EFSC women’s basketball coach Grimes dies

EFSC women’s basketball coach Grimes dies
EFSC women’s basketball coach Grimes dies Grimes, 45, was assistant men’s basketball coach before taking over women’s team in 2013. Check out this story on floridatoday.com: http://on.flatoday.com/2jLr1Zn
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Ace Jackson and the Revolutionary Women of the Harlem Globetrotters
Will the Harlem Globetrotters defeat the World All Stars? It’s a brisk spring afternoon, and the crowd at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is on the edge of their seats watching a cliffhanger fourth quarter even though in the long, storied history of the team …
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Indian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team To Compete In International Tournament
When India won 4 medals at the 2016 Paralympics, the sports world cheered that soon such games will be recognised, encouraged and rewarded. But in a span of one year, there has not been any significant difference. Despite all odds, the women’s wheelchair …
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‘Godfather’ of triathlon dies in cycling incident

‘Godfather’ of triathlon dies in cycling incident
has died after a tragic cycling incident in Spain. The local legend was the long-standing Noosa Triathlon race director, and played an integral role in the success of the event, helping it become one of the largest triathlons in the world. With deep …
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2017 Manayunk bike race canceled
MANAYUNK >> A storied neighborhood tradition is “taking a break” for 2017. The City of Philadelphia announced the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic — commonly referred to as the Manayunk bike race — has been canceled for 2017. The city …
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2017 Suzuka Eight-Hours: Haslam does half race distance on his own
The race, like any endurance race … A late safety car offered Haslam no rest, evaporating a several second difference to just a few bike lengths when the final half an hour began. Haslam probably thought he was hallucinating when he saw Randy De Puniet …
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Gospel music legend Andrae Crouch dies

MusicGospel music legend Andrae Crouch dies
(CNN) — Andrae Crouch, a seven-time Grammy winner and gospel music legend, died Thursday at a Los Angeles-area hospital, his publicist said on his website. Crouch was 72 and had been hospitalized at Northridge Hospital Medical Center since Saturday.
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Gospel Music’s Revolutionary
The Love Center Choir will perform on Sunday, June 22 (6 p.m., $ 10). The Music & Arts Conference Mass Choir will perform on Friday, June 27 (7 p.m., free). At Love Center Ministries (10440 International Blvd., Oakland). HawkinsGospelConference.org Edwin …
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Gospel Machine bring ‘balls-out Jesus’ to gospel music
“A group of five people who write gospel music walk into a bar…” Minneapolis group Gospel Machine takes what sounds like the beginning of a joke, but turn it into neo-soul and gospel music that’s reworked into a whole new sound. The band — consisting …
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Merle Haggard, Country Music Legend, Dies at 79

musicMerle Haggard, Country Music Legend, Dies at 79
Country legend Merle Haggard, often called “the Poet of the Common Man,” whose music reflected his hardscrabble roots and hard-living ways as well as a tenderness that made him a revered songwriter, died Wednesday at his home near Redding, Calif.
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Big Barrel Country Music Festival canceled
Big Barrel Country Music Festival canceled The Big Barrel Country Music Festival, which was set to enter its second year in Dover, abruptly pulls the plug. Check out this story on delawareonline.com: http://delonline.us/1WQ6DRE
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‘Bro-Country’ Is Dying. What’s Next For Country Music?
The 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards will air Sunday with huge acts like Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and Dolly Parton expected to take the stage in Las Vegas. The scheduled performances may include familiar faces, but the overall …
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Three Dog Night keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon dies

musicThree Dog Night keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon dies
Jimmy Greenspoon, the keyboardist for rock band Three Dog Night, has died. He was 67. Greenspoon’s agent, Chris Burke, said he died Wednesday of cancer at his home in North Potomac, Maryland, surrounded by his family. The keyboardist joined the rock …
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A case in black and white for the rock keyboardist
Three keyboardists took the time off to answer questions about their own experiences playing the keys. They are Ace Libre (who fronts and plays the keys for alternative rock group Never the Strangers), Karl Vito Cruz (of shock rock band Mr. Bones and …
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Ethiopian Taxi Driver, Keyboardists Reinvents Music Career (Video)
WASHINGTON — One of the most popular keyboardists in Ethiopia is now working as a taxi driver in Washington, D.C. In the 1970s, Hailu Mergia performed with a famous band in Ethiopia. In 1981, he toured the United States with that band and then settled …
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Claude Frank, Pianist Admired for Performing Beethoven, Dies at 89

musicClaude Frank, Pianist Admired for Performing Beethoven, Dies at 89
The American pianist Claude Frank, widely admired for his insightful, sensitive performances of the solo and chamber works of the Germanic masters, and an influential teacher to generations of pianists, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan, three …
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Pianists converge on ASU for Bösendorfer competition
The first round of competition, which is open to the public as a ticketed event, is Monday through Wednesday, with 28 pianists between age 19 and 32 performing 25 minutes each. The performers were chosen from a field of 145 applicants, many from elite …
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Pleasanton: World-class pianist duo to perform benefit concert
“A Night To Remember” presents pianists Tamriko Siprashvili and Temirzhan Yerzhanov — Siprashvili in recent years from Pleasanton and Yerzhanov from Los Gatos — performing together for the first time at the Amador Theater in a concert to benefit the …
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