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Dancing With Frank

I didn’t know how or why or any of the intricacies of how I ended up growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada in my teenage years. I didn’t ask questions and didn’t even want to know. I wanted to be there and was super excited to be plopped down in the middle of a happin’ place. WOW! What more could a girl of sixteen coming off a small rundown dairy farm in Missouri want in her most formative years. It was Vegas after all. There were only 4 high schools, and one was private. Can you imagine? Now, there is something like 96 high schools. And the strip had hotels with names like the Sahara, the Dunes, the Desert Inn, and the Sands. And Fremont ...

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Blushing On Reba McEntire

It was the spring of 1990 and I was proudly wearing a mullet while sitting my skin-tight, Levi 501 clad ass on a hard, concrete step. I was just about to wrap up my freshman year of college and was working as a stagehand for a Reba McEntire concert. 30 minutes before I had ended 3 hours of hard, manual labor helping unload seven trucks worth of Reba concert gear. I was happy to be sitting, not so happy to be sitting on a hard, concrete step, and flat pissed that I had drawn this job during the concert. I had dreamed of running stage lights or waiting like a panther ready to strike at the sides of the stage for anything the band or ...

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This Bell(e) Didn’t Need Saving

Since this is not a tell-all about anyone other than about myself, I won’t bore you with the tales of the famous people I’ve met and have danced for over the years. But I will tell you about one of my most disappointing and my most surprisingly fun encounters. Both took place at the Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre. Mitchell Brothers is on the corner of Polk and O’Farrell in San Francisco. There are huge murals on the outside walls. One depicts a rainforest while the other has an underwater scene featuring life-size whales and dolphins. When I was a kid, I remember thinking the building was a zoo or an aquarium and that Tommy’s Joynt–a city landmark that had murals depicting busty saloon girls in ...

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