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A very dear friend of mine, who many consider one of the most beautiful singers around (both vocally and in appearance) sent me a new CD Web site, asking me to listen to a recording she just completed. Patricia Welch, who was often an opening act for the late, great Robert Goulet and other stars, now lives in Coachella Valley, California. Ms. Welch sent me a letter about the background and how the song was created and her involvement. The message is so nicely written, that I thought I would share the entire letter with you, exactly as it was sent to me:

"CHRISTMAS IN YOUR EYES," music by Edgar Arens / lyrics by Johnny Blue Star and vocals by ,B.Patricia Welch.

THE SONG - Sung majestically in a classic style by Patricia Welch, "Christmas in Your Eyes," is the story of a small child and his parents searching for a Christmas Tree on a icy slope in December. The child falls off a sled at the top of the hill, plummets down a slope, and is magically saved by the soft bedding under a majestic pine tree. Having saved the child's life, the tree is crowned with a beautiful star and covered in silver, and lights up their home that Christmas.

HOW THE SONG CAME TO BE - "Christmas in Your Eyes," was composed by Johnny Blue Star, an American Lyricist, and Edgar Arens, a Russian Composer. It is sung by Patricia Welch, an American singer and promoted under the auspices of Allen Johnston, a music consultant and entrepreneur.

"Christmas in Your Eyes," has to be partially credited to ecademy, a business and social networking club which originated in England in the 1990s. When Arens, living in Moscow, searched for someone in the film business in ecademy, he found Johnny Blue Star, a freelance writer, living in Palm Springs, California. After seeing his resume, Johnny read Arens profile and saw that he was a composer. Although not specified in his profile, Johnny had written numerous songs for many years and was searching for a composer / partner to develop songs with. He approached Edgar and the two began to work on a Christmas song in November.

Soon after their initial encounter, Edgar told Johnny he was working with a marvelous singer, Patricia Welch, who lived in California and was looking for material. Once in its final stage, the two decided to show her "Christmas in Your Eyes." Upon contacting Ms. Welch in Coachella Valley, just a few towns away near Palm Springs. Johnny made an effort to find a suitable musical liaison through ecademy and discovered Allen Johnston, one of the pioneers in rap and hip hop music, but also currently interested in developing international talent.

To listen to this magical song, click on the following link, and if you like what you hear, please forward this column (or just the link) to your friends:(website closed).

This writer believes it will become a classic. Hope you enjoy it?

Another favorite of this writer, and Las Vegas, Clint Holmes, will be doing his classic "Holmes For The Holidays," Christmas show with his buddy and musical director, Bill Fayne, in the Suncoast Showroom Friday - Sunday, Dec. 19-21. The Suncoast Showroom is a 450-seat venue featuring booth and table seating. Show time is 7:30 p.m., with tickets priced from $29.95 plus tax, and can be purchased by calling the box office at 702-636-7075. This is, without question, one of the best Holiday shows in Las Vegas, and Clint will have many of his friends dropping by to help celebrate Christmas, and of course the coming New Year. More on this next week.

THIS AND THAT QUICKLY: Southern Hills Hospital, 9300 W. Sunset Rd, will host a free luncheon this Wednesday (Dec 10) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., calling it "Lunch & Learn," about how to beat the flu this season. It's being sponsored by internist and pediatrician, Dr. Constantine George... A new Icon is opening Thursday (Dec. 11) on the Las Vegas Strip. McDonalds Hamburgers will have a new flagship with this particular design. The new stand is located at 2896 Las Vegas Blvd. South, right near Circus-Circus... Xtreme Magic and its star, Dirk Arthur, is currently holding forth with his annual Christmas Show at the Tropicana Hotel, with show times set for 2 and 4 p.m., and an additional 7 p.m. show beginning Dec. 12-25.. Gerry McCambridge, better known as "The Mentalist," (not the new television series guy) will continue to entertain nightly in the Night Owl Showroom at Hooters, with new showtimes at 7 and 9 p.m. seven nights a week... Public is invited, once again, to attend the annual city of Las Vegas Student Ceramic Exhibit and Holiday sale, at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North, this coming Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m...

Well, gang, that's about it for yet another week.

I'm outa here!

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