Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Auction Donations - Paul Lo Duca

CHERUBS is very grateful for autographed baseball donated by LA Dodgers catcher, Paul Lo Duca!





From Wikipedia:


Paul Anthony Lo Duca (born April 12, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York) is a Major League Baseball catcher who was recently released by the Colorado Rockies organization. Previously, Lo Duca played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1998-2004), Florida Marlins (2004-2005, 2008), New York Mets (2006-2007), and Washington Nationals (2008). He recently was an analyst for the TVG Network analyzing horse races.

Collegiate career

Lo Duca walked on to the baseball team at Glendale Community College (AZ) after he was not recruited or drafted out of high school. He hit .449 and .461 in his two years at the community college before transferring to Arizona State University.[1] In 1993, the one year he played at ASU, Lo Duca was named The Sporting News Player of the Year, setting school records with a .446 batting average and 129 hits. He was also named a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award and his 37-game hitting streak is the second longest in school history. He was named ASU On Deck Circle Most Valuable Player; other winners include Dustin Pedroia, Willie Bloomquist, Ike Davis, and Barry Bonds.[2]

[edit] Professional career

Despite his college success, Lo Duca spent many years in the minor leagues after being drafted in the 25th round of the 1993 Amateur Draft. He spent the 1995 off-season abroad with the Adelaide Giants in the Australian Baseball League,[3] but finally achieved a breakthrough year with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2001 at age 29. Lo Duca drew comparisons to Dodgers predecessors Mike Scioscia and Mike Piazza -- all three were capable and popular everyday catchers who were homegrown through the Dodgers' organization, and all three are of Italian-American ancestry. Lo Duca's primary strength is as a contact hitter, like Scioscia, but unlike the power-hitting Piazza.

Since becoming an everyday big league player, Lo Duca has named to four All-Star Games. In 2002, he was one of the best contact hitters in the majors – only Jason Kendall struck out less often and no one had a better percentage of swings and misses.[4] In 2003, Lo Duca's 25-game hitting streak was the second longest in Dodgers history and defensively he ranked first in the National League in throwing out baserunners. In 2004, he led National League catchers in RBI. In the field in 2004, he allowed 93 stolen bases, more than any other catcher in Major League Baseball. He was traded from Los Angeles along with Juan Encarnacion and Guillermo Mota to the Marlins for Hee Seop Choi, Brad Penny, and minor league pitching prospect Bill Murphy at the 2004 trading deadline and was later traded to the Mets for two minor league prospects, pitcher Gaby Hernandez and outfielder Dante Brinkleys. This was part of a Marlins "market correction" where most of their large salaries were traded away after the 2005 season.

Lo Duca was a member of the 2006 All-Star Team; the Mets finished that year with a 97-65 record and made the postseason (his first playoff experience). Lo Duca hit .318, his highest average since 2001. He also had a .355 on-base percentage, a career high.

Lo Duca collected his 1,000th career hit on May 30, 2007 off Barry Zito. His batting average fell 48 points that year to .272, and he played only 119 games after making a trip to the disabled list in August.



Lo Duca with the Nationals in 2008.
 
After the 2007 season, Lo Duca agreed to a $5 million, one-year deal with the Washington Nationals on December 10. He was released by the Nationals on July 31, 2008 and on August 8, he signed a minor league deal to return to the Florida Marlins organization.[5] LoDuca was called up on August 16.[6]

He became a free agent after the 2008 season and did not play in 2009. In June 2009, he joined TVG Network as an analyst. He began working on 2009 Belmont Stakes day.

On January 19, 2010, it was reported that Lo Duca had signed with the Colorado Rockies. His role with the club is expected to be a backup catcher and occasionally playing first base and the outfield[7][8].

On May 29, 2010, he was released.

Auction Donations - Durham Bulls

CHERUBS is very grateful to the Durham Bulls for donating 4 tickets to see a baseball game at the DAP in Durham, NC!



Auction Donations - Dallas Cowboys

CHERUBS is very grateful for this donated Dallas Cowboys football team pennant, autographed by Jerry Jones and Wade Phillips!





Monday, June 28, 2010

Auction Donations - Jack Wagner

CHERUBS is very grateful for autographed photo donated by Jack Wagner!



Biography from Yahoo.com

Dashing blond actor and singer Jack Wagner appeared in five soap operas, over 15 made-for-TV movies, over 40 musical theatre productions around the country, and recorded five albums. He was also considered one of the best non-professional golfers on the competition circuit, having won the prestigious American Century Club Celebrity Golf Championship in 2006. The blue-eyed charmer first hit overnight stardom in 1983 when he joined the number one daytime soap, “General Hospital” (ABC, 1963- ) as Frisco Jones and scored a #2 pop hit with “All I Need,” a song borrowed from the show. Over the next 25 years the entertainer rarely fell out of sight or out of favor with female fans no matter how evil or melodramatic his characters, including his four-year run as the scheming Dr. Burns on “Melrose Place” (FOX, 1992-99). At the age of 47, he still boasted no less than five fan Web sites devoted to him and his evergreen brand of “soap opera handsome.”

Jack Peter Wagner was born on Oct. 3, 1959, outside of St. Louis in Washington, MO. His father was a car salesman and his mother a homemaker and by the time he was 10 years old, their son was set on becoming a professional golfer. He was talented at many sports, playing on the football and basketball teams, but excelled on the green, earning the title of Missouri Jr. Champion when he was still a teen. Outgoing and popular in school, Jack was recruited into acting by a teacher who thought he would be a good addition to a school production of “Oliver.” The teacher was correct, and Wagner quickly became passionate about stage acting. After high school, he was accepted into the University of Missouri Theater Arts Program, attending the school for one year before landing a scholarship to the University of Arizona. While there, he graduated with a BFA in Drama in 1982. One day after receiving his diploma, Wagner packed up his solid foundation in acting, singing and dancing, and moved to Los Angeles with hopes of making it big.

