Saturday night cabaret features Quinton Cockrell

first_img Published 4:48 pm Thursday, March 27, 2014 By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Holley visits Republican Women Troy Republican Women welcomed two guest speakers to their meeting Wednesday. State Senator Jimmy Holley and Public Commissioner Jeremy Oden… read more Saturday night cabaret features Quinton Cockrell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Print Articlecenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Quinton Cockrell has done cabaret in New York and Paris and, on Saturday night, he will perform at studio 116 in downtown Brundidge.Cockrell’s program will include pop standards, jazz and blues music from the 1920s through the 1970s.“Saturday night will be a full night of Quinton Cockrell and we are excited to offer this unique and special concert at studio 116,” said Chris Rick, studio co-director.“Quinton is an outstanding actor, playwright, vocalist and musician and we are honored to have him back at studio 116.”Cockrell, a professor of theater at Troy University, has worked with numerous theatre companies in New York City and throughout the United States.He has worked at such prestigious venues as the Riverside Shakespeare Company, Westbeth Theatre, John Houseman Theatre, Playwright’s Horizons, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, Studio Arena Theatre, Heritage Repertory Company, Birmingham Children’s Theatre and City Equity Theatre.Cockrell has worked extensively with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Southern Writer’s Project since 2002.He is a recipient of the Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship in playwriting for his plays “Low Life” and “Shot House,” which premiered in Paris at L’Ogresse Theatre in July 2007.Tickets for Saturday night’s performance at studio 116 are $8 or two for $15. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tables are available for those who enjoy an indoor tailgate experience. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Knight calls for rule change after England’s elimination

first_imgHEATHER Knight hopes a change in the rules will prevent other teams enduring a “horrible” tournament exit after England were eliminated from the T20 World Cup without a ball being bowled in their rained-off semi-final against India.With no reserve day scheduled, India progressed to Sunday’s final by virtue of a better record in the group stages, having topped Group A.“I don’t want any other team to go out in this fashion,” said England captain Knight, whose side were runners-up in Group B.“It is what was signed up to, to not have reserve days, but hopefully that will change.“We’ve been bridesmaids before but to lose out to rain is a new feeling.”Each cricket board signed up to playing conditions that stated there was no reserve day for the knockout stages.There is a reserve day for the final in Melbourne.“As players, we don’t know anything about the reserve days – it’s up to the boards and those, way above our pay grade, to sort those out,” Knight said.“There’s frustration and we’re disappointed but we have to move on quickly.”England were left to rue their narrow opening defeat by South Africa, which meant they could not top the group.India went through the group stages unbeaten, while South Africa won three matches before their final game against West Indies was rained off.“We didn’t top our group, which was in our hands,” Knight, 29, said.“It’s a horrible way to exit a tournament. It’s going to be a bitter pill to swallow for a few of us for a while.”England have not won the tournament since the inaugural edition in 2009, although they have reached the final three times since then.They came back well from their opening loss and appeared to be growing in confidence as the tournament progressed.Natalie Sciver finished as England’s leading run-scorer with 202 – and currently leads the table – with Knight, who scored her maiden T20 century against Thailand, second on 198 runs.Left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone has also impressed, moving to the top of the T20 bowling rankings after taking eight wickets at an average of 6.12.Knight also praised Lisa Keightley, who was overseeing the tournament as England head coach for the first time.“Lisa’s very relaxed in how she goes about things, and that’s the style I’ve quite enjoyed working with,” Knight added.“I feel we’ve built a good relationship.” (BBC Sport)last_img read more

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Alexander: Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons needs more fans to #VoteSimba

