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Holland Taylor brings Ann (back) to the Paramount

  

On one of her many visits to the Paramount, Ann Richards asked me if she could go backstage to meet Bob Newhart.  Well that would be up to Bob…  Ann laughed at me and said, “Just tell him I am here, Ken.”

Bob, of course, wanted to see her.  They spent about 30 minutes laughing and sharing stories before Ann left.  The next – and last – time I saw Ann she was heading backstage to say hello to her friend David Sedaris.  Ann was a subscriber, donor and a friend.  I miss her.

I first met Ann Richards while I was in college.  She gave the keynote speech at my graduation when she was the Texas Treasurer.  I had no idea that our paths would cross again, but they did several more times.  She was a donor to the Austin Children’s Museum where I worked when I first came to Austin.  She was also very involved with Planned Parenthood where I worked before coming to the theater.   Each time I saw her I would stupidly find a way to remind her (again and again) that she spoke at my graduation.  She finally told me that I could stop telling her that because not only did she remember but “now you are old enough that it’s not really nice to remind me.”

This week Ann comes to the Paramount as a character created by Two and Half Men’s  Holland Taylor.  I can’ t wait to see her again.

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Nice Way to End the Week

We got a  wonderful surprise in the mail today.

The link below takes you to the blog written by our Director of Education and Outreach, Nathaniel Miller (we call him Nat but the kids call him Mr. Miller).

Recently a special group of girls from the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders were given free tickets to come and see Maya Angelou at the Paramount.  The tickets valued at over $1,000 were donated thanks to your support.  What happened next was magical… please click on the link below… and thank you.

 http://paramountoutreach.wordpress.com/