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The Reigning Monarchs in 90 minutes. (at El Cid)

The Reigning Monarchs in 90 minutes. (at El Cid)

thereigningmonarchs:

We will have a signed and numbered @Barrytheartguy Monarchs posters at the show tomorrow night!!

thereigningmonarchs:

We will have a signed and numbered @Barrytheartguy Monarchs posters at the show tomorrow night!!

qbits:

(via Jason Collins, Who Wears ‘98’ in Tribute to Matthew Shepard, Met His Parents Last Night: PHOTO| Gay News | Towleroad)
"Brooklyn Nets player Jason Collins, who wears ‘98’ as a tribute to Matthew Shepard who was brutally murdered that year, met Shepard’s parents and brother Logan for the first time last night after they drove four hours from their home in Casper, Wyoming to see him in Denver. He presented them with a jersey.
Said Collins before the meeting:
“I was in college at the time when [Matthew] was killed. Of course it’s a tragedy what happened and I just hope it inspires others to come forward. It’s definitely going to be special meeting them after the game (Thursday) and I’m looking forward to it.”
Collins’ jersey has been selling in record numbers since it went on the NBA’s website earlier this week.
The NY Daily News adds:
Asked if he thought the popularity of the jersey could be seen as a symbol of support for those uncomfortable about revealing their sexuality, Collins said, “That’s something for you guys to speculate on. But I’m always encouraging others to live their life and speak up and come forward if you want to, and know that if you do there’s a lot of people waiting to support you.”
Tweeted Collins, with the above photo: “I’m so fortunate to have met Matthew Shepard’s parents and brother tonight after @BrooklynNets win tonight in Denver”

qbits:

(via Jason Collins, Who Wears ‘98’ in Tribute to Matthew Shepard, Met His Parents Last Night: PHOTO| Gay News | Towleroad)

"Brooklyn Nets player Jason Collins, who wears ‘98’ as a tribute to Matthew Shepard who was brutally murdered that year, met Shepard’s parents and brother Logan for the first time last night after they drove four hours from their home in Casper, Wyoming to see him in Denver. He presented them with a jersey.

Said Collins before the meeting:

“I was in college at the time when [Matthew] was killed. Of course it’s a tragedy what happened and I just hope it inspires others to come forward. It’s definitely going to be special meeting them after the game (Thursday) and I’m looking forward to it.”

Collins’ jersey has been selling in record numbers since it went on the NBA’s website earlier this week.

The NY Daily News adds:

Asked if he thought the popularity of the jersey could be seen as a symbol of support for those uncomfortable about revealing their sexuality, Collins said, “That’s something for you guys to speculate on. But I’m always encouraging others to live their life and speak up and come forward if you want to, and know that if you do there’s a lot of people waiting to support you.”

Tweeted Collins, with the above photo: “I’m so fortunate to have met Matthew Shepard’s parents and brother tonight after @BrooklynNets win tonight in Denver”

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MLB Spring Training on Instagram

Browse the #springtraining hashtag for more photos and videos from Spring Training.

Spring training is here! Starting every February, Major League Baseball (@mlb) runs a six-week series of practices and exhibition games as a warm-up for the regular season. New players use spring training to try out for a roster and established players get game-like practice in before serious competition begins.

Crowds flock to the games in Arizona (Cactus League) and Florida (Grapefruit League) to bask in warm weather and get a first look at their favorite teams. Can’t make it this year? Be sure to follow your favorite teams on Instagram:

nprfreshair:


1964 was a great year for cutting-edge jazz records like Albert Ayler’s Spiritual Unity, John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme and Andrew Hill’s Point of Departure. But none sounds as far ahead of its time as Eric Dolphy's masterpiece Out to Lunch, recorded for Blue Note on Feb. 25, 1964. Half a century later it still sounds crazy in a good way. The organized mayhem starts with Dolphy’s tunes, often featuring wide, wide leaps in the melody and ratchet-gear rhythms. His composition “Straight Up and Down” was inspired by the careful walk of a drunk striving to stay upright. He improvised with that same kind of angular energy, and an excitable tone like a goosed goose.

Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead on Eric Dolphy’s album Out to Lunch

nprfreshair:

1964 was a great year for cutting-edge jazz records like Albert Ayler’s Spiritual Unity, John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme and Andrew Hill’s Point of Departure. But none sounds as far ahead of its time as Eric Dolphy's masterpiece Out to Lunch, recorded for Blue Note on Feb. 25, 1964. Half a century later it still sounds crazy in a good way. The organized mayhem starts with Dolphy’s tunes, often featuring wide, wide leaps in the melody and ratchet-gear rhythms. His composition “Straight Up and Down” was inspired by the careful walk of a drunk striving to stay upright. He improvised with that same kind of angular energy, and an excitable tone like a goosed goose.

Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead on Eric Dolphy’s album Out to Lunch