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Copyright: August 19, 2001
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PENILE CONTORTIONS AND RECTAL
There was a time when you'd be locked up in the booby-hatch or hoosegow. Today if you twirl
your penis in public you can have your name in lights and people will buy tickets.
The Puppetry of the Penis isn't what Sheri Lewis had in mind when she said she had a
New York bound The Puppetry of the Penis features two naked men who are billed as
"performance artists" twisting their private parts into various shapes that are projected onto a
Promoters are outraged at any implication that this is a sex show or anything akin to a couple of
emotionally immature men - with a teen-age mentality - acting like they are alone in their
Not this well endowed two some.
They stress playing with their penis is a work of art with serious thought and preparation.
The penile puppeteers put together a show which debuted at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in
1998. It was a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - becoming a cult success, particularly with
parties of young women - won rave reviews on the West End, and has just finished a sold-out run
in Montreal. The genital manipulators open tomorrow at the New Yorker Theater in Toronto for
a run through Sept. 2. Then the mind-blowing show heads for Broadway.
During the show, which has been cheered by Elton John, Bono, Hugh Grant and Joan Collins, the
pair, who are both naked as a pair of jay birds, exhibit astonishing stamina, an unbelievable
stretch factor and an amazing level of testicular fortitude to perform about 45 different
"installations," manipulating their genitals into shapes and landmarks including; the
Hamburger, The Windsurfer, The Eiffel Tower, Loch Ness Monster, the
Pelican, and Kentucky Fried Chicken - the viewing of which has made some vow to never again
That's the below the belt equivalent of tying one's tongue in a knot. Not too many people can do
that, but why would anyone want to in the first place?
Australian Simon Morley and David Friend are friends who met about four years ago. Each
possesses a penis and both have mastered the art of "genital origami." Neither have yet to go
Previews begin at the John Houseman Theatre in New York City on Sept. 25.
Even though our Webmaster says that "there are certain things that shouldn't be elevated to an art
form " - expect a line around the block.
Morley and Friend aren't the only two entertainers to keep shirts on their backs by unzipping
Entertaining through the posterior side of the pelvic structure has been a show stopper for over
More than a hundred years ago Le Petomane was one of the most bizarre and unique performers
of France, all because he could fart songs with a straight face.
Today the British have their own version, in a talent who calls himself Mr. Methane.
JOSEPH PUJOL A.K.A. Le Petomane
Joseph Pujol who became Le Petomane was born in Marseilles in 1857. His father was a
baker who specialized in bran muffins, which may have contributed to Pujol's gaseous talents. His
accomplishments were first noticed when as a child he visited the sea shore. According to history
books, as he prepared to dive into choppy ocean waters, he took a deep breath - inadvertently
contracting his abdominal muscles. Suddenly, he was pierced by an icy sensation. Panicked, he
returned to shore - where he noticed a flood of seawater emanating from his bottom.
He eventually realized that, unlike other boys, he could suck water up his hind end at will and
then project it out with frightful force. French proctologists would later record a record five
meter spout from the adult Pujol.
It was said of the young Pujol that "he could wash your walls with just a bucket and a squat."
Pujol soon discovered that through a weird mixture of motions, extortions and contortions, he
could "inhale" as much as two quarts of air - as measured by Dr. Marcel Baudouin in
1892 - through his rectum. The young man quickly found that by varying the force with which he
expelled this air, he could produce musical notes of varying pitch and timbre.
He soon had a repertoire, and found himself entertaining astonished school chums with
Bel cantos and arias. Pujol was the life of the party.
While in the army he was dubbed "Le Petomane" - rough translation: fart maniac or "fartiste."
Upon his discharge, he returned to Marseilles where he honed his act.
He began touring throughout France. By 1892 he was ready for his big premiere at the 19th
Century's most famous entertainment hall - The Moulin Rouge. Upon arriving in Paris and seeing
the enormous red windmill, Pujol is said to have remarked, "The sails of the Moulin Rouge... what
a marvelous fan for my act!"
