, to dedicate the cabin where their mother, Olive Davis, was born. All nine children – Virl, Tom, Alan, Merrill, Wayne, Jay, Donnie, Marie, and Jimmy – will participate in the events. The public is invited to all events.

An LDS Fireside will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, at 7:00. Doors will open at 6:15 at the Malad LDS Stake Center at 1250 North 1100 West. The Osmonds will present a program emphasizing family although it will not be a concert. Admission is free, but because seating is limited, tickets are required. Tickets can be obtained be calling Lance Tripp at 541-8746. Overflow seating will be available at the 3rd Ward Building at 400 North 200 West. Tickets will not be required at that location.

The cabin dedication ceremony will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 3, at the cabin site on the main road into Samaria, 6 miles southwest of Malad. After the dedication, a light lunch will be served for a $5 donation, followed by entertainment by local student groups and some of the Osmond family.

Those who attend either event will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the Osmonds. Books about the Osmonds by Alan and Virl Osmond and CDs by the Osmonds will be available for sale with all proceeds going to the cabin maintenance fund and the Samaria Pavilion fund.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Why singles stay single longer -- conclusion

By Don Osmond
Monday, Apr. 19, 2010
Read all of Don's past columns here

We're closing the "singles staying single longer" topic at just about the right time. These past few articles kicked up the dust, and it doesn't look ready to settle just yet. Emotions are at a fever pitch, and I don't blame anyone.

Being single late in life (... and that's all relative) places burdens on some backs. It poses the question, "Why me?"

Left out of the proverbial circle of wedlock, we are filled with a gamut of emotion:

* Suspicion, "Am I going to get married?"
* Denial, "I don't need to be married"
* Resentment, "It's not my fault! He broke up with me."
* Guilt, "I missed a chance to be married"
* Self-hatred, "Why would anyone marry me?"

Amidst all of this, each of us finds our own reasons for staying single longer. We want to see the world. We want to accomplish lofty goals of success. We seek autonomy to fulfill our wildest dreams.

MORE @ MORMONTIMES

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ticket Info for Samaria, ID, Fireside

ATTENTION!!!
ALL WHO ARE PLANNING ON ATTENDING THE FIRESIDE IN SAMARIA,IDAHO ON MAY 2ND:

YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET FOR THE FIRESIDE!

YOU WILL NEED TO RESERVE A TICKET FOR THE FIRESIDE BY SENDING YOUR NAME AND
INFO TO:

Lance Tripp's email: lancet@atcnet.net

Include your name, your email address and a phone number (If you have one.)

If you do NOT have a ticket, YOU MAY HAVE TO GO TO ANOTHER BUILDING WHERE TELEVISIONS WILL CARRY THE BROADCAST OF THE LIVE FIRESIDE EVENT!

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

Monday, April 19, 2010

For Donny Osmond the church is more than religion, it's life

By Lynn Arave
Deseret News
Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010

Entertainment can be a troubling profession these days, with temptation, pornography and immorality more rampant than ever before. Probably few members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints know that better than Donny Osmond.

However, his membership in the Mormon church isn't just his religion, it's his very lifestyle, he told the Deseret News during a recent 30-minute telephone interview from Las Vegas.

"I would never do anything that would compromise my membership or standing in the church. Because it's more than just a religion to me. It's my way of life. In my opinion, it's what's been able to keep my family stable in this crazy business called show business."

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Monday, April 05, 2010

Oldest Osmond sibling shares life with famous family

George Virl Osmond Jr. sits in his modest living room in Lindon. On various shelves sit family photos. A closer look at the photos and one sees the trademark smiles of the Osmond brood, the nine children of George and Olive Osmond, along with their 20 grandchildren.

Virl is the oldest and embodies the trademark Osmond looks and grace with a broad smile, the pug nose and the heartfelt concern for whomever he encounters. He and his brother, Tom, were born hearing-impaired, and therefore not part of the performing acts of their seven siblings.

