Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Tickets Go On Sales This Saturday at 10 AM

(Sarasota, FL) Individual tickets for all 17 of the Orioles’ Spring Training games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale this Saturday, January 21 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The team recommends that fans purchase tickets online.

Fans interested in season tickets, five-game flex-plans, or group tickets, or those wishing to receive additional Spring Training ticket information may call the Orioles Spring Training office at 941-893-6300.

Spring Training tickets for Orioles home games at Ed Smith Stadium may be purchased in the following ways:
INTERNET: Tickets can be purchased at the Orioles’ official website, www.orioles.com/spring.

PHONE: Individual game tickets can be purchased by phone by calling 877-222-2802. Season, five-game flex-plans, group tickets, suites, and other specialty areas are available by calling 941-893-6300.

AT THE BALLPARK: Individual game tickets can be purchased in person at Ed Smith Stadium in the Left Field Ticket Office, located at 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue. The box office will be open on January 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will then be open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., from January 23 until February 10. From February 13 to March 30, the box office will be open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Parking is available in the East Lot, located on 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue.

TRAVEL PACKAGE: The Orioles are offering the official Spring Training Travel Package that includes hotel accommodations, rental car, game tickets, an exclusive pregame brunch with select Orioles team personnel, and a custom Orioles Spring Training merchandise package. For more information or to order travel packages, fans should visit www.orioles.com/spring or call 1-800-892-7687.

The Orioles will play their first of 17 home spring training games in 2017 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota on Sunday, February 26, at 1:05 p.m. against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Since the Orioles moved Major League operations to Sarasota in 2010, more than 768,000 fans have enjoyed Orioles games at Ed Smith Stadium.




Jazz Club of Sarasota Presents Free Joy of Jazz Concert in Venice Sunday Afternoon

(Sarasota, FL) The Jazz Club of Sarasota presents the Joy of Jazz in a free concert with the Marc Mannino Jazz Quintet on Sunday, January 22, from 2-4 p.m. at Centennial Park Gazebo, Venice Avenue, Venice. Guitarist Mannino leads the group, with Pete Carney on saxophone, John Miller on bass and Bob Lunergan on drums. Shari Morningstar is the vocalist.

The Quintet will play music from the Great American Songbook, jazz instrumentals and popular music with a jazz feel.

Mannino, former director of jazz studies for music at SCF, is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Music with degrees in both Music Performance and Music Education. He earned his educational specialists degree by applying existing music research to a real-life classroom setting, proving that music as a reinforcer has the ability to modify behavior. A lifelong music educator, Mannino has taught kindergarten through post-secondary music. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force bands and has performed at major jazz and community festivals in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Miami and Toronto, Canada.

For further information visit www.jazzclubsarasota.org, phone the Jazz Club office at 941.366.1552 (Wed.-Thurs.-Fri.) or email admin@jazzclubsarasota.com.




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Jazz Club of Sarasota presents the Eddie Metz Jr. Trio plus Harry Allen at Riverview Performing Arts Center this Friday

(Sarasota, FL) The Jazz Club of Sarasota will once again present the Eddie Metz Jr. Trio with special guest Harry Allen at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 20, at Riverview Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota. Students are admitted free to this concert. Admission for members is $30, for guests, $35.

American drummer Eddie Metz Jr. heads this trio of internationally acclaimed musicians, which includes Australian bassist/vocalist Nicki Parrott and Italian pianist Rossano Sportiello. Special guest artist Harry Allen contributes his highly regarded talents on saxophone.

The Eddie Metz Jr. Trio played for the Jazz Club of Sarasota in January 2016 and returns again by audience demand. Eddie Metz Jr. is considered one of the great multi-talented drummers of the past three decades that have been the driving force of both large and small groups. He has over 30-featured albums on the Concord, Arbors and recently the Nagel-Hier labels. It was not surprising that Benny Goodman chose him to be his drummer when he restarted his band. He was also the drummer in the re-created Count Basie Band. Sometimes called “the perfect time-keeper,” Metz has been the driving force of small groups and large bands for over three decades, including those fronted by Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey and others. He has also accompanied dozens of headliners across the musical spectrum including Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., Rosemary Clooney, the Coasters and Ben Vereen. Metz has toured with the Bill Allred Classic Jazz Band, the Les Brown Orchestra and many others. He has also worked with such greats as Sarah Vaughn, Arturo Sandoval, Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein, Chick Corea, and Patti Page. He continues to record with top jazz artists and perform at jazz festivals and events around the country.

