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

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group of people standing in front of mural that says Welcome to Michigan State Parks

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

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Nick and Michele Fosberg have come to an agreement with the Rockford Park District to open Fozzy's Skybox, a second Rockford area location for the couple's popular Fozzy's Bar & Grill brand at Loves Park's Indoor Sports Center. The couple is seen here on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at Fozzy's Bar & Grill in Loves Park.

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

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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

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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

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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

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Rec Center anticipated to close at end of semester for construction of new Wellness + Recreation facility

Interim spaces on campus for indoor recreation, fitness and club sports are currently being prepared in anticipation of the Helfaer Tennis Stadium and Recreation Center (Rec Center) coming offline at the end of the fall 2022 semester.

Contingent on funding, and pending the board of trustees’ approval in December, the building is scheduled to close at 6 p.m.

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LIV Golf is nearing a deal to purchase air time for its tournaments on U.S. cable television, multiple sources have told Golfweek. The potential agreement — which is still being finalized — is with Fox Sports 1.

While media companies typically pay sports leagues a substantial rights fee to air their products, the deal would not see LIV receive payment, said a source familiar with the discussions. Instead, LIV — which is controversially financed

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The Harvard men’s water polo team split its four games at the Aggie Round Up in California, easily handling Occidental College and winning an overtime thriller against No. 13 University of California Irvine to elevate the Crimson’s ranking to No. 12 in the country.

The contest against UC Irvine (6-6, 0-0), which was the final match of the round-robin tournament, saw Harvard (5-3, 0-0) battle back from a three-goal deficit heading into the final period

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