February 02, 2007

Lucy-Desi Center to Host Seminar in Nevada

Jamestown, NY – Following successful seminars in both Los Angeles and Jamestown, New York -- the hometown of The Queen of Comedy -- the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center is coming to Boulder City, Nevada, for its third "Legacy of Laughter (LOL)", an interactive celebration and exploration of "The Legacy of Laughter."

On Saturday, March 3, actress, singer, dancer, business executive, director, Broadway star, and Emmy Award-winning producer Lucie Arnaz will moderate a panel of noted individuals who use humor in their personal and professional lives. To date, panelists for the seminar include:

Desi Arnaz, Jr.: vice-president of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center, musician and actor, who, with his wife Amy, currently operates the Boulder City Ballet Company and the Historic Boulder Theatre

Sean Astin: actor (The Goonies, Rudy, Memphis Belle, Lord of the Rings), Academy Award nominated director (Kangaroo Court), and member of the Directors Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

Jim Dunnigan: drug and alcohol intervention counselor

In announcing the event, Desi Arnaz, Jr., noted, “As the children of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, and as president and vice president of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center in our mother's hometown of Jamestown, New York, my sister Lucie and I searched for some time for a way to explore, extend and celebrate the global impact that our parents created through their television show, ‘I Love Lucy’. We believe that these Legacy of Laughter seminars provide such a vehicle, and I’m pleased that our next one is in Boulder City.”

Past panelists have included child star Jane Withers, Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, and award-winning television writer Sam Denoff (The Steve Allen Show, The Andy Williams Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, That Girl). The third “LOL” will be held in the Historic Boulder Theatre at 1225 Arizona Street. A reception will follow the 7 p.m. event. As audience participation is important, there is limited seating.

All seats are $20. For tickets, call the Historic Boulder Theatre at 702-293-1161. For more information, visit www.lucy-desi.com.

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