Monday, September 30, 2013
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People.com posted an article about Donnie's weekend in Vegas as well.
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Friday, September 27, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Check out the 2013 Los Angeles Podcast Festival website for more info or go here for tickets.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
The Denver Center posted some photos of Joey and fans here.
Check out this blog post by ddusbdame all about Joey's "The Kid" show (including the set list).
Jordan recently participated in a golf benefit to benefit the Franciscan Hospital for Children. Here is a photo from the Boston Globe.
NKOTB was the topic of in a segment with Andy Samberg on the Ellen Show the other day. Click here to watch a video clip. Donnie was also mentioned on the Arsenio Hall Show the other day. You can watch a video of that here.
Wahlburgers CEO Rick Vanzura talked to the Patriot Ledger about the future plans for Wahlburgers.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
The Boston Globe interviewed Donnie about "Boston's Finest" and more.
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The Boston Globe interviewed Donnie over the weekend, here is the article:
Dorchester-bred triple threat Donnie Wahlberg spent most of Sunday morning in the North End, shooting scenes for the second season of “Boston’s Finest.” After he wrapped for the day, Wahlberg sat in his trailer on Cross Street and talked about what sets the reality series apart from others like it.
“We are the first show ever to go not only on the job with them but also into their lives to see what makes them tick, what drives them, what makes them want to do what they do,” said Wahlberg, who executive produces the reality series.
Wahlberg praised the Boston Police Department’s response to the Boston Marathon bombings, and said he is glad that people are more familiar with the everyday heroics performed by the first responders of this city.
“I mean, it took a tragic event obviously for people to sort of get an awareness,” he said. “But now that that’s happened and the world knows more of them, I think it’s going to do wonders for this show.”
Not only is Wahlberg at the helm in the editing room for “Boston’s Finest,” he’s also gearing up for the fourth-season premiere of the CBS police drama “Blue Bloods,” he and his brothers are preparing to open a second Wahlburgers restaurant, in Canada, and he just finished touring with the New Kids on the Block in August.
When he isn’t working — which is rare — he said he spends a lot of time with his two sons and hangs out with fellow workaholic and girlfriend, “The View” cohost Jenny McCarthy.
“As far as personal life, I just make time. I am sort of a workaholic, but it helps to be hanging out with one. It makes it a little easier,” Wahlberg said of his relationship with McCarthy. “I went on ‘The View’ so that was one way to hang out. Maybe I’ll get her on ‘Blue Bloods’ and hang out there, maybe we’ll do some talk shows together. We’ll figure it out.” . . . In other “Boston’s Finest” news, Terrique Chambers, who was featured on the TNT show, hosted the inaugural Autism Crossfit event to benefit Autism Speaks on Saturday night. He and his wife, Scherlaine, who are advocating for the cause on behalf of their son Jaylen, were supported at the event by Teamsters Local 25 and “Boston’s Finest” friends such as Manny Canudo, Sjye Robinson, Myles Lawton, Greg McCormick, Greg Eunis, Winston DeLeon, Julio Perez, Jenn Penton, Jenn Powers, Brian Albert, and Kevin Albert.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Donnie Wahlberg and his brother Paul spoke with music reporter Rudy Blair about the upcoming Canadian launch of their restaurant, Wahlburgers, in Toronto.
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Monday, September 9, 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Donnie was in Toronto with his brother Paul today to promote the opening of the second Wahlburgers restaurant soon. Below are some highlights...
The Globe and Mail posted a video clip about the event.
Here is a video clip from City News
Video courtesy of yikes77
Here is a video clip of Donnie making a speech:
Video courtesy of plushoo
The Toronto Sun posted an article about Wahlburgers Canada here.
Be on the look out for an appearance on E Talk soon. Donnie posted this Vine video about doing interviews.
In case you missed it, some photos have been posted here.
Photos from Getty Images and Wire Image.
Friday, September 6, 2013
Shout out to Burger-lovers and Wahlberg fans. Join Donnie Wahlberg and his brother, Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg for a sneak preview of Wahlburgers Canada prior to Monday’s official launch. One more thing, free Wahlburgers for the first 200 fans.
Location: SoHo Metropolitan Hotel
Date: Saturday, September 07, 2013
Time: 03:00PM – 04:00PM
Check out an article and video clip about his appearance from Global News.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Get ready for The Kid, starring Joey McIntyre of the cult-favorite supergroup New Kids on the Block, which will have its world premiere in Denver this week. Earlier this month, on the heels of the act's massive, fifty-city tour, McIntyre and Denver Center Attractions announced that they were teaming up to develop a musical that documents McIntyre coming of age as the youngest member of one of the biggest boy bands in history.
