xt7kpr7msd7h https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7kpr7msd7h/data/mets.xml Lexington, KY Pride Community Services Organization 199910 This collection contains newsletters produced by the Lexington, Kentucky based Pride Community Services Organization. Included are publications from the organization through multiple name changes, such as LinQ magazine (July 2013-2016); the GLSO (Gay and Lesbian Services Organization) News (August 1986-June 2013); the GSO (Gay Services Organization) newsletter (1979-July 1986). Accession number 2016ms055. newsletters  English Pride Community Services Organization Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Pride Community Services Organization publications LGBTQ community--Kentucky LGBTQ culture LGBTQ newspapers Gay men Lesbians Bisexual people Transgender people Sexual minorities Gender identity Drag culture GLSO News, October 1999 text GLSO News, October 1999 1999 2019 true xt7kpr7msd7h section xt7kpr7msd7h i .
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Lexington Men's Chorus Carnegie Songwriter Series Take Back The Night
10th Anniversary Season The next concert in the Carnegie October is Domestic Violence
Rehearsals began Sept 9th for Songwriter Series will be held Friday, Awareness Month. The YWCA
the 10th Anniversary Season for the October isi at 7130 P-m' at the Spouse Abuse Center and several
Lexington Men‘s Chorus. LMC start- Carnegie Center for Literacy and other agencies will be hosting the
ed small with 18 original members Learning in downtown Lexington, Tenth Annual Take Back the Night
and gave two performances that first 251 W- 2nd Si- A $5 suggested Rally 0” Sunday, Oct.10 at Triangle
season: a bowling banquet awards donation is payable aiihe d00r- Park in Downtown Lexington. The
dinner and the opening of the Mercer This evening Wiii feature perfor- Empowerment Expo, an expansion
County Library. We have definitely mances by two artists celebrating the of previous rally, will begin at 4 pm.
taken root and blossomed since release of their debut CDs. Karen with music from Delicious Trip
then. Scalt is a singer-songwriter from Attendance and Mother Jane.
This season under the direction Lexington. Her songs are intelligent, Vendors and local agencies will set
of Dawn Coon with accompaniment evocative and cut with an acoustic- up booths; t-shirts‘ posters;Y and food
by Loren Tice, 35 men will perform alternative edge. Her forthcoming CD will also be available.
three major concerts. December 11 is entitled Circle. The rally Wi" begin at 6 pm With
and 12 will rind the men "Home for Bliss McCain, a duo from keynote speaker Barbara Smith, an
the Holidays.“ The Tenth Anniversary Oklahoma plays a brand 0i acousti- author and activist for human justice
Gala is April 14 and 16 and we plan countryesque-rock-pop that iS from Albany, New York. Ms. Smith,
to make it a festive occasion. The uniquely their 0Wh- Their Originals an African American feminist, was
annual Pride concert, June 17 and are "strong and catchy With a dash 0i one of the founders of Kitchen Table
18, is titled "Our Voices Win quirkiness and lots of harmony". Press. (more about Ms. Smith on
Freedom." Each concert this year BOih CD'S Wi" be available at the per— page 2) Local community leaders will
will contain favorite songs from the formance. also speak. The annual march, can-
last ten years as well as commis- A“ Open mic SGSSiOh iS sched- dlelight vigil and speak out will follow.
Sions of new works commemorating uled 70’ 9330 Songwriters may sign The goal of the evening is to
our anniversary. LMC is also partici- up for it at the event, beginning at educated the continued on page2
pating in the citywide MilleniaSpan; a 7:00. Performers for upcoming con» 7 ,
program sponsored by Lexington certs are selected from open mic per—
Arts and Cultural Council to cele- tormances and CD submissions. For , , , 4 , ..
brate the arts in Lexington. more info call the Carnegie Center at .
In July, LMC will join 120 other 254-9964 or WWW~ierrakin-00m-
Gay and Lesbian choruses from 3
around the world at Festival 2000 in
San Jose California These festivals
happen every Continued on page2 . .

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W four years. The 1996 festival in community about the effects of
- wtgti~ Tampa attracted 90 choruses and indi- domestic violence, rape, and murder
“*m’\’\:::;\\;: viduals, over 6,000 people from all on all our lives. Gay and Lesbian rela-
at”:jz§sfi:g over the US, Canada, England, tionships are not immune from this
ge‘shebfi‘s‘ France, Australia, Germany and many violence. What we learn in our tami-
ngsitkqs other countries. For about nine days ly’s of origin, we too often pass on to
fitigggséfi» there were performances by the cho- others. The vigil and speak out will
/ ”10,5, ruses, and by "festival choruses" that serve as a means to pay homage to
‘ L574“ $1“? get together and rehearse on site. survivors of violence and share the
is} Everybody's a performer -- in the ele- power of solidarity. For more into.
