Ever hear Henry Lawrence sing?
Many of us have been entertained by the three-time Super Bowl champion with the All-Pro pipes in various venues. But we've never seen the ex-Oakland Raider offensive tackle perform on this kind of stage.
Ol' No. 70 will be in the cast of the hit 1960s counter-culture rock musical "Hair" at the Venice Little Theater, 140 Tampa Ave., Venice.
Henry's role? A school principal!
"He and a couple of other older adults in the cast play authority figures," said Laurie Colton, Venice Theater marketing director. "And then there's all those 20-something hippies."
The production is being directed by the legendary Ben Vereen and runs Nov. 10-Dec. 12. Visit venicestage.com or call 941-488-1115 for details.
Lawrence will perform in B'town July 17 at Ace's, 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., and July 24 at Motorworks Brewing, 1014 Ninth St. W.
Gene and Suzanne Henry are wed 70 years!
U.S. Navy second-class petty officer Cristine Civil was promoted to aviation electrician's mate first class. Her proud parents are Joanne and Ed Dick. Cristine was a three-sport athlete at Bradenton Christian, playing in three Final Fours in hoops.
Leslie Marie Howell, director of Manatee Parenting and a Guardian Ad Litem, is 54.
Southeast alum Mike Suchy raised his batting average to .269 with 29 RBI and four homers through June for Pittsburgh's South Atlantic League West Virginia Power.
Eleni Sokos is 21. Again.
Leah Roddenberry was crowned Outstanding Miss Teen Florida
2015 in St. Petersburg. Her proud parents are Ri'ce and Dr. John Roddenberry.
Curt Mahoney is 62 going on 22.
That wily ol' stork arrived again for Willie and Taneshia Taggart. The University of South Florida head football coach and his wife named their bundle of love, Morgan. Her big brothers are Willie Jr. and Jackson.
Debbie Fifield is 39. Again.
Palmetto High's Dazzler Junior officers are Jennifer Elwell, Meyuh Holley and Dayzee Trevino.
Melissa Smith is a structural engineer with the Stirling and Wilbur Engineering Group in Sarasota.
Brett and Cathy Coon-Schemenauer are wed 11 years.
Judge Charles Williams began a two-year term as chief judge of the 12th Judicial Circuit.
Paula Jasper Albritton is 53. Cheers from Jim and Sue Houser, Isaiah Colegio, Alyssa, Cody and Camden Handy, Kristin Houser, Julia Moreno and Barbara Jasper.
So Terry Wilson spots this mega-yacht moored in Fort Lauderdale. He fancies the pleasure craft but knows it's waaay beyond the means of a retired Bradenton firefighter. For laughs he posts the yacht photo on Facebook with, "Who wants in?"
The responses were amusing: Joanne Ratchford Hulsart said she'd run the blender. Joe Miller said he'd handle fishing duties. Lisa Raybon-Green said she'd cook. Gus Sokos offered to be the pizza guy. Dot Pope Woods said she'd pour the wine.
Terry wanted Martin Sharkey to be boat captain, but Sharkey said nuts to that: "I want to party on the boat, not drive it!"
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