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Our sides will surely ache at The Comedy Night here at WBT on April 1st!! SIX seasoned comedians will commemorate the day of trickery with humor that will have us guffawing!
April Fools Day, sometimes called All Fools Day, is the day most of the western world knows is set aside for good hearted pranks, hoaxes, gags, and giggles. The day is generally observed by playing a practical joke on a "victim" who soon becomes known as an April Fool. This custom is thought to have started in France during the 16th century but the British are credited with bringing it to the United States. The commonly accepted origin of April Fool's Day involves changes in the calendar. At one time, the New Year celebration began on March 25 and ended on April 1. However, in 1582, King Charles IX adopted the Gregorian calendar and accepted the beginning of the new year as January 1. Those who refused to acknowledge the new date or simply forgot received foolish gifts and invitations to nonexistent parties. The butt of such a prank was known as a "poisson d'avril" or "April fish." In Scotland the person is called a gowk (cuckoo), the symbol of a simpleton.
Liverpool pays tribute
Making sure she was on hand to see for herself was the singer’s widow, Maria Elena Holly, who traveled to the city especially for the one performance, which featured local talent, old and new. She told the Daily Post before the show: “People love Buddy’s music. And I’ve been lucky because I always say my consolation for losing him is that people still enjoy his music, and hear it, and are very happy”
Buddy Holly’s two shows at the Phil on
Members of what were to become the Searchers, the Swinging Blue Jeans, and musical theatre impresario Bill Kenwright were among the audience for yesterday’s matinee and evening shows.
Organizer and Holly aficionado David Crosby said: “I just thought it was an occasion worth remembering. Bearing in mind the significance of Liverpool as a musical city and Buddy Holly as an icon of early pop and rock ‘n’ roll music, both were very influential. The influence of Buddy Holly was definitely felt by the
Mr Crosby, from
The charity show raised money for Cancer Research. ----Exerpt from
One of the many raves!!
WOW! My daughters planned a "surprise night" for my birthday last weekend.
My husband and I are big theater goers so we were excited with their
choice of Buddy. I have never written a review before, but, I felt the
need to share our feelings about this one-we were totally blown away by
the performers. It was evident that they love what they are doing and
gave more than 100%. Their extraordinary talent and enthusiasm - singers
and dancers both- brought new meaning to excellent theater!
Marlene Greene- Cranston, RI