Friday, November 16, 2018

Disney's DCappella Debut Album is Available Today + Tickets On Sale Now for Their Upcoming 2019 Live Tour - #Win 4 Tixs to CT Stop Now + CD! #Disney

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Have you heard about the Disney a cappella group, DCappella? If not, and you are a fan of Disney movies and music from these movies, then you have been missing out.  Last month, I stumbled across a press release for DCappella, and learned how this new a cappella singing sensation group came together.  Disney Music Group did a nationwide search and found the best vocal performing talent in a capella and stage, and the rest as they like to say...was history.

Starting today you can pick up the new Self-titled Debut Album from DCappella, to enjoy.  In addition to this debut album, it was also recently announced that DCappella would be touring North America, beginning in the new year.  They will be making stops in 40 cities nationwide, with their kick off concert on January 22nd in Jacksonville, FL.  I was excited to learn they would be making stops in Boston, MA and Wallingford, CT (keep reading to learn how you can enter to win 4 tickets to the Wallingford stop).  Shh, don't tell my Mom, but I will be taking her in February for a girls' night out to see DCappella.  She was over the other day and listened to the CD with my girls, and was singing along.  When they were done, she was ordering her own copy off of Amazon so that she could listen to it in the car, on the way to work, and during her upcoming  holiday shopping travels.  Knowing that she was a huge fan of this a cappella group, I knew she would love to see them live.  I can't wait for the show. :-)

In regards to the self-debut album, it contains songs from all my favorite Disney movies, including Frozen, Moana, Toy Story and Big Hero 6.  You can see the full track listing in the shared press release below.  DCappella lends their beautiful voices and gives a fresh new spin on classic Disney songs we all love to sing along to including "You'll Be in MY Heart," "A Whole New World," and "Immortals."  

I brought the DCappella CD in the car the other day, and listened with my family as we drove to weekend classes for the girls.  We had so much fun singing "Glory Days" and "How Far I'll Go", along with the other songs.  There wasn't a song on the CD that we didn't like, or want to skip over.  And, when the CD was done playing, my girls were quick to ask me to play it again.  And, you know what, I couldn't agree with them more. This new album from Disney's DCappella group is amazing, and worth listening to over and over again, at home and in the car.  :-)

Like I said, I can't wait for the tour stop in Boston in February, and can't wait for more CDs to be released from DCappella.  Here is more about this a cappella group that lends their voice talents to timeless Disney classics. And, with the holidays fast approaching, this CD, along with tickets to the 2019 DCappella Live tour would both make great gift ideas/stocking stuffers for Disney fans, young and old.  

"Disney’s highly acclaimed a cappella group, DCappellahave announced FridayNovember 16th as the official release date for their forthcoming self-titled debut album, which will be available at all digital and physical retailers.  Following the release will be the group’s first ever North American tour, set to launch January 22nd, 2019 at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL.  The multi-city trek is set to hit 40-US markets including Nashville, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Chicago and the Los Angeles area. The tour features a contemporary production of new Deke Sharon arrangements of Disney classic and modern hits, bringing to life a truly unique a cappella experience. Skincare company, H2O+ Beauty is the co-sponsor of the national tour.
Tickets for DCappella’s 2019 North American tour will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, October 19th. For complete ticket purchase information on all tour dates, please visit ‘Friend Like Me’ Meet & Greet Experiences will also be offered, including a chance to meet DCappella, hear a soundcheck performance, attend a Q&A session, and more. Meet & Greet Experiences will be available to purchase starting October 16 at 10:00am local at
DCappella’s co-creator, music director, arranger, and producer is Deke Sharon (“the father of contemporary a cappella,” according to Entertainment Weekly), whose credits include the Pitch Perfect franchise and Straight No Chaser
DCappella’s debut album will include an eclectic mix of tracks, breathing new life into timeless songs such as “You'll Be in My Heart” and “A Whole New World” to modern day classics “Let It Go/Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Remember Me.”  Several album tracks have been previously released to wide fan praise; “Immortals,” “How Far I’ll Go,” “Disney Medley,”  and “Glory Days,” with a combined 5.4 million views to date and over 3.4 million global streams.
Known for their reimagined classics from the Disney songbook and beyond, the seven dynamic voices that make up DCappellaSojourner Brown [alto], Orlando Dixon [baritone/“The Voice”], Antonio Fernandez [vocal percussion], Morgan Keene [soprano/“Newsies”], Shelley Regner [mezzo/“Pitch Perfect” films], Joe Santoni [bass], and RJ Woessner [tenor], represent a first for Disney, who launched the brand’s flagship a cappella experience last Spring with a TV debut on “American Idol” during “Disney Night,” where the group performed classics from “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” and “Aladdin.” That same week, they graced one of Hollywood’s most hallowed stages to open Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Most recently, they recorded four songs on the digital version of the Incredibles 2 original motion picture soundtrack."

