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Film about Driftless Region part of upcoming Emmy Awards

Film about Driftless Region part of upcoming Emmy Awards

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is a trailer for the film “Mysteries of the Driftless” – or you can watch the full version below   CHICAGO, IL. – The 56th Annual Emmy Awards Ceremony of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) will return to television as a live broadcast for the first […]

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‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ star Marcia Strassman dies

‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ star Marcia Strassman dies

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The actress who played Mr. Kotter’s wife on the 1970s sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter,” has died at age 66. Her sister says Marcia Strassman died at her home in Sherman Oaks, California, Friday, after fighting breast cancer. Strassman’s biggest film success was in the Disney hit “Honey I Shrunk The Kids” […]

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Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York City medical examiner says Joan Rivers died from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4. She had been hospitalized since Aug. 28 when she went into cardiac arrest during a routine medical procedure at a doctor’s office to check out […]

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Former ‘SNL’ cast member Jan Hooks dies

Former ‘SNL’ cast member Jan Hooks dies

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Jan Hooks has died. The 57-year-old Hooks died Thursday in New York, according to The New York Times. The newspaper confirmed the death through Hooks’ agent, Lisa Lieberman. The comic actress was a versatile performer whose “SNL” impressions ranged from Nancy Reagan to Sinead O’Connor. […]

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Green Day, Sting, Withers among rock hall nominees

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – The punk trio Green Day, “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers and Sting are among the first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Six of the 15 nominees for the hall’s Class of 2015 are on the ballot for the first time. Other new nominees announced today are […]

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Blindfold for part of Wallenda’s Chicago walk

Blindfold for part of Wallenda’s Chicago walk

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) – Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda says he’ll wear a blindfold next month when he crosses from one Chicago high-rise building to another. The 35-year-old daredevil plans two Chicago tightrope walks to be broadcast live on the Discovery Channel on Nov. 2. The first walk will stretch more than two city blocks on an […]

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Taylor Swift to coach on ‘The Voice’

Taylor Swift to coach on ‘The Voice’

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – Taylor Swift has plenty of her own hits, and now she’ll be advising young singers on “The Voice” how to do it themselves. The NBC competition show said Friday that the “Shake It Off” singer is serving as a mentor to competitors later this month. She’ll make her first appearance on […]

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Streisand releases No. 1 albums 6 decades in a row

Streisand releases No. 1 albums 6 decades in a row

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Barbra Streisand is making history with her new album. Billboard says Streisand’s latest release, “Partners,” debuted on top of its 200 Albums chart, making her the only recording artist to issue No. 1 albums in six consecutive decades. The album sold 196,000 units in its first week of release. “Partners” is […]

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50-year Opry member George Hamilton IV dies

50-year Opry member George Hamilton IV dies

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Grand Ole Opry Member George Hamilton IV, who was one of country music’s first international ambassadors, has died. He was 77. A news release from the Opry says Hamilton died Wednesday at a Nashville hospital after a heart attack. Hamilton had been an Opry member since 1960, when he made the […]

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La Crosse Community Theatre presents comedy version of Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

La Crosse, WI – 9/15/2014 – La Crosse Community Theatre continues its season with a comedy based on Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, beginning October 24 and continuing through November 2, 2014. Performances are Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m, and will be in the 450-seat Lyche Theatre of the Weber Center for […]

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