Still in Love with Lucy

by Thomas Watson

Monday, January 28, 2008

Dear Fellow Lucyfans:

Lucy-Desi Gift Brochure

We have hardly had time to get the Christmas decorations put away -- and those pesky pine needles swept up -- and already it is time to think about Valentine's Day...

The Lucy-Desi Gift Shop in Jamestown has released their annual Winter Merchandise Guide, with many special sale items designed just for Valentine's Day gift giving... There areT-shirts, hats, loungewear, teddy bears, night lights, snow globes, luggage, videos, etc. Literally something for everyone...

One of the items that caught my eye is a new CD called "Tony Terran Remembers," featuring the work of one of the members of the original Desi Arnaz Orchestra. The CD includes a special track of Tony's personal stories of working with Lucy and Desi -- plus such musical favorites as "Babalu," "Cuban Pete" and the "I Love Lucy" theme song.

For more information about the Gift Shop items, visit the Lucy-Desi web site at:

Lucie Arnaz at NY Barnes & Noble February 12

Lucie Arnaz, Charles Busch, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Kathleen Turner are among the artists appearing at free events at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center Triangle (Broadway and 66th Street) in February and March.

On Monday, February 4 at 7:30pm, the cast of Off-Broadway's Gone Missing (Emily Ackerman, Damian Baldet, Jennifer R. Morris, Stephen Plunkett, Robbie Collier Sublett and Colleen Werthmann) will perform and sign their cast recording. Director Steven Cosson and composer Michael Friedman will also be on hand, and all of the artists will participate in a discussion immediately following.

On February 10 at 2pm, Ritt Henn, Jan Hovath and Phoebe Kreutz will appear in conjunction with the Contemporary Folk Music Festival. On Tuesday, February 12 at 6pm, Lucie Arnaz, Kathie Lee Gifford, David Friedman, and Christopher Marlowe will participate in a tribute to late cabaret performer Nancy LaMott. Wednesday, February 13 will feature an appearance by jazz legend Al Jarreau.

On Monday, February 18 at 7pm, Academy and Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner will discuss and sign copies of her memoir Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles. She will be joined by coauthor Gloria Feldt.

On Tuesday, February 26 at 7pm, Busch will be on hand to promote Die, Mommie, Die! & Psycho Beach Party: The Screenplays of Charles Busch. On Thursday, February 28 at 7pm, composer-lyricist David Yazbeck will perform selections from his new CD Evil Monkey Man. On Friday, February 29 at 4pm, the cast of Pinkalicious: The Musical will perform.

Barnes & Noble will also present cabaret performances as part of its "Any Wednesday" series by Louise Rogers (February 2); Jenna Esposito (February 6); Barbara Rosene (February 13); Barbara Brussell and Tom Andersen (February 20); and Linda Ciofalo (February 25), D.C. Anderson (March 5), and Elizabeth Ward Land (March 12).

Its 6pm "Cool Mondays" series, devoted to jazz artists, will feature Paul Boolenback (February 4), Chembo Crniel Latin Jazz Quintet (February 11), Linda Ciofalo (February 25), Piers Lawrence (March 3), and Sasha Dobson (March 10).

For more information, visit

Bewitched "Fan Fare" Convention Set for June 25-28 in Los Angeles

This year’s Bewitched Fan Fare will be held at the Victory Theater Center in Burbank, California from June 25 – 28.

"It's the perfect location," said Mark Simpson, Chairman and Founder of Bewitched Fan Fare, "it is a lovely classical theater, loaded with history. We couldn’t have chosen a better venue, especially with all of the special events we will be including as part of Fan Fare this year."

Some of those “special events” include tributes to Bewitched star Elizabeth Montgomery (who recently was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame) and producer William Asher, as well as a history of the Warner Brother’s Ranch (where Bewitched’s exterior scenes were filmed for it’s entire 8-year run), a “Cosmos Cotillion”, presentation of the first annual Bewitched Fan Fare Appreciation Award, and appearances by some very special guests. Said Simpson, "We want to have a great time celebrating Bewitched, as always, but we also want to be able to educate the upcoming generation of fans about the show and its stars."

Seats are limited, and those interested in attending Bewitched Fan Fare 2008 can get more information at Registration cost is $65 per person and provides admission to all Fan Fare events, except those which may require an additional outside admission fee. All airfare, lodging, meals, etc. are the sole responsibility of attendee, unless otherwise stated.

Bewitched Fan Fare is a worldwide organization with members from all over the Cosmos, providing an annual convention loaded with fun, games and magic to witches and mortals alike since 2000 (BC). The 2006 Bewitched in Salem (MA) Convention was the biggest yet, attracting worldwide media attention.

Have a great week everyone!

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