DCappella’s self-titled debut album can now be ordered at Amazon and is available via all digital and physical retailers beginning today, Friday, November 16th.  :-)
 DCAPPELLA Track Listing:
1. “Tune Up” 
2. “The World Es Mi Familia” - Coco 
3. “Friend Like Me” - Aladdin 
4. “How Far I'll Go” - Moana 
5. “Let It Go/Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” – Frozen
6. “I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)” – The Jungle Book
7. “You'll Be in My Heart” - Tarzan 
8. “When She Loved Me” – Toy Story 2 
9. “Trashin' the Camp” - Tarzan 
10. “Part of Your World/A Whole New World” – The Little Mermaid/Aladdin
11. “Step in Time” – Mary Poppins 
12. “Immortals” – Big Hero 6 
13. “Remember Me” - Coco
DCappella 2019 Tour Dates:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019Jacksonville, FLFlorida Theatre
Wednesday, January 23, 2019Clearwater, FLRuth Eckerd Hall
Friday, January 25, 2019Pompano Beach, FLPompano Beach Amphitheater
Saturday, January 26, 2019Daytona Beach, FLPeabody Auditorium
Sunday, January 27, 2019Atlanta, GAFox Theatre
Tuesday, January 29, 2019San Antonio, TXMajestic Theatre
Wednesday, January 30, 2019Grand Prairie, TXVerizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Saturday, February 2, 2019Sugar Land, TXSmart Financial Centre
Monday, February 4, 2019Mobile, ALSaenger Theatre
Tuesday, February 5, 2019Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
Thursday, February 7, 2019Knoxville, TNThe Tennessee Theater
Friday, February 8, 2019Chattanooga, TNTivoli Theatre
Saturday, February 9, 2019Durham, NCDurham Performing Arts Center
Sunday, February 10, 2019North Charleston, SCNorth Charleston Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, February 12, 2019Red Bank, NJCount Basie Center for the Arts
Wednesday, February 13, 2019Wilkes-Barre, PAF.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, February 15, 2019Morristown, NJMayo Performing Arts Center
Saturday February 16, 2019Brooklyn, NYKings Theatre
Sunday, February 17, 2019Philadelphia, PAThe Met Philadelphia
Tuesday, February 19, 2019Washington, DCWarner Theatre
Wednesday, February 20, 2019Wallingford, CTToyota Oakdale Theatre
Friday, February 22, 2019Hershey, PAThe Hershey Theatre
Saturday, February 23, 2019Westbury, NYNYCB Theatre at Westbury
Sunday, February 24, 2019Boston, MACiti Emerson Colonial Theatre
Sunday, February 24, 2019Boston, MACiti Emerson Colonial Theatre
Tuesday, February 26, 2019Kitchener, ONCentre in the Square
Wednesday, February 27, 2019Cleveland, OHConnor Palace Theatre
Friday, March 1, 2019Cincinnati, OHTaft Theatre
Saturday, March 2, 2019Indianapolis, INClowes Memorial Hall
Sunday, March 3, 2019Chicago, ILChicago Theatre
Sunday, March 3, 2019Chicago, ILChicago Theatre
Tuesday, March 5, 2019Milwaukee, WIThe Riverside Theater
Wednesday, March 6, 2019Minneapolis, MNState Theatre
Thursday, March 7, 2019Kansas City, MOArvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Friday, March 8, 2019Saint Louis, MOStifel Theatre
Sunday, March 10, 2019Denver, COParamount Theatre
Tuesday, March 12, 2019Phoenix, AZComerica Theatre
Wednesday, March 13, 2019Thousand Oaks, CAFred Kavli Theatre
Friday, March 15, 2019Riverside, CAFox Performing Arts Center
Saturday, March 16, 2019Las Vegas, NVThe Smith Center for the Performing Arts - Symphony Park
Sunday, March 17, 2019Oakland, CAFox Theater