L.A. newcomer Wagner already had a name that sounded like a leading man, so it was not long before he actually lived up to it. Only a short time after taking a job as a tour guide at Universal Studios, Wagner landed a role on the Showtime soap, “A New Day in Eden” (Showtime, 1982-83). The show was short-lived, but Wagner’s Hollywood breakthrough was just around the corner in a place called Port Charles. In 1983, “General Hospital” was enjoying its status as the number one daytime soap and the one with the most hunks per square inch — John Stamos and Rick Springfield among them. Amid concerns over Stamos’ imminent departure, Wagner was cast to boost the babe factor, playing Stamos’ Riff Raff bandmate, Frisco Jones. As part of the band, Wagner’s role required him to do little more than sing. When it required him to sing a song called “All I Need” to an onscreen love interest, a bona fide teen idol was born. “All I Need” was released on Quincy Jones’ label Qwest and soared to number two on the pop charts and number one on the Adult Contemporary charts. 

Wagner went on to enjoy his high-profile, over three year-run on “General Hospital”, earning a Daytime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Juvenile Male” in 1985. His scripted romance with Kristina Malandro, starring as Frisco’s lover Felicia Jones, evolved into real life love and eventually marriage. He would release several more albums, parlaying his music background into a slot guest hosting for two seasons of “Solid Gold” (Syndicated, 1980-88).

Wagner had accomplished an extraordinary amount of success in a relatively short time, but he was ready to broaden his range. He left “GH” in 1987 and hit the road to play Tony in the touring company of “West Side Story.” Based on his success with that production, he spent the following year touring as Danny Zuko in “Grease.” He also began a long-term relationship with made-for-TV movies, following his debut in 1988’s ”Moving Target” (NBC) followed by 1989’s “Swimsuit.” In 1989, he returned to his “General Hospital” dressing room, spending two more years as Frisco Jones – who had by then, naturally, made the transition from rocker to cop to spy. Frisco fans were shocked when Wagner left Port Charles again in 1991, this time to join the cast of the critically-acclaimed but floundering soap, “Santa Barbara” (NBC, 1984-1993), where he played writer Warren Lockridge until the show’s demise in 1993. Wagner returned to the stage with the Neil Simon play, “They’re Playing Our Song” at the Long Beach Civic Light Opera, and released his fourth album Alone in the Crowd , which included songs he had made popular on “Santa Barbara.”

In 1994, Wagner forayed into prime time as Dr. Peter Burns on the over-the-top Aaron Spelling drama, “Melrose Place.” Viewers loved to hate Wagner as Burns, a slick, icy, foil to Heather Locklear’s manipulative maneater; the pair’s on-again, off-again relationship was a staple during the show’s peak of popularity. During his steady gig with “Melrose,” Wagner began to re-establish his talents as a TV host, first in 1995 and 1996 with the Lifetime series, “Weddings of a Lifetime” and then taking the podium at Miss Universe pageants in 1998 and 1999. His “Melrose Place” shooting schedule also allowed him time to fire off a couple more TV movies, including “Lady Killer” (1995) “Frequent Flyer” (1996) and “Dirty Little Secret” (USA, 1998). Following the 1999 demise of “Melrose Place,” the tireless Wagner headed back on stage, taking the lead role in the Broadway musical, “Jekyll & Hyde.” The ever-loyal Aaron Spelling called upon him again in 2000 to helm the cast of “Titans” (NBC, 2000-01) which he did until the show ended early and unceremoniously.
After taking a shot helming his own golf-based interview show, “Off Course with Jack Wagner” (ESPN, 2002), Wagner starred in the TV film, “Trapped: Buried Alive” (USA, 2002) before joining the cast of “The Bold & the Beautiful (CBS 1983-) in 2003. In his role as sea captain Nick Marone, Wagner was given the opportunity to write and record more music, reviving that part of his career that had been on hold over a decade. In 2005, the same year he garnered an Emmy nom for the show, he released his first album in eons, Dancing in the Moonlight , which like earlier releases, was centered around cuts made popular by his role on a daytime drama.

Auction Donations - Jaclyn Smith

CHERUBS is very grateful for the autographed photo donated by Jaclyn Smith!

