As Bill Murray once famously stated in Caddyshack, it's a Cinderella story. West Coast thoroughbred California Chrome, whose dam (or mother) was purchased for a mere $8,000, is poised to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed pulled it off in 1978.
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May 10 & 11 NYC HAIM @ Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. 8 p.m. $25. 212-582-6600 www.terminal5nyc.com With their surname doubling as the group name, sisters Danielle, Alana and Este somehow managed to mix the disparate influence of Fleetwood Mac, Destiny’s Child and ’80s synth-pop
With her rich vocals and knack for belting out R&B, be it her own material or the string of covers she’s done on recent albums, it’s also nice when Joan Osborne decides to change things up a bit. Such is the case with her eighth studio album.
For hip-hop fans, eight miles may bring to mind the stretch of street in Detroit’s Mile Road System. But for a generation of readers, it’s a direct reference to the amount of bookshelves Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George F. Will was alluding to in a ‘70s column he was writing about the Strand.