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Can You Hear Natalie Now? Good!
Posted 4/17/2004 by Adge
Those of you with cable, keep an eye out for the new Verizon wireless commercial featuring Natalie! I caught it on The History Channel, which is also a great place to see the masterful miniseries Band of Brothers.
Abe Meets Lucy
Posted 12/22/2003 by Mike
While organizing my music on iTunes today, I noticed that much of rising-artist Lucy Woodward's new CD, While You Can, features the drum stylings of Roundhouse's own Abe Laboriel, including her current single “The Trouble With Me.” The track “Blindsided” was also co-written by Abe.
Check out Lucy's site for information on the disc and audio/video samples. I can personally attest - it's a good listen!
John & Julene Bits
Our own John Crane is a writer and co-producer on the Fox sketch comedy series, Mad TV. (Saturdays at 11pm, or check local listings.)
Julene Renee is credited as cast in the 2004 animated Robert Zemeckis film,The Polar Express. The film is currently in post production.
Micki Gets The Rundown
I (Mike) don't usually get to post these news items, but I saw this little tidbit, and decided to get it up here first! Micki Duran is going to be appearing in the motion picture, The Rundown, when it opens this September 26 in theatres nationwide. The film stars WWE's The Rock, Sean William Scott, and Christopher Walken, and looks to be an action/comedy. Micki is credited as, (big surprise,) "Dancer." However, she is listed in the primary pre-production list of credits on IMDb, so her role may indeed be larger than in past films. IMDb also lists Micki as being involved in the upcoming Looney Toons: Back in Action, to be released in November.
Micki's name is no longer listed on the IMDB listing for The Rundown. Also, the All-American Girl Micki fansite claims that Micki is NOT in The Rundown. Can anyone please verify this? I (Mike) thought I did see her in a very quick shot in one of the trailers, but I have not seen the full motion picture, and I cannot verify whether or not she actually remains in the film. Please e-mail us if you have any information! Thanks!
Natalie's National Tour
I'm delighted to report that Natalie has started on a 44 week national tour of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Natalie is very excited to set forth about the country on this adventure and is one of only four women in the production which stars rock icon Sebastian Bach. Jesus Christ Superstar kicks off in the LA area, running from November 1-17 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. (Tickets: 562-944-9801) And for all the folks out there that never get to see anythingRoundhouse in their hometowns - this is your lucky break. This production is going all over the US. Yes Mike, even to Columbus, Ohio. To see when Natalie will be in your town, check out the tour dates below:
11/01-11/17/02: La Mirada, CA; La Mirada Theatre
11/26-12/01/02: Las Vegas, NV; Aladdin
12/03-12/08/02: San Diego, CA; Civic Center
12/17-12/22/02: San Antonio, TX; Majestic Theatre
12/25/02-1/05/03: Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Broward Theatre
1/07-1/12/03: Greenville, SC; Peace Center
1/14-1/19/03: Orlando, FL; Bob Carr Theatre
1/21-1/26/03: Louisville, KY; Palace Theatre
1/28-2/02/03: Minneapolis, MN; Orpheum (Detroit)
2/05-2/09/03: Kalamazoo, MI; Miller Theatre
2/11-2/16/03: Buffalo, NY; Shea's
2/18-3/02/03: Cincinatti, OH; Aronoff
3/04-3/09/03: Indiannapolis, IN; Clowes
3/11-3/16/03: New Orleans, LA; Saenger Theatre
3/18-3/23/03: Philadelphia, PA; Merriam Theatre
3/25-3/30/03: Columbus, OH; Palace
4/01-4/06/03: Atlanta, GA ; Fox
4/08-4/13/03: Baltimore, MD; Mechanci
4/15-4/20/03: Boston, MA; Wang Theatre
4/22-4/27/03: Charlotte, NC; Ovens
4/29-5/04/03: Richmond, VA; Carpenter Theatre
5/06-5/11/03: Providence, RI; PPAC
5/13-5/18/03: Norfolk, VA; Chrysler
5/27-6/01/03: Vancouver, B.C.; Q.E. Theatre
6/03-6/08/03: Seattle, WA; Paramount
6/10-6/15/03: Portland, OR; Keller
7/08-7/13/03: Appleton, WI; Fox Cities Theatre
7/15-7/20/03: Milwaukee, WI; MPAC Theatre
7/22-7/27/03: FT. Worth, TX; Bass Theatre
See you at the theatre!
