Dance The Night Away At Family Days Celebration


If you’re looking for something fun to do tomorrow night (Saturday), come on over to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (next to the hospital) from 7 to 10 p.m. The church is hosting a family dance night (where I’ll be spinning the tunes) as part of its Family Days Celebration. All ages are invited and it doesn’t matter if you are Mormon, Catholic or don’t attend church, you are most welcome to come. And to top it off, scrumptious refreshments will be available.

So pack up the kids, grandkids and your neighbor’s rug rats, as well (the neighbors will love you for it), and head on over to the LDS church this Saturday. Whether you like to two-step to George Strait’s “All My Exes Live In Texas,” shake your booty to KC and the Sunshine Band’s “Shake Shake Shake” or just like to get out on the dance floor and laugh and be silly to the “Chicken Dance,” the LDS church is the place to be this Saturday night — where we’ll be dancing the night away!

And speaking of dancing the night away, that leads me into this week’s music trivia question, which is: Can you name the country music star who recorded the 1977 country hit, “Dancing The Night Away?”

This singer/songwriter/actress was born in 1958 in Seminole, Texas and raised in Wilcox, Texas. She appeared on the Lew King TV series in Phoenix in 1969 and acted in the movies “Jeremiah Johnson” and “Hard Country.” For a number of years, she was the paramour of Glen Campbell.

In May 1972, at the age of 13, she recorded her first Billboard charted hit, “Delta Dawn,” which peaked at No. 6. She had a total of 68 Billboard charted hits, 40 top 10 hits and 10 No. 1 hits, including “If It Don’t Come Easy” and “What’s Your Mama’s Name?”

Is this country music artist: A) Tammy Wynette, B) Tanya Tucker, C) Reba McEntire or D) Deb Rose?

If you are caller number four this week and have the correct answer, you will win a gift certificate for a free haircut from Kristine at the Head to Toe Salon on the north Beeline Highway.

Now, let’s check out how we did with last week’s question, which was: Which of the following statements about Michael Jackson is not true: A) He played “The Lion” in the 1978 musical “The Wiz,” B) He was married to Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, from 1994-1996, C) In 1988, his autobiography, “Moonwalker,” became a movie or D) His song “Billy Jean” has always been one of DJ Craig’s favorite songs to which to dance?

The correct answer was A) He played “The Lion” in the 1978 musical “The Wiz.”

Actually, Michael did play a significant role in “The Wiz,” but he played the part of “The Scarecrow,” which was probably a more appropriate role, anyway, considering his slight build.

Congratulations to this past week’s first time music trivia winner, and first time caller, Cathy Joyce.

Cathy was born in Columbus, Ohio and moved with her family to Phoenix when she was 7 years old. After getting divorced in 2001, she moved to Payson “to get a fresh start.”

It wasn’t long after moving to the Rim Country that she was hired to be the office manager at Payson Physical Therapy.

Cathy told me that one day in 2005, she had the most wonderful on-the-job experience of her life. That was the day that Peter, in need of tender loving care, walked through the door. To this day she refers to him as “the most amazing man I have ever met.” It wasn’t long before Cathy invited Peter to go on their first date (during Rodeo Days, she had won a “dinner for two” certificate at Famous Sam’s in Payson). The two lovebirds were married six months later on St. Valentine’s Day.

Into their marriage, Cathy brought three daughters, who just happened to be the exact same ages as Peter’s three sons. Naturally, she likes to refer to their blended family as “The Brady Bunch.”

Cathy now works from her home as a medical office consultant, while Peter is a long distance truck driver. While he is away, the two talk on the phone every two hours. Oh ... ain’t love grand?

Some of Cathy’s interests are gardening, cross-stitching and watching reality TV shows. She is a member of St. Philip’s church. New country, pop and rock are her favorite music genres, with Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Garth Brooks topping her favorite artist list.

I hope to see you at the LDS church this Saturday night. It’s going to be a Shake, Shake, Shakin’ good time!

God bless.

DJ Craig

Phone: 468-1482

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