Womack puts the cool in country


February 03, 2005|By Sloane Brown | Sloane Brown,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Add another visiting celeb to the "no attitude" list. It seems country star Lee Ann Womack has such a great relationship with Baltimore radio station WPOC that she performed at a local charity event -- Harbor Daze -- last weekend for free. That's quite a pay cut.

And that's not all. Putting Lee Ann in the "above-and-beyond-nice" category, she apparently was fighting a bug at the time.

WPOC's Annie Sandor says she noticed Lee Ann looking a little green behind the gills. The star acknowledged to Annie that she wasn't feeling well but made no mention of it to others. Instead she soldiered on, meeting and greeting folks at the VIP party for the Harbor Hospital fund-raiser. And Annie says Lee Ann didn't give all the regular guests -- some 800 of them -- short shrift either. She put on a great show, bringing the house down with her 2000 hit, "I Hope You Dance."

"There are a lot of artists who can be prima donnas," notes Annie, "but Lee Ann was really gracious."

Turning 50 with flair

Nothing like turning 50 in style -- which is just what Sara Eisner helped hubby Steve Eisner do last weekend. Sara set up a fabulous evening of wine tasting and jazz at Tersiguel's restaurant. Three tables were set up -- each with its own wine expert and each representing one of France's wine regions. On each table, there were a whole lot of wines to taste and learn about. Meanwhile, there were even more hors d'oeuvres to nibble.

All the while, the jazz group Trio Balanca serenaded the 60 or so guests. Sure, the evening was a great success, but the best part of it for Sara was the surprise.

"Steve is someone who always figures everything out ... but this was a total surprise. Steve was completely blindsided!" she gloats.

But Sara admits there was a certain surreal feel in planning the bash.

"We've been married for 26 years. And I have never done anything like this by myself. It was so weird not to have someone to bounce things off of."

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