MOUNT VERNON ó When she blasted onto the scene in the 1960ís with The Mamaís and The Papaís, the voice of Cass Elliott has been loved and revered ever since. After the final Mamaís and Papaís album in 1971, she set off on her own solo journey and her audiences grew from her albums to television shows. Her tragic end at age 32 was rumored to have been caused by choking on a ham sandwich, the irony being she was Jewish, but the urban legend is totally untrue.
To find out the real reason for her early death, join Allison Miller portraying Mama Cass Elliott as Elixir, the Ohio Humanities Council, the Rolls-Royce Charities/Civic Fund and Ariel Foundation present the 7th season of the Elixir Presents Chautauqua Series. Miller will be making her second Chautauqua appearance.
Opening the program with be FolkTails, a duo consisting of Chris & Mike Petee, bringing sounds of the 1960ís to warm up the audience for Mama Cassís program presented in first person by Miller.
The program will be at ThePlace@TheWoodward, 111 S. Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon, on Thursday. Doors open at 6 p.m. for this donation-based event and this family G-rated program begins at 7. For more information for this program visit www.elixirpresents.com or www.VisitKnoxOhio.org or call 740-392-6102.
Published on February 18, 2013