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March 25, 1986 | LEONARD FEATHER
There has never been a glut of jazz violinists. Most of the pioneers have left us; among the handful who have come to prominence in the last 15 years, the leader in the field, beyond question, is John Blake. In town for a two-night stand Friday and Saturday at the Palace Court, Blake brought along his own group of fellow Philadelphians; consequently he was able to present his original works in a cohesive setting. Formerly heard with Grover Washington Jr.
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March 7, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
John Blake, the head of communications for the Texas Rangers, worked for the Boston Red Sox when Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched his first spring training game for them in 2007. Looking around the packed press box at Peoria Stadium on Wednesday, Blake said, "There's more interest for this game than there was for Matsuzaka's first game. " Yu Darvish, the Rangers' high-priced import from Japan, will make his Cactus League debut against the San Diego Padres at 1 p.m. Three television stations will simultaneously broadcast the game live in Japan.
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October 12, 1997 | Paul Brownfield, Paul Brownfield is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer
Welcome to Superior, Ariz., where apparently they don't have a dentist. While moviegoers are accustomed to seeing bad teeth presented as a British stereotype--consider the collective choppers of the male-stripping mates in the Fox Searchlight hit comedy "The Full Monty"--bad dental work is taken to an entirely different low in the Phoenix Pictures film "U-Turn," the darkly comic neo-noir directed by Oliver Stone. In "U-Turn," teeth make the men.
SPORTS
March 7, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Peoria, Ariz. — Seated at a table on the far end of an auxiliary locker room that was turned into a makeshift interview room, Yu Darvish clasped his hands. He twiddled his thumbs. He looked at his interpreter, at the ceiling, even at the tape recorders placed in front of him, but almost never at the person asking him a question. The high-priced Japanese free agent had pitched two scoreless innings in his first game for the Texas Rangers, but didn't smile once. He spoke softly and said little.
HEALTH
March 7, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
John Blake, the head of communications for the Texas Rangers, worked for the Boston Red Sox when Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched his first spring training game for them in 2007. Looking around the packed press box at Peoria Stadium on Wednesday, Blake said, "There's more interest for this game than there was for Matsuzaka's first game. " Yu Darvish, the Rangers' high-priced import from Japan, will make his Cactus League debut against the San Diego Padres at 1 p.m. Three television stations will simultaneously broadcast the game live in Japan.
SPORTS
August 15, 1996 | STAN DORSEY, THE SPORTING NEWS
To look at new Oklahoma coach John Blake now, you could easily mistake him for a player. His broad shoulders and athletic stride mimic the swagger and confidence so often displayed by young college athletes basking in their physical and egotistical primes. But only a year ago, the picture was not so pretty. Rather than lean muscle mass and subtle ripples, Blake's physique had rounded out to a robust 340 pounds.
SPORTS
March 7, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Peoria, Ariz. — Seated at a table on the far end of an auxiliary locker room that was turned into a makeshift interview room, Yu Darvish clasped his hands. He twiddled his thumbs. He looked at his interpreter, at the ceiling, even at the tape recorders placed in front of him, but almost never at the person asking him a question. The high-priced Japanese free agent had pitched two scoreless innings in his first game for the Texas Rangers, but didn't smile once. He spoke softly and said little.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2011 | By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Filmed in America and made in English, the film "The Last Godfather" features Korean star-director-writer Shim Hyung-rae as the love-child orphan of a 1950s Mafia don called to the States to take over the family business. After one quick joke that the 50-something Shim looks a bit old, the film moves into letting him just do what one might expect from a man-child character based around his high-water, high-waisted pants, bumbling antics and odd predilection for gags involving his shoes.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 1997 | Paul Brownfield, Paul Brownfield is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer
Welcome to Superior, Ariz., where apparently they don't have a dentist. While moviegoers are accustomed to seeing bad teeth presented as a British stereotype--consider the collective choppers of the male-stripping mates in the Fox Searchlight hit comedy "The Full Monty"--bad dental work is taken to an entirely different low in the Phoenix Pictures film "U-Turn," the darkly comic neo-noir directed by Oliver Stone. In "U-Turn," teeth make the men.
SPORTS
August 15, 1996 | STAN DORSEY, THE SPORTING NEWS
To look at new Oklahoma coach John Blake now, you could easily mistake him for a player. His broad shoulders and athletic stride mimic the swagger and confidence so often displayed by young college athletes basking in their physical and egotistical primes. But only a year ago, the picture was not so pretty. Rather than lean muscle mass and subtle ripples, Blake's physique had rounded out to a robust 340 pounds.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 1986 | LEONARD FEATHER
There has never been a glut of jazz violinists. Most of the pioneers have left us; among the handful who have come to prominence in the last 15 years, the leader in the field, beyond question, is John Blake. In town for a two-night stand Friday and Saturday at the Palace Court, Blake brought along his own group of fellow Philadelphians; consequently he was able to present his original works in a cohesive setting. Formerly heard with Grover Washington Jr.
SPORTS
December 1, 1998 | Associated Press
Texas running back Ricky Williams received the player of the year award from the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Williams has set 12 NCAA Division I-A marks and tied four others. * Oklahoma will name Bob Stoops its new coach, The Associated Press reported. Stoops, Florida's defensive coordinator, would replace John Blake. . . . Fred Goldsmith, who in 1994 coached Duke to its only winning football season of the decade but was 9-35 since, was fired with four years remaining on his contract. . . .
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