Still in Love with Lucy

by Thomas Watson

Monday, February 5, 2007 - UPDATE

Dear Fellow Lucyfans:

Remembering Fred Ball

Am sorry to report that Lucille Ball's brother Fred passed away this morning (February 5). We will post more details as they become available...

"I Love Lucy" to Be Saluted on "TV Land Awards"

At long last, I Love Lucy will be the subject of an official salute on this year's "TV Land Awards," coming up in April. Both Lucie Arnaz and Desi Jr. are expected to participate. The news was "leaked" last week on national television when the Awards-show hostess, Kelly Ripa, mentioned it on the morning show she co-hosts with Regis Philbin. We will have more information as we get closer to the broadcast -- or whenever Kelly "leaks" more details... Stay tuned!

Legacy of Laughter Seminar in Nevada

The third in a series of "Legacy of Laughter" seminars presented by the Lucy-Desi Center of Jamestown, NY., will be held in Boulder City, Nevada, on Saturday, March 3.

The event -- which explores the healing power of comedy -- will be hosted by Center president, Lucie Arnaz. Appearing on the panel will be her brother, Desi Arnaz Jr., actor Sean Astin, and drug-and-alcohol intervention counselor Jim Dunnigan.

Seating is limited. All seats are $20. For ticket information, call the Historic Boulder Theatre at (702) 293-1161. For more information, visit:

"STAR NOTES" Requests Your Input

As announced here a couple of weeks ago, "Star Notes," a new weekly radio magazine celebrating the life and career of Lucille Ball, will premiere next month on Shokus Internet Radio. The show will be presented "live" every Saturday afternoon -- 1-3PM Pacific Time; 4-6PM Eastern Time. Repeats will air daily: Sundays 8-10AM (Pacific Time); and Monday-thru-Friday 1-3PM (Pacific Time). The show premieres Saturday. February 17.

Each program will include many of the features that were once part of our "Star Notes" magazine -- news updates, trivia contests (with prizes!), a question-and-answer forum, tips on collecting (what's good, what one should be wary of) -- plus elements that radio can add: "live" in-studio interviews with celebrities, sound bites, classic audio recordings, etc. Saturday listeners will have an opportunity to call in and ask questions of our guests.

Your assignment, at this point -- should you wish to accept it (as they used to say on Desilu's "Mission: Impossible") -- is to think up and send us questions that you would like to have answered on the air during the "Dear Answer Man" segment of our program. You can e-mail questions to:

Again, the show premieres Saturday, February 17. "STAR NOTES" -- and all of the Shokus Internet Radio offerings -- can be accessed from your computer at:

Have a great week everybody!


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