In spite of his handicap, he exudes that bright, contagious enthusiasm that people associate with the famous performing family.

"My brother and I helped with the Osmond Brothers' act -- we taught them sign language, so they could communicate on the set," he said. Virl's eyes twinkle as he continues. "And I taught them to dance. When they became well-known as a barbershop quartet, my mother, Olive, sent me to tap dancing classes so that I would not feel left out. I came back and taught the boys to dance."

Photo and the rest of the story at the following link:http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/article_017ad174-d755-55e1-a05a-33191c80ce9a.html

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter Everybody from India!!!

Happy Easter Everybody from India!!!
Justin Osmond

Thursday, April 01, 2010

The Family Pavilion in Samaria--Join us!

The Family Pavilion in Samaria

Family Friends and Fans,

We'd like Family, Friends. and Fans to join us in rebuilding a new Pavilion in Samaria, Idaho. The last one burned down!

So many families were "Strengthened and neighbors were brought together at that Pavilion that it is a Goal to rebuild "The Family Pavilion once again!

One Heart Foundation, http://oneheart.org and The Family.com http://thefamily.com are asking All to "Be of One Heart" and have your name on a plaque at the NEW Pavilion!

The Family level is the largest, $100.00
The Friend level is medium $ 50.00
The Fan level is small $ 35.00

Please make checks payable to:
Malad Valley Welsh Foundation
315 Bannock Street
Malad, Idaho 83252

More info here:
http://getnoiz.ning.com/photo/be-a-family-friend-or-fan-of?context=latest "When the Love for another makes a stranger your brother then you're ONE!",

Alan & Suzanne Osmond
Host: Malad Valley Welsh Foundation
Location: 315 Bannock Street
Malad,, Idaho 83252

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Marie Osmond Makes Emotional Return to Performing

With tears in her eyes and her voice shaking at times, Marie Osmond donned her bravest face Tuesday night as she took to the stage for the first time since the death of her son for a show that she dedicated to him.

"The way Osmonds survive is we keep singing," she told the audience at the Flamingo Las Vegas, performing one day after the funeral. "That's what we want to do tonight. I know my son would want that and this show is for him."

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Saturday, March 06, 2010

ET Online Photo Tribute

ET has a very nice photo tribute to the Osmond Family online today. Open this link to see.

http://www.etonline.com/gallery/2010/03/84640/index.html?photo=1

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Video: Donny Osmond's First Interview Since the Death of Marie's Son

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The Osmond family has turned to one another as they strive to move forward following the suicide of Michael Bryan, Marie's son. Marie's brothers and nephew gathered in Utah on Monday night to support the release of David's new album, "Reflected." They also used this as an opportunity to reflect on the tragedy that has afflicted their tight-knit family.

Donny Osmond said, "Whenever there's a situation where there needs to be rallying, the Osmonds rally around each other and support each other. And, there's a lot of that going on right now."

Upon receiving the devastating news of Michael's death, the brothers immediately boarded Donny's plane to join their sister in Las Vegas. "It meant a lot to her to have us at her house," reported Donny.

Marie's ex-husband and Michael's father, Brian Blosil, also attended the event to support David's emerging music career. David summed it all up, saying, "Family is everything."

Monday, March 01, 2010

Message from Alan

To all those who have sent their best wishes, their sorrows and condolences but, especially their prayers to the Family and our sister Marie, we wish to acknowledge that we and Marie have received them! You have truly touched our hearts! We can't express enough the Love that we have for all of you, and for your love, concerns, caring and prayers for us!

We know that our parents, George and Olive, who are in Heaven will be there to watch out for Michael in Paradise / Heaven! We are so grateful for the knowledge that we have of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ , for our Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit above for the "The Plan of Life"! http://mormon.org/mormonorg/eng/basic-beliefs/heavenly-father-s-plan-of-happ
iness/heavenly-father-s-plan-of-happiness


It is with Faith, Prayer, and knowledge of "The Plan of Life" that we can keep moving positively forward each day proving ourselves until we are reunited with them once again! How do we deal with all these "TESTS" that we get? Jesus is "The Way"! These "TESTS" then, become "TESTimonies" that Heavenly Father and Jesus Live and that they Love us Eternally!