Biography from IMDB.com
Jaclyn Smith was born Jaclyn Ellen Smith on October 26, 1945 in Houston, Texas. She graduated from high school and originally aspired to be a famous ballerina. In 1973, she landed a job as a Breck shampoo model. In 1976, she was offered a chance to star in a new pilot for a planned television series, entitled "Charlie's Angels" (1976). The pilot was slick and the show was an instant hit when it debuted on September 22, 1976 on ABC. Smith has the distinct honor of being the only Angel *not* to leave the show in its entire five-season run (1976-1981). After "Charlie's Angels" (1976), she went the TV-movie route and starred in such TV films as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981) (TV), and such miniseries as The Bourne Identity (1988) (TV), Rage of Angels (1983) (TV) and Windmills of the Gods (1988) (TV). She has had her own extremely successful clothing line at KMart since 1985, and is often a spokesperson.
Actress:
  1. 1 a Minute (2010) (post-production) .... Star
  2. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" .... Susan Delzio (1 episode, 2010)
    ... aka "Law & Order: SVU" - UK (promotional abbreviation), USA (promotional abbreviation)
    ... aka "Special Victims Unit" - New Zealand (English title), UK (informal short title)
        - Bedtime (2010) TV episode .... Susan Delzio
  3. Ordinary Miracles (2005) (TV) .... Judge Kay Woodbury
  4. "Hope & Faith" .... Anne Osvath / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
        - Stand by Your Mandi (2004) TV episode .... Dr. Anne Osvath
        - Natal Attraction (2004) TV episode .... Anne Osvath
  5. "The District" .... Vanessa Cavanaugh (14 episodes, 2002-2004)
        - Open Season (2004) TV episode .... Vanessa Cavanaugh
        - Something Borrowed, Something Bruised (2004) TV episode .... Vanessa Cavanaugh
        - Ten Thirty-Three (2004) TV episode .... Vanessa Cavanaugh
        - On Guard (2004) TV episode .... Vanessa Cavanaugh
        - A House Divided (2003) TV episode .... Vanessa Cavanaugh
          (9 more)
  6. Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) (uncredited) .... Kelly Garrett
  7. "Becker" .... Megan (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
        - Pretty Poison (2001) TV episode .... Megan
        - The Wrong Man (2000) TV episode .... Megan
  8. Navigating the Heart (2000) (TV) .... Edith Iglauer
  9. Three Secrets (1999) (TV) .... Diane
  10. Free Fall (1999) .... Renee Brennan
  11. Before He Wakes (1998) (TV) .... Bridget Smith Michaels
  12. Married to a Stranger (1997) (TV) .... Megan Potter
  13. My Very Best Friend (1996) (TV) .... Dana
  14. Family Album (1994) (TV) .... Faye Price Thayer
    ... aka "Danielle Steel's 'Family Album'" - USA (complete title)
  15. Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story (1994) (TV) .... Donna Yaklich
  16. Love Can Be Murder (1992) (TV) .... Elizabeth Bentley
  17. Nightmare in the Daylight (1992) (TV) .... Megan Lambert
  18. In the Arms of a Killer (1992) (TV) .... Maria Quinn
  19. The Rape of Doctor Willis (1991) (TV) .... Kate Willis
  20. Lies Before Kisses (1991) (TV) .... Elaine Sanders
  21. Kaleidoscope (1990) (TV) .... Hilary Walker
  22. "Christine Cromwell" .... Christine Cromwell (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
        - Only the Good Die Young (1990) TV episode .... Christine Cromwell
        - In Vino Veritas (1990) TV episode .... Christine Cromwell
        - Easy Come, Easy Go (1989) TV episode .... Christine Cromwell
        - Things That Go Bump in the Night (1989) TV episode .... Christine Cromwell
  23. Settle the Score (1989) (TV) .... Katherine Whately
  24. The Bourne Identity (1988) (TV) .... Marie St. Jacques
  25. Windmills of the Gods (1988) (TV) .... Mary Ashley
  26. Rage of Angels: The Story Continues (1986) (TV) .... Jennifer Parker
  27. Déjà Vu (1985) .... Brooke/Maggie
  28. Florence Nightingale (1985) (TV) .... Florence Nightingale
  29. The Night They Saved Christmas (1984) (TV) .... Claudia Baldwin
  30. "George Washington" (1984) TV mini-series .... Sally Fairfax
  31. Sentimental Journey (1984) (TV) .... Julie Ross-Gardner
  32. Rage of Angels (1983) (TV) .... Jennifer Parker
  33. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (1981) (TV) .... Jacqueline Kennedy
  34. "Charlie's Angels" .... Kelly Garrett / ... (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
        - Let Our Angel Live (1981) TV episode (also archive footage) .... Kelly Garrett
        - Mr. Galaxy (1981) TV episode .... Kelly Garrett
        - Angel on a Roll (1981) TV episode .... Kelly Garrett
        - Attack Angels (1981) TV episode .... Kelly Garrett
        - Stuntwomen Angels (1981) TV episode .... Kelly Garrett
          (105 more)
  35. Nightkill (1980) .... Katherine Atwell
    ... aka "Night Kill" - Europe (English title) (video title)
  36. The Users (1978) (TV) .... Elena Scheider
  37. Escape from Bogen County (1977) (TV) .... Maggie Bowman
  38. "The Love Boat" .... Janette Bradford (1 episode, 1977)
        - A Tasteful Affair/Oh, Dale!/The Main Event (1977) TV episode .... Janette Bradford
  39. "The San Pedro Beach Bums" .... Kelly Garrett (1 episode, 1977)
        - Angels and the Bums (1977) TV episode .... Kelly Garrett
  40. "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" .... Cathy Martin (2 episodes, 1976)
    ... aka "Disneyland" - USA (original title)
    ... aka "Disney's Wonderful World" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "The Disney Sunday Movie" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "The Magical World of Disney" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "The Wonderful World of Disney" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "Walt Disney" - USA (new title)
    ... aka "Walt Disney Presents" - USA (new title)
        - The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper: Part 2 (1976) TV episode .... Cathy Martin
        - The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper: Part 1 (1976) TV episode .... Cathy Martin
  41. The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper (1976) (TV) .... Cathy Martin
  42. "The Rookies" .... Judy March (1 episode, 1975)
        - The Code Five Affair (1975) TV episode .... Judy March
  43. "Switch" .... Ali / ... (3 episodes, 1975)
