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2009

ONEXONE CHARITY
October 22, 2009
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JOSH ON OPRAH
September 9, 2009 (Air date)

Josh surprised a fan, Savanna, on the Oprah show and sang "Awake" for her.
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"ROCK THE BACH" CONCERT
August 15, 2009

Josh sang "Ave Maria" accompanied by Flea (bass guitar player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers) at a fund raiser for the Silverlake Conservatory in Los Angeles founded by Flea and Keith Barry.

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MANDELA DAY CONCERT

July 18, 2009
A concert in New York City's Radio City Music Hall celebrated Nelson Mandela's 91st birthday and promoted the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world -- the ability to make an imprint.
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Performing Changing Colors. He has never sounded better! (Video below right.)
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Weeping, with Vusi Mahlasela.
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HOLLYWOOD BOWL
Josh is inducted into the Hall of Fame

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Josh sang "Anthem," "February Song" (at the piano), "Smile,""Canto Alla Vita" (also played synth and drums), and two duets: "Pearls" with Angelique Kidjo and "True Love" with fellow inductee Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
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CHESS IN CONCERT
ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON

Performed in May 2008, Chess in Concert premiered on U.S. television in June 2009 as part of PBS Great Performances series. (Lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.) The story takes place during the Cold War. I love, love, love the DVD!

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Reporters accost the Russian Anatoly (played by Josh) after he wins the world chess championship from the American Freddie Trumper and defects to England.

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Anatoly sings Anthem. "My land's only borders lie around my hearrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt."

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No Deal (partner, partner). It's a year later. Freddie (played by Adam Pascal), former world chess champion, tries to convince Anatoly to throw the chess match to his Russian opponent.

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BEN FOLDS CONCERT

Hollywood Palladium
May 20, 2009
(At right: Story and another photo)
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NYC - ROSE HALL CONCERT

Filmed in 2008 for a PBS special first aired late May/June 2009.
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CELEBRITY FIGHT NIGHT
(Muhammed Ali's charity to combat Parkinson's Disease)
Phoenix, Arizona
THE FOUNDERS CLUB DINNER
March 27, 2009
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Josh wasn't scheduled to sing at the concert but ended up doing an impromptu duet io "Bridge over Troubled Water" with Jordin Sparks.
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JOSH ON ELLEN'S TV SHOW
February 6, 2009
Singing a parody of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (See the video at ThatJosh GrobanGuy.com)
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MUSICARES CONCERT
HONORING NEIL DIAMOND

February 5, 2009
Josh singing "Play Me." (Tariqh on guitar.)
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Videos

JOSH VIDEOS
* "Awake," duet, Idina Menzel's PBS Sound Stage special.

* "Changing Colors," Mandela Day, Radio City Music Hall.

* Testifying on the arts before House Appropriations Subcommittee

* "You Raise Me Up," Denmark, December 2008. The best I've ever heard him sing this

* "Imagine," Josh & Herbie Hancock, Feeding America concert

* "Alla Luce del Sole," David Foster & Friends, available on DVD

* "Shape of My Heart," Josh, Sting, and Chris Botti with the Boston Pops, PBS Special (available on DVD)

* "Anthem," from performance of Chess at Royal Albert Hall (Double click to go to the YouTube link and you can watch it in full screen. Yummy.)

* "Broken Vow," sung in Manila

* Clips from the Bridge School concert

2009: More Josh in D.C.

JOSH TESTIFIES AT HOUSE HEARING ON THE ARTS
March 31, 2009
Josh testified in Washington, D.C., at a hearing on funding for the arts (National Endowment for the Arts) held by the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. (See video at right.) Wynton Marsalis and Linda Ronstadt also testified. Here's the link to Josh's written testimony (PDF):

http://www.americansforthearts.org/pdf/news/press/Groban%20testimony.pdf

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FOX TV INTERVIEW AFTER TESTIMONY,
JOSH & WYNTON MARSALIS
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OBAMA "WE ARE ONE" CONCERT
January 18, 2009
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FEEDING AMERICA RALLY
January 19, 2009
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2008