His rectal trumpeting was so funny that it caused at least one man to die of a heart attack due to
uncontrollable laughter. Countless women fainted at both the hilarity and the spectacle of Le
Petomane's hour-and-a-half long performance, in which he remained totally deadpan. For
practical as well as promotional purposes, a number of white-coated nurses were always in
There was no nudity or shockingly exposed body parts. Handsome and unpretentious Pujol would
appear on stage dressed elegantly in a short-tailed red coat and black satin breeches. The only
unusual aspect of the outfit was the rubber tube which dangled from his backside. It was this
tube shoved up that orifice that allowed him to "breathe" and to do a number of astonishing feats.
Besides blasting out melodies, Le Petomane could do impressions of famous figures and
His musical wind-breaking talents became the cabaret sensation of his era.
He also had a staple of tricks, such as blowing out a candle from meters away, and smoking
cigarettes from both his ends at the same time.
At the height of his fame in the 1890s, Le Petomane earned an average gate of 20,000 francs per
show while the other star of the Moulin Rouge, Sarah Bernhardt, was only pulling in 8,000 francs
To avoid a bum rap that he was faking the farts, Le Petomane offered demonstrations special
"in-the-buff" private shows for the wealthy elite (men only), proving to detractors that there was
"no trickery in this anus."
He also submitted to endless probing of his hind-end by France's leading doctors. Astounded,
the doctors not only confirmed that his act was legit but published lengthy medical reports on his
phenomenal talent. Dr. Adrien Charpy would comment in a treatise published in 1904 that "Le
Petomane uses his abdominal cavity like a bellows." An even more widely read probe of the
subject's rear end appeared in an 1892 edition of La Semaine Medicale. This piece, by the
aforementioned Dr. Baudouin, was simply entitled: "An Extraordinary Case of Rectal Breathing
and of Musical Anus."
When he died in 1945, at the age of 88, a Parisian medical school offered Pujol's family the sum of
$25,000 for the privilege of exploring the late, great entertainer's rectum. In turning down
the offer, his eldest son Louis explained, "there are some things in this life which simply must be
treated with reverence."
Those fun loving British have their own rectal trumpeter - Mr. Methane who is publicly endorsed
by Kelsey Grammar and Bob Goldthwait, specializes in "singing" from both ends, putting the
"Art into fart" rock, pop and classical selections are included in his musical repertoire. He also has
released some CD's.
He dresses in a costume that resembles Bat Man, with a Lone Ranger mask.
To combine his musical segment with a visual display, Mr. Methane lies on a table, his legs in the
air, while an assistant inserts various objects into where the sun don't shine. Then the man who
boasts that he is the world's only performing "flatlist" performs candle snuffing, talc blowing, and
the incredible dart farting.
Mr. Methane is the first to admit that the artistic farting business is a tough field to crack. There
isn't a text book or a Controlled Anal Voicing 101 class offered at your local community college.
No advertisements for Flatulists in the help wanted columns.
Like Le Petomane, Mr. Methane began his trade by accident at the age of 15, when while
practicing the Full Lotus position encouraged by his Yoga loving sister, he discovered the ability
to "breath both fore and aft, so to speak."
With wind beneath his wings he lost no time is plying his trade. The next day he gave a lunch
time performance for friends in his Cheshire, England school. He soon discovered
that being able to do "twenty rapid fire rasping farts in under a minute was the order of the day,
quite an achievement and so popular was it that this became a regular event." Providing low end
sound effects while people ate also filled his pockets with money.
After attempts at ordinary occupations, such as a train conductor where he blew a
whistle through his mouth, a frustrated Mr. Methane knew he should be blowing that whistle
from his opposite end.
He began working full time as a Trouser Trumpet. He was a runaway sensation. From playing his
anal organ for fellow train crew members to becoming a full time Flatulist, was just a toot
away. He quickly discovered that "I was speaking an international language."
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LITTLE TRAMP CHARLIE
CHAPLIN COMES TO THE STAGE
The two women who meant the most to him disappeared from his life - his mother, who left her
sons on the steps of a workhouse and his lost love, Hetty, who died young. Charlie Chaplin had a
sad, elusive life. His road to stardom was a convoluted one which perhaps is one of the reasons a
play about the "Little Tramp" has been so difficult to get mounted.
The creators of Chaplin have been trying for 20 years.
Twice a production has almost made it to Broadway. In 1981 there was going to be a Joe Layton
directed production with John Rubinstein cast as Chaplin. The highly respected Tony Walton
and Wally Harper were on board as designer and musical director. Just as rehearsals were about
to begin producer Don Gregory ran out of money.
