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  • American Idol Judges named

    Posted by Jessie B Hawkins

    Wowza what a crew!  Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson will be the the judges for American Idol.  What do you think - way better than Simon, Paula and Ellen?  Could get interesting but I'm not sure we'll see much fighting...what do you think?  Tyler said he wanted to join the show because "it's being a part of something much bigger than yourself. ... I want to bring some rock to this rollercoaster and show if you've got the heart, the talent, the feeling to do this you could be the next American Idol."  J-Lo said, "I'm so excited, Idol JudgesI'm looking for the next Michael Jackson."

  • Beached Whales in New Zealand heartbreaking!

    Posted by Jessie B Hawkins

    At least 40 out of some 80 pilot whales that stranded themselves on a remote northern New Zealand beach have died, and more whales are joining them on land, officials said Wednesday.It was the second mass beaching in the region in a month.  "More whales are still coming in. Pilot whales have very strong social bonds and they try to help each other so more keep getting stuck," said Mark Simpson of Project Jonah, a charity that protects marine mammals.  "Rescuers are concentrating on trying to move the mammals out of the surf and onto the beach to prevent them from drowning," New Zealand's Department of Conservation said in a statement. "Sadly, many have been washed up against the rocks probably resulting in injuries. "Volunteers from Far North Whale Rescue, conservation officials and the local Maori community planned to stay at the beach overnight to help keep the whales alive. "We need as many volunteers as possible, as it will be at least until tomorrow before we can look at refloating them, which means caring for them over the next 2 days," Maxwell said Wednesday. In mid-August at nearby Karikari Beach, 58 pilot whales stranded. Despite hundreds of helpers fighting to save them, just nine were eventually floated off the beach and returned to the sea. A pod of Beached Whales101 pilot whales stranded on the same beach in 2007. New Zealand has one of the world's highest rates of whale strandings, mainly during their migrations to and from Antarctic waters, one of which begins around September.Since 1840, the Department of Conservation has recorded more than 5,000 strandings of whales and dolphins around the New Zealand coast. Scientists have not been able to determine why whales become stranded.

  • Lady Antebellum in Mpls

    Posted by Jessie B Hawkins

    "Need You Now" put Lady Antebellum on the map and now their album is the best-selling one of 2010 so far.  Now Lady Antebellum is on tour!   What can fans expect from the group's show?  Member Dave Haywood says "Lots of flying from the ceiling," while Charles Kelley promises "pyro" -- but they're joking.  As Dave explains, "It's just kinda about the music. We try not to focus too much on crazy stuff that happens during a show. We just wanna play the songs that we write, and have people get in the mood and relate to those lyrics and songs. They'll be playing smaller venues, where they can do what she calls "much more intimate performances." 

    Lady Antebellum will be at the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis October 22nd

  • Loretta Lynn Tribute Album

    Posted by Jessie B Hawkins

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    After 50 years of making music, Loretta Lynn hand picked several of our favorite artists like Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, Lee Ann Womak, Reba, Carrie Underwood Alan Jackson and more to re-do her songs on a tribute album.  The Album titled Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn hits store shelves November 9th.

  • Hug your family today

    Posted by Jessie B Hawkins

    Hug your family, tell them you love them...that's the message Erin would like to get out after losing her husband when he made the ultimate sacrifice to save her and their unborn child.  The accident was caused by a 21 year old driver, possibly high on drugs. 

  • Giant Gold Fish

    Posted by Jessie B Hawkins

    Giant Gold FishSo a gold fish gets flushed and ends up in the ocean...and this is what happens.  LOL just kididng!  It's a carp but it sure looks like a gold fish.  This photo is a few months old but somebody got a hold of it and now it's all over the web.  No worries, he let the fish go...The full article from Yahoo is below..

    This just in from the "strange but probably true" files. Fisherman Raphael Biagini reeled in what is believed to be a 30-pound koi carp in France, where the fish are quite popular. The fish, a vivid orange, looks a great deal like a giant goldfish. The photo is several months old, but it's buzzing right now, thanks to an article from the U.K.'s Daily Mail.Not surprisingly, Yahoo! searches on "giant goldfish" are currently soaring. However, it's important to remember that this guy only looks like a super-size version of every child's first pet. And, for the record, Mr. Biagini, who has caught many a giant carp in his day, returned the orange fish to the water after having his photo taken. Of course, some people may look at the photo and scream, "Fake!" And, indeed, the Web is full of stories of altered photos. However, from what we can tell, a fish this size and this color is possible. According to Ken Peterson, communications director at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, this isn't out of the realm of possibility. If a koi has the right amount of food and enough space to grow, he says, there's no telling how big they can get.Indeed, koi carp have grown a lot bigger. John McCosker of the California Academy of Sciences points out that, according to FishBase.org, the largest koi on record weighed almost 90 pounds (like the orange fish, it was caught in France). While it is a bit odd that the fish doesn't appear to be struggling, McCosker explains that this kind of fish isn't among the most wild. And the fish's color, while striking, isn't all that unique. Check out this photo from a Japanese garden in Long Beach, Calif.Still, there are those who don't believe the photo is real. Many commenters to the Daily Mail story point out that the fish appears to weigh much more than 30 pounds. One doubter writes that the fisherman is holding the fish the way somebody would hold a 1-pound package.