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Michael Ray Brightens Up Seacrest Studios in Boston!

 

Photos by intern Kate Bell

Video recap by intern Joyce Lee

Written recap by Molly McIntyre

Country singer Michael Ray stopped by Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s Hospital during his tour! Michael shared stories of his lifelong interest in music, including playing in a band in high school. He also talked about what he’d be doing if he wasn’t a musician, which was following in his family’s footsteps and being a first responder!

Patient Ty asked Michael some fun “Would You Rather” questions, and Michael made the bold claim that he’d rather rake leaves than shovel snow! Afterwards, fellow patient Catherine jumped in with some questions of her own, where we learned that Michael’s favorite movies are the “Rocky” movies!

Michael was kind enough to sing his song “Get To You” for the kids, as well as sign autographs for everyone! He also posed for some amazing pictures with the kids, and even let future doctor Amia check his heartbeat! 

Thank you so much for visiting us, Michael! We hope you come visit us at Seacrest Studios the next time you find yourself in Boston! 

 

Ed Sheeran Makes a Surprise Visit to Boston Children’s Hospital!

 

Video recap by Intern Joyce Lee

Blog Post by Intern Nicole Cutinella

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British singer-songwriter-sweetheart Ed Sheeran recently added a surprise stop on his tour: Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s Hospital!

Patients and families flooded the studio and the connecting Patient Entertainment Center to hang with Ed— making this the most attended VIP visit at Seacrest Studios in Boston ever! Excited Ed Sheehan fans came equipped with handmade signs, cards for him, and instruments to be signed. He also had some very excited callers from upstairs on the units!

Ed answered questions from patients including “What is your hidden talent?” (Making a funny popping noise with his mouth) and “Where is the coolest place you’ve ever been to?” (Manila in the Philippines)!

After the interview, Ed pulled out his guitar and sang for his audience. The whole crowd, was in awe of Ed’s flawless live vocals. First, he took a request from an in-studio super-fan who was seated next to him! He played an amazing rendition of her favorite song, “Lego House”. Then everyone in the crowd joined Ed in singing his most recent hit, “Shape of You”. Ed also took the time to sing a very special “Happy Birthday” to a young patient sitting at the studio desk!

Before he left to get ready for his show, Ed stuck around to meet and sign autographs for every patient and family member in attendance, which we estimate to be over 300 people! He also made some special video messages on parent cell phones for patients who couldn’t make it down to meet him in person.

Ed’s generosity and talent warmed a lot of hearts at Boston Children’s Hospital. Thank you so much, Ed! You’re welcome at Seacrest Studios anytime!​

 

Liam Payne Tells ‘Dad Jokes’ At Seacrest Studios Boston

Video By: Max Svec
Written By: Seacrest Studios Intern, Kimberly Perry

It was a great afternoon at Boston Children’s Hospital when Liam Payne came to visit Seacrest Studios. Liam spoke to a packed studio and answered many awesome questions including what he would be if he wasn’t a singer, what non-domestic animal he would have as a pet, and why his son’s name is Bear! The interview was full of smiles, laughs, and even a few dad jokes!

It was Liam’s first visit at Seacrest Studios, and we can’t thank him enough for coming. He took the time to talk to each patient, took pictures, and even signed autographs. We hope he comes back to hang out again soon!

 

Wild Kratts Visit Patients At Seacrest Studios Boston

Photos and Recap by: Maxwell Svec
Video by: Seacrest Studios Intern,  Iris Raiken

Brothers Chris and Martin of Wild Kratts fame dropped by Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s Hospital recently to spend some time with our patients and families! We had ​some big fans in the hospital who were so excited to learn more about how the brothers got started making children’s TV shows about wildlife.

Chris and Martin gave us the inside scoop on what it’s like to watch animals interact with each other in the wild and told us all about the time they saw mongooses and baboons playing together! They even filled us in on why Chris always wears green and Martin always wears blue. The guys ended the interview by doing their best animal sound impressions and they were so awesome!

Thank you so much to the Wild Kratts for visiting us at Seacrest Studios! We had a ​wild time and so much fun learning more about your passion for animals. We hope you visit us again soon!

WWE Wrestlers Dolph Ziggler, Natalya, and Naomi Visit Seacrest Studios Boston

Video recap by Seacrest Studios Intern, Iris Raiken
Blog post by Seacrest Studios Intern, Merry Nestor
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WWE Wrestlers Dolph Ziggler, Natalya, and Naomi  made a visit to Seacrest Studios at the Boston Children’s Hospital before WWE Live at the TD Garden. The patients were so excited to greet the WWE stars into the studio, bringing their families in to take pictures with the stars, ask them questions, and get autographs. The patients and their families asked them everything from what their pre-show rituals were, to why they wear certain colors to wrestle in. Natalya spoke about her current SmackDown colors, pink and black, and how they made her feel powerful during a wrestling match. She also mentioned her cat, which happens to have his own Instagram account, @2Pawz!