Anthony Newley had a version that folded in Los Angeles as fast as it opened.
The musical about silent film star Charlie Chaplin began a new life Tuesday night when it opened
at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, in Sarasota, Florida in what is billed as a "pre-Broadway
The road to Broadway is going to circle around the United States in what producer Paul Bartz
likens to research and development. He's playing close attention to what the Florida audiences
like - from the songs to character empathy. He also wants to get a bead on what
the audiences don't like.
Expect changes before the curtain opens on Broadway.
After seeing a 1993 production of Chaplin in Miami, which received a Carbonell Award
for Best Musical from the South Florida Theater Critics Association, Bartz secured the rights and
has been carefully working to get it on the road to New York.
Director Robert Ennis Turoff is owner of the Golden Apple, and has been given license to change
whatever he thinks will bolster the production, which runs through Sept. 2.
Larry Raben, of the original Forever Plaid, stars as Chaplin. He prepared for the role by
watching documentaries about Chaplin and some of the comedian's films, reading his
autobiography, My Life in Film, and studying the 1991 film Chaplin which starred
Robert Downey, Jr.
ROBERT DOWNEY, JR as CHARLIE CHAPLIN
The musical, with a score by Roger Anderson, lyrics by Lee Goldsmith and a book by Emmy
award winning Ernest Kinoy, covers the early years of Chaplin, leading to the performer's
becoming a superstar during the silent era of Hollywood movies.
It's the music to Chaplin that is the show's strong suit.
The Miami Herald, which described the show as "thoughtful, accessible and emotionally
involving," said that Anderson's score "excels throughout" and is well matched with Goldsmith's
"droll, witty and bittersweet" lyrics.
The score has been called "captivating," laced with a "haunting" recurring number called
Pretend. The song becomes a kind of aching theme and secret to success, ultimately in
Chaplin's professional and personal life. John Visser is the musical director for the Golden Apple
It's Chaplin from a where did he come from approach with a focus on Chaplin's early years to
avoid some of the political and personal strife that affected him later in life.
The creators call it "a musical-comedy psychological study."
Life for the Chaplins became almost unbearable in the States during the McCarthy witch hunts.
Hoover did appear to have something personal against Chaplin and strongly hoped to establish
him as a Communist.
His fondness for young woman pushed him down a slippery slope.The two wives who are mostly
associated with this condemnation are Mildred Harris and Lita Grey, both were seventeen years
old, both ambitious actresses with equally ambitious mothers in tow.
When he married Oona O' Neill, she was 18, he 54, but their marriage lasted until Chaplin died at
Along with a paternity suit filed against him from a rather unstable young woman (which failed),
admiration for Chaplin turned to almost seething hate thanks to the atmosphere of paranoia
McCarthy instigated across the country. The Chaplins left for a holiday to England and his
re-entry permit to the United States was withdrawn. This was enough for Chaplin
to turn his back on the country that had turned it's back on him.
Charlie did return to the States in 1972 to a great reception, and was honored with a special
The Sarasota cast includes Susie Roelofsz as Charlie's mum, Hannah, and his true love, Hetty;
Kyle Turoff as Mabel Normand; Ian Sullivan as music hall producer Karno; Kelley
McCollum as brother Syd Chaplin; Richard Bigelow as Stage Manager; Drew Foster as Child
Syd; Mike Foster as Child Charlie; Roy Johns as Mack Sennett; Catherine Randazzo as Louise;
with Nick Darrow, Michael Harrington, Geoffrey Hefflefinger, Al Jackson, James Lewis, Paul J.
Wargo, Kelly Burnette, Jillian Johnson, Dierdre Mercier, Liza Pahel, Joleen Wilkinson, Jessica
Fritz, Edwin Medina and Liam Mercier.
Charles Spencer Chaplin was born in London, England on April 16, 1889. His parents were
variety artists whose lives were fraught with problems. His father drank, and deserted the family
when Chaplin was still a child. His mother lost her voice and eventually her sanity.
This production opens with Chaplin visiting his London boyhood street, Kennington Road, and
fighting the memories that swirl around him.
