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In all her glory


In the excitement of meeting her and experiencing that voice in our beautiful theatre, I guess I really didn’t realize just how much of her I was really meeting.   Clearly, if I didn’t notice at the time, I was either gay or dead…

She loved the theatre and let me know that it was her favorite type of venue in which to perform.  And before the show, she was kind enough to sit down with local music students to talk about her career and offer advice.  She was generous with her time and her talent and her show at the Paramount will not soon be forgotten…. especially the Ave Maria encore in Latin.

Funny thing about Wynonna – she is lovely in person.    I just don’t understand why she looks so orange in photographs and on television.   I swear to you she looked fantastic and had a normal skin tone in person.   But who cares really.  That voice is the pot of gold at the end of any colorful rainbow.


They eat cedar trees…

lawrence of arabia marguee ken with camels

I just love that picture of me with the camel.  It’s hilarious.  So were the silly animal rights protestors who paid the Roaring Fork valet to park their “Animal Cruelty” van out front… and then they went and had dinner.  Come on.  You call that protesting?  I used to work for Planned Parenthood.  You, my friends, have no idea how to protest.

Honestly, the camels seemed quite happy.  The Belly Dancers, on the other hand, seemed a little perturbed by the whole ordeal.  I guess they thought they would be the main attraction and weren’t expecting the camels.  By the way, they eat cedar trees – the camels I mean.  They eat the bark and branches of cedar trees.   We need more camels in Central Texas.  (Oh and totally kidding about the Belly Dancers.  They were great.  Really.)

Well the Summer Classic Film Series at the Paramount is coming to a close with the traditional screening of Lawrence of Arabia.  Thanks to all our Film Fans who made this series the most successful in the theatre’s history.  And thanks to staffers, Jett and Brooklyn, for all the clever ideas along the way including the “cell phones for soldiers” during the screening of ETand the “mani-pedi treatments” during the screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

And I am not exactly sure what it means, but we got a special “Best Ever” award from the Austin Chronicle.  Wow.

I look forward to seeing everyone during the new season of shows featuring Dianne Keaton, Don Rickles, Tim Conway, Wynton Marsalis, Wynonna, John Waters, Rufus Wainwright, Woody Allen…