Glued to the Tube for Bryan Anthony
and David Nicoll
Got cable? You might have seen Bryan Anthony in the beginning of VH1'sBubblegum Babylon choreographing for pop artist Katie Cassidy. Missed it? The special will air again on February 3rd. Check local listings. He's in like the first three minutes so don't be late! I know lots of you saw David Nicoll on E!'s intellectually stimulating Star Dates with Jill Whelan, but if you missed it worry not, it's scheduled to air again Sunday, February 2nd. Rest assured it's not quite the car wreck that his appearance on The 5th Wheel was. Check local listings. And on a final note, a thanks goes out to Nicole for informing us that Bryan appeared on ESPN's ProDance Full Out Special! Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this is going to air again anytime soon. I guess we told you kind of late. Late is better than never, right? Check local listings.
Julene in Secretary
The independent film, Secretary, in which Julene has a minor role ("Jessica") is now playing in select cities and will open everywhere October 2. Secretaryis a 2002 Sundance Film Festival winner and has received much critical praise since it's release here in Los Angeles. Visit the site for more details: www.secretarythemovie.com.
Secretary is now available on DVD and video, for those who didn't get to see it in theatres!
Crystal Goes Gold
On July 10th the Recording Industry Association of America certified Crystal's album Beauty for Ashes GOLD! That means she's sold more than 500,000 copies of the 1996 album and probably has a plaque on her wall somewhere. Very very cool. Crystal's new hymns album, Holy Holy Holy will be in stores October 1.
Watch closely in the new Discover card commercial with the unlucky dating guy, and you can see Julene blowing him off! Look for her new hair-do... long, red curls!
Amy for Rent
Amy Ehrlich has joined the ensemble cast of Rent on Broadway. Rent is showing at the Nederlander Theatre, 208 West 41st St., New York, NY 10036. For more info visit the official site: RENT. I believe tickets range from $20 - $90. Check outTicketmaster to get tickets online.
Crystal's More Live DVD and CD are both now available in stores. I was at the concert that they recorded for More Live here in Anaheim and it was a lot of fun. The DVD has a B-side full of cute little out-takes and a More video documentary which features the fabulous "court room dance number" that had me in hysterics.
Don't forget to check Crystal's tour dates to see if she's coming to a town near you!
Natalie At It Again
Wow this girl works a lot. California locals can check out Natalie playing Aldonza inMan of La Mancha for Downey Civic Light Opera in Downey, CA. The show runs May 31 through June 16. For more info please call the theatre @ (562) 923-1714.
Nicoll and Hollywood Knights
California locals (sorry out-of-staters, these all seem to be local) can check out Nicoll playing basketball and performing with the all celebrity Hollywood Knightsteam at various high schools around Southern Cal. The basketball games raise funds for the high schools they visit. To check out their dates go to: Hollywood Knights
Nicoll will also be performing at the Hollywood Knights wrap party in LA at the famous Key Club on Sunset Strip. The wrap party is on June 22 from 7 to 10pm and tickets are now available online. Click the Hollywood Knights link above for more details.
James Raymond and CPR
Music group CPR (that would be David Crosby, Jeff Pevar, and our own James Raymond) have an upcoming benefit gig in Pasadena, CA (sorry again out-of-staters) at Pasadena City College on June 1st. The concert is to benefit James' daughter's elementary school and their continuing promotion of diversity and progressive education through school funded student programs. For ticket information, check out the CPR website.
Natalie in Grease
Natalie will be playing the part of Marty in Grease at the good ol' La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts here in the Los Angeles area. The show runs from April 5th to April 21st. For ticket information call: (562) 944-9801 or visit the Theatre website: La Mirada.
Update: Click Here for the LA Times review of Natalie's last show, Swingtime Canteen.
In Micki news, Micki appeared as a cheerleader in the recent film, Orange County. And according to Easychair Expressway visitor Jamie, she will be appearing in an upcoming episode of Baywatch called, "Memorial Day" which will tentatively air on March 25 at 5pm Pacific and March 26 at 1:05am Pacific on TNN. Check your local listings. Thanks Jamie!
