Pat Boone surveys his 50-plus-year showbiz career in An Evening with Pat Boone: A Pop Culture Journey, recalling his crazy days and the folks he met along the way: Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Ann-Margret, Shirley Jones, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, daughter Debbie Boone and assorted ex-presidents. The entertainer also chats about his initial discovery on a talent show a la American Idol, his TV variety show The Pat Boone Chevy Show, his Hollywood movies, and his infamous 1997 heavy-metal album In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy, which got him banned from the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Fun fact: Vocalist Jackie Ward, the “Mexican girl” who la-la-la'd on Boone's 1962 hit “Speedy Gonzales” (also featuring Mel Blanc as the titular cartoon mouse), went on to sing the TV-commercial jingle for Rice-A-Roni, “the San Francisco treat.”
Wed., Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m., 2010
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