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Photos from our holiday in South America

Hey Everyone! Here are a few pix for you to enjoy from my recent trip to South America!**

This one is me and Rutledge at a great BnB in Quito

We saw this mama who had recently given birth on a hike. These mama's are so protective! Mine can relate : ) !

This reminded me of Gilligan's Island! We were debating whether I'd be Maryanne or Ginger. I'm kind of a mix of both!

....we saw lotsa beaches!

Had to stop to by some plantains! They wanted to charge me 25 cents for a dozen. When I gave them a dollar they were all hugging each other! You can't see her, but there was the very old Grandma sitting there holding the barand new baby. It showed they're all about family there, and was very touching!

This one was taken on the coast of Ecuador...

**This post was ready to go before the recent earthquake in Chile.


Deborah on the radio this Saturday

Ann Ligouri hosts a weekly ‘Sports Inner-view with Ann Liguori’ radio show every Saturday morning from 9-10 am (Eastern Time) on WPPB 88.3 FM, broadcast throughout the East End of Long Island, The Hamptons, Gold Coast of Long Island, southern Connecticut and parts of Westchester. Each week, Ann talks about issues in sports and interviews top names and experts in the field.

This Saturday (February 27th) Ann devotes her show to the Head Injury Association where Liz Giordano, Chief Executive Officer, talks about their upcoming event on March 11th “Head Injury Awareness & Prevention Celebrity Sports Forum”. Liz discusses the importance of safety and wearing of protective gear in various sports activities. Among particular interest is the topic of concussions in children due to sports injuries. In the past celebrity phone in guest included former NFL and MLB players. Deborah will be one of the guest callers.

For more information on Ann’s show and to listen to highlights click here.


Deborah to perform at Head Injury Benefit

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Hollywood Squares Flashback

courtesy of Debly


Uncovering The Secrets of Mega Shark | CopyTaste


fredflare.com / blog

Wow, talk about transformation. I was on a flight last week from Vegas to New York when I saw this story about 80’s pop princess Debbie Gibson (who’s now pushing 40)  and her total fitness transformation. I couldn’t even believe it was the same girl that I used to dance around to in my bedroom. Wow, you can totes bounce quarters off those abs. Only in my dreams…


Sing!

Hey everyone! Check out this fab benefit recording and concert I’m a part of! Hope to see you all there! And, I will keep you posted as to how and when you can download the new song that Gavin McKillop, Rudy Hauserman, myself, and high school students Brendon and Emma wrote and produced! X Deb


25 Things

As I sit here reading US mag, I thought it could be fun for the site to do the 25 Things you don’t know about me list for the site : ). Hope u like the idea, cuz – here it goes!

1) My fave sitcom growing up was Three’s Company! My parents let me stay up late on Tuesday nights to watch it!
2) I didn’t have my 1st cup of coffee til my late 20′s! And, my 1st glass of wine til age 38!
3) I bought myself only 3 nice pieces of jewelry in my whole life. It was with a paycheck from “Beauty and the Beast” on Broadway and it was a set – a ring, earrings, and bracelet!
4) If I wasn’t in entertainment, I’d be a food critic. Which would mean no more bikini shoots!
5) I think both Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift are doing a great job.
6) I am such a bad whistler that I had to have a “stunt whistler” in “The King and I” a year and a half ago during the song “Whistle a Happy Tune”.
7) I turned down doing Les Miz in the West End because I was exhausted after 5 yrs of non stop touring and recording and needed a break. I wish I could have done it. But, glad I opted for health!
8) I still correspond with my Grease cast mates from the UK. They are like family!
9) Lionel Richie once listened to a demo of my original songs on a flight!
10) I once had hair extensions for less than 12 hours. When I realized I couldn’t run my fingers through my hair, I had them taken out! It cost about 5 hours to put in and a thousand dollars!
11) I got all the way up to “Junior Lifeguard” level in swimming classes.
12) I submitted a card house that ran all around out family’s house to “That’s Incredible” when I was 10!
13) I sang at The Metropolitan Opera in La Boheme with Placido Domingo when I was 11. I snuck into his dressing room and he took a picture with me!
14) My Uncle through marriage is Vic Damone.
15) I am scared of the dark.
16) I have hotels remove the sweets from the Mini Bar before I arrive!
17) I used to bring home stray animals to our family house and then figure out what to do with them. My fave was a mutt named Gingersnap.
18) I wrote a letter on behalf of Lulu the lamb from the production I did of Gypsy to protect her from being kicked off a residential farm in Stony brook, NY after the run of the show!
19) My Grandfather Albert was a mechanic for the U.S. Post Office.
20) My biggest regret is having never played Annie. Tho my vocal chords beg to differ!
21) My favorite Annie was Sarah Jessica Parker and she and I both were in the children’s chorus at The Met at the same time.
22) I was up for Tracey Gold’s part on Growing Pains.
23) I feel like my Mom in the 70′s every time I put on my cream colored cashmere robe and I have no idea why. She didn’t have a cashmere robe!
24) I hate sitting still for manicures and have no patience for letting my nails dry and always mess them up the day I get them done.
25) I discovered email when I hemorrhaged a vocal chord and was forced not to talk for 10 days!