We recently caught up with McIntyre to talk about the (welcome) challenge of shifting performance mediums, starring as himself, and the world premiere of The Kid -- in Denver.
Westword: How was The Kid conceived--was it your idea?
Joey McIntyre: I've been on stage since I was six years old; performing is a part of my life. I've done a lot of live performance and some solo stuff that's more interactive, but this is a show: It has a writer and director, a beginning and an end, and a journey. It's very personal, and as much of a challenge as it might be, I've been able to be objective about it. We've done several readings, and sifted through long versions to see what worked. Now the show is down to an hour and forty minutes. As far as creating this, we had the right people.
How does it feel to make a musical about your own life?
It's funny, because it's a unique kind of show, and a one-man show is a lot, it's a huge challenge. I'm comfortable being on stage, but the idea is to go to places that are uncomfortable and get really honest and be human, not a pop star. It's good to be able to show the other side, whether you're a singer, writer, butcher, banker -- it's about finding where you belong and what's important.
We can imagine it's a huge change from touring, too.
It definitely is. New Kids just finished a fifty-city tour. It was amazing, and we were so grateful to be playing arenas, but it's definitely a grind. You're on a bus from city to city, traveling on a bus -- now I'm all set, get me a bed that isn't going seventy miles down the highway and I'm happy. It's strenuous, but it makes you stronger. I learned from that, and taking that journey and showing up every night mirrors life and what I need to do -- it definitely reflects in the show, too.
What brought the show to Denver and to Denver Center Attractions?
We knew we wanted to build it out of town somewhere with a theater company before bringing it to New York City. We were lucky; the facility here is so big that they had the space. They read the script, they saw the readings and they decided to go for it. A lot of it's last minute, and now Denver will always be part of the show. Denver Center is the perfect place for us to build the show, and they've been so helpful in getting this show ready to put out to the public -- I feel very embraced here in Denver, and being in this theater makes me feel like we're on the right track.
What kind of music inspired you as a kid, and inspired the music in The Kid?
I grew up with my dad playing Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole in his car. I had seven older sisters who listened to dance, funk, disco and R & B -- the combination of those influences, my theater experience doing shows like Oliver and the Music Man, and joining New Kids when I was twelve can be found throughout the show. As far as crafting it for the show, it was important for the color of those influences to show through to create a sound and contribute to the overall storytelling.
The Kid opens Thursday, August 29 at the Garner Galleria Theatre, with shows continuing through September 15. For a schedule and tickets, go to denvercenter.org or call 303-893-4100.
New Kids on the Block's Joey McIntyre tells his stories in one-man show "The Kid"
At 40, Joey McIntyre looks boyish. Just not boy-bandish.
The youngest member of the Y-chromosome behemoth known as New Kids on the Block sits next to director Eli Gonda at a diner not far from the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
The pair are taking a break from rehearsing McIntyre's work-in-progress, the one-man show "The Kid," which runs through Sept. 15 at the stripped-down Garner Galleria theater.
McIntyre was the youngest member of NKOTB and the last to join up with the group composed of Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood and brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight.
"New Kids came along because literally someone was calling a local school in Jamaica Plain, looking for little white kids who could sing and dance. It ended up being Maurice Starr, who started New Edition." That R&B group also hailed from Boston.
The group "didn't blow up all of a sudden," says McIntyre. "For three years, we played around Boston, at fairs. Then we got a hit record when I was 15, and all hell broke loose." The band has sold more that 80 million records globally. One Direction makes you itchy? NKOTB share the blame for that.
McIntyre is also youngest of Katherine and Thomas McIntyre's nine children. He was raised in the street-car suburb of Jamaica Plain, where the nation's oldest community theater, the Footlight Club resides.
"That was two blocks away. My mother was a member," he says. So were his seven sisters. His father was a union leader and involved in politics. McIntyre quotes his Dad, who figures into "The Kid."
"Like he says, 'It's all show business.' So I love being in theater.
"I've had a one-man show in my head for a while now," he says. "I would do tours of my own, I would do acoustic sets, I would do 'evenings with,' I just felt I wanted to do it in a legit way. Get a writer. Get a director. Get a book."
So here he sits with that director. Television writer Christine Boylan wrote the book that recounts McIntyre's many chapters.
"We all have multiple version of ourselves,"says Gonda. "What I find remarkable is Joe is being all versions of himself in the course of this two hours, in this story, in this night. He's embracing all sides of his personality — family, performance, theater, pop. It makes the evening that much more dynamic."
McIntyre chimes in. "I know it sounds corny, but I have to do it." He flashes an easy smile.
"I've lived me with me my whole life. I've always wanted to do it all."