New York December 1–7: The Hip-Hop Nutcracker & Food and the Chinese American Journey

musicNew York December 1–7: The Hip-Hop Nutcracker & Food and the Chinese American Journey
The Nutcracker gets a whole new vibe with this show. AFAR Local is our weekly insider guide to the best of what’s happening in cities around the U.S. Behind the Book’s Holiday Happy Hour Fundraiser Put your Thursday happy hour to a good cause with …
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Growing Up Hip Hop: Layla “Turning Into A Train Wreck” Says Master P
On the Growing Up Hip Hop episode ‘Straight Trippin’, while Boogie receives shocking news about his DUI case and Kristinia gets a lead from a private investigator about her father, Romeo and his dad Master P are in the No Limit studio. But they’re …
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The Man Who Invented Hip Hop
It’s about an hour past lunchtime, and the man who invented hip-hop is nowhere to be found. The restaurant on Lenox Avenue where we’d planned to meet is closed–and has been for two weeks, according to a passerby. A call from a publicist is even less …
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The History of Motocross – American Style

sportThe History of Motocross – American Style
In 1972, a new sport came to life in America offering a different spectator experience quite unknown outside of Europe. It wasn’t so much less brawn than what the country’s favorite past times required but rather the instrument used to score points.
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Tweed motocross project still in planning stage
It looks like the motocross track proposed for Tweed will not get underway any time soon despite winning a recent Ontario Municipal Board decision. Tweed residents had objected about the noise related to a proposed motocross track on Hungerford Road in Tweed.
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AMAMX: Motocross Season Opener Preview – Hangtown
The most talented and star-studded field in the history of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, is set to wage war over the course of 12 rounds and 24 motos this summer in the sport’s most prestigious quest to crown a …
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At Engine 2® – we are changing the American diet for good

cusineAt Engine 2® – we are changing the American diet for good
Our Engine 2® Plant-Strong® products are an exclusive Whole Foods Market brand and are created to help … be rolling out in the next twelve months include a Firehouse Chili, a Moroccan Stew, two hot cereals, whole grain cheese-less pizzas, plant-strong …
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Basics of Moroccan Food
Moroccan cooking, part Arab and part Berber, is not at all like the food of the Middle East. Its ingredients and cooking styles are unique; no other Arab country has such a rich and varied cuisine. In the south, you sense a strong African influence; in the …
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The Barbary, London WC2: ‘It’s thrillingly alien: you’ve only the shakiest idea of what’s on offer’
We’re told The Barbary’s menu reflects the former Barbary Coast (Morocco, Algeria, Libya and Tunisia), which translates into a series of lyrical culinary arcana: mashawsha, sharabik, tcheba, zuzu and the magnificent nishnushim. The food more than lives …
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Kyle Snyder, 20, becomes youngest gold-medal winning American wrestler in history

sportKyle Snyder, 20, becomes youngest gold-medal winning American wrestler in history
On a day when two Mongolian coaches stripped out of their clothes in protest, Snyder follows with a gold-medal move RIO DE JANEIRO — Kyle Snyder rested on his knees and panted as a dazed, disbelieving look hung on his face. “Maybe I was in shock …
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Shinsuke Nakamura on his feud with Samoa Joe, making it to the main roster, more
Newly crowned WWE NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura spoke with Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard about various topics. Here are the highlights. On feuding with Samoa Joe: “Joe is special. He is a real wrestler. He knows the real techniques of how to beat …
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Big Show Talks Triple H Criticisms for Marrying Stephanie, Vince McMahon Changing Professional Wrestling
WWE Superstar The Big Show was recently a guest on Sports Talk 790AM in Miami, Florida, and you can check out some highlights here: “Now, we have three [or] four orthopaedic doctors on staff. We have a performance center in Orlando [Florida], which is …
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Latin American Athletes to Watch at the 2016 Rio Olympics

