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Michael W. Smith + Amy Grant

Michael W. Smith + Amy Grant

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY® winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith are reuniting to co-bill their popular Christmas tour this upcoming holiday season, where they will be joined by special guest Marc Martel. Incorporating a full symphony orchestra at each performance, this musical mastery is being presented by Balsam Hill®. Kicking off November 30 in Cincinnati, OH…more info »

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

The Ultimate Holiday Tradition! Do you remember the first time you heard “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas”? Join the celebration as Mannheim Steamroller makes history again – Celebrating 35 years of holiday magic as they bring their annual holiday tour to fans throughout the country. Experience the performance of the #1 Christmas music artist in history and…more info »

KISS

KISS

KISS already said farewell and now they’re coming back again for their final goodbyes in Lincoln after adding 75 additional dates to their ongoing “End of the Road” tour.more info »

The Lumineers

The Lumineers

The Lumineers have added a show in Omaha as part of their 2020 headlining North American tour! They’ll be coming to the CHI Health Center on March 14, 2020. All tour dates are in support of their album III, which was released in September 2019. The Lumineers are a contemporary rock and folk group from…more info »

Blogs

Why did this take so long?

Why did this take so long?

Batman had it in the 1960s! Finally, LAPD takes a page from Batman, testing a device that uses tethers that wrap suspects’ bodies. It’s called BolaWrap: The devices are about the size of a cellphone and they shoot cords around a person’s legs or arms. The LAPD will start testing the devices in January. It…

this just in

this just in

Chicago will tour with Rick Springfield next summer. Beginning June 12th in California, the tour will reach New York, Dallas, Phoenix, St. Louis, Philadelphia and GRAND ISLAND, NEBRASKA on April 5th. Does anybody really know what time tickets go on sale this Friday? Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10:00 a.m. local time at…

Meet the New Who

Meet the New Who

Same as the old Who…because it’s a song from 1966 that never got used. The Who, “I Don’t Wanna Get Wise,” is the third single from their upcoming album, Who. Guitarist Pete Townshend said, “these songs are from the summer of 1966. They would not have been rejected by the band members but rather by…

Very creative but….

Very creative but….

‘Yuk’ was the first word that came to mind but it is very creative. You get a full-course Christmas Dinner in a can! There are 9 layers in this gelatinous concoction: turkey, potatoes, gravy, and Christmas pudding. Here’s the description: This 9 layer meal includes everything you need for a traditional Christmas dinner (including dessert).…

Don’t be as stubborn and stupid as I was

Don’t be as stubborn and stupid as I was

It was 1985 when Connecticut State law made it mandatory for front seat passengers to wear their seatbelt. I was a rebellious young driver fresh out of high school. I got pulled over so many times I can’t even guess the number. I didn’t understand it. Why can’t I make the decision rather than have…

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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

The Archway Becomes a Winter Wonderland Get your whole family in the holiday spirit when you visit the Archway’s Winter Wonderland on Sunday, December 8 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Children of all ages will enjoy the outdoor Candy Cane Hunt that will be held at the top of every hour. Join in a…more info »

SOCK STOCK 2019

SOCK STOCK 2019

We’re ready to warm up some tootsies this winter during Sock Stock 2019! Last year was such a great success and with your help we raised nearly 2,400 pairs of socks! Our goal is to collect 4,000 pairs of socks and we desperately need your help doing so. We will be broadcasting LIVE from our…more info »

Christmas for our Veterans

Christmas for our Veterans

Thursday, December 19th 6:30pm – 9:30pm Help the Business Coalition for Veterans celebrate Christmas with our veterans from the VA Hospital and Victory Place Please donate gifts (don’t wrap them) donate gifts for all age groups at HyVee in Grand Island until Dec 9thmore info »

“The Authentic Illusionist”

“The Authentic Illusionist”

LIED CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS NEWS RELEASE: ATTENTION: Features, Arts/Entertainment, Calendar Editors WHERE: Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St., Lincoln, NE CONTACT: Matthew Boring, Associate Director of Marketing and Patron Development Lied Center for Performing Arts, 402.472-8510, Matthew.Boring@unl.edu JAY OWENHOUSE – “The Authentic Illusionist” in “Dare to Believe!” at the Lied on…more info »

 

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Governor Ricketts Signs Pearl Harbor Remembrance Proclamation, Flags to Fly at Half-Staff

Governor Ricketts Signs Pearl Harbor Remembrance Proclamation, Flags to Fly at Half-Staff

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation designating December 7, 2019, as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Nebraska.  He was joined by Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) Director John Hilgert, members of the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors (SDPHS) organization,…

November firearm deer harvest slightly higher than last year

November firearm deer harvest slightly higher than last year

LINCOLN, Neb. – Deer harvest during the 2019 November firearm season in Nebraska is 2% ahead last year’s pace. During the nine-day season, there were 43,346 deer taken, compared to 42,466 in 2018. Mule deer buck harvest decreased 9%, with 7,172 taken, compared to 7,925 in 2018. The average age of mule deer bucks is…

Railroad Maintenance on US-183, South Holdrege

Railroad Maintenance on US-183, South Holdrege

HOLDREGE, Neb. – The following is from the Nebraska Department of Transportation: December 4, 2019 — Due to unforeseen reasons, the closure has been delayed until December 16, on US-183, in Holdrege, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. US-183 will be closed at the railroad crossing located on the south edge of Holdrege. North…

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KGFW Sports – High School Update 9/24/19

KGFW Sports – High School Update 9/24/19

KCHS Softball def. Hastings St. Cecilia (DH) – 11-2, 14-6 KHS Boys Tennis 10th-Place @ 24-Team Papillion-LaVista Invitational Today KCHS Volleyball vs. Centura – 6:30 KHS Volleyball @ Lincoln High – 6:30 KHS Softball @ Lincoln Southwest (DH) – 5:00 KCHS Girls Golf @ Gibbon Scramble – 10:00 KCHS Boys Tennis @ Hastings Triangular –…

KGFW Sports – Lopers Now No. 3, Jackson Honored

KGFW Sports – Lopers Now No. 3, Jackson Honored

The UNK volleyball team moved up three spots, to 3rd, in the latest AVCA Division II Top-25 Poll. The Lopers are just one of 12 Central Region teams in the poll. Now 11-0 on the season, the Lopers host MIAA newcomer Newman Friday and Central Oklahoma Saturday. One other Loper vollyball note; Senior Julianne Jackson…

KGFW Sports – UNK 2019 HOF Inductees Announced

KGFW Sports – UNK 2019 HOF Inductees Announced

Four former student-athletes and a coach will be inducted into the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies on Homecoming weekend this Oct. 4th-and-5th. The 2019 Hall of Fame members are baseball player Neal Arnold, Class of 1997; track athlete Lesley (Crutcher) Hulett, Class of 2006; wrestler Tervel Dlagnev, Class…

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