Monday, January 20, 2014


 Not to give away my age, but as a teen, Donnie & Marie were big news. Their songs dominated the radio, and Marie's song, Paper Roses, was one my lovesick teenaged heart had memorized. Figuratively, of course.

Imagine my delight, when at one of the wards we visited, they passed out flyers saying that Donnie & Marie had invited the LDS community of St. Louis to attend their concert for free!!!!

We went!
Here we are, eagerly anticipating the concert. Don't mind that my glasses are halfway down my nose. They never seem to be in the right place in pictures, that's why I usually take them off.
The screens were great for those, like us, who sat in the back. These two are in their 50's and perform like they're in their 30's, at least.
Marie did sing Paper Roses, and they both sang popular numbers from their past, with pictures of them growing up, and/or as they sang the song originally. They performed Country, or rather Marie did. Donny sang Rock & Roll, and some R&B Soul.
They've both had extensive careers on Broadway as well, and performed many of their favorites while pictures of them in the play flashed on the screens.
One of the many highlights of the evening is when this man came on stage. Getting to meet Marie up close and personal was the highlight of his life. He seemed willing to do nearly anything she asked, and he had a quick wit.
One of the other highlights, to me, is when Marie sang an opera song. It kind of makes me mad that I can't remember the name of it because it is well-known. But she proved her vocal talent easily with that one.
Donnie had his moments as well. There were several times when they both went down into the audience. The last time Donnie went, just before this number, I thought security would need to come save him. He was mobbed. A woman in the bleachers came rushing down, and he actually went up to her and gave her a rose. A couple of women latched on to him and wouldn't let him go. When he got back on stage, he said one woman had given him a Christmas goose.
It was a Christmas concert and they did sing Christmas songs as well. They paid homage to the men in the military, and had everyone who had served our Country stand up.
Getting to see Donnie & Marie in concert is only one of the many blessings we've received by being here in St. Louis. There is something to be said about being in the right place at the right time.


angelawales said...

Hello Tina, I am also LDS and an Osmond fan. The Marie song is Nessum Dorma, made famous by the Italian Tenor singer, Pavarotti.

Tina Scott, author, artist said...

Well, I'd have never guessed that as the name, but I had heard it. Thanks for letting me know.

Valerie Ipson said...

So fun! We enjoyed their concert in Las Vegas. It wasn't free, but it was amazing!