' vators, in the restaurants, in the air- contact LeTonia Jones at 233-9927.
ort. Everybody's proud and expres- ,
The GLSO News give and generous and kissy. WOW" Writers Conference
V01-14 Issue 10 You get to hear and sing a lot of October fimb Rmser
Published Monthly by great music; there was DOD stuff, diSCO Noted African-American feminist
arrangements, classical stuff, original scholar and lesbian author, Barbara
SOHQS. A'DS memorials, and some 0‘ Smith, will be featured at the tall event
The Lexington Gay the funniest moments I've ever seen of the Kentucky Women Writers
Lesbian Service on a stage. At'the festival in Tampa, Conference on October 9. The event
Harvey FierSteini Maya Angelou and will be held from 1:30 to 5:45 pm. at
Organization Ann Hampton Callaway showed Up: The Carnegie Center for Literacy and
who knows who N be in San Jose. Learning, 251 West Second Street In
321 Second St. if yOU‘ve been to a March on Lexington. Registration is $40 for
Washington, YOU know hOW empower- adults and $15 for students and
ing it is to be in the majority for a seniorg
Editors: Change. GALA festivals are like that, Barbara Smith in her work as a
CNN they're specmcally arts—oriented critic, teacher, activist, lecturer and
Mary Crone (hence more fun and expressive) and publisher, was among the first to
Peter Taylor they last for days and days. Visit the define an African-American women’s
Web site at WWW-galachorusescrg, or literary tradition and to build black
the Lexington Men's Chorus home women's studies and black feminism
GLSO Annual Dues page at www.lmcky.org in the United States. She offers a
and Newsletter: $15 T0 become a member 0f the fresh approach to discussing complex
Dues and Newsletter for Men's Chorus YOU CION't have 10 be social issues, especially racism and
Couples: $20 able to read music or have musical other types of bigotry. She will read
experience if YOU W0U|d like more from her work as 1:30 and join a panel
information contact David at 231 -0090 discussion at 230,
Opinions expressed in the GLSO News are or Wayne at 887-1325 At 3:45 concurrent Write-On-the-
those of the authors and don't necessarily All concerts are in the Singletary Spot Workshops begin. Choose from
3mg: ”‘0“ 0f the GLSO Boa’d- Recital Hall. Tickets are being sold Self—Publishing Success, Creative
ons are ”mm “d become“ through the Singietary Center Ticket Writing for the Radio, Starting from
”0"?“ 0f the GLSO' The 51"“ reserves Office 257-4929 Season Tickets $30 2 - p
the right to edit submissions and advertise- _' ero, Usmg erformance to lEkplore
ments as we” as the right to reiect any sub— adults, $25 senior or student and $15 Literature, Creative Writing, Writing for
missions or advertisements. child are available by calling Shelby at Performance, Filmmaking, and Writing
231-0090 Practice.
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: Fall Indiegrrl Tour deepening relationship between a Fay Dunaway, and theemended tarni;
_ lndiegrri, a national organization "mothers helper" and a woman recov- iy go through a period of upheaval that
' of female, independent musicians is arm from a nervous breakdown. it may foreshadow the issues of other
| promoting two indiegrrl affiliated you would like, join Interweave for an families if this form of genetic predic-
’ shows in Lexington this October. all church potluck around noon (bring tion ever becomes a reality. Rosie
: The Fall lndiegrrl Tour arrives at a vegetable or dessert to share). O’Donnell has a small role as
_ Regina's Club Cafe, 116 N. Upper October i0 is. Solidarity Sunday Jennifer’s friend.
Street on Wednesday, October 6th at and .Rev. Cain Will be focusing on ‘ This movie does a fine job of
8pm. Featured performers include Lesbigaytrans issues in the service, bringing up those issues that often are
Lexington‘s own, \Mshing Chair; Red After the service we'll revisit gay histo- under the surface in our families. We
Letter Day from Salisbury, MD; Leah- ry wrth "Stonewall." This fictional will have a discussion and reception
. Carla Gordone from Woodstock, NY; drama combines likeable characters, a following these films. We would like to
- Stephanie Gieit from NY; and Vivian great soundtrack, and an important thank imperial Flowers and Gifts for
, Slade from Nashville, TN. The tickets moment in the gay rights movement. sponsoring this production. Parking is
. are on sale now at Regina's $6 in Pizza will be served during this video free in the lot behind the Library;
, advance and $8 the day of show. (donations accepted to cover costs). please join us.