Natalie is currently appearing at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts as a lead in McCoy Rigby's musical, Swingtime Canteen. The show is a 1940s musical review in which Natalie plays "Lilly" a lusty, va-va-voom gal entertaining the troops overseas. Her solos include; "Daddy," and "Keep The Home Fires Burning." The show is running now through February 17th in La Mirada, California. For ticket information call: (562) 944-9801 or visit the Theatre website: La Mirada. I saw the show and loved it. Natalie's character was so much fun and if you sit stage right/house left down in front - Natalie might come down and talk to you in the show!!
Newsies on DVD
Extra! Extra! The movie with Specs, Pie Eater, Dutchy, and Bumlets is now available on DVD! Special features include 3 new featurettes, filmmaker commentary, and sing along features! I checked around online and here are the best prices I could find on it:
Cyber-Digital Nicoll News
Alright kids, remember when I told ya that David Nicoll performed a song for the cartoon film, Scooby Doo and the Cyber Chase? Well here's your chance to hear the song... the film is going to air on the Cartoon Network this Saturday the 19th at 7:PM Eastern/Pacific time, then again on Sunday the 20th at 10:AM Eastern/Pacific.
And then moving right along ... remember that N*Sync song that Nicoll co-wrote, "Digital Getdown"? Well, that happens to be one of the songs featured on Darrin's Dance Grooves video! You know... that choreographer guy in all the commercials. So if ya buy the video, you'll learn the N*Sync concert choreography to Nicoll's song... yeah, you get the picture. Have a lovely week!
Crystal's concert DVD is available for preorder right now if you visit her official website: Crystal Lewis. If you order now it's half price, $9.99 and it'll ship February 2 - that's 2 months before it hits stores!
Crystal's Vocal Performance Kit is also now available at Christian Bookstores. The kit includes vocal hints, exercises, and tips from Crystal. It's 2 CDs and a booklet written by Crystal containing her best selling vocal tracks: Lion and the Lamb, People Get Ready... Jesus is Comin', Beauty for Ashes, Beauty of the Cross, In Return, Shine Jesus Shine, God's Been Good to Me, Come Just As You Are, Trust Me, O Holy Night, and When God's People Pray. The whole deal should sell for $27.99.
And finally, Crystal has provided the voice of "Star" (the microphone) for the brand new cartoon, "MusicLand Band." Stay tuned for news on where to see the cartoon!
Upcoming Crystal Stuff
• December 4, 2001 - The Vocal Performance Kit Crystal's been assembling will be released.
• December 12, 2001 - Crystal to perform at Calvary Fellowship in Mountlake Terrace, WA.
• December 14 & 15, 2001 - Crystal to perform at Covenant Church in Carrollton, TX.
• January 2002 - Crystal to perform National Anthem for an LA Clippers game.
• April 2002 - Crystal's November Anaheim concert will be released as a new concert DVD.
• August 2002 - Crystal will release a brand new hymns album.
The David Nicoll Street Team is looking for new members. The Street Team members are folks who don't mind handing out flyers to friends, promoting David online, or who have other ideas to help launch his solo career. Street Team members (I am one) get the scoop as it happens and are eligible for exclusive contests. This is something people from all over can do, in fact the more widespread the better. If anyone out there is interested in joining the David Nicoll Street Team, please email us here.
David's fan club presidents are also trying to raise money to get David a 1/3 page ad in Twist Magazine - so thousands of teens out there can see that there's a new talent on the verge. These ads are expensive though so they're looking to get contributions from all over. If you would like to help or you know a company that would perhaps like to sponsor David for this project, please email David's fan club presidents, Marci and Micki, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit David's official website David Nicoll for more info on his solo career. See David's video for his current hit "Biggie Bounce" here.
Natalie is performing in "The Most Happy Fella" this November with Reprise! Theatre at the Freud Playhouse in UCLA. By way of Natalie's gigantic heart, I was fortunate enough to attend a dress rehearsal for the show and it was absolutely wonderful. If you live in the Southern California area and would like to see the show, visit www.reprise.org/themost.htm for ticket information. Or call the central ticket office at (310) 825-2101 for more information. The show is running from November 6 - 18.
Crystal is once again holding a concert at the Sun Theatre in her hometown of Anaheim, CA this November 17. I saw her concert there last year and adored it. It was all encompassing ... she sang new songs, old ones (and some really old ones), and even a little disco! This concert has more music than most of her road concerts and has a down home, intimate feeling as well. I'm going again this year and I can't wait. For ticket information, search for Crystal at www.ticketmaster.com or call the Sun Theatre box-office at: (714) 712-2700.
