Sunday, March 09, 2008

Movies, Movies, Movies

Yesterday I had the honor of celebrating International Women’s Day with the Pueblo Chapter of the American Association of University Women. Special thanks to Dr. MaryAnn Roldan for inviting me to talk about my favorite topic, “Movies, Movies, Movies.”

It was such fun discussing CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT, my humorous life story with everything but the movie stuff edited out, and surveying the members about their favorite stars and films. Here are the winners:

Favorite Movie – “Gone with the Wind”

Favorite Actress – Meryl Streep

Favorite Actor – Clark Gable

Good sports all, the courageous AAUW women even agreed to take my “Are You a Movie Addict?” quiz. As promised, the results remain secret.

To close the program, I held a drawing to give away two of my books. Betty Alt won a copy of CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT, and Margaret McDonald received a copy of SUSAN SARANDON: A TRUE MAVERICK.

A big “thank you” to the members who purchased copies of these books during the booksigning that followed.

How I wish my friend (and movie buff extraordinaire), Margaret Senatore, had been there to share this special day! Although belonging to AAUW, she is now recovering from a stroke. Our thoughts and prayers are with her.

Before my presentation, I attended the AAUW business meeting. The commitment of this group to advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research is quite impressive. Congratulations, Pueblo AAUW!

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

The Magician

Here's what the Denver Post says about "The Magician," an excellent Ghost Buffalo CD out this weekend:

"Ghost Buffalo is long known for an electric live show, with singer Marie Litton leading the dark, sonic assault. Its new record is like a rum-soaked Girl Scout cookie: dangerous, dense and enlightened...."

Congratulations to Ghost Buffalo!

This exciting Denver band will be playing soon in Oklahoma City, Houston, Austin, El Paso, Albuquerque and Pueblo, then back home in Denver at the end of the tour.

Click on the link below for more info:

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