        - Death Heist (1975) TV episode .... Ali
        - The Late Show Murders (1975) TV episode .... Ali
        - Pilot Episode (1975) TV episode .... Alice
  44. "Get Christie Love!" .... Sari Lancaster (1 episode, 1975)
        - A Fashion Heist (1975) TV episode (as Jaclyn Ellen Smith) .... Sari Lancaster
  45. "McCloud" .... Jackie Rogers / ... (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
        - The Man with the Golden Hat (1975) TV episode .... Margaret 'Ellie' Hart
        - Showdown at the End of the World (1973) TV episode .... Jackie Rogers
  46. Sin, American Style (1974) (TV) .... Susan Cole
  47. Bootleggers (1974) .... Sally Fannie Tatum
  48. Oh, Nurse! (1972) (TV)
  49. Probe (1972) (TV) .... Stewardess
    ... aka "Search" - USA (rerun title)
  50. "The Partridge Family" .... Tina (1 episode, 1970)
        - When Mother Gets Married (1970) TV episode .... Tina
  51. The Adventurers (1969) .... Girl journalist Belinda
  52. Goodbye, Columbus (1969) (uncredited) .... Wedding Guest
Producer:
  1. The Rape of Doctor Willis (1991) (TV) (producer)
  2. Sentimental Journey (1984) (TV) (producer)
Thanks:
  1. Farrah's Story (2009) (TV) (special thanks)
  2. "Intimate Portrait" (special thanks) (1 episode, 1998)
        - Jaclyn Smith (1998) TV episode (special thanks)
Self:
  1. The 8th Annual TV Land Awards (2010) (TV) .... Herself
  2. "Entertainment Tonight" .... Herself (5 episodes, 2007-2010)
    ... aka "E.T." - USA (informal title)
    ... aka "This Week in Entertainment" - USA (weekend title)
        - Episode dated 19 April 2010 (2010) TV episode .... Herself
        - Episode dated 25 June 2009 (2009) TV episode .... Herself
        - Episode dated 11 May 2009 (2009) TV episode .... Herself
        - Episode dated 11 July 2007 (2007) TV episode .... Herself
        - Episode dated 15 June 2007 (2007) TV episode .... Herself
  3. "The Wendy Williams Show" .... Herself (1 episode, 2009)
        - Episode dated 19 November 2009 (2009) TV episode .... Herself
  4. "The View" .... Herself (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
        - Episode dated 18 November 2009 (2009) TV episode .... Herself
        - Episode dated 10 July 2007 (2007) TV episode .... Herself
  5. Farrah's Story (2009) (TV) .... Herself
  6. "The Bonnie Hunt Show" .... Herself (1 episode, 2008)
        - Episode dated 8 October 2008 (2008) TV episode .... Herself
  7. "Shear Genius" .... Herself - Host (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
        - Surprise! (2008) TV episode .... Herself - Host
        - Every Dog Has His Day (2008) TV episode .... Herself - Host
        - Hair from Heaven (2008) TV episode .... Herself - Host
        - It Looks Like a Helmet (2008) TV episode .... Herself - Host
        - Do It Yourself (2008) TV episode .... Herself - Host
          (15 more)
  8. "America's Top Sleuths" (2006) TV mini-series .... Kelly Garrett
  9. The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2006) (TV) .... Herself
  10. "The Tony Danza Show" .... Herself (1 episode, 2005)
        - Episode #1.138 (2005) TV episode .... Herself
  11. The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards (2005) (TV) .... Herself
  12. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" .... Herself (1 episode, 2005)
    ... aka "Oprah" - USA (short title)
        - Episode dated 10 February 2005 (2005) TV episode .... Herself
  13. TV Movie Superstars: Women You Love (2004) (TV) .... Herself
  14. "Intimate Portrait" .... Herself (3 episodes, 1998-2004)
        - Farrah Fawcett (2004) TV episode .... Herself
        - Cheryl Ladd (1999) TV episode .... Herself
        - Jaclyn Smith (1998) TV episode .... Herself
  15. "TV Land Moguls" (2004) TV mini-series .... Herself (unknown episodes)
  16. 2004 International Furniture Show (2004) (TV) (uncredited) .... Herself
  17. "Biography" .... Herself (1 episode, 2003)
        - The Partridge Family (2003) TV episode .... Herself
  18. Charlie's Angels: TV Tales (2002) (TV) .... Herself
  19. TVography: Charlie's Angels - Girls with Guns (2002) (TV) .... Herself
  20. TV Land Presents Blast from the Past (2001) (VG) .... Herself
  21. "MADtv" .... Herself (1 episode, 2000)
        - Episode #6.6 (2000) TV episode .... Herself
  22. Entertainment Tonight Presents: Charlie's Angels - Uncovered (1999) (TV) .... Herself
  23. Trouble in Mind (1999) (V) .... Host
  24. 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999) (TV)
  25. All-Star Party for Aaron Spelling (1998) (TV) .... Herself
  26. Jaclyn Smith: Workout for Beauty & Balance (1994) (V) .... Herself
  27. The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards (1992) (TV) .... Herself
  28. Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood (1987) (TV) .... Herself
  29. The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards (1987) (TV) .... Herself - Presenter
  30. The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1987) (TV) .... Herself
  31. All-Star Salute to Ford's Theater (1986) (TV) .... Herself - Host
  32. Night of 100 Stars II (1985) (TV) .... Herself
  33. Magic with the Stars (1982) (TV) .... Host
  34. The Television Annual: 1978/1979 (1979) (TV) .... Herself
  35. ABC 25th Anniversary (1978) (TV) .... Herself
  36. ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration (1978) (TV) .... Herself
  37. "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" .... Herself (1 episode, 1977)
    ... aka "The Nancy Drew Mysteries" - USA (short title)
        - Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom: Part 2 (1977) TV episode .... Herself
  38. "The Mike Douglas Show" .... Herself (1 episode, 1977)
        - Episode dated 3 October 1977 (1977) TV episode .... Herself
  39. Battle of the Network Stars II (1977) (TV) .... Herself (ABC Team)
  40. "The Captain and Tennille" .... Herself (1 episode, 1976)
        - Episode #1.8 (1976) TV episode .... Herself
Archive Footage:
  1. "E! True Hollywood Story"
        - Farrah Fawcett (2009) TV episode .... Herself
  2. "La imagen de tu vida"
        - Episode #1.6 (2006) TV episode .... Kelly Garrett
  3. "I Love the '70s: Volume 2" (2006) .... Herself
  4. Playboy: Farrah Fawcett, All of Me (1997) (V) .... Herself
  5. Derrick contre Superman (1992) (TV) .... Kelly Garrett