And, for good luck….

When I 1st heard Conway Twitty’s “The Rose” I thought it was the Karaoke version because he back phrases and doesn’t come in with the lyric right away! My man still laughs over that : )


Dick Van Patten’s Book Signing

Deborah attended Dick Van Patten’s book signing last night with her good friend Jimmy. Here are a few shots captured by Wayne, the event’s promoter.






My Southwest update

I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the customer service reps from Southwest who reached out and did all within their power to make things right. I will continue to fly SWA in the future!


Happy Valentine’s Day!


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Thanx and Happy Valentine’s Day!

X Deb

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My Grammy Wrap Up

Hey everyone!

SO – did you watch the Grammy’s? I was glued to them this year as I felt the caliber of talent was at an all time high! And – the ladies ruuuled!

In particular, Lady Gaga. Do we all remember when we first heard that song….and, that name? She could have easily been a throw away dance artist – all style and no substance. But, I applaud her for creating a bigger than life persona AND having the goods to back it up! That takes talent, guts, and – beyond “belief” but, “knowing” that she would connect with the public in a huge way.

And – who could have gone piano to piano with her but Elton? LOVE IT!!! I mean, I am sure his Donald Duck costume served as inspiration for Gaga’s outlandish getups!

And – PINK?!? Come ON!!!! I love that she didn’t box herself into the “rock chick” thing and did a combo of gymnastics, Cirque, theater, rock….WOW!

And…..BEYONCE!!! Ummm….woweeeee. That performance WAS the 2nd coming of Tina Turner for sure! And, her humility is astounding. if I sang like that I would be walking around with an ego the size of Manhattan! I am kidding…. In fact, I find – the more you are at the height of your game as a performer, the more you are”channeling” and therefor the less control you feel you have over performances which is incredibly humbling. She has no need to “cover” with ego or attitude because her talent and ability and clearly years of devotion to her craft speaks for itself.

OK – I must admit – when the Zack Brown Band (Did I spell that right?!? Or, is it “Zk”?) I was one t0 say – “huh? chicken fry guys?” THEN – they performed. And – I finally HEARD the song. What a clever way to make DEPTH accessible to all. To be writing about war and liberty and freedom….the freedom to crank music eat some fried food and experience love, etc…..so clever! And, they sang and played the heck out of that song! When and where are they playing? I wanna go!

My other fave performance was Dave Matthews. It is no wonder he is an artist fave, fan fave, critics fave…..He just lives and breathes the music. And, all the adding on of musicians and bells and whistles never took away from the tightness and cohesiveness of the performance which could have easily happened.

I was happy for Taylor Swift for selfish reasons. Back in the day, young artists were so blatantly overlooked that it is nice to see them having their day and being considered part of the musical landscape. I won ASCAP songwriter of the year award but, was never acknowledged for my writing at the major awards shows. They were just too snobby to admit that a hit record was a hit record despite the fact that it wasn’t written by a 40 something year old man! So – I am sure that snobs and critics will have what to say about Taylor because they are bitter and she is innocent and naive and carefree! People want the “I suffered for my art” story and, I am here to tell ya….to be handling all she is handling so eloquently and effortlessly at her age is amazing.

AND – the tribute to MJ? WOW! Every singer in that tribute delivered their lines with passion that – I am sure – made Michael proud. What a well thought out group.

Oh – almost forgot Mary J and Andrea….again – a really stunning pairing. Very different in style, but equal in caliber. Really cool!

That is all for now!!!

Hope you all enjoyed the show as much as I did!

DEB


Restoring Equality

Hey everyone! Let’s all do our part for equal rights. Let’s get the repeal of Prop 8 back on the ballot! Click on the link below….. Have a great day!

http://www.restoreequality2010.com/index.htm


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