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.

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.


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


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.