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Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Sarasota, FL Hunter Harvey Interview

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Hunter Harvey talks about getting ready for the season.

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Sarasota, FL Interview with Pitcher Richard Bleier

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Richard Bleier talks about getting ready for the season in spring training and being one of the younger veterans on the team.

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Sarasota, FL Pitcher John Means

Orioles pitcher John Means talks about spring training and his expectations.

40th Anniversary Sarasota Jazz Festival Swings Into Town March 8-14

(Sarasota, FL) The Jazz Club of Sarasota marks its 40th anniversary with its biggest series of concerts ever. The events take place in various Sarasota County venues from March 8-14, 2020. Ken Peplowski returns for his third year as music director for the mainstage concerts. “Since it’s a big anniversary, we’re presenting an overview of the best of straight tahead jazz going on now,” he said. We’ve booked Sarasota favorites who have returned often over the years as well as people coming here for the first time.”

Peplowski has chosen The Manhattan Transfer to headline the milestone event. Other jazz stars include Dick Hyman, Clairdee, Houston Person, Charles Mcpherson, Russell Malone, Terell Stafford and festival band La Lucha (Alejandro Arenas, Mark Feinman and John O’leary). “We try to have something for everybody on each night. If people already know one performer, they can come and discover another,” Peplowski said.

This year the Jazz Club has added four new events: two Master Classes, one taught by Janis Siegel of The Manhattan Transfer and the other by acclaimed trumpeter and educator Terell Stafford; a fifth stage for its Jazz Party, now offering a reduced admission price; and a Founders Luncheon honoring the Hal and Evelyn Davis family.

The Sarasota Jazz Festival was born when Hal Davis, publicist for Benny Goodman, decided to bring live jazz to like-minded friends when he retired to Sarasota. That was in November 1980, just as another young group, The Manhattan Transfer, was beginning to garner acclaim and Grammy awards. Now the two organization are merging their talents for this landmark event.

In a significant change of venue, the festival’s mainstage concerts will be presented in the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 North Tamiami Trail, with several other concerts staged at venues within a short walking distance of the Auditorium and a master class at Fogartyville Art Center. Other long-established festival events will be held in their traditional venues at Philippi Estate Park, Burns Court Cinema, and night clubs in downtown Sarasota.

Detailed information and tickets can be found by visiting www.SarasotaJazzFestival.org or by contacting the Jazz Club office 941-366-1552 Wed.-Fri., 9-5.

Baltimore Orioles Announce Sarasota Spring Training Promotions

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles invite fans of all ages to celebrate the club’s 10th anniversary at Ed Smith Stadium with a variety of events and promotions throughout the 2020 Spring Training season.

Again this year, fans are invited to watch Orioles practice at Ed Smith Stadium from the first pitchers and catchers workout on February 12 through the final day of workouts on February 21. Practices will take place from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is no charge to attend, and complimentary parking is provided in the East Lot.

On Saturday, February 15, the Orioles will host the fifth annual Sarasota Springfest from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event, which is open admission to all, will feature Orioles practice, fan games, souvenir photos, local food trucks, and more. Fans will once again have opportunities to “Have A Catch” on the Ed Smith Stadium field, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the ballpark, and participate in a “Pitch for Charity” event to benefit Miracle League of Manasota. The event will conclude with a question and answer session with Orioles right-handed pitcher Hunter Harvey at approximately 12:45 p.m. For parking and additional event information, please visit Orioles.com/Springfest.

The Orioles will offer an extensive slate of unique promotions and giveaways throughout the Spring Training season. The list includes a Retro Swinging Bird T-Shirt on February 25, a Brooks Robinson Bobblehead on February 26, a Birdland Hawaiian Shirt on March 14, and a set of two Orioles Outdoor Pint Glasses on March 17.

The spring slate also features a variety of special events, including the debut of Post-Game Happy Hours, where fans can enjoy discounted drink specials after Sunday home games on February 23, March 8, and March 13. On March 14, the Orioles will host Youth Sports Day, presented by Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), for pre-registered youth sports teams. On March 19, baseball and basketball will come together for the Spring Madness Watch Party. The event, which is open admission to all, features games, contests, basketball, and more. The Orioles will wrap up the Spring Training season with Fireworks Night, presented by Sun-N-Fun RV Resort on March 21, the final of four-night games at Ed Smith Stadium this spring.

Kids Run the Bases will return in 2020 following every Sunday home game for fans ages four to 14. Seniors Run the Bases also returns on February 25, March 10, and March 17, for fans age 60 and over.

During every Saturday and Sunday home game, the Orioles will honor members of the Sarasota community who are selflessly working or volunteering to improve the lives of others through the Birdland Community Heroes program. To nominate a hero, please visit www.Orioles.com/Spring

Additionally, Ed Smith Stadium will debut several new concessions locations and menu items in 2020, including a new “Boog’s Spring Training Brew” at Boog’s BBQ and the all-new Corona Cantina, located on the first base side of the second level, which will offer an assortment of tacos, chips and salsa, loaded nachos, arepas, and guacamole. The Orioles Fit Grill has also been reimagined and will open in a new location on the first base side of the main concourse.

For the complete list of spring promotions and more information on Spring Training and the Orioles in Sarasota, click on picture below. Please visit www.Orioles.com/Spring.

“Sports Talk” guest Basketball Hall of Fame Exec. Pat Williams author “Lead Like Walt”

Doug Miles and Don Henderson talk with basketball Hall of Fame Executive and co-founder of the Orlando Magic Pat Williams about his book “Lead Like Walt: Discover Walt Disney’s Magical Approach to Building Successful Organizations”. Plus, Pat’s proposal to bring baseball to Orlando (Orlando Dreamers). We also hear from Baltimore Orioles Manager Brandon Hyde at spring training in Sarasota and Don meets up with Pete Rose in Las Vegas.

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Sarasota 2-11-20 Manager Brandon Hyde and GM Mike Elias

The Baltimore Orioles have arrived in Sarasota, FL for spring training. Manager Brandon Hyde and GM Mike Elias met with the media to talk about the team getting ready for training camp and their expectations.

“Big Band Files” with Doug Miles Artist Spotlight: Singer Frank D’Rone

The Big Band Files with Doug Miles pays tribute to one of the best and also most underrated singers of the American Popular Standards and Jazz, Frank D’Rone.

Remembering Actor Robert Conrad

Robert Conrad passed away at 84 on Feb. 8, 2020. He was known for his roles on television in “Hawaiian Eye”, “Wild Wild West”, “Baa Baa Black Sheep” and “A Man Called Sloane” as well as his classic Everyready battery commercials.

“Book Talk” Guest Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips author “The Future of Feeling”

Doug Miles talks to Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips author The Future of Feeling: Building Empathy in a Tech-Obsessed World“ on “Talk Across America” Book link available below: