"...got on my radar when I tried its sausage at two of my favorite BBQ joints: Franklin's and Live Oak. Owner Gary Tharp recounts the history: "My great-uncle Gene Christianson started this business in the Forties; back then it was called Acme Meat Co..."
"...When it seemed as though storms had washed away locals' chances to enjoy reggae royalty, word got out that Wailer would be cashing in his rain check at Flamingo Cantina, the Sixth Street mainstay owned by Reggae Fest booker Angela Tharp. Midnight Sunday, the wizardly 69-year-old seemed energized by the packed venue's joyous vibes, closing down the house with an epic set including crucial cuts "Blackheart Man" and "Cool Runnings." Rastaman was better than advertised: His voice tender and true, his band phenomenal, his storytelling captivating, and his conviction as a reggae messenger unrelenting...."
"...Chorus: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bill T. Jones, Liz Lerman, Mark Morris, Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn, David Parsons, Yvonne Rainer, STOMP, Twyla Tharp, et al...."