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Best Forrest Gump Dallas 2012 - Jeff Liles

Talk to Kessler Theater artistic director (basically, a booker with style) Jeff Liles for a few minutes and the conversation will likely turn to a strange encounter with a rock star, relationship with a famous rapper or some momentous musical event in Dallas history. Whether it's his role in the infamous Nirvana show at Trees, how he was the first DJ to ever play NWA on the radio or the time the Red Hot Chili Peppers stole his parents' towels, he has an interesting anecdote about a pretty wide swath of culture. It doesn't necessarily sound like bragging, more like the excitement of a fan and participant who truly loves and supports music local and otherwise. Someone who's been around for a long time, but still has the enthusiasm and passion of a teenager.

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I have known Jeff for years, personally and professional.  He has been a great guy and knows everyone.  Working with him is the easiest gig in town.  Calling the best "Forest Gump" is a bit confusing, but hell he has already used up his 15 minutes of fame.  Three cheers Jeff.


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