Volume 21/Issue 9/2003


The Austin Babtist Women celebrated Easter Sunday in style by staging their 17th
annual GospelFest at the Rainbow Cattle Company in Austin. The annual event,
which was sponsored by Ambush Magazine, raised more than $1,600 for the Breast Cancer Resource Center.

The capacity crowd was entertained by talents such at the Capital City Mens Chorus, cabaret stars Karen Kuykendall and Stuart Moulton, the Kingdom Seekers Choir, national-touring comic Kaye Ahtic, and many others. Local media celebrity Troy Kimmel helped The Deacon Dave emcee the event.

Next up for the comedy troupe - outside of many guest appearances throughout the state - is a leather Daddy’s Day benefit show on June 15th. For updates and more information, visit on-line at www.babtistwomen.com.



Gay Easter Parade's Marsha & Rip Naquin-Delain, Easter Grand Marshals IV George Simons & Electra City, and Gay Easter Parade's Lance & Carl Ford presented the grand marshals at the Purple Party Grand Marshals Reception hosted by Chet's in New Orleans. Guest were treated to the sounds Janice Medlock and a buffet courtesy of Quartermaster: The Nellie Deli. Simons & City led the 4th Annual Official New Orleans Gay Easter Parade on Easter Sunday, the largest parade yet with 56 units.




Bywater Bar.B.Que/Lorenzo's Mike Murray and Buzzy's Boys & Girls Joyce Alberts welcomed guests to the 2nd Annual Buzzy's Easter Brunch Buffet in honor of the late William "Buzzy" Fanning at the popular Bywater eatery. Murray and several of his friends created and donated the entire Easter feast to benefit Buzzy's Boys & Girls. This year's festivities raised $4,760 for the charity. The highlight was the auction of an elaborate one-of-a-kind Easter egg creation by artist Sylvia Frank which fetched $800 from top bidder Roger Chustz.




The cast of Boys In The Band [back] Mitchell Settoon as Donald, David N. Morales as Harold, Steve Patrick as Micheal, Charles Grant as Benard, Douglas Haller as Alan & Adam Hawkins as Hank; [front] Robin Malta as Emory, Carlos Rodriguez as Cowboy and Martin Margolis as Larry played in Cowpokes' Barn Theatre in New Orleans. Directed by Steve Patrick and produced by Stage-Gay Productions, profits from each evening's performance benefited a specific charity including Belle Reve, MCC, Krewe of Petronius, Buzzy's Boys & Girls, New Orleans Alliance of Pride and Church of Christ the Liberator.




Chuck Turner presented a mega buffet and complimentary cocktails to his patrons and customers for the 11th Anniversary Blowout of 4 Seasons in Metairie. Janice Medlock and Sylvia Schroeder provided music for the Saturday night occasion. On Sunday customers were treated to the annual Anniversary BBQ prepared by Turner's partner, Bill Miller, who are in addition to 4 Seasons, proprietors of Angles in Metairie, Billy's in Slidell and Double Play in New Orleans.




Antoinette K-Doe, in original wedding gown, joins award winning photographer Steven Forster for the opening of The Jazz Lense exhibition at John Stintson Fine Arts gallery in front of Forster's work, "Wedding of Ernie and Antoinette K-Doe at the Mother-in-Law Lounge." In addition to the works of Forster, Skip Bolen is also featured in this special exhibition running through May 31 at 900 S. Peters St., New Orleans.




Bar Barons Lou Bernard and Jay Verona celebrate the 36th Anni-versary of the Golden Lantern, the second oldest bar in New Orleans and the Home of Southern Decadence. The Golden Age Revue presented "Goin' Broadway" as the anniversary show, complete with Marcy Marcell doing Memories in cat drag which was a vision in itself. You can see this "memory" in Ambush Paparazzi this edition.







Circuit great DJ Joe Gauthreaux is joined by Oz's own David Weick during the giant Madonna CD Release Party hosted at Dance Club of the Year Oz in New Orleans.




Treasurer Glenn Plauche & Capt. Bruce Orgeron [back]; and [front] Co-Fall Lt. Rosario Diamico, President Rick Mirabelli & Ball Lt. Albert Carey, not pictured Secretary Nick Weber, Spring Lt. Rusty Toups & Co-Fall Lt. Kevin Charpentier, the new officers of Armeinius, welcomed members and guests to the krewe's annual Rush Party blowout hosted at Oz in New Orleans. The krewe will present their Bal Masque XXXVI on Sun., Feb. 21, 2004 at St. Bernard Cultural Center in Chalmette.

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