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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Robert M. Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic as you and your loved ones journey with Masha and her Nutcracker Prince through the Snow Forest. With world-class artists,…more info »

Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind’s bright, pop/rock sound generated a massive fan base in the late 90s. Going strong for two decades, the band is on tour with all their hits. The San Francisco band scored its first hit in 1997 with “Semi-Charmed Life” and built on that success into 2000. After a break, they got back…more info »

Michael Londra’s Celtic Yuletide

Michael Londra’s Celtic Yuletide

Emmy® nominee, Michael Londra, the Irish singer best known as the voice of Riverdance on Broadway and for his own US TV special, “Beyond Celtic”, presents an evening, bringing you “Christmas from Ireland” told in song, dance and the festive stories of his youth. The evening features traditional, heartwarming Irish carols like Winter, Fire and…more info »

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 »

Blogs

meet ‘Butterball’

meet ‘Butterball’

Voice for Companion Animals is a Nebraska based Animal Welfare Organization, working to improve the lives of companion animals. They are a 501C3 non-profit organization. They are ALL volunteers! Listen tomorrow (Friday 11/14) to meet ‘Butterball’ the fluffball kitty soon to be available for adoption. You’ll hear his story as Robyn Mays from Voice for…

majorly blessed

majorly blessed

I can’t even believe it! Look at all these people that showed up at the same time and moved me and Kansas into the new house. At one point, Jim was mopping under the old washing machine. I have never been on the receiving end of so many people so giving of their time and…

Although good, this will probably be surreal…

Although good, this will probably be surreal…

…and a bit trippy. ABC will show a live recreation of two ’70s sitcoms in front of a studio audience. The week before Christmas, a still unnamed cast will perform a classic holiday episode of All in the Family followed by Good Times. In May, Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei played the iconic lead roles…

Stress Awareness

Stress Awareness

Tomorrow (11/6) is Stress Awareness Day. It is super important to carve out some time for yourself to help with relieving stress in your life. Stress truly is toxic for your health, both mentally and physically. Today I’d encourage you to invest in your own mental health by practicing self-care, because there is no health…

Great Mash-up!

Great Mash-up!

I think this is great! Love the verses and the chorus of, “Bang Your Head” followed by, “It’s a Celebration” is fantastic!

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Santa’s Elves Wanted!

Santa’s Elves Wanted!

Santa’s Elves Wanted! Elves WAnted The City of Kearney is seeking responsible teenagers to volunteer as elves in the Santa Cottage located in Downtown Kearney this holiday season. Santa and the elves will be available on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. during December. Santa’s…more info »

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

This Christmas give your family the gift of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Robert M. Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney! Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic as you and your loved ones journey with Masha and her Nutcracker Prince through the Snow Forest. With world-class artists,…more info »

Michael Londra’s Celtic Yuletide

Michael Londra’s Celtic Yuletide

Emmy® nominee, Michael Londra, the Irish singer best known as the voice of Riverdance on Broadway and for his own US TV special, “Beyond Celtic”, presents an evening, bringing you “Christmas from Ireland” told in song, dance and the festive stories of his youth. The evening features traditional, heartwarming Irish carols like Winter, Fire and…more 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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NDOT Announces New Roadside Memorial Policy

NDOT Announces New Roadside Memorial Policy

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the Nebraska Department of Transportation: “The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces their new roadside memorial policy aimed at allowing an immediate family member to memorialize a death which occurred as the result of a vehicular crash on the State Highway System. Immediate family members can now apply…

19 Year Old Driver Arrested Following Police Pursuit

19 Year Old Driver Arrested Following Police Pursuit

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the Kearney Police Department: “On November 6, 2019 at approximately 10:05 P.M., a Kearney Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding near 2nd Avenue and 32nd Street. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop, resulting in a vehicle pursuit. Once the Officer lost sight of the…

Priority Traffic Enforcement Areas (PTEA) for November 2019

Priority Traffic Enforcement Areas (PTEA) for November 2019

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the Kearney Police Department: “There are three objectives of this program: 1)Educate citizens of lawful and safe driving habits through traditional and social media. 2)Gain voluntary compliance from the public, through aggressive traffic statute enforcement practices that are specific to locate, time and type of violation. 3)Reduce the…

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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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