European Promotional Tour:
NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS

In December 2008 Josh's humor and wit were showcased on a hilarious and bawdy musical game show on British television. (To see the video of the show, go to That Josh Groban Guy site in links, below.)
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SINGING "ANTHEM," BENEFIT IN SWEDEN
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PARIS INTERVIEW PHOTO

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NABIL PHOTOS FOR "A COLLECTION"
Album for overseas distribution, Nov./Dec. 2008. Nice, huh.
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Other Performances


CHRIS BOTTI CONCERT, BOSTON

Josh performed with Botti and Sting in September 2008 for a concert which was aired on PBS in late February through March 2009. (See video at right.)
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BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT
October 2008
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TV TUNES MEDLEY, EMMYS
September 2008
Josh performed a hilarious medley of tv themes. Cool socks, Josh. (To see the video go to That Josh Groban Guy link, below.)
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DAVID FOSTER & FRIENDS
Las Vegas, May 23, 2008
Josh sang "Alla Luce del Sole," "You Raise Me Up," and, with Brian McKnight, "Bridge over Troubled Water."(Available on DVD.)
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GMA CONCERT IN THE PARK
May 16, 2008

Josh sang "Awake" and "You Raise Me Up." Off-camera, he sang "Alla Luce del Sole" just for the live audience in Bryant Park.
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About Me

I come from a large family in which music was central to our lives. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest we were exposed to a variety of music, from classical to show tunes to rock. I was singing harmony with my mom by age three and writing songs by the time I was eight. Each of us kids played one or two musical instruments. Two of my nephews have benefited from that legacy and are outstanding professional musicians.

Music has been my salvation in more ways than one. I'm a relative latecomer to Josh Groban's music (a couple of years ago), but I am hopelessly hooked. I appreciate talented musical artists, but Josh's magnificent voice is a phenomenon that reaches into another dimension. It affects me in ways that I cannot begin to explain. I've never had this reaction before and I think it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I am impatiently waiting to see/hear Josh live in concert.

I have been a writer, editor and lobbyist/advocate most of my professional career. I live in Northern Virginia but hope to get back to the Seattle area some day. I have an autistic adult son who is my pride and joy. It took a while, but I now recognize God's wisdom and grace in putting the two of us together.


I try to update this page frequently. The only problem is making the agonizing decisions about which photos and videos to drop to make room for new ones.

2009

ONEXONE CHARITY PERFORMANCE
Bimbo's, San Francisco

Josh sang Smile, and, accompanying himself on the piano, Changing Colors. Note the dorky old man glasses.
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JOSH'S "GLEE-FUL" PERFORMANCE
September 16, 2009 (air date)
Josh appeared as a parody of himself in a very short but very funny cameo on the "Acafellas"episode of the Fox TV show Glee. Here, in the dressing room of the Acafellas, accompanied by his bodyguard Flex, he serves a restraining order to Sandy, who is a rather creepy, adoring male fan.
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In a hilarious scene, Josh hits on the drunken mom of Will, the high school glee club teacher. "Throngs of screaming teenagers don't do it for Josh Groban, no. Josh Groban prefers a blowsy alcoholic."
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THE GROBAN BROTHERS
(1) Chris and Josh at the August 15th fund raiser for the Silverlake Conservatory. (2) Josh, Chris, and Flea.
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Happy 91st birthday, Nelson Mandela!

