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Backup Singers Get Newfound Respect in “Twenty Feet From Stardom” Documentary [VIDEO]


Several years ago, I interviewed Darlene Love and Mary Clayton, both appearing in this  film. I have stated many times on radio and print, great backup singers Like Darlene and Mary are vital to rock & roll, and always have been.

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Four Good Weather Apps, Pick the One That Fits You Best


With warmer weather arriving in the Northland, we all start thinking about outdoor activities. Sprucing up the yard a bit, fishing, golfing, and so forth. Even though it has been warmer, this is the Northland, and weather can change on a dime, so you need a good weather app for your phone.

I've selected four weather apps for you, thanks to my friends at Cnet. All available at the app store. The cool thing is there is something here for everybody. I own two of the four myself. Here they are.

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Category: Reviews, Tech, Weather
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Rod Stewart, ‘It’s Over’ – Song Review

It's less than a month before the May 7 release date of Rod Stewart's new album, 'Time.' Yesterday (April 15) he unveiled 'It's Over.'

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Rayman’s Book of the Month, “I, Rhoda” [REVIEW]

Over the weekend, I