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May is full of fun events We have to start by saying HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!! To all the wonderful mothers in the world. A special treat for MOM is a weekend at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast-Just think about it-a weekend for her to relax and unwind. We have gift certificates-so you do not have to share your mom with us on Mother’s Day weekend-just let her come some other time!!! April showers brought out the May flowers-and in particular the Tyler Rose garden is in full bloom–Come to see it!!
Now let’s read on for all the other great things to do this month!!

Can’t start the month without mentioning

This month the weekend falls Thursday May 3rd thru Sunday May 6th.  Lots of fun shopping and good food!!  Make your plans now.
There is a wonderful place in downtown Tyler where you can great old movies and entertainers. This month at


Swing Time (1936) Starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

May 3 at 7pm
Tickets are $7 – online or at the door

Lucky is tricked into missing his wedding to Margaret by the other members of Pop’s magic and dance act, and has to make $25000 to be allowed to marry her. He and Pop go to New York where they run into Penny, a dancing instructor. She and Lucky form a successful dance partnership, but romance is blighted (till the end of the film at least!) by his old attachment to Margaret and hers for Ricardo, the band leader who won’t play for them to dance together.

My Fair Lady (1964) Starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison

Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

Gloriously witty adaptation of the Broadway musical about Professor Henry Higgins, who takes a bet from Colonel Pickering that he can transform unrefined, dirty Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a lady, and fool everyone into thinking she really is one, too! He does, and thus young aristocrat Freddy Eynsford-Hill falls madly in love with her. But when Higgins takes all the credit and forgets to acknowledge her efforts, Eliza angrily leaves him for Freddy, and suddenly Higgins realizes he’s grown accustomed to her face and can’t really live without it.

West Side Story (1961) Starring Natalie Wood

May 17 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

Westside story is the award winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliette. The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs- the white Jets led by Riff and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form of understanding. But when Riff’s best friend (and former Jet) Tony and Bernardo’s younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. Then the Skarks and Jets plan a rumble under the highway – whoever wins gains control of the streets. Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping it can end the violence. It goes terribly wrong, and before the lovers know what’s happened, tragedy strikes and doesn’t stop until the climactic and heartbreaking ending.

Singing in the Rain (1952) Starring Gene Kelley

May 24 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

In 1927, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair. Lina, however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. Don has worked hard to get where he is today, with his former partner Cosmo. When Don and Lina’s latest film is transformed into a musical, Don has the perfect voice for the songs. But Lina – well, even with the best efforts of a diction coach, they still decide to dub over her voice. Kathy Selden is brought in, an aspiring actress, and while she is working on the movie, Don falls in love with her. Will Kathy continue to “aspire”, or will she get the break she deserves ?
Live at The Liberty!

VirLinda Stanton in Concert
Saturday, May 5 at 6:00p.m.

Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door
Gospel Recording Artist and Actress, VirLinda Stanton, will be performing in concert at Liberty Hall on Saturday, May 5 at 6pm. This TYLER NATIVE landed one of her ultimate singing and acting goals with the Broadway Musical “The Color Purple” National Tour as: Church Lady-Darlene & Shug Avery understudy. Additionally VirLinda performed at THE WHITE HOUSE 2011 Holiday Christmas Celebration.

VirLinda grew up in a rural area of Tyler, TX (Shady Grove Community). Virlinda feels strongly that everyone has a song, but hers has been just a little different. How about a song that has been sung from the country sticks of a small town in Tyler Texas, all the way to Johannesburg South Africa. Unsigned, but not unheard this song bird has blessed the microphone and crowds with the best of the best.
VirLinda began singing at the age of 9 in church; God has taken her on her Life Journey. Of course behind every good voice, there is that Gospel Soul that is undeniable. From Gospel, Broadway, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Disco, Pop, and of course R&B, she’s done it all. From the stage of Walt Disney’s Lion King, NFL & NBA Cheerleader, to courtside at the NBA Lakers & NFL games singing the “National Anthem”, her voice has been heard. Gracing the stage to plays & Lead Vocalist w/All Funk Radio Show Band performing at House of Blues, Weddings, Eldorado Casino, Riverwind Casino, Creek Nation Casinos just mention a few.
Please join us for an inspirational evening of songs from her new to be released CD.

Take 2 Classic Rock Band

live in concert on May 12 at 8pm. Tickets are $20 at www.outhousetickets.com . Special guests Amy Adamz and Eli Love.

On Friday May 18th
The Coasters
in concert, featuring Carl Gardner, Jr. A tribute to Carl Gardner, Sr. – A Legacy Continues.

