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Daniel Skye Plays Games With Patients At Seacrest Studios Washington D.C.

Daniel Skye continued his tour of Seacrest Studios by visiting our studio at Children’s National. During his interview he talked to us about how he got his start in the music business, his new life in Los Angeles, and all about what it’s like to be on tour. Daniel also told us his biggest inspiration when he writes his music: his life. “I write about real life experiences, what happens to me on a day-to-day basis.” Daniel’s piece of advice for all of our patients, “Be yourself!”

After the interview, Daniel and our patients took turns doing dramatic readings of popular song lyrics. After someone would read the lyrics, everyone had to guess what the song was. It was so much fun! After the game, patients had the chance to take pictures with Daniel. Thank you Daniel for spending time with us in Washington D.C.!

Nigel Barker Is Interviewed By Patients At Seacrest Studios In Washington, D.C.

Nigel Barker visited Seacrest Studios at Children’s National and patients interviewed him about his career as a photographer and his experience as a judge on the reality show, America’s Next Top Model.

He recalled some of his favorite memories from the show and even shared behind the scenes moments that weren’t on TV. “Do you want to know a secret?” he asked the patients. “When filming America’s Next Top Model, we couldn’t use the air conditioning, and the room would get too hot. Since we sat behind a table and you could only see our waist up, I would sometimes wear swim trunks in the deliberation room! It was kind of like a fashion mullet!” he joked. “Business on the top and party on the bottom!”

When asked what is the hardest thing to take pictures of, one patient quickly said “the inside of a T-Rex!” Nigel laughed and agreed, saying “Yes actually that would be quite difficult. I like the way you’re thinking”! Nigel just finished up the first season of his new show, Top Photographer, a show all about finding the best photographers in the country. “Who doesn’t have a camera these days? We have smartphones and snapchat, everyone is a photographer” he exclaimed.

Patients put his photography tips and tricks to the test and learned how to take the perfect selfie! After the interview, we challenged Nigel to our favorite game of “Close Up” where he viewed extremely zoomed in photos and tried to guess what the object was. Thank you Nigel for making us smile big at Children’s National…we hope to see you soon!

 

 

 

 

DNCE Plays “Finish That Song” With Patients at Children’s National

It was a good day at Children’s National Medial Center when DNCE visited with patients and families in Seacrest Studios. Joe told us all about his love of bacon, JinJoo demonstrated her “wake up” sound effects, Cole busted out his dance moves, and Jack talked about his desire to fly! We loved getting to goof off, play games and dance it out with DNCE. They topped off their visit with a special graduation ceremony for one of our Seacrest Studios Stars, Leah.  Thanks for taking time to make our patients smile!

 

 

Wrabel Brightens Up The Day For Patients In DC!

Wrabel’s trip to our Nation’s capital wasn’t complete without a visit to Seacrest Studios at Children’s National!  Patients, families and staff gave him a warm Washington D.C. welcome when he arrived. One patient even grabbed Wrabel’s hand and walked him around the studio, giving him a special VIP tour and introducing him to our hospital mascot, Dr. Bear. After greeting all of our patients in the studio, Wrabel excitedly sat down at the mic and happily answered all of our questions. One patient asked him what inspires him to write songs and he said that life plays a big part in his lyrics. He described his music as full of emotion and relatable. He shared that he is always inspired to write music. We asked what he does with his song ideas and he told us that there may be times he will wake up during the middle of the night with an idea and will write it down in a notebook. He also said that he has written lyrics down on airplane napkins so that he won’t forget.

While on-air, Wrabel mentioned that he has a teddy bear named Peter who comforts him when he’s traveling and on tour. One by one, our patients lifted their favorite stuffed animal in the air, showing Wrabel that they too have comfort stuffies. Of course, we had to ask if he knew any songs from the movie Frozen. He eagerly said yes and even sang a few verses of “Let it Go” with our patients!  Wrabel topped off his visit with pictures and autographs for all of our patients and families. He even went home with his very own Dr. Bear stuffed teddy to remind him of his first Seacrest Studios visit. Thank you Wrabel for making our day a little brighter and we hope you can visit Children’s National again soon!

Seacrest Studios Opens At Children’s National in Washington, D.C.

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation is thrilled to open Seacrest Studios today at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C.  We are so excited to share this broadcast media center with the patients and their families, and we hope it contributes positively to their healing process.

To celebrate the launch of our ninth Seacrest Studios, we invited our friends Lucy Hale, Cam, Katie Ledecky and Robin Thicke to help Ryan with the first broadcast.

In addition to spending time with the patients, Cam entertained the crowd with her acoustic rendition of Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson‘s “Uptown Funk.” During her live performance, the country singer-songwriter tossed to Robin, who triggered laughter with his vocal improvisation of the track’s funky beat.

RSF ambassador Nick Jonas, who is busy promoting his Future Now tour with Demi Lovato, was unable to attend the ceremony, but he made sure to send his love via Twitter.

Stay tuned for updates throughout the day, or follow along on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to be a part of the fun!

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owe it all to you Nate. Thx for being a champion for #SeacrestStudios at @childrensnational

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loved meeting all the patients at @childrensnational today. You guys are the real rockstars #SeacrestStudios

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