The Gazette's T.D. Mobley-Martinez, wrote a story about Wednesday's Celebration of Life for actor/activist Tony Babin:
"At the end of the memorial Wednesday, nearly 400 people came to their feet — clapping, hooting, laughing and some, even crying.
It was Tony Babin’s last standing ovation.
The actor, director and founder of the Upstart Performing Ensemble died suddenly Dec. 10 at the age of 52. A giant in Colorado Springs’ tight-knit world of theater, his passing packed the house at the Fine Arts Center, where Babin had often performed. And like man, the nearly two-hour musical tribute was hardly ordinary.