Then on Saturday be prepared to laugh
Comedian Monique Marvez featuring Card 53 Not Skinny, Not Blonde!
(this show is recommended for 18 and up)

Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 each online and $20 at the door – general admission

Welcome back to Tyler, comedian Monique Marvez and her one woman show, “Not Skinny, Not Blonde”. Find out how Monique stopped wringing her hands over what she wasn’t and started putting them together (clapping!) over what she is. A former multiple marry-er, who struggled (OK, who are we kidding…struggles) with relationships, weight and money issues, Monique takes an unflinching moral inventory of her weakness’ on stage and then assesses “in the OVERCOMING we BECOME”. (Note: she does NOT struggle with depression. When it shows up, she gives right in, “Wait here Depression, I’ll put on sweatpants and stop washing my hair immediately!”)

This show is equal parts AHA! and HA! HA! This “Pendeja” in recovery (that is a bad word in Spanish that loosely means….well look it up!) and cougar on the rise, realizes you only have ONE choice in life: how prepared you are going got be when you get your turn.
Recent events in her own faithful, fit-filled life have confirmed that everyone gets a turn! However, God, the Universe or FATE decides when it is. “I would have loved it twenty years ago!” says the lovely 40 plus-er, but then my boyfriend would have been in elementary school!
Come and laugh with Monique!!

ANDCard 53 Comedy is a short form improv comedy troupe located in Tyler, TX. The group started in 2009 when co-founders Aaron Smith and Jamey Whitley recognized a need for theatre at The University of Texas at Tyler. They started a theatre organization and decided to perform an improv show. They soon added Chris Pelton and the three man show took off. The troupe’s chemistry and strong following led to three shows at UT Tyler as well as being asked to act as the emcee at the Greek Life Lip Sync contest, since then they have added members Brad Johnson and R.J. Norman. They have performed shows for Tyler Independent School District, Tyler Junior College, and at Julian’s Asian Café in Tyler.

A typical Card 53 show consists of eight 3-5 minute sketches or “games” where the audience is asked to give a suggestion such as a location, movie genre, or emotion. The actors then make everything up on stage going off their instincts using props and costumes as needed.
Card 53 Comedy has brought this art form, quite successfully, to the newly renovated Liberty Hall! Come play with them!

Joel’s Comedy Club

May 12th will be Deacon Ray!! Family Friendly Comedy. $10/Person. Group discounts available. Reserve your VIP seating today!

A music festival in Tyler!!!

Rebels & Roses

•Thursday, May 10th, 2012 @ 6:00pm
•Friday, May 11th, 2012 @ 6:00pm
•Saturday, May 12th, 2012 @ 6:00pm
East Texas Music Festival 2012Outlaw Music Productions presents: Rebels and Roses Music Festival
Includes 3 Day Pass, Meet & Greet with Artists, Food and Drinks provided Thursday – Saturday, Access to VIP tent.

BYOB!!! NO COOLER CHARGE– coolers and kegs are welcome

Purchase your Humane Society Raffle Tickets for a chance to win a signed guitar by ALL performing bands and artists including Stoney Larue!!!
All proceeds go to benefit the Humane Society of East Texas. Drawing will be held Saturday evening May 12th at the festival.
For further information visit:
http:// http://www.rebelsandroses.com/   and to get the music lineup!
Ticket Prices:
•2-day pass $35
3-day pass $45
VIP ticket $150

Moon Over Buffalo
at The Tyler Civic Theatre

•Friday, May 11th, 2012 @ 7:30pm  •Saturday, May 12th, 2012 @ 7:30pm
•Sunday, May 13th, 2012 @ 7:30pm   •Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 @ 7:30pm
•Thursday, May 17th, 2012 @ 7:30pm  •Friday, May 18th, 2012 @ 7:30pm
•Saturday, May 19th, 2012 @ 7:30pm  •Sunday, May 20th, 2012 @ 2:30pm

This hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950’s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with 5 actors.

On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingenue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong.
Event Contact Information:
Tyler Civic Theatre Box Office  (903) 592-0561

How about a RUN!!

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure


•Saturday, May 12th, 2012 @ 7:00am
Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all, and energizing science to find the cures
Event Contact Information:
Jennifer Watkins  (903) 561-6992

Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes

Loretta Callens Opens

•Saturday, May 12th, 2012 @ 7:00pm
13+ or with adult, please… Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes Ann Armstrong’s talents, both as a songwriter and blues performer, are deep and diverse.
Ann Armstrong is right up there with the great musical exports of Texas. She plays guitar – sometimes sweetly as an early bluebonnet, sometimes prickly as an Octillo cactus. She sings like a steam-powered nightingale and writes songs from a depth of experience. Ann’s constant companion and musical partner, Steve Hughes, spices up the proceedings with fine harmonica and flute work.
Ann and Steve have one thing that sets them apart from much of the new talent emerging from the Lone Star State: they have been entertaining audiences with Ann’s blend of Texas blues, folk and rock, for over 20 years. That adds up to listening experience that can’t be matched!

