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Variety

Once there were a ton of them, television variety shows.  Shows like The Dean Martin Show and the Andy Williams Show with big names and big production numbers. Then suddenly, they were gone. It was almost as if television executives … Continue reading

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Dave

He’s gone already, chief.

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Mad Music

So, Mad Men has ended with a something of a whimper rather than a big bang.   The series ends with the lives of most of the major characters taking somewhat uncharacteristically positive turns. The one exception was poor January … Continue reading

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A Southern Life

Hundreds of books have been written about Elvis Presley.  Yes, hundreds.  I’ve read quite a few, including what many consider to be the definite Elvis biography, Peter Guralnick’s two-volume Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love. But here are some … Continue reading

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The Voice That Taught Us How To Listen

I listen to Frank Sinatra’s voice almost every day of my life, mostly in my car.  I don’t know what would happen to be if I didn’t. I’ve been a Sinatra fan since I was a teenager.  Like great classical … Continue reading

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Zombie Empire

Remember  the Sony Pictures hacking scandal a few weeks back? Hackers released a ton of confidential data belonging to Sony Pictures Entertainment, including personal information about Sony employees, their salaries and whatnot.  It provided a glimpse of who was doing … Continue reading

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The Guys and Me

Another full house and a standing ovation for the final performance of Guys on Ice last night at the Fire Hall Theatre in Grand Forks. It was a great finish to a very fun run. In eleven performances and a … Continue reading

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On Thin Ice

So, we’re doing this thing. It’s called “Guys on Ice.” It’s a fairly new musical comedy about ice fishing in Wisconsin. It has some great scenes and songs in it. Not being an actor/singer/dancer-type, the nice people at the Fire … Continue reading

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My Acting Career (So Far)

Opening night is coming up.  The Fire Hall Theatre’s production of Guys on Ice opens February 12 in Grand Forks.  Foolishly enough perhaps, the theatre people have asked me to be a part of it. Without giving away too much, … Continue reading

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Escape or Die

One of the more interesting people I’ve been introduced to through my work in television is escape artist Dean Gunnarson.  Also, one of the nicest. I met Dean in his hometown of Winnipeg on the Halloween anniversary of his first … Continue reading

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