Dance to the Music of Grace

Life may have you dancing to an assortment of music and rhythms. I’m a fan of variety but in abundance, it can get confusing and overwhelming. Sometimes, I find myself bouncing off the walls because I’m moving too fast or half awake. Ouch!

My dance training reminds me that spinning and balancing needs a spot of focus. I’m happy to say, I’ve found my focus spot but more about that later.


Now, speaking of dancing news…

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PDS 30th Annual Gypsy Awards – Carol Channing – Lee Hale – The Golddiggers – Alberici Sisters

I recently had the pleasure of doing a little song and dance with some of my fellow performers from The Golddiggers of The Dean Martin TV  Show at the PDS 30th Annual Gypsy Awards in Beverly Hills. It was heart warming to celebrate our Producer/Editor/Musical Director, Lee Hale, as he received a prestigious award for his contribution to the entertainment industry. Also honored were Carol Channing, Mandy Moore, choreographer of the movie, “La La Land,” with featured appearances from Dick Van Dyke, Lily Tomlin, Joe Tremaine, Nigel Lithgoe and many more. I must say it was a wonderful show and a gratifying experience to share this event with my sister, Linda Alberici – Eichberg and our “Golddigger Sisters.”

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My sister and I, Move-n-Groove with a “Happy Hour” of exercise!


Now, back to my focus spot…

When life has me going in multiple directions, that’s a cue for me to pause and pray, ‘Dear Lord, let me hear Your music, steady me in grace as I focus on You.’ 

“My grace is sufficient for you.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9

 

Move-n-Groove in grace,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

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Lady Luck steps into Las Vegas

Lady Luck steps into Las Vegas when the Rat Pack ruled the strip but also sizzles in today’s Las Vegas!

Lady Luck has been charmed by Frank Sinatra in the song, ‘Luck be a Lady,’ she has a downtown Vegas casino named after her and she is the subject of a new music video sung by recording artist, Marianna Riccio and directed/edited by award-winning videographer, Harry J Jarvis.

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Singer, songwriter, Marianna Riccio is ‘Lady Luck’ in new music video!

Because of our connection to the artist, 😉 my sister and I (Alberici Sisters) also make a few appearances in the Lady Luck music video… our book is featured too!

Our historical entertainment book was prompted by a newspaper reporter who interviewed us on the Red Carpet at The Grammy Award Ceremony. We were there to honor Dean Martin receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award because of our many years performing with Dean as The Golddiggers.

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The Alberici Sister’s book, Beyond Our Wildest Dreams – The Grammys Red Carpet

“As we celebrated that evening, it all came flooding back—the stars, the memories….

Touring with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin on the same bill, hanging out in the dressing rooms and at home with Sammy Davis Jr.; taping the Dean Martin TV show; opening the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with Dean and then appearing at Bally’s for so many years until Dean’s final performances. What an experience. What fun!

Spending all of that time in Las Vegas with Dean opened our eyes to who the legendary entertainer really was on a personal level; the man behind the laughter. And the sorrow.

As my sister and I searched for our friends through the crowd we were stopped by another news reporter, ‘How did you like performing with Dean Martin?’ He became enthralled with our stories of singing, dancing and palling around with Dean Martin and the Rat Pack.”

– Excerpt from “Beyond Our Wildest Dreams, book by the Alberici Sisters, produced by Billy Ingram.

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My daughter, Marianna grew up watching Dean Martin and The Golddiggers on-stage in Las Vegas!

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Maria Lauren (mom) poses for a picture with Marianna Riccio (daughter) before a performance in Las Vegas.

Marianna Riccio performs the song, Lady Luck in honor of the glamour days of Las Vegas!

Comments on the Lady Luck music video premier have just come in…

“A STAR IS BORN… This is so amazing… What a beautiful talent!” … “You make me want to go to Vegas – NOW!!!”… “What a hoot!” … “Great song and video.” … “Awesome!” … “Entertaining and fun!” … “Fantastic song… Looking ladylicious Marianna Riccio!” … “Retro cool!!” … “Catchy tune!” … “It is more than great!!!” ….

 

 

Wasn’t that fun?

My sister Linda and I were more than pleased to sing a little snippet of ‘Luck be a Lady’ in the Lady Luck music video as our hearts commemorated 100 years of Frank Sinatra! Now, a whole new generation can take notice.

Please share with your friends!

Thanks a bunch,

Maria Lauren, a.k.a. Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

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‘Lady Luck’ song – Listen free on Sound Cloud

 

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 Your Powerful LIFE blog is about Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment…. It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyrighted.