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Broadway Micky! Davy At Race This Weekend!

April 3, 2011 by  
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From: Anthony

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**On TV**
VH1’s teen idols special, “Bubblegum Babylon,” will air on November
18 at 1am EST. This program features The Monkees and has interviews
with Peter & Davy that were filmed in 2002. For all upcoming airings
of Davy hosting “Meet The Royals,” click the “All Upcoming TV
Appearances” link on the news page.

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From: Brad Waddell

Posted on Tue, Nov. 11, 2003
The Colonial Cup has a Monkee on its back (This article contains
several news items)

Now Talk’s not normally a card-carrying member of the horsey set.
Our knowledge of horses is basically limited to what we used to
watch on “Mr. Ed” and the fact that Secretariat clinched the 1973
Triple Crown with an amazing 31-length victory in the Belmont Stakes.

But we were quite intrigued by the recent news that a 1960s
television star would be taking part in Sunday’s Colonial Cup, the
annual fall steeplechase race in the beautiful city of Camden.

No, we’re not talking about Mr. Ed. We’re pretty sure he’s taken up
permanent residence in the Great Stable in the Sky. This ’60s TV
star is none other than Davy Jones, the former teen idol lead singer
of the Monkees. Davy owns a horse called Indiantown Jones that will
be running in one of the races.

Talk’s not ashamed to admit that we once had a couple of Monkees
albums. OK, maybe our infatuation was far more serious than that,
but, hey, we were only 10. Yes, we owned a copy of “The Monkees.”
And a copy of “More of the Monkees.” And a copy of “Headquarters.”
And a copy of “Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.”

Come on, don’t laugh. Davy made some infectious music with Micky
Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, and Peter Tork. Sure, we moved on to the
Rolling Stones soon after, but we’ve always maintained a soft spot
for those two seasons of Monkees TV shows.

So the news that Davy will be at Colonial Cup is easily the biggest
around these parts since Micky appeared at the 3 Rivers Music
Festival in 2000.

Serious horseracing fans will probably dispute the importance of
Davy’s presence at the Colonial Cup. They’ll tell you the excitement
of steeplechase racing combined with the other fun events are more
than enough to fill out a great day. Some of those activities
include:

– The Ultimate Chef Challenge, where the state’s top chefs will
compete by preparing a five-star meal while riding the steeplechase
course;

– The Jack Russell Terrier trials, where Jack Russell Terriers will
be judged by a jury of their peers for such offenses as digging in
the garden, chewing on slippers, and relieving themselves on the
kitchen floor;

– And the pony rides, where the kids can learn to gamble and party
just like the adults.

Still, it’s going to be hard to top an appearance by Davy. Too bad
the former apprentice jockey isn’t actually riding Indiantown Jones.
Now that would really be something.

In fact, we could see the Colonial Cup becoming an event that could
attain worldwide attention if Davy could bring along a few old
colleagues for a celebrity match race. Think about it:

Let’s put Davy on Sleepy Jean. Mick Jagger can wear the silks for
Mother’s Little Helper. Rod Stewart can climb aboard Maggie May.
Paul McCartney can ride Lovely Rita. Roger Daltrey can gallop down
the backstretch on Baba O’Riley. And Robert Plant can put the whip
to Black Dog.

You can almost hear the call. “And they’re off. Sleepy Jean may make
daydream believers out of its fans. Mother’s Little Helper is out to
a slow start. What a drag it is getting old. Rod seems to be
whispering to his struggling horse, `Wake up, Maggie, I think I’ve
got something to say to you.’ Lovely Rita is running well. Nothing
can come between her and her jockey. Baba O’Riley is fading fast
like a teenage wasteland. But take a look at Black Dog. He’s going
to make you sweat, make you groove!”

What’s a race that would be. The screaming alone would be eardrum-
shattering. And we bet the track would be littered with the tossed
undergarments of middle-aged women. You could also have a pretty
darn good post-race concert.

For this year, at least, we’ll have to settle for Davy. The only
thing that could make it better?

If he rode in on Mr. Ed.

Call Talk at (803) 771-8643 or e-mail ntwhite@thestate.com.

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/7232156.htm

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From: Anthony

Former Monkee Dolenz to Join B’way’s Aida

Monkees drummer Micky Dolenz is headed to the Great White Way. The
star, who recently finished up a stint playing Zoser on the road,
will begin performances in Broadway’s Aida on January 6. That same
day, Lisa Brescia, who performed with Dolenz on tour, will assume
the role of Amneris, a production spokesperson confirmed to
Broadway.com.

Dolenz is best known as the drummer of the Monkees, though he did
not know how to play the drums when he was cast in the popular
television show of the same name. Dolenz additionally sang lead
vocals on numerous Monkees tracks, including the number one
hits “Last Train to Clarksville” and “I’m a Believer.” After the
television show went off the air in 1968, Dolenz continued to act.
In 1977, he starred in the musical The Point in the West End.
Dolenz, who had directed episodes of The Monkees, produced and
directed pieces for the BBC and London Weekend Television. His
directing credits also include episodes of Metal Mickey, Luna, No
Problem!, Murphy’s Mob, Boy Meets World and Pacific Blue. Dolenz and
The Monkees (minus Peter Tork) reunited for a 1986 summer tour. Ten
years later, they again joined together, this time for a “30 Year
Reunion” tour. In 1997, there was also a reunion special, Hey, Hey,
It’s the Monkees, which aired on ABC.

Brescia is currently serving as the Amneris standby for the Broadway
production of Aida. Her only other Broadway credit is Jesus Christ
Superstar. Her regional theater credits include Goodspeed Musicals’
productions of A Little Night Music, Actor, Lawyer, Indian Chief and
Brigadoon.

Dolenz and Brescia will join a cast that includes Michelle T.
Williams and Will Chase as star-crossed lovers Aida and Radames.
Both current Amneris, Mandy Gonzalez, and current Zoser, Donnie
Kehr, will depart the production after the January 4 performance.

–Cara Joy David, Broadway.com

http://www.broadway.com/template_1.asp?CI=3D32162&CT=3D38

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