NIGHT OF 1000… DOLLYS // The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Ezza Rose
Director: Colin Higgins Run Time: 114 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1982
Starring: Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise, Jim Nabors
A celebration of multi-talented national treasure Dolly Parton on the eve of her new album, Rockstar.
Preceded by music from the fine folks who put on Dolly Hoot Night! Ezza Rose will kick off the evening with a pre-show cover of Dolly Parton songs. Music starts at 5:40PM!
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (at 6PM)
Two years after launching her film career with 9 to 5, Dolly returned to the silver screen with this campy treat (an adaptation of the 1978 Broadway musical). Town sheriff Ed Earl Dodd (Reynolds) his sweetheart/brothel madam Miss Mona Stangley (Parton), team up to stop a television consumer advocate from shutting down the local whorehouse, the famed Chicken Ranch. Begins at 6:00PM.
Ezza Rose (at 5:40PM)
Since 2009, Ezza Rose and band have been cultivating a sound of their own. They’ve graced stages all around the US and have made it as far as New Zealand sharing their music live. Drawing on several influences from the likes of Mazzy Star, Patti Smith, and their residency in Portland, ERB writes and performs music which reflects the listeners’ lives back at them while hinting at a new perspective. The fluidity of love, the ebb and flow of relationships, and getting caught in the machine of expectations, all are deconstructed with flowy rhythm, aggressive electric guitars, and dreamy vocal melodies. Ezza is excited to strip down to her roots and perform for you acoustic this evening! She is currently working on a solo acoustic record to be released early 2024. This solo record draws on many folk and country influences (Dolly being one of them!).
“More electrified and slightly more ominous than the simple, lilting sound she previously established, this is Rose at her best so far.” – Willamette Week
“…an intense studio album with a sudden and unexpected beauty.” – Oregon Music News
“Her beautifully delicate, mournfully classic voice floats amongst the loosely bound, misty particles in the air and our minds and fills the cracks with a sound that’s chilling and comforting, all at once.” – Vortex Music Magazine
“Ezza’s singer/songwriting talents push on. Her voice is consistently smooth and clear, ethereal, and from the gut.” – ElevenPDX