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “I wasn’t playing (to make) the All-Star Game. But at the end when you see you’re up there with a few other candidates, it’s pretty special. That means you did pretty good work so far.”The acknowledgment that he’s an elite shortstop beyond the ranks of those who see him every day might be satisfaction enough. It might have to be.“If I thought it was that important for Simba, where his ego was going to be so bruised if he wasn’t selected to the All-Star Game, I think I’d have a more passionate speech,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said when asked how he’d stump for his shortstop. “But that’s the beauty of Simba. You know he wants to play, he wants to win. He’s not going to be affected if he’s slighted. … He’s playing at an incredible level. So you know there’s no speeches really necessary. I think his play speaks for itself.”Ah, well, maybe the people in Atlanta, who got Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis into the NL’s starting lineup, will do a solid for a former Brave between now and the time voting ends.“If there’s Braves fans out there that still want to see me in the All-Star Game, feel free to vote,” he said.He’s Andrelton Simmons, and I’m guessing he’d approve this [email protected]@Jim_Alexander on Twitter For what it’s worth, the Mariners were wearing “SendSegura” T-shirts as they boarded their plane to SoCal, and their organization is waging a spirited campaign. The Red Sox social media team posted pictures of Benintendi on their team plane taking a nap beneath the hashtag “#VoteBenny.”Yankees players taped funny videos talking up Stanton’s campaign, while their organization teamed up with the Dodgers, with the Yanks also promoting Max Muncy and the Dodgers pumping up Stanton.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.(Hold it: Why didn’t the Dodgers and Angels combine their voting blocs? For the Dodgers to go in with the Yankees feels like the Lakers and Celtics collaborating. There’s too much history there, and it just doesn’t feel right.)Such combined efforts are becoming more popular. The Dodgers and Royals got both Justin Turner and Mike Moustakas elected last year, with both teams promoting both third basemen.This year, the Twins, with Rosario, and the Brewers, with first baseman (and NL home run leader) Jesus Aguilar, have joined forces. The Angels have done likewise with the Nationals, the host of next Tuesday’s All-Star Game, who are trying to get their shortstop, Trea Turner, on the roster.Beyond that? The Angels gave away autographed baseballs, bobbleheads and even game tickets on Twitter to those who could post a screenshot showing they voted for Simmons and Turner. They painted “VOTE SIMBA” on the mound before Sunday night’s ESPN game against the Dodgers, which represented a 2-1/2-hour campaign infomercial (it was a quick game).Mike Trout and Tyler Skaggs stumped for Simmons on their Twitter pages. And the Angels posted a 10-second clip from Shohei Ohtani, endorsing Simmons in Japanese. (Maybe the Asian returns will be coming in late.)But where’s the campaign ad featuring splashy video of Simmons’ defensive highlights and offensive outbursts? Or does this call, instead, for negative ads aimed at the other guys?“Yeah,” Simmons said with a laugh, trying out a line: “ ‘They eat past their bedtime. They shouldn’t go.’ ”On second thought, I don’t think Simba will be going negative.“Whatever the fans want to see most, that’s who they vote for,” he said. “It’s their decision, so I respect that. I mean, it’s a show for the people.“Maybe I should try campaigning hard myself, but it’s hard for me. But I know I have a lot of people pulling forme, a lot of people trying to help me out. Everybody’s telling me they’re voting for me, which is really,really cool.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Maybe performance helps. Simmons was 3 for 5 with a double, a run scored and two RBI, as well as his usual dazzling defense, in the Angels’ 9-3 victory over the Mariners. And a devoted fan tweeted this midway through the game:Sorry I’m annoying everyone, only 15 hours left. We can BEAT the EVIL East. Andrelton Simmons deserves this! It’s 100% up to us. I’ll be spending the entire 8th inning voting non stop. #VoteSimba #[email protected] @VictorRojas @TrentRushSportshttps://t.co/n6OSYbCyjo— Shannon needs to quit sports (@ShannonTucknies) July 11, 2018So if this is going to happen, it’s going to have to happen from the ground up.center_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield ANAHEIM — Maybe Andrelton Simmons needs a more cutthroat campaign manager.The Angels shortstop is having a wonderful season, one good enough to get him into the five-man All-Star Final Vote, which closes Wednesday at 1 p.m. PT. Simmons’ misfortune is that he plays a position that, at least in the American League, is exceeded in its importance by its sheer glut of talent.Baltimore’s (for now) Manny Machado and Cleveland’s Francisco Lindor made the AL’s initial roster. Seattle’s Jean Segura, who also qualified for the Final Vote, is fourth in the league in hitting. The Astros’ Carlos Correa should probably be in that elite conversation as well, but he has been sidelined with back stiffness.As for that Final Vote? Simmons, eighth in the AL in hitting and first in the majors in strikeout rate (one every 21.93 plate appearances) going into Tuesday night’s game with Seattle, has some serious catching up to do. Segura led the AL voting as of Tuesday afternoon, followed by Boston’s Andrew Benintendi, the Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton, the Twins’ Eddie Rosario and Simmons. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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