Some fun from today's retirement party for Gary at work.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
What a great night! Thanks to one of the artists performing tonight (EG rocks!), I was able to attend the live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor and friends in Atlanta at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.
Guests tonight included E.G. Kight and Caroline Herring (above).
Also performing were the super sounding bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers (above) and southern humorist, Roy Blount, Jr. (below)
Garrison's tales, songs, and the latest news from Lake Wobegon and the interesting people who live there always keeps the audience mesmerized!
It was a lot of fun and I would highly recommend it if they are ever in your neck of the woods!
And after the show, it was great to meet a few of the performers and backstage folks, and to sit and chat with some great talent at the cocktail lounge next door. What a great evening!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Last night, I went to the Douglass Theater, where three area artists were showing some of their work.
Lynne Barta had some of her photography up (a mix of really nice still life images and landscapes).
William Haun had a collection of portraits that he has taken around the world that were very striking and drew lots of praise.
Woodrow Gray's wire sculptures were also on display and were very creative and whimsical at times.
The Douglass was our first stop as we toured all over downtown last night. It was great to see so many people out enjoying the evening. There were several bands playing outside, as well as individual musicians inside the clubs, bars, and restaurants. Plus, several of the art galleries were open, showing off local artist's work.
We stopped by Acapulco for a late supper (yum!) and grabbed a fruit smoothy for the evening stroll to the tunes of the Loose Screws Band at the end of the evening
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Saturday, May 01, 2010
Spent part of the afternoon with my friend Bonnie at the local festival in Byron. Had a great time, watching people, visiting the museum, smelling the carnival food, and just hanging out.
Bonnie was "volun-told" to be in the pie eating contest, and she even got to wear a pig's snout.
Of course, I had to have a camera handy. Actually, it was her camera. I had mine in one hand and hers in the other...but I finally put mine away and just used hers and she kindly shared the porcine images!