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Re:DAMN THE TORPEDOES, FULL SPEED AHEAD
« Reply #330 on: January 30, 2007, 07:15:37 PM »

And one for milestones.
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Re:DAMN THE TORPEDOES, FULL SPEED AHEAD
« Reply #331 on: January 30, 2007, 07:15:48 PM »

We are working on restoring a theatre on our town Square. This talk of political correctness brought to mind a question we have been debating.

The theatre has a "colored" entrance that led to the balcony. (Stairs too narrow to roll down...) Some would like to keep that as part of the historical context of the theatre, others would rather whitewash the past and pretend it never happened. I would be interested in what some of our DR's think.

As someone who LOVES historical buildings--most old buildings, in fact--I would want the "colored" sign kept. Not only is it original, but it's a poignant reminder of a part of American history that we should not forget.
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Re:DAMN THE TORPEDOES, FULL SPEED AHEAD
« Reply #332 on: January 30, 2007, 07:16:34 PM »

I don't have 7 things to say, though, not tonight anyway.
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Re:DAMN THE TORPEDOES, FULL SPEED AHEAD
« Reply #333 on: January 30, 2007, 07:18:16 PM »

B.D. Wong is on TV right now.  Maybe he'll manage to work in a plug for Herringbone on the Law and Order:SVU episode.
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« Reply #334 on: January 30, 2007, 07:18:33 PM »

Oh, it's a repeat.
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Re:DAMN THE TORPEDOES, FULL SPEED AHEAD
« Reply #335 on: January 30, 2007, 07:20:25 PM »

Do you become a Senior God when you hit 5000?  Do i get to join AARP?
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Re:DAMN THE TORPEDOES, FULL SPEED AHEAD
« Reply #336 on: January 30, 2007, 07:20:50 PM »

American Association of Ritualistic Posters?
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Re:DAMN THE TORPEDOES, FULL SPEED AHEAD
« Reply #337 on: January 30, 2007, 07:21:15 PM »

i gues it's time to get it over with.
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« Reply #338 on: January 30, 2007, 07:21:35 PM »

My Golden Post-iversary
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Re:DAMN THE TORPEDOES, FULL SPEED AHEAD
« Reply #339 on: January 30, 2007, 07:22:17 PM »

**Throwing Confetti**
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Re:DAMN THE TORPEDOES, FULL SPEED AHEAD
« Reply #340 on: January 30, 2007, 07:23:26 PM »

***Shooting off Fireworks and tooting a noisemaker***
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« Reply #341 on: January 30, 2007, 07:23:32 PM »

and breaking out the cheerry coke, I hope.
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« Reply #342 on: January 30, 2007, 07:24:17 PM »

Cheery Coke - that's might be a possible product line, no?
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« Reply #343 on: January 30, 2007, 07:26:40 PM »

DR Edi - about the "Colored Entrance" is it a sign or painted on the wall?  I am totally into history too and think it would be interesting to leave it, but if it's a sign it could be removed and perhaps put in a display case with other items from the old days to allow people to see the historical perspective.

Or, you could leave it where it is and put up some sort of plaque or description next to it, explaining the historical significance for those too young to remember
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« Reply #344 on: January 30, 2007, 07:27:10 PM »

Mine is a diet Cheery coke, but it still makes me smile
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« Reply #345 on: January 30, 2007, 07:27:49 PM »

Why to I always forget to forward through the commercials when I'm watching something I recorded on my DVR?
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« Reply #346 on: January 30, 2007, 07:30:28 PM »

Alas, it's too late for the caffeine in Cherry Coke. But I have what's left in the can I was drinking earlier. I am looking at it wistfully.
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« Reply #347 on: January 30, 2007, 07:31:42 PM »

DR Edi - here's a link to the history of the restoration of our Orpheum Theater. It was a $12 million project that was completed in 2001  http://www.orpheumlive.com/history/index.php
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Re:DAMN THE TORPEDOES, FULL SPEED AHEAD
« Reply #348 on: January 30, 2007, 07:32:53 PM »

Skip brought back a luscious fruit tart from his Fine Cooking 2 cooking class today.  Also three different kinds of chicken, and a great blue cheese salad.
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« Reply #349 on: January 30, 2007, 07:33:46 PM »

That sounds very tasty
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« Reply #350 on: January 30, 2007, 07:37:40 PM »

I'm an excellent parallel parker!

2 minutes to Wapner!
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« Reply #351 on: January 30, 2007, 07:39:01 PM »

I like driving. And i am quite good at parallel parking. But i had to do something today that i cannot remember the last time i had to do. I had to parallel park on the left side of a one way street (with parking on both the left and right side of the road).

As i was doing it i realized that i always parallel park on the right side of the road. And it was actually sort of tricky to do it on the left side. Plus there was not too much room to squeez into the spot. But i did it (2 tries).

I still remember the parking test on my driving test. It almost made me fail. Because on the first try i hit the curb. And we were not allowed to hit the curb. But i asked if could try again and got it on the 2nd shot. And he passed me.
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« Reply #352 on: January 30, 2007, 07:40:11 PM »

DR Edi - here's a link to the history of the restoration of our Orpheum Theater. It was a $12 million project that was completed in 2001  http://www.orpheumlive.com/history/index.php

Thanks so much, Cillaliz!

I am collecting notes about successful and unsuccessful restoration efforts, mainly regarding the programming of such theatres.

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« Reply #353 on: January 30, 2007, 07:41:56 PM »

Thanks for all the feedback about the entrance. I think they shouldn't whitewash our history, so to speak, but give it some context. I will do some research and see if there is a tasteful way to handle it. The "colored only" sign has been gone for a long time, but the entrance remains.
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« Reply #354 on: January 30, 2007, 07:44:36 PM »

Maybe I'll save 5000 for tomorrow, though.

Umm...looks like you didn't. ;)
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« Reply #355 on: January 30, 2007, 07:45:51 PM »

My Golden Post-iversary

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« Reply #356 on: January 30, 2007, 07:46:23 PM »

Just had a little fruit tart to celebrate.
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« Reply #357 on: January 30, 2007, 07:46:33 PM »

Hi DR Edi....   Some years back, I played down at the Rylander Theatre in (I think) Americus, GA.   It has had a nice restoration, and has an organ re-installed back into it.

We have been very fortunate to have a 1927 15-rank Robert Morgan Theatre Pipe Organ donated to the Strand by the Atlanta Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society. I don't know if there was ever an organ installed in this theatre (it was built in 1935) but we're certainly lucky to get this one.

The Rylander is one of the theatres that is always mentioned as a success story. We plan to make a field trip down there to check it out. If we do get our theatre going maybe we can bring you in as a guest performer!
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« Reply #358 on: January 30, 2007, 07:47:24 PM »

Thanks for all the celebratory comments.  i feel like I've arrived...at 5000 posts, anyway.
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« Reply #359 on: January 30, 2007, 07:48:58 PM »

Edi, are you planning to see SISTER ACT while it's at the Alliance in Atlanta?
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