The Lost Patti LuPone Musical! Watch the Tony Winner as a Lovelorn Laundromat Ghost in Love Cycle: A Soap Operetta

first_img View Comments Ah, those great Patti LuPone roles of theatrical legend: Eva Peron, Reno Sweeney, Mama Rose… Rachel Burston?! Behold Love Cycle: A Soap Operetta, a lost mini-musical from 1984 featuring the greatest star of all as a ghost haunting a laundromat after being trapped in the dryer for 18 months. Enjoy LuPone in head-to-toe blow-out white levitating over the washing machines, throwing a towel in the face of love rival Priscilla Lopez (one of many recognizable theater stars onhand) and getting shunned by her lost love Steve (played by Martin Vidnovic, father of Laura Benanti, LuPone’s daughter in Gypsy!) We’re officially obsessed with this lost gem and fully expect LuPone to open her next 54 Below gig with the, well, haunting “I’m Haunting You.” Enjoy! And you’re welcome.last_img read more

Edna Ruth (Bond) Spencer, Argonia, 85: May 24, 1929 – August 31, 2014

first_imgEDNA RUTH (BOND) SPENCER, of Argonia, died Sunday evening, August 31, 2014 at Via Christi–St. Francis in Wichita, KS at the age of 85.She was born the daughter of Harry and Jessie (Benton) Bond in Attica, KS on May 24th, 1929.  At an early age, the family moved to a country home south of Argonia.  She attended Garden Prairie School until the end of the 5th grade, when the family moved to Argonia.  She graduated from Argonia High School with the class of 1947.  After graduation she moved to Wichita where she worked for the Wichita Eagle for several years and later for Boeing Aircraft Company.She was baptized in the Immanuel Baptist Church in Wichita and it was while attending there she met and married her husband Francis Ray Spencer on October 14, 1951.  They lived 57 years together and to this union one daughter and four sons were born.In 1955 the family moved to a dairy farm ten miles east of Chanute and eight miles north of Erie, KS.  While raising her family there Edna worked in Parsons, KS for the US Bureau of the Census as a key punch operator.  They attended the Grant Avenue Baptist church in Chanute.In 1968 the family moved to a farm north of Argonia to be closer to her mother.  Edna was a faithful and active member of the Argonia First Baptist Church, having held several offices throughout the years.She was preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents, sister Betty Bond, brother Bernard (Jack) Bond, and husband Francis Ray Spencer.  She is survived by her daughter Janelle and son-in-law David Smith  of Woodward, OK, son Harvey and daughter-in-law Carol of Simi Valley, CA, son James and daughter-in-law Lynnette of Wichita, son Glenn and daughter-in-law Susan of Faucett, MO and son Marvin of the family home.  She has ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 7, 2014 with the family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Funeral services for Edna will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 8, 2014 in the First Baptist Church of Argonia, KS. Interment will follow in the Argonia Cemetery, Argonia, KS.A memorial has been established in her name and loving memory to the American Diabetes Association, 608 West Douglas Avenue, #100, Wichita, KS 67203. Contributions can be mailed or left at the funeral home.To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, KS.last_img read more

Barry takes the medal

first_img3rd Mark Wood (10) net 704th Martin Zimmerman (19) net 715th Gary Gribbin (14) net 71Sunday’s medal comp was well contested till the very end, with Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake winning with a net 69, and of course taking the man of the match honours.  Pay-window specialist Peter Terry and Scotland’s Mark Wood both had net 70 returns and the prevailing count-back dictated that they travel up the podium steps in that order.Martin Zimmerman, who does not seem to play as much in as he previously did, served notice that the downtime was having no adverse effects on his game as he edged Garry Gribbin for the fourth step.Steve Mann was the sole heir to the 2’s pot. Barry Copestake.PSC Golf from The Players’ LoungeSunday, March 11, Green Valley – Medal1st Barry Copestake (25) net 692nd Peter Terry (23) net 70last_img read more