You take an eight year-old child prodigy with a gift for music and give him intensive classical piano training at a prestigious musical institution. What would you expect be the result? Well, maybe a few cantatas and concertos will soon be unveiled, with an operetta to follow. What you don’t expect is “Stupid Cupid.” Nor the follow up of a song about a teenage break-up with the lyrics, “comma, comma, down doobie doo down down…”
Mickey Gilley has a good sense of humor about the ups, downs and in betweens of his colorful life. His story includes connections to a couple of “colorful cousins” (Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart); a string of hit records; successful business ventures; plane wrecks; and freak accidents, one of which he is still recovering from six years after the fact. He has fought his way through paralysis from the neck down to a point where he is almost back to his old self.
What does a band do when it gets a really bad review on a live concert and that band knows it has the talent to go on to national fame? Well, change the band’s name and start over. Hey, you don’t like Soft Underbelly, well we don’t either. But how about that band Oaxaca. Now there’s a band for you.”
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