My Last Tuesday

December 6

I didn’t even make it to the studio for my last Tuesday at PA Live! today. I caught the “bug” that has been going around for a while. I was disappointed I couldn’t be at the show today because I got someone very special to come on the show.

We refer to each other as cousins, even though we technically aren’t even related. Her name is Alyssa Golden and she made a Christmas CD this year with Dave Baloga to benefit Saint Jude’s Parish in Mountaintop and KISS Theatre Company. I haven’t seen Alyssa in a while so I was really excited to see her today. Unfortunately because of my illness, I didn’t make it out of bed. However, I did watch the show and she did an excellent job. Alyssa and Dave sang “The Prayer” in the first segment. They both sounded absolutely stunning. I had chills when Alyssa was singing. She has such a beautiful voice. I could tell that Dave and Monica were really impressed.

In the second half of the show, Alyssa sang “A Baby Changes Everything.” This was also amazing. Monica said at the end of the segment, “She’s definitely coming back.” Alyssa is only 15 and a freshman at Crestwood High School. She competed recently in a singing competition at a Catholic Youth Conference. Because of her singing abilities, she got a record deal! We are all very proud of Alyssa and wish her the best.

This was a show that I wish I was there, but at least I was able to watch it on television. I made sure to text Alyssa and her mom after the show to tell them what a great job she did.

To hear Alyssa sing, check out the PA Live! website,

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2 Responses to “My Last Tuesday”

  1. Harold Says:

    I was disappointed I didn’t get to see you for this final week, and when I mentioned this at the end of the show, Alyssa laughed and said “That’s my cousin!” (Of course I tried to convince both her and Dave to start blogs. And the Kiss Theater needs a blog, too!)

    I’m glad I got to meet you. It was good having you around these past few months. Dave didn’t miss a beat, of course – he immediately propositioned Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to become an intern at the show! (I think she’ll be expected to wear her sash and tiara at all times. He mentioned the turkey-frying duties, but skipped the part about working with angry venomous snakes.)

    Tuesdays won’t be the same without you! Best wishes!

    • jrdo5880 Says:

      When I was woke up sick throughout the night, I immediately thought, “I’m going to see Alyssa perform and I’m not going to be able to say bye to Harold!” You do an excellent job for the show every week, and I always enjoyed listening to your blog segment.
      Thank you for your kind words. I’m really going to miss working at PA Live! because it was an amazing experience. One of the best part was meeting wonderful guests, and getting to know the weekly guests really well. I hope I was able to make your experience a good one with my offerings of water/coffee and escorts in and out of the studio.

      Thanks so much for everything and keep in touch!

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