strength of character needed to mold
such an athletic body and dedicate it to
True, I very rarely review dance. That
is on ly because I do not enjoy telling you
about things you cannot relish because
they have already closed
Hopefully, the Wortham will mean
longer runs for artists like Mary
McKendry, Rachel Jonell Beard, Janie
Parker, Kerri McClatchy and Marcie
Ryken-Lewis. You can then rush right
out and see Kenneth McCombie, Paul
LeGros, Michael Barriskill and Dorio
Perez any time of the year. For now, that
dream only comes true at Christmas.
You can, if you move quickly, see them
alternating lead roles right now! Don't
There was once an American woman.
Someone told her mother that she was
living a lesbian lifestyle. She told the
authorities. The woman was picked up
off the street, not allowed to return horn
and hustled off to the mental ward.
There was once a bar named the
Black Cat. It was right across the street
from the jail to which most gay men
were taken. They had an entertainer
named Jose. EJ very night at closing time
he would lead all of the customers outside to sing one song. The gay prisoners
heard it and took heart.
Meanwhile other gay people were
forming committees and starting to
publish newsletters. That had never
been done before in America. You see,
all this was before what we now think of
as the beginning of our gay rights
movement—the riots following the
police raid on the Stonewall Inn.
What else happened back then? What
inspired them? What frustrated them?
These things happened to people who
are still very much alive. Yet many gay
men and lesbians have little touch with
DECEMBER 24, 1986 / MONTROSE VOICE 13
Richard, Rod Serling. 26—Steve Allen,
Alan King, Maurice Utrillo. 27—
Marlene Dietrich, Tovah Feldshuh,
Sydney Greenstreet. 28—F.W. Murnau,
Manuel Puig. Maggie Smith. 29—Elsa
Gidlow, Gelsey Kirkland, Marv Tyler
Moore. 30—Bo Diddley, Bert Parks,
"Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel."—Oscar
levant (born Dec. 27).
Merry Christmas, Baby! (Arena, 28)—
blues by BR. King. ONO!
Before Stonewall (Channel 8, 28,
Outlaw Comics Get Religion (Comedy
A Wedding Day Portrait of the Brennan family (left to right): Marietta
Marich as Margaret, Wyman Pendleton as Paul, Marilyn Mclntyre as
Belle. Sarah Hill as Joan and Judith Helton as Emily in the Alley
Theatre's Arena Stage production of "The Marriage of Bette and Boo"
which runs through Jan. IH
these roots. We are not conveniently
born to members of the same minority
group. Our parents cannot tell us about
the old days. Documentary films can
take up the slack and help keep us from
repeating the bad parts of our history
while savoring the good.
The award winning "Before Stonewall" does just that. It'll be on Channel
8 this week.
Stand up comedians Bill Hicks, Steve
Epstein, Ron Shock and John Farnetti
have been banned from appearing in
various nightclubs because their material is so controversial. Paul Willietthas
booked them into his Comedy Workshop for one night only this week.
Have you seen the juried art show of
outdoor wreaths hanging on the River
Oaks shopping center? Or the interna
tional trees at the Museum of Fine Arts?
Or the dinosaur trees at the Museum of
On Tuesdays and Wednesdays,
tickets to either Trelawney of the
"Wells," or The Marriage of Bette and
Boo are half price at the Alley.
Christmas Eve! Christmas! St. Stephen
goes Boxing! Channukah! Then only
three days to recuperate before New
B'days: 24—Cab Calloway, Ava
Gardner. 25—Quentin Crisp. Little
New Year's Eve
Lou Ann Miles
& Art Yelton
with Male Dancers
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