Updates and crab cakes

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Ok, no crab cakes, but it kind of rhymed :) So we have some new information coming in… and again, I post all that I know, so emailing me for more info will get you nothing but a ‘sorry, you are screwed’ email back from me :)

For all you fans of Bea in the Chicago area, we have some good news for you!! The performance which was cancelled this past month has been rescheduled for March 19, 2006! I’m sure more info will follow, but at least we have the reschedule date!! Click here for info.

Other news, I keep missing it, but Bea has been on TV Land confidential program a few times, so be sure to check that out… I’m getting messy and keep forgetting to record it, ooops!

DVDs to look out for in 2005 and 2006 :: Golden Girls Season 3 (which you can preorder to the right), Golden Girls 4th and 5th season (for 2006), Bea Arthur Just Between Friends (HELLO!!), Maude (Finally!), Mame (Finally!), Star Wars Holiday Special (It’s cute), Beggars and Choosers (with the four fun episodes that Bea was on… trust me their good!) and Curb Your Enthusiasm (though I’m still waiting for it to appear on HBO, I know I’m going to miss it, ugh).

So, damn, we are getting what we have been wanting in 2006… so stop complaining :) I’m very excited if you can’t tell!

Again, special thanks to my secret agent in Italy, Alex… he has been sniffing out the hard core details that I post on here. So, thank you again for everything Alex!

That’s all for now, until next time…
Kev!

What is going on? You ask.

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I just wanted to make a quick post on the recent events that has been going on with Bea. I’m trying to sort through the information people have been emailing me and also what has been posted on various web sites, but the gist is this. Bea became ill during afternoon rehearsal at the Historic Elsinore Theatre where she was to perform October 8th. The show will be rescheduled. People are asking about upcoming performance, such as her performance here, near Chicago on the 15th. This performance too has been postponed. After that, I do not know of any other information on this. So lets all keep Bea in our thoughts and hope for a speedy recovery. I will post more information, when I learn more.

Maude on DVD… someday

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Here is the first proof that we will get Maude on DVD!! However, in the article its very vague and no release date set… but at least someone is getting their act together on this. Every time I go to Best Buy and look at the DVDs, I see so much crap and always think to myself, “how the hell is Maude not released on DVD yet!” Well, we are now getting closer!

Article here!

Meet Bea!

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That’s right, I just got it in my email box today… You Can Meet Bea Arthur! Now, I’ve had my fare share of meeting Bea, so now it’s your turn! According to Windy City Times, a gay newspaper here in Chicago, they are having an exclusive Meet and Greet for Windy City Time readers after the show! All you have to do is when you call to place your ticket orders to The Center Box Office at 708-235-2222, just mention WCT! That’s it! How easy is that! This is just for the October 15th, 8pm performance at The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University here, near Chicago. Can you believe I’m not going… me neither. So, you have to go for me and give me the juicy details! More information on this show is in the ‘tour information’ area of this web site.

I have also just received a new fan review which I will be posting very soon from Jim (eek, whom I haven’t even responded to his email yet) who saw the Birchmere show! So, look for that soon! Here is an early thank you Jim :)

Plus, all I can say at this point is without being specific is… more exciting things coming up throughout this year and next for all Bea fans to enjoy!

Go see Bea!

P.S. I almost forgot, we are having weekly web chats again as part of the Yahoo! Groups discussion, so come and join us every Friday at 8pm (eastern) and say hi!

New shows to be taped for DVD release

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Thanks to my boy in Italy, Alex, we have just learned of four new shows that will take place sometime in February of 2006! In addition to that wonderful news, these will be the shows that will be taped for the upcoming release of Bea’s show on DVD! This is truly exciting news! The four shows will be again at the El Portal Theatre, in which had a very successful performance at back in 2004. As soon as I learn on more information, I will be updating the ‘tour information‘ page immediately, so do check back!

On and Off

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Just like with Bea’s show schedule, the videos on the site will be on and off again :) I won’t keep announcing it, but I will put them up for a bit and then take them out for a bit, just to ease the load. I’m happy that this site is still getting so much traffic after all this time, so I’m not complaining!

New shows just in a few days, so if you are attending the shows, please email me or even leave a comment below on how you enjoyed the show. If you get pictures, send them to me as well and they will fly up on the site as soon as I can get to them! I was hoping to hear something from the Vegas show, but still no word (hint hint).

