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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Garth Brooks brought some light into the life of a fan with breast cancer. KARE-TV reports Teresa Shaw and her daughter traveled from Iowa to see Brooks’ show in Minneapolis Friday. She held up a sign that said, “Chemo this morning. Garth tonight. Enjoy the dance.” Brooks spotted the sign while performing […]
The Greatest Hitter A little boy was practicing baseball by himself. “I’m the greatest hitter in the world,” he said. Then he tossed the ball into the air, swung at it, and missed. “Strike one!” he yelled. He tossed the ball into the air again. When it came down he swung and missed. “Strike two!” […]
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UNDATED (AP) – Willie Nelson will be the host of a new TV show. He will host “Inside Arlyn Studios,” set in a recording studio in Austin, Texas. He will interview and sometimes sit in on performances by different musicians. Merle Haggard and Gary Clark Junior are the first guests. The show is filming pilot […]
Before diving into my review of the long-awaited “Interstellar,” I want to briefly discuss a journey of my own. This past weekend I was in Anaheim, California for BlizzCon; a two day convention that celebrates all things Blizzard Entertainment, the video game company that makes “World of Warcraft” and several other award-winning, best-selling video game […]
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Carlos Santana had no difficulty writing about the darker aspects of his life in his new book because he had already dealt with those demons long ago. That includes the man who molested him as a child. Santana says he had the opportunity to confront the man. He says he knew […]
Smart People A fellow computer programmer for a consulting group had designed some software for one of our largest accounts. He asked my help in putting it into operation. At first, he handled most of the work. Eventually, though, he asked me to help with the last phase of the training. When I sat down […]
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RCA’s Miranda Lambert has partnered with Ram Trucks to auction a Ram Laramie Longhorn to benefit her Mutt Nation Foundation. The auction, which runs through Nov. 15, also includes signed Platinum CDs, autographed guitars and tickets and pre-show cocktails with Lambert at one of her 2015 concerts. More here. Join fans of 99 KZ […]
NEW YORK (AP) – Billy Idol had an out-of-body experience when he was involved in a motorcycle accident in 1990. Idol says he went into “a red dimension of love” where there were humans who had passed on who spoke in his mind that they loved him. Idol says he doesn’t know how long he […]
UNDATED (AP) – New Zealand prosecutors have done an about-face and dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd. Officials tell The Associated Press the charge has been dropped due to issues with the sufficiency of the evidence against Rudd. Three lesser charges against Rudd remain. Those include threatening to kill and possession of […]
Back in June, the first installment of Led Zeppelin’s reissue campaign made a big splash on the Billboard 200, with the three releases — Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin — debuting, respectively, at #7, #9 and #10 on the tally. Now, the initiative’s second wave — featuring Led Zeppelin IV and Houses […]
Children and Allergies A little girl was wearing one of those Medical Alert bracelets. Someone asked her what the bracelet was for. She replied, “I’m allergic to nuts and eggs.” The person asked, “Are you allergic to cats?” The little girl said, “I don’t know… I don’t eat cats.” Join fans of 99 KZ […]