The career of multi-talented performer LILY TOMLIN
spans comedy, stage, television, film, writing and producing. Inspired by early comic pioneers like Lucille Ball, Bea Lillie, Imogene Coca, and Jean Carroll, Tomlin left college to pursue her dream and fine-tune her craft starting in local coffee houses, then moving on to New York landmark clubs, building along the way a strong following. In 1966 she made her television debut on The Garry Moore Show,
and The Merv Griffin Show,
before joining, in 1969, the top-rated cast of Laugh-In
where she rose to national prominence with her characterizations of Ernestine, the irascible telephone operator, and Edith Ann, the devilish six-year-old. She went on to co-write and star in six comedy television specials, and has guest-starred in numerous television shows including Homicide, X-Files, Will and Grace, Murphy Brown,
and The West Wing
and her new show Malibu Country.
1977 brought Tomlin to Broadway with Appearing Nitely
In 1985, Tomlin appeared in Jane Wagner’s critically-acclaimed play, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.
In 1975, Tomlin made her movie debut in Nashville
. She has also appeared in 9 to 5, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, All of Me, Shadows and Fog, Short Cuts, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Player, Flirting With Disaster, Away with Murder, Krippendorf’s Tribe, Orange County, I Heart Huckabee’s, A Prairie Home Companion,
and Pink Panther II.
Some of her numerous honors include: six Emmys, two Tony Awards, two Peabody Awards, a Grammy, and the prestigious Mark Twain Prize
for American Humor.
Saturday, April 13, at 8 P.M. (Doors open at 7 pm) • Paramount Theatre (16th & Glenarm, Denver)ALL SEATS RESERVED:
$45, $65 & $85 Tickets are available at www.tickethorse.com
or by calling 1-866-461-6556. Lily Tomlin Ticket Link
Any Day Now at Cinema Q in Denver
Queer voices. Queer visions. Queer lives. Experience the best in films that cover every angle of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer rainbow through our Cinema Q
program. These stories reveal the loves and losses of individuals who have been coloring the edges of cinema since its inception. 35th Starz Denver Film Festival - November 1st-11th
My pick for the movie you have to see is Any Day Now
with Alan Cumming
in the leading role of Rudy.Any Day Now DIRECTOR:
Travis Fine Producer:
Travis Fine, Kristine Hostetter Fine, Chip HouirihanEditor:
Travis Fine, George BloomCinematographer:
Rachel MorrisonPrincipal Cast:
Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Frances Fisher, Isaac Leyva, Gregg Henry, Jamie Allman, Kelli Williams, Chris MulkeyRudy Donatello
is a flamboyant drag queen, lip-syncing hit tunes at a gay bar in Southern California in 1979 when he meets Paul
, a divorced district attorney. What might have been just a one-night stand turns serious when Rudy finds that his drug-addicted neighbor has abandoned her teenage son, Marco, who has Down syndrome. Though he is broke, Rudy decides to take the child under his wing, and he goes to Paul for legal help. The two men secure temporary custody of Marco, moving in together to prove they can supply a stable environment. What started as a flirtation has suddenly become a family: Marco has brought Rudy and Paul together in a way that brings out the heart in both men. They give the boy the kind of parental attention and guidance he’s never had, and he thrives. But, knowing the prejudice they’d be up against, they lied about the true nature of their relationship at the court hearing, and when authorities discover the two men are lovers, Marco is forcibly taken from them. They must mount an unprecedented legal offensive to try to protect Marco from his mother, Family Services, and the world.
Reworking a 30-year-old script by George Arthur Bloom, director Travis Fine
(The Space Between
) has created a moving, sometimes funny period piece driven by character, not cause. A strong script and a talented cast provide a platform for a standout performance by Alan Cumming
as Rudy, including his poignant renditions of songs that speak to the couple’s struggles.
This year selection are below.
