Sports Talk with Don Henderson and Doug Miles guest Horserace Handicapper Pete The Prophet 2/13/17 7:05PM ET

Sports Talk with Don Henderson and Doug Miles guest Horserace Handicapper Pete The Prophet 2/13/17

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Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Stadium McKechnie Field to be Re-named LECOM Park

(Bradenton, FL) The Pittsburgh Pirates and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) today announced a naming-rights
agreement for the Club’s spring training ballpark in Bradenton, FL. As part of a 15-year naming rights agreement,
the former McKechnie Field is now LECOM Park.

Click here to view the press release from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Book Talk Guest Jennifer Wright author Get Well Soon, History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

Doug Miles talks with Jennifer Wright author “Get Well Soon, History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them” on “Talk Across America”.


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Book Talk Guest Sheri Riley author Exponential Living, Stop Spending 100% of Your Time On 10% of Who You Are

Doug Miles talks with Sheri Riley author “Exponential Living, Stop Spending 100% of Your Time On 10% of Who You Are” on “Talk Across America”.

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Baltimore Orioles To Hold SpringFest at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota Saturday February 18th

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles invite all fans to celebrate the start of Spring Training at Sarasota SpringFest, a free family-friendly event for fans of all ages at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday, February 18. Along with watching players practice on the back fields, fans can also enjoy games and interactive activities in the East Parking Lot, located next to the Left Field Ticket office, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The second annual Sarasota SpringFest event will feature a Question & Answer session with Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph at approximately 12:00 p.m., as well as a variety of games and interactive activities. Fans can also visit the photo booth for a free photo featuring a custom Ed Smith Stadium background, and the booths of local partners Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota County Parks and Recreation, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota Orchestra, and the Suncoast Blood Bank. Z105 Suncoast Classic Rock will be on hand to provide music, contests, and games.

Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally will offer a variety of food truck options available for purchase.

Fans are also invited to watch Orioles workouts on the back fields at the complex each day from February 14 through February 23 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., leading up to the first Spring Training game against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla. on Friday, February 24. The first full squad workout will be held on Friday, February 17. There is no charge to attend, and free parking is available in the East Lot off of 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue.

The Orioles will play their first of 17 home Spring Training games in 2017 at Ed Smith Stadium on Sunday, February 26, at 1:05 p.m. against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Spring Training game tickets, as well as Orioles merchandise, will be available for purchase during SpringFest. Tickets are also available at the Ed Smith Stadium Box Office each day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

SpringFest is part of Sarasota 365, a host of initiatives through which the Baltimore Orioles and OriolesREACH demonstrate the ballclub’s year-round engagement with the Greater Sarasota community. For more information, visit www.orioles.com/springfest.
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Jazz Club of Sarasota To Hold Free Bill Buchman Art of Jazz Outdoor concert this Sunday Afternoon in Venice

(Sarasota, FL) The Jazz Club of Sarasota will present Bill Buchman’s Art of Jazz featuring Nancy Pastore on Sunday, February 19 with a free outdoor concert from 2 to 4 p.m. in the gazebo at Centennial Park, 200 West Venice Avenue, Venice. Joining pianist Buchman and vocalist Pastore are Rob Fors on bass, Lenny Balistreri on drums and Benietsito Campoverde on congas. The concert is co-sponsored by Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

The group will perform an afternoon of jazz favorites and Buchman is sure to bring some of the boogie-woogie beat that always delights audiences.

Bill Buchman (photo courtesy Carol LoRicco)

For further information visit www.jazzclubsarasota.org, phone the Jazz Club office at 941.366.1552 (Wednesday, Thursday or Friday) or email admin@jazzclubsarasota.com.

