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ROOTS with ROBB: Lady Gaga!

ROOTS with ROBB: Lady Gaga!

Lady Gaga came on like a flash and burned bright with crazy costumes, red carpet moments and performance extravaganzas right out of the gate.  She had some really good pop songs too!  But the full album experience (at least to me) seemed to fall a little short.   Her vocals and live performances more than make…

ROOTS with ROBB: OZZY OSBOURNE!

ROOTS with ROBB: OZZY OSBOURNE!

What can be said about Ozzy that hasn’t already been said?  Apparently a lot!  This is one of our longest episodes of Roots (including the bonus content), and yes, I’m sure a lot of what we talk about has been covered before, but looking at Ozzy in the context of a Brand instead of an…

ROOTS with ROBB FLASHBACK: VAN HALEN

ROOTS with ROBB FLASHBACK: VAN HALEN

Eddie Van Halen changed popular music and the guitar.  He never learned how to read music.  He once told Rolling Stone, “I don’t know sh*t about scales or music theory.  All I know is that rock & roll guitar, like blues guitar, should be melody, speed, and taste, but more important, it should have emotion. I…

ROOTS with ROBB: Notorious B.I.G.

ROOTS with ROBB: Notorious B.I.G.

In all honesty, I’ve never been big into Hip-Hop and Rap.  Growing up, I was always a rock kid.  From my time working different radio formats, and DJing bars and weddings, I’ve grown an appreciate for good music, regardless of format and style.  Biggie Smalls is often referred as one of the all-time great MCs. …

Entertainment News

Christmas on the couch: ABC announces lineup of holiday programming

Christmas on the couch: ABC announces lineup of holiday programming

ABC/Eric Liebowitz(LOS ANGELES) — Get ready to snuggle up on the couch this winter with ABC’s holiday programming. This year’s lineup includes the fifth anniversary special of The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration on Thanksgiving Day, The Disney Holiday Singalong and CMA Country Christmas on November 30, a new season of The Great…

Halloween inspo: Mindy Kaling dresses up as Devi from her show ‘Never Have I Ever’

Halloween inspo: Mindy Kaling dresses up as Devi from her show ‘Never Have I Ever’

LARA SOLANKI/NETFLIX (Pictured: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan in Never Have I Ever)(LOS ANGELES) — When looking for Halloween inspiration this year, Mindy Kaling looked no further than her own show. The actress dressed up as Devi Vishwakumar, the lead character in the Netflix teen comedy series she created, Never Have I Ever. She posted photos of the…

Lori Loughlin reports to prison to serve two months for college admissions scheme

Lori Loughlin reports to prison to serve two months for college admissions scheme

Paul Marotta/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Lori Loughlin began serving her two month prison sentence Friday for her role in the Varsity Blues college admissions cheating scheme, a source familiar with the case told ABC News. The former Full House actress reported to federal prison in Dublin, CA ahead of her report date of November 19. Federal…

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Fire claims human and dog lives in Spring Valley

Fire claims human and dog lives in Spring Valley

It took hours for fire fighters to douse the flames well enough to enter a house in Spring Valley Friday morning. When they got in, they found the bodies of a person and a dog. The house was fully engulfed in flames when fire departments arrived. They tried to get in, but couldn’t stay long…

Ottawa water main flushing schedule November 2 through 6

Ottawa water main flushing schedule November 2 through 6

Ottawa’s water department has provided this water main flushing schedule for November 2 through 6: Monday, November 2 South of Illinois Ave and west of Leland St. to the Illinois River Phelps St. from Boyce Memorial Dr. to Elm St, Cactus St, Vine St., and Fern St. Pilkington North America Tuesday, November 3 On the…

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Friday Sports Update

Friday Sports Update

Tony La Russa is returning to the White Sox to be their new manager.  The three-time World Series champion began his 33-year managerial career with the Sox in 1979.  He posted a 522-and-510 record with Chicago before being fired in 1986.  The 76-year-old went on to manage the Athletics and most recently the Cardinals from…

Thursday Sports Update

Thursday Sports Update

The Illinois High School Association Board of Directors on Wednesday in a surprising move, voted to move forward with the basketball season as scheduled, defying a decision announced on Tuesday by Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health that it was putting the high school basketball season on indefinite hold. As part…

Wednesday Sports Update

Wednesday Sports Update

Illinois Governor  JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Tuesday they were moving basketball to the “higher risk” category and putting the high school season “on hold.” In a statement Tuesday afternoon, IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson said the IHSA received the news “about 15 minutes prior” to Pritzker’s 2:30 p.m. news…

Health News

What to know before purchasing a fire pit this fall: Safety tips from experts

What to know before purchasing a fire pit this fall: Safety tips from experts

InkkStudios/iStockBy ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, SANDRA TEMKO and ANTHONY KANE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As temperatures drop across the country, many are still trying to squeeze as much time as they can outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic by purchasing fire pits for their backyards.At stores like Home Depot and Lowes, there’s been a surge in…

Massachusetts’ COVID-19 response was science-based, so why are cases rising?

Massachusetts’ COVID-19 response was science-based, so why are cases rising?

narvikk/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER and ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Massachusetts’ initial pandemic response is considered to be among the best in the country.Residents have been wearing masks and the state has collected COVID-19 data and launched one of the nation’s first contact tracing programs. For months, the safety measures seemed to be working, but…