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Donnie Demers is an American songwriter, pianist and record producer born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has traveled around the world performing with his brother, singer Jimmy Demers. His original composition "Benediction (Let the Best of You Go Free)" served as the theme song for the Special Olympics World Winter Games. He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he continues to write and produce music, much of which can be heard at www.donniedemers.com

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Remembering Prince -- My Spot in the Corner

(2) Comments | Posted April 22, 2016 | 9:20 AM

My one and only encounter with Prince came during the late 1980s, an era in Los Angeles when the club scene was ripe with A-listers and the only way inside the door was if you were either one of them, with one of them, or if you were (physically) beautiful....

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Patty Duke: The Miracle Maker

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2016 | 2:36 PM

Anna Pearce (aka Patty Duke) was a warrior and a champion for the fight against mental illness. To know that Anna is no longer on this planet is horrifying on so many levels, but it is the reality that we were all forced to sadly accept yesterday when at 69,...

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Adele -- A Modern Day Pop Music Miracle

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 5:20 PM

If Sunday night's AMAs gave me anything to talk about, I guess it would be the confirmation that there is an apocalyptic dearth of great singers in American popular music. That said, there's always hope... and it appeared yesterday via another one of those isolated "LEAKED" vocal performances.

This time...

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Greg Louganis - Back on Board, Big Time!

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 10:57 AM

Inspiration, when it happens, can be life-altering. A song. A movie. A poem. A dance. A painting. A hug. A smile. An act of kindness witnessed from afar. No matter where the inspiration comes from, its power can shift our perception and alter the way we see ourselves, forever.

I...

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Just Believe

(8) Comments | Posted December 21, 2014 | 4:11 PM

A little over two years ago, my life (and everything that I loved in my life) began to implode. I found myself confronting issues that I had been trying to suppress for years. It wasn't drug addiction or alcoholism, nor was it depression or abuse. I was struggling with the...

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Labor Day Is America's Day for MDA!

(4) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 3:31 PM

"Bringin' back the good old days when Labor Day was spent
With families 'round a barbeque, a holiday that meant
Tuning into Jerry watching all the stars come out
The Telethon that fights with love for hope instead of doubt
Jerry Lewis Telethon, we're with you...

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Straight Up, How Did This Happen?

(3) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 6:34 PM

Once upon a time there was a little something called Irony. It came in the form of a fledgling network trying hard to compete with it's more powerful and senior rivals. It was a classic underdog story, this time by way of a British talent show landing on American soil....

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Inspiration

(3) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 2:20 PM

Did you ever feel desperate for inspiration? We all need it to replenish our soul, whether it's to revive our sense of purpose or to light a fire under a dormant bridge of creativity. The beauty and the miracle of finding your inspiration is that it appears like a rainbow:...

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Is Seth MacFarlane Oscar's Latest Lame Duck?

(38) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 5:50 PM

I've been reading a lot of bad reviews over Seth MacFarlane's stint as the Oscars' host on Sunday night. While I do understand some of the issues raised, I think that (for a bunch of folks) there is this general atmosphere of paranoia that comes with the right to freedom...

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Getting Frank About the 2013 Grammy Awards

(5) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 7:54 AM

The 2013 Grammy Awards have come and gone, although like most things involving glitz and glamour, not without its share of controversy. Last week, CBS' Standards and Practices committee sent out a wardrobe advisory stating that red carpet attendees should dim down the boobs and bums this year (yoo-hoo Katy...

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How The Carpenters Fan Club Changed My Life

(7) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 8:34 AM

A wise person once told me, "The past is a nice place to visit, but you don't want to live there." I understood what that meant, but frequent visits sure do go great with a quad espresso and a snowy Sunday morning.

For many of us growing up in the...

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Disabling the Disabled

(212) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 6:15 PM

I wonder what our descendents 150 years from now will think about this day when they read in the history books that the Senate rejected a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled, a treaty that is actually modeled after the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act...

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Lessons From Geffen

(8) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 3:58 PM

I just finished watching a documentary on David Geffen, arguably one of the most significant figures in American pop culture (since I can remember, anyhow).

Growing up in the 1970s, I was familiar with his name (mostly through the teen magazines that featured his affair with Cher, etc.) but it...

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