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Celebrate The Fourth Of July In The Quad Cities

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love hanging out outside with friends and family and feeling what its like to live in the greatest nation on the planet...

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Former QC River Bandit Gets A Bobble Head

The Quad Cities River Bandits are at it again with another bobble head.

June 24th, when the Bandits take on the Cedar Rapids Kernels, it's Jon Jay Bobble Head night...

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Top Summer of Love Albums
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Top Summer of Love Albums

When you consider all of the records that were released in 1967, it's a pretty mind-rattling experience.

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Top Songs of the Summer of Love

There was more to the Summer of Love than, well, love.

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How Well Do You Know Pixar?

Everyone knows Pixar as one of the premiere animation studios on the planet. But did you know Pixar was originally part of Lucasfilm? It’s true; before Pixar became a separate company it was a division of George Lucas’ company, where it worked on creating computer technology that could be used in special effects. Its early work included some of the first computer-generated special effects in movies, including Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Young Sherlock Holmes. That’s one of the facts featured in this all-Pixar edition of You Think You Know Movies!

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Live From ScreenCrush, It’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Secrets!

You know Saturday Night Live as a staple of late-night TV for decades. But did you know the show had a different title when it first debuted in the fall of 1975? SNL was originally called NBC’s Saturday Night, because at the time a different show was using the title Saturday Night Live. That show, hosted by Howard Cosell, lasted 18 episodes on ABC before it was cancelled. Soon after, SNL adopted the Saturday Night Live name, which is how it’s been known ever since. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of the ScreenCrush series You Think You Know TV?

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How ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer Would Have Looked in 1983

When he was still in charge of Lucasfilm, George Lucas liked to say that Star Wars was like poetry; it rhymed, in a cycle of repetition. There was Return of the Jedi, and then many years later (or some years before, depending on how you look at things) there was Revenge of the Sith...

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What Song Reminds You of Mom?

Researchers say that after smell, sound is the second biggest memory trigger. How many times has a song instantly transported you back to a place and time...

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Get Baked In The Village Of East Davenport

Are you hungry and don't want the normal spot in the Quad Cities, how about something new? There's a new spot in the Village of East Davenport called Baked Beer & Bread Co.

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Time To Get Your Sticks Out And Hit The Links

One of my favorite things to do in the spring and summer is to call up my buddies and get my golf clubs out and hit the local golf courses for a day...

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