Wayne Brady & His Kinky Boots Co-Stars Get Sketchy

first_imgAbout the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 View Comments The sex is in the sketch! Wayne Brady has stepped into the dazzling red footwear in Kinky Boots on the Great White Way and as the Emmy winner entered the land of Lola, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson stopped by to get in on the action and pen this sketch. In addition to Brady as Lola in all her glory, the portrait features Andy Kelso as Charlie, Jeanna De Waal as Lauren, Daniel Stewart Sherman as Don, Marcus Neville as George and Courtney Wolfson as Nicola. Check it out, then catch them all at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre! Kinky Boots Daniel Stewart Sherman Star Files Related Shows Andy Kelsolast_img read more

BALLYLIFFIN CHALLENGE LAUNCH

first_imgThe 2nd annual Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge 10 mile event will be launched in The Ballyliffin Lodge next Friday Jan 21st @ 7pm .Again the nominated charity is the Hospice unit in Carndonagh.There is an international dimension to the event this time round with a large group from London travelling to participate. The race this year will be Easter Saturday, April 23. For more details go to their facebook page link below:http://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/The-Ballyliffin-10mile-Coastal-Challenge-2011/146842005338829BALLYLIFFIN CHALLENGE LAUNCH was last modified: January 15th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Police in M.P. district on toes after bomb threat to BJP MLA

first_imgThe Vidisha district police have stepped up security at the railway station, government hospital and bus stand in Ganj Basoda, whose MLA Leena Jain received an anonymous letter on Monday threatening to blow up her and the Union Home Minister. “As a preventive measure, a bomb disposal squad reached Vidisha from Bhopal on Monday. Four to six officials with hand-held metal detectors are randomly screening people entering the public facilities. We have also deployed a tracker dog,” said Vinayak Verma, Vidisha Superintendent of Police.The hand-written letter was received by the BJP MLA at her office at 2.30 p.m. on Monday, she confirmed. Besides the leaders, it threatened to blow up public places. “I had filed a complaint with the police after receiving the letter. I don’t suspect anyone for the threat as I don’t have any adversaries,” Ms. Jain told The Hindu. ‘Writer clueless’ “Prima facie, the letter appears to have been written from within Ganj Basoda. Its ostensibly non-serious language indicates the writer is clueless about what he wrote. For instance, it has been undersigned by ‘Bomb bananey wala’, which doesn’t indicate anything. Yet, it could be a threat to public security,” added Mr. Verma. The police were coordinating with the State ATS , the GRP and the RPF to track down the accused. An FIR has been registered against unknown persons.last_img read more

Calgary remains interested in 2026 bid but awaits word from feds province

first_imgCALGARY – Calgary city council approved a slate of moves towards a possible bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics on Tuesday but they’re contingent upon the federal and provincial governments contributing money towards it.Council voted 8-6 to approve in principle motions that included forming a bid corporation and spending another $3.5 million on exploring a bid.But those moves won’t be put into action until the Canadian and Alberta governments also commit to the bid.“What council decided tonight is to move forward, so we made it through another gate, on the Olympic process,” Mayor Naheed Nenshi said. “This gate is contingent on confirmation of the federal and provincial funding.”Nenshi has repeatedly said a bid can’t go ahead without federal and provincial financial support.The city posted documents on its website Friday stating both levels of government were on board to contribute money but walked that back a day later saying no confirmation was received and those reports were posted in error.The cost of a 2026 bid is estimated to be $30 million. The retracted reports stated the feds would chip in $10.5 million and the province $10 million before those document were removed from the city’s website.“I would say I am extraordinarily confident that the . . . funding is extremely close to forthcoming,” Nenshi said Tuesday. “We’ve had lots of conversations with the feds and the province on this.“I think that with council’s decision to move forward today with that kind of commitment, I think that probably will get rid of any remaining barriers with the other governments, but of course it’s their decision.”The International Olympic Committee will invite cities to bid for 2026 in October with the deadline to do so by January. The winning city will be announced in September, 2019.Calgary was the host city of the 1988 Winter Games.The city allocated $5 million in 2016 to the Calgary Bid Exploration Committee. CBEC concluded last year that the cost of hosting the 2026 Games would be $4.6 billion and Games revenue would cover half that cost.But the director of the city’s bid project team that took over from CBEC said Tuesday that estimate will likely be too low when inflation, contingency and endowment funds are calculated.“We are anticipating that number to be higher,” Kyle Ripley said.Council voted in November to spend up to $2 million more on continued exploration of a bid. But only $1 million was released pending an answer from the federal and provincial governments.The city was looking for a three-way split between the three levels of government on the cost of the bid.The $3.5 million approved in principle Tuesday would bring Calgary’s spending on a bid to $9.5 million and thus fulfil its one-third financial commitment, Nenshi said.Also approved in principle Tuesday was administration returning to council April 10 to discuss a public engagement plan.Had council voted against the motions Tuesday, Calgary would not bid for 2026.“A no vote today means this project is dead,” Nenshi said.Council is expected to debate Wednesday whether Calgarians’ desire to host the 2026 Winter Games should be polled via a plebiscite.Nenshi said he wasn’t opposed to a plebiscite, but “somebody’s got to pay for it. It’s two million bucks and it’s not going to come out of the existing budget, so you’ve got to find the money.“We need robust public engagement. We really need talk to people and get an idea of what they’re thinking. I think there are other ways to get engagement.”last_img read more

Premier continues to welcome critical delegations

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 20, 2017 – Providenciales – Premier Robinson continues to welcome many regional and international partners who are offering assistance and support in the country’s Recovery efforts.“The level of assistance being offered is unprecedented and we are grateful that in this climate where many countries around the world are affected by recent disasters, our country is being considered favorably in our early framing days of our recovery strategy.   We have a few more critical assessments to complete and we are pleased that the various offers of assistance can be factored in for consideration in our Strategic Recovery Framework”, said Premier Robinson.   “People are eager to learn what if anything the Government is able to do in terms of housing repairs, business support and rebuilding. We are closer to that date and we are pleased with the critical work done thus far.”“Last week I was pleased to welcome the DFID/FCO Reconstruction Team which comprised of critical skills and posts.  The Team led by Chris Austin, Barbados based head of the UK Joint Task Force in the region comprised of David Barlow, Consultant on Emergency Planning; Alex Stevens, Head of OT Governance Team, DFID; John Bowker, Infrastructure Advisor, DFID; David Woolnough and Miriam Sachak, head of Economic and Financial team, DFID, FCO.”“The Team was able to meet with the Governor, myself, Ministers, Senior Public Service Management and critical Department Heads.   I was pleased with the dialogue and was satisfied with the initial feedback received in the Debriefing at the end of the Visit.   The Team will report to the UK Ministerial Group and formal dialogue will follow on our country’s needs and the UK’s commitments.”“I was likewise delighted to receive a courtesy call from a Bahamian Delegation led by the Hon Philip Brave Davis, Leader of the Opposition and which included Member of Parliament, Hon Paiswell Forbes and Senator the Hon Jobeth Coleby Davis.“This week, I welcomed Caribbean representative, Diane Quarless for UN ECLAC.    At my invitation, a full delegation will travel to TCI the first week of November to continue the critical damage and Loss Assessment Report.   The work of UN ECLAC is critical in assessing our economic loss and recommendations for recovery efforts.”Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more