3 Seats are limited and a sold out show Discussion will follow each film.
‘- is expected. Everyone is invited to this free event. Social Concepts
On Thursday, October 7th, For more information, call Davina at You are invited to join Social
l \Mshing chair will be performing with 2716174 or artemis427@yahoo.oom. Concepts at Reginas Monday night,
their uests, The Seattle Women, at OCt' 4 for Kareoke. Come prepared
l Cheagside Bar and Grill in downtown [XVEPSITY FLMS to sing ori‘ust to listen. On October 23,
Lexington. Seattle Women includes If you are still wanting more gay we are planning an outing to Keenland
l songwriter and lndiegrrl founder Holly themed movres . after . watching for dinner and races Bring a chair if
| Figuerora, actress and singer Kate inteniveave’s selections, icin Diversity you want to besure ofa seat because
_ Hart and, Kathi MacDonald, who has Films for a free viewing of two recent on nice fail days it gets crowded. Cali
f performed with such legends as the “If”: orgiuncttay, Olgt 2'4 i: the theaxr Ginger for more into. (389-7698)
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. $3223 Tsrfggjsrhjfm'f $3; :2: will start at 1:10 wmi the recent docu- mveme rem MNGFIT
l formers will start their show at 10 pm mentary After Stonewal. This 1999 m tow: 5Y0“! Love
‘- no cover charge. CD'S will be available film does a great job of reviewing our Chelsea Paige of Sista—Z-Sista
I for purchase at both shows. history from 1969 to the present. Do Productions has finally returned! She
} Indiegrrl website: www.|n diegrrl. com not confuse this film with the equally is putting a show together that you will
good documentary Before Stonewall, not want to miss. On Wednesday,
' IMfiRWéAVG which has been out for a number of October 20, at 9 pm at Club 141.
I Join lntennieave for a short film years. . .. Chelsea hopes to bring to the stage
| festival Sunday, October 3 and 10. At 2:45 we will show The Twrlight the stunning, Maya Montana, Ms. Gay ‘
i Films begin at approximately 1230 of the Golds, staring Brendon Fraser America 98, as well as Kelli Matthews,
| pm. in the 4_5 classroom of the as a'gay man WhOS SISteB played .in Community news continued page 4
: Unitarian Universalist Church. Jennifer Beals, gets pregnant at“ d's‘ Psetake note, Movable :: t : 1
| October 3, we'll show "Losing We“ through advanced genetic test- in great need 0* (“V35 9V9'Y
Chase" starring Helen Mirren and Kyra ing that her Chnd M“ be gay. The par- evening *0 deliver "0‘ meals. '
l Sedgwick. This drama focuses on a ents, played by Garry Marshall and Please VO'UTIW Call 3524857

 a.mis~,i,mgm.z‘«i" Monroe of Lexington, and Taylor
trimmfiwflwtfiw‘fiwg Brice also of Lexington. made for the
Ms. Kentucky Universe. Everyone Welcome! best Miss Gay Lexington to date.
The show's entertainers includes, Congratulations to 1st runner—
LaToya Bacall, Eden Towers, Clarissa "Leather and Lace” up, Taylor Brice and the new Miss
Cumberland, Rayna Starr and morell All Hallows Eve Ball 99 Gay Lexington, LaToya.
This is a show not to be missed! Friday, Oct 29 th “Leather and
Lace" Ball will be sponsored by the (flplteh’a Cumminga
Book Discussion Group Bluegrass Empire and hosted by the ‘llfimm of Clout {Ball ‘99
Anyone interested in forming a Phoenix on Main St. Donations for $1,500 was received in dona-
Book Discussion Group, focusing on admittance will be asked at the door. tions at the Bluegrass Empire’s 18th
LesBiGayTrans issues, please con- Expect an evening of hot men, warm Annual Julie Vaughn Memorial
tact Charlie @ 389-9352. A prelimi- leather, and sparkling masquerade. Closet Ball held Sept 16at Club 141.
