November 20, 2003 |
No one can ever accuse Dixie Carter of holding anything back. Halfway through her opening night set at Feinstein's at the Cinegrill on Tuesday, she was rolling around on top of the grand piano, raging through one emotional overload after another as she sang the slippery saga of "Bruce," a fashion-impaired transvestite.
November 14, 1998 |
How's this for a spotlight item in an evening of cabaret: actress Dixie Carter singing and playing harmonica on Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice It's All Right," then, for good measure, adding "Just Like a Woman" and Bruce Springsteen's "I'm on Fire." Hard to imagine? Yes, but that's exactly what happened Thursday night during the opening performance of Carter's three-night run at the Founders Hall Cabaret Club in the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
January 28, 2004
Replace: It'll be one "Designing Women" star replacing another next month when Dixie Carter takes over for Delta Burke as a white slave trader in Broadway's "Thoroughly Modern Millie."
October 25, 1987
Congratulations to "Designing Women" for their outstanding Oct. 5 program on AIDS. It was done with grace and dignity--not to mention reinforcing the necessary information. The writer deserves kudos for keeping humor skillfully intertwined and the women did a beautiful job! They are all exceptional anyway, but Mary Jo (Annie Potts) and Julia (Dixie Carter) were delicious in that episode. Rose Holmes, Claremont
October 5, 2003 |
Before "American Idol," before "Star Search," irrepressible cable-access host and man about town Skip E. Lowe will tell you, there was Skip E. Lowe's Undiscovered Talent Showcase. The showcase, which seems to be open to all comers, was host on a recent Monday at Cafe Roma in Beverly Hills to acts that included a Dixie Carter look-alike who danced and lip-synced to a Gypsy Rose Lee tune, a linebacker-size singing drag queen called Gigi from Paris, a calypso act, and an octogenarian tap dancer.
July 26, 1987
Both my wife, Dixie Carter, and I enjoyed reading Rosenfield's article on show business couples. There was a reference, however, that worries me a great deal--especially when my sailing friends read it. I am quoted as saying that, "I sailed around the world alone." I didn't. To someone who doesn't know that I am a sailor or care about such things, it doesn't matter. But I greatly fear that a number of people whose opinion I value will read this totally erroneous statement and think I have turned into a fool.