Alan Osmond

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Osmond son Virl shares memories of his mother

LINDON — Virl Osmond wrote the book "The Untold Story of Olive Osmond" as a gift to his mother, who died in 2004. He feels he owes her that in return for the priceless gifts she gave him as he and his brother grew up deaf in a famous Mormon family of singers.

"It's because of her that I can communicate," Osmond said. "She left me with the tools to get through life."

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Olive May Davis Osmond Museum!

Several friends and fans have been calling trying to verify if The Osmond Brothers will be back in Branson, Missouri on May 4th! YES, THEY WILL! That day, of course, is a special day as it is our Mother's Birthday! The Brothers wanted to honor their Mother, Olive Davis Osmond, by being at her Cabin Museum dedication in Samaria, Idaho Sunday, May 2nd for a family fireside, and Monday May 3rd for the dedication of The Olive May Davis Osmond Cabin and Museum!

Olive's Great-Grandfather, Thomas John Davis was born in Wales, married Elizabeth Williams in 1853, came to America and built the cabin in the 1870¹s. Olive¹s Grandfather, Samuel Williams Davis (1863 -1942) lived in it and married Mary Ann Martin in 1890. Olive's Father, Thomas Martin Davis (1899 ­ 1968) was born and raised in this cabin. He married Vera Ann
Nichols in 1923. Our Mother, Olive May Davis was born May 4th, 1925 in that SAME CABIN!

People in Idaho told us that Olive is the most popular woman ever to have come out of the State of Idaho! This was important for the brothers to be there. ALL of the Osmonds and Davis's will be there to launch the OLIVE MAY DAVIS OSMOND CABIN AND MUSEUM! A special brass plaque called "Olive Eternal" will be dedicated and this Cabin Museum will then be open to the
public. It was rebuilt and maintained by the community of Samaria, Idaho. The Welch Days Festival will honor Olive and all those from Wales.

More information on the Davis and Osmond Family Histories is here:
http://osmondgenetree.com. A booklet called, ³Davis, the other Half of the
Osmonds, is here:
http://astore.amazon.com/httpgetnoiz.com02-20?node=7&page=1
More: http://getnoiz.ning.com/forum/topics/olive-may-davis-osmond-cabin

Osmond Brothers in Branson May 4th

Several friends and fans have been calling, trying to verify if The Osmond Brothers will be back in Branson, Missouri on May 4th! YES, THEY WILL! That day, of course, is a special day as it is our Mother’s Birthday! The Brothers wanted to honor their Mother, Olive Davis Osmond, by being at her Cabin Museum dedication in Samaria, Idaho Sunday, May 2nd for a family fireside, and Monday May 3rd for the dedication of “The Olive May Davis Osmond Cabin and Museum!

Olive’s Great Grandfather, Thomas John Davis was born in Wales, married Elizabeth Williams in 1853, came to America and built the cabin in the 1870’s. Olive’s Grandfather, Samuel Williams Davis (1863 -1942) lived in it and married Mary Ann Martin in 1890. Olive’s Father, Thomas Martin Davis (1899 – 1968) was born and raised in this cabin. He married Vera Ann Nichols in 1923. Our Mother, Olive May Davis was born May 4th, 1925 in that SAME CABIN!

People in Idaho told us that “Olive is the most popular woman ever to have come out of the State of Idaho!” This was important for the brothers to be there. ALL of the Osmonds and Davis’s will be there to launch the “OLIVE MAY DAVIS OSMOND CABIN AND MUSEUM! A special brass plaque called “Olive Eternal” will be dedicated and this Cabin Museum will then be open to the public. It was rebuilt and maintained by the community of Samaria, Idaho. The Welch Days Festival will honor Olive and all those from Wales. More information on the Davis and Osmond Family Histories is here: http://osmondgenetree.com.

