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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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Joe Cocker

Several years ago I was asked to welcome the audience to a Guess Who concert at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.  The opening act was Joe Cocker. Waiting to “go on” to delivery my little welcoming speech, I was … Continue reading

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Dawn Sears

Sad to learn of the passing yesterday of Dawn Sears.  Dawn was an established and respected singer in Nashville, a member of the Grammy Award nominated group The Time Jumpers which includes singer/guitarist Vince Gill and her musician husband Kenny … Continue reading

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Is That All There Is?

It’s book report time once again, boys and girls.  The book in question this time is James Gavin’s new biography Is Is That All There Is?: The Strange Life of Peggy Lee. Full disclosure first.  I have been a Peggy … Continue reading

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The Woods

Into the Woods is one of my very favorite musicals.  It’s story line is sort of a fairytale mashup featuring the likes of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack of Jack and the Beanstalk fame.  In one of the … Continue reading

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