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By: Laura Deni
SECRET TO SUCCESS; HOW
YOU USE YOUR TONGUE
Survivor Gina Crews knows how to
spit it out
The secret to success is in the proper positioning of the
tongue, precise angle of the blow, and the
accurate timing of maximum forward motion of the head at the
release. If these three conditions
all come together successfully on the same blow, the climax
produces a winner.
Gina Crews of Survivor fame is a pro.
We're talking about watermelon seed spitting.
The gal who received a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation with
minors in Zoology and Secondary Education
from the University of Florida, was crowned the Florida Watermelon Queen in 1996 and, in 1997,
the National Watermelon Queen. In 1998, Crews won the annual seed-spitting contest with a
distance of 37 feet 11 inches.
Gina is good but not good enough to beat the all time National Record Large Seed spitter. That
distinction goes to Bob Dietz of Chicago who spit that seed
66 feet 3 inches.
Comedian Gallagher made the watermelon a
made the watermelon an intricate part of his act. He's spent
decades flaying watermelon seeds
"It's really a satire on the stupidity of television
commercials. It isn't a boffo, animal house,
fraternity food fight routine. It's a satire that says,
Why slice it, dice it and julienne it if you're
going to chew it?'" he questions.
smashing a watermelon a relief from
frustration? It vents a lot of frustration that Americans
have. And don't I get to do what they'd
like to do, which is make a mess?"
People have been making a mess with watermelons for eons.
A watermelon was once
thrown at Roman Governor Demosthenes during a political
watermelon upon his head, he thanked the thrower for
providing him with a helmet to wear as he
of Macedonia. Or, Ozzie Osbourne who threw the fruit at his neighbor's house.
Watermelon is thought to have originated in the Kalahari Desert of Africa.
The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt and is depicted in
Egyptian hieroglyphics on the walls of their ancient buildings. Watermelons were often placed in
the burial tombs of kings to nourish them in the afterlife.
From there, watermelons spread throughout countries along
the Mediterranean Sea by way of
merchant ships. By the 10th century, watermelon found its
way to China, which is now the
world's number one producer of watermelons.
The 13th century found watermelon spread through the rest of
Europe via the Moors.
In 1615 the word "watermelon" first appeared in the English dictionary, according to John
Mariani in his book, The
Dictionary of American Food & Drink.
Early explorers used watermelons as canteens. You can use
yours as a flower pot.
Just cut out a hole in the melon large enough to fit a
small plastic cup to hold the
flowers and the water.
In China and Japan watermelon is a popular gift to bring a host.
conventions abound during the summer and this month there is a festival going on somewhere all
The 60th Annual Hampton County
Watermelon Festival just concluded. Hampton County is proud to have given birth to
the first festival in July, 1939. The
festival has continued to grow and has become South Carolina's oldest continuing
Hope, Arkansas boasts of three things: Birthplace of Former President Bill Clinton, birthplace of
Governor Mike Huckabee and Home of the World's Largest Watermelons!
The 26th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival is set for August
8th through the 11th
at Hope's Fair Park. The festival is expected to draw
50,000 people over the four-day
The festival will feature many of the time-honored
events which have become so
popular including seed-spitting, watermelon eating
and other melon-related events - including the
eagerly anticipated Watermelon Olympics.
Hemsted Texas, located 50 miles west of Houston, is famous for its Watermelon
Festival - which takes place the third Saturday in July. The parade is followed by watermelon seed
spitting contest, watermelon eating contest, and a watermelon auction.
Terral, Oklahoma has their watermelon festival slated for Saturday July 20. In
addition to all of the time honored watermelon events their festival also includes mule
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FIRE EVACUATES TONY BENNETT'S
Tony Bennett has a career that is red hot, but he didn't think it could start a fire. Last Thursday
that happened. It was at the Royal Albert Hall in London. There was a capacity crowd. The
75-year-old entertainer was halfway through his signature tune, I Left My Heart In San
Francisco, when smoke began to fill the showroom.
An official walked out on stage
and announced there was a fire and to evacuate. Bennett calmed the audience by
saying "I knew I was hot, but not that hot!"
The fire department later determined that the smoke had come from a burnt-out motor. The
show proceeded on schedule the next night.
Bennett returns to the American leg of his tour on August 5 in Livermore, California at Wente
Concerts at the Vineyard.