sportLatin American Athletes to Watch at the 2016 Rio Olympics
She won her first Olympic Gold Medal at the summer 2012 Olympics and is … López looks to end his career with a third straight gold medal at this year’s 2016 Olympics in Rio. María Guadalupe González is breaking barriers for Mexican women.
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Don’t expect a private hospital room at the Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO — When the Olympics kick off Friday … is one of five public hospitals officially designated to accept Olympic tourists. Spectators who attend the opening and closing ceremonies — as well as other sports in the Maracanã Olympic …
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NBC 2016 Rio Olympics Coverage by the Numbers
250 Total cameras used for NBC Olympics coverage (including OBS, venue and studio). 132 HD feeds coming in from Rio. 52 Years since NBC‘s first broadcast of the Olympic Games (1964 Tokyo Games). 51 Edit suites located in the NBC Olympics compound in the …
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The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of four American orchestras chosen to perform at a festival in Washington, D.C., in 2018

musicThe Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of four American orchestras chosen to perform at a festival in Washington, D.C., in 2018
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of four American orchestras chosen to perform at a festival in Washington, D.C., in 2018. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington Performing Arts say the Indianapolis …
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Orlando orchestra’s leader leaps from cellist to conductor
That’s an urgent question for orchestras across the United States seeking to revitalize their audiences. A study sponsored by the League of American Orchestras showed ticket subscriptions declined by 3.6 percent from 2005 to 2014. The study recommended …
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It’s a bird! It’s a crane! For St. Paul composer, Afton retreat furnishes nature’s soundtrack
His music has been performed by leading orchestras and ensembles, including the Atlanta and Detroit symphonies, the Minnesota and Philadelphia orchestras, Auckland Philharmonia, Dale Warland Singers and James Sewell Ballet. One of his works — perhaps one …
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KPop News Weekly Top 3: BTS Win MTV EMA, Big Bang’s North American Tour, Yuri

musicKPop News Weekly Top 3: BTS Win MTV EMA, Big Bang’s North American Tour, Yuri
The South Korean entertainment industry is a nonstop world of new music and news, and this week was no different. The past week saw K-pop getting international recognition in Europe and Asia, and one of the top girl group members end her relationship.
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BigBang, Smooth KPop Criminals, Bring ‘Made’ to Newark
In the elaborate, stylish video trailer for BigBang’s new tour, this K-pop megastar boy band appears in its own highly stylized Tarantino flick, full of screeching cars, curvaceous women dancing in dimly lit spaces and threats of imminent violence. It …
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Is Kpop photobombing K-fashion?
Does K-fashion exist, in the way that I can identify the style of the music world, with its youthfest of cuteness? The K-pop people have dyed hair, brightly coloured clothes, cute accessories and that slightly synthetic sense for everything, including …
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American Hockey League unveils 2015-16 schedule

sportAmerican Hockey League unveils 2015-16 schedule
The American Hockey League will open its 80th season with five games Oct. 9 as the league unveiled its schedule for the 2015-16 season Thursday. Teams will play 76 games, with the exception of five teams that joined the league in January. The …
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Fantasy Hockey: Ranking the best NHL defensemen for 2015-16
Dobber Hockey launched in 2005 and Dobber and his staff have hitched their wagons to Puck Daddy to preach fantasy hockey to the Yahoo! masses since 2009. As it is in real hockey, fantasy roto hockey starts from the net out. After the truly elite …
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Seven Wonders of the Hockey World: Places a fan must visit
You’ve heard of the Seven Wonders? That list compiled by the Hellenic historian Herodotus of the world’s most spectacular manmade structures, from the Great Pyramid of Giza to the Colossus of Rhodes? His recognition of ancient marvels served as a …
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2015 Pan American Games Swimming Preview: Women’s Edition

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2015 Pan American Games Swimming Preview: Women’s Edition
Katie Meili has been on fire this season, posting a lifetime best at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa in the 100 breast. She is quickly becoming the class of the U.S. field in the 100 breast, and we’ll see if the time she puts up in the event in …
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Ryan Lochte and SwimMac Elite Highlight Psych Sheets for ABSC Speedo LC
Just from glancing at the top ends of each event on the psych sheets, it’s clear that squads from Michigan (whose college swimmers will be joined by a fantastic group of pro swimmers on Club Wolverine), Louisville, Kentucky, NC State, UNC, and the host …
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Adrian, Grevers, Morozov among huge names at LA Invite
But she’s been heating up lately, putting up some impressive swims at the Speedo Grand Challenge and following that up with a second-place finish in the 200 back at the Pro Swim Series Santa Clara. Her World Champs teammate Elizabeth Beisel has been …
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