Born in the JPA [November 21]

Born in the JPA [November 21]

April 30, people: Mark it down. The Boss is back with the E Street Band, and the whole lot of them are coming to Charlottesville.

Bruce Springsteen announced yesterday the dates for his 2008 tour, and the John Paul Jones arena is his last stop. The Jersey rocker and the band that made him famous will play the JPJ on April 30. The sale date for tickets is yet to be announced.

The Boss will bring his Magic to JPJ on April 30

Springsteen and the E Street Band are touring on the back of their new album, Magic, the Boss’s 23rd release. According to Rolling Stone, the new album is "in one way, the most openly nostalgic record Springsteen has ever made." Magic, says Rolling Stone, is a breakout of fresh "boardwalk-dance-party power" after Springsteen’s last record, The Seeger Sessions, an album that cast an eye and cocked an ear back into the country’s musical past.

"I’m coming…cough, cough…to get you!"
AP details Chris Long’s throat cultures

Geez, can’t a guy cough around here without a reporter recording its flemmy-ness? Apparent not if you’re UVA defensive end Chris Long and the biggest game of your life is three days away.

The Associate Press has a brief but in-depth story on Long’s case of strep throat. Midway through Monday’s practice, Long headed home, feeling too sick to work out. As for Long’s status in Saturday’s game against arch-rival Virginia Tech, UVA coach Al Groh says the Cavs are taking a "wait and see" approach.

Reporters tried to contact Long Tuesday, but like any quarterback killer trying to shake off an illness, Long was too busy lifting weights.

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