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Ron White

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Apr 8, 2017 – 7:00 PM

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Ron White: With a glass of Scotch in one hand and a cigar in the other, Ron White has put audiences in stitches on numerous stand-up tour dates, albums, and comedy specials. White rose to stardom while appearing on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with fellow comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy. He then came into his own with a number of commercially and critically successful comedy albums, tour dates, and stand-up specials.

Texas born and bred, Ron White earned the nickname "Tater Salad" in the Navy for his love of the side dish. When he returned from service, White decided to pursue his dream of becoming a comedian, driving around Texas on tour dates in a Nissan pickup truck. In 1990, he recorded his first comedy album, Tater Salad aka. Busted in Des Moines. After struggling to book tour dates at smaller stand-up clubs, Ron White was discovered by Jeff Foxworthy and invited to join the Blue Collar Comedy Tour in 2000. White's tales of drunkenness and adventures in Texas, told in a laid back style (cue the cigar and Scotch), became a huge hit with audiences.

The exposure brought Ron White hundreds of more high profile tour dates, as well as his second solo stand-up album, Drunk in Public. The album went gold and was soon followed by White's first Comedy Central stand-up special, They Call Me Tater Salad. While the DVD version of the special flew off the shelves, the CD version ended up going multi-platinum. Ron White's next stand-up special came in 2006, titled You Can't Fix Stupid; the album shot to the top of Billboard's Comedy Albums chart and was nominated for a Grammy.

Shortly after the release of his 2009standup special, Behavioral Problems, White formed his own record label with Michael Blakey called Organica Music Group (OMG). The label caters to both emerging and established comedians and musicians, and released White's most recent stand-up video, A Little Unprofessional.

While Ron White may not have as big a presence on television and movies as he once did, he has split his time between stand-up tours and appearing with his wife, singer Margo Rey, who suffers from breast cancer.

