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Dominique Dawes & Gabby Douglas

Dominique Dawes: Doesn’t Like Gabby Douglas’ Nickname “Flying Squirrel”

Posted August 10, 2012 by jmurray

Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes is not a fan of calling Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas by her nickname, “Flying Squirrel.” Douglas was nicknamed the “Flying Squirrel” by Martha Karolyi, National Team Coordinator for USA Gymnastics, for her aerial performance on the uneven bars. The 35-year-old Dawes, who won her gold medal in 1996, wishes people had an alternative […]

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Patti Austin

Turn Off: Hearing Her Own Songs Would Spoil the Mood for Patti Austin

Posted June 18, 2012 by

Music:     The idea of being romantic to her own music causes Grammy-winning vocalist Patti Austin to make faces –- and I don’t mean the kind of ‘Love Faces’ that Trey Songz warbles about. The 60-year-old song stylist was recently in Minneapolis, Minn., to perform at the Dakota Jazz Club, and Minneapolis Star Tribune […]

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