nary meeting will be arranged to Special guests and performers to be Empress 18, Eden Towers, and a
hash the whole thing out as far as announced. For more information host of Empire Divas graced the
meeting time, place, etc. A facilitator look for flyers or contact the Empire event with Taylor Bryce serving as
can bechosen for each book (Fiction at bluegrassempire@HotMail.com. Major Domo and Michael Yarnell a
or Non~Fiction) which we decide to Make your plans for this Halloween back stage whip! Randy Powell lent
be worthy for our intellectual grist. event to benefit the charities of the his considerable verbal virtuosity to
Since I work fora large indepen- Bluegrass Empire. the mic while the staff of 141 sup-
dent bookstore, I can usually arrange plied the mixology, lights and sound.
for appropriate discounts. Trust me m. Km BEE The enthusiaic crowd included
(where have you heard that before?), Eight men competed in the first guests traveling from as far as
I am not suggesting new ways for Mr. Kentucky Bear Contest. Duane Nashville to attend the festivities.
you to spend your money. Williams from Indianapolis was One of several reasons for such
Also, be on the lookout for the named Mr. Kentucky Bear 1999. an outpouring of generosity was the
new Jim Grimsley book, Comfort and Bryan Hager from Lexington was return of Drag Legend Erica Vaughn.
Joy, for a good read, as usual He's named first runner up and Scott Ms. Vaughn, in a flash of rainbow
an excellent writer, and you will enjoy Perry from Lexington was named sequins, stalked the crowd like a
reading his books. I love the believ- second runner up. We want to thank hungry Leopard, giving an in-your-
ability he brings to his characters. the contestants, all of whom were face performance of Tina Turner’s
winners in our eyes. A special “The Bitch is Back!" She returned in
E Lipstil‘g Katine thanks to Craig Byrnes, Mr. the second half to pony her way
Crossings and Ebony Male pre- International Bear 1999, for hosting through a very Nancy Sinatra-esque
sentfll Lipsfickmvicw featuring Miss and being the MC of the contest. version of the current hit “History
Ashley Kruiz, Miss National 98-99. $146.00 was collected for the Repeating". This Diva had returned
This event will be on Wed, October Fayette County AIDS Program. to her natural elementgégd let the
13, 9 pm. at Crossings. We are ask- crowd have it. She was definitely
ing a $3 Donation. Other talents LaToya BaCall Wins B.A.C.Kl
include: Rayna Starr, Sundae Miss Gay Lexington Janelle Claiborne stepped up
Delarouge, Natashia Colbey, Friday, Sept. 10th, Lexington's next to deliver a devastating onitwo
Roxanne Cole, Chelsea Paige, Black Butterfly captured the crown of punch wrth richly traditional rendition
Tuesday Delarouge, Divinna Litrell, Miss Gay Lexington. LaToya BaCall of two well known standards. In high
Karen Kollett, Chi Chi Rodrigurz, was among five entertainers hoping curly hair and black beaded “sheaf,
Tiffany Andrews, Clarissa to earn this prestigious title. Crystal she, belted out Patti lZaBelles When
Cumberland and LaToya BaCall. Diamond of Lexington, Danielle you ve been Blessed to an audience
Proceeds to benefit AlDS Devane of Bowling Green, Maya of admires old and new. Her second
Medication Fund and AVOL. w-contmued 0'7 P3985
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 )r Love Aunt Charlie, frunnitngtaiavayf tahbe-with girts. lt’: a bus station and swapped the old
, er 5 re c o e imagina ion, ut man's heirloom, some kind of a
e Regagiiiggn:;evzibgngsid it? supposedly a divine man advised Verge pocket watch, in exchange for .
-_ ' that Aunt Charlie was too intelligent a one way ticket to the furthest point
3 Aunt Charlie is coming to town. to be a girl, which was why she acted in the North or the West direction.
Every seven years she shows up and like a boy and it was best to pray and She needed to go where nobody
the entire family goes loco. Her sis- whip it out of her. knew her or anything about her.
ters are always happy to see her, but Aunt Charlie protests that a The station attendant combined
before long there will be a huge fight. spanking that leaves all your clothes the directions and when the last bus
_ Some family members don't like Aunt in shreds and your body covered with stopped, Aunt Charlie was in
h Charlie and won’t come around when blood dripping welts is a beating. Whatcom County, Washington. She
1' she visits. They can't bear to hear She still has scars. They all do. Aunt figured she had made a decent trade
another horror story or witness the Charlie said that she didn’t have to for an old broken watch. That was in
at pain it causes the sisters. They blame run away to be with girls, she did it to 1945.
