Laughter through tears

Just like Truvy in “Steel Magnolias,” laughter through tears is one of my favorite emotions, and there was lots of both at the special preview screening of the new documentary “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” hosted by Volunteers of America at the Manship Theatre Sept. 23. The film, by award-winning filmmaker James Keach, follows Campbell’s three-year battle with Alzheimer’s. It opens to the public Oct. 24. To watch the trailer go online to

Welcoming the several hundred guests was VOA CEO Jane Shank. Among those attending the VIP screening were Alzheimer’s Services Executive Director Barbara Auten and husband Bill, Cyril Vetter, Charlie Valluzzo, Rachel Emanuel, Liz Hampton, Geri Hobdy, David St. Romain, Gail and Bill O’Quinn and Manship Executive Director Renée Chatalain.

Something new

While recently sharing a new find with some girlfriends at a party they suggested I include it in Party Line. So, in Wednesday’s column from time to time, we’ll include beauty tips, fashion finds and other interesting tidbits we stumble upon. And if you have something you’d like to share, please email me at

The tip that started this deals with the new two-step gel manicure nail polish by Sally Hansen and Revlon. I’ve tried them both and both live up to their billing, although I’m leaning more toward the Revlon at the moment. The polish goes on smoothly, lasts a good 10 days and comes off with nail polish remover just like regular nail polish.

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