18 Jan

Todrick Hall Will Headline Kinky Boots on Broadway

first_img Related Shows He’s recently outta Oz, and now he’s heading to Broadway. YouTube star Todrick Hall will return to the Great White Way to headline Kinky Boots. He takes over for Alan Mingo Jr. in the role of Lola beginning November 1.Hall recently concluded the national tour of his show Straight Outta Oz. Prior to his YouTube fame, Hall appeared on Broadway in The Color Purple and Memphis. He has collaborated with dozens of Broadway names, including Shoshana Bean and Jay Armstrong Johnson, in his videos. He also collaborated with Joseph Gordon-Levitt on his variety series HitRecord on TV and was a semi-finalist on season nine of American Idol..Featuring a score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from a local drag queen. Together, these two become an unstoppable team, and find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible.In addition to Mingo Jr., the current cast of Kinky Boots features Aaron C. Finley as Charlie, Haven Burton as Lauren, Shannon O’Boyle as Nicola, Daniel Stewart Sherman as Don and Marcus Neville as George.Hall is scheduled to play a limited engagement at the Al Hirshfeld Theatre through March 5, 2017. Take a look at Hall putting the sex in the heel below! View Comments Kinky Bootscenter_img Todrick Hall(Photo: Robin Marchant/Getty Images) Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019last_img read more

31 Dec

China Pollution Goals To Cut Coal Consumption

first_imgChina Pollution Goals To Cut Coal Consumption FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:SHANGHAI—China’s heavily polluted industrial province of Hebei has pledged to cut concentrations of hazardous smog particles by 14 percent by 2020, part of China’s ongoing efforts to improve air quality in the region.Following a meeting this week, the provincial government promised to cut small, airborne particles known as PM2.5 to an average of 57 micrograms per cubic metre by 2020, down from 65 micrograms in 2017, according to a notice issued by the local environmental bureau on Thursday.Smog-prone Hebei, which surrounds the capital Beijing, is a major front in China’s ongoing “war on pollution,” and it is desperate to promote cleaner forms of growth and cut fossil fuel use, especially coal.The province has been under heavy pressure to bring smog under control this winter, shutting factories, curbing traffic and converting coal-fired heating boilers as part of a state anti-pollution drive that committed 28 northern Chinese cities to reduce PM2.5 concentrations by at least 15 percent from October 2017 to March 2018.Hebei, China’s biggest steel-producing region, also said this week that it would accelerate efforts to restructure its heavy industrial economy, promote innovation, expand tourism and service sectors and increase forestation in the next three years.The province aims to raise the share of non-fossil fuels in its total primary energy mix to 10 percent by 2020, up from 5 percent in 2015 – still falling short of the national target of 15 percent for the period.More: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pollution-hebei/chinas-hebei-pledges-to-cut-pollution-by-14-percent-by-2020-idUSKBN1EU07Wlast_img read more

14 Aug

Who plays on ‘Thursday Night Football’ tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for Week 5

first_imgMORE: Watch Seahawks vs. Rams live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)The Thursday night timing for Week 5 might feel especially annoying for both the Rams and the Seahawks, because this is an important game even though the NFC West race is in its early stages. Depending on what happens with the undefeated 49ers this week, at least a share of the lead in the divison could be on the line in Seattle. Both teams would prefer to be at full health, which isn’t possible on a short week.The Seahawks lead the all-time series against the Rams 23-18, but Los Angeles has won their last three meetings, including a season sweep last year that allowed the Rams to win the division.Below is all the info you need to watch “Thursday Night Football” this week, including TV channel and kickoff time.Who plays on Thursday Night Football tonight?Los Angeles Rams at Seattle SeahawksKickoff time: 8:20 p.m. ETThough the Seahawks have dropped their last three games against the Rams, Russell Wilson is not to blame. The Seattle quarterback is aiming for his third consecutive game against LA in which he has 3-plus touchdown passes and a rating of 120 or better. The NFC’s current leader in QB rating (118.7) also has thrown 2-plus TD passes and maintained a rating of 100 or better in three of his last four home starts against NFC West teams.Wilson’s QB counterpart in Thursday night’s game has been struggling this season, but Jared Goff also has had his share of success against divisional opponents. The Los Angeles passer is a perfect 9-0 in his last nine starts against NFC West teams.Per Sportsbook Review, the Seahawks are entering Thursday night’s game against the Rams as slight favorites, but Sporting News predicted a Los Angeles victory in both our picks against the spread and our straight-up picks.MORE: Full betting preview for Rams vs. SeahawksWhat channel is Thursday Night Football on?TV channel (national): NFL Network, FoxTV channel (Los Angeles): KTTVTV channel (Seattle): KCPQLive stream: fuboTV, Amazon Prime”Thursday Night Football” broadcast rights in 2019 are shared between Fox, NFL Network and Amazon Prime; fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial, also can be used to watch “Thursday Night Football.” Thursday night games on Fox this season are called by the network’s lead broadcast team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, sideline reporters Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink, and rules analyst Mike Pereira.Andrea Kramer and Hannah Storm are the voices for Amazon Prime’s broadcasts.Thursday Night Football TV schedule for 2019All “Thursday Night Football” games start at 8:20 p.m. ET.WeekDateMatchupTV channels4Sept. 26Eagles at PackersFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV5Oct. 3Rams at SeahawksFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV6Oct. 10Giants at PatriotsFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV7Oct. 17Chiefs at BroncosFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV8Oct. 24Redskins at VikingsFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV9Oct. 3149ers at CardinalsFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV10Nov. 7Chargers at RaidersFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV11Nov. 14Steelers at BrownsFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV12Nov. 21Colts at TexansFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV14Dec. 5Cowboys at BearsFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV15Dec. 12Jets at RavensFox, NFLN, Prime, fuboTV In 2019, “Thursday Night Football” generally features intriguing matchups, even if the quality of play takes a dip as a result of a short week for the participating. That’s part of the reason the NFL can continue to get away with forcing teams to play a few days early each week. As long as fans care to scan their TV channels for “Thursday Night Football,” the league will give the people what they want.This week on “Thursday Night Football,” the Seahawks will host the Rams at CenturyLink Field in a game scheduled to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET on Fox and NFL Network. Los Angeles running back Todd Gurley speaks for the majority of players in this game when he expresses his disdain for TNF. Specifically, he said this week Thursday night games are “the dumbest thing ever.”last_img read more