BURT REYNOLDS THE LAUGHS,
THE LOVES, THE LIES, THE LEGENDS (NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER)
Burt Reynolds has taken is one man show on the
road. Tonight he wraps up his
four night Reynolds Rap at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas. He'd like to come back and
called this engagement his entrance into the Wayne Newton Factor - "can I hold the attention of a
Reynolds is a personable performer, who is an excellent storyteller. It's staged as though you are
in his home. He spends the evening
discussing a variety of personal topics - spinning yarns
about the people - famous and not so- who have wandered through his life. He's captivating, and
refers to the late Dinah Shore as "the best thing that ever happened in my life."
The Reynolds movie Smokey and the Bandit caused a "700 percent increase in the sales
of the Trans-Am car, resulting in my getting a call from the president of General Motors saying he
was going to give me a new Trans Am every year for life. So, the first year the car arrived and I
gave it to Jerry Reed. The next year I gave it to my nephew and then a niece.
Then the next year the car didn't arrive. I waited and it didn't come. I was a little embarrassed, but
I called the company and explained that I had been promised a new TransAm every year for life.
They explained that didn't mean my life but the life of the company president and
he had died."
Reynolds delights in divulging that Paul Newman gets a kick out of making smart mouth
teenagers eat his dust. Newman drives a Volkswagen with a Porsche engine. When hot shot
kids pull up along side as ask the "old man" if he'd like to race. Newman says sure and - takes
NATIONAL BLACK ARTS STAR
The National Black Arts Festival takes place in Atlanta July 19-27. Highlight of the festival is the
Living Legends Gala on July 18, which celebrates the lives of African American pioneers who have
enhanced the artistic community and expanded the definition of American culture.
The star-studded evening of music, song and dance kicks off the Festival with very special tributes
to Maya Angelou, Harry Belafonte and Cicely Tyson. These artistic masters have taken their talent beyond
words, music and performance to compel, empower and promote civic and social justice.
"The National Black Arts Festival actually allows not only painters and sculptors, but
filmmakers, screenwriters, playwrights and dancers to come together. That is culture.
Being able to hear...some jazz, some gospel...see a painting of Jacob Lawrence...it puts
starch in your backbone," said Maya Angelou,
The week long event include a July 19-27
mounting of Dreamgirls with Jennifer Holliday reprising her Tony Award winning role in
Michael Bennett's Broadway blockbuster musical. Joining Holliday in the production are Ramona Keller,
Alisa Gyse, Norm Lewis, Eugene Fleming, Joe Wilson Jr., and Ginai Curti. The chorus comprises
Sondra Bonitto, Conisha Wade, Tracee Beazer, Nikki Renee Daniels, Stacey Harris, Manoly Farrell,
Marvin Thornton, Ivory McKay, Andravy, Gary Kilmer, Paul Castree and Richard E. Waits.
Eriq LaSalle will be on hand for the Atlanta Premiere of Crazy As Hell.
Written, produced, directed and starring La Salle, the feature film is a psychological thriller
centered on a renowned therapist (Michael Beach) who agrees to have a documentary filmed around his
practice. As the film crew settles in the asylum and begin filming, a new patient (Eriq La Salle) enters the program
and claiming to be the devil. The documentary and the psychotherapist's life will never be the
The week of outstanding events includes African Rhythms: Featuring Hugh Masekela and Randy
Weston in an evening under the stars with two of the preeminent ambassadors of African rhythms
performing on July 27 in Jubilation Square at the Atlanta University Center/Clark Atlanta
THE EUGENE O'NEILL CELEBRATION gets a boost Monday, July 15, when Kate Burton plays the role of
Eugene O'Neill's tough yet compassionate Josie Hogan in a reading of the third act from
A Moon for the Misbegotten. This one-of-a-kind event includes a reception with the cast at
the Monte Cristo Cottage and benefits the annual Eugene O'Neill Celebration, an annual event
including workshops, performances, and discussions as well as the presentation of the Monte
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center was founded in 1964 and based in Waterford, CT.
Programs at the Center include the Puppetry Conference, Playwrights Conference, Critics Institute,
Music Theater Conference and the National Theater Institute. The Monte Cristo Cottage, O'Neill's
childhood home, is also owned and operated by the group.
