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23th November 2005

A 3 part Anne Rice Interview here more images from it can be found here. Also up dated Embrace the Music My Lestat Musical website with a couple of Anne images as well the site is here.

11th November 2005

Interview with Anne here

9th November 2005

I know it's been ages since I've updated but I bring you pics and info. Anne's book out since the 1st November has be well recieved by many. It is yetto be seen though whether her fans like it or nt I'm half way though so can't comment at the moment but I will when I finish it.

At the moment Anne is on a signing tour
Pictures of Tuesday, November 8 MIAMI
6:00 PM -- Books & Books


More pics here

Tuesday, November 1 NEW YORK
12:30 PM -- Posman’s Bookstore, Grand Central Station, 9 Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt & 42nd St., New York, NY 10017. Contact: 212-983-1111
Wednesday, November 2 NEW YORK
6:00 PM -- Barnes & Noble, Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York City, New York 10003. Contact: 212-253-0810
Friday, November 4 ATLANTA
6:00 PM -- Chapter 11 Books, Ansley Mall, 1544 Piedmont Rd., Atlanta, GA 30324. Contact: 404-872-7986
Sunday, November 6 NEW YORK
7:30 PM -- 92nd Street Y, 1394 Lexinton Ave., New York, NY 10128. Contact: 212-415-5500
Tuesday, November 8 MIAMI
6:00 PM -- Books & Books, off-site event, Contact: 305-442-4408
Thursday, November 10 BIRMINGHAM
6:00 PM -- Alabama Booksmith, 2626 19th Pl., South, Birmingham, AL 35209. Contact: 205-870-4242
Friday, November 11th BIRMINGHAM
5:45 PM -- (Service) Temple Emanu-El, 2100 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama 35205. Contact: 205 933 8037.
Saturday, November 12 BIRMINGHAM
6:00 PM -- Southside Baptist Church, 1016 19th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35205.
Monday, November 14 CHICAGO
6:00 PM -- Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson, Naperville, IL 60540. Contact: 630-355-2665
Friday, November 18 ST. LOUIS
6:00 PM -- Left Bank Books, 399 North Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63108. Contact: 314-367-6731
Sunday, November 20 KANSAS CITY
1:00 PM -- Rainy Day Books, off-site event at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th St., Kansas City, MO 64112. Contact: 913-384-3126
Monday, November 21 DENVER
6:00 PM -- Tattered Cover, 2955 E. First Ave., Denver, CO 80206. Contact: 303-322-7727
Monday, November 28 SEATTLE
6:00 PM – Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park Towne Centre, 17171 Bothell Way, NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155. Contact: 206-366-3333
Wednesday, November 30 LOS ANGELES
6:00 PM -- Vroman’s, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101, Contact: 626-449-5320
Friday, December 2 SAN DIEGO
6:00 PM -- Borders Books, Mission Valley West Shopping Center, 1072 Camino del Rio N., San Diego, CA 92108. Contact: 619-295-2201
Thursday, December 8 LA JOLLA, CA
6:00 PM -- Warwick’s Books, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037. Contact: 858-454-0347

18th August 2005

More Anne Rice thoughts

Novelist reflects on her hometown and its future
Thursday, September 15, 2005; Posted: 4:38 p.m. EDT (20:38 GMT)

The below was found on Anne Rice Livejournal Community

Author Anne Rice grew up near New Orleans' fabled Garden District.
"Interview With the Vampire" and "The Queen of the Damned," are a stew of horror, overt eroticism and lush, atmospheric settings -- often located in her hometown of New Orleans.

But nothing can compare to the real-life misery being faced by the Crescent City and its residents today, she told CNN's Paula Zahn.

"It is a cataclysm. It's something like the destruction of the city of Pompeii," she said in an interview to air Friday night on "Paula Zahn Now."

"We've just never seen anything like this in America, and it's happening to New Orleans -- the place where I was born that shaped my life, that shaped my novels, that shaped my whole career and where many, many people I love still live and work and struggle to deal with this crisis."

The now Southern California-based Rice, 63, grew up near the city's fabled Garden District, an elegant area filled with 19th-century homes and sturdy, deep-rooted trees that form canopies over the narrow streets. After she became famous, she and her husband purchased a 150-year-old house, a residence she vacated only after her spouse's death in 2002.

"There were times when living here was like living in paradise," she said of her time in the city. "It was like living in a fantasy."

The house, she says, may have been afflicted by the floodwaters: "I haven't been able to get a single clear answer if it is under water or not," she told Zahn.

Much of her family and friends still live in the area, and she's been keeping up with them as they've been scattered across the United States, a modern diaspora.

"New Orleanians are a great community, whether we're scattered throughout the city or all over the world, and we're exchanging messages about whose daughter or whose son just got found," she said. "My beloved assistant just found her son after being missing for three days. He had stayed in New Orleans to help people. He turned up at the Astrodome in Houston."

Her family, she added, is mostly "OK."

Rice demurred when asked about her reaction to various governments' evacuation and support procedures, issues that have roused great ire in recent weeks. But, she noted pointedly, critics should stop blaming the city's citizens for not leaving town.

"More New Orleanians responded to this evacuation than they ever had in the past to any storm," she pointed out. "[But] if you're a minimum-wage worker and you're living in a house with a 92-year-old mother with a walker and maybe a daughter-in-law with two small children, how are you going to get up and get out of New Orleans because the storm is coming? ... These are Americans. ... They did the best they could."

Despite the pain and long rebuilding process New Orleans faces, Rice is confident the city can be revived. Her imagination tends towards the fantastic, but, she said, re-creating New Orleans' greatness is no dream.

"Yes, we will rebuild. Let's hope we rebuild with something that prevents this kind of thing in the future," she said. "I don't think people will give up on this city that's been a great city for 200 years. I don't think people will give up on the birthplace of jazz and the home of Creole culture and the center of Cajun culture. ... Nobody wants to see this most unusual of cities die. ...

"I know water poured into the streets. But [it's] been flooded before. It's always come through."

16th August 2005

Anne's offical site seems to be getting updated every couple of days at the moment so keep a eye on it here. The Offical Lestat Musical forums have been updated to include 3 new sections here. One of the sections is titled Tickets and gives the information that the tickets for the San Fran shows will go on sale on the 30th October.

11th August 2005

The Lestat Musical page update with more pics and info here. Also new book out in Novemeber of Anne's titled Christ The Lord : Out of Egypet book cover up here.

5st August 2005

I have put together info on Hurricane Katrina on my New Orleans Page Here.

1st August 2005

I'm putting together an page at the moment for Lestat Musical here. They have just opened the site and an forum.

27th July 2005

The website Blood Ties has information on an directors cut of Queen of the Damned that might be on the cards. The webmistress has started up an Campaign to get it released view it here.

8th July 2005

Information is coming in about the Lestat Musical which will be on in San Franciso Dec 2005 and New York Spring 2005. Music by Elton John, lyrics by Bernie Taupin and to be directed by Robert Jess Roth. There is an offical site up and running here. There is not much there but you can sign up on the list. Casting has already started as well Louis is to be played by Jim Stanek productions he has been are on here.

20th March 2005

The site is looking good Witch section is up and running and half of the vampire one as well.

10th Feb 2005

Yes it's been a year I know very bad me but I really am up dating give me 2 weeks redesigning it at the moment.

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