A booklet called, “Davis, the other Half of the Osmonds”, is here: http://astore.amazon.com/httpgetnoiz.com02-20?node=7&page=1

More: http://getnoiz.ning.com/forum/topics/olive-may-davis-osmond-cabin

Osmond son Virl shares memories of his mother

LINDON, Utah -- Virl Osmond wrote the book "The Untold Story of Olive Osmond" as a gift to his mother, who died in 2004. He feels he owes her that in return for the priceless gifts she gave him as he and his brother grew up deaf in a famous Mormon family of singers.

"It's because of her that I can communicate," Osmond said. "She left me with the tools to get through life."

Read the rest of the article:
http://www.mormontimes.com/arts_entertainment/books/?id=13531

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Way Newsletter

We at Osmond Network want to thank you for joining THE WAY Newsletter Mailing List. (located at http://osmond.com)

We will have formal emails coming out soon with helps and discussions that hopefully will move us forward in life to help us best choose The WAY we should live our lives and in making GOOD choices. I ask all who want to know what more to GET NOIZ, and to turn this world around, to become a Zion People, and to really set our minds upon change for the better! We need to be "In the world", but, NOT "Of the world"!

At such a time as this, in these troubled times, we must ENDURE and be true and faithful in our values and endure to the end with what we believe and in our personal desires! We must want to have what the scriptures say and have a Mighty Change of Heart! Of course, this is your choice!

We should be "Of One Heart", "One Mind", have NO DESIRE FOR ANYTHING of and EVIL Nature, Thought, or Desire! I wrote a song about One Heart that helps expresses it: "When the Love for Another makes a Stranger your Brother" then you're ONE! Yes, EVERY decision we make in our lives from now on must have Eternal Consequences! And, eventually, there will be NO POOR among us!

As I think about the word, ENDURES I remember how much our parents shared this phrase with us to keep reminding us as we were growing up. My son Doug, saw this logo in his mind of "ETTE" . . . "Endure To The End". So, I made it up into pins and other reminder motivational jewelry. I encourage ALL to put this in your minds, to wear it, and to constantly think about it every day!

Some of these helpful visual reminders are here: http://thefamily.com/store/shop/category.asp?catid=55 I have found them most helpful, "Lest ye forget"!

Thank you friends! Let us get started doing what's right and TRUE! JESUS is "THE WAY"! May we ENDURE TO THE END!

Alan

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Filmmaker attempting to secure funding for music documentary

TUSCUMBIA - Most recording artists know when the audience is cheering, they're into the music.

If they're silent, there's something wrong.

It's just the opposite for Percy Sledge, the man whose hit "When a Man Loves a Woman" helped bring Muscle Shoals music to the world.

"When they're quiet, I've got 'em," Sledge said in an interview that will be part of a short presentation that filmmaker Wallace Sears will use to get backing for a major documentary on Muscle Shoals music.

Sears began shooting short interviews with the movers and shakers of early Muscle Shoals music last week in Nashville and the Shoals.

The video, which could be described as a trailer, will contain just enough information to whet the appetites of producers.

CONTINUE HERE for info on Alan

Friday, February 12, 2010

Message from Alan

I know this is bold...but it is TRUE!

