by David Borzo
“An Evening with Marie Osmond” 7:30 p.m. May 14 Civic Center of Des Moines
This month the 2012 Smart Talk Connected Conversations season comes to an end, with a visit from the ever-popular Marie Osmond, venerable singer, actress, TV star, spokesperson – even doll designer – to name just a few of her many endeavors. Over the last 40 years we’ve seen and heard Marie Osmond as she has lived a very public life, replete with more than her share of public triumphs and struggles.
When Marie comes to the Civic Center on Monday, May 14th, we’ll no doubt get a full measure of her absorbing professional and personal exploits…and we hope she dishes about her work with Donny Osmond and their new album “Donny & Marie” (and their first music video together in 30 years “The Good Life”). Donny and Marie are currently headlining at the legendary Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas – a show that opened in September 2008 and is running still.
And don’t forget, your Smart Talk ticket also includes a pre-show reception of hors d’oeuvres, giveaways, drawings and presentations by local businesses. It’s an event!
Marie has a great story to share. She’s been performing since she was 3 years old, both with her famous family The Osmond Brothers, and on her own. She was the youngest female artists to have a debut record go to No. 1, and was the youngest person to host a national television variety show. Marie has also performed on Broadway, hosted radio shows, written books and started her own successful business. She will have much to say about her accomplishments and following all of her dreams, which is all part of the inspiring SmartTalk experience.
SmartTalk provides us not only with fascinating presentations from accomplished people; the series also provides the all-important question and answer portion of the evening, a connected conversation with us, the audience. We can receive powerful motivation and inspiration, as we all experience a true connectedness to the speaker.
Join us this next week for Marie Osmond, and take part in the SmartTalk experience!