The July 18th concert in Radio City Music Hall.
Performing Changing Colors.
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You Raise Me Up, with Aretha Franklin.
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HOLLYWOOD BOWL HALL OF FAME
Josh Inducted on June 19, 2009
Yes!
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Touching photo with conductor John Williams. He's obviously so proud of Josh. (Or perhaps he's saying, "Tsk, tsk, why didn't you shave?")
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CHESS IN CONCERT, ROYAL ALBERT HALL
This is a shortened version of the play that premiered in 1984. It has undergone several revisions since.
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Endgame, "Never, never, never, never, neverrrrrrr!" An anguished Anatoly must decide whether or not to throw the chess game. In the balance are the fate of his wife and children and his lover's father, believed to be held in a Russian prison since the 1956 fall of Budapest to the Soviets.
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You & I Reprise. Anatoly and his lover, Florence (Idina Menzel), say goodbye.
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JOSH PERFORMS AT BEN FOLDS CONCERT

At the end of Ben Folds' concert on May 20, 2009, at the Hollywood Palladium, Josh performed "Still Fighting It" with Ben Folds at the end of Folds' concert at the Hollywood Palladium on May 20, 2009. Earlier in the concert, Josh helped judge a contest among a cappella choirs from USC, UCLA, and Stanford.
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2009: Josh in Washington, D.C.

JOSH PLAYS THE WHITE HOUSE PIANO
April 1, 2009
Josh performed an impromptu "America" for the White House staff plus Obama daughters, Sasha and Melia.
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JOSH SINGS AT OBAMA
PRE-INAUGURAL CONCERT

January 18, 2009
Josh sang "My Country "Tis of Thee" (see video below) with Heather Headley and the Gay Men's Chorus during the We Are One concert at the Lincoln Memorial, one of the events in honor of the Inauguration of the newly elected US President Barack Obama. (I was there with nearly a hundred thousand other people but couldn't see a gosh darn thing. Fortunately, it was televised.)

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JOSH AT FEEDING AMERICA RALLY
January 19, 2009
Josh, Herbie Hancock, and guitarist Tariqh Akoni provided the entertainment at a Feeding America rally held outside the Martin Luther King, Jr., Library in Washington, D.C. Josh played piano and sang "America." He sang "Imagine" to Hancock's rather intimidating jazz stylings on the piano, but he appeared more amused than fazed. (See video.)
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2008 Performances

BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT CONCERT
October 26, 2008
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("Disarm": Josh with Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins)

Neil Young and his wife, Pegi, helped to establish the Bridge School, which uses innovative methods to teach children with severe communications disabilities. I love this school and I love this benefit!
In addition to singing "Disarm" with Smashing Pumpkins, Josh also sang "You Are Loved," "America," "February Song," and "Changing Colours," and performed a duet with Young on "Harvest Moon." A mini-Josh Groban concert! (Links to videos are in the left column, video clips in videos section.)
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MANDELA BIRTHDAY CONCERT
June 27, 2008
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Josh sang "Weeping" and "Machine" at the concert in London's Hyde Park honoring Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday.

More Photos

JOSH & PLACIDO DOMINGO RECORDING DUET, 08
"La Tua Semplicita," for Domingo's Album, Amore Infinito
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ANOTHER PARIS PHOTO
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IN STYLE MAGAZINE
At home in Malibu
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JOSH WITH HIS DOG, SWEENEY

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    Well, hi back at you Annette! You were so quiet I didn't know you were here until now.
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    BEAUTIFUL TRUCK

    Online friends are people we may never meet.... We see pictures, we see cams...It isn't the same.... We grow close...We care and love one another.... One day we may not hear from one another.... Our hearts will break... All we see is a name on messenger but the person we don't see anymore..... We pray....."Please come back".... All I ask is you remember me in the good times we had..... Keep me close to your heart....Friends forever... Pass this on to all your friends....If I get it back.... I know you care
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    Lexxa, you are such a sweetheart, kind and caring, and even though we don't often post in the same threads, I'm glad you are here.
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    Hi carol - I don't come here much anymore and I almost never post....I'm just really turned off by all the political stuff and it's really just kind of tainted the whole experience for me - that, and I think people were kind of annoyed with my marathon posts....I'm still around, though - thank you for thinking of me and I sure hope you are doing well!!
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    Reply from VACarol:

    I can't imagine anyone being annoyed with your long posts. I'm sure I'm not the only one who enjoyed reading them.

    Anyway, I hope you are doing well and that you will reconsider posting again sometime soon.
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    I always love your page :) patty

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    Thanks, Patty. Glad you stopped by.
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