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Here is our version of the Hollywood Stars' Homes Map, adjusted for Ottawa County. The list was prepared by Movers & Shakers contributor, Larry Roberts. The following addresses were once occupied by famous sports figures, musicians, actors and the like:
OU Heisman Trophy winner, Steve Owens, 133 D Northeast; Lynyrd Skynyrd band members, Steve and Cassie Gaines, 460 Circle Drive; Keifer Thompson of country music duo, Thompson Square, 438 D NW; “Matlock” TV series actor, David Froman; 214 F NW; country music artist/songwriter, Keith Anderson, 2907 O NW; “Quark” TV series actor, Richard Kelton, 205 5th SW; Western movie cinematographer, Lucien Ballard, 116 D NW; the home that New York Yankee Mickey Mantle built, 319 North Maple in Commerce.
Too bad we still don't have that green Pelivan trolley for a tour, right?
Miami Little Theatre's Amanda Cole was invited to sing the National Anthem at last week's Outlaw Nationals. She thoroughly enjoyed the honor of performing before the thousands packing the Miami Municipal Fairgrounds stands and said she felt like “redneck royalty” as she was chauffeured in her chariot...I mean golf cart.
TV ad that's giving me fits this week, the annoying Choice Hotels “badda book” guy. Where's that mute button?
Here are a couple of ways to support two fine Miami organizations. The new Red Onion Espressoria is donating 15% of sales to the Animal Welfare & Adoption Agency on Monday, June 19 and the Miami Kiwanis Club scholarship fund on Tuesday, June 27. Both events begin at 4 p.m.
I'm looking forward to the Members Only concert at the Coleman Theatre on June 24. They are a very popular regional 80s tunes cover band. For tickets call 918-540-2425.
Buffalo Run Casino just announced Maddie and Tae will be performing in concert October 6. Tae is from Ada, Oklahoma. They are best known for hits “Girl in a Country Song” and “Fly.”
If you want to see a pretty home in Miami, it would be hard to beat 700 Garfield in the Rockdale addition. Looking good!
The rescheduled Rodeo Miami will be held July 3-4 at the Miami Municipal Fairgrounds.
A new sushi business will soon occupy a former service station south of the old Kissee Ford building.
The site has most recently been an auto detail shop and before that, a bakery.
Disney Pixar's “Cars 3” debuts at the Miami Cineplex this week. From what I have read, this sequel is more in tune to the original 2006 “Cars.” The Cineplex has been showing select movies on Saturday mornings. For showtimes, see their ad in today's issue. It is said that the original movie's “Radiator Springs” setting was inspired by nearby Baxter Springs.
Attention all street urchins, Miami Little Theatre will be auditioning for “Oliver!” on July 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. in the MLT Building. The musical is famous for the songs, “Consider Yourself” and “Food Glorious Food.” It will require a large, young cast to play orphans. The play is based on Charles Dickens' “Oliver Twist” and will be directed by Pamela Catt.
You can purchase 2017-18 MLT season memberships this Monday, June 19 for only $30. This is a bargain, so you'll probably want to buy two or three! Drop by the MLT Building next door to the Coleman Theatre at 6 p.m. The sale is good for one hour. If you can't make it, call 918-961-1124 that evening and the price will still be honored.
Next year's shows include “Oliver!,” “A Christmas Carol,” “The Haunting of Hill House,” “Sylvia,” and the junior version of “The Little Mermaid.”
Tulsa will be one of 19 cities to host auditions for ABC's “American Idol.” The date of Sept. 1 has been announced. A few years ago, local singer James Redden made it to Hollywood, where he was eliminated. You can now see him perform as one of the Showmen on the Showboat Branson Belle.
Did you know that Hillary Scott, lead singer of Lady Antebellum was passed over during her audition for “American Idol” before she made it big?
I have been admiring the beautiful planters downtown this spring on my way to work. They are the handiwork of Anita Smith of SunKissed Floral.
A boy goes to confessional and tells the priest he has been with a girl of loose morals.
“That's a grievous sin,” the priest says. “Tell me: was it Mary O'Hara?”
“Was it Kate Dannaher?”
“Was it Kathleen McGonigle?”
“No, Father. I don't want to say who it was.”
Later, as the boy leaves the church, he sees a friend, who asks him, “How'd it go?”
He answers, “Well, I got ten Hail Marys, five Our Fathers...and three great leads.”
Bill showed the damaged remains of his luggage to his attorney and said, “I want to sue the airline.” His lawyer replied, “I see, but you don't have much of a case.”
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