Art of Conversation LX Edmonton

from left: Graham Hicks, Rob Christie and Audie Lynds

Join Graham Hicks, from the Edmonton Sun and Rob Christie and Audie Lynds of Capital FM in The Art of Conversation LX on Wednesday, August 31 from 4pm to whenever. This time the get together takes place Sabor Divino, a Portuguese Restaurant at 10220 – 103 Street across the street from the west end of Edmonton Centre that, according to Graham, has “become in a few short years one of the downtown’s best eateries.” Graham should know. Since retired after 30 years with the Edmonton Sun as the popular Hicks on Six columnist (you can read his first retirement post here), he’s now writing the Sun’s Weekly Dish restaurant reviewer/columnist.

Rob Christie is the taller half of Rob & Audie in the morning. Together they won the Gold Medal for Best Morning Show at the International Radio Festival of New York. Rob’s claims-to-fame include sharing a bed with John Lennon & Yoko Ono, being charged with public mischief after an April Fool’s gag, asking Billy Joel what he saw in Christie Brinkley and having Clint Eastwood hang up on him.

According to the bio on Capital FM’s website: Rob loves golf, sushi, Jack Nicholson movies, and pranking unsuspecting listeners with his Christie’s Kidding phone scams. He works off any guilt by devoting time to Meals-on-Wheels, The Caritas Hospitals Foundation, and the Edmonton Chapter of UNICEF. Rob is married to Diane in a relationship he describes as “longer than a mortgage.”

As for his co-host in the morning, Audie’s bio reports that he was named after the most decorated hero of WWII, Audie Murphy, who went on to Hollywood and became a star in war movies and westerns. “I guess my mother was a huge fan and hoped the name would inspire me to great achievements. Sorry Mom.  I got into radio instead. Audie Murphy and I do have one thing in common though.  He did a movie called “To Hell and Back” and that’s how I feel sometimes when the alarm goes off at 3:15AM.”

Everyone’s invited to the Art of Conversation. There is no agenda and no particular purpose for the get together other than “an opportunity to meet and converse with interesting people over a drink or two. There is only one obligation. To introduce yourself to somebody you don’t know and enjoy a good conversation with them. Come and bring friends. Cash bar, snacks courtesy of Sabor Divino.