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Cynthia Sayer’s Hot Banjo Show Returning to Sarasota Feb 18th at the Glenridge PAC

(Sarasota, FL) Sarasota favorite Cynthia Sayer makes her annual visit to the area with a performance at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Feb 18th at 8PM. This year’s program is “The Hot Banjo Show” celebrating America’s jazz banjo stars, including material from the Great American Songbook, old favorites, novelty tunes, vaudeville, virtuoso classics, and more! She’ll be joined by John Orsini (reeds), Don Mopsick (string bass) and Tony Vigilant (drums).

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Sports Talk with Don Henderson and Doug Miles Super Bowl Recap Edition 2/7/17 Guest Sarasota Herald-Tribune Sports Columnist Doug Fernandes

Sports Talk with Don Henderson and Doug Miles Super Bowl Recap Edition 2/7/17 Guest Sarasota Herald-Tribune Sports Columnist Doug Fernandes

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CBS Radio’s 105.7 The Fan To Broadcast 12 Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Games

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles and CBS RADIO’s 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM), the flagship station of the Orioles Radio Network, have announced that 12 Orioles Spring Training games will be broadcast in 2017. The schedule begins with the home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, February 26, at 1:05 p.m. ET. The broadcast schedule also features eight additional home games in Sarasota, including the March 7 game against Manny Machado and the Dominican Republic team as part of the World Baseball Classic exhibition schedule. The final three broadcasts will feature 30-minute pre-game and post-game shows.

105.7 The Fan will again broadcast all 162 Orioles regular season games this season. Longtime Orioles Radio Network broadcaster Joe Angel will return for his 18th season and pair with veteran broadcaster Jim Hunter for most games. Hunter, who will continue to appear on MASN’s game broadcasts, enters his 21st year as a member of the Orioles broadcast team. Former Orioles pitcher Ben McDonald and MASN broadcaster and Orioles Hall of Famer Mike Bordick will return and provide analysis for several games throughout the season. Longtime Orioles Radio Network broadcaster Fred Manfra, who will retire from his full-time duties after 24 seasons, will still broadcast select home games.

In addition to the Spring Training schedule, 105.7 The Fan will take the Norris & Long Show on the road to Sarasota between March 13 and March 17. Broadcasting live from Ed Smith Stadium from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily, the show will provide fans with an all-access look inside Spring Training with a robust slate of guest interviews and Orioles analysis.

The complete schedule of Spring Training games to be carried live on 105.7 The Fan is below.

Sunday, February 26 Pittsburgh Pirates 1:05 p.m.

Wednesday, March 1 Boston Red Sox 1:05 p.m.

Thursday, March 2 Minnesota Twins 1:05 p.m.

Saturday, March 4 at Tampa Bay Rays 1:05 p.m.

Tuesday, March 7 Dominican Republic (WBC) 1:05 p.m.

Monday, March 13 Philadelphia Phillies 1:05 p.m.

Wednesday, March 15 at Pittsburgh Pirates 1:05 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21 Toronto Blue Jays 1:05 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22 Tampa Bay Rays 6:05 p.m.

Saturday, March 25 Minnesota Twins 6:05 p.m.

Sunday, March 26 at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07 p.m.

Monday, March 27 Boston Red Sox 1:05 p.m.
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Jazz Club of Sarasota present Jazz at the Temple Feb. 12 on Longboat Key

(Sarasota, FL) “The Girl from Ipanema” comes to Longboat Key, at least musically, in a lively concert of Brazilian rhythms and Brazilian-infused jazz at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, on Sunday, February 12, from 2 to 5 p.m. The Jazz Club of Sarasota and Temple Beth Israel have teamed to present the event, a tribute to the early days of bossa nova. The music will be performed by an all-star quintet that glories in the bossa nova beat. Three of the five musicians–drummer Eddie Metz Jr., guitarist Nate Najar, and bassist Don Mopsick–are Jazz Club favorites who have headlined concerts for the Club and pianist Joe Delaney has played for the Club’s jazz trolley pub crawls. Saxophone player Bob Bowlby will come from Boston to join the quintet.

