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I'm Mark & I've Been a Fame fan since 1982. This blog is dedicated to the incredibly talented cast of the show and is a place to share music, videos and pictures. To contact me please send emails to: mark1814uk@googlemail.com

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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Happy Holidays!


Merry Christmas to everyone who remembers and supports Fame. It's been an epic ending to the Year with the Fame Reunion, lets hope the future brings more Fame reunions.

Here's Wishing you a happy, peaceful and Fame filled New Year. 
 
Kids From Fame Media Returns with all new posts on January 4th. 

Debbie Allen & the Greys Anatomy Cast - Holiday Message to U.S. Army Reserve



GA Cast - Holiday Message to U.S. Army Reserve


FTS Kids News Report on the Hot Chocolate Nutcracker


FTS Kids News Report on the Hot Chocolate Nutcracker featuring Debbie Allen, Carlo Imperato and Eartha Robinson.

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Happy Birthday Dick Miller


Happy 87th Birthday Dick Miller for 25th December.

Fame Reunion Raises 20,000 Euros for Charity


The Fame Reunion Concert was a huge success and has reached it's goal of Raising 20,000 Euros for the Children's Charity Ger Onlus.  Thank you everybody who took part, donated, shared posts etc.. This is a great Christmas Gift and shows the power of the Fame Community.

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Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Pictures of the Week


The Fame reunions continue as Nia Peeples, Lee Curreri and Erica Gimpel, attend the Hot Chocolate Nutcracker with Debbie Allen, Eartha Robinson and Carlo Imperato. Photos from Lee Curreri.







Reunion Cast and Disco Inferno backstage Fame Reunion 2015

 
Reunion Cast and Disco Inferno backstage Fame Reunion 2015

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It Wont Be Christrmas until You're Here - Lee Curreri


"It Won't Be Christmas Until You're Here" is a Christmas song written by Lee Curreri.

Dan MacKenzie - lead vocal
Fanny Franklin - background vocals
Noah Needleman - guitar
Lee Curreri - keyboards and programming

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Monday, 21 December 2015

"Christmas Cookies" Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye with Loose Cattle


"Christmas Cookies"  Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye with Loose Cattle

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Erica Gimpel - Love Stays - Fame Reunion


Erica Gimpel performs "Love Stays" a song she wrote for her Mother Phyllis Bash, at the Fame Reunion Concert.


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Here's what Erica had to say:

"I have to thank Giuseppe Festa for sending this precious footage. Many people have been asking to hear the song I wrote and sang for my mother during our concert in Italy. Here is LOVE STAYS… This moment in time is one myself and my mother will treasure for the rest of our lives. Grateful to be able share it with you... And especially in honor of the upcoming Holiday Season may we always be reminded to treasure our loved ones, those that are here with us and also those who have moved on… Because truly LOVE STAYS! Enjoy!"

MMA Crossfire Article on the Fame Reunion


MMA Crossfire Article on the Fame Reunion

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Friday, 18 December 2015

Fame Reunion 2015 Press Conference


Erica Gimpel, Lee Curreri, Carlo Imperato and Jesse Borrego at the Fame Reunion 2015 Press Conference on December 4th in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy.

Predominately in Italian, Erica, Jesse and Carlo do speak in English about why they are there and their favourite episodes.

 


Santa and Pete Part 3 -starring Erica Gimpel


Santa and Pete Part 3 from 199 starring Erica Gimpel.

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Welcome Christmas - Christine Reisner - Music Albert Hague


"Welcome Christmas" - performed by Christine Reisner with Music by Albert Hague.

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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Starmaker Clip - Fame Reunion


"Starmaker! Clip from Fame Reunion 2015 featuring Lee Curreri, Valerie Landsburg, Carlo Imperato, Cynthia Gibb, Erica Gimpel, Jesse Borrego and Nia Peeples.

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Black Eagle - Janet Jackson


Black Eagle - Janet Jackson

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"(Once you know
You can't not know)

Do you know about the black eagle
Let me tell you about the black eagle
Strong and powerful king of the sky
Protecting all things with his watchful eyes
Faithful creature to the most high
What are the visions that he holds

You never know
Unless you've been there
You never know
Unless you've been there

Beautiful soul I haven't met
A spiritual connection I'll never forget
Your precious life
Incredible
Sharing his love that is meant for us all
Come outtta the shadows into the light
Free to imagine the future you like
Soaring above all of your boundaries
Yes the day will come
Just remember when you're overwhelmed
Dream and take some time to love yourself
Believe you're free to do whatever you want
No no more room number four