Charlie Chaplin, the tramp with the bowler hat and cane. But behind this Little Fellow was an
extremely creative film maker who scripted, directed and starred in some of the best films of the
century as well as writing his own musical scores.
BOB HOPE won a CHAPLIN look alike contest
He was powerful, admired and emulated. A 12 year old Bob Hope - then Leslie Hope - won a
Chaplin look alike contest at Luna Park in Cleveland.
Charlie died peacefully in his sleep at 4 am on Christmas day in 1977. He was 88 years old. He is
buried at Corsier-sur-Vevey in Switzerland, his home for the last years of his life.
On March 1st 1978, nine weeks after he was buried, Chaplin's body was taken and held to
ransom. The two 'kidnappers' - a Polish and a Bulgarian mechanic - demanded 600,000 Swiss
Francs from Oona (Charlie's wife), but she refused to pay. The local police eventually caught them
making one of their demands from a phone box in Lausanne. They had hidden the coffin in a
wheat field outside the village of Noville, about 12 miles from Vevey. The farmer who owned the
field placed a simple wooden cross in the spot once Chaplin's body had been returned to the
cemetery at Vevey.
The cross is still there.
DE LE GUARDA Members of the Las
Vegas company of De La Guarda staged a one-night benefit for Martin Bygraves at Glo a local
nightclub. Proceeds from the Aug. 13 benefit will help the family of De La Guarda cast member
Bygraves pay medical bills and relocation costs resulting from the July 29 incident in which
he was struck by a hit-and-run driver.
According to show spokespersons, Bygraves remains in "critical but stable condition at a local
trauma center." His family has relocated from London to Las Vegas to stay with him. The Aug.
13 benefit featured members of Blue Man Group and Uberschall, improv comedy from The
Second City, resident DJ Javier Alba and singer-songwriter Peter Stuart.
THE HOLY MOTHER OF HADLEY NEW YORK a new play by Barbara Wiechman, directed by Rachel Dickstein that will
have its world premiere, presented by the Obie-award winning theatre company New Georges, at
the Ohio Theatre in NYC.
MARY SCHULTZ, GRETCHEN LEE KRICH, and
JULIA PRUD'HOMME in The Holy Mother of Hadley New York. Photo By: Richard
In The Holy Mother of Hadley New York Agnes La Voie suffers a nervous breakdown in
the small upstate town of Hadley, then claims she's been healed by a visitation from the Holy
Mother. How do the neighbors react to Agnes' sighting of the Virgin Mary in her kitchen
window? Or to the news that the Virgin will appear again, this time in the parking lot of Arvid
Gurney's gas station before he entire town?
The cast of eleven who will play over 50 roles will include Obie winner Mary Shultz, Gretchen
Lee Krich; Nicole Halmos; Maria Striar, Gary Brownlee, and Andrea Mauletta of Also featured are: Alan Benditt, Malachy Cleary, Christopher Mattox, Julia
Prod'homme, and Richard Toth.
Set design by Sarah Edkins, the costume design by Katherine Hampton, the lighting design by
Lenore Doxse, and the sound design by Kate Down. The production stage manger will be Terry
New Georges is a non-profit theater company that produces and develops imaginative new works
by women & supports the creative efforts of emerging women theater artists.
TERRENCE MANN steps into he
role of the "sweet tranvestite" Dr. Frank'n'Furter in The Rocky Horror Show. Aug. 30,
Mann replaces Tom Hewitt, who is sinking his teeth into a new role: the title count in Frank
Wildhorn's Dracula. Hewitt leaves the show Aug. 19, with an understudy coming in for
the two-week gap before Mann arrives. Circle in the Square, NYC.
SUSAN BLAKELY will star as
the title character in the Howard M. Gould world premiere of Diva, a comedy about a
spoiled but adorable film star determined to break into television. The engagement is slated for
Sept. 11-Oct. 14 at La Jolla Playhouse, CA. Neel Keller directs. The production team includes:
Andrew Jackness (sets), Candice Donnelly (costumes), David Lee Cuthbert (lighting) and Robbin
E. Broad (sound).
NO SEX PLEASE, WE'RE BRITISH stars Becky Wooldridge as Frances, a just-married wife who lives with
her husband above a bank in London, where he is the Assistant manager. She innocently orders
Scandinavian glassware through the mail to sell from her new apartment. The order backfires
when a Scandinavian company, thinking she's a man, sends her pornographic pictures instead.
