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I'm Mark & I've been a Fame fan since the beginning of the TV Series in 1982. This blog is dedicated to the incredibly talented cast of the show who have brought me so much comfort and pleasure to my life over the last 30 odd years.

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Monday, 2 November 2020

Fame News November 2020

 

Happy November!

As the days get shorter and the weather turns colder, Kids From Fame Media will keep you occupied with all our usual, Music, Interviews, Pictures and Trivia. 

This month we've launched our Kids From Fame Media YouTube Channel and are looking at putting some of the Fame episodes back on there. Don't know how long it will last but we will have a go. Help support us and Subscribe to the new channel. 



The episode of the month is "But Seriously Folks" from Season 1 and we will be posting the script and shooting schedule.


Erica Gimpel appeared on the Little Known Facts Podcast last month for an in depth Interview on her life, career and Fame.

 


Valerie Landsburg appeared as a guest on the Podcast Jew Talkin' To Me?

 

  Listen to Podcast 



Jesse Borrego paid tribute to Nia Peeples saying

"Thas my Sistah! One of the Greatest Performers I've ever had the pleasure of working with. I'm so Glad they linked Nicole and Jesse 2gether! It allowed me to work with the Uber Talented Nia Peeples.

He also added he was working on a dance script for him and Nia:

"I'm writing a Dance script for me and Nia. And an ensemble script for some of the other Cast! Fingers  crossed..."


Jesses's Film "Follow Me Home" is also streaming free until 4th November 2020

Go to Website






Carol Mayo Jenkins was interviewed by Da Bois Podcast last Month if you missed it here's a link to watch.



Debbie Allen's Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Documentary made by Shonda Rhimes will be on Netflix on 27th November 2020.  Debbie Said:

"Global Family, SAVE THE DATE! ✨ Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker is coming to
Netflix
on Nov 27! It was a dream come true to make this documentary with
Shondaland
and I can’t wait for you to see it. Get ready to DANCE!"



Rest in Peace fame guest star Marge Champion who died last month aged 101. Marge appeared in the season 2 episode "Beginnings".

Carol Mayo Jenkins commented: "She was such a smart and very compassionate lady. I loved talking to her on the set...."


Tributes to Fame Executive Producer (season 1 to 3) who died last month:


Lee Curreri Said:
"I'm crushed to hear of the passing of Bill Blinn, the heart and soul of the first Fame TV Series. Besides really knowing how to tell a story, he had an impeccable sense of balance when it came to mixing elements of real life into the show over the 3 seasons he served as Executive Producer/Writer. I will miss his sense of fairness, his sense of humor, his goodness. To paraphrase a Sondheim song, who's like Bill Blinn? Damn few."


David Greenlee Said:
"Woke up to read the news that Bill Blinn had passed away. Bill was the Executive Producer of 'Fame', he was a brilliant writer, a very kind and honorable man and the day I met him was one of the most fortunate days of my life."


Cynthia Gibb Said:

"Bravo, Bill. You had an amazing impact on society for decades. So grateful that he gave me the opportunity to be a part of his magnificent show. So sad to lose him. He surely knew how to tell a story from a very human point of view. We need voices like his, thoughtful and empathetic, especially now. I was a fan before I knew him. Never missed an episode of 8 is Enough, and watched Roots from start to finish. I was blessed to work and learn from him. Thank you, Bill Blinn."


Jesse Borrego Said:

"May he Rest in Peace...he Gave me my 1st shot on FAME...and I will Always b grateful
🙏. You will LIVE Forever! And PURPLE RAIN! Rest in Peace Maestro! Great Writer Producer 
👏 👍 
👌


Life long Fame Fan Stephen Nachamie, who used to visit the Fame location shoots in New York City, shared a project he has been working. The video features Fame dancer Christophe Cabellero and Choreography is by Fame dancer Shaun Earl. Stephen said about the project:

"Sending you all love. I wanted to share this video that I conceived with the songwriter and choreographer, I directed it all remotely (a lot of planning, meetings and careful shot lists that everyone's partner or roommate could understand help film.)
The songwriter is Sylvia MacCalla (RENT), the choreographer is Shaun Earl (RENT and TV's Fame ). The dancers are in Harlem, outside of Nashville, in DC and the the dancer inside was also on FAME - and lives on the Upper East Side. This was a labor of love. I am still blown away and in wonder at what we can do remotely - it was an unexpected joy to edit all this footage at home. I had an ugly cry when I got the last section in place. We have all been robbed of our lives and contact and loved ones this year. The live arts industry is decimated, but for the first time in a long time, I had an intense collaboration from start to finish and I really found myself in mourning for losing my world and our world this year.... So... Don't stand still. VOTE! Please share this – hoping it will lift many in this week. Much love STEPHEN"

 


PR Paul says:

"We voted. Be an American. VOTE!"


Michael Cerveris is also encouraging people to vote.




Erica Gimpel says:

"I dropped off my ballot and I feel so good!

Yes! Yes! Yes!
Taking democracy back!
Let’s do this! Let’s do this!
Let’s do this!

VOTE!"


And the final word to Debbie Allen


Have a great Month,

Mark

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