Longtime Devils goalie Martin Brodeur apparently won't participate in the Olympics for the first time since 1998. But his newly acquired partner, Cory Schneider, could make his Winter Olympics debut in the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia.
Training camp invitation lists for the U.S., Canada and Russia were unveiled Monday, and New Jersey residents James van Riemsdyk, John Carlson and Bobby Ryan were included on Team USA's initial 48- man roster.
Recording artist turned author, Dr. Mable John is extending an invitation to the community for her debut book signing Thursday, July 20 at Eso Won Books in Los Angeles. John, a former R&B vocalist with such hits as the 1966, "Your Good Thing (Is About to End) penned "Sanctified Blues," a semi autobiographical talc about Albertina Merci. Merci, like John, toured the South with some of the biggest names of the 1950s- 60s era including Billie Holiday and Ray Charles.
Bergen County boys basketball is aggressively attacking the rim next high school season with an event similar to college hoops' National Invitation Tournament.
The Bergen Invitation Tournament will debut in February and provide a much-needed alternative for teams not selected for the more prestigious Bergen Jamboree.
Nick Diamonds is funny: "I'm not ashamed of my accomplishments.... After the record comes out, there's a six-month grace period where I don't mind if people talk about the fact that we used to be in the Unicorns and bring it up all the time. But, after that, if I hear anyone incessantly making mention of it ... I'm chopping the heads off of the people in the front row." Bandmate J'Aime Tambeur references their outstanding want ad for a touring monitor engineer who doubles as a sniper capable of offing 13-year-old Unicorns fans on command. Oh, jokes: In 2003, Montreal's Unicorns became the buzz of the indie universe, but they broke up after a handful of cursory American tours, thanks to a massive rift between the pair of Tambeur and Diamonds and their bandmate Alden Penner. Tambeur and D...
... in the capital city and a curated invitational in Gary scatter their shows-over various nights ... he's holding those plans close until the debut on Saturday, April 29. Expect to be entertained, ...
Hardin County will host the first U.S. screening of "Elizabethtown," director Cameron Crowe's nod to his Kentucky roots.
The film, starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst, will debut at an invitation-only screening Saturday at Movie Palace in Elizabethtown.
COLUMBUS - With no bells, no whistles but lots of anticipation, state Rep. Jon Husted, R-Kettering, made a political debut of sorts last week.
It was an invitation-only affair for Ohio House Republicans, a party caucus held behind closed doors.
Among the celebrities spotted at the event people are still talking about were John Salley, Jerome Bettis, Kwame Kilpatrick and wife Carlita, Kem, Russell Simmons and Nick Cannon.
FLASHING SMILES that reflected the success of the event were (from left) First Lady Carlita Kilpatrick, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, award-winning singer/musician/songwriter Kem, former NBA star John Salley and his wife, Natasha.
Among the other highlights of the the GM Style event, an invitation-only affair, was the world debut of numerous GM global concept cars, in addition to the Saturn Astra Tuner and the Chevrolet Beat.
Series of concerts celebrates 75th annviersary of Casavant organ's installation
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- A.J. Burnett plans to sit out the annual pitchers' bunting tournament during spring training. "I'm out," Burnett said Tuesday. "I'll only bunt when a coach throws me the ball, not off the machine. No chance. I need a full spring." During the first week of camp last year, Burnett fouled off a bunt attempt into his face and shattered his right orbital bone. He didn't make his Pirates debut until April 21.
- Free-agent infielder Brandon Inge appeared set to sign a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to an industry source. Inge, 35, had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in September after batting .218 with 12 homers in 83 games with the Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics. He became a free agent when the A's declined his $6 million option.
Solo piano, as a mode of performance, holds a privileged place in jazz, but what's striking is the way that artists keep renewing the relevance of the format.
Craig Taborn was deep into a solo expedition one recent evening at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York, seeming for all the world like someone cracking a secret code. Poised for action at a grand piano, he disrupted an expectant stillness with a turbulent digression. With his left hand he formed the lopsided bass-clef vamp of a piece called "Avenging Angel"; with his right he improvised complex annotations, firing them off in boldface or sleek cursive. It was taut, transfixing music, sharpened by the austerity of the setting: just Mr. Taborn at the piano, on his own.
... Angel" doubles as the name of his ECM debut -- but also Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Larry Goldings, ... to his wife at the time, is also an invitation to the listener, a key to entry. A similar ...