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Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins “Shiny And Oh So Bright” Tour – Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jeff Schroeder, and Jimmy Chamberlin celebrating songs from their first 5 albums: Gish, Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Adore, and Machina. See it at CenturyLink Center Omaha on August 20, 2018, get tickets Fri Feb 23 at 10am…more info »

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson

GRAMMY-Award winner Kelly Clarkson recently released her eagerly anticipated eighth studio album Meaning of Life which features the GRAMMY nominated single “Love So Soft.” Her first release with Atlantic Records, Meaning of Life is the album Clarkson was destined to make, a collection of smart and sensual soul-inspired pop that immediately belongs among the legendary…more info »

Righteous Brothers

Righteous Brothers

Forming in 1962 and becoming a staple on the pop charts in the mid-1960s, The Righteous Brothers are known for their hit singles including “Unchained Melody”, “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration”, as well the seminal single “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’”.more info »

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz

We’re bringing the GOOD VIBES to a city near you this summer, along with special guest Brett Dennen.   Multiple GRAMMY® Award winner Jason Mraz has announced plans for a North American summer tour, joined by his SuperBand and featuring special guest Brett Dennen. “GOOD VIBES” makes a stop at Lincoln’s Pinewood Bowl Theater Thursday, August…more info »

Blogs

I don’t know anyone who isn’t happy about this

I don’t know anyone who isn’t happy about this

Steve Perry is back!!! Oh, already? The former Journey singer is 69 years old and I think he sounds terrific. He is releasing a new album called Traces on October 5 The attached link is a song called “No Erasin’.” If my math is correct, this song is his first new music in 20 years.…

Shopping with Steven Tyler

Shopping with Steven Tyler

Aerosmith was on The Today Show yesterday. If ya missed it, all you need to know is in the attached clip. Who wants to go to Vegas? Tickets go on sale for us regular folk on August 24th at 10am.

What was your first car?

What was your first car?

What was your first car? Do you wish you still had it? Mine was a Fire-Thorn Red 1977 Monte Carlo. HUUUUUGE! When it was time to upgrade, I was all too willing to get rid of it in fact I couldn’t wait to get rid of it. Now I wish I still had it. Here’s…

interesting history lesson

interesting history lesson

Believe it or not, there was a time when record companies bought TV ads to promote the release of albums. I used to LOVE seeing the occasional rock band on television. It was very seldom but very exciting. Those days are pretty much behind us, but someone has assembled a pretty great video of all…

HEAR Grand Island friends join Franzman

HEAR Grand Island friends join Franzman

Brent C. Lindner, T.J. Roe and Adam Armstrong joined me this morning to talk about The Hear Grand Island Music Fest goin’ on live downtown Railside (Grand island) tonight. It’s the last of a series of 10 shows. I feel summer winding down and I don’t like it! Watch the video.

Events

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Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

The Ad Council has sent Meals on Wheels Volunteer Recruitment Public Service Announcements to Inspire Volunteers in This Community to Help where Help is Needed. Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver more than a meal… 10 million seniors face the threat of hunger, and millions more live alone in isolation. 107.7 The Island encourages you to…more info »

Central City artist exhibit

Central City artist exhibit

CENTRAL CITY — “The Legacy of Nebraska,” a collection of paintings from Central City artist Todd Williams celebrating the Nebraska Sesquicentennial, will be on display for several months in the artist’s home town. The exhibit opens with an artist talk and reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at HUB 46, located on…more info »

Meditation Group

Meditation Group

Come, Sit, and Breathe – Meditation Group Date: August 28, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Grand Island Public Library 211 N. Washington St. Grand Island, Nebraska 68801 Everyone is invited to join our meditation group. We will practice together one evening a week and support each other in creating our own daily meditation…more info »

Poker Run

Poker Run

A new event has been submitted to the KSYZ Events Calendar using the website form. Lori Sautter lldettman@aol.com (308) 940-2868 09/08/17 11-? p.m. Registration at Ann’s Getta Way 2303 E Highway 30 Grand Island Details of the Event: This is a Poker Run, sponsored by the Purple Fish, MC and Blue Knights, MC. All proceeds…more info »

 

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Attorney General insists clergy abuse be reported by public

Attorney General insists clergy abuse be reported by public

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a statement release from the office of Attorney General Doug Peterson: “In light of recent events reported in the news related to allegations of abuse by members of the clergy and other persons in positions of authority, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office is issuing this important reminder to all…

Medicaid ballot petition could be certified next week

Medicaid ballot petition could be certified next week

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says he expects to know next week whether or not a proposal to expand Medicaid has qualified for the November general election ballot. Gale said in a statement Friday he believes the certification process will be complete by that time. County election officials are currently…

CAPTURED: Buffalo County seeking assistance to locate wanted man

CAPTURED: Buffalo County seeking assistance to locate wanted man

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Aug. 16 3:18 p.m. CDT A man released from the Buffalo County Jail Monday was apprehended the morning of August 16, without incident in Minden. According to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office Roger Trew appeared voluntarily at the Kearney County Courthouse in Minden for a previously scheduled court appearance. Trew was…

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KGFW Sports – UNK Picked to Win MIAA

KGFW Sports – UNK Picked to Win MIAA

The 8th-ranked UNK volleyball team has been picked to finish first in the 2018 MIAA preseason coaches’ poll. Just 36 points separates the top five teams; the Lopers (108 points; eight first place votes), Missouri Western State (94; two first place), Central Oklahoma (92), Central Missouri (85) and Washburn (72; one first place). UNK and…

KGFW Sports – Washington on Frosh Watch List

KGFW Sports – Washington on Frosh Watch List

The Nebraska football team held their 11th practice of the fall Wednesday morning. The Huskers return to the practice field again this morning. They open the season Sept. 1st, hosting the Akron Zips. Kickoff will be at 7:00. In other Husker news; Running back Maurice Washington has made the Associated Press list of 14 true…

KGFW Sports – Frew to Manage Sodbusters

KGFW Sports – Frew to Manage Sodbusters

The Hastings Sodbusters will retain Owner and General Manager, Bryan Frew, as the Skipper of the club next season. Frew took the reigns of the team after Scott Stover left towards the end of the season to prepare to teach and coach at his college. Stover had planned on returning to the Sodbusters next season,…

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