May 22, 2007

Lucy & Desi Weekend Extravaganza

A news article in the Press & Sun-Bulletin of Greater Binghampton, NY contains a great story on all the weekend festivities for the Lucy-Desi Days.
...hordes of her fans will descend on Jamestown, her proud hometown, for the annual Lucy-Desi Days festival running Friday through Sunday.

Some will be die-hard pilgrims from one of more than 75 countries that air "I Love Lucy." Others will be weekenders simply out for some fun, remembering how, as youngsters, they howled with delight as Lucy stuffed herself sick with chocolates as candy streamed by relentlessly on a conveyor belt.

Whoever they may be, visitors will not want for diversion. A nine-page printout of the festival's events includes screenings, memorabilia shows and auctions, tours of the city (including Ball's 1911 birthplace, childhood home and gravesite), a boat cruise (related to a sitcom episode), "laughter yoga" workshops, musical revue, reunion picnic, comedy improv troupe, masquerade party, contests, photo opportunties with impersonators and a concert by Ball's daughter, Lucie Arnaz, a performer in her own right.

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