O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut July 15.
SURVIVORS TV ALUM JOIN FORCES
Diane Ogden responsible for bringing
together all of the Survivor groups
money for charity this week-end. In a first ever event
members of all four seasons united in
Jerri Manthey, the "evil vixen" from Survivor: The
Australian Outback, and 33 other
Survivors have been at various locations in and
around Lincoln, Nebraska to raise money
for Camp Kindle. The event concluded last night with
SurvivorFest, a special fund raiser for the
charity at Pershing Center.
Camp Kindle, formed in August 1998, is a nonprofit
organization that benefits Midwest children
directly or indirectly affected by the AIDS virus.
The fund raiser resulted from a meeting between Eva Payne,
Camp Kindle president and
Africa contestant Diane Ogden, a 43-year-old Lincoln
mail carrier. The twice divorced
mother, who is extremely active in her son's Scout group,
was born in Worcester, Massachusetts,
and raised in Lincoln.
This is believed to be the first event outside of reunion
shows to feature Survivors from all
four editions. All were be on hand for SurvivorFest, an event which included entertainment. a
live auction of Survivor memorabilia and a dance. Michael Skupin of Survivor:
The Australian Outback - the
one who fell in the fire - also spoke today at Horizons Community Church.
SurvivorFest participants included:
Survivor Rudy Boesch, Sonja Christopher, Gervase Peterson, Jenna Lewis, Gretchen
Cordy, Ramona Gray, and Las Vegan Kelly Wiglesworth.
Survivor: The Australian Outback Jeff Varner, Kimmi Kappenberg, Michael Skupin,
Olson, Kel Gleason, Amber Brkich, Jerri Manthey.
Survivor: Africa Carl Bilancione, Lindsey Richter, Kelly Goldsmith, Brandon Quinton,
Lex van den Berghe, Teresa Cooper, Frank Garrison, Diane Ogden, Clarence Black, Kimberly
Powers, and Tom Buchanan.
Survivor: Marquesas John Carroll, Robert "The General" DeCanio, Rob Mariano, Hunter
Sarah Jones, Peter Harkey, Tammy Leitner and Gina Crews.
ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS AND EUGENE ONEGIN
the first in a rotating series of five productions running through August 24 opens
the 46th season
the Santa Fe Opera Company which climbed from a once-obscure operatic outpost, to
establishing itself among this country's elite companies.
First performed in Venice in 1813, The Italian Girl in Algiers has music by
Rossini with a text by Angelo Anelli.
This hilarious farce, appearing on The Santa Fe Opera stage for the first time, pits a spunky
signorina against a dim-witted dictator. Isabella journeys to Algiers to rescue her fiance from
clutches of Mustafa, but it's "lust at first sight" when Mustafa sets eyes on a real Italian girl.
music is quintessential Rossini, clever, beguiling and beautiful. The fast-rising American
mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe makes her Santa Fe debut as Isabella.
The production also features William Burden, bass Mark S. Doss,
baritone Timothy Nolen, Madeline Bende, and Cristopher Feigum.
is the Conductor. Edward Hastings serves as Director. Robert Innes Hopkins is the Scenic
David C. Woolard is the Costume Designer. Duane Schuler is the Lighting Designer
Sung in Italian with English and Spanish
opera titles performances are August 3, 8, 13, 17, 20, 23
Eugene Onegin has Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky with a text by Tchaikovsky and K.
S. Shilovsky, based on Pushkin's poem. First performed in Moscow in 1879 this production is
sung in Russian with English and Spanish opera titles.
One of opera's most poignant stories of love unfulfilled, Eugene Onegin receives
a brand new production with an all-star cast. Tchaikovsky's brilliant music captures
the epic sweep and grandeur of the era. Three outstanding artists sing leading
roles for the first time - baritone Rodney Gilfry in the title role, Patricia Racette as
Tatyana, and tenor Kurt Streit as Lensky.
The production also features mezzo Beth Clayton,
Judith Christin, Kathleen Clawson, Valerian Ruminsk, Eric Halfvarson,
Alan Gilbert is the conductor with Jonathan Miller serving as director. Isabella Bywater is the
Scenic and Costume Designer.