You never know
Unless you've been there

I'm singing this love song to show my support
To the beautiful people who have been ignored
With blind eyes and cold shoulders attacking them
Invisible people they won't let fit in
Let's open our eyes to the true barriers
Stereotypical things are the worst
Stand face to face with the real ugly truth
How would you feel if that was you?
Because every life matters
(We all need to do better)
So we all should try
(We all need to do better)
A smile
A kind word
Or extending a hand
Helping someone to feel human again
If we never start
It could be you on the other end

You never know
(We all need to do better)
You never know
(We all need to do better)
You never know
No no
You never know"

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Man in the Mirror Clip Fame Reunion 2015


Nia Peeples, Erica Gimpel, Valerie Landsburg, Cynthia Gibb, Carlo Imperato and Jesse Borrego performing "Man In The Mirror" at the Fame Reunion Concert 2015.

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You're A Mean One Mr Grinch - Christine Reisner - Music Albert Hague


"You're A Mean One Mr Grinch" performed by Christine Reisner with Music by Albert Hague.

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Monday, 14 December 2015

Fame Reunion Footage Update


With only 8 posting days of this month left there's not enough time to post all my memories, pictures and video footage of the Fame Reunion Concert. Plus having been so busy recently I just don't have the time to get things sorted out. So I've decided that next month will be Fame Reunion Month and everything will be posted then

This month I will continue to post some little tasters of the show and the cast's time in Italy.

A huge thank you to Danila Corgnati for allowing me to post her beautiful concert photos and to Patrick Bron for sending me his video footage of the concert. 





Santa and Pete Part 1 - Erica Gimpel


Santa and Pete Part 1 - from 1999 starring Erica Gimpel

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Happy Birthday Cynthia Gibb


Happy 52nd Birthday Cynthia Gibb

Friday, 11 December 2015

Erica Gimpel discusses the Fame Cast and Reunion Concert


Erica Gimpel reflects on the fame Reunion the Cast and the Fans.

Here's What Erica Had to Say: 

Reuniting with my cast mates during the Fame Reunion Concert was profound. As we sang together performing the old songs and new ones realizations began to emerge.

It became clear that as we mature we have the incredible opportunity of becoming more grounded in who we truly are. I began seeing everyone with new eyes while also acknowledging our profound shared connection of being a part of the Fame Series and understanding its lasting impact on people to this very day.

Thank you to all the fans who flew in from London, Holland, the Netherlands, England, Greece and all the different parts of Italy. Your support, love and stories will always be remembered. Thank you to the incredible Stefano and his wonderful family for hosting us and treating us with such loving kindness… My heart is deeply touched by how you embraced each and every one of us making sure we were comfortable during our stay in Italy… We are truly family and I will always be deeply grateful to you. Peace…
 

Thank you Danila Corgnati for these beautiful photos.



Michael Cerveris Geeks Life 3 Question Interview


Michael Cerveris Geeks Life 3 Question Interview


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Thursday, 10 December 2015

Erica Gimpel surprises her Mother at the Fame Reunion Concert


During the Fame Reunion Concert Erica Gimpel sang a song she'd written for her Mother, who was in the front row. She brought her Mother on stage to perform to her. We'd heard in rehearsals that this was going to happen and when Erica sang lumps came to our throats. We saw the song again in rehearsals the next day and Erica sounded even better. Then on the night of the concert it was an incredible moment. Afterwards Valerie Landsburg told me that the cast watched from the wings and they were in tears too. Here's what Erica had to say about the song:

"There are moments in life you get to honor the ones you love in a way that will last a lifetime. During our Fame Reunion Concert in Italy on Dec. 5th I got to honor my mothers 80th birthday by surprising her with a song I wrote for her entitled LOVE STAYS. I asked Carlo Imperato to help me with this surprise, he went into the audience and brought her up on the stage and then I sang to her… It was the greatest gift I could give. Truly celebrating how our relationship has evolved and grown over the years into one of deep profound love and friendship… She is my mother and my friend. To be in Italy together and to surprise her in this way was an incredible gift. A moment we will remember forever! My heart is full of love and gratitude!"
 

Thank you Danila Corgnati for these beautiful photos.