To all my friends of different religions:

I have been really open with my posts on Facebook and Twitter regarding things we need to do that involve religion. Just like our politics now days, it's NOT so much Republican or Democrat as much as Your Choice as an Independent! It is YOU that the Lord cares about! When you choose to stand for something you believe in, you want the TRUTH! Yes, I shared that we Osmonds, or Osmunds several years ago used to be Catholic! When we found the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ had been restore in the 1830's, our families changed religions and became members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it is TRUE! Many Churches teach truth so ALL wasn't lost! We just added MORE LIGHT AND KNOWLEDGE to our Testimonies! Now we have more than just the Bible as Another Witness that Jesus is the son of God! And more evidences are foretold to be coming! I want everything I can get about JESUS! We are BORN alone and we will Die alone! We will be Judged by Jesus alone, INDEPENDNTLY,
for our works whether they be bad or good! That's the truth! The TRUTH is also that JESUS CHRIST IS COMING BACK AGAIN! SOON it seems, with all of the "signs of the Times"! I must be bold and share the truth! Sometimes it hurts but, it's TRUE! D&C 60:2 tells me: "But with some I am not well pleased, for they will not open their mouths, but they hide the talent which I have given unto them, because of the fear of man. Wo unto such, for mine anger is kindled against them." I fear GOD more than MAN! Rom. 1: 16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. I also speak out for the Truth because that's what FRIENDS do!
http://bit.ly/axzYMS

Thanks,
Alan

This is a GREAT... & ...DREADFUL Day! YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHOOSE!

Posted by Alan R. Osmond on February 12, 2010

I was impressed to get up early this morning and encourage all who read this to remember . . . that YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHOOSE! A Prophet of the Lord, Spencer W. Kimball gave our family some VERY good advice when we had decisions to make when we were not quite sure which "WAY" to choose. He said, "No matter what the decision you have to make... whether it is where you live, the friends you keep, or what job that you do . . . you will ALWAYS HAVE AT LEAST TWO CHOICES! You can go this way...or that way. ALWAYS CHOOSE THAT WHICH WILL GET YOU THE CLOSEST TO THE CELESTIAL KINGDOM AND YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER!"

As we see the trials and TESTS of this day in which we live, you have the CHOICE to decide whether you look life as a GREAT DAY...or a DREADFUL DAY! Is your glass half full...or half empty? Are you a Positive person or a Negative person? The Pendulum of Life swings both ways! If it swings far to the left, it will swing just as far to the right. Scripture says, "As a man thinketh...so is he!" Every decision that you make should have ETERNAL significance!

Yes, times are hard right now and it might even get harder. Your family, marriage, your job, your health may be challenged... it may seem unfair . . . and even the future of this "GREAT" Country may be challenged!

I try to remember the words of another Prophet, Harold B. Lee, when he said...
"Men may fail in this country, earthquakes may come, seas may heave beyond their bounds, there may be great drought, disaster, and hardship, but this nation, founded on principles laid down by men whom God raised up, will never fail. This is the cradle of humanity, where life on this earth began in the Garden of Eden. This is the place of the new Jerusalem. This is the place that the Lord said is favored above all other nations in all the world. This is the place where the Savior will come to His Temple. This is the favored land in all the world. Yes, I repeat, men may fail, but this nation won't fail. I have faith in America; you and I must have faith in America, if we understand the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are living in a day when we must pay heed to these challenges.

I plead with you NOT to preach pessimism. Preach that this is the greatest country in all the world. This is a favored land. This is the land of or forefathers. It is the nation that will stand despite whatever trials or crises it may have to pass through."

Scripture says: Gen. 12: 2
And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

I ask you to join me in looking at this world, and your life, and your family today as a "GREAT DAY"!

Alan

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Land's End and One Heart Challenge

Family and Friends,

One of the distribution sources of the almost 30,000 caps of the Lands’ End Challenge was via the Lunchboxers who help feed Families in need!
Some of the caps went to Homeless Families and these went to children in families with needs, especially during these past cold winter days!
Scott who was in charge of this group reports: “These caps were received very well and I wanted to let all of the others who worked with us on our One Heart Campaign to know how much Good can be done when we work together and reach out to others”!

As the lyric from the song One Heart says:
“When the Love for another makes a stranger your Brother then you’re ONE!

Thanks to everyone involved for being of “One Heart”!

