Monthly Archives: April 2013

Rock ‘n Roll X-mas Spectacular tickets on sale Wednesday

Rock ‘n Roll X-mas Spectacular tickets for Pioneer Place performances go on sale Wednesday, May 1 at 10 a.m. It is running 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15-17.

Musicians include Ted Manderfeld, Paul “Stretch” Diethelm, Mike Zeleny, and Billy Thommes, wiith Special … Hit the jump to read the rest

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Travel tweeps worth your time

If you’re a traveler who’s not using Twitter, you need to change that.

I know, I know. You already have too many information streams dumping data at you — recipes on Pinterest, baby pictures on Facebook, spam in your email, … Hit the jump to read the rest

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Found some more Sauk Rapids minor leaguers

In my story in today’s paper about Sauk Rapids’ Anthony Bemboom I posted a list of known Sauk Rapids High School grads who played minor league baseball. Bemboom is a catcher for the Burlington Bees of the Midwest League. It’s … Hit the jump to read the rest

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New Android phones give iPhone competition

Android made tremendous inroads against Apple with the Galaxy and Droid mobile phones lines, but two new flagship releases hope to apply even more market pressure.

Released this spring, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and HTC’s One devices offer a wide featureset … Hit the jump to read the rest

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Paramount announces new shows

The Paramount Theatre announced new shows Wednesday, April 24.

Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks perform their rockumentary “Born on the Bayou: A Tribute to Creedance Clearwater Revival” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Cost is $16.

Twin Cities jazz trio The … Hit the jump to read the rest

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More MIAC schedule changes

The MIAC announced changes to its postseason conference tournament Tuesday as a result of scheduling woes created by the continuing winter weather.

Because not every team will be able to complete their full regular season, the conference will alter the … Hit the jump to read the rest

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Rocori grad, NFL player Eric Decker to get reality show

Cold Spring native and NFL receiver Eric Decker will get his very own reality television series along with fiancée and country singer Jessie James.

The E! show will follow the Denver Bronco and James as they prepare for their upcoming … Hit the jump to read the rest

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Here’s the main Halfway Jam lineup

Halfway Jam is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer July 25-27 in Royalton. The music festival will have 25 bands on two stages.

Here are the main bands:

July 25: Pop Evil, Saliva, Smile Empty Soul.

July 26: Tesla, Survivor, … Hit the jump to read the rest

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962 places to see before you die

Ten years ago, a woman named Patricia Schultz’s brilliant idea went shooting to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. The “1,000 Places to See Before You Die” era had begun.

New editions, updates, calendar versions and imitators … Hit the jump to read the rest

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Twitter #music combines tweets and tracks

With Facebook pushing its presence further into users lives via an integrated mobile platform and expanded communication options, social competitor Twitter has been looking to bolster its offerings.

This week, Twitter rolled out #music, a new music service aimed at … Hit the jump to read the rest

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