Country icon LOUISE MANDRELL is set to bring the curtain down on her Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, theatre on New Year's Eve (31DEC05) after deciding to sell the venue.
The singer has performed regularly at the concert hall, which is close to DOLLY PARTON's Dollywood theme park, for the past eight years and will end her residence there with her annual Christmas shows.
In a posting on her website, Mandrell explains she has decided to sell-up in order to spend more time in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband JOHN, who suffers from reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
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Louise Mandrell Leaving Pigeon Forge
Louise Mandrell will leave her Pigeon Forge, Tenn., theater at the end of 2005 following eight years of performances. A series of Christmas shows begins Thursday (Nov. 3), and her last performance at the venue will be held on New Year's Eve. Mandrell has sold the theater to Fee Hedrick Entertainment. In a letter posted on her Web site, Mandrell writes that she moved to the area to raise her daughter, Nicole, and now plans to return to Nashville to be with her husband, John, who has reflex sympathetic dystrophy.