Timothy Stewart is her husband, Peter, an up tight bank officer who never has time to become a
full-fledged stuffed shirt because he's kept too busy coping with the chain reaction of porn
materials his wife's innocent order unleashes. Jake DeTommaso is Brian Runnicles, a bank
assistant who signs for the pictures and gets pressured by Peter into doing most of the dirty work
in trying to get rid of the films and books that follow. Brenda S. Williams is Peter's mother,
Eleanor, who comes to visit much too soon after the wedding W. Jerome Stevenson is Peter's
bank boss, who becomes romantically interested in his mother, Eleanor, to make matters worse.
Robert Matson is Mr. Needham, a bank inspector whose sleeping pills soon get liberally
distributed to many of the principals. The import firm's sexy representatives are played by Wendy
Hart and Katy Jarred. Jim Ong is the police superintendent. Directed by Brenda Williams. The
farce by Anthony Marriott and Alistair Foot is getting race reviews. Performances through Sept.
1. The Pollard Theatre in Guthrie, Oklahoma is Oklahoma's only professional year-round resident
THE MISANTHROPE the classic
Moliere comedy, is the first of three Equity Showcases - in rotating repertory - by the Boomerang
Theatre Company, beginning September 5th at The Flatiron Playhouse, NYC.
A comedy of manners The Misanthrope will be directed by Blake Lawrence from a
translation by Richard Wilbur. Set in 17th Century Paris, the play tells the story of Alceste (the
title character), a man who, sick of the political correctness of "modern day" society, determines
to tell the truth, no matter how (or who) it offends. Not surprisingly, he's soon taken to task and
eventually hauled before a magistrate for his honesty. There's also the matter of Celimene,
the woman to whom he has pledged his undying love, but who, thanks to a bevy of other suitors,
may not be ready to commit her own affections - at least those of a permanent nature. (And the
truth, when it comes to matters of the heart, may be the most painful of all.) Considered one of
his greatest plays,The Misanthrope pokes fun at the gods of convention and the hypocrisy
of the middle-class, with many of its sentiments still quite topical today. This production will keep
the rhyme and the meter of the play intact, allowing audiences to see the play as Moliere
originally conceived it. The Misanthrope runs from September 5th - September
SHEBA Lyricist Lee Goldsmith
penned book and lyrics to this based on William Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba. The
production starring Kaye Ballard folded out of town in 1974. It will be seen in its first full
revival Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at Lucille Lortel's White Barn Theatre in Westport, CT,
with Donna McKechnie.
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
Tennessee Williams begins performances August 24 at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas with
a press night slated for August 29.
A revival of one of the greatest plays of the American theatre featuring Tony Award-winner
Elizabeth Ashley as Amanda Wingfield, a faded Southern belle who lives on the memories of her
gentlemen callers and the desire to find happiness and good fortune for her children.
This production is sponsored by BJ Services Company and Shell Oil Company Foundation.
Tony Award winning Alley Theatre suffered severe damage when tropical storm Allison blew
through. The costume shop suffered extensive damage.
The theatre was flooded and professional
clean-up crews staged a dramatic clean-up effort.
MELISSA ETHERIDGE today she
performs in Montreal, QC at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier. Next Friday she can be found center
stage in Toronto, ON at Massey Hall and on Saturday the spotlight shines in Detroit, MI at the
SADE performs tonight in Auburn
Hills, MI at the Palace Of Auburn Hills. On Tuesday the singer does it again in Baltimore, MD in
the Baltimore Arena. The following night she's behind the microphone in Boston, MA at the
Fleet Center and on Friday the location is Bristow, VA in the Nissan Pavilion. She closes out the
week with a Saturday engagement in Raleigh, NC at the Alltel Pavilion @ Walnut
NATALIE COLE tonight is
entertaining in Seattle, WA at Benaroya Hall.
ED McMAHON in Las Vegas taping
his new television series Ed McMahon's Next Big Star at the MGM-Grand Hotel Aug.
25-27. The show will be based in Las Vegas.
JOURNEY has a busy week.