Alan & Suzanne Osmond
http://oneheart.org

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Marie Osmond Pays Tribute To Haitian Survivors

MARIE OSMOND paid tribute to citizens of earthquake-devastated Haiti as she picked up a woman of the year award for her charity work at the weekend (23Jan10).

The singer was honoured by the Nevada Ballet Theatre for her foundation, the Children’s Miracle Network, which treats ill youngsters and has raised more than $3.6 billion since the 1980s.

Osmond used her speech at the Las Vegas ceremony to recognise survivors in Haiti, who have shown courage and strength since an earthquake hit the country on 12 January (10) - and reveals her organization is aiding the ongoing relief effort.

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Don Osmond: The Facebook addiction


By Don Osmond
Friday, Jan. 29, 2010

As some of you may be aware, I've recently had my bout with Facebook; even committed myself into going "cold turkey" for a time. But the blasted Web site still confounds me.

Did you know that some the most popular Web sites tout success as maintaining an audience for a mere minute and a half? In contrast, the average person spends 25 minutes every day on Facebook. We're gonna have to face it, we're addicted to Facebook.

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Jimmy Osmond is voted off Popstar to Operastar

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1247206/Popstar-Operastar-Myleene-Klass-debuts-new-curly-hai

Donny Osmond's new radio show

By Lynn Arave
Deseret News
Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010

The new Donny Osmond radio show premiered nationally several weeks ago.

Rusty Keys, KBEE (Utah) program director and afternoon personality, said the station will be dropping the Ryan Seacrest radio show to fit Osmond's new show into the schedule.

"I'm really excited about it," Keys said of the new show, noting that it will be a great opportunity to have someone like Donny Osmond airing each weekday in Utah.

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Join Kathy's blog

Did you know that Kathlyn Osmond now has a blog where she shares stories of her life being married to Wayne? Check out the link here or in our sidebar.

http://onebadappledish.blogspot.com

Thursday, January 07, 2010

A Thousand Years of Osmond History

Tom & Vera Davis are the Parents of Olive Davis Osmond, the Mother of the performing Osmond Family! They played a very important role, besides their Davis / Nichols genes, in making their daughter, Olive, and her children successful.

This book reveals the importance of education and the love of music with talents that comes from the "other half" of The Osmond Family and their Welsh descendants. When you see who they were and get to know them, you will find a lot of valued, dedicated, and hard working people with faith and musical tendencies that got passed down to their children and grandchildren.

Olive May Davis was a piano player and loved the saxophone which she played with Fred McMurray on the Andy William's TV Show in the '60's. Though several of her family were hard working farmers, miners, wood cutters, educators and seamstresses, you will learn that they were also musical and made violins. Anna Jenkins and John Marsh (descendants) had 12 children and taught them to sing in four-part harmony! (That's how the Osmond Brothers
started in 1957!)

Several family members joined the LDS Church and moved from Wales to Idaho. Olive was born in her grandparent's cabin which has now become a museum in Samaria, Idaho to be dedicated on May 3, 2010. They believe that "God's "Plan of Life" is the Family. This book was created for their posterity and friends to remember their Ancestors and the love that they had for higher education, musical talents, honest and simple living, who were a hard working people that produced a great posterity that has influenced the world! This book contains several pictures, genealogy sources, family history, that genetically ties many families together with historic relationships.

Their Family History can be seen at: http://osmondgenetree.com

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Donny Osmond dives into radio with syndicated show on heels of `Dancing With the Stars' win

Singer Donny Osmond is coming back to the airwaves as he launches a radio show on the heels of his "Dancing With the Stars" win.

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A music show hosted by the 52-year-old Las Vegas headliner debuts Jan. 18 on about 60 stations across the country.

"I've been up and down for the last 47 years. Up's better, let me tell you," the entertainer said in an interview with The Associated Press. "It is a roller coaster ride and you're not up all the time, and when you are up you ride that wave and hopefully you're enjoying that wave, because I'm certainly enjoying this one."