Duane Schuler Lighting Design. Pearl Potts Choreographer
Performances are July 19, 30; August 5, 15, 22
THE GRADUATE starring
Kathleen Turner as
Mrs. Robinson stays put. Turner has extended her contract remaining with the production
through Nov. 17. The Plymouth Theatre, NYC.
CABARET has a cast change. Jane
Leeves finishes her role as Sally Bowles in the Tony-winning revival today, July 14. Heather Laws
will assume the part on July 15. Also starring are John Stamos as the Emcee, Polly Bergen stars
as Fraulein Schneider and Hal Linden plays the German Jew Herr Schultz. Studio 54
SARAH PLAIN AND TALL
the musical, will have a July 11-Augist 14 world premiere at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, NYC.
Free tickets are
available to family audiences. This is the 14th season of free summer theatre in New York from
Theatreworks/USA, which is now in its 41st year. Official opening of the show is July 17.
The 19th-century-set show is based on the award-winning novel by Patricia MacLachlan, adapted
by playwright Julia Jordan, composer Laurence O'Keefe and lyricist Nell Benjamin. Joe Calarco
The story tells of the challenges faced by a young woman who moves away from home to face life
on the American prairie in the late 1800s. The story explores themes of love, loss and ultimately the
importance of family."
The cast includes Trisha Jeffrey as Anna, John Lloyd Young as Caleb, Debra Wiseman and
Estelle/Maggie, Herndon Lackey as Jacob, Kenneth Boys as Matthew/William and Becca Ayers
as Sarah. Michael Greenwood is one of three understudies.
Designers for Sarah, Plain and Tall are Michael Fagin (sets), Anne Kennedy (costumes) and Chris
MASTER HAROLD ...AND THE BOYS by
Athol Fugard. In the heat of the summer, we cross the globe to share the lessons of a young boy
dealing with racism and tolerance in apartheid-dominated South Africa. This soul-wrenching drama
confronts our capacity to hate, and the enduring need for self-respect and compassion Walter Dallas directs
Leon Addison Brown, Ray Anthony Thomas
and Joshua Park. July 17-August 3. Westport Country Playhouse
THE VALUE OF NAMES
Jeffrey Sweet. Directed by New Jersey's James Glossman, the 90-minute one-act stars Jack Klugman and Louis
In The Value of Names, Klugman plays Benny Silverman, a celebrated comic who revived
his career through television after being blacklisted in the 1950s. He finds his actress daughter played by
Sarah Yorra is being directed by the very man Leo Greshen (Louis Zorich), who testified against him
before the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities. By the daughter's request, the two meet.
Both Klugman and Zorich are telling people in Nebraska that this play has great meaning for
them. The subject matter is one that hits close to home to Klugman and the 78-year-old Zorich.
Both men knew people John Garfield, Clifford Odets, Zero Mostel whose lives were seriously
the Hollywood Blacklist.
"It was a shocking, terrible time in America," Klugman said. "People squealing on each other ...
people like Zero Mostel not able to work, a terrible time. It became a part of you," he said. "It was happening
for so long, you accepted it. You didn't mind having your civil liberties violated because you were
The play was the winner of the Heideman and Society of Midland Authors Awards and played at
the Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Through July 20 Nebraska Repertory Theatre's Howell Theatre,
After this production. Klugman will take three weeks off and then head to Kansas City, Mo., to
do Jerry Mayer's comedy Aspirin & Elephants Sept. 5-Nov. 3 with girlfriend Peggy Crosby.
I'M NOT RAPPAPORT A revival of the comedy by Herb
Gardner directed by Dan Sullivan stars
Ben Vereen and Judd Hirsch. The show began previews on July 12 for a July 24th opening.
Booth Theatre, NYC.
adaptation of the John Waters movie with book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc
Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Starring Marissa Jaret Winokur and Harvey Fierstein
directed by Jack O'Brien. At the
Neil Simon Theatre, NYC. Previews begin July 18 with the official opening on August
THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA is Chay Yew's adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca's dark drama. The play stars Chita Riviera as the title
character. The production also features Sandra Oh, Christine Avila, Marissa Chibas, Tsai Chin,
Aixa Clemente, Eileen Galindo, Karen Huie, Carla Jimenez, Lydia Look, Lina Patel, Lisa Renee
Pitts, Jeanne Sakata,
Camille Saviola, Shaheen Vaas and Rita Wolf. Lisa Peterson directs. The Mark
Taper Forum, Los Angeles July 14-September 1.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
the Actors Bridge Ensemble's production of the docu-drama by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic
Theatre Project is about the 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard in
The production is directed by Bill Feehely with a cast that includes Feehely, Rachel Agee, Don
Forrister, Henry Haggard, Jeff Lewis, Amy Chomsky, Tara Lacey, Matt Gerbig and Colleen
July 19-21 and 25-28 at Darkhorse Theatre, Nashville, Tennessee.