Auction Donations - Christina Ricci

CHERUBS is very grateful for the autographed photo donated by Christina Ricci!

Biography from IMDB.com
Precocious, outspoken child-teen starlet of the 1990s, Christina Ricci was born in 1980 in Santa Monica, California, the youngest of four children of a lawyer father and realtor mother. She made her screen debut at the age of 9 in Mermaids, in which she worked with Cher. Her breakthrough adult role was in The Ice Storm, in which she plays a nymphet who skillfully seduces two brothers. She worked with Johnny Depp and Casper Van Dien in the Tim Burton film Sleepy Hollow. Candid and controversial, as well as a highly skilled actress, Christina was much in demand by film makers in the late 1990s. In 1999, at the age of 19, she directed and worked on the screenplay for the movie Asylum. A compulsive talker and smoker who seems to have a new and refreshing view on every subject, Christina is becoming a top box office draw and seems to be destined for superstardom in the new century.

Auction Donations - Randy Quaid

CHERUBS is very grateful for autographed photo donated by Randy Quaid!
Biography from IMDB.com
Hollywood's most extreme character star.... Randy Quaid has never been timelier. Randy, a man who took a bus to Hollywood with nothing but raw talent, is now a proven and current vast and varied star with that one other sustaining asset - he is a great and much admired actor on the world's stage and television and feature film screens and an actor that has been recognized by Hollywood and the worlds finest directors.

Randy, who earned a Golden Globe portraying Lyndon Johnson, received a nomination in this years race for incarnating another memorable real life character, "Colonel" Tom Parker. The portrait of Colonel Parker, a former carnival barker with a murky past, is dark. The New York Times said "Mr. Quaid is riveting as the bully of Graceland", when he has Elvis firmly under his thumb, he is the L.B.J. of rock 'n' roll - a towering, wheedling, tirelessly self-promoting Southern fox in the rare instances when Elvis defies him, Colonel Parker shrinks into a hand-wringing phony, cajoling his only client in the overly ornate language of Professor Marvel in "The Wizard of Oz".

Quaid stars in and Was nominated for a SAG award for his work in Brokeback Mountain, directed by Ang Lee from a script written by Larry McMurtry, who also wrote The Last Picture Show in which Randy had his first feature film role. Working with McMurtry and supporting his material has become a Randy Quaid career tradition. Quaid's performance in Brokeback Mountain was listed as one of the New York Observer's 2005 Noteworthy male performances.

Randy's upcoming roles on the big screen continue his bold appetite for challenges. He most recently finished filming Goya's Ghosts for director Milos Forman. Forman cast Randy as "King Carlos IV of Spain" after seeing his Golden globe nominated performance as The Colonel. In Last Flag Flying (2010), to be directed by Richard Linklater, he will reprise his Academy award nominated performance in the sequel to The Last Detail.
 

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Auction Donations - Collin Raye

We would sincerely like to thank award-winning country music singer, Collin Raye, for making a donation to this year's Angel Ball!

 Autographed "A Soldier's Prayer" license plate!


Biography from CMT.com

Collin Raye was born Aug. 22, 1959, in DeQueen, Ark., with the name Floyd Collin Wray. Both of his parents were musical, and his mother, Lois Wray, was a regionally popular performer in East Texas who opened shows for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins in the 1950s. At 7, Raye was onstage with her performing. At 13, he and his older brother Scott formed The Wray Brothers and performed in the roadhouses of the Lone Star State. They soon became headliners in Portland, Ore., and in the casinos of Reno, Nev.

Raye first attracted Nashville's attention as the lead vocalist on a string of independent singles in the 1980s. Billed as The Wrays, the act released a couple of singles on Mercury Records in the mid-80s before breaking up. Epic Records signed Raye as a solo act in 1990. A year later, the nostalgic ballad "Love, Me" hit No. 1, and by 2000, he charted 21 Top 10 hits for Epic. His first four studio albums, as well as his Greatest Hits, have been certified platinum. His best-known hits include "Little Rock," about a recovering alcoholic, and "I Think About You," about watching his teenage daughter grow up.

Auction Donations - Tim McGraw

We would sincerely like to thank award-winning country music singer, Tim McGraw, for making a donation to this year's Angel Ball!


Mr. McGraw has donated a Tim McGraw Fan Club Vanity Plate, a photo mouse pad and an 8 x 10 photograph.  Also included a gift certificate to have your photo signed specifically to you by Tim McGraw!


Biography on CMT.com


When Tim McGraw debuted in the early '90s, few would have predicted that he would eventually take over Garth Brooks' position as the most popular male singer in country music. Yet that's exactly what he did, thanks to a string of multi-platinum albums, a high-profile marriage to fellow superstar Faith Hill, and Brooks' own inevitable decline. His sound epitomized the strain of commercial country that dominated his era: updated honky tonk and Southern-fried country-rock on the uptempo tunes, well-polished, adult contemporary-tinged pop on the ballads. Helped out early in his career by several novelty items, McGraw simply wound up cranking out hookier hits on a more consistent basis than any of his peers. By the late '90s, he was not only a superstar among country fans, but a mainstream celebrity with a large female following. 

