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Jeff Lynn’s ELO

Jeff Lynn’s ELO

After returning this summer with their first extensive North American tour since 1981, Jeff Lynne’s ELO is set to bring their outstanding live show to even more audiences with a 20-date summer 2019 tour, including a stop in Chicago! Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s ELO has spent…more info »

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC: The Strings Attached Tour

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC: The Strings Attached Tour

“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history, earning four Grammys and fifteen career nominations. The legendary musical satirist follows his sold-out 2018 tour of intimate venues — where he played deep cuts for his hardcore fans — with his biggest show ever. Weird Al is back to playing the hits and…more info »

Peter Frampton FINALE – The Farewell Tour

Peter Frampton FINALE – The Farewell Tour

After an epic 53-year career, Rock musician Peter Frampton has announced his final tour dubbed Peter Frampton Finale – The Farewell Tour. Joining Frampton on his Finale-The Farewell Tour are Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening and his son, Julian with the Julian Frampton Band. Frampton first came to fame when he joined the pop rock…more info »

QUEEN: 2019 Bohemian Rhapsody Tour

QUEEN: 2019 Bohemian Rhapsody Tour

Following the tremendous success of the band’s biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen + Adam Lambert have announced dates for a 2019 summer tour. The ‘Rhapsody Tour’ promises to be “as experimental and rule-defying as the hit-packed Queen back catalog.” Bohemian Rhapsody has shined a light on Queen’s music, which has been climbing the charts since its…more info »

Blogs

Original Foreigner

Original Foreigner

I’m a fan of the original band (Foreigner)and have to honestly admit that I don’t even care to hear a band that replaces core members. I know they have a right to continue forward as I have a right to withdraw. I know there are differing views on the topic and I’m sure it’s still…

Wanna help?

Wanna help?

News Release Contact: Mariah Linders, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist United Way of the Kearney Area Phone: 308-237-6840 pr@uwka.org www.uwka.org DATE: July 10, 2019 TOPIC: Kearney Flood Recovery Kearney Flood Disaster Recovery For immediate release KEARNEY, NE – United Way of the Kearney Area (UWKA) has set up a Disaster Recovery Fund to help those…

I should have put this in our cookbook

I should have put this in our cookbook

If you’ve been listening to the huuuuge broadcast for any length of time you know I have dietary restrictions that keep me from enjoying delicious gluten (among other things). It’s been so long since I’ve had a carb I actually almost ate my pencil. I knew it was time to address the situation so Kansas…

Oh, no thank you…

Oh, no thank you…

Here’s what I just read: Just in time for the July 4th holiday, Longhorn Steakhouse has introduced a new ice cream dessert to their menu called Steak & Bourbon Ice Cream (and there are actually pieces of steak in it). NO! The ice cream is mixed with Longhorn’s char seasoning and real bits of steak,…

Aerosmith on TV

Aerosmith on TV

Aerosmith will be featured on a new episode of the History channel series American Pickers. The band will be reunited with their original 1970s touring van after it was located last summer by hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz in the woods near Chesterfield, MA, about 110 miles west of Boston. The rusted, 1964 International…

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‘Over The Edge’

‘Over The Edge’

YWCA Grand Island goes ‘Over The Edge’ Area thrill seekers and those looking to face their fears will have another chance to rappel down one of Grand Island’s tallest buildings. Partnering with Over The Edge Global, YWCA Grand Island will host “Go Over The Edge with YWCA” on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 for the fundraiser’s…more info »

North Loup Popcorn Days

North Loup Popcorn Days

A new event has been submitted to the KSYZ Events Calendar using the website form. Submitter’s Name Nicki Underwood northlouppopcorndaysinfo@gmail.com August 16-18 North Loup, NE Details of the Event: Join us the the 118th annual North Loup Popcorn Days, Nebraska’s longest continuously running celebration! We’ve got all the free popcorn you can eat all weekend…more info »

OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK

OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK

Sandy Manfull manfullsandy@gmail.com (308) 383-6419 09/21/19 830AM Eagle Scout Park Grand Island 2nd Annual OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK Saturday, September 21st, 2019 Eagle Scout Park, 3050 N. Broadwell Grand Island, NE Registration/Check in begins at 8:30am Opening Ceremony begins at 9am For more information and to register AFSP.ORG/GRANDISLAND Contact: gi.neveralone@gmail.com 308-383-6419 IN CRISIS? Call…more info »

BLUE MAN GROUP

BLUE MAN GROUP

LIED CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCES BLUE MAN GROUP SPEECHLESS TOUR NEW SHOW ARRIVES IN LINCOLN, NE, JAN. 29-FEB. 2 Lied Center for Performing Arts is thrilled to announce that the Blue Man Group SPEECHLESS Tour, featuring the world-renowned bald-and-blue trio, will visit Lincoln, Nebraska, for the first time since 2013. The show, which includes…more info »

 

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Governor Ricketts Encourages Participation in Trade Mission to Germany

Governor Ricketts Encourages Participation in Trade Mission to Germany

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts encourages ag producers and businesses across Nebraska to consider joining the November 9-16, 2019 International Trade Mission to Germany.  Officials from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) will accompany Gov. Ricketts…

Governor Ricketts, State Leaders Debut Talent Recruitment Website

Governor Ricketts, State Leaders Debut Talent Recruitment Website

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the city of Kearney: “During the Governor’s Summit on Economic Development, Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled a new website (www.thegoodlifeiscalling.com) to recruit talent to Nebraska.  Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) Director Dave Rippe and Nebraska Department of Labor (DOL) Commissioner John Albin joined the Governor to debut the…

Highway Work Project: US 30 from 15th Avenue to 7th Avenue

Highway Work Project: US 30 from 15th Avenue to 7th Avenue

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the Nebraska Department of Transportation: “The Nebraska Department of Transportation will have upcoming traffic lane shifts occurring in the work zone area on US Highway 30 from west of 15th Avenue to 7th Avenue. On Thursday, July 18, 2019, motorists should expect head-to-head traffic in the east bound…

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KGFW Sports – Maher Helping Flood Relief Effort

KGFW Sports – Maher Helping Flood Relief Effort

Dallas Cowboys standout and former Kearney High and Husker Kicker Brett Maher is returning to Kearney to show his support for the community that supported him. Brett is passionate about using the platform that he has been blessed with to give back to those affected by this recent natural disaster. On Wednesday, July 17th Brett…

KGFW Sports – 3 Sodbuster All-Stars

KGFW Sports – 3 Sodbuster All-Stars

Three members of the Hastings Sodbusters will be playing in next week’s Expedition League All-Star Game. Outfielder Grant Schmidt, and pitchers Trey Kissack and Matt Hess will be playing in the game which will be hosted by the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs in Minot, North Dakota. A Hastings native, Schmidt will also be representing the…

KGFW Sports – Miss Basketball Showcase Cancelled

KGFW Sports – Miss Basketball Showcase Cancelled

The recent flooding in Kearney has forced the cancelation of this weekends Miss Basketball Showcase. According to event organizer Doug Koster, because many of the hotels in town have been shut down because off the flooding, a majority of the teams were unable to find lodging. However, the Kearney Senior All-Star Games will be played…

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