Valentine's Weekend and Our
Hearts Belong to Montrose
FEBRUARY 13, 1987 / MONTROSE VOICE 19
Around Town by Elroy Forbes
Montrose Voice Social Director
a Friday the 13th
It's here, Friday the 13th! And we get
another one in March. For those too
superstitious to go out, Channel 13 is
running "Friday the 13th" weekend
movies just for you.
We also have some birthday people.
Larry Frazier of the Venture-N says
it's fun to play Count Dracula without
any teeth. Rock 'n Horse's Darlene
Even Babs Monroe, Robby Roberts and
many other legends performed and
brought the total up to $1,316.80.
Thank you Robin for all that you have
given to our community. Those who
wish to contribute may mail checks
made out to Robin Gibson, in care of
Dayle Everts Barber Styling, 940
Heights, Houston, TX 77008.
□ AIDS Alley Gala
Due to our change in printing schedules,
here is the late report on the Alley
Betsy Steve and Becky
says, "each year my bust keeps getting
bigger." Man about town Troy Maniard
says nothing at all. Darlene informed
me that Boobie Rock, like the Phoenix, will rise again. This time the Westheimer nightspot will be Club
At any rate, take care, it is Friday the
□ Good News for Robin
It was a long, but a great, show. Becky
and Betsy pulled out all the stops to host
Robin Gibson's benefit at The Ranch.
There were half price specials, tons of
people, and many costumes. Everyone
was there: Ed, Marty, Francine, Chuck,
Ditsy, Mike, Buddy, Gene, Leon, Timeless Taffeta's John and David, Walter
Strickler, Steve Shimer, Buzz, John,
Rene, and Ted.
Artists David Sims, Maurice Davis
and I donated paintings for the door
prize along with Diamond M's festive
hat, shirt, handmade belt and many
other wonderful things.
A delegation from Jolly Rogers,
The Colts, TGRA, Happy Hour Daddys Revue and most everyone Robin
has worked with were represented. "It
was a wonderful benefit," Ron Sioux
and Patsy Kline mentioned, "because
Robin was not only able to be there, but
There were many great moments. The
Ranch's Jimmy performed. The Whore
House Girls did "Leader of the Pack,"
"Lollipop" and may other fun '50s tunes
and brought down the house. Miss Lila
did her own exotic strip that brought
back many memories.
But the vision of Robin in magnificent silver gray gown brought tears and
many to their feet. Everyone worked
well and long on this outstanding show.
Benefit for AIDS Foundation Houston.
Blow-ups of AIDS articles and graphs
were displayed in the theater. A wonderful buffet and wine tasting was furnished by Jackson Hicks of Jackson &
Co. Catering. Spearheading the event
was Michael Fultz and lovely Beth
Romney. Del McGee was with "Offshore" Kim Seguin who is planning to
host popular Bostonian, Richard Bourbon in late Feburary. Also spied were
Curtis Dickson, David Murphy, Hyatt
Regency's Bruce Pelgar, realtors Rick
Kittrell and Jerry Blum. On different
nights, city officials Lance Lalor and
Eleanor Tinsley also joined the 300 others. The Galleon's Jay Allen was so
swept away by the Cast that he invited
them over to The Spindletop for cocktails and later to the Galleon. Some
$15,000 was grossed at the Alley and
many people gave additional money.
a Out and About
Baba Yega is donating 30% of everything taken in Valentine's Day weekend as a donation to the AIDS
Foundation. Many employees are also
donating wages and tips. An unusual
leather and barbed wire floral arrangement will be auctioned. Paul Aguilar, a
former Houston resident who died of
AIDS Feb. 8 in San Antonio, created the
unique bouquet. Aguilar formerly
worked at Touch of Leather.
The Montrose Country Cloggers
start dance classes Feb. 18 at the Brazos River Bottom. Tuition is $25 per
February 17 is Ripcord's Prime Choice Contest for hunks over 40. Colt 45's
Darrell Buter is entered. Not bad.
Houston Council of Clubs is working on "I_ret Us Entertain You" weekend
for March 6-8.
Basic Brothers got the swimwear
out at the same time they put out the
Mardi Gras costumes.
Pot Pie is really packing them in.
They still have the 24-hour full service
menu, but the pot pie specials are great.
Try the macaroni, cheese and ham.
The Venture-N will be celebrating
Valentine's Day all day. That's right.
from opening 'til closing.
Miss Alabama is featured at the new
Kilroy's has Mardi Gras accessories.
I don't know how long gloves work with
At Missouri Street Gallery, 1006
Missouri, Artists Choice continues
through Feb. 27. Itisanexhibitofworks
by members of the Montrose Art
Alliance. Call 526-6336. Onwaugh.
1306 Waugh, works by painter Al Billings and metalsmith Mike Moore continue through March 11.
Other Valentine events include The
611 Breakfast Club's pajama party
starting at 10:00 a.m.Stone Soup, the
AIDS food bank will officially open at
the McAdory House Saturday at noon.
This cupboard will be the place for depositing food for distribution to people
The AIDS Foundation Houston, the
Zoo, several local entertainers and concerned individuals arre sponsoring a
benefit to establish a dedicated burial
fund for AIDS victims. Many well
known entertainers will perform both
nights this weekend from 9:00 p.m.-1:00
a.m. All performers are donating their
time and services. All tips are going to
the benefit. The club is donating proceeds from sales. A $2 donation is
Of Course We're
All Day—All Night
Saturday, Feb. 14
with Valentine Drink Specials
2923 Main 522-0000
requested. A carnival and yard sale will
begin at 7:00 a.m. Saturday with all proceeds going to AFH.
Have a safe and happy Valentine's
Day. Until next Friday, see you Around
United Press International
The first and sometimes only sign that a
person has AIDS is not an infection but
a neurological problem, researchers
AIDS dementia, a complex of neurological, motor and behavior problems,
often appear in patients before any of
the opportunistic infections that result
from AIDS, said Dr. Bradford Navia.
Furthermore, Navia wrote in the
American Medical Association's
Archives of Neurology, many AIDS
patients with dementia never develop
other infections despite having no
immune system to fight them.
Navia, of the Memorial Sloan-
Kettering Cancer Center in New York,
described 29 cases of patients at risk for
AIDS who exhibited dementia either
before or in the absence of other AIDS
symptoms. Upon further examination,
six were otherwise healthy and the fest
exhibited a mild form of AIDS-related
"Over half of these patients," Navia
said, "either survived for five to 16
months or died without exhibiting systematic manifestations of AIDS."
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