Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bass Hall in Fort Worth Texas

Angels in the sky! Yes, in Fort Worth, Texas that is what you will find. Last night was a cold clear night & my friend Susan & I went to Bass Hall to see Kenny Rogers perform. When we crossed the street I was struck by the beauty of these glorious angels.

The angels are carved on the face of the building. Each soaring many stories high & blowing magnificent brass horns.


These beauties could be called nothing but ART! They are carved out of white limestone. The detail work is unbelievable! Their beauty simply shines.

Here you can see how the arms stand away from the building & the trumpet is held out over the sidewalk. There are beautiful windows with balconies & people could be seen having cocktails & waiting in different lobbies for the show to begin.

Kenny Rogers put on a good show. He certainly doesn't look like "The Gambler" we all remember from his movie days. He is now 69 years old & seemed to not be in good health. He walked & moved as though he had a problem with his back. Very stiff & each step seemed to be thought out & careful. Band members moved his stool around the stage & he would prop himself up & sing his heart out. His voice is still good but, not what it was before. Again, I really think he has been ill. Outside of Bass Hall were 3 huge Prevost Motor Coaches that were obviously his & the bands transportation. Up on stage Kenny shared with us that he has identical twin 4 year old sons. He did a touching song & photo tribute to his wife Wanda & the boys. So sweet. I don't keep up with the magazines so don't know the scoop (if you do share it with us) but... good luck Kenny (he'll need it... he'll be 83 years old when the boys graduate High School). I hope you enjoy the photos of Bass Hall & my little trivia on Kenny. He did sound wonderful with the band playing & backed up by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

6 comments:

CIELO said...

Wow, that's so awesome... it almost feels as if soon I'll see that angel flying away... it looks that real... thanks or sharing it with all of us...

Hugs

cielo

Blondie's Journal said...

Charlene...this was a great post and very descriptive. Is Bass Hall very old? The angels are beyond beautiful!!

I always loved Kenny Rogers. I love that song he sang with Dolly Parton "Angels in the Stream".
Sounds like you had a great night with Susan!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

santamaker said...

What a beautiful building with those angels!
Thanks for poppin' in. You asked how I put the fairy godmother in my post? What I did was go to google. Type in fairy godmother then press the image button. Once I found the picture I wanted, I right clicked on it and a menu shows up.. I selected save image as... you can write for example "cinderella", this is so you can find it once you have saved it. Then when you're creating your post you click the button to add photos. Go to Recent and there you should find your image "cinderella", click on it and you should be able to see it on your post. Let me know if you have any questions.

TiffanyJane said...

Hi Charlene! I'm trying to play catch up as it has been super~duper busy around here!
I too have seen those angels, they are Beautiful and yes, they are indeed art, the building is very pretty.
I have heard that about Kenny Rogers not looking like himself. I heard the radio just talking about that yesterday, that he has had a ton of plastic surgery. It's a shame, none of us want to get old :(

Wren Cottage said...

Goodness such beautitful architecture, breathtaking!! Thank you for sharing these pictures!! I'm glad you had a nice time at the concert :)
xo Madai

cindy said...

It really is a beautiful place. We were just there last Sunday (saw Chris Botti...amazing show) and it was the first time I had been. Loved Sundance Square...so pretty.

c

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