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"MOTOWN THE MUSICAL" GOES ON TOUR!
Apr. 22, 2014 3:54 pm
TULIPS ARE SPRINGING TO LIFE ( OR AT LEAST TRYING)
Apr. 21, 2014 5:52 pm
If you're a fan of Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and The Temptations, you are a fan of Motown. Motown was the record label founded by Berry Gordy, Jr and proved to be the home an incredibly talented group of soul/pop performers. The successful Broadway show "Motown, The Musical," is bringing that sound to America. Check out the tour dates for the year ahead by clicking here...
THE WHO'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR!
Apr. 18, 2014 2:52 pm
Around the Coulee Region, tulips are doing their best to grow toward flowering proving how tough they are considering the cold spring. It doesn't take much rain and sunshine to get them going. Check out the attached photo essay on tulips...(and check out the attached picture of tulips blooming in the Netherlands.
He may have his doubts about touring, but Pete Townsend says he will be out there starting late this year in the U.K. and eventually in the states. He also mentions a new album in the works but that could take some time and effort. Find out more here...
THE MUSTANG TURNS 50!
Apr. 17, 2014 11:09 am
The Ford Mustang made its debut appearance at the Worlds Fair in New York City on April 17th, 1964. I have fond memories of riding in a bright yellow 1971 Mach 1 around SE Minneapolis. Lots of flash and lots of power. Click here for a trip down Mustang memory lane...
NEW AND RECENT ALBUM RELEASES!!
Apr. 16, 2014 6:21 pm
STEELY DAN TAKES A SUMMER TOUR!
Apr. 15, 2014 5:49 pm
Check out new album releases ( or new mastered classics) from veteran artists. Albums like "Duets" from Linda Ronstadt, Leon Russell's "Life Journeys," Rod Stewart's "Tonight's The Night," and Paul Rodgers, "The Royal Sessions." Learn more here...
It's called the "Jamalot Ever After Tour" and Donald Fagen and Walter Becker will be joined by their 11 member band as Steely Dan hits the road this summer. Madison and Appleton will see August dates. View the complete schedule here...
THE "UNSINKABLE" TITANIC!!
Apr. 15, 2014 5:42 pm
Today is the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the ultimate passenger ship of its time and thought to be practically unsinkable. Learn more about the Titanic here...
EASTER TREATS FOR ...WELL, EASTER!
Apr. 11, 2014 4:21 pm
From Easter nest cakes to Bunny cakes to Little Lamb cookies, Easter treats you can make at home. (and then bring some to the radio stations on Hiway 35 in Onalaska) Creative treats for Easter can be viewed here...
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME (OR SHAME?)
Apr. 10, 2014 5:53 pm
NEW MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND!
Apr. 9, 2014 5:59 pm
Depending on who you talk to in the music business, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can be a positive or a negative. Whatever the case, the new inductees include KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel and Hall & Oates, among others. See the story here...
New movies opening this weekend include one for animated movie fans like yours truly:
THE RETURN OF "GAME OF THRONES!"
Apr. 8, 2014 2:59 pm
Rio 2 - Blue and Jewel are back and heading for the Amazon. Rated G
Draft Day - Kevin Costner is back as a general manager trying to save his team in this sports comedy. Rated PG-13.
Oculus - One for horror fans and Rated R.
Find out more about these movies and others by clicking here...
Fans of the HBO series, "Game of Thrones," gave a big welcome to its season premier. Over 6 million viewers tuned in on Sunday night. It's hard to describe the attraction to a very complicated series, but if you like medieval times, mystery, magic, and intrigue, this show could be for you. It certainly is for my brother, he's a big fan. Find out more here...
OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN IN LAS VEGAS!
Apr. 8, 2014 2:47 pm
Apr. 2, 2014 6:36 pm
She has just begun a 45 day residency in Las Vegas called "Summer Nights." The title of her show lifted from her and John Travolta's hit in the "Grease," soundtrack. Find out what you can expect from her show (and whether John will appear) by clicking this link...
YOU DON'T NEED APRIL 1ST TO BE FOOLED!
Apr. 1, 2014 6:46 pm
Should it be "Captain America-The Winter Soldier," or "The Island of Lemurs-Madagascar," and which one is based on a comic book series? Questions, questions, questions...Unless you are a "Captain America" fan, it could be slim pickens this weekend for new movies. Check out what's new on the big screen here...
Check out the attached slideshow to see how easy it is to be fooled. (sort of)
"FROZEN," MAKES ANIMATION HISTORY!!
Mar. 31, 2014 6:48 pm
It is the highest grossing animated film of all time, bumping "Toy Story 3"from that title. (Winning an Oscar didn't hurt either.) A billion dollars worth of revenue worldwide is more than impressive. Here is the story...
FLEETWOOD MAC RETURNS TO THE ROAD WITH CHRISTINE MCVIE!
Mar. 28, 2014 6:38 pm
She hasn't toured with the group for 16 years but Christine McVie says she will return to do just that this fall as Fleetwood Mac opens their tour in Minneapolis on Sept. 30th. Read more here...
SO RUSSELL CROWE PLAYS NOAH, GEORGE BURNS PLAYED GOD!!
Mar. 27, 2014 6:05 pm
See if you can remember what biblical characters were played by these actors.
THE RETURN OF "GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD!"
Mar. 25, 2014 3:59 pm
David Bowie (Pontius Pilate)
Bill Cosby (Satan) (in a Disney movie, of all things)
Morgan Freeman (God) (in two different movies)
See more actors in biblical roles by clicking here...
It's the 40th anniversary of Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." To celebrate, the classic album has been remastered and reissued in several packages. (Including a yellow vinyl edition) Find out more here...
FORGET DANCING WITH THE STARS, THE BIG DANCE IS SWEET SIXTEEN!
Mar. 24, 2014 3:32 pm
IT'S OK TO USE OK!
Mar. 24, 2014 3:20 pm
It's "Sweet Sixteen" time at the big dance. The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is down to the final 16. Can the Badgers beat Baylor, can my alma mater, Iowa State handle Connecticut? We're determined to find out, and will, this week. Here is the "Sweet Sixteen March Madness" schedule from Fox.
They've traced it first use in the Boston Morning Post to 175 years ago. "It is the most spoken or typed word on the planet." Well, they say it's OK to claim that. Find out where they think the expression came from here...