QUEENS THEATRE IN THE PARK
announces its 6th annual AT&T Latino Cultural Festival.For the
first time, the Festival has commissioned the creation, development and
of a bi-national collaborative dance project with artists from Mexico and the United States.
The project resulted in the creation of the dance piece, La Presa (that which is hunted),
was choreographed in Mexico by Stephen Petronio to the music of composer Carlo Nicolau. It
will make its World Premiere during this year's Festival as part of A-quo Danza Contempor nea's
There will be 28 events from Wednesday, July 24 through Sunday, August 11. Highlights of this
festival include singer Alberto Cortez, the Argentinean rock star Spinetta, Ballet Folclorico de
Chile, the US theatre premiere of La Mujer Invisible, and the world famous puppetry
genius of Teatro Hugo & Ines as well as numerous artists and ensembles from Latin
America, Spain and the United States in an intensive multi-week format offering audiences an
opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich diversity of Latino culture. As in past years,
admission is free to panel discussions, workshops, selected children & family programs and an art
installation, which will be displayed in the lobby of the theatre.
The Festival will take place at Queens Theatre in the Park's 464-seat indoor space, the Claire
Shulman Playhouse, and its 99-seat Studio Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
a new theatrical revue conceive, written and directed by the producer of the Joseph Papp Public
Theater, two time Tony winner George C. Wolfe. This is the first theatrical show to settle in for a an open
ended run at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theatre, which has been known since the 30's for its variety shows,
amateur nights and its history. It has just undergone a $6 million renovation, including the marquee and
facade, and is hoped to be part of a major new cultural center.
Harlem Song is described as a 90 minute historical musical revue, celebrating the vibrant
and energetic history - 1920s to the present - of this famous neighborhood using song, dance,
dialogue, and multimedia.
Jazz standards, rap and R&B hits will bring the past and present to life on stage, covering the Jazz
Age, the Harlem Renaissance and today's spirit of rebirth and redevelopment in the area.
Leading the cast of the show are Tony nominee B.J. Crosby and solo performer Queen Esther.
Joining them on stage are Rosa Arredono, Renee Monique Brown, Gabriel Croom, Rosa Curry, Randy
Andre Davis, Delandis McClam, Sinclair Mitchell, Zoie Morris, Dana Shavonne Rainey, Stacey
Sargeant, David St. Louis, Keith Lamelle Thomas and Charles E. Wallace.
Produced by The John Schreiber Group, George C. Wolfe, Frank Wildhorn, David Goodman,
Margo Lion, Daryl Roth, Herb Alpert and Whoopi Goldberg. The members of
the creative team have worked with Wolfe previously on Noise/Funk or Jelly's Last
Jam. They include Daryl Waters and Zane Mark as musical directors and co-composers, Ken Roberson
as choreographer, Riccardo Hernandez designing sets, Paul Tazewell on costumes, Jules Fisher
and Peggy Eisenhauer on lighting, and Batwin &
Robin Productions providing multimedia.
Performances of Harlem Song began last week. The
official opening is August 4. $1 from
ticket will be contributed to the Harlem Strategic
Cultural Collaborative which oversees several
organizations, including the Boys Choir of Harlem and the Dance Theater of Harlem.
Theater, Harlem NYC.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND kick off a 46 cities tour. The tour coincides with the release of 'The
Rising, Springsteen's first all-new studio recording with the E Street Band since 1984 - set for
release by Columbia Records on July 30. The album is produced by Brendan O'Brien and features
14 new songs and the E Street Band version of My City of Ruins.
The Rising was recorded this year at Southern Tracks Recording in Atlanta, GA with the
E Street Band, whose members are: Roy Bittan keyboards; Clarence Clemons saxophone,
percussion; Danny Federici keyboards; Nils Lofgren guitars; Patti Scialfa vocals, guitar; Garry
Tallent bass; Steven Van Zandt guitars; and Max Weinberg drums.
