The year was 2000. I don't remember what even compelled me to audition. I saw an ad on Backstage.com and turned up at the audition address. There were about 3000 + other women in the line outside of the audition venue in NYC. And this is just the beginning of a tale of XFL past. And one of the original XFL Cheerleaders of the NY/NJ Hitmen.
The cool part about being from someplace else originally is the awe and surprise of learning about the area. AND, thusly, the famous people who happen to be from said place. New York is a big state. There must be plenty of note-worthy people (read: people the paparazzi would follow around to make a living in LA) from CNY and more specifically, The Syracuse/Utica area. So. Yes. I did what most idea adventurers do when looking for information about something-- I Googled. Here's what I found.
Al Roker was in our neck of the woods
Al Roker is a weather forecaster, journalist, television personality, author, and the current weather anchor on NBC's Today, and occasionally co-hosts 3rd Hour Today. Roker, who has been on TV sets in our living rooms for decades, recently paid a visit to "our neck of the woods".
White House Plumbers - Albany, New York
It's been about a year and a half since Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux, and the cast and crew from HBO transformed downtown Albany to look and feel like the 1970s during the filming of the political satire "White House Plumbers...
30 years ago, an iconic theme park in Upstate NY went through a major metamorphosis adding new thrill rides, more attractions, and a hot new jingle, all while unveiling a brand new name.
Storytown becomes the Great Escape
Now known as The Great Escape, when this theme park opened in 1954 it was called Storytown USA. It ...
Lite 98.7 Utica has a new morning show and a new co-host. For weeks, Townsquare Media veteran, Dave Wheeler has been talking to a mysterious, supposedly nameless voice before Lite 98.7 launched its new morning show called Best Morning on Monday March 27, 2023. The mysterious, supposedly nameless voice has been revealed to be Philadelphia Metro Area transplant, Envy McKee.