Admission at $25 includes the concert, snacks and the opportunity to mingle. A cash bar will be available. For tickets and information phone the Jazz Club office at 941-366-552 (Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, 9-5) or email admin@jazzclubsarasota.com

Nate Najar will begin the concert with a short presentation on the spectacular birth of bossa nova (“new style” in Portuguese). The music, a fusion of samba and jazz, burst into America’s awareness in the 1960s.

St. Petersburg native Nate Najar began playing guitar at age eight and considers Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Charlie Byrd his primary influences. A fingerstyle guitarist in the tradition of Charlie Byrd, he has recorded tribute projects to his idol Charlie Byrd and to the music of Brazil. Najar has won accolades for two full-length recordings, including Blues For Night People: The Nate Najar Trio Remembers Charlie Byrd and garnered a Top Ten Billboard slot for Groove Me, a jazz single with Melba Moore. Becky Byrd, Charlie Byrd’s widow, said, “There is no doubt that there is a piece of Charlie’s soul in Nate’s mind, heart and fingers.”

Nate Najar (Courtesy Jazz Club of Sarasota)

Massachusetts native Joe Delaney brings authentic bossa nova experience to the concert. He worked in the U.S. Virgin Islands for most of the ’80s, playing concerts with Brazilian jazz star Astrud Gilberto and her son Marcelo as well as guitarist Paulo Jobim, son of composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. He returned to Cape Cod from 1989-2009, became associated with reedman Dick Johnson, leader of the Artie Shaw Orchestra at the time, and traveled with the Shaw Orchestra for six years, sometimes playing alongside his good friend, trumpet great Lou Colombo. Delaney has toured five continents with the Shaw band and his own groups, held extended residencies in virtually every live music venue on Cape Cod, and for seven years led the house trio at the Black Cat Tavern at Hyannis Harbor. He has made many recordings as leader and sideman, as well as for commercial jingles (for Pepsi, Beck’s Beer, among others), and movie soundtracks (Mrs. Worthington’s Party).

Eddie Metz Jr., sometimes called “the perfect time-keeper,” plays frequently for the Jazz Club with his trio featuring bassist Nicky Parrott and pianist Rossanno Sportiello. For the past 24 years he has lived in the Orlando area where he spent 14 years as a full-time staff musician at Walt Disney World. He continues to work at Disney as a seasonal performer and clinician and is also on the teaching staff at several jazz camps around the country. 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 and Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown and others. He has also worked with such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Ben Vereen, Sammy Davis Jr., Arturo Sandoval, Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein, Chick Corea, The Coasters and Patti Page. He continues to record with top jazz artists and perform at jazz festivals and events around the country.

Bob Bowlby studied at the Berklee School of Music and was also on its faculty. A member of the Buddy Rich Band from November 1983 to January 1987, Bowlby toured with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Artie Shaw Orchestra, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow, Ben Vereen, Rita Moreno and Carol Channing. He was a founding member of the John Allmark Jazz Orchestra and member of the Dick Johnson Swing Shift and Herb Pomeroy Jazz Orchestra. Bowlby has been a pit musician at the Boston Opera House, Colonial Theater and North Shore Music Theater, and played for Cats, Avenue Q, Fosse and Star Wars In Concert. He is a member of the Boston Pops Orchestra, The North Shore Music Theatre, and the Boston Opera House.

Upon graduation from the Manhattan School of Music in 1977, Don Mopsick relocated from his native New Jersey to Fort Myers, then to Orlando in 1983, where he found himself in demand statewide, especially by the Jazz Club of Sarasota, where he appeared with Kenny Davern, Bob Rosengarden, John Bunch, Don Goldie, Ira Sullivan, and others. In 1991 he joined the Jim Cullum Jazz Band in San Antonio and appeared weekly on the “Riverwalk Jazz” series on the Public Radio International network.

The Jazz Club of Sarasota, founded in 1980, is dedicated to preserving, promoting and presenting jazz, America’s original musical art form. To learn more, visit www.jazzclubsarasota.org.
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