Wednesday, April 24, 2013
To honor the memory of his late wife, "American Idol" singer turned the tragedy into a national foundation that is helping children and the less fortunate. Sponsored by Grape-Nuts.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Danny Gokey is living the American Dream. He was a choir director at his local Milwaukee church when he auditioned for "American Idol," finished in third place in 2009, and parlayed that into a successful country music career in Nashville. Gokey has a new wife, an infant son and a book ("Hope In Front of Me") expected to be published in October. But with all his success, Gokey still faces the challenge of honoring the memory of his first wife, Sophia, who died young due to complications from a congenital heart …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Former "Idol" star, who performed at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, says he is more aware of politics than ever before.
TAMPA, FL -- When you think about presidential politics, the name "Danny Gokey" isn't the first thing that comes to mind. And to be honest, politics has never really been on the mind of Gokey, either — at least not until the former "American Idol" star got married in January to model Leyicet Peralta. "I’ve never been a student of politics, but my wife and I have differing views, so it has made me really look at what I have always believed," Gokey told Patch shortly after performing on the floor of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night. "You know, we’re raised a certain way and we tend to believe things that our parents tell us. "This is the first time that I’ve really taken a hard look at our system, and I kind of am taking…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wisconsin is front and center on second day of GOP gathering in Tampa.
Paul Ryan, Danny Gokey, Scott Walker, Tommy Thompson and even cheeseheads. That was the scene of the floor of the of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Wednesday night as Wisconsin was in the spotlight of the gathering of party faithful.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Former 'American Idol' finalist performs a few songs, talks about the future during event to celebrate launch of eyewear collection.
Whether talking about his new line of glasses, his next album or Sophia’s Heart, the charity he started, Danny Gokey shows he has vision. Fittingly, Gokey was at Wisconsin Vision, 2005 Silvernail Road in Waukesha, on Monday afternoon to celebrate the launch of his new line of eyewear, the Gokey collection. While in town, he shared his plans for the upcoming year. The vision In an interview before performing, Gokey, joined by his new wife Leyicet, shared his vision for where he’s going this year — both personally and professionally. Gokey is settling into married life, having married in January. The couple just moved into a new house in the Nashville area. They are working together on Sophia’s Heart and are also working together in …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Wisconsin Vision, 2005 Silvernail Road, is hosting a performance by former 'American Idol' finalist.
Are you a Danny Gokey fan? Here are a few ways to tell: Even if you didn’t shed a tear, cast a vote or chase him down in a limo (you know who you are…), you still have the chance to see Gokey perform and model his new Danny Gokey Eyewear Collection. Gokey will be at Wisconsin Vision, 2005 Silvernail Road, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, June 11. It is recommended that you get there by 3 p.m.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Former American Idol finalist will be at store on Silvernail Road on June 11.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Music, Christmas lights, holiday decorations, gingerbread, candy canes, Danny Gokey and Santa Claus participated in the 49th annual Christmas parade.
The 49th annual Christmas parade was sponsored the Blood Center of Wisconsin and was made possible through support from the City of Waukesha and the Waukesha Business Improvement District. The theme for this year’s parade was Candy Canes on Main and all parade units were asked to, in some way, reflect either the parade’s theme or the holiday season.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Christmas parade starts at 4 p.m. Sunday.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Wisconsin’s Danny Gokey, who took third place in the 2009 season of American Idol, will be appearing in the Christmas parade in downtown Waukesha, which starts at 4 p.m. Gokey’s appearance is sponsored by Wisconsin Vision, according to a news release from the Waukesha Business Improvement District. The parade line up can be found here. Here is the release: The 49th Annual Waukesha Christmas Parade themed Canes on Main will take place on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. Brought to you by the Blood Center of Wisconsin, this time honored Waukesha tradition organized by the Waukesha Business Improvement District will showcase annual parade favorites, such as Santa and Mrs. Klaus, as well as a variety of new units. Waukesha BID Executive Director …