The latest star to join the fun backstage at the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots is dance legend Debbie Allen, who headed behind the scenes after the October 2 matinee of the crowd-pleasing tuner. Allen delivered her hearty congratulations to Kinky’s Tony-winning star Billy Porter, who welcomed the Broadway icon with the help of two of the show’s fabulous drag Angels, Kevin Smith Kirkwood and Kyle Taylor Parker. Porter & Co. posed for this fantastic Hot Shot with Allen, who has starred on the Great White Way in shows like Sweet Charity, West Side Story and Raisin, as well as directing the starry 2008 revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. When are we going to see you next, Debs!? Dozens of Broadway dancers are waiting for you to choreograph for them! View Comments Related Shows Star Files Kinky Boots Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Billy Porter
Materne Named to the All-GSC Tournament Team Share PENSACOLA , Fla. — University of West Florida center fielder Jack Materne was named to the 2009 Gulf South Conference All-Tournament Team, which was announced May 8th. The junior out of Bluewater Bay, Fla. started all four games while batting a solid .467 (7-for-13) to help the Argos out to a 2-2 record and a third place finish in the tournament.Materne led the Argos throughout the tournament knocking three doubles with three runs scored and five RBI. He had atleast one RBI in each of the four games including a 2-for-4, two RBI performance in the Argos 11-4 win over Harding in game two of the tournament. Materne represented the lone spot on the team for the Argonauts which included four members from the 2009 GSC Champions, Southern Arkansas. For more information on Argonaut athletics or to follow along with live stats, fans can keep up with the action at www.GoArgos.com. ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM(*—Unanimous Selections)*Most Outstanding Player—Hayden Simpson, SP, SAU(1.65 ERA, 2-0, 2 GP/GS, 1 CG, 1 SHO, 16.1 IP, 9 H, 3 R/ER, 13 K)3B/DH—Cannon Lester, SAU (5 GP/GS, 8-19, 6 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 15 TB, .789 SLG, .522 OBP, 2-2 SB/ATT, 1.000 FLD/14 CH)CF—Gavan McCauley, SAU (5 GP/GS, 9-18, 6 R, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 11 TB, .611 SLG, .550 OBP, 1 K, 2 SACBU, 3-3 SB/ATT)3B/DH/SP—James Schroeder, SAU (Batting: 5 GP/GS, 6-22, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI; Pitching: 1 GP/GS, 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 7 K)*SP—Matt Speake, SAU (0.00 ERA, 1-0, 2 GP, 1 GS, 1 CG, 1 SHO, 10.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, .158 OPPBA)*C—Chase Blackwood, VSU (5 GP/GS, 8-23, 6 R, 5 HR, 9 RBI, 23 TB, 1.000 SLG, .423 OBP, 1-1 SB/ATT, 1 E, 45 CH)1B—Clayton Cain, VSU (4 GP/GS, 8-15, 4 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 15 TB, 1.000 SLG, .588 OBP, 1 SACBU, 1.000 FLD/30 CH)*3B/P —Austin Smith, VSU (Batting: 4 GP/GS, 6-13, 1 HR, 4 RBI, .632 OBP; Pitching: 0.00 ERA, 2-0, 2 GP, 5 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K)*CF—Jack Materne, UWF (4 GP/GS, 7-15, 3 R, 3 2B, 5 RBI, 10 TB, .667 SLG, 1 HBP, 1 K, 1 SF, 1.000 FLD/12 CH)SS—Devin Goodwin, DSU (4 GP/GS, 6-17, 3 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 11 TB, .647 SLG, 2 BB, .421 OBP, 1-1 SB/ATT)1B—Rob Dahlberg, UWA (3 GP/GS, 5-9, 4 R, 3 RBI, .556 SLG, 2 BB, 2 HBP, .692 OBP, 2-3 SB/ATT, 1 E, 21 CH)Print Friendly Version Jack Materne (Photo courtesy of Ron Besser)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Also performing will be country vocalist Sara Evans; Josh Gracin, a finalist in the second season of “American Idol”; and Latino singers El Chapo de Sinaloa, with Jenni Rivera. The fair will run from Aug. 25 to Sept. 4 at the fairgrounds, 2551 W. Ave. H. Fair admission for adults and teens will be $1 more than last year: $8 for those age 12 and older, $5 for children ages 6 to 11, and $5 for seniors past 62. Children under age 6 will get in free, as will active-duty military personnel with military identification. Concert grandstand seating is included with fair admission. Reserved seats closer to the stage can be purchased for $25 to $65, depending on the concert. Train will perform Aug. 25, the fair’s opening night. Reserved seats cost $35 and $65. El Chapo de Sinaloa and Jenni Rivera will perform Aug. 27, when all seats will be free with that Pay One Price Day admission of $15, which includes carnival rides. Nelson will perform Aug. 28. Reserved seats cost $30 and $65. Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform Aug. 29. Reserved seats cost $25 and $50. Evans and Gracin will perform Aug. 30. Reserved seats cost $25 and $50. All concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. Reserved-seat tickets can be purchased by calling (661) 948-6060, Ext. 230, or Ticketmaster.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Eighteen-year-old singer and songwriter Alana Grace has been added as the opening act for Ashlee Simpson at the Antelope Valley Fair. Grace, a Los Angeles native who grew up in Nashville, is best known for her song “Black Roses Red” on the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” movie soundtrack. Teen People magazine called her “the next Alanis Morissette.” Simpson and Grace will perform Aug. 26, starting at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand seating is free with fair admission. Reserved seats are $30 and $65. Grace joins a fair concert lineup that will include country music icon Willie Nelson, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Lynyrd Skynyrd and Grammy winner Train.