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Blake Shelton

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Featured, Singer | 1 comment

It took The Voice to bring Blake Shelton to the top of the entertainment industry. Which is strange, because few performers have dominated country music as Shelton has in the last decade. His song “Neon...

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Billy Crystal

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Actor, Featured | 1 comment

It was the Bible, not Reader’s Digest, that first told us that laughter is the best medicine. With that being understood, perhaps we should call him Dr. Crystal. All he’s done is make us laugh for the...

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Bobby Flay

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Featured, People | 0 comments

It’s not true that Bobby Flay invented the Food Network. It just seems that way. Few American chefs – maybe none – have combined the arts of cooking and communication the way Bobby Flay has. The...

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Popular Mechanics

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 1 comment

Since its founding, Popular Mechanics has been the ultimate men’s...

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“Friends in Low Places”

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Featured, Songs | 1 comment

A critic once said that “Friends in Low Places” is a depressing...

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Food Trucks

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Featured, Food | 0 comments

It may seem like food trucks are a recent phenomenon, but they’re not....

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Sunset Boulevard

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Featured, Film | 0 comments

The great actors always make it look so effortless. Maybe that’s why...

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“Green Eggs and Ham”

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Featured, Kids Stuff | 0 comments

Is Green Eggs and Ham the most popular Dr. Seuss book of all? A couple of lists...

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Cape Cod

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

What’s the first thing that crosses your mind when you think of Cape Cod?...

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Whitney Houston

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Featured, Singer | 1 comment

I had to let some time pass after Whitney’s ignominious death, to be able...

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