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Friday, March 02, 2007

My Friday Night Obsession: "Hannah Montana"

When I did my Best of 2006 in January, I forgot my Friday obsession, “Hannah Montana.”

Go ahead. Make fun of me (My fiancé always does.). But “Hannah” takes me back to the days of “Saved By the Bell,” “Hang Time” and “City Guys”—harmless fun that tweens and adults could both enjoy.

And it has a rockin’ theme song…

Yes, the show’s premise can be a little silly (especially with those moustaches Miley’s dad, Robbie, wears as a disguise), but Miley Cyrus is a true star.

Disney was immediately impressed with her when she auditioned, but they weren’t sure about making a then 13-year-old the star of its new show. In the end, though, Miley won them over. However, her dad, Billy Ray, had to beat out several other actors to play Robbie.

Thankfully, Disney made the right choices all around…

The show’s second season started filming in January and will premiere in April with Hannah and her friends in high school. Brooke Shields will guest star as Miley’s mother in a special flashback.
But there are still new episodes left from the 26 Disney ordered for this season. One of those will air tonight (Friday) at 8 on Disney Channel.

And those of you in the Huntington-Ashland-Ironton area can see a bit of “Hannah” up close and personal…

The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center in Ashland recently added a “Hannah Montana” exhibit case in its Country Music Heritage Hall. On display is the outfit that Miley wore during Disney Channel’s New Year’s special. There are also pictures and information about the show and her family. The case is right next to the one devoted to her dad.

The Highlands Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors, students and children. For more information, visit

Photo Credit: The photo with all of the smiling faces is from the exhibit's opening celebration with Stephen Salyers (standing in the back) and is courtesy of the Highlands Museum.