Nicoll in September 11 Tribute
Unsigned Artists for Unsung Heroes have released the pop single, "Heroes Unsung" which Nicoll has two solos in. The single was released October 8 and the proceeds from sales go to Clear Channel's Disaster Relief Fund and the Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan (RAWA). For donation or ordering info, please visit www.usa4ush.com There is also a video for the song, that hopefully will begin playing on the video stations soon.
Here's David singing "Heroes Unsung" at a benefit showcase in LA, October 7.
More on More
Now that I own Crystal's newest album More, I can tell you all a little more about it. The three new songs are; "More", "I Guess", and "Like a Child." The two songs featuring new remixes are, "Shine, Jesus, Shine" and "I Now Live." The DVD that accompanies the CD, features surround sound mixes of the five songs listed above, a documentary (with GREAT footage of Crystal laying a track for "Like a Child") and her videos for "More," "Trust Me," "Lord I Believe in You" (the James Raymond mix), "Beauty for Ashes," and "The Beauty of the Cross." The video for "More" is put together like an action movie trailer parody. It's so delightfully cheesy and so much fun to watch. I haven't seen Crystal play around this much since Roundhouse- so I absolutely love this new video. In upcoming Crystal news, on December 4, Crystal will be releasing a vocal performance kit which contains 3 CDs and a booklet - 10 tracks, demos, vocal tips and exercises for all the aspiring vocalists out there.
Bryan and Nicoll in Teen Mag
Britney, Justin, Britney, Justin... but skip to the back pages of the teen magazine "J-14" and you might find somebody you know. In the August 2001 issue of "J-14" there is an attractive picture of Bryan Anthony dancing with Vitamin C on page 85. On page 98 of the October 2001 "J-14" you'll find David Nicoll posing with the rest of the participants from this July's 'N Sync Challenge for the Children event. So, next time, flip past Christina and look in the back of the teen mags.
(Ahem, I feel I should explain here - I'm 23... so I have no idea why I was flipping through teen mags this August. I have a sixth sense for Bryan Anthony! And Nicoll's fan club presidents, Marci & Micki, clued me in to the October issue. I normally read uh... "Newsweek" and "National Geographic"!)
When God's People Pray
Mike and I wish to express to all of you who are experiencing loss or solidarity right now, our prayers are with you. While deeply saddened by this strike against freedom and democracy, I must say I have never been more proud to be an American. Born Tuesday were a mass of heroes. Those notoriously tough, hard, New Yorkers died to save strangers. There are still heroes working now, in New York, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, and all over this great nation. I had no idea what Americans were really made of... and I am so pleased with the way this nation has responded to crisis. I just didn't think that kind of selfless hero existed anymore. Thank God I was wrong! My favorite poet, Walt Whitman, spoke of the heroism of Americans more than 100 years ago after the Civil War, but it still applies - "I never knew you, Yet I think I could not refuse this moment to die for you, if that would save you.” (The Wound-Dresser, Drum-Taps, 1892)
I am also so pleased with the outpouring of support from other nations all over the world. The pictures of people praying in Germany, Britain, Israel, Canada, Australia, and everywhere have been so touching. I hope that we never lose this love we all feel for each other right now. And thank you, heroes.
I went over to crystallewis.com to see what they had to say concerning this because September 11th was Crystal's birthday -- can you imagine? What a horrible birthday it must have been. At the site though, instead of the normal Crystal splash screen, there is a giant American flag. You can download an MPEG file for a September 11th tribute song Crystal must have just recorded. It's called "When God's People Pray" and it is gorgeous. The lyrics are listed right there too. "We are not powerless in the face of fear. As one we will stand and make our voices clear."
More New Crystal Stuff
Crystal has a new greatest hits album coming out October 2nd called, "More"! Now before you say, not another greatest hits album- just listen... it's got three new songs and two new remixes AND there is, reportedly, a bonus DVD that comes with the CD, that has all of Crystal's videos, a documentary, and more. So yeah um, all the music videos? I'm there! Crystal's CDs are sold at Christian bookstores (and regular music stores, but the selection is often small) and off her website at www.crystallewis.com
It's the Beef!
