You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Entertainment

  • Pride festival expecting to see growth with march, music
    The debates and drawbacks opposing the federal ruling to legalize same-sex marriage last month won’t rain on this weekend’s 18th annual Fort Wayne Pride festival.
  • Good time, upbeat musical
    The French Riviera, with its picture-perfect Mediterranean coastline, makes for a beautiful (not to mention expensive) vacation destination. Luckily, the Civic Theater's production of ̶ ...
  • Baldwin, LaBeouf in NY courts
    Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf never ended up sharing a Broadway stage as planned last year. But real-life dramatics have landed both of them in a distinctly less celebrated venue: Manhattan criminal courts.
Advertisement
Associated Press file photo
Willie Nelson

Toy armadillo stolen in NY after Nelson concert

– A missing toy armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs.

A stuffed armadillo beloved by a member of Nelson's crew was stolen from the stage at The Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, after a Nelson concert last Thursday, theater general manager Tom Bailey said.

Grainy video shows a woman walking onto the stage as the crew packs up, boldly grabbing the armadillo and sauntering off with it, he said. The critter is known as Ol' Dillo, he said, and is a treasured possession of Nelson's monitor engineer, Aaron Foye.

Theater workers looked through more video on Tuesday in hopes of identifying the woman, Bailey said.

A posting on Nelson's Facebook page asks for help finding the thief. And a commenter says, "We hang armadillo thieves in Texas."

Nelson's publicist, Elaine Schock, told The Journal News she was unaware of Ol' Dillo and didn't know it had been filched.

"When you go to a Willie Nelson show," she said, "the last thing you notice is an armadillo."

Nelson, singer of such hits as "Always on My Mind" and "On the Road Again," postponed his Wednesday concert in Carmel, Ind., according to his website, which didn't cite a reason.

Advertisement