Samuel Timothy McGraw was born in Delhi, LA, on May 1, 1967. Though he didn't know it until years later, his father was baseball player Tug McGraw, a star relief pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets who'd had a brief affair with McGraw's mother. He was raised mostly in the small town of Start, LA, near Monroe, and grew up listening to a variety of music: country, pop, rock, and R&B. He attended Northeast Louisiana University on a baseball scholarship, studying sports medicine, and it was only then that he started playing guitar to accompany his singing. He played the local club circuit and dropped out of school in 1989, heading to Nashville on the same day his hero Keith Whitley passed away. He sang in Nashville clubs for a couple of years and landed a deal with Curb in 1992. His debut single, the minor hit "Welcome to the Club," was released later that year, and his self-titled debut album appeared in 1993 but failed to even make the charts. 

McGraw's fortunes changed with the lead single from his 1994 sophomore effort, Not a Moment Too Soon. "Indian Outlaw" was embraced as a light-hearted, old-fashioned novelty song by fans but was heavily criticized for what some regarded as patronizing caricatures of Native Americans. Despite some radio stations' refusal to air the song, it reached the country Top Ten and even crossed over to the pop Top 20. All the publicity helped send McGraw's next single, the ballad "Don't Take the Girl," all the way to the top of the country charts; it too made the pop Top 20. The album kept spinning off hits: "Down on the Farm" hit number two, the title track went to number one in 1995, and the novelty tune "Refried Dreams" also reached the Top Five. Not a Moment Too Soon was a genuine blockbuster hit, eventually selling over five million copies and topping both the country and pop album charts; it was also the best-selling country album of the year.
McGraw's follow-up, 1995's All I Want, immediately consolidated his stardom with the number one smash "I Like It, I Love It." The album topped the country charts, reached the pop Top Five, and sold over two million copies. Once again, it functioned as a hit factory thanks to the number two "Can't Be Really Gone," the number one "She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart," and the Top Five "All I Want Is a Life" and "Maybe We Should Just Sleep on It." Over 1996, McGraw supported the album with an extensive tour, accompanied by opening act Faith Hill. In October, after the tour was over, McGraw and Hill married, in a union of country star power that drew plenty of attention from mainstream media. It doubtlessly helped McGraw's next album, 1997's Everywhere, become another crossover smash; it topped the country charts, fell one spot short of doing the same on the pop side, and sold four million copies. The lead single was a McGraw-Hill duet called "It's Your Love," which not only hit number one country, but made the pop Top Ten. Three more singles from the album -- "Everywhere," "Where the Green Grass Grows," and "Just to See You Smile" -- hit number one, and two others -- "One of These Days" and "For a Little While" -- reached number two. Meanwhile, "Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me," another husband-and-wife duet from Hill's 1998 album Faith, climbed into the Top Five. 

With the multi-platinum success of Everywhere, McGraw was poised to take over Brooks' throne as the king of contemporary country, a transition that only accelerated when Brooks confounded his fans with the Chris Gaines project. McGraw, meanwhile, just kept topping the charts. His next album, 1999's triple-platinum A Place in the Sun, hit number one country and pop, and four of its singles also hit number one: "Please Remember Me" (which featured Patty Loveless), "Something Like That," "My Best Friend," and "My Next Thirty Years." 2000 brought McGraw's first Greatest Hits compilation, a best-selling smash, and another Top Ten duet from Hill's Breathe album, "Let's Make Love." The song later won McGraw his first Grammy, for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. Also in 2000, McGraw had a brush with the law when he and tourmate Kenny Chesney got involved in a scuffle with police officers, after Chesney attempted to ride one of the officers' horses; McGraw was later cleared of assault charges and spent the rest of 2000 on a second tour with Hill

Released in 2001, Set This Circus Down (number one country, number two pop) kept McGraw's hit streak going into the new millennium, giving him four more number ones -- "Grown Men Don't Cry," "Angry All the Time," "The Cowboy in Me," and "Unbroken" -- just like that. In 2002, his duet with protégée Jo Dee Messina, "Bring on the Rain," also went to number one. For the follow-up album, McGraw defied country convention by entering the studio not with session musicians, but with his road band, the Dancehall Doctors, a unit that had been together since 1996 (with some members around even before that). Tim McGraw was released in late 2002 and produced Top Ten hits in "Red Rag Top" and "She's My Kind of Rain"; it also featured a startlingly faithful cover of Elton John's "Tiny Dancer." McGraw kept the formula the same on 2004's chart-topping Live Like You Were Dying, utilizing his road band, as well as co-mixing/producing the record himself. Let It Go followed in 2007, with Southern Voice arriving in 2009. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide

Auction Donations - Faith Hill

We would sincerely like to thank award-winning country music singer, Faith Hill, for making a donation to this year's Angel Ball!


Ms. Hill has donated a Faith Hill Fan Club Vanity Plate, a photo mouse pad and an 8 x 10 photograph.  Also included a gift certificate to have your photo signed specifically to you by Faith Hill!


Biography from CMT.com

Faith Hill (Audrey Faith Perry) was born on Sept. 21, 1967, in Jackson, Miss. Adopted at only a week old, she grew up in the small town of Star. She sang in church growing up and moved to Nashville at 19 to pursue a country music career. Hill's first Music City job was selling T-shirts at Fan Fair. She later landed an office job with singer-songwriter Gary Morris' Nashville company. Morris heard her singing along with the radio and asked her to perform on demo tapes. Hill's first professional gig was singing backup for songwriter-musician Gary Burr, who would later become her co-producer. She was discovered by a Warner Bros. executive while singing with Burr at Nashville's famed Bluebird Cafe. 