What a lovely day at the mall! Small report from the David Nicoll scene... I went to the Glendale mall again this week to catch David's show. It was so much more crowded this week than it was the last. I didn't have my roommate Joy with me this time, and she's the one who shoves me up to meet the people I'm too shy to meet. It's hard to believe, but with RH cast members, I'm shy! So I didn't end up talking to Nicoll this time. Also, Joy is a much better photographer than I am - so many of the 'in-concert' shots on the site of Nicoll or Crystal, are taken by her with my camera. Today I had to photograph the show myself. What did I end up with? Crooked, aerial shots of Nicoll's butt. I was up above and behind the stage. Don't get me wrong, it was a good view! But I would have liked to view the show from the front - without someone's elbow in my ribs. What you folks may not know about Californians is that the genetically enhanced hormones that they eat in fast food beef causes them to elbow people at random. It also causes them to walk really slow -- but as an odd transverse effect, it makes them drive really fast. I don't know what to say, it must be the beef. It also would have been nice to have been able to do the "Biggie Bounce" arm movement without sending a shrilling teenage girl with a "Joy Enriquez" sign over the railing to her death or ultimate embarrassment. And no I'm not that strong (I only eat poultry) it's just that is how crowded this place was. So anyway, if I feel so inspired, I'll post one of the crooked, aerial butt shots here -- so that maybe, one of you out there can tell me what my purpose in this world is.
More Biggie Bouncin'
Missed him last week? You can catch David Nicoll again! Sunday, August 26 2pm-4pm Glendale Galleria, Glendale, CA; JCPenney Court, Hosted by JoJo from KIIS-FM. Please email me if you're going! I went last week and met David and had a great time. His fan club presidents, Marci and Micki, are super cool. And there are some great folks on the David Nicoll street team as well. I was very nervous meeting David, but hopefully I won't be as nervous this time. He's an awesome live performer!!
photo courtesy of Adge!
Socal Biggie Bounce
Hey kids, live in Southern California? David Nicoll has a performance Saturday, August 18, at the Glendale Galleria with KIIS FM. It's at 2PM - but get there early for good seats. If you plan on going - email me (Adge) at Iqueadge@aol.com because I will see you there!
Eve, Gwen, and... Natalie?!
That's right! Look for Natalie in the subway scene of the Eve/Gwen Stefani performance of the song, "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" at the 2001 Teen Choice Awards. The airdate on that is Monday, August 20. Check your local listings for time and channel.
Biggie Bounce CD
To order David Nicoll's limited edition "Biggie Bounce" demo CD, visit his website at: http://DNicoll.com
There will only be 1000 printed. Act fast, the first 100 sold will be autographed!!
Seeking Questions for Principal Bose, Dumb Kid, Dr. Larita Curran, etc.
Mike and I are hoping to begin conducting interviews with the Roundhouse cast, band, and crew - here at the Easychair Expressway. But we need your help! We need questions. Ever wonder why Ivan only wore white socks? Ever wonder who Helena was, and why she didn't have any feet? Which was Micki's favorite outfit? What was up with that Barbie? Questions like these and many more, are what we're seeking. Please help us out and email us with your questions. Please include your name, the city you're writing from, and the name of the person who you would like to answer your question. Thank you!
Nicoll to Perform at *NSync Function in Vegas
Nicoll will be performing at the Saturday Celebrity Skills Challenge at *NSync's Challenge For The Children, on July 28th at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. It is a two day function and he will be there both days, but I'm not sure to what capacity he'll be there on the second day. The show is near sold out, but call (888) 464-2468 for ticket information. This information comes thanks to Nicoll fan club presidents, Marci and Micki.
b-Ant... er, Bryan Anthony
Eagle-eyed Mike caught Bryan Anthony in the new Jennifer Lopez video, "I'm Real" which airs along with the special, "Making the Video: Jennifer Lopez" that is airing this week in reruns on MTV.
Shawn Muñoz Movie
I just ran across this in the TV listings folks.... the film, Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice, in which Shawn Munñoz played "Martin," will air on cable network BET, Monday, July 2 at 8:PM Pacific Time. Natalie's brother, Danny Nucci, is also in the film.
Peanut Funker and Jam!
Roundhouse guitarist Marty Walsh's east coast band, Peanut Funker & Jam now has an album available! According to Marty, "Its a mix of Americana music, a bit of Rock, Soul, Cajun, blues, even a surf tune..."
You can order this album, as well as "Lucias Tokas AKA" and "The Key" by visiting Marty's website.