3 her for trying to make a perfectly nor- hold on to her sanity. if their uncle Nobody heard from her for 20
; mal family look bad. Others of us have had not kept finding her, she would years and nobody tried to find her.
a a need to know the stories and we be in Nova Scotia with a woman Aunt Charlie said wasn’t no needed
t welcome the warm hugs and sincere named ‘TT‘. And she wasn’t the one to find her because she wasn’t lost.
3 presence. This love hate relationship dorng the stealing; their moma’s She just needed a little time to stay
_ has been going on since forever. other mind was the one that made sober and out of jail and in one bed
CharleSelena "Aunt Charlie" her take things. it was probably the long enough to call it her own. She
1- was born December 31’ 1929, in the other mind that poisoned their daddy. finally did come home in 1964. The
. hills of Peelow, KY. Both she and her Or the man they called daddy. family had moved to town. Her
’ twin sister, CharleSalaa, were next to Aunt Charlie found out that he youngest sister, bless her soul, she
I the last of six children born in a five really wasn’t nobody’s daddy or hus- had been in the peace and love
. year time span. CharleSala died band. One day she plans to tell that movement until a steady fix of heroin
’ when she was 11 years old. The sis- to her sisters. But it can wait till they had carried her to the other side for
i ters say that it was the bad well water stop suspecting her as the one who ever after. The sisters said that was
t that caused the Diphtheria that took spiced-up his coffee. The whole about when their mother started slip-
_ her life. Aunt Charlie said it was the drama should be a matter for the law ping away to some mind disease. it
; too big of a baby from their daddy (ora fiction book), but all of them say might have been Alzheimer's.
I that killed her twin sister. And if she it‘s a family matter and they take care Aunt Charlie showed up right on
I could find where her moma buried it of their own. Anyway, it all happened time. The sisters needed the watch
. in the woods, she would give the so long ago that there is no reason to for the inevitable burial of their moth-
; child a decent burial. bring the law into it now. er. And since she had so much expe-
I The sisters say that Aunt Charlie "Let the dead rest and leave it in rience with the law and knew so
. goes loose in the head when she the Lord’s hands", that’s what their much about everything, itwas heriob
" tells that story and she doesn’t uncle always said. to find out why the government
remember right. But none of them A copy of their daddy’s death wouldn’t give their moma the pension
' can answer her question why certificate is in Aunt Charlie's wallet. and the land that was due to her from
’ nobody else got Diphtheria when The cause of death is listed as a sud- their daddy. The next day Aunt
I they all drank water from the same den heart attack. The tattered piece Charlie paid for a burial plot then
t well. The subject usually gets of paper is her reassurance that he caught the next bus back to
changed to how Aunt Charlie is being really is dead. The day of his funer- Washington.
1 childish because of all the spankings at, Aunt Charlie missed the service She came back again in 1971,
t she got for trying to be grown --steal- and walked to town with a paper sack and she was on a mission to pull the
l ing and drinking and smoking and full of her belongings and a $10 bill family together. All four of the sisters
from her moma. She stopped a the continued on page 7
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,Lff ‘999. j fl -, l Sovereign Imperial Court of the Bluegrass for making
>5. .T,.:_j.fi“: j. ‘ 7;; 5.5 us one of their major charities for the year 1998—1999.
55;; ‘_ :2, " 1 r 3» " E_ , They have just sent us a donation for $3,000 which
IeffSauerandDenmsSmtsman Chad's Perkins will go a long way in paying our rent over the next
it “a.“iIT“"f"'*-"'a“‘ T "or K h year. The Court has a long history of supporting
Samal'lowardbfich Sig: Wl ‘y 1;? jgjjsg. Phoerx causes in the lesbigaytrans community and beyond.
l’eter '13! yior Ginge rMOO re a it?” aneMin d. er 311:3? also to all of you that regularly attend their
-‘£_"=‘-s~ , .~,‘<;-‘ ‘ 5 , . .- The Lexington Men’s Chorus has also made a
l KElthFerrellandTammyBar Ila“ ' “ hndaLaPorte major pledge of $600 with an addition amount coming
: f ,. 3 fig fromafund raiser they will hold later this year. If they
I MaryCrone ; humbrew and‘kltfttisywolak. g do a benefit drag show again, be sure to put it on your
j}"[i:f.g'f~.,, f- , . .j , .- I '. calendar. It is an... unusual and entertaining evening.
