Music legend and much loved Dancing With The Stars contestant, Gladys Knight, is performing at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend. Not only that, and watch out, Dancing With The Stars pros Tristan MacManus, Sasha Farber, Henry Byalikov, and Artem Chigvintsev are performing with her too. Below is some coverage from George Pennacchio and ABC7. Great interview and isn’t fun to see them all again?
ETA: The Examiner has an article posted on the show. Below is take about she and the pros they danced. Be sure to see the link for more. LOL to “it was on my bucket list”.
Gladys Knight proved why she is at legendary status in her 75 minute set. The seven-time GRAMMY Award winner has earned number one hits in Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has also had a career in film, television. Knight showed why she is still in the business after all of these decades and her voice still incredible.
Knight kicked off her set opening the show sitting at the piano and performing “Hard To Say I’m Sorry”. She told the crowd “this is something you never seen me do”. She stated that she wanted to take piano lessons as a child but with there being four kids, her mom could not afford it so her sister Brenda got the piano lessons and she got to sing. She said it was on her “bucket list’ as she played the piano during the show. She then went on to perform “You Should Be Dancing” by The Bee Gees. Back up dancers come on stage to dance and it is Sasha Farber, Henry Byalikov and Artem Chigvintsev from “Dancing With The Stars”. Then comes Tristan MacManus who was Knight’s dancing partner when she competed on the hit television show to lead her into a dance routine. She joked afterwards saying “it was on my bucket list”.
Mary Murphy was at the show last night. She posted some fun shots. @JDSwartz posted some instagrams too…
And isn’t his a great shot?!
Dance pro Sasha Farber talked to us about how his summer has been in the off season of Dancing With The Stars. He’s been busy and recently he is doing a teaching tour for ballroom dancing. He also visited with us about the changes coming to Dancing With The Stars for what he knows and his favorite dances so far. He also comments on the best dance he’s ever seen in his life (I love his answer). Lots more below. If interested in Sasha’s teaching tour and how you can attend, contact The Ballroom Dance School here or here. You can also call Stacy Newman at 602-525-3842. Above is a picture of Sasha at the Fashion & Music Make Miracles Benefiting Miracles For Kids at Kyle by Alene Too on June 19th, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
How has your summer away from Dancing with the Stars gone so far?
I HAVE HAD A GREAT SUMMER! I always try to keep myself busy with shows and dancing and improving myself as a dancer.
But I must say I am having major DWTS withdrawals. Although the world cup this year kept me busy too J
We hear you are embarking on a summer dance teaching tour soon. Can you tell us more about it and what it’s about? How can fans take part in it?
Yes I will be touring Tucson, Phoenix and finishing up in Las Vegas. Basically I love to teach and I love to see people fall in love with this art form called dance! I will be doing a number of workshops and lessons and little demonstrations. I’m very excited as this is my first one of this little tours! I mainly just travel for shows where I perform so this one is a little different. For bookings please call Stacey Newman on 602 5253842 There is a big ball on the 18th of July where I will be dancing!
Are you hearing anything on the new season of Dancing With The Stars? We are hearing there are going to be “changes”. Would you know anything on them? Read more..
Isn’t this a fun little video? Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber posted it on his You Tube channel last night. He’s doing a Cha Cha/Jazz number to Michael Jackson’s “Slave to the Rhythm”. Note that soon Sasha will doing some teaching in a new summer tour. For more info and if interested, contact The Ballroom Dance School here or here.
Hey All!! Do you have some questions you’d like to ask Sasha Farber about Dancing With The Stars??
I always love Sasha Farber’s dance videos. Check him out in this new release putting a spin on a Cha Cha….
Some of the cast members on Dancing With The Stars this season made a fun showing at 102.7 KIIS FM’s 2014 Wango Tango last night. Below are some photos of Mark Ballas & Candace Cameron Bure and Peta Murgatroyd & James Maslow. Witney Carson, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, and Lindsey Arnold graced the blue carpet too! Be sure to see Getty Images for more pictures.
And below is some video footage courtesy of Maximo TV…
How about some new photos of Karina Smirnoff (Jim? )? This past week, she attended the 3rd annual Hank Baskett Classic (seen above) that took place at the Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The event raised funds for Griffin Gives, Hank’s charity, which supports the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Other stars that were attendance included Bruce and Brody Jenner, Hank Baskett, Jr, Sr and the III, Ryan Merriman, Scheana Marie, Mike Shay and professional athletes like Jermaine, Dye and David Justice. More photos of this event can be found at Wire Images, Getty Images, and Drop Box.
Also, be sure to check out Karina’s instagram as yesterday she also helped with a dance movement therapy for www.dreasdream.org. The funds provided were divided between CHLA and Mattel children’s hospital. Sasha Farber and Val Chmerkovskiy also helped with the movement.
DWTS Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Julz Tocker Judge And Perform In Dancing With The Foster Kids Charity Gala
Awwww, isn’t this a sweet picture? Last night, Dancing With The Stars pros Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, and Julz Tocker judged and danced in a the second annual Dancing with the Foster Care Stars Fund Raising Gala!! If interested, you can read about this event and help donate at Go Fund Me. To see more pictures, see Julz Tocker’s twitter.
This is Lori! That Switcheroo Thingy is upon us already and I am DREADING it!!!!! I don’t want it to happen, but it’s going to happen!!!
Apparently, the viewers are going to vote after the first elimination, for the Switch to happen (I am guessing) in week 3. And I am going to guess that TPTB are still trying to decide how they’re going to work it. Knowing them, they’re screw it up. Here is what what we know about the switcheroo, make sure you read if you’ve not already.
Anyway, since we are going to be STUCK with it, I thought we could take the time to share how WE would match them up. For our purposes, we will ignore the elimination, and just match all 12 celebrities to a pro, and since I don’t know how they’re planning it, I’m adding the Troupe in also.
Here’s the Celebrities:
Here’s the Pros:
So…. YOUR job now is to rematch the celebrities to a different pro, and unfortunately, ALL must be rematched. How would you do it, and why would you make the choices you did?
Here are mine. I picked two same sex couples, but, that doesn’t mean that the couples can be same sex or not for what they have planned.
1. Amy and Henry. I want her to stay with Derek, but since she can’t, I figured he is closer than the other choices. Or Sasha.
2. Diana and Cheryl, because Diana said she wouldn’t mind dancing with Cheryl.
3. Drew and Derek, because I liked that ad, and I’m sure that both Drew and Derek can come up with a creative dance full of humor.
4. Charlie and Karina because she is a top choreographer.
5. Candace and Val. No real reason, I just would like to see how he would work with her.
6. NeNe and Maks just to see if there’s fireworks
7. Meryl and Mark because he’s shorter than Maks.
8. Danica and Artem just to see what he can do, since I’m not familiar with him. I figure one week might be fine. Or Sasha.
9. Sean and Peta would make a gorgeous pair.
10. Cody and Emma because she’s young, and I’d love to see what she can do with a young partner
11. James and Sharna would make another gorgeous pair.
12. Billy Dee and Tony. This was BY FAR the hardest pair for me. I wanted to keep BDW with a female partner, but the ones I had left, I felt were just too young to pair with him, and I didn’t really want to shuffle the others around. Tony’s always done well with older partners, so I chose Tony…. With a lot of hesitation.