Melissa Aldana Wins Thelonious Monk Competition For Saxophonists

musicMelissa Aldana Wins Thelonious Monk Competition For Saxophonists
At a ceremony and concert last night in Washington, D.C., the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz named Melissa Aldana, 24, the winner of its annual competition for young musicians. The highest-profile event of its kind, this year’s competition was open to …
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Bruce Springsteen announces two saxophonists to replace the late, great Clarence Clemons on tour
Bruce Springsteen has announced that two saxophonists, including Clarence Clemons’ nephew, will join his upcoming world tour with the E Street Band. The announcement was made Thursday on Springsteen’s website. Springsteen says longtime collaborator …
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UT Tyler to offer workshop for saxophonists
The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Music will hold its UT Tyler Saxophone Day on Saturday, Dr. Michael Thrasher, School of Performing Arts director, announced. The event is set for 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the UT Tyler Center for the Musical Arts.
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Mariners O’Neil Wins Baseball Of America AA POY, No One Is Surprised

sportMariners O’Neil Wins Baseball Of America AA POY, No One Is Surprised
One of the Mariners top prospects, Tyler O’Neil, locked up Baseball of America’s highest honor of the year today. Only thing is, he’s been so good at every level in the minors the past few years, who is really surprised? General Manager, Jerry Dipoto …
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Fantasy Baseball Category Impact: September 13
The fantasy baseball season is slowly coming to a close and it’s a bittersweet moment. All of the work you have done all season long is coming to an end, but hopefully, it ends with the championship trophy sitting above your fireplace for the next year …

Baseball’s greatest in 10 iconic photographs
Founded in New York in 1885, the Cuban Giants was the most historically significant black baseball team of the 19th century. Not a single player was Cuban; rather, its promoter sought to piggyback on the popularity of Cuban teams in New York and New Jersey.


Mick Fanning wins World Surfing League event at scene of shark attack

sportMick Fanning wins World Surfing League event at scene of shark attack
Surfer triumphs at Jeffreys Bay, where he was attacked by a shark in 2015 Australian beat John John Florence in the World Surfing League final Mick Fanning has capped an extraordinary return to the scene of last year’s shark attack, winning the World …
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Surfing: Fanning moves on with life after J-Bay
Australian surfer Mick Fanning admitted he had to “move on with life” after conquering his fears and returning triumphantly to the J-Bay Open. Fanning dominated the South African event and claimed the title after edging Hawaiian John John Florence in the …

vintage surfing
“Kids these days!” seems to be the perennial judgment of anyone over thirty of anyone a day younger. Today it’s millennials and their trigger warnings, yesterday it was slackers and their grunge music, and the day before that it was surfers, those …
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Doug Kalitta wins closest NHRA Top Fuel drag race ever by .0001 seconds

sportDoug Kalitta wins closest NHRA Top Fuel drag race ever by .0001 seconds
“Ask any racer. Any real racer. It don’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile. Winning’s winning.” There’s little that if you asked Doug Kalitta, he’d agree with those words, spoken by the character Dom Toretto in “The Fast and the Furious …
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Bob Vandergriff shuts down his NHRA Top Fuel team
The world of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel competition shrank today as Bob Vandergriff announced he would be shutting the doors to his eponymous organization. His team fielded Top Fuel rails for Phoenix winner Leah Pritchett and Dave …
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First Ride: 2016 Trek Top Fuel
The Top Fuel has been missing from Trek’s lineup for the last few years, long enough that the previous version rolled on 26” wheels and had a 2×10 drivetrain. For 2016 the XC race machine reemerges with 29” wheels, Boost 148 wheel spacing, and a …
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Schurter wins Sea Otter cross country title

sportSchurter wins Sea Otter cross country title
“It’s great to see sprint finishes in mountain bike races.” Following its 11 a.m. start, the large men’s field quickly evaporated into a pack of more than 20 riders. The lead group completed the first loop in 1 hour and 1 minute and the leaders stayed …

Erica Greif killed in car crash on way to Redlands Bicycle Classic
Erica Greif, 24, of Reno, Nevada, was killed in a car crash on Tuesday while driving to the Redlands Bicycle Classic race, which began Wednesday in Highland, California. Greif was an elite racer for the ZOCA-Halo Sports team and was previously a …

SmartStop Self Storage Pro Cycling Team to Race in Prestigious Amgen Tour of
The professional cycling team sponsored by SmartStop Self Storage, which operates 164 facilities in 20 states and Canada, will be among 18 international and 11 U.S. teams racing in the 10th annual Amgen Tour of California, which is considered the …
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