Tomorrow it's a show in Lubbock, TX at the West Texas Canyon Amphitheater. On Tuesday
they are center stage on Bossier City, LA at the CenturyTel Center. Wednesday they perform in
The Woodlands, Texas at the C.W. Mitchell Pavilion and Saturday finds them in Wilmington, DE
at Frawley Park.
DESTINY'S CHILD in the spotlight
today in Miami, FL at the American Airlines Arena. On Tuesday they're in front of the
microphone in Antioch, TN at the AmSouth Amphitheatre. Wednesday finds the group in
Cleveland, OH at Gund Arena. The next night Clarkston, MI is the town and DTE Energy
Music Theatre is the place. The Friday stop is Burgettstown, PA for a show at the Post-Gazette
Pavilion @Star Lake and Saturday rounds out their week with a performance in Noblesville, IN
at the Verizon Wireless Music Center.
DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES
Hilton Hotel, Atlantic City, N.J. on Aug 24, 25, 26.
PATTI LaBELLE stars at Caesars in
Atlantic City, N.J. Aug. 24-26.
98 DEGREES perform in the PNC
Bank Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on Aug. 25
' N SYNC in the spotlight tomorrow in
Columbus, OH at the Columbus Crew Stadium. On Wednesday they're center stage in
New Orleans, LA at the Louisiana Superdome and on Friday the guys perform in Jackson, MS
at the Veterans Memorial Stadium.
TOM JONES swivels on stage Friday
in Thousand Oaks, CA at the Kavli Theatre @ Civic Arts Plaza.
AL JARREAU entertains tonight in
Houston TX at the Arena Theater. On August 21 he can be found in Denver CO at Fiddler's
Green Amphitheater. August 23 has him on stage in Saratoga CA at the Mountain Winery and
the next night he entertains in Concord Ca at the Chronicle Pavilion.
RINGO STARR & HIS ALL STARR BAND with Ian Hunter, Sheila E. Take over Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Denver on Aug.
BARBARA COOK continues through
Sept 1 at London's Lyric Theatre.
BARBARA FASANO featuring Rick
Jensen on piano in a show at the FireBird Cafe, NYC Fridays, August 24 and 31.
BETTY BUCKLEY August 25 at the
Great Waters Music Festival in Wolfeboro, NH.
U2 opens tonight in London, UK at
the Earls Court Arena. Then they are off on Monday, but return to the stage for performances on
Tuesday and Wednesday.
PATTI LuPONE on August 24 stars
in Sweeney Todd at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL.
GEORGE CARLIN on Thursday will
be discussing the seven forbidden words and a few others in San Diego, CA at Humphrey's.
On Friday he begins a two nighter in Reno, NV at the Silver Legacy Casino.
GLADYS KNIGHT does a two
nighter in Las Vegas this coming Friday and Saturday at Sam's Town Casino.
TONY ORLANDO will be putting a
bow on that yellow ribbon in Wilmington, DE at the Three Little Bakers. August 22-24.
B.B. KING has a full week ahead of
him. Tonight B.B. and Lucille are on stage in Noblesville, IN at the Verizon Wireless Music
Center. On Tuesday he's in the spotlight in Rosemont, Illinois the Rosemont Theatre. On
Wednesday it's center stage in Columbus, OH at the Polaris Amphitheate. The next night the
entertainer does it again in Cincinnati, OH at the Riverbend Music Center. Then he performs a
two nighter in Atlanta, Ga at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre.
PIFFLE AND PROFUNDITIES
THE LURE OF A KRISPY CREME DONUT the second annual Theater District Open House for Educators takes place
on August 25 in Houston, Texas. Educators are hyped to incorporate the arts into curriculum by
scheduling field trips or arranging for the Theater District member groups to
bring programming directly into the school. Each Theater District organization will
make a presentation with live performances .There will also be an opportunity to have
one-on-one interaction with members of each arts group.
Hosted by: Theater District Association, Alley Theatre, Da Camera of Houston,
Houston Ballet, Houston Opera, Houston Symphony, Society for the Performing Arts, Theatre
Under The Stars Cost: free, including breakfast from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
THE BOYS OF SUMMER many
Congressional staffers in Washington, D.C. have their own softball teams. Senator Edward
Kennedy's office team is the Ted Sox. Across the aisle, Senator Jesse Helms's is Helms' Hitmen.
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