Please Help Keep Idina-Here Running!

Idina-Here.com is a site for the fans, by fans, and we cannot continue without your support!  A few days ago, I mentioned that the site was in need of another donation drive to help pay the hosting fees.  I’d like to thank those that have donated both recently and in the past few years.

If you enjoy this site, please consider clicking on the button below to donate to our hosting fees fund.  Even a dollar or two can make a big difference!  You can also see more information on the donation page.  And remember, any money you donate goes directly to the hosting fees, and not to me!

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Also, don’t forget — Idina can be seen on the Biography channel special, “When Pop Culture Saved America,” airring September 11th at 8pm ET.  Check your local listings for when it’s airing in your area.  And if you do not receive the Biography channel, you can view it on Hulu for the next few days only!

TV Appearance!

In case you missed the last minute announcement the other night, Idina gives a short, yet also beautifully moving, interview on the tv special “When Pop Culture Saved America” on the Biography channel.  It reairs on September 11th at 8pm ET, as well as midnight September 12th.   Here’s the official description:
“In the aftermath of 9/11, getting back to normal would not be a simple task,” according to production notes. “For those in the world of pop culture and entertainment, the challenge was how to help America achieve that goal–to cheer the country up during its darkest days. This documentary takes a comprehensive look at the days and months following the attack–to show how the non-news media pitched in to bring the nation together. Comedians, singers, actors, entertainers all did their part with concerts, telethons and specials. Television, movies, Broadway, music and even sports helped bring us back to the new normal. We’ll also review the impact of the events of 9/11 on pop culture and how TV and films were changed forever.”

Check your local listings for when it’s airing in your area.  And if you do not receive the Biography channel, you can view it on Hulu for the next five days only!

New Site Feature!

I am so happy to finally announce a new feature for Idina-Here!  The site now has a Press Archive, where all of Idina’s interviews, reviews, and articles can be found in one place!  All entries are tagged so you can choose to read about the Still I Can’t Be Still days or when she talks about Glee.  Also, the page is searchable.  How many times have you thought about when Idina has talked about the meaning of “Minuet” but couldn’t find an article?  Now you can!  Click on the image in the sidebar to visit the new archive and check it out.  The Fan Corner link will be moved and repositioned somewhere else soon.

There are still a TON of articles that need to be added to the archive, but I wanted to go ahead and share it.  I’ll be working on adding more interviews and articles from the past, and when new articles are published, I’ll be adding them as well.  If you have any problems or suggestions, please contact me and let me know!

And a HUGE THANK YOU to Flor over at Sweet Revelations!  I couldn’t have done this without her!  If you run a website and need a new design, contact Flor for an amazing design.

 

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Idina-Here has been and will be undergoing some changes.  I love working on this site and am always open to suggestions for improvement.  While things are sort of slow, I’ll be giving some pages a face-lift and of course, continuously adding new articles and interviews to the new Press Archive and new pictures to the Gallery. I’d also love to hear from you on a few things if you would please participate in a little poll.  This will help me focus on what you want and what I should work on first.

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In addition to all of the exciting things going on with the site, it is now time for Idina-Here to run another donation drive to pay our hosting fees. Between the extensive gallery, the new press archive to keep a record of all of the fun interviews and reviews Idina has done, and much more, Idina-Here strives to be the ultimate fan resource for everyone.

However, it’s unfortunately not free to host the site. I ask that if you enjoy the site to please consider donating to help keep it going. This site averages almost 200 visits per day and just one dollar from everyone can cover the fees for more than a year. Please see the donation page for more information, or you can click on the button below to go directly to the page to make a donation now. And please note that the money you donate does not go to me. It goes directly to DreamHost for the hosting fees. I do not take any money for running the site. I do it all for free and for my love of Idina!

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A new concert was announced at IdinaMenzel.com this week too:

Idina will play the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts in Miami, FL on December 3. Public on sale will begin September 18, but stay tuned for pre-sale information!

Complete concert information is available on the tour page.

 

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And finally, we just learned that Idina has a short interview on a Biography channel special, “When Pop Culture Saved America: A 9/11 Story.”  It’s re-airing Tuesday, September 6th, Sunday, September 11th, and Monday, September 12th, so check your local listings for times!  I’ll post media if/when I get it.  Here’s a summary:

In the aftermath of 9/11, getting back to normal would not be a simple task. For those in the world of pop culture and entertainment, the challenge was how to help America achieve that goal–to cheer the country up during its darkest days. This documentary takes a comprehensive look at the days and months following the attack–to show how the non-news media pitched in to bring the nation together. Comedians, singers, actors, entertainers all did their part with concerts, telethons and specials. Television, movies, Broadway, music and even sports helped bring us back to the new normal. We’ll also review the impact of the events of 9/11 on pop culture and how TV and films were changed forever. Featuring exclusive interviews with Kristin Chenoweth, Denis Leary, Dan Rather, Regis Philbin and Ray Romano amongst others.

Glee Scoop & More Pics From A BroaderWay

Some info was posted about Idina’s appearance on Glee on Watch with Kristin’s spoiler chat at E! Online:

Saranoh2009: Any scoop on Will/Emma on Glee?
Idina Menzel
is back, as you might know, and it looks like it’s gonna be a nice, long visit! Idina herself just told our Marc Malkin that she’ll be in “at least eight episodes,” and that is more than enough time to find her way back to her ex make-out buddy, Will Shuester. Menzel was pretty mum on plot details, but she did say, “The only thing I can say is my character becomes definitely more multi-dimensional,” the hot mom says. “She definitely has a big heart so we’ll see new aspects to her personality.” Meanwhile, Dianna Agron tells me she’s hoping Idina’s return means a reunion with the baby she gave up to her, Beth.

1987Dav: Hey Kristin! Anything on Rachel, Shelby and Quinn?
Rachel’s mom Shelby (played by Menzel), will definitely be doing a duet with her daughter. “I just came from the studio recording,” she says. “I won’t say what it is, but it’s something with Lea (Michele) and it’s one of the best songs ever written.” One of the best songs ever written? We guess it’s Eddie Murphy‘s legendary ditty “Party All the Time,” but that’s just our opinion. And clearly, it’s right.

One of the best songs ever written??? I can’t wait to find out what it is! Any guesses?

And Broadway.com has posted some pictures from yesterday’s Camp BroaderWay’s performance on their website.  They’re in our gallery too.

News From Camp

Some news and pictures are starting to be found on the internet about A BroaderWay’s first camp. A few pictures have been added to the gallery and you can read an article where Idina talks about camp here.

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And Idina was interviewed by E! Online this weekend too!