March 08, 2007

LOL Sells Out in Boulder City, Nevada

PR NewsRelease: The audience in a sold-out house laughed and learned at last Saturday (March 3) evening's Legacy of Laughter (LOL) at the Historic Boulder Theatre in Boulder City, Nevada. A program of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center in Jamestown, New York, the event was an interactive celebration and exploration of the healing power of humor.

The LOLs were developed by Lucy-Desi Center president Lucie Arnaz following her and Center vice-president Desi Arnaz, Jr.'s search for a way to explore, extend and celebrate the impact that humor has on the world. Previous LOLs were held in Jamestown - Lucille Ball's hometown - and Los Angeles. For each event, Ms. Arnaz moderates a panel of professionals who write, produce, research or use comedy.

The brother and sister team co-produced the most recent LOL held in the theatre Desi owns. Panelists were:

Desi Arnaz, Jr. - musician, actor, producer, who, with his wife Amy, owns and 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
Christina Carroll - artist who studied at Connecticut College, DeCordova Museum School, Boston Museum School, and Sir John Cass School of Art in London, and daughter of Bob Carroll, Jr., who, with others, wrote every episode of “I Love Lucy”
Jim Dunnigan - longtime resident of Boulder City and award-winning family and crisis intervention counselor who has helped many people deal with addiction and crisis through application of the 12 Step Program
Sebastien Gendry - author, educator and motivational speaker who is the founder and director of the American School of Laughter Yoga and the Laugh Angeles Foundation

By listening, asking questions, and practicing Laughter Yoga exercises, the audience was informed, inspired and engaged throughout the evening.

Continuing to fulfill the Center's mission to preserve and celebrate the legacy of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and enrich the world through the healing powers of love and laughter, the next Legacy of Laughter will be held during Lucy-Desi Days Memorial Day Weekend Festival, May 25-27, in Jamestown.

For more information about the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center and the Legacies of Laughter, call (716) 484-0800 (toll-free: 1-877-LUCY-FAN) or visit www.lucy-desi.com.

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