Loretta Callens

Loretta Callens’ music embodies a timeless, American folk genre that appeals to anyone who loves music. She began her musical journey at 6 years old, and discovered the guitar ten years later, never to let it go.
Loretta credits her parents with fostering the love of song so evident in her performances. Her first CD, “Strayz,” brought praise from reviewer Tom Geddie of Buddy Magazine: “Callens can sing”! In May, 2011 Loretta released her CD, “Life Is Good,” in concert with a wine of the same name produced by Texas Road Winery. Aside from songwriting and performing, Loretta has produced sixteen bluegrass festivals, a folk festival, two fund raisers and the Texas Independent Music Expo 2009 and 2010.
Cost: $12 advance/ $15 Door.
Event Contact Information:
Jeff Gottesman
(903) 852-2781

New comedy club in town
Joel’s Comedy Club
May 12th will be Deacon Ray!! Family Friendly Comedy. $10/Person. Group discounts available. Reserve your VIP seating today!


Refresh Leadership Live

•Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 @ 6:45am
Breakfast: 6:45 am – 7:30 am
Program begins at 7:45 am
Join us for this unique opportunity to hear a distinguished panel of speakers share their perspectives on leadership. From academia to athletics, these speakers have more than proven they understand what it takes to be a great leader.
“The Five Temptations of a Leader”
Presented by Patrick Lenioni
Leadership consultant, speaker, and New York Times best-selling author.
“Hall of Fame Leadership”
Presented by Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith
Legendary former NFL players and Pro Football Hall of Famers.
“Finding Your Purpose”
Presented by Dr. Bertice Berry Sociologist, author, lecturer, and educator.
With special guest emcee, Andy Buckley, known for his role as David Wallace on the hit television show, The Office.
Reservation required.
Visit refreshleadership.com/live to request tickets.
Event Contact Information:
Express Employment Professionals
(903) 592-9999
Max Lucado LIVE

benefitting ETCA

•Friday, May 18th, 2012 @ 7:00pm
Max Lucado will share inspiring words at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Rose Heights Church, located at 2120 Old Omen Road in Tyler.
The Christian author will speak on God’s amazing grace after an opening performance by local a capella vocal jazz group Clearly Vocal.
The event will benefit ETCA, a local private Christian school which offers grades Pre-K through 12.
Individual tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at www.etca.org or in the ETCA school office, located at 2448 Roy Road, beginning Monday, March 19, 2012.
In almost 25 years of writing, Max Lucado has sold more than 100 million products – 80 million books – filled with his memorable, inspiring and life-changing words. In 2005, Reader’s Digest magazine dubbed him “America’s Best Preacher” and in 2004, Christianity Today magazine called him “America’s Pastor.”
For more information, visit www.etca.org or call (903)561-8642.

“No Hungry Children” Benefit

•Saturday, May 19th, 2012 @ 10:00am
Music, food, bounce houses, silent auction, cake walk, Zumba for a Cause, and much more.
Proceeds from this event will go to feed children in Nairobi, Kenya. Food donations for entry will go to feed children right here in East Texas and will be organized by Mission Tyler.
Event Contact Information:
Who Let the Dogs Out? 5K and 1 mile Fun Run.

•Saturday, May 26th, 2012 @ 8:00am – 10:30am
3rd annual “Who Let The Dogs Out?” 5K and 1 mile kid’s fun run. Participants are encouraged to run/walk with their dogs to promote health and fitness of people and their pets.

USATF sanctioned event. Chip timing by No Limits Timing using Chronotrack system.
Proceeds from the race benefit Country Ladies Rescue, a non-profit local animal rescue group. Race is in conjunction with our 23rd annual Fair on the Square.
All participants will run across the longest wooden footbridge in Texas!
$20.00 Before May 25, 2011
$30.00 Race Day Registration
Kids under 12 – $10.00
Dogs run free
** No Refunds
Event Contact Information:
Chris Holcomb   (903) 253-5108

All Across The Nation-Gardens Flower Shop

•Thursday, May 31st, 2012 @ 10:00am – 5:00pm
Advanced Standard Flower Show celebrating The National Garden Club Week Theme: All Across The Nation – Gardens.
Admission is Free and is open to the public. Exhibits of horticulture and floral designs.

Exhibitors are members of Texas District III Flower Show Judges Council.
Event Contact Information:
Pat Mezayek
(903) 581-5322

Many graduations are in May. Make our B&B your place to stay or the place for your relatives and friends.
Memorial Day is May28th! A holiday for many-so
plan your 3 day weekend soon at the Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast!

Come rest and relax with us.

Until next time this is Innkeeper Becca signing Off.



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