Warner Bros. Nashville released Hill's debut album, Take Me as I Am, in 1993. She made country music history in January 1994 when her debut single "Wild One" held the No. 1 position for four consecutive weeks on Billboard's country singles chart. Hill was the first female country singer to accomplish the feat with a debut single since Connie Smith's "Once a Day" in 1964. The album was eventually certified triple-platinum.
The title track from 1995's album It Matters to Me gave Hill her third chart-topping hit and the album went on to sell 4 million copies. Tim McGraw and Hill married shortly after teaming up for the Spontaneous Combustion tour in 1996. Her first duet with McGraw, "It's Your Love," lodged itself at No. 1 for six weeks and brought Hill's first CMA award, for 1997 vocal event. It remained No. 1 for six weeks. 

Hill's 1998 album Faith produced the crossover hit "This Kiss," which went to No. 1 on Billboard's country singles chart and peaked at No. 7 on Billboard's Hot 100 pop chart. The video for "This Kiss" earned a 1998 CMA award. On the strength of additional singles like "Let Me Let Go" and "Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me" (another McGraw duet), Faith sold more than 6 million copies. 

Her 1999 album Breathe debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 and country albums charts and sold more than 8 million copies. The title track stayed at No. 1 for six weeks and reached the top of the adult contemporary and Top 40 charts as well. The steamy music video, in which she rolls around under a white bed sheet, gained Hill attention outside the world of country. 

She earned three Grammy awards in 2000 -- for female country vocal performance, best country album and for country collaboration with vocals, for the McGraw duet, "Let's Make Love." The couple embarked on the co-headlining Soul 2 Soul tour in 2000. The outing raked in $49.6 million, making it the top country tour of the year. Hill was named female vocalist of the year at the CMA Awards in 2000. 

Cry, her 2002 album, sold 2 million copies, and she filmed an NBC-TV Thanksgiving special to promote it. The title track won a 2003 Grammy for best female country vocal performance. She landed a supporting role in The Stepford Wives film in 2004 (aside Nicole Kidman and Bette Midler). 

Hill released the album Fireflies in 2005, which rejuvenated her career. The first single, "Mississippi Girl,""Like We Never Loved at All." quickly reached No. 1 and she and McGraw launched the Soul2Soul2 Tour in 2006, which sold more than a million tickets. They also scored another hit duet,

Hill has performed at several high-profile events, including Super Bowl XXXIV, the 1996 Summer Olympics, VH1 Divas Live 2000 and the 2000 Academy Awards, where she stepped in at the last minute for an ailing Whitney Houston. Her image has graced the covers of countless national magazines, including People, US Weekly, Glamour, TV Guide, Redbook, Country Music and Country Weekly. She also has landed lucrative endorsements with CoverGirl, Pepsi and ALLTEL. 

The Faith Hill Family Literacy Project, designed to help combat illiteracy worldwide, launched in 1996. Hill's concern for family literacy is a result of her own family's firsthand experience with the issue. Her father, one of 14 children, never learned to read after being forced to quit school in order to help support his family. Hill's dream is that "someday every person will be able to read."

Auction Donations - Martina McBride

We would sincerely like to thank award-winning country music singer, Martina McBride, for making a donation to this year's Angel Ball!




Biography from CMT.com

Martina McBride (born Martina Schiff) was born July 29, 1966, in Sharon, Kan., and grew up on a farm singing country music from the moment she could tiptoe up to a mike. Before launching her own career on RCA Records, McBride learned about life on the road by selling T-shirts at Garth Brooks concerts. 

Her first album, 1992's The Time Has Come, stumbled, but the 1993 follow-up The Way That I Am"My Baby Loves Me." Another single from that album, "Independence Day," failed to crack the Top 10. However, by singing about spousal abuse without coming off as preachy, the song has since become McBride's signature song. The video earned a CMA award in 1994, and McBride has rarely released a single since then without an accompanying video. introduced her to the country audience with the upbeat single and video
The title track from 1995's Wild Angels became her first No. 1 hit, and she joined the Grand Ole Opry that same year. She continued to rack up hits -- including "A Broken Wing," "Happy Girl," "Wrong Again," "Whatever You Say," "I Love You" and "Love's the Only House" -- and captured her first CMA female vocalist award in 1999. 

She took her second CMA female vocalist trophy in 2002, on the strength of her Greatest Hits package, with the new singles "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues," and a studio album, Martina, followed in 2003. She also won the CMA female vocalist trophy in 2003 and 2004.

In 2005, McBride covered an album's worth of country classics on Timeless.

Auction Donations - Lochmere Golf Club

We would like to sincerely thank the good folks at Lochmere Golf Club in Cary for donating 2 free green fees!   Cart rental is included!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Auction Donations - Lochmere Golf Club

We would like to sincerely thank the good folks at Lochmere Golf Club in Cary for donating 2 free green fees!   Cart rental is included!


You'll feel right at home at Lochmere, the course that's close to home. The club's friendly atmosphere and great location have long made Lochmere a favorite among local golfers. And, our convenient practice facilities offer an outstanding opportunity to improve your golf game when you do not have the time to play.  

Lochmere is a semi-private golf club that offers members and guests an enjoyable golf experience.

The Handicap Program of the Carolinas - Lochmere's online handicapping and tournament information Web site.

Auction Donations - The Neuse Golf Club

We would like to sincerely thank the good folks at The Neuse Golf Club in Clayton for donating 2 free green fees!   Cart rental is included!



The Neuse is a semi-private club located just minutes away from the Triangle featuring an 18-hole championship golf course designed by John LaFoy, which has achieved outstanding accolades over the years. The Neuse, long recognized as one of the best courses to play in the state, has most recently received recognition from Golf Digest as being ranked in the TOP 5 golf courses for course conditions and in the TOP 10 courses for service in the state of North Carolina. Year after year Golf Digest has awarded the course a 4-1/2 star rating. Our superbly designed and maintained course provides you the challenging yet relaxing experience that golfers of all ability levels enjoy.