Nicki Parrott is a giant among female jazz entertainers and perhaps the busiest as she travels the globe playing the bass and adding her vocal stylings. Among her numerous credits, Nicki was Les Paul’s bassist for ten years for their Monday night performances at the Iridium in NYC. She has more recently played in numerous venues around the world and recorded many albums on the Arbors label.

The incomparable Rossano Sportiello is a master of classical and jazz piano who can transition from one to the other with ease. He has emerged as one of the greats of swing and stride piano. Rossano departed from his classical training in Milan, Italy, to pursue jazz in the U.S. because he felt that few in his area wanted to listen to jazz. Since moving to the U.S. he has rapidly become well- known through his work here and abroad, including numerous tours of Europe. He is a featured artist on many Arbors recordings.

Tenor saxophone player Harry Allen, a longtime favorite with Sarasota jazz fans, has over 30 recordings to his name along with numerous awards. Three of his CDs have won Gold Disc Awards from Japan’s Swing Journal Magazine, and his CD “Tenors Anyone?” won both the Gold Disc Award and the New Star Award. He has performed at jazz festivals and clubs worldwide, frequently touring the United States, Europe and Asia with many other highly regarded jazz musicians. He is featured on many of John Pizzarelli’s recordings including the soundtrack and an on-screen cameo in the feature film The Out of Towners starring Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn. He has also done a series of commercials for ESPN starring Robert Goulet

For tickets and information call 800.838.3006, visit www.BrownPaperTickets.com or phone the Jazz Club office at 941.366.1552 (Wed.-Thurs.-Fri.) or email admin@jazzclubsarasota.com.

The Jazz Club of Sarasota, founded in 1980, is dedicated to preserving, promoting and presenting jazz, America’s original musical art form. The Club has provided over 50 jazz-related events annually for more than 35 years.




Sports Talk with Don Henderson and Doug Miles guest Sal Cappaccio WGR Radio Sports Talk Host and Buffalo Bills broadcaster 1/16/17

WGR Sports Talk host and Buffalo Bills broadcaster Sal “The Coach” Cappaccio joins us to talk about the NFL Playoffs and coaching changes in the league including the Buffalo Bills.




Remembering comedian/actor Dick Gautier

Dick Gautier was a talented comedian, actor and artist. He is best remembered for his role as Hymie the Robot on “Get Smart”. He appeared on Broadway in “Bye Bye Birdie” and was a staple on game shows in the 1970’s and ’80’s including “Tattletales” and “Password”. He passed away this weekend at age 85.




2017 Sarasota (Suncoast) Millionaires Schedule

(Sarasota, FL) The Sarasota (Suncoast) Millionaires have released their game schedule for the 2017 season in the Amateur to Professional Developmental Football League (APDFL). The Millionaires are coached by former Houston Oiler great Ernest Givins.

All HOME games are played at Booker High School 3201 N. Orange Ave. Sarasota, FL 34234 – Kickoff 7pm

March 4th @ East Lake War Eagles – Tampa, FL
March 11th @ First Coast Fire – Jacksonville, FL
March 18th @ Metro Atlanta Horseman – Atlanta, GA
March 25th Orlando Colts – HOME
April 1st Highlands County Storm – HOME
April 8th @ Pinellas Predators – St. Petersburg, FL
April 15th – BYE
April 22nd Tallahassee Wolves – HOME
April 29th BYE
May 6th Capital City Cobras – HOME
May 13th @ Highlands County Storm – Highland County, FL
May 20th East Lake War Eagles – HOME




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