The first six stops are: August 7 in East Rutherford, NJ at the Continental Airlines Arena;
August 10 in Washington, D.C. at the MCI Arena; August 12 in New York, NY
at Madison Square Garden; August 14 in Cleveland, Ohio at the Gund Arena; August 15 in
Auburn Hills, MI at The Palace; August 18 in
Las Vegas, at the Thomas And Mack Center.
KAREN MASON has returned to
Mamma Mia! after a well deserved Hawaiian vacation. No hula lessons. Mason's idea of a good time
is to relax
and drink iced coffee."I love iced coffee - with one Sweet and Low and
a little milk. Love, Love, Love. I look forward to summer just for this."
EILEEN FULTON of As The World Turn Fame sings July 19 and 20 at Odette's in
New Hope, PA.
JULIUS LaROSA tonight, July 14, in
Hershey, PA at the Hershey Park Amphitheater. He can be enjoyed July 17 - 21 in Milwaukee
at the Italian Festa.
DAVID CASSIDY in the
20 at the Westbury Music Fair in Westbury, New York.
PETER PAUL AND MARY
entertain July 20 at
Hunter Park in Manchester, Vermont.
KENNY CHESNEY performing
19 in Eau
Claire, Wisconsin at Country Jam USA
JOHN PIZZARELLI making
those fingers fly July 20
in Ottawa, Ontario at the Jazz Festival.
ALAN JACKSON performs
July 19 in
Oregon at the Columbia Meadows. On Saturday, July 20 the show is in Memitt, BC at the
Mountain Music Festival.
NATALIE COLE sings Friday in
Reno, Nevada at the
Reno Hilton. On Saturday she is on stage in Concord, California at the Chronicle
CHICAGO has a busy week.
group is in
Boston for a show at the FleeetBoston Pavilion. On Tuesday the show is in Masgantucjet,
Foxwoods Casino. On Wednesday the performance takes place in Veron, New York at
Casino. Friday finds them in Pittsburgh, Penn at the Amphitheatre at Station Square. They
close out the
week, Saturday, in Rosemont, Ill at the Rosemont Theatre.
EMMY LOU HARRIS center
stage tonight in
Raleigh, North Carolina at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. On Tuesday she can be
Sevierville, Tenn. at the Tennessee Smokies Stadium. Wednesday finds her in Atlanta,
Georgia at the
Chastain Park Amphitheatre. On Friday she's at the microphone in Austin, Texas at the
She ends the week, Saturday, in Dallas, Texas at the Smirnoff Music Center.
AL GREEN entertaining Friday
Baltimore, Maryland at the Gilliam Concert Hall. On Saturday the show is in Rochester, New York
at the Genessee
performing on Friday in
Dubque, Iowa at the Dubuque Diamond Jo Casino. Then he'll hop a plane to make a
Saturday show in
Saratoga, California at the Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts.
JEWEL performs tonight in
Chicago at the Chicago
Theatre. On Wednesday the singer is on stage in Morrison, Colorado at the Red Rocks
Amphitheatre. Friday finds the show in Grand Prairie, Texas at the Next Stage at Grand Prairie. She ends
Saturday in Houston, Texas at the Verizon Wireless Theater.
DICKEY BETTS AND GREAT SOUTHERN have a full week. Tonight the show takes places in Clinton, New Jersey at the Black Potato Fest.
On Tuesday the
performance is in Amagansett, New York at the Stephen Talkhouse. On Wednesday it's
stage in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. Thursday finds
the gang in
Dewey Beach, DE at the Bottle and Cork. Friday the place in The Silo in Reading, Penn.
On Saturday they
do it again in Snowshoe, West Virginia at Snowshoe Mountain.
NANCY SINATRA begins a two
nighter on Tuesday at Humphrey's in San Diego, CA.
MELISSA ETHERIDGE AND ROSEY tonight at the
Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York.