- Beyond the Walls (Hors les murs) – DIRECTOR David Lambert
- Call Me Kuchu – DIRECTORS Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall
- Gayby – DIRECTOR Jonathan Lisecki
- Intersexion – DIRECTOR Grant Lahood
- North Sea Texas – DIRECTOR Bavo Defurne
- Struck By Lightning – DIRECTOR Brian Dannelly
To learn more about Cinema Q at the Starz Denver Film Festival: click here
One-Man Show Debuts at Wheeler Opera House on January 17Aspen Gay Ski Week
, the nation’s largest and oldest gay ski event, announces that legendary film director, John Waters
, will be performing a one-man “vaudeville” act celebrating his career and obsessions on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Wheeler Opera House (320 East Hyman Avenue)
. The show begins at 7:00 p.m.
“Known for his cult classics Hairspray
and Pink Flamingos
, John Waters’ one-man show will focus on his early negative artistic influences and his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, physical transformation through fashion, and the extremes of the contemporary art world,” said Todd Heimel, board president of Roaring Fork Gay and Lesbian Community Fund.
Reserved seating tickets for this show are $48
, which includes a $3 contribution to the Roaring Fork Gay & Lesbian Community Fund. Special limited seats at $100 include a meet and greet with Waters.
Proceeds from the 36th Annual Aspen Gay Ski Week, an event from Roaring Fork Gay & Lesbian Community Fund, will benefit GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network), the Trevor Project, the Point Foundation, and the local program TEACH (Teachers Empowering Agents of Change), the Western Colorado AIDS Project, the Gender Identity Center of Colorado, as well as local schools of the Roaring Fork Valley.
“There is something for everyone at Aspen Gay Ski Week, even for the non-skier—from nightly parties to the downhill costume contest,” said Heimel. “Aspen offers visitors world renowned restaurants, indulgent spas and first class shopping. We are pulling out all the stops for 2013, continuing to be the premiere GLBT winter travel event.”
To learn more about Aspen Gay Ski Week and to purchase event passes, www.gayskiweek.com
DENVER – The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) in collaboration with Audiovore, a music documentation project, proudly announces “Don’t Look Down,” a new concert series on the rooftop deck of MCA Denver Sunday nights from July 8 to September 2, 2012. “Don’t Look Down” will feature concerts by eight Colorado-based bands, as well as the museum’s drinks, snacks and, of course, breathtaking city views.
“The ‘Don’t Look Down’ series is not only a great way to spend a Sunday summer night in Denver, it supports the museum’s mission by broadening the relationship between the museum and our audiences,” said Sarah Baie, director of programming and chief of fictions, MCA Denver. “Audiovore has put together a wonderfully diverse lineup of Colorado’s most interesting musical acts, while at the same time, we’re extending our hours and vamping up our food and beverage offerings.”
Documented live by Audiovore, each of the hand-picked rooftop concerts will be captured, produced and delivered online at audiovore.us and mcadenver.org. The series will highlight Colorado’s incredibly rich and diverse music scene as it contributes to the state’s contemporary arts landscape.
“We are thrilled to be working with MCA Denver to bring great musicians to the museum’s enchanting rooftop cafe and make videos of those performances available to everyone,” says Erin Roberts, curator of the program for Audiovore.
At 5:30–7PM, on July 8, 15, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26; and September 2. Initial lineup includes Sweet Tooth Meat Tooth (featuring members of Snake Rattle Rattle Snake), Ending People, In the Whale, Zebroids, Bad Weather California, Yawpers and Varlet. Full schedule TBA.
Tickets at $5 will be available for purchase at mcadenver.org or by calling 303 298 7554 x200 • 1485 Delgany Street on the corner of 15th and Delgany. Parking is available across 15th Street from MCA Denver for just $3 after 5PM. Closed on Monday. Admission is $10, $5 for senior sand students. $5 after 5PM every day. MCA Denver offers $1 off admission to visitors who come to the museum via public transportation. Children under the age of 6 are admitted free.
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