Thanks to the kind folks at Walt Disney Records and Disney Concerts, one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will win a family four-pack of tickets to the upcoming DCappella Live tour stop at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre
 in Wallingford, CT on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, along with the new debut album from this a capella group, to enjoy as you count down to the upcoming 2019 DCapella Live tour. 
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Disney Concerts is the concert production and licensing division of Disney Music Group, the music arm of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Concerts produces concerts and tours, and licenses Disney music and visual content to symphony orchestras and presenters on a worldwide basis. Disney Concerts’ concert packages include a variety of formats, such as “live to picture” film concerts and themed instrumental and vocal compilation concerts, and range from instrumental-only symphonic performances to multimedia productions featuring live vocalists and choir. Current titles include the Star Wars Film Concert Series (Episodes IV-VII)Beauty and the BeastThe Little MermaidFantasiaPixar In ConcertThe Nightmare Before ChristmasAlice In WonderlandFrozenRatatouilleThe Pirates of the Caribbean series (Episodes I-IV), and Silly Symphonies, which last year collectively accounted for over 400 performances in many of the world’s top concert venues, including Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Forum and the Hollywood Bowl. Numerous new concert packages and touring productions from Disney’s portfolio of studios, including Disney’s feature animation and live action studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel, are currently in development.

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.xz
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BlenderBottle Has a Great Selection of Bottles for the Whole Family Including their Special Edition HARRY POTTER Shaker Cups #blenderbottle

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

"Say 'goodbye' to lumpy protein shakes and 'hello' to smooth, great-tasting drinks. Our patented mixing system uses the BlenderBall® wire whisk—found only in BlenderBottle® brand shaker cups—to mix even the thickest ingredients as you shake."

I am so done with the plastic sippy cups and bottles that my girls have been using the past couple of years. Each night I would find myself trying to soak and using mini cleaning brushes and q-tips to clean every nook and cranny of the straws and plastic pieces, only to find days later mold and gunk there.  I lost count of how many of their drink bottles I threw out.  It was like throwing good money out the window, even though all these drink bottle companies said they were made to prevent this kind of thing...but, that wasn't the case.  I, then switched to buying water in plastic bottles at the market, but hated having to recycle all the bottles at the end of the week, as my girls drink a 3-4 bottles a day worth of water a day, and more when they have their sports or exercise classes.  Then, it hit me, why not use a BlenderBottle like my husband uses.  He has been a fan of BlenderBottle for a for years, after he was gifted this best-selling portable mixer bottle from the Crossfit gym he goes to.  Even though my girls weren't drink protein or drinks that needed mixing, they could still use these bottles, which compared to the other ones they had, are a breeze to clean, and even hold more water than their other ones.

Earlier today I shared about a great Pancake Art Kit and portable storage containers from Whiskware.  Whiskware is under the BlenderBottle umbrella, which sells a wide variety of portable mixer bottles in plastic, stainless steel, etc.  It seems like every month they are offering up a fun new collection of designs for fans of these bottles.  Just look at the BlenderBottle for this month...

I couldn't help but smile when I saw this, and thought this is perfect for those who are fans of turkey like I am.  Come on, for the person who has everything, I don't think they have a turkey leg BlenderBottle. :-) In addition to the fun limited edition "Leg Day" bottle, you will find collegiate, Just for Fun, DC Comics, Color of the Month, and so many other BlenderBottle bottles to choose from.

Recently, I was sent four of their BlenderBottle -- one for each member in our house.  But, I don't think my girls got the memo as they saw me take them out of the box, and were quick to choose their two favorites each. :-)

In addition to the plastic version of this portable blender bottle, you can purchase BlenderBottle products in insulated stainless steel and glass.  You can also find bottle brushes, replacement lids, insulated sleeves which you can order for your new BlenderBottle bottle.

Like I said, my husband was gifted a BlenderBottle a few years ago and continues to use his bottle.  He makes protein shakes to drink on the way to work, and then brings his protein mix packets to make another drink before he heads to the gym during lunch.  And, on the weekends, he is never without his BlenderBottle, as he likes making smoothies and adding his protein powders into it.  

And, now he has my girls on a smoothie kick on the weekends, and they try to come up with new recipes to make a tasty fruit/yogurt based smoothie, that they put into their BlenderBottle bottles and shake up. Yum!

I guess you can say that a family who shakes together, stays together. :-)  We love BlenderBottle and their products, and I plan to buy a few more for my husband and to have, as well as gift some to family and friends who like making shakes and protein drinks when hitting the gym.  Now to decide on the design of each bottle to gift.  I really am loving the limited edition Harry Potter collection, as well as the DC Comics ones.

To learn more about BlenderBottle and check out their line of products, perfect for the whole family, head on over to today.

