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Sunland Park Hosts SoCal’s Duran Duran Tribute Band ‘Rio’ Saturday

Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino continues their Summer of free concerts with a tribute to the neon-lit, high energy of the Big80’s via the Duran Duran tribute band Rio

Rio, the world’s premiere Duran Duran tribute band, is based in Southern California and composed of dynamic live performers who epitomize the look and sound of the quintessential mid-1980’s Duran Duran.

The members of Rio: Gil, Jake, Danny, Curt and Daniel deliver high-energy, note-for-note renditions of Duran Duran songs spanning the band’s catalog, from Planet Earth to (Reach Up For The) Sunrise.

According to their website, Rio has played top venues across North America and is currently the only high-profile, full-time working Duran Duran tribute band in the United States.

Rio joins the already strong line up of top-level tribute bands appearing at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Shows from Mana’ and Depeche Mode tribute bands packing the venue with music lovers from each genre.

Rio takes the stage Saturday, July 14 at 10PM in the Franklin’s Lounge.  As always, there’s no cover charge to attend, however concert-goers must be 21+ years of age to attend this event.

 

 

Mining for Gold: Martina Finishes Fifth in Final; Okagbare Runs on Friday

UTEP great Churandy Martina finished fifth in the men’s 200m final on Thursday night, while another Miner great Blessing Okagbare and the Nigerian 4x100m relay team qualified Thursday morning for the final at the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro.

ChurandyMartinaWEBMartina of the Netherlands clocked a time of 20.13, .01 second behind Great Britain’s Adam Gemili. Jamaican Usain Bolt, by no surprise, claimed the gold medal (19.78), while Canada’s Andre De Grasse (20.02) took the silver medal.

France’s Christophe Lemaitre edged out Gemili to win the bronze with a time of 20.12.

Okagbare and her Nigerian teammates (Gloria Asumnu, Olivia Ekpone & Agnes Osazuwa) will compete in the women’s 4x100m relay final on Friday at 7:15 p.m. MT.

The Nigerians will sprint in lane three, while the United States will take off from lane one and Canada from lane two.

The Nigerian relay team finished second with a time of 42.55 in heat two to earn the qualification. Germany finished first by registering a

Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria)
Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria)

time of 42.18, while Trinidad & Tobago took third (42.62).

The Jamaican sprinters won the first heat with a time of 41.79, followed by Great Britain (41.93), the Ukraine (42.49) and Canada (42.70). The United States, after a bump caused a botched handoff in the second heat, ran a lone third heat, clocking a time of 41.77.

Okagbare last medaled at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, claiming the bronze in the 4x100m relay.

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