So keep checking the tour information page for show times and dates and keep checking the TV guide for Bea’s appearance on Curb Your Enthusiasm. I’m still trying to figure out the details of this. If you happen to know when the show will air, what episode, etc., do let me (us) know!

Take care all!
Kev!

Always Something

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If you haven’t noticed by now, I’ve been hard at work over the past two weeks getting new videos up of Bea on this web site to share with all the fans. Some of the new videos are from Bea’s performances on Dave’s World, Enemies of Laughter, Maude, Lovers and other Strangers and her short lived 80’s sitcom, Amanda’s (by the sea). I have a ton more to share with you as well, all from my personal collection, within the next few weeks. I have also been replacing some of the current videos that I have already been posting. Some of these videos were created 5 years ago, so the video codecs were quite out of date. Now, all the new videos are in the pleasant 320×240 viewing size and instead of multiple files, are now one file with multiple clips from that performance edited together. I have been having a blast working on these and I hope that you have been enjoying them as well!

For some reason, possibly because of the recent Pamela Anderson Roast, I have been getting a lot more hits to the web site lately. Furthermore, the videos that I have posted have been downloaded at a much higher rate. As we all know, videos take up a lot of server space and bandwidth traffic. I tried to help this issue by hosting some of my videos on my dot.mac account where bandwidth cost are unlimited. But, the rest of the videos are on my main hosting server. JRM Services, has been wonderful by donating the hosting to this web site, which I cannot thank enough and they have also gave a gracious amount of server space and bandwidth for me to use. However, it still hasn’t been enough to hold the traffic recently. I am also going to lose my dot.mac account due to my own financial reasons. So, I had no choice but to temporarily remove most of the videos from the web site. I’ve been getting over a gig of traffic a day and I don’t expect the hosting company to keep up with that.

So, basically I just wanted to let all the visitors know what is up. I still have some videos up that are either hosted off site or on the dot.mac account server. I will also continue to work on new videos in hope of some day that I can put them up on the server! Thanks for you patience and visiting BeatriceArthur.com!

Kev!

Never Will Retire

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Hello all! More stuff going on, so lets get to it ::

If you missed Bea on Comedy Central’s Roast of Pamela Anderson, then run to your TV Guide, as the show will replay a few more times over the next few days. No excuses not to see the show! The show was taped on August 7th and was a huge success for Pamela who would only do the show if Comedy Central would donate to PETA, which they did. Bea, who is also affiliated with PETA, was there taking the punches and giving them right back. So, be sure to see Bea at her finest, as she reads excerpts from Pamela’s book! Great stuff!

UPDATE :: I have added a clip from this show on the video page… it’s the best part :)

More updates to Bea’s schedule, so yet again, be sure to visit the tour information section on this site!

Lifetime will be releasing the Golden Girls Intimate Portrait series on DVD! All four IPs will be available on November 15th! So November will be a busy month, as the Golden Girls series 3 DVD will also be released! More information can be found HERE!

I never thought this would be released, but Thank You For Being A Friend: A Golden Girls Trivia Book by Michael-Dante Craig is now available to buy online! You can buy it right HERE! I haven’t seen it in person, but I’m sure it will go great on any coffee table or toilet tree!

I’m sure more surprises will be around the corner in the next few months, so stay tuned as hopefully more information about Bea’s one woman show being released on DVD will become more of a reality! Also, keep keeping your eyes peeled for Bea’s appearance on Curb Your Enthusiasm!

Until next time!….

It’s all a dream

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For those of you that haven’t heard :: Bea Arthur becomes a mother to Larry David

It’s a casting choice made in TV heaven, as the inimitable Beatrice Arthur reveals she’ll be going in next week to play Larry David’s mother on a future installment of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

What, you say Larry’s mother died in season three of the HBO hit? Well, you’re right, but why should that stop them?

“I’m doing a dream sequence. I’m just thrilled to do that show. I can’t wait,” says the Broadway great, whose TV contributions include “Maude” and “The Golden Girls” — the latter of which gets its second-season DVD release today. She notes, “There are so few shows I really watch. I love ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ and other than that it’s news or old movies.”

Also, Amazon is now taking pre-orders for Golden Girls season 3 at a nice price point. Reserver your copy to day via the link to the right!

Speaking of which, According to Rue McClanahan, the DVD of the third season of “The Golden Girls” is being released in November (22nd). Because Rue is currently appearing in Broadway’s “Wicked” (and can’t get away for a few months), Bea and Betty White are due to fly to NYC for a signing.