Friday, April 30, 2010

Time for 'The Fantasticks'

Opening night is Thursday, May 6. We're having a great time once again in rehearsals as we wind down to the performances. Rock Solid in Winona is a wonderful organization that helps get kids off the streets and everything is either free of charge or has a nominal fee. The day-to-day expenses are covered by private donations only. Unfortunately in this economy, they are hurting and had to close their doors for a while to re-group. The money raised from these performances will hopefully be the springboard to getting them going again. Tickets can be purchased at Midtown Foods and HyVee in Winona. Performances are at 7:30pm Thurs-Sat and 4:00pm on Sunday.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

country Idol

Shania Twain was the mentor and everyone had to sing her songs. Not so easy for the guys but they managed. Perhaps country night should be a bit more broad for the choice of songs. Read how your favorite did.

Monday, April 26, 2010

disappointed is an understatement

Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson clashed again at Talladega on Sunday. Both were disappointed in each other the week before at Texas Motor Speedway but this week Johnson seemed to intentionally cut off Gordon while he was making a run for the front. Gordon made his displeasure known so now we'll just have to wait and see what happens between the two teammates. story

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Spock goes home to Vulcan

Leonard Nemoy paid a visit to a small farming community in Alberta, Canada. The town's name is Vulcan and residents came out in their 'Star Trek' gear to welcome Spock home. Spock's visit

new student attends Riverdale High

Kevin is openly gay and will be a new permanent character in the Archie's Comics. He enters a burger eating competition and beats Jughead. This endears him to Veronica who then pursues him. Thus begins the new plot.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Too much cleavage for TV?

Lane Bryant has a very tasteful ad (in my opinion) but Fox and ABC wouldn't air it during peak times. Victoria's Secret ads, however, did. Is there a separate set of rules just because Lane Bryant's model is a "plus" size model? See the ad and tell me what you think on facebook.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

brave church ladies

Three women at a church rummage sale fought off a would-be robber. He got away with nothing but an empty purse which he discarded. Now I'd call that poetic justice! video

Monday, April 19, 2010

The sky is falling.....

Or maybe it was a laptop. A medical helicopter was flying overhead when the crew's computer fell and almost hit a boy. see the video

Friday, April 16, 2010

Idol without Crystal?

Crystal Bowersox almost quit Idol a couple weeks ago. But Ryan to the rescue!! what happened

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

say goodbye to Andrew and Katie

Andrew Garcia (I thought he should've gone a long time ago) and Katie Stevens went home on American Idol. They'll still tour with the group so don't dispair if you're a fan of theirs. goodbye

Is Ryan taking Paula's place?

Ryan Seacrest has been getting more and more "odd" on American Idol. But at least he keeps us guessing. Someone has to be entertaining on the show--so far the contestants have kept me unimpressed. Ryan's behavior

Adam Lambert was the guest mentor and promised to keep it family friendly.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The potential cost of Farmville.

A 12-year old UK boy ran up $1400 worth of credits on his "free" Farmville game on facebook. He apparantly liked the new stuff that came out and he wanted it. Looks like his mother won't get any of the money back that her son charged on her credit card unless she files charges against him. the cost of farmville

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Fantasticks

I have accepted a role in 'The Fantasticks' at Rock Solid in Winona. I'm very excited about the performances which will be the first weekend in May.

Big Mike is saved

I was very surprised when Big Mike was in the bottom three but glad to see that he was saved. Unfortunately that means that two have to go home next week.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

a hero emerges

The frenchman who helped rescue a toddler after she fell in the river has been identified. Julien Duret does not consider himself a hero. He just feels that he was in the right place at the right time. a hero's story

too close to call

Lennon and McCartney night brought out some of the best performances I have seen on Idol this season. It's a bit difficult to point out a clear bottom three this time. official Idol site

Friday, April 2, 2010

RICH..........for five hours

Imagine finding almost $89 billion dollars in your bank account and you didn't put it there. That's what happened to Paul Fischer on Friday. what would you do?