Nicoll is going to appear on the new MTV show, It's Your Turn! The show is taping on June 27th, but no airdate is available yet, so keep checking back for info! Also Nicoll will be performing on the soundtrack to the upcoming movie "Scooby Doo" on a track called, "Cyber Chase." Stay tuned for details.
To keep up with the constant activity in Nicoll's life, visit his website: David Nicollwhere you can preorder his CD single "Biggie Bounce."
So, I tried to attend one of the Hollywood Knight's Celebrity Basketball tournaments at Burbank High School to see Nicoll - found myself in the midst of a mob before the game even started. I mean it was crazy - it was worse than a Target store on Christmas Eve! Needless, to say - I didn't get in. I hope everyone came out of that with their lives in tact. As soon as I successfully attend one of Nicoll's performances, I'll post about it here.
Crystal on Tour and More!
Crystal will be doing the Harvest Crusades again this year, as well as various other appearances around the country.
Check out Crystal on the soundtrack for the film Kingdom Come! It's a Kirk Franklin produced album, for the film which starred Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica J. Fox, LL Cool J and Whoopi Goldberg. Crystal sings the track, "Someday."
Micki in Country Video
Micki was spotted dancing in the recent video "Live It Up" for the boy group Marshall Dyllon. You can catch the video on the Country Music network.
Unfortunately, Crystal did not take home the little gramophone this year. The award for Best Gospel/Christian Album went to Jars of Clay, a band that crossed over into mainstream a few years back. I saw Crystal briefly on the red carpet before the show (on the VH1 preshow) and she looked very happy. I hope she made a beeline for Sting, since he's one of her favorites.
Oh, and if they'd-a-asked us Crystal, not only would you have won, but there would be a 'best live performer' category named after you.
Crystal Up for Grammy
Crystal's newest original solo album, Fearless earned a nomination for the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards for best pop/contemporary gospel album. This is Crystal's first Grammy nomination and it is truly an honor we are all excited about.
The Grammys will air February 21, 2001 on CBS -- and we'll of course post the results here.
Micki Does Awards Shows
Another Roundhouse cast member has made an appearance on another major music awards show. If you happened to have watched the American Music Awards on Monday night, you may have noticed Micki Duran dancing during Britney Spears' performance. Pictures to come soon!
Also, Micki recently danced with Mystikal at the Billboard Awards, where she was once again teamed up with Roundhouse director Bruce Gowers.
Check out some different areas of the site for some new updates on David Nicoll. There's a new profile posted for him in the cast area. And, at the bottom of the links page, there's a new link to his official fan site.
Nicoll's "Biggie Bounce"
David Nicoll has released a video for his song "Biggie Bounce," an anthem for the WNBA, with which he just finished a four city tour. If you have Quicktime 4.0, you can view the video here.
David is pursuing a solo career after the disbanding of his vocal group UNHURDUV. Check out this interview with David at the webzine Larger Than Life! And don't forget the Larger Than Life chat with David, as well as Ali and Sara of Nobody's Angel on Friday November 17th, 8:PM Eastern/5:PM Pacific!
Crystal's Holiday Adventures
•Crystal Lewis' album Fearless is now available at Christian bookstores and at her official site. The first single released from the album was "Satisfied" and the video for that song will be released soon.
•Don't miss her on tour! Here are the Fearless tour dates.
•Now available in stores, Crystal's first greatest hits compilation in Spanish, La Coleccion.
•Scheduled for release October 3, 2000 is Crystal's first Christmas album titledHoliday. It's Crystal singing the classics in a jazzy style very suiting for her voice. You can hear samples of Holiday, Fearless and her other albums at Reba's Official Fan Site.
•Crystal is also starring as Mary in the upcoming Christmas pop musical, "Child of Promise." It has an all star cast and is coming to a city near you this holiday season! Here are the tour listings.
Satisfied single cover, Metro1 Music
Ivan and Mark on the Farm
Ivan and Mark are currently on the production team for Farmclub.com. This is a website and a TV Show (on the USA Network) which features unsigned bands in a live audience setting. You can read webzine, "Larger Than Life"'s article about the guys (with photos) here.
David Nicoll's Unhurduv
David Nicoll has joined a new vocal group called Unhurduv. We're still waiting for them to release their album, but look for Nicoll on episodes of MTV's Lyricist Lounge!