RICHARD SKIPPER AS CAROL CHANNING July
15th & 16th Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California. Scheduled shows sold out, so an
show was added. On July 21st & 22nd the performance takes place at The Plush Room in San
CHRIS ISAAK in the spotlight
tonight in Columbia,
MD at Merriweather Post. On Wednesday the show is in Sterling Heights, MI at Freedom
PAT BENETAR had a heavy
week. Tonight the
performance is in Alpine, California at the Viejas Concerts in the Park. On Wednesday the
spotlight shines in Merced, California at the Merced County Fair. On Thursday she's in Central Point,
the Jackson County Fair. Friday the show moves to Portland, Oregon at the Roseland Theater and on
Saturday the gig is in Tacoma, Washington at the Emerald Queen Casino.
MEAT LOAF performs tomorrow
in Rapid City, South
Dakota at the Rushmore Plaza. On Wednesday he can be found in Merrillville, Indiana at
Theatre. Thursday he's on stage in Sarnia, ON at the Sports and Entertainment Centre and
on Saturday the
place is Iron Mountain, MI at the Pine Mountain Music Jam.
GEORGE JONES singing his
heart out Thursday in
Monticello, Iowa at the Jones County Fair. On Friday he's suppose to be in Saint Charles,
Illinois at the
Kane County Fair and on Saturday the bus stops in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin at Country
TOM JONES swivels his hips
International stage in Atlantic City for four nights beginning Thursday.
MARC ANTHONY entertaining
Monday in Montreal at the Molson Centre. Tuesday finds him in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre. On
back in this country in Clarkston, MI at the DTE Energy Music Theatre and on Saturday he
Chicago, Illinois at the United Center.
THE BELLAMY BROTHERS July 19 - 20 at John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks,
BILLY RAY CYRUS at the
microphone tonight in Ft. Loramie, Ohio at Hickory Hill Lakes. On Thursday he's centerstage in Myrtle Beach, South
Carolina at the
Alabama Theatre. Friday the show is in Prestonburg, KY at the Arts Center. He closes out
Saturday, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana at the Bicentennial Festival.
PATTI LABELLE performs
Tuesday in Los Angeles
at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. On Thursday she begins a four night stand at the Paris
Hotel in Las Vegas.
SHIRLEY JONES sings July 18
Seal Beach, California at Leisure World. On July 20 the talented lady is in concert at
Hyde Hall with The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra in Cooperstown, New York.
is booked for 250 shows this year. He'll play one of them tonight in Atlanta, GA at the
Chastain Park Amphitheatre. On
Wednesday he'll be singing about life in Manchester, NH at the Verizon Wireless
Arena. On Thursday the place in another Manchester, this one in VT at the Riley
Summer Music. On Friday he'll be in Portland, Maine at the Cumberland Civic
Center. He ends the week Saturday in Harrington, DE at the Delaware State
Fair then he gets out of town explaining "When I do a show, I always make sure and leave
town right away. No time to get into trouble that way."
THE OAK RIDGE BOYS
entertaining Thursday in Branson, Missouri at the Grand Palace. On Friday they'll be singing their hits in
Lewistown, MT at Lynes
Ranch. Saturday the guys are in Forsythe, MT at the Rosebud Treasure County
LARRY GATLIN in the
spotlight Friday in
Montgomery, Texas at Haven's Landing. On Saturday it's centers stage in Ponca City,
Oklahoma at the
CHERYL CROW performs
Tuesday in Austin,
Texas in The Backyard. On Wednesday the show is in The Woodlands, Texas at the C.W.
Thursday Cheryl can be enjoyed in Dallas at the Smirnoff Music Center and on Saturday the
is in Winter Park, Colorado at the Winter Park Resort.
MARY J BLIGE on stage this
evening in Raleigh,
North Carolina at the Alltel Pavilion@Walnut Creek. On Tuesday she is centerstage in
Atlanta, Georgia at
the Chastain Park Amphitheatre. Wednesday the show is in Virginia Beach, Virginia at the
Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre. Friday finds the entertainer in Washington, D.C. at the MCI
Saturday she is in the spotlight in Pittsburgh, PA at the Amphitheatre At Station
DANIEL RODRIGUEZ dubbed The
Singing Cop, after 9/11, will appear with the Utah Symphony under assistant conductor Kory Katseanes next
weekend in Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, Utah and at Deer Valley, Utah. Rodriguez is currently on leave from the NYPD
until March 2003.
BARRY MANILOW delighting the
crowds Friday in Mansfield, MA at the Tweeter Center. He'll do it again on Saturday in Canandaigua, New
Lakes Performing Arts Center.
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