Recent rankings by Golf Digest...
 
#1 in terms of Value of the Money in the state of North Carolina.

Top 5 for Golf Course Conditions.

Top 10 for Service and Pace of Play!

The Neuse requires a collared shirt, and no denim at all times.


 

Auction Donations - LampsUSA.com

We would like to thank LampsUSA.com for donating 200 $10 gift cards!  Each guest at our 2010 Masquerading Angel Ball will leave with a gift card that can be used towards any purchase at LampsUSA.com


Auction Donations - Tupperware

Thank you to the generous donation of Tupperware Consultant, Germayne Shaw for these lovely items!  And for all her help in setting up our Tupperware fundraiser!



Fine China Tea For One
Savor the moment.  Beautiful, durable fine china teapot brews the perfect, single-serving cup of tea. The spout contains a strainer, so you can steep your favorite loose tea without an infuser.



4 piece orange peel lunch set.   12" wide by 8" tall, zippered nylon bag with 2 food containers and 1 drink container.   The perfect lunch bag!

Auction Donations - Dental Care donated by The Happy Tooth

A HUGE thank you goes out to The Happy Tooth and Dr. Larry J. Moray for the very generous donation of 2 Gift Certificates!!!! 

If you're look for a wonderful family dentist, make sure to call The Happy Tooth!


$1000 gift certificate to The Happy Tooth for comprehensive orthodontic treatment and free upgrade to Invisalign or esthetic brackets!   
Redeemable in 4 locations (Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Sanford or Cary).


A Gift Certificate to The Happy Tooth for a free comprehensive dental exam, complementary FMX or Panorex and simple cleaning at any Happy Tooth Location!
Redeemable in all 6 locations (Chapel Hill, Durham, M. Airy, Wake Forest, Sanford or Cary).



From The Happy Tooth web site:

Caring for children & adults. Orthodontist featuring Invisalign. We file insurance.

All dentists are taught to treat some orthodontic problems. If your general dentist thinks you should see a specialist, he or she will refer you to an orthodontist who has had advanced university-based training in the area of dental development, malocclusion, and facial esthetics. 

Dr. Moray brings a unique perspective to his practice. His life philosophy has been to enjoy the richness of life's many experiences, and this permeates all his endeavors.

Dr. Moray moved to Chapel Hill , NC in 1979, entering a PhD program in neurobiology in 1982. He completed his dental training at UNC in 1990, and spent one year in a hospital dental residency in Hampton, Virginia. From 1991-94 he taught at the VCU/MCV School of Dentistry, and ran the hospital dental clinic at MCV Hospitals in Richmond, Virginia.

Following graduation from the orthodontic residency at UNC in 1997, Dr. Moray opened his office at Preston Corners and then opened his office in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in September of 2001. Dr. Moray continues to teach part time at UNC.

For fun, Dr. Moray competes in triathlons, so he can often be found running and cycling around Cary and neighboring areas!

If you feel you have an emergency, please call our office. By calling before coming by, it allows us to evaluate your problem and schedule the time needed. If our office is closed due to vacation or staff continuing education courses, you will be instructed whom to call. 
 
If something comes off of your braces, bring the piece with you. It may be something that we can replace.
A loose bracket may wait until your next appointment to be fixed. If more than one bracket is loose, please call so we may give you a longer appointment time to reattach them. 
 
If you have any bleeding, swelling, or constant pain that Advil or Tylenol will not relieve, please call. Dr. Moray may want to see you. 
 
Our office always has someone on call to assist you after normal business hours. Please call the office for emergency instructions and an emergency number. 
 
If you wish to change or cancel your appointment , please do not call the emergency number. You may leave a message on our answering machine.  

Imagine yourself in a comfortable friendly dentist area.  A place with surroundings so warm and comfortable you forget it's a dental office.  Instead of the worries that accompany a visit for dental needs your thoughts are directed towards the overall joy and fun of the environment of the HAPPY TOOTH.  

Now imagine yourself with a beautiful, new smile - a smile that can improve your confidence, your self-esteem and your overall health!  

With modern, high-tech cosmetic dentistry from Doctors Larry J. Moray and Dr. Jin Yi Kwon, it's easy to make that smile a reality.  

Your beautiful smile and your permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime.  We'll help your entire family maintain good oral health.  Moreover we will help you protect and improve the appearance of your teeth, and keep your smile white and bright.  We are committed to helping you achieve the highest possible level of dental health and wellness.  

Don't just imagine that new smile!  You deserve it - so make it happen!  Give yourself something really outstanding to smile about, and make your dentistry appointment with The Happy Tooth today.  

Specializing in Family Dental Care, we care for Children and Adults.  We are both an Orthodontic dentist practice; a Pediatric dentist practice and a Cosmetic Dentistry Practice.  We also have sedation for patients who are anxious.  

For over Ten years The Happy Tooth and Dr. Larry J. Moray and Associates have made it easy to ensure your smile is perfected, and all of your dental needs are met and exceeded.  So come on down.  

The Happy Tooth has 7 convenient locations.  And in each office you will find a Dentist with extreme compassion and a friendly caring staff that makes you feel like family.  You are sure to be given the respect, attention, and consideration you deserve.  

From Sanford, to Chapel Hill; from Durham to Raleigh; and from Cary to Wake Forest we have the passion and convenience to ensure that all your dental needs are satisfied.  We guarantee you will be pleased with how great your teeth look when we are done.  

Call 919-933-3310 or find us on the web at www.smiles4nc.com.  We are available for emergency service 24 hours a day - we always have someone on call for you.  Just like family, we answer the phone.  Once again, call us on 919-933-3310.  The Happy Tooth - let us surprise you with the service you deserve!  You will be happy you did!