I Finally Saw Julene
I just thought I'd share with the world, that today, August 30, 2000 I finally saw the Julene York Peppermint Patty commercial which I've been hearing about for over a year but just dismissed as an urban myth. Thank you all for sticking with me and saying, "You can do it, Adge!" Meanwhile, I'm taping all the commercial breaks on the Game Show Network. I love you all!
Alfred & Seymour at Awards
I ran into the guys at the First Annual Hip Hop Dance Awards in June. They said they were nominated for improvisational something or other, but I did not learn the outcome of that. I did however see Seymour accept an award which was given to the cast of the Sketchers commercial for Outstanding Performance by a Cast for a Commercial. You may remember it - had a bunch of b-boys spinning on their heads and the like.
Here's Seymour at the podium with Flo Master.
The Choppy Show
John's recent one-act play, "Choppy" has just finished shooting as a pilot for the UPN network! If picked up, the show will be called The Choppy Show. We'll have more for you as it becomes available.
More of Al and Sey
The latest news on the dynamic dancin' duo is that 1) Seymour is dancing with "Bradley and the Groovaloos," and 2) Al and Sey are working on a sketch comedy performance show (in the works) called "Bizerk" w/ Frankie Dee.
This is a shot from Al & Sey's regular performances. They perform here at Venice Beach during weekend days, and at the 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica on weekend nights.
For more performance snapshots, check out our fan pictures page.
U4Ea! will be touring South America and the middle east over the next two months. The tour may be followed by a venture to Moscow! Here's the tour schedule.
Crystal is Fearless
Crystal Lewis' album Fearless is now available at Christian bookstores, and online at her official site. If you go into a "Family Christian Store" you'll see her on the cover of their free publication, "All Access." I picked it up on Thursday, it's fun and perky and features a remix of her classic, "Only Fools."
Picture courtesy of Metro One and the Official Crystal Lewis website.
Have No Fear...
...a new Crystal album is here!(almost) Crystal is in the studio recording her new album Fearless which has its release date set at May 2, 2000.
The Popular Miss Natasha
Natasha is currently a regular (“Miss T”) on the new series Popular airing on WB. She sings “Amazing Grace” in the pilot!
2's a Crowd
As always, if you're a California native, you can catch Alfred and Seymour's comedy act at Venice Beach on weekends. They also sell a video of some of their compiled work called 2's a Crowd. One of the features in the video is aRoundhouse audience warm up from the Christmas episode. Anyway, check out their show when you're in town. The moral emphasis is that people need patience, faith and integrity to get along in this life. A substantial message and a great performance. What else are you looking for in life? Come to California y'all!
Crystal's Clear Contracts
Crystal is currently in the studio recording her newest solo project, but she's also touring California with the “Screaming Rays” and recording a new project with Kirk Franklin!
John on the Air
You can catch John's writing on TV. Look for episodes of Johnny Bravo written by John on the Cartoon Network. John is also currently writing episodes of Nickelodeon's CatDog, which will air sometime this year.
Check the Gate
David Sidoni recently finished filming an informative video for kids about the Census Bureau, which he directed and starred in.
Micki's group "U4Ea" is continuing to tour California schools and they're releasing their first album over the internet!
Ivan Behind the Scenes
Besides being a choreographer for N'Sync, Ivan also produces and edits for MTV shows such as Biorhythms!
I recently caught Bryan on The Donnie & Marie Show dancing with “Vitamin C”! I've also heard that he may be touring with Leann Rimes.
In Need of CPR?
James Raymond and his rock legend father, David Crosby, have started up a vocal group known as “CPR.” They are currently touring California. For the complete story, don't miss VH1's Behind the Music special on David Crosby. Thanks to Kath and Meredith for this information!!
Julene Flips onto Fox
Julene is a regular on Fox Family Channel's Random Acts of Comedy game show hosted by David Alan Grier. Check local listings. Thanks to Kath Ludwig for this information!
Amy's Claim to Fame
Ironically enough, a show that was once parodied by Roundhouse, is now featuring one of Roundhouse's very own. Amy Ehrlich is now a featured member of the cast of the touring show of Fame - The Musical, that is now making its way through the US. Amy plays “Grace 'Lambchops' Lamb,” as seen in this photo.
Be sure to check out the Official Website for more information, and to see if this show will be stopping in your area. Special thanks to the official site for use of this photo.
