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The Mitch and Val "Roadshow"

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By Valerie Coffey

We had to go to New Orleans for one dream of mine to come true.

Do you remember your childhood dreams? Did you dream of getting married to a royal (or never being married)? Having a big family (or not)? Having a nice home with a garden and a white picket fence? Having a nice car? A successful career? How about being an astronaut, fireman, supermodel, or actor? Some people dream of being a talented cook and opening a restaurant.

Not me. It’s a dream of mine to sing like a rock star in front of a crowd of enthusiastic fans.

Some dreams you have to work so hard for, that they are a special kind of reward when they happen. But like many dreams, being a rock star is a far-fetched one. The “American Idol” ideal takes so much talent and great gobs of luck, that I never for a second tried to pursue it. Besides, when American Idol started, I was 34, eight years past the cutoff age.

Kelly Clarkson, NYE, MGM Grand Vegas

Someone I can relate to: the first American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson, performing at the MGM Grand Vegas VIP New Years Eve event.

But sometimes you get a sampling of a dream come true, even without trying.

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