Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Mae West: Grand Opera House

MAE WEST performed in The Lone Star State — — to an appreciative crowd of 1,040 fans — — at the Grand Opera House located at 2020 Postoffice Street, near Galveston's central business district and the historic Strand. Built in 1894, the Grand Opera House is accessible by the island's trolley system.
• • Canadian reporter Ian Robertson writes: Like many such entertainment palaces, it became a vaudeville house after being rebuilt following the 1900 hurricane, then a cinema. Famous performers have included actresses Mae West, Sarah Bernhardt, Helen Hayes, and the Marx brothers.
• • Ian Robertson adds: A derelict, until $8 million and 13 years was spent on its restoration, today it hosts performances by stars such as Willie Nelson. Famous patrons include former U.S. President George W. Bush and his father, ex-President George H. W. Bush, the latter a Houston resident.
• • For an informative, up-beat armchair tour of Galveston, Texas, check out the link below.
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• • Article: "Can't resist Galveston"
• • By: By IAN ROBERTSON, QMI Agency
• • Published in: Toronto Sun — — www.torontosun.com
• • Published on: 2 May 2010

• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
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