I'm in MEMPHIS, baby!!
by Andre Jackson on September 10th, 2007

YES!!! I can't believe I'm actually performing here in Memphis, Tennessee! Even though I'm from Arkansas (Go Hogs!), Memphis is like my second home. My hometown is only about 30 minutes from Memphis so I grew up making very frequent trips into "the city" to visit family, shop, or simply for a change of atmosphere. While here, I hope to visit a lot of my friends and family that I haven't had a chance to see for a while. In some cases it's been years since I last saw them. Being an actor means I spend the vast majority of my time either in New York or Los Angeles. Cherita and I have our home in LA which may as well be on the other side of the planet from this area where I grew up. I've been suffering from homesickness for the last five years. I miss the pace of this place, the sounds, the warmth, the charm, the quietness, the familiarity. I've been to cities all over the world but nothing can ever take the place of home. This is my center. This place is written indelibly into my DNA. Best of all, my favorite uncle and aunt live here. They're more like surrogate parents and I love them dearly. Usually I only get to see them during the Thanksgiving holiday so I feel so blessed to be able to have this additional time to spend with them. While here, Cherita and I are going to look for property where we can build our dream home. What an exciting time! Life is beautiful.

Posted in Living the Dream    Tagged with Memphis, Lion King, Family, theatre


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