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Firefighter Brings His Stories to Live Reading
May 6, 2012 | One Comment
Firefighter Brings His Stories to Live Reading

Gary R. Ryman’s three-decade career as a firefighter may have given him pride and a wealth of knowledge to pass on to his son, but it also earned him a lot of stories.
The second of …

Are You Smarter Than an 11th Grader?
May 6, 2012 | No Comment
Are You Smarter Than an 11th Grader?

Even if you think you know a lot about local history, you may end up bested by a high school student.
Valley View and Riverside High School students began meeting in February to search the achieves …

Rob Zombie Never Sleeps
May 6, 2012 | One Comment
Rob Zombie Never Sleeps

It may come as a surprise to many that Rob Zombie, the seven-time Grammy-nominated musician known for songs like “Dragula” and “Living Dead Girl” and acclaimed filmmaker behind “House of 1,000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s Rejects,” …

Lacuna Coil Get Through ‘Dark’ Times with Fan Support
April 29, 2012 | No Comment
Lacuna Coil Get Through ‘Dark’ Times with Fan Support

After recording six full-length albums, two EPs, and a DVD, selling over 800,000 units in the United States alone, Cristina Scabbia, one of two lead vocalists in the Italian goth metal outfit Lacuna Coil, will …

‘Rhythm of the Region’ Remembers Local Music History
April 29, 2012 | No Comment
‘Rhythm of the Region’ Remembers Local Music History

When Conor O’Brien is asked what his favorite local concert was, he can’t simply pick just one.
The first on his list was one of his first shows ever at 14-years-old – Captain, We’re Sinking and …

“Night for Nick” Gives Back to Injured Soldier
April 22, 2012 | No Comment
“Night for Nick” Gives Back to Injured Soldier

If there’s one thing that friends and family have learned from Army Specialist Nick Staback, it’s to stay positive and determined even in the face of tragedy.
And thanks to the generosity of the community, they’ll …