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Journal of No. 118


April 2nd, 2014

essentialsaltes rates the field at the Hollywood Bowl @ 03:10 pm

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2014 Schedule

June 22: Janelle Monáe
Looked weak in the field on American Idol. A longshot 25-1

July 2-4: July 4th Fireworks Spectacular With Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell
Still plucky at his age on the PBS pledge drive special. 10-1

July 22 & 24: Beethoven's Triple Concerto & Symphony #5
Crushed a somewhat weak Boston field with a conductor who knows his way around that track. 4-1

July 27: Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana, and a concert performance of Pagliacci
Game as they come and never runs a bad race. On the other hand... clowns. 45-1

August 14: Yo-Yo Ma plays Elgar's Cello Concerto
His fourth-place finish in the Brahms Cello Sonata #1 jeopardizes his chances, but he’s dangerous on breeding alone. 8-1

August 15-16: Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks
Was able to fight off challengers in the Gotham at Aqueduct to stay perfect. 3-1

August 26 & 28: Beethoven Emperor Piano Concerto, and Mussorgsky/Stowkowski's Night on Bald Mountain and Pictures at an Exhibition
The favorite at even odds.

August 29-30: John Williams
August 31: The Big Picture: Hitchcock
There's a fantastic rivalry between these Hollywood stablemates. Both at 4-1.

September 9: The Planets (with NASA/JPL imagery) & US premiere of Concerto for Drum Kit and Orchestra
Not sure he’s battle-tested enough. 20-1

September 11: Beethoven's Ninth
Seasoned and fast. 5-1

September 12-14: Fireworks Finale / Simpsons' 25th Anniversary
Finished a game third in San Francisco. Also watch out for his stablemate Santa's Little Helper.

Also running: Grease singalong, Sound of Music singalong, Gloria Estefan, Gladys Knight with Kool and the Gang, Herbie Hancock, Pixies, Peter Frampton, The Four Seasons, Elvis Costello...
 
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Journal of No. 118