Donnie & Marie Christmas in Arizona
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Donnie and Marie Osmond performed their
Christmas in Arizona show at the Gammage at Arizona State University
for a week and ended their show on December 2, 2012.
It was a fantastic show with music from their careers with
Christmas songs performed throughout the show. It was one of
the best shows I have ever been too, and I have been to a lot of
Entertainer Marie Osmond delivered a little early Christmas cheer
to some special patients in Phoenix.
Before she and brother Donny hit the stage at Gammage for their
series of holiday shows, Marie paid a visit to the young patients at
Phoenix Children's Hospital.
She spent the afternoon at the hospital, visiting patients' rooms
and meeting with youngsters in the hospital's playrooms.
Marie is the co-founder of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals,
a non-profit that raises donations for 170 children's hospitals
across the U.S. and Canada, including Phoenix Children's
During her visit, she accepted a check for the Phoenix Children's
Hospital from Walmart. The company donated more than a million
dollars to the hospital.
Osmond says all of that money will stay here in Phoenix "It goes
to the children," she says. "It goes to help your kids.
Statistically, everybody will use a children's hospital at some
point in their life."
The money that Walmart donated was all raised by company
employees through events in individual stores.
Osmond says the big donation is a perfect example of the
"To me, Christmas isn't so much about the gifts as it is the
experience. I can't think of anything that's a greater experience
than knowing that you're blessing a child's life."
Osmond is also promoting a website: www.givemiracles.org. It
allows people to donate online to one of the 170 hospitals in the
Children's Miracle Network, including Phoenix Children's
More on Marie:
Beginning with her national debut at age three on The Andy
Williams Show, Marie has proven to be a resilient talent with a
magnetic presence recognized across generations. Entertaining
for five continuous decades is a rare accomplishment, achieved by
very few women.
Marie recorded "Paper Roses" at age 12, making history as the
youngest female artist to have her debut record go to #1 on the
charts, followed by a Grammy nomination. She still holds the
record as the youngest host of a national television variety show,
The Donny & Marie Show (1976-1981); "appointment television" for
millions of viewers.
As a recording artist with over 35 albums and numerous gold
records, a standout career highlight was a Country Music
Association's "Vocal Duo of the Year" Award for "Meet Me In
Montana." The new single "A Beautiful Life" soared to up the
charts to #1 in 2012.
Beckoned to the Broadway stage in the mid-1990's, Marie starred
in The Sound of Music and The King and I, which garnered rave reviews
on national and international tours.
In 2001, Marie was the first-ever celebrity to publish a book
about her experience with Postpartum Depression, Behind the Smile,
followed in 2009 by Might As Well Laugh About it Now. Both
books were New York Times bestsellers.
On Season Five of Dancing With the Stars, 25 million people voted
Marie into the finale. Her infamous faint has been replayed
millions of times on TV and YouTube, to which Marie responded: "I
hit my head so hard when I passed out...I won, right?"
Now celebrating 22 years, Marie Osmond Dolls has received many
"Dolls of Excellence" and "Doll of the Year" (DOTY) awards (4 awards
in 2011) and nominations; making Marie one of the top doll designers
in the world.
As co-founder of the Children's Miracle Network, the largest and
top-rated children's charity in North America, Marie has helped to
raise 4.3 billion dollars in 30 years with one hundred percent of
all funds going to the children.
Since September of 2008, Marie has continuously performed five
nights a week to sold-out crowds at the famous Flamingo Hotel
Showroom in Las Vegas with her brother, Donny. "Donny and
Marie" 2012 won top honors from the Las Vegas Review, when their
show was voted "Best Show" and "Best All Around Performers" in
In November of 2010, Marie's new inspirational album titled I Can
Do This, was an iTunes top ten listing after she performed "Pie
Jesu" on Oprah. In August of 2011, Marie toured to sold-out
venues across the country with her new solo show "A Little Bit
Country...and a Whole Lot More."
To add to her long and varied career, October of 2012 launched
Marie! a one -hour talk and entertainment show on Hallmark Channel
Marie has always had great affection for her countless fans and
keeps in touch every week on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/marieosmond,
and through her popular Twitter account: www.twitter.com/marieosmond.
She is often one of the most quoted and re-tweeted celebrities on
Above every other accomplishment, Marie is mother to eight
beautiful children who will always be her greatest treasures, along
with her true love, her husband Steve Craig.
More on Donnie:
Spanning five decades of entertainment, Donny Osmond has been a
singer, actor, triple-threat television series host (talk show, game
show, variety show), best-selling author (his autobiography entered
the UK bestseller chart at #1), commercial spokesman, motivational
speaker, and even a race car driver. One of his most notable
appearances was his starring role as Joseph in Sir Andrew Lloyd
Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which broke
records during its six-year run with more than 2,000 performances in
the United States and Canada.
Today, Donny performs at the Flamingo Las Vegas with his sister,
Marie. The show began back in September 2008 and was
originally scheduled to run for 6 months. The response was so
overwhelming that the that the Flamingo immediately asked for an
extension, which continues today. In 2012, The Las Vegas
Review Journal acclaimed The Donnie & Marie Show as "Best Show"
and "Best Performers" of Las Vegas. Donny went on to receive
the "Best Singer" of Las Vegas.
Concurrent with his nightly performances at the Flamingo Las
Vegas, Donny hosts two internationally syndicated, daily radio shows
for McVay Syndication in a partnership with TeshMedia Group: The
Donny Osmond Radio Show and Donny's 8-Track Playback.
Formatted to fit both Hot AC and Classic stations, his
lifestyle-driven music radio show delivers helpful and insightful
information to listeners who are looking for "a friend to help them
through the day."
Donny is a huge proponent for health and wellness and is the paid
spokesperson for LifeVantage, makers of Protandim, a dietary
supplement he takes daily. According to Donny, "I talk a lot
about good health because it's a priority for me; I believe in
staying fit and getting regular exercise. I've been on the
lookout for products that help me maintain my youth and vigor.
I've done my research and it led me to Protandim."
Throughout his illustrious career, Donny earned 33 gold records;
selling roughly 100 million albums. He is currently working on
his 60th album, which is scheduled to be released in 2013. In
2011, he and Marie released their first studio album Donnie and
Marie in over two decades. The single "A Beautiful Life"
became #1 on the US Country Charts.
In 2009, Donny was crowned Dancing with the Stars Champion for
season 9. (The show garnered 37 million viewers weekly).
Donny's multigenerational worldwide fan base is reflected by the 200
million plus hits his official website, Donny.com, and social media
sites receive (annually).
Donny has generated millions of dollars over the years for
several charitable organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation,
Best Buddies, The Children's Miracle Network, and The One Heart
For five decades, Donny Osmond has been making a difference in
people's lives. He has continually proven himself to be not
only a critically acclaimed singer and songwriter, but also a
compassionate humanitarian, a man of principle and faith, and most
importantly a good husband and father.
Donnie and Debbie, his wife of 34 years, have five children and
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