• Trombone Champ Makes a Hit Video Game of an Unlikely Instrument
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    Trombone Champ Makes a Hit Video Game of an Unlikely Instrument

    LONDON — Backstage at the Royal Festival Hall, one of London’s grandest classical music venues, James Buckle, the bass trombonist for the Philharmonia Orchestra, braced himself to do something he’d never done before: play the familiar opening of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Trombone players usually spend most of the symphony waiting in silence at the back of the orchestra, ignored by the audience, only getting the chance to play in the piece’s final, euphoric movement. But thanks to the popular new video game Trombone Champ — a sort of Guitar Hero for brass players — Buckle was having a go at its exhilarating opening as if he were one of the…

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  • Free admission, activities, new features during Outdoor Adventure Center reopening, Oct. 1-2
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    Free admission, activities, new features during Outdoor Adventure Center reopening, Oct. 1-2

    After a monthlong closure for annual maintenance, deep cleaning and addition of new features, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit will reopen Oct. 1. To celebrate the reopening, all guests can enjoy a weekend of free admission, special activities and a chance to check out the improvements – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. Reopening weekend activities include: Community Open House and Native Plant Sale Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn about exciting program offerings in the community, gather resources to make a backyard habitat at home, purchase native plants from local…

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  • Loves Park restaurateur to run Skybox at park district’s Indoor Sports Center
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    Loves Park restaurateur to run Skybox at park district’s Indoor Sports Center

    LOVES PARK — The Rockford Park District’s Skybox Restaurant & Sports Bar at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., will be under new management beginning this fall. Nick Fosberg, who owns and operates Fozzy’s Bar & Grill, 6246 E. Riverside Blvd., has signed an agreement with the park district to manage what will be called Fozzy’s Skybox. The restaurant is located inside the Mercyhealth Sportscore Two’s massive Indoor Sports Center, which features soccer fields and a golf practice center. “What excites me is being able to do indoor golf events and charity events,” Fosberg said. “There’s also a huge patio that overlooks the soccer fields and they’re (park district) going…

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  • Former ESPN NBA Journalist, Broadcaster Rachel Nichols Joins Showtime
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    Former ESPN NBA Journalist, Broadcaster Rachel Nichols Joins Showtime

    The Lost Remote newsletter brings you the the best in streaming news, from staffing changes to premiere dates to trailers—to the latest platform moves. Sign up today. Former ESPN NBA journalist and sportscaster Rachel Nichols is joining the Showtime Sports in a multi-platform role, the network announced Friday. “We are delighted to welcome Rachel Nichols to the Showtime Basketball family,” Showtime Sports programming and content svp Brian Dailey said in a statement. “Rachel brings unmatched journalistic credibility, great familiarity with our roster and a work ethic that will take us to another level.” Nichols will contribute to Showtime Basketball’s programming, which already includes former NBA players-turned-hosts Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce,…

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  • See 10 Mesmerizing Beaches In The Dominican Republic (Flying Out Of New York)
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    See 10 Mesmerizing Beaches In The Dominican Republic (Flying Out Of New York)

    The Dominican Republic is a top travel destination in the world and is known to strike with its beautiful attractions, including an incredible food scene, friendly locals, an enchanting culture, and a stream of pristine beaches. Receiving more than six million vacationers every year, the island entices tourists and honeymooners for its high concentration of picture-perfect beaches, which are easily its major draw, thanks to their beautiful blue waters, excellent white sands, and breathtaking sceneries. Boasting sandy spots and magnificent shores, there is never a bad time to have an unforgettable beach vacation in the Dominican Republic. Related: Discover The Real Dominican Republic With These Tours 10 Bavaro Beach, Punta…

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  • Agent’s Take: Three veteran NFL quarterbacks who could soon lose their starting job
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    Agent’s Take: Three veteran NFL quarterbacks who could soon lose their starting job

    The dynamics at quarterback are different than at other positions. A quarterback tends to get too much credit when a team wins and too much of the blame when his team loses.  Generally, the backup quarterback is a fan favorite. It doesn’t take much for there to be a clamoring for the second-stringer to play unless there is an Pro Bowl-caliber starter in front of him.  Head coaches usually don’t bench quarterbacks during the earliest stages of the season. It usually takes a little time for a change to be made. Here are three quarterbacks whose starting jobs could soon be in jeopardy without improved play.  Mitchell Trubisky, Steelers Trubisky…

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