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  • The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia probe (all times local): 7:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is tweeting about the 'Criminal Deep State' and says its efforts to undermine him have backfired. He's referring to the FBI's reliance on an outside informant to determine whether Trump's campaign aides were working with Russia ahead of the 2016 election. He tweeted Wednesday: 'SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!' Trump and his GOP supporters in Congress are now demanding information on that informant, suggesting it's proof that the Obama administration was trying to spy on his campaign. Trump also tweeted: 'Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State. They go after Phony Collusion with Russia, a made up Scam, and end up getting caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before! What goes around, comes around!' ___ 12:35 a.m. President Donald Trump is declining to say whether he has confidence in Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after the White House negotiated rare access to classified documents for Trump's congressional allies. Trump was asked Tuesday if he has confidence in Rosenstein, who is overseeing the special counsel's Russia investigation. The president told reporters to move on to another question. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says a meeting to allow House Republicans to review highly classified information on the Russia probe will happen Thursday. Sanders says FBI Director Christopher Wray, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and Justice Department official Edward O'Callaghan will meet with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Trey Gowdy.
  • A Virginia family is mourning the death of a 2-year-old boy after he was shot and killed by his 4-year-old brother. Tyson Aponte was shot in the chest when his brother picked up what he thought was a toy. In reality it was a loaded gun, WTVR reported. >> Read more trending news  The children’s mother was home when the shooting happened Tuesday morning. Tyson was taken to the University of Virginia Health System where he died, WCAV reported. “It’s of paramount importance to make sure your guns are secured and out of the reach of children and everything,” Major Donald Lowe told WTVR. “At least have them unloaded or a safety lock on them, whatever you have to do to keep them from being discharged accidentally.” Police are investigating. “Our heart breaks for this family ... they’re devastated, naturally, so we want to do everything we can to help them,” Lowe told WTVR.
  • A video and message posted by a Green County, Oklahoma, mom is spreading quickly on social media. >> Watch the news report here Christy Rowden posted the video Monday afternoon after a heartwarming moment at a park. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  Rowden said she was at the park with her two children that afternoon when a bus of students from Oologah Upper Elementary pulled up and started playing on the basketball court. Rowden’s 7-year-old son was adopted from Uganda. Rowden said he can be shy and, as a result, stood back as the older boys played basketball. >> Watch the video here Soon after, the fifth-grade boys reportedly came up to her son, Asher, introduced themselves and invited him to play. The boys quickly welcomed him into their game, cheering him on and giving high-fives. >> Read more trending news  Rowden said the moment brought a tear to her eye, especially since she is the mom of a black boy in a mostly white community. Rowden shared the post to remind people that there is still good in the world and to thank the children who were so kind to her son. >> See the Facebook post here
  • President Donald Trump says the U.S. will probably need a 'different structure' when it comes to trade with China. His tweet Wednesday comes after the two countries agreed to suspend plans to impose tariffs on as much as $200 billion in each other's goods, pulling back from the brink of a trade war. Trump tweeted: 'Our Trade Deal with China is moving along nicely, but in the end we will probably have to use a different structure in that this will be too hard to get done and to verify results after completion.' Trump's treasury secretary says he expects a big increase in farm sales to China. That would be key politically, as many Trump supporters in rural states say a U.S. trade war with China would hurt their businesses.
  • The Latest on a bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations (all times local): 8:05 a.m. President Donald Trump says he is eager to sign a bill that will dismantle a chunk of the landmark Dodd-Frank act that grew out of the 2008 financial collapse. A day after the House voted to approve the bill, Trump tweeted Wednesday: 'Big legislation will be signed by me shortly.' He cited 'big changes to DODD FRANK.' The bill raises the threshold at which banks are deemed so big and plugged into the financial grid that if one were to fail it would cause major havoc. Those banks are subject to stricter capital and planning requirements. Backers of the legislation argue that loosening the restraints would boost lending and the economy. The House voted 258-159 on Tuesday to approve legislation rolling back the law. The Senate voted 67-31 to approve it in March. ___ 12:30 a.m. President Donald Trump is one step from checking off another campaign promise, this time an overhaul of the landmark Dodd-Frank bill that grew out of the 2008 financial collapse. With a House vote on Tuesday, Congress sent to Trump a bill dismantling a chunk of the rules framework for banks that was designed to prevent another financial collapse. The bill raises the threshold at which banks are deemed so big and plugged into the financial grid that if one were to fail it would cause major havoc. Those banks are subject to stricter capital and planning requirements. Backers of the legislation argue that loosening the restraints would boost lending and the economy. The White House says it hopes Trump will receive the bill before Memorial Day to speed its signing.
  • A man wanted following a fatal crash involving a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has been captured. >> Shooter dead in Panama City, Florida standoff, reports say Authorities had been looking for 22-year-old Dakota Kape Whitt after Trooper Samuel N. Bullard, 24, of Wilkes County, died late Monday in a crash along Interstate 77 in Yadkin County during a chase. WGHP-TV reports that during the chase, one trooper noticed he did not see a second patrol car behind him. When his attempt at contacting the other trooper failed, he turned around and found the patrol car engulfed in flames. >> Read more trending news  “Our SHP family is devastated by the loss of Trooper Bullard. We are struggling to find words that describe the hurting we feel right now,” said Col. Glenn M. McNeill Jr., commander of the State Highway Patrol. “Trooper Bullard died as he was fulfilling his promise to the people of North Carolina, protecting and serving his community.”  It happened around 11:30 p.m. on I-77 southbound near NC-67. The area is about 70 miles north of Charlotte and due west of Winston-Salem. >> No leads in fatal drive-by shooting of grandmother; police asking for public’s help Chris Knox with the NCSHP said Bullard was a three-year veteran assigned to Surry County. Troopers said the incident started with a license check. A black BMW did not stop and troopers went after it. Trooper Bullard was involved in a collision at Mile Marker 80. Whitt was taken into custody without incident around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. He's charged with murder, felony fleeing to elude arrest in a motor vehicle and driving with a revoked license.