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(Photo of the Redhead Revue crew - L-R: Lizzie Violet, Zed Dulac, Heather Babcock and Neil Traynor)

“When the lights are dim and the cigarettes are lit, the dames look like ladies and the mugs look like gentlemen and nobody sees the blood in your shoes at the Bow Tie.” - copyright Heather Babcock, 2017.

The Redhead Revue, held on Saturday June 10th, was a smashing success! Many thanks to everyone who came out and especially to the Imperial for hosing our event in their groovy (and cozy) back room.

Zed Dulac was a delight as our MC with his fabulous radio voice and swell 1930′s style (fedora always included!).  I kicked off the show with an excerpt from the novel I am working on (the scene from which I read takes place in a 1930′s taxi dance hall, which I thought appropriate for the evening). It was my first time reading this scene and I was happy to hear the audience laughing at all the right parts and enjoying the pre-code inspired wise cracks. Lizzie Violet then read a very emotionally moving and powerful story which she wrote about a young girl during the Depression who is waiting for a knight that never comes. After our readings, Lizzie and I introduced our feature: a showing of the 1943 film Lady of Burlesque starring Barbara Stanwyck.  Neil Traynor closed out the night with his very groovy tunes.  A highlight was when he took to the ukulele. Neil’s songs are both beautiful and thought provoking and it is always inspiring to watch and listen to him perform.

Keep your eyes peeled for news on the next Redhead Revue…we can’t wait to do it again!
'Star Trek: Discovery' Reveals First Photo of Two Cast Members
See Michelle Yeoh and Sonequa Martin-Green in character for the first time

The image has the duo beamed down to an as-yet-unrevealed planet. We can say for the first time that the eagerly anticipated CBS All Access series is not only filming at a studio in Toronto but also shot scenes like this one in Jordan.

There are a couple of details for fans in this shot as well: Burnham has what looks like an old-school flip communicator on her belt (Discovery is a prequel to the 1966 original series) as well as what could be a tricorder hanging below her left hip — seems appropriate for a First Officer (Spock often carried a tricorder on missions supporting Captain Kirk in TOS).