Thursday, August 11, 2011

ABC Nightline: "Boy Band Academy"


ABC Nightline, in its series “Celebrity Secrets”, did a spot on the “Boy Band Academy” run by Johnny Wright, in Florida.   He said that at 12 years old, Justin Timberlake was a “little man”.  His academy, he says, will train the next JT, or the next Jonas Brothers.  (I wonder if, in classical music, that’s going to be Andres Brothers; see my “drama” blog, or even this. )

The boot camp offers not only music and dance rehearsals but lots of military-style PT.  The performing arts are physically demanding, with some artists probably capable of passing Marine Corps physicals.  I seem to remember that ‘Nsync  did a high-wire act in the 2001 performance in the Minneapolis Metrodome.

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