Monthly Archives: February 2007

Don & Oscar

In an earlier blog, we told you about Minnesota native Don LaFontaine, the voice of this year’s Oscar broadcast (along with another voice-over artist, Gina Tuttle.)  Don sent the following e-mail to people on his mailing list.  Since he seems … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Oscar & Don

In an earlier blog we told you about Minnesota native Don LaFontaine, the voice of            this year’s Oscar show (along with another voice-over artist, Gina Tuttle).  He sent the following e-mail to people on his mailing list.  Since he seems … Continue reading

Leave a comment

LeRoy

This week on television I’ll be getting my hair cut by barber LeRoy Pedersen.  LeRoy’s been cutting hair in Edinburg, North Dakota, for more than half a century–something like 53 years.  That’s longer than anyone else in northeastern North Dakota.  Before that he cut hair at … Continue reading

2 Comments

Remembering Sam

Each year, the Same Cooke Fan Club hosts a event honoring the legendary singer who died at the age of 33 in Los Angeles in 1964.  In December it was held in Chicago where many of his family and friends live. The Chicago … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Ellen: Hostess With The Mostest?

Leave a comment

Oscar & Ellen

Time, once again, boys and girls, to pick apart the host of the Academy Awards presentation show.  This year, of course, it’s Ellen DeGeneres–television talk show host, former sit-com star, comedienne, so-so dancer. Let’s begin with some speculation on how well we anticipate she’ll … Continue reading

2 Comments

Burton Cummings

This week on television we’re going to be talking with singer-songwriter Burton Cummings, the voice of Canada’s Guess Who.  The occasion is the 100th anniversary of Winnipeg’s Burton Cummings Theatre.  Once the Walker Theatre, Cummings has lent his name and his talent … Continue reading

1 Comment

Is The Prince The Papa?

It’s getting harder and harder for anchors to read the news with a straight face.  This week alone it was diaper-wearing astronauts and now Prince Frederick. Prince Frederick is Prince Frederick von Anhalt, husband to Zsa Zsa Gabor.  Zsa Zsa … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Scattered Steeples

It’s always fun talking with Father William Sherman.  He was the long-time pastor at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Grand Forks.  Also, he’s a long-time sociologist, researcher, writer and expert on all things ethnic in North Dakota.  Now, he’s the editor of "Scattered Steeples Expanded:  … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Purple Rain

Prince put on his usual excellent show during the Superbowl’s halftime yesterday, despite a Miami rain.  Two questions:  How do the musicians keep from getting electrocuted?  And, how do Prince’s twin dancers perform in high heels in the rain, and not … Continue reading

6 Comments