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Archive for March, 2013

As St. Patrick’s Day 2013 is just a few days away, here is a segment from the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Seattle. There is a little bit from, I think, every group in the parade.

It has been a family event for us since I was very young and my Dad and my son have played the Irish Anthem and the Stars and Stripes at the start of the parade for a number of years together. This segment showcases a little bit of their trumpet work as well as the diverse variety and fun of the parade. Thanks to the Irish Heritage Club and so many other groups for their hard work putting this event together every year.

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I produced a short video for the 2013 Verity Cartwheels for a Cause Contest to benefit Kiwanis Camp Casey.  Voting ends today at 5pm.  There are some very worthwhile causes in the competition.  Here is my entry:

Vote for #9 Cartwheels for a Cause.

My segment features the SLC Lacrosse Team doing cartwheels and a great cartwheel line from the Newport High School Gymnastics team.  I hope it does well and will share any results I find out.

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Participating in youth talent shows is in my opinion one of the bravest things a teenager can do these days.  Putting it all on the line on stage in front of everyone, when most youth that age are working on where they fit in and are accepted.  That takes courage.  Yet, the end result from such an event is just an amazing array of beauty and skill and creativity.  Here is this year’s Newport High School Follies clip:

The winning act has been getting great reviews in the You Tube clip.  They are called Copenhagen Interpretation and they performed an Of Monsters and Men title called  Little Talks.

Great acts and inspirational moments.  It’s why I am an advocate for the arts and contribute so much of my time and talent to making sure they have a place in our world.

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