MTWiiliamsBen SmithandMark Walks-egg The Gay Lesbian Service Organization has
j::_' :7}; _. x . ' :“ . ,1" . 1 1 l pledged $1,200to the Pride Center account which we
303319 R°Y59M3Fl°nAUStm Jaw“ Parker. ,. raise through Act Out Production, the Pink Pages,
;-. .‘»' ,_ 1- _ 1 , and other events. We thank all of you in the commu-
i ,1.3mChandler:attdji‘errfy'_lffulirn§gg; Janet Wheeler“, nity who attend our events and buy pride items. You
. -_ ,‘j‘ ,‘ ‘ , help make the Pride Center possible.
{1; Jennifer‘CFOSSEn'end IoahC’allahan. ‘ Wendi “Hall 3 i We will be soliciting pledges from other organi-
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l RobinMaley ‘Tonxeflulgettland Bill'tbgatis ‘ l sharing your funds with us. I know we are all in need
A ‘ , , ' 1"} j 5 .1 g of financial support. The Pride Center is now paying
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 number was the knockout blow and w-comlnuedfrommos came back, Zora hugged her one
perennial favorite “I’m not going". visited the graves of their youngest day and shot at her the next day; all
She stomped, she beat the air, she sister, their mother, and because Aunt Charlie said that one
fell exhausted and triumphant. If any CharleSalaalt. It seemed that they of her kids looked just like their
number this evening should have had made a peace pact, but it didn’t uncle. it seemed like an innocent
been filmed and saved for future last but a couple of days. A hell enough statement to everybody but
generations, this was the one! storm of a fight broke out about visit- Zora. She kept screaming indeci-
Jenelle Claiborne is a drag treasure. ing the old man’s grave. Things got pherable words huddled in a corner
By special invitation of Emperor said that finally gave the children a and pulling at her hair. The police
Kevin Fillips, Sir Dean Tippins turned clue about the blank that had been came and took the gun, but they did-
up the heat on a crowd already in their mothers’ early years. Those n‘t arrest anybody. An ambulance
awe of the nights performers. Dean sisters started throwing dishes and took Zora to the county hospital. The
gave a grinding rendition of “I want shoes and wigs and whatever else doctor said she was having the delir—
your Sex", in a white t-shirt, tight was at hand. A couple of windows ium tremens or d.t.’s from too much
blue jeans, and leather chaps! Mr. got knocked out and somebody liquor. She was back home by the
Tippins proved himself an audience called the cops. end of the week, her sisters said that
pleaser and we hope to see him Then the damnedest thing hap- they would take care of her.
return toa Courtfunction as soon as pened. Those four sisters joined The whole scene made a bad
those chaps cool down. Thank you forces and convinced the police that impression on Aunt Charlie’s girl-
Dean. the children and them had been friend, who doesn’t visit anymore.
The Five contestants vying for playing a bail game in the house and She said that we were a bunch of
the title “Miss Closet Ball ‘99” were there had been an accident with the SICK people. She told Aunt Charlie
the center piece of the evening. windows. They lied so convincingly that she should stop trying to save us
included were Brian White as Jamie with an effortless calm that it was and stick to being a pharmacist
Alexander performing ”Milla”, damn right spooky. If there hadn’t because it didn’t require miracles.
Michael Vaughn as Shag D. Luv per- been a mess to clean up, no one That woman just didn’t understand
forming “Madonna Mix", Cory would have believed that there had that nothing compares to family.
Dillman as Eve performing "PMDS been a fight. A couple of cousins have been
1 Blues by Dolly Parton, and John After Aunt Charlie left, nobody keeping in contact with Aunt Charlie
Ridenout as Dominatrix performing breathe a word about the buried so that they can write the family his-
“Leather” by Tori Amos. The winner baby, or the old man’s heart death, or tory. The other sisters have threat-
of Closet Ball ‘99, performing “Bitch" the occasions when their daddy was ened to file suit if anything is written
by Meredith Brooks, was Mr. Brian left in charge because the different about them. Maybe they will and
Brook as Ophelia Cummings. minds made their moma wonder off maybe they won’t, time is moving
Congradutlations Ophelia! with a man or a woman for a few forward and it doesn’t make too
The Bluegrass Empire would days. There was something about much difference what they do any-
lke to thank all the contestants, the fight that made Zora, the oldest more. Aunt Charlie is still coming to
sponsors, talent, Club 141, and sister, start guzzling dark liquor and town and she has a lot to talk about.
l spectators for their support without she didn’t let up for years. She had Intercultural Lesbians!
which we could not have had such been the most tolerable of the sis-
an entertaining an charitable suc- ters, but that woman became hateful
cessful evening. Join us Friday, Oct. from sunup to sundown. There ought _
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