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The Cactus Cuties to appear on "Rachael Ray"

The Cactus Cuties will appear just as energetic, but somewhat different visually, when they make their first appearance on the nationally syndicated "Rachael Ray" show on Monday afternoon, October 25th. --->lubbockonline.com, October 21, 2010

Cactus Cuties' concert attracts worldwide attention

It was February 2008, when the Cactus Cuties performed Terri Caldwell's arrangement of the National Anthem with mutli-part harmonies at a Texas Tech basketball game. --->lubbockonline.com, March 5, 2010

Cactus Cuties to appear on MDA Telethon

The Cactus Cuties of Lubbock will appear for the second consecutive year on Jerry Lewis' annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon, taking place at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. -->lubbockonline.com, September 3, 2009

The Cactus Cuties to perform for Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night and Gaither Homecoming Lovin' Life Tour

The Cactus Cuties will sing the national anthem at the 15th annual Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night on March 28 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix.  In addition, one of the singing ensemble's more auspicious concert appearances will take place on April 4, when The Cactus Cuties have been asked to join the concert performers at Bill Gaither's Gaither Homecoming Lovin' Life Tour. -->lubbockonline.com, March 10, 2009

Cactus Cuties in Serious Life Magazine

The Cactus Cuties are featured as the cover story in Serious Life Magazine, a popular online magazine which offers interesting articles on family, adoption, personal finance, spiritual life, and much more. -->www.seriouslifemagazine.com

Cactus Cuties To Perform In Washington D.C

The Cactus Cuties will be leaving Friday for what they say is their biggest performance to date. They are going to be performing for President Bush in Washington, D.C. at the White House Holiday Brunch.  A few weeks ago the Cactus Cuties received a phone call asking them to perform Christmas and patriotic songs for President Bush, his family, and friends at the White House Holiday Brunch.-->newschannel11kcbd.com, December 7, 2008

Cactus Cuties to Sing Carols before Commander-in-Chief

The Lubbock-based Cactus Cuties have seen the national stage before, but later this month they may have their biggest audience yet; the leader of the Free World.  The four children singers will perform for President Bush during his holiday brunch Dec. 13 at the White House, said Cuties' director Cami Caldwell. -->lubbockonline.com, December 8, 2008

Cactus Cuties Sparkle on Jerry Lewis Telethon

Chalk up another success story for Lubbock's Cactus Cuties, as the quartet kicked off the 2008 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon Sunday night with a rendition of the national anthem that was met with non-stop applause.  Performed at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, the Cactus Cuties' appearance was carried live on more than 190 television stations in the United States.  -->Lubbockonline.com, September 1, 2008

Cactus Cuties on Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon

The Cactus Cuties, a popular Lubbock vocal quartet, will perform on the upcoming Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, which is televised live from Las Vegas.  On Aug. 31, The telethon officially will begin with the Cactus Cuties' live performance of the national anthem.  -->Lubbockonline.com, August 6, 2008

Girls' Health Spotlight

The Cactus Cuties- Singing Their Hearts Out! Do you have what it takes to stand up and sing in front of thousands of people? These girls do! Even at their young ages, the Cactus Cuties—Baylee, Blaire, Andi, and Madeline—sing in front of huge crowds regularly. -->girlshealth.gov, July 1, 2008

Cactus Cuties To Belt Out National Song at Country Jam

You will not hear a more heartfelt version of the Star Spangled Banner than you will during the military appreciation night ceremonies at Country Jam Friday night.  The powerhouse voices of a group of four called, "The Cactus Cuties" will belt it out. You will be amazed to hear the large voices coming from such little girls. Baylee, Blaire, Andi, and Madeline hail from Lubbock, Texas.--> kjct8.comGrandJunction, June 27, 2008

Cactus Cuties in DC today, on 700 Club Monday

Lubbock's Cactus Cuties will enjoy much wider exposure over the next few days, beginning with an appearance today in Washington, D.C., as the featured act for the fourth annual National Anthem Project at 7:45 a.m. on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol, overlooking the reflecting pool. The ensemble will change locations on Monday for a nationally televised appearance on Pat Robertson's "700 Club". -->Lubbockonline.com, June 13, 2008

Cactus Cuties to sing on 700 Club,' national Capitol steps

The Cactus Cuties will be featured guest artists at this year's annual Project National Anthem in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the National Association for Music Education. The Lubbock-based singing quartet will travel by car from Washington, D.C., to the "700 Club's" production studio in Virginia Beach, Va., on June 16, with filming slated for June 18. --> Lubbockonline.com, May 17, 2008

Cuties’ Latest Bookings Raise Public Profile

Thousands of music educators and their students will be present when the Cactus Cuties are the featured act for the annual National Anthem Project on June 13 outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C. The Lubbock quartet will sing the national anthem with the President’s Band on the Capitol steps at 7:45 a.m. CST. --> Go! Lubbock, Texas Entertainment Guide, May 8th.

Cuties head to San Antonio, Arlington and Washington, D.C.

The Cactus Cuties have confirmed three more personal appearances. The four Cuties are Baylee Barrett, 13; Blaire Elbert, 11; Andi Kitten, 11; and Madeleine Powell, 8. Trust me when I say more impressive invitations are being considered, discussed and negotiated. For now, though, the following events on May 11, June 1 and June 13 definitely are happening: --> William Kerns, Avalanche Journal Entertainment Editor's Blog, May 8, 2008

Thousands of people are logging on to hear Lubbock's Cactus Cuties

All that Ty Cooke, 62, wanted to do was make it easier for his family and friends to see and hear his 8-year-old granddaughter, Madeline, sing with Lubbock's Cactus Cuties. He certainly never expected that two million others also would check them out. On Feb. 2, Cooke posted his own - admittedly nonprofessional - video of the girls performing the "Star Spangled Banner" on the YouTube. --> Lubbockonline.com, March 11, 2008

Cactus Cuties’ First Brief Cable Appearance To Air On Disney

Tell me honestly. Can you, with no help from your children, identify actor Bobb’e J. Thompson? No? Great, I am not alone. Cami Caldwell, who for the past seven years has groomed and managed the Lubbock singing ensemble Cactus Cuties to where they are today, rolled her eyes at me. “Bobb’e J. Thompson is very big, very well known,” she said. “He has done a lot of television and he plays the role of Stanley on That’s So Raven.’” --> Go! Lubbock, Texas Entertainment Guide, March 11, 2008

LA welcomes Cuties with open arms

Los Angeles has embraced the Cactus Cuties. Quite literally, actually, because the five girl singers from Lubbock, ranging in age from 8 to 13, already have hugged practically every executive and director, actor and animator, whom they've met, according to Cami Caldwell, the Cuties' creative director. --> Lubbockonline.com, Aug. 12, 2007

Major Los Angeles talent agent calls popular children's group just what she's been looking for

West Texas has for decades been home to talented musicians and vocalists; until now, none of these standouts was still in elementary school. Five Lubbock girls between the ages of 8 and 13, performing as the Cactus Cuties, have attracted the attention of a major talent agency in Los Angeles. --> Lubbockonline.com, July 15, 2007