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Some Highlights from the Patte Awards


You can read my Twitter updates for a blow-by-blow account of the 12th Annual Patt Awards for Theater Excellence taking place on Monday, January 19th at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter. There were some great acceptance speeches, especially that of Antonio "T.J." Johnson, who won an Outstaning Performance Award for his lead role in Fences at Cygnet Theater . & His best line featured the advice his father gave him about being on stage: & whatever you do, don't drop the white woman! That got a big laugh. & You can watch the gala celebration on February 6th at 8pm on Channel 4 San Diego.

& The grand dame of the Patte Awards, Pat Launer. &


The beefy, oiled men who brought Pat out on stage on top of a pile of mattresses.

& Dreamgirls perform live at the awards ceremony.