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Sorry Y'all: Celeb Chef Paula Deen Cancels Pantages Tour Stop

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Beloved Food Network personality Paula Deen's love of butter and rich home-cooked Southern fare makes her a perennial fan favorite and the entertaining chef was poised to share her culinary enthusiasm in a live stage show due to stop here in Los Angeles on March 4 as part of a tour of several US cities. However Deen's company has announced that the "Celebrity Chefs Tour; An Evening With Paula Deen and Family" has been canceled due to issues with the event promoter.Celebrity Chefs Tour LLC experienced what Deen's publicist said were "too many financial and logistical issues for this promoter [...] to handle," noting that this was a "painful" decision that they knew would affect Deen's numerous fans.

Said Deen of the cancellation:

I love traveling the country sharing stories, cooking and visiting with folks, it's one of my favorite things to do. That's why I'm so sorry that those who bought tickets or were planning to attend are going to be disappointed. I apologize for that and I appreciate their patience. Right now my team is working an alternative plan with new promoters and we hope to announce the details in the coming weeks.

Deen's show was to be at The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, and included a separately-ticketed pre-show dinner, which has also been cancelled. Ticket holders will be issued refunds. (h/t LA Observed)

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