Osmond said the daytime show is aimed at a wide audience, but primarily women who listen to the adult contemporary or classic hits during the day, at work or elsewhere.

"It really gives ownership to the listener, and that's what we're trying to do is get them through the workday with some great music and some fun stories, little anecdotes and a very positive outlook in the five hours I'll be programming," Osmond said.

Osmond will record segments on his laptop and the show will be delivered to stations by syndication network Citadel Media, in partnership with McVay Syndication. Officials said last month's bankruptcy filing by parent Citadel Broadcasting will have no effect on Osmond's contract, the terms of which were not announced.

Osmond said most of his fans grew up with radio, and the format isn't going away despite the medium's financial slump and technological advances that give potential audiences more entertainment choices.

"I've been in this business since dirt was created, so I've seen a lot of incarnations of this business," Osmond said. "I remember when colored television came in ... I was such a little kid but I was involved in the industry so much."

"And so many people would say, `Television is the death of radio,' and as history has shown, it isn't, it wasn't and it never will be," he said.

The show will include some personal anecdotes and stories from the entertainer, who is enjoying a resurgence with his appearance on the hit ABC dance series, the Donny and Marie show with his sister at the Flamingo Las Vegas and an album debuting next year.

SOURCE


Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Entertainment Producer, Director and Composer William H. May Passes Away At Age 56

William H. "Billy" May, world-renowned entertainment producer, director and composer, died at 1:45am on Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Mr. May's death follows a recent illness.

As a teen, May honed his abilities as a performer, composer and writer, touring with such acts as Sonny and Cher and the Osmond Brothers.

Alan remembers him as, "
a good musician."

Our condolences to the May family.

Lands' End FeelGood Initiative Reaches Goal Warms Over 25,000 Hearts and Heads This Season

DODGEVILLE, Wis., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- It took four months, more than 5,000 pounds of donated yarn and hundreds of talented volunteers to knit over 25,000 hats for homeless individuals across the country as part of the Lands' End FeelGood initiative. Lands' End kicked off the FeelGood campaign in September in an effort to warm the homeless and displaced this season. For every Lands' End FeelGood sweater purchased, the company donated signature FeelGood yarn to One Heart Foundation's Warming Families, a nationwide knitting charity. Hundreds of volunteer knitters embraced the challenge many knitting for the entire four months resulting in a total of 29,560 hats knitted and donated to homeless organizations from coast to coast.

"The results of this campaign are simply heart warming," said Nick Coe, president, Lands' End. "We are truly grateful to the volunteers that donated their time and talents to such a rewarding and meaningful effort."

Lands' End donated more than 5,000 pounds of proprietary FeelGood yarn that is as soft as cashmere but offers the durability and value of cotton. The company offers a FeelGood sweater collection in a variety sweater styles for women and wanted to find a way to utilize the yarn in a meaningful way this season.

As a result, yarn was delivered to hundreds of Warming Family volunteers as well as Lands' End employees and local community members. Vickie Howell, best-selling craft author, knitting personality and host of TV's Knitty Gritty also worked with Lands' End to help instruct novice knitters, create hat patterns for the campaign and to host "knit out" events to keep the momentum going. Additionally New York Times best-selling author Kate Jacobs supported the initiative by joining knit outs across the country and reading from The Friday Night Knitting Club and Knit the Season.

"We are thrilled that our volunteer knitters have accomplished the amazing goal of knitting thousands of hats and meeting our mission of helping families," said Alan Osmond, Warming Families. "Through yarn donations and knitting by our volunteers, we were able to help thousands of families in need this winter. We thank the volunteers for sharing their hearts this season."

About Warming Families

Warming Families, a project of the One Heart Foundation www.oneheart.org, is a 100% volunteer project that delivers blankets and other warm items to the homeless and displaced while strengthening families through charity work. At the heart of this project are area volunteers who function to coordinate efforts and locate and supply local shelters and nursing homes.

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