18 Jan

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury ready to rumble in LA showdown

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Even now, three years into his reign as champion, he is sometimes mistaken for NBA superstar LeBron James.That could change on Saturday when the 6ft 7in Wilder faces off against Fury, the trash-talking “Gypsy King” who is also unbeaten, with 27 wins from 27 fights, 19 inside the distance.For Wilder, Saturday’s fight at the Staples Center is an opportunity to announce himself to a significant audience.It is the first time he is the feature attraction on a pay-per-view television card. An explosive display against Fury will burnish his box-office appeal. ‘The baddest man’ ADVERTISEMENT Sonny Liston, Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Frazier and Mike Tyson head the who’s who of Wilder’s predecessors, evoking an era when heavyweight boxing was an integral part of the US sporting landscape.Yet as Wilder prepares for the eighth defense of a title he has held since 2015, he remains a virtual unknown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAt the age of 33, Wilder has compiled an impressive record which includes 40 victories, no defeats, with 39 knockouts.But his unblemished record and undeniable punching power have yet to capture the imagination of American sports fans. Whether those two fights are adequate preparation for the challenge of Wilder remains to be seen.While former heavyweight champions such as Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson believe Fury has the skill and power to overcome Wilder, other fighters fear the bout has come too early in his comeback.“I’m always going to be rooting for the Union Jack,” said British heavyweight Dereck Chisora. “But I believe Fury has taken the fight too early…when he gets hit by Wilder, it’s goodnight.”Fury, true to form, is having none of it.“I’m going to box his face off,” Fury said. “On Saturday night, Deontay Wilder is going to be known as the guy who got knocked out by Tyson Fury,” added the Briton, gleefully mocking Wilder for his relatively low profile amongst US sports fans.“He needs me. He’s made seven defenses but he’s still unknown in this country. I went down the street yesterday and asked 50 people if they knew who Deontay Wilder was and only two said they did, and they were boxing fans.”Lewis and Holyfield, meanwhile, believe Fury’s chances of victory will hinge on his ability to take the fight into the later rounds while evading Wilder’s right hand.Wilder, however, demonstrated he is more than capable of lasting over the distance with a gutsy 10th round knockout of the dangerous Cuban Luis Ortiz in March.The American, who looked authentically angered by Fury in Wednesday’s face off, promised a brutal finish.“I’m gonna beat his ass and then knock him out,” Wilder said. “I promise you this, he will go down. I don’t know when it’s coming. But it’s coming.” Kawhi Leonard, Raptors outlast Warriors in thrilling OT win View comments “America has a mighty man in me,” Wilder boasted at an ill-tempered press conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “America has the baddest man on the planet.“I put in the hard work to make it here. I’ve grinded and worked. There’s no way I’m going to let a man come from another country and take what I’ve been building.”Victory for Wilder or Fury will thrust them to the front of the queue to face Britain’s Anthony Joshua, holder of the International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organization heavyweight belts.While several obstacles would need to be overcome before a money-spinning Joshua fight can happen, the clamour for a unification bout could become irresistible.For Joshua’s eventual challenger to be Wilder, he must overcome the imposing 6ft 9in frame of Fury, a man on a mission who returned to the ring in April after a two-year absence following a battle with depression, drink and drug abuse.Three years ago, Fury stunned the boxing world after defeating champion Wladimir Klitschko to claim the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO and lineal titles.The high of that victory however was to be followed by a descent into despair. Fury, who was subsequently stripped of those belts amid two failed drug tests, recently revealed he had tried to commit suicide.“I just wanted to die so bad, I gave up on life,” Fury said.But with his demons overcome, and his license restored, Fury returned earlier this year, stopping Albanian journeyman Sefer Seferi after four rounds in April before outpointing little-known Francesco Pianeta in August. Comeback too soon? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Boxers Deontay Wilder, left, and Tyson Fury exchange words as they face each other at a news conference in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. The pair are slated to fight Saturday night for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)Deontay Wilder will aim to rekindle America’s love affair with heavyweight boxing on Saturday when he faces Britain’s Tyson Fury in a high-stakes showdown of undefeated fighters.As the reigning World Boxing Council champion, Wilder is the latest custodian of a belt which has been worn by some of the heavyweight division’s most iconic names stretching back over more than 50 years.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more