As for Naomi, she told us all about winning the WrestleMania championship once again, this time in her hometown of Orlando, Florida. She said that over 75,000 people were in attendance, so it was definitely a highlight of her professional wrestling career so far. Dolph Ziggler also gave us a peek into how he prepares for a wrestling match. As a junior wrestler, he saw someone slap every part of their body to get the blood flowing before a wrestle, so when he became a professional wrestler, he decided to give that pump-up method a try as well. To this day, Dolph Ziggler pumps himself up before every single wrestling match by slapping every inch of his body!

We had a great time getting the inside scoop from some of the superstars of WWE, so thank you to Dolph Ziggler, Natalya, and Naomi for visiting us.

Daniel Skye Meets Patients At Seacrest Studios Boston

Video by: Seacrest Studios Intern, Torie Wojick
Blog post by: Seacrest Studios Intern,  Sam Mangino
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Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s Hospital recently welcomed Daniel Skye for a visit! We learned that after performing at his Bar Mitzvah, his friends encouraged him to pursue his singing career. Now at 16, Daniel is currently on tour with Bebe Rexha which has allowed him to be able to play to larger audiences all across the country. He told us that since being on tour with Bebe, he’s become a better performer now that he’s played for different audiences than he’s used to.

During Daniel’s visit, patients got the chance to know him a little better. Fun facts about Daniel are that just the night before our interview, he tried pizza with toppings for the very first time! He hopes to one day have a Rolls Royce Phantom and be driving it around his favorite city, Los Angeles. As advice to aspiring musicians, Daniel told the audience to follow their dreams. He said that when you’re doing something you love, it won’t feel like work!

Thank you so much for visiting us, Daniel. We had a great time and wish you luck on the rest of your first big tour!

KISS 108’s Matty in the Morning visits Seacrest Studios Boston!

It was an exciting day for the patients at Boston Children’s Hospital when Boston’s Matty in the Morning from Kiss 108 visited Seacrest Studios.

The Chainsmokers Visit Boston Children’s Hospital!

Video by Gemma Gamberdell and Maxwell Svec

Written Recap by Gemma Gamberdell

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Last month, Drew Taggart and Alex Pall, the famous DJ duo known as TCS (The Chainsmokers) spent the day with patients and staff at Boston Children’s Hospital! Drew and Alex answered some great questions from patients like what superpowers they would love to have, who their favorite Star Wars characters are, and “what do you think about the bee crisis?”

After the interview, Drew and Alex led everyone in a fun new game called Nose Goes! where they looked at pictures of celebrity noses and had to figure out whose they were. They correctly guessed Spongebob’s, Sully’s (from Monster’s Inc.), Goofy’s, and Rudolph’s noses before trying to guess the noses of various dog breeds.

Following, Nose Goes! Drew and Alex took on a basketball challenge, throwing as many paper balls into plastic bins as they could! Alex’s team ended the round with 41 points, but Drew’s team bested them with a score of 91. While neither of them broke the record (98 points by the Celtics Jae Crowder) everyone had a great time being part of a team and cheering them on.
Drew and Alex ended their time at Seacrest Studios by taking photos and signing autographs with patients, before heading off to their show at the House of Blues. Thanks Alex and Drew for stopping by — everyone had a great time!

Alessia Cara Plays ‘This Or That’ At Seacrest Studios Boston

Video Created by: Seacrest Studios Interns, Amanda Best and Cameron Michienzi
Blog by: Seacrest Studios Intern, Casey Hudacko
Photos taken by: Seacrest Studios Intern, Jen Leahy
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Patients and families at Boston Children’s Hospital were excited to spend time in studio with Alessia Cara and ask her their questions.

Alessia spoke about looking inward and being honest with yourself in the music writing process. She also talked fashion with patient Bri, who called in from upstairs. Alessia also addressed her hit song “Wild Things” and explained that it is about being who you want to be and being true to who you are.

With the help of some patients, Alessia also played a round of “This or That” where patients got to learn that she prefers dogs over cats, sneakers over sandals, and summer over winter. She then took the time to sign autographs and take pictures with patients.

We hope Alessia enjoyed her time with us as much as we did!

 

Charlie Puth Sings Patient Requests At Seacrest Studios Boston

Recap by: Seacrest Studios Intern, Molly McIntyre.
Video by: Maxwell Svec, with help from Seacrest Studios Intern, Gemma Gamberdell
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Patients and families were thrilled to welcome Charlie Puth to Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Charlie sat down for an interview, answering some questions from guests in studio and also from patients in their rooms. He talked fashion, described how he began writing music, and revealed whether or not he listens to his own songs! Afterwards he entertained the crowd with performances of his own hit songs, as well as the hits of other stars like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Shawn Mendes. He even did a little beatboxing!

Charlie then played a round of Fast Favorites with the help of patient Bri, calling in from her room upstairs. He impressively answered every question lightning quick and closed out the show with a dramatic goodbye song before signing autographs and taking pictures with everyone in the studio.

We hope Charlie had as much fun as we did during his visit, and can’t thank him enough for stopping by!