Some Choppy News
“Choppy” a show written and performed by John Crane; featuring Alfred and Seymour will be running at The Groundlings Theater in West Hollywood through October 29th. For ticket information call (323) 934-4747. I caught the show - it's hysterically funny and delightful as one would expect from a work of John's.
adge, seymour, john, alfred, and joy
Natasha is currently a regular on the new series Popular airing on WB. She sings the national anthem in the pilot!
As always, if you're a California native, you can catch Alfred and Seymour's comedy act at Venice Beach on weekends. The also sell a video of some of their compiled work called 2's a Crowd. One of the features in the video is aRoundhouse audience warm up from the Christmas episode. Anyway, check out their show when you're in town. The moral emphasis is that people need patience, faith and integrity to get along in this life. A substantial message and a great performance. What else are you looking for in life? Come to California y'all!
Also, we wanted to add that Crystal is now in the studio, recording her new album.
Updates to Marty's Site
Marty Walsh, Roundhouse's very own guitarist, has just sent out a mailing regarding his band's album, Lucias Tokas - AKA. Marty has posted some free MP3 files for you to download, of the songs “Like a Rock” and “Ever Changing World.” Marty has also dropped the price of his CD to just $5.00!! So if you haven't already purchased it from him, now is the perfect time! Just check out his website to listen to the MP3's and for ordering information.
Roundhouse to Air on TV!!
That's right, everyone! For the first time in over three years, the House of Round will once again be broadcast by Nickelodeon. In a special celebration of Nickelodeon's 20th anniversary, they will be airing some of their older (and better) shows on Saturday, June 26. In addition to Roundhouse, look for You Can't Do That on Television, Double Dare, Are You Afraid of the Dark and more. Roundhouse will either air at 5:00 or 5:30 ET... Check here for the definite air-time!
Apparently, Roundhouse will be airing at 5:30 pm ET. The episode shown at this time is going to be the “New Kid at School” episode. PLUS, we've just been told that they've also given it a second time slot at 10:30 pm ET! The fourth season “War” episode is going to be shown here. It seems that maybe Nick has realized how many people want to see the show again.
Thanks to Kath from the RH Petition Page for the info! Thanks to ClickTV for the episode descriptions.
New Crystal Album on the Way
Crystal Lewis has a brand new live CD coming out, which will only be available through her official website. Check out that page for details.
Crystal on the Grammys
Congratulations to Crystal Lewis for performing the nominated song, “Lean on Me” with Kirk Franklin and others on the 1999 Grammys February 25th!!
New Benny Hester Project
Benny Hester has a new compilation album coming out! Classic Archives will be available at the beginning of the new year at a Christian bookstore near you. Missed “When God Ran?” Never heard of “Restless Nights?” Yes you have, it was the model for Roundhouse song, “Back Where We Belong.” Same song, different lyrics. Believe it, it's true! Remember “Before You Know It,” the last song sung on Roundhouse? Well, Benny sang it first. Now you can get all these songs... OK, I can't guarantee that these songs are on the new album... but I have very little info on this and I have to write something, right? I can assure you though, these songs DO exist on Benny Hester albums! (Personal Best, United We Stand/Divided We Falland Perfect.) So keep an eye out for the album and we'll keep you updated. (Vote for me, thank you for watching CNN.) Don't know who Benny Hester is? You should. Visit the Rebels section.
Micki Makes the Cut
Micki's group, U4Ea, recently appeared on MTV's show, The Cut. They scored 8.0, 8.5, and 6.0 for their performance. (Neither of us has actually seen the performance, so we can't report a whole lot.)
Picture courtesy of Cecilia Merediz. Thanks!
A number of devoted Roundhouse fans have gone through a lot of work to prepare petitions to help get the House of Round back on the air waves. Kath & Meredith's petition page has been around for a good while, and they've begun a new follow-up petition. A newcomer to the fight, is Spacey's petition page, which seems to be growing fast. Check out both of these great sites and lend your support to the cause!!
New Crystal Compilation
Crystal Lewis has teamed up with some huge names in the music industry to release an album whose proceeds will benefit the congregations of churches lost in fires. Featured artists will include Kirk Franklin & God's Property, Mary J. Blige, U2's Bono, R. Kelly, and others. The album is entitled The Nu Nation Project, and will be released on September 22.