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2008-09-15 15:00:34

Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi), a single source provider of products, technology and education for treating small bones and joints, reports that close to 500 hand surgeons have so far registered to attend one or more of six workshops being held by SBi during the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) in Chicago, September 18-20. The conference at the Hyatt Regency Chicago is expected to attract at least 1,750 general orthopedic and specialist hand...

2008-09-13 00:00:21

L ast week Pete Turner dithered when asked whether he thought his band, Elbow, would be crowned winners of the Nationwide Mercury Prize. "It's just a very nice thing that people recognise your music," the bassist told the Western Morning News in laid-back Mancunian tones. "We're happy and very confident that we've got a very good album, really. But we're under no illusions we're going to win it necessarily. We're going to have a bit of a booze-up with mates we've maybe not seen for a bit....

2008-09-12 12:00:22

By MATTHEW McCREARY ONE of the top draws at this year's Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's is expected to sell out quickly after winning a major national music prize. English Indie band Elbow scooped the prestigious Nationwide Mercury Prize this week for their latest album, The Seldom Seen Kid. The band will take to the stage at the Grand Opera House on October 26 as part of the festival's Rock the House series of concerts. Tickets for the show had already been selling well,...

2008-09-12 12:00:14

By Matthew McCreary ONE of the top draws at this year's Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's is expected to sell out quickly after winning a major national music prize. English indie band Elbow scooped the prestigious Nationwide Mercury Prize this week for their latest album The Seldom Seen Kid. The band will take to the stage at the Grand Opera House on October 26 as part of the festival's Rock the House series of concerts. Tickets had already been selling well but the band's...

2008-09-12 03:00:15

In a hugely popular victory Elbow have been announced as winners of the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize for 'Album of the Year.' Elbow frontman Guy Garvey said, "This is quite literally the best thing that has ever happened to us." "It feels great, very unexpected. I suppose you could look at it in the same way that certain Bedouin tribes look at a bowl of milk," he added as a tongue-in-cheek aside. "It's something that doesn't occur very often, and it's so much sweeter for it." "Having...

2008-09-10 18:00:20

COOL band Elbow were celebrating today after announced winning this year's Nationwide Mercury Prize. Their album, The Seldom Seen Kid, beat 11 others to win the title and pounds 20,000 at a ceremony in London. The prize champions UK music and is open to all genres of music. It attracted around 240 entries this year, more than ever before. The Bury outfit's fourth disc darts between sparse electronica, flamenco influenced beats and Led Zeppelin rock. Radiohead, Estelle, Last...

2008-09-10 18:00:13

ELBOW were last night announced winners of this year's Nationwide Mercury Prize. Their album, The Seldom Seen Kid, beat 11 others to win the title and pounds 20,000. The prize champions UK music and is open to all genres of music. It attracted around 240 entries this year, more than ever before, said organisers. The Bury outfit's fourth disc darts between sparse electronica, flamenco influenced beats and Led Zeppelin-inspired rock. (c) 2008 Daily Post; Liverpool. Provided by ProQuest LLC....

2008-09-10 12:00:30

Alternative Rock band Elbow have won the Nationwide Mercury Prize for the best album of the past year, seven years after first being nominated. The group, who beat Dubstep producer Buria and Radiohead, scooped the Pounds 20,000 prize for The Seldom Seen Kid, which is their fourth studio album. "This is quite literally the best thing that's ever happened to us," said lead singer Guy Garvey. In 2001 the band were shortlisted for their debut album Asleep in the Back. Musician Jools...

2008-09-10 09:00:28

The rock band Elbow has won the Nationwide Mercury Prize for the best British album of the past year for its offering "The Seldom Seen Kid." The CD is the fourth studio album for the quintet, which first got together 18 years ago. "I know I'm supposed to be cool and say something coy but it's literally the best thing that's ever happened to us," the BBC quoted singer Guy Garvey as saying at the awards ceremony in London. Garvey dedicated the prize to the band's friend Bryan Glancy, who...

2008-09-10 00:00:16

By Chris Green THE ROCK band Elbow were last night crowned the surprise winners of this years Nationwide Mercury Prize, for their fourth album The Seldom Seen Kid. The five-piece, from Bury, fought off stiff competition from 11 other acts to win the 20,000 prize. It was the second time the band had been nominated for the award, after their debut album, Asleep In The Back, missed out in 2001 to PJ Harvey. Accepting the trophy from the host Jools Holland, Elbows front man, a distinctly...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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