Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Paisley a good pick for CenturyTel
Monday, September 17, 2007
High in the sky
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Interviewing Pete Yorn
Yorn will perform tonight at the Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino and Hotel at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Riverdome is giving city what it wants to hear
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Could it get any worse for Britney?
- Usually a comeback takes some reinvention. For instance, when Christina Aguilera came out of her dirty, X-tina phase she won disgruntled fans over again with a more elegant, polished, softer look. Although, I'm happy Britney has proven she actually DOES know how to put on panties, the performance gave fans nothing more than the same old thing.
- If you stage a comeback using the same tired, familiar approach it has to be hands-down better than the first time you did it. Britney has made us gasp by dancing with a python around her neck. She's seduced us in nothing more than a nude-colored, rhinestone clad skin suit. She's even french kissed Madonna. The comeback performance only proved one thing: Britney's not what she used to be.
- If she really wanted to impress us maybe she should sing her songs instead of just mouthing them. Oh, it also helps when you know the words.
- Maybe Britney could earn more fans back by getting her personal life together and being a good mom to her two boys. I think that would be her greatest comeback of all.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Let's get physical
I tried this once before. At the beginning of the year, I forced myself into becoming a morning person. I woke up by 6:30 each morning, and I was cruising into the office by 8 a.m. each day. Two months later, I was back to the old me that sleeps in a little later. The person who walks directly to the coffee pot upon my feet hitting the floor. And the person who catches most of "Good Morning America" before leaving the house each day.
Yesterday, I started working out with a personal trainer. I've been in an on-again/off-again relationship with fitness for the past few years. A former boyfriend bought me the entire Yoga Booty Ballet DVD series, which I used a couple of times and got bored. I used to run at LSU Shreveport every night after work and that got boring in a week -- even with an iPod.
I'm hoping it will be difficult to get bored with someone there to encourage me and even more importantly, someone to call me if I don't show up.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Fans say Michael W. Smith lives out his message of faith
A couple of years ago, a group of friends and I were having a late night meal at a restaurant in Layfayette. We'd put in a busy day traveling from school to school presenting a program to the students about the positive influence they could have on their classmates. I say we, I mainly tagged along, holding a boom microphone for interviews after the programs.
My new friend Craig began to share a story with us. It was 1999, and as a teenager he had just survived one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. His sister Rachel had been the first one killed that April day, and Craig had seen two of his friends gunned down right beside him in the school library.
Still in shock from this unbelievable tragedy, Craig's family went home and tried their best to comfort each other. He remembers a numbness, not knowing how to deal with what he had just experienced. Then there was a knock at the door. Craig went to the door, hoping it wasn't another news reporter. The family had been inundated with calls and requests for interviews.
He opened the door and a man stuck out his hand. "I'm Michael W. Smith" he said, "And I'm here to help". These days, a lot of people know the name Craig Scott. He is one of the "Rachel's Challenge" speakers who crisscross this country spreading the message that one person can make a positive difference in the lives of many.
But that day in April 1999, he was just a teenager who needed help. Michael W. Smith didn't pick up a phone and call, and give someone a chance to tell him he wasn't needed. He got on a plane and went in person to where he knew the need was. I'll never forget this story. I'm sure Craig has told it a thousand times by now. I don't think he gets tired of it, either.