delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:21:01 +0000 The University of Jamestown Choir shows off local talent in Crookston Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:31:56 +0000 Times Report Oscar winner Leto bringing band to Minnesota Fair Thu, 06 Mar 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Associated Press Irish music and history at the Crookston Library Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:59:58 +0000 Times Report CHS alums Larson and Fagerlund to sing with University of Jamestown Choir March 12 in Crookston Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:21:21 +0000 Times Report The Farr Side: Several new features for ‘Idol’ Season 13 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:29:09 +0000 By David T. Farr More Content Now Viewership was down at the beginning of the season, but that was before people truly gave the current judging lineup a chance. Perhaps America still has a bad taste in their mouths from the last year's judging feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.
I believe Lopez's return to the panel was a good move. She's a natural fit. Urban proved himself as judge last [...]]]>
The Farr Side: Beatles tribute was an awesome show Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:05:41 +0000 By David T. Farr More Content Now Michael Jackson moonwalking across the Motown 25 stage. Elvis Presley performing via satellite. And perhaps one of the biggest game-changers came 50 years ago whens The Beatles made their American debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
Seventy-three million people tuned in to watch four lads from Liverpool perform in America for the first time. It was Feb. 9, 1964, the day a musical revolution began.
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CHS Concert Choir singers earn high ratings Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:39:04 +0000 Times Report Meet the Beatles: How four longhaired lads from Liverpool changed America Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:32:40 +0000 By Rick Holmes More Content Now It was a long, long time ago. Fifty years, as a matter of fact. I was in middle school, though we called it junior high back then. And there was never a better time to be entering adolescence.
President Kennedy had been shot in November, and grownup America was in a pretty dark mood that winter. But something was growing in America's youth, and [...]]]>
The Talker: Jay Leno says farewell to the ‘Tonight Show’ Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:21:07 +0000 In the 22 years that Jay Leno hosted the "Tonight Show" — give or take the spare months Conan O'Brien took the helm — O.J. Simpson was the celebrity most often used as the butt of Leno's jokes. On Thursday night, he said goodbye to his fans:
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Tony Sauro: Remembering how the Beatles stormed U.S. sound barriers in 1964 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:46:41 +0000 By Tony Sauro More Content Now Improbable as it still seems, four cheeky lads from Liverpool, England, blew away their nation's post-World War II fog in 1961.
Their earliest recordings were available - through obscure music labels (Swan, Veejay, MGM) - in the U.S. in 1963.
Their buoyant charm helped young people sneak in a few small smiles following the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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The Farr Side: Bruno Mars gave memorable halftime performance Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:38:54 +0000 By David T. Farr More Content Now Sure, the Seattle Seahawks totally annihilated the Denver Broncos, but it was Mars who truly gave the show of a lifetime.
People will be talking about Bruno Mars' performance for Super Bowls to come.
Mars was the perfect choice for the coveted halftime slot, which is heavily scrutinized each year. Last year, Beyonce had the job, but her performance didn't live up to the hype.
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The Talker: Subway to remove ‘yoga-mat chemical’ from bread Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:24:57 +0000 A chemical that's used in the production of foamed plastics like yoga mats and rubber-soled shoes will no longer be part of Subway's bread, the Chicago Tribune reports. The sub shop was using the ingredient — azodiacarbonamide — as a bread conditioner to whiten the dough and bake it faster. An online petition had been started by Vani Hari, creator of the website, to remove the ingredient, which is banned in other countries.
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Kent Bush: The Beatles - what might have been Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:41:51 +0000 By Kent Bush More Content Now Ed Sullivan put them on the air, and the four young men from Liverpool started a cultural revolution.
I remember it like it was yesterday – mainly because it was just yesterday that I watched the video for the one thousandth time.
I am only 43 years old, so I can't offer any memories of what it was like crowding around one of the few television sets in our neighborhood to watch the performance that night. I can't tell you what it [...]]]>
The Talker: ‘Biggest Loser’ champ too skinny? Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:44:57 +0000 Is this even real? DMX is reportedly going to celebrity-box George Zimmerman for "every black person who has been done wrong in the system." Check out the A.V. Club story here:
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The Crookston Civic Music League presents a 'Tribute to ABBA' Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:04:58 +0000 Times Report Video of the Day: Boy’s emotional reaction to ‘Say Something’ Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:30:00 +0000 A 4-year-old boy's emotional reaction to A Great Big World's song "Say Something" is a hit after his father, Mark Blitch, posted video of him on YouTube:
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Take a sneak peek at "Winter Gold: NBC's First Look at the Sochi Olympics Broadcast." … 8 p.m. EDT tonight, NBC.
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The Talker: Drake, Robin Thicke among Canadian rapper award nominees Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the hit show "Sherlock" and top of the list for celebrity favorite names, stopped by "Sesame Street" to get his count on with none other than The Count. PBS tweeted a photo of #Counterbatch, and it's making the rounds.
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In 2014, the best in Canadian talent will take centre stage in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for the 43rd annual JUNO Awards. Nominees include Drake and Robin Thicke — betcha didn't know they were Canadian, [...]]]>
The Talker: Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman Mon, 03 Feb 2014 11:39:09 +0000 An autopsy was scheduled Monday for Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead Sunday afternoon at his home after an apparent drug overdose. Hoffman, 46, was in 60 movies in his 20-year career, which included an Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 biopic "Capote."
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Bobby Vee braves Alzheimer's to record once more, in Minnesota Sun, 02 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jeff Baenen, Associated Press Video of the Day: Bruno Mars ready for Super Bowl halftime show Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:33:49 +0000 The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos face off in "Super Bowl XLVIII," with Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers headlining the halftime show. … 6 p.m. EDT Sunday, Fox.
If you're not into football, or want something to watch while you're making snacks for the big game, check out "Puppy Bowl X." … 3 p.m. EDT Sunday, Animal Planet.
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