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.