Night - Janet Jackson


Night - Janet Jackson

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"I woke up in Heaven in the morning
With the biggest smile upon my face

Cross the other side of bliss
Proof that Heaven does exist
I'm offering my gratitude
For what is meant to be
Is 'bout to break thru

Love is taking over
Like a tidal wave
Our universe is aligned
Feeling the love tonight
Love is taking over
Showing us the way
Darkness starts to fade
After the love tonight
I woke up in Heaven in the morning
With the biggest smile upon my face

Way beyond the highest high
Feel love pumping thru your body
Gonna redefine our attitudes
Like you better be good to me
And I better be good to you

Love is taking over
Like a tidal wave
Our universe is aligned
Feeling the love tonight
Love is taking over
Showing us the way
Darkness starts to fade
After the love tonight
Plush

I woke up in Heaven in the morning
With the biggest smile upon my face

Love is taking over
Like a tidal wave
Our universe is aligned
Feeling the love tonight
I woke up in Heaven in the morning
With the biggest smile upon my face
I woke up in Heaven in the morning"

Happy Birthday Nia Peeples


Happy 54th Birthday Nia Peeples

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Life Is A Celebration (Snippet) Fame Reunion 2015


Life Is A Celebration (Snippet) Fame Reunion 2015 performed by Erica Gimpel and Carlo Imperato posted by Gloria Turrini
 
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Picture of the Week

 
Great shot of Carlo Imperato, Nia Peeples, Valerie Landsburg, Cynthia Gibb and Jesse Borrego in rehearsals fro the Fame Reunion Concert in Italy.

Knockout Promo Ad 1983


"Knockout" Promo Ad 1983

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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Fame Reunion Concert Running order


Here's the full running order of the show: 
 
 eVolution Dance Theatre performed 2 Dance numbers
“I Still Believe In Me” – Erica (Lee on Piano)
 Narrator Marco Caronna introduces Lee - Cast Introductions
“Starmaker” – Erica, Cynthia, Nia, Jesse, Valerie, Carlo & Lee
“Beautiful Dreamer” – Valerie (Lee on Piano)
“Could We Be Magic Like You” – Lee, Erica & Valerie
“Higher Ground” – Jesse & Nia
“Footloose” – Cynthia (Nia, Jesse, Valerie dancing)
“One is the loneliest Number” eVolution Dance Theatre
“Fame” – Erica, Cynthia, Nia, Jesse & Carlo (Lee on Piano)
 Monologue read by Valerie
“Never Never” – Valerie
“Ah Che Sara” Marco Caronna & Disco Inferno
“Love Stays” – Erica
“Life is a Celebration” Erica & Carlo (Valerie on Backing Vocals)
 Monologue performed by Carlo
“Man In The Mirror” - Nia, Erica, Carlo, Jesse, Cynthia, & Valerie
“Tomorrow Morning” – Nia, Cynthia & Jesse
“The World” – Jesse
“Never Out Run The Night” – Nia
“Long Train Running” - Nia (her son Chris Hayzel on guitar)
“Stairway to Heaven” - Nia, Erica, Carlo, Jesse, Cynthia & Valerie (Tribute to Gene)
“One” Nia, Erica, Carlo, Jesse & Cynthia ( Val guitar, Lee Piano)
 
Encore:
“Starmaker” Erica, Cynthia, Nia, Jesse, Valerie, Carlo & Lee
“Fame” - Erica, Cynthia, Nia, Jesse, Valerie, Carlo & Lee

Win a Phone Call From Nia Peeples


Nia Peeples is offering the chance to 3 lucky people of a personal phone call from her before Christmas! 

Here's what Nia has to say:

One of my favorite things about traveling is meeting fans and making new friends all over the world. In the last month I’ve met so many interesting and incredible people who have allowed me into their lives. No matter where I travel, it’s the people who shape my experience: our interaction, the laughs, the conversations, the admissions of deep desire, the sharing of food and drink, the expression of extraordinary talent as well as silly, useless skills.

Thank you to everyone who has traveled and made time to meet up with me wherever I am. I so appreciate you.  And although it’s not possible to meet everyone, I thought with the holidays just around the corner, it would be the perfect time to call  and have a little  one on one time with some of you whom I haven’t had a chance to meet yet!
This week, while I’m finishing up my travels in Italy, I’m giving away 3, 20 minute phone calls to anyone who enters the contest below! I’m saying 20 minutes, but I know me… I’ll end up staying on longer anyway.

The contest will end on the 14th and I will set up the calls with the winners between the 20th and 25th. But make sure you leave your phone number when you enter. Don’t wait to hear if you’ve won. You never know… I might feel like randomly calling some more fans for a quick hello or to sing a Christmas carol!

Good luck! I’m excited to get to know even more of you!"

All is register at Beautiful By Nia and leave your phone number.

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