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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Pancake Sundays in Our House is Much More Fun Thanks to the Pancake Art Kit, Pancake Shapers and Stackable Snack Packs from Whiskware by BlenderBottle (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Last year, my husband started a weekly ritual with the girls.  Each and every Sunday morning, they wake to enjoy "Pancake Sundays."  Either my husband will make the girls pancakes of their choice -- usually chocolate chip.  Or, the girls will want to help out using pancake shapers we have to make their favorite animals or characters, and then add all their favorite pancake toppings -- think whipped cream, maple syrup, fresh cut fruit, and sprinkles.  The girls look forward to the weekends as they know that when Sunday rolls around, they get to have Daddy/Daughter time with him, while I get to sleep in or just lay in bed without having to rush and play open kitchen for breakfast.  Now that I think about is funny how the girls always want something different when it comes to lunch and dinner, than what I cooked up...but, come Sundays, they are all smiles with whatever pancakes my husbands whips up for them.  Go figure! 

Pancake Art - Whiskware

Knowing just how much my girls love "Pancake Sundays" with my husband, I reach out the folks at Whiskware by BlenderBottle to see if they could send along a couple of their pancake shapers and Pancake Art Kit for my husband and girls to use for their weekly pancake breakfast together. Within a few days of asking, the following arrived at my doorstep. 

Pancake Art Kit

"Up your breakfast game, and get the kids in on the kitchen action. The Whiskware™ Pancake Art Kit makes cooking creative breakfasts easy, fast, and fun. The kit includes the Whiskware™ Batter Mixer, a Pancake Art Bottle, and two individual Pancake Shapers."

I wish you could have saw the smiles on my girls' faces as they looked at the stuff.  Then, they asked if they could call my husband as I couldn't wait until he got home that night to tell him all about it, and how they were even more excited for Sunday to get here.  Luckily, the day it arrived was a Friday, so they didn't have to wait long. :-)

Silicon Shapers - Whiskware

In addition to the pancake art kit and silicone pancake shapers, the folks at Whiskware by BlenderBottle also sent along a sample of their Stackable Snack and GoStak for me to check out.  

BlenderBottle - Say goodbye to plastic baggies.

These two portable snacking containers made prepping the girls' pancaking topping station a breeze. Usually I will cut up fresh strawberries and other fruit the night before and store in plastic containers, so they don't have to use knives, or for the need of extra cleanup come Pancake Sunday morning.  

I really liked the GoStak, which is stain and odor resistant.  It is just the right size to hold sprinkles, chocolate chips, shredded coconut and other tasty toppings the girls put on their pancakes.  And, when we aren't using these stackable snack containers for Pancake Sunday, I use this and the Stackable Snack Pack for their homeschool classes outside the house where they need to bring a snack. I don't have to worry about spills in their lunch totes, or limiting what they can bring for snack as I don't have the right containers to hold stuff.  

Ingredients - Whiskware

And, my girls love how they get three separate compartments to store their snacks, thus allowing them more assortment and not having to mix their snacks into one container. :-)

The Stackable Snack Pack comes with twist n' lock lids and are perfect for storing fruit, veggies and even protein/grain snacks.  

Recipe App - Whiskware

And, they come in stacks of three, making snacking on the go, or packing a snack for your kids' school or afterschool sport or meetup a breeze.  These stackable containers are also dishwasher safe and come with a removable carrying lid.  I love that when the girls are done with adding their pancake toppings, if there are leftovers (which is rarely the case), they can store these toppings in the the containers and put back in the fridge neatly.  Back before these Stackable Snack Packs from Whiskware, my husband was using several cereal bowls to keep the toppings separate and placed in the fridge that way.  I would wake and open the fridge and see all these bowls everywhere, and it was drive me crazy.  Now, I look in the fridge and see these snacking containers on the shelf, and smile. :-)

If your family loves pancakes or you have a tradition of making pancakes during the holidays, then you will definitely want to pick up the Pancake Art Kit from Whiskware by BlenderBottle.  

BlenderBottle - Life's Too Short forBoring Pancakes

My girls and husband love it, and say it makes Pancake Sunday much more fun as they get to make dinosaur, unicorn or gingerbread shapes pancakes, and then decorate with their favorite toppings. 

This is one of those products you buy and will use for years to come.  And, while you are over at the Whiskware website, why not check out their portable storage containers. 

Mini Snacking ContainersMidsize Snacking Containers

I can't stop raving about these storage containers to family and friends, and can't wait to buy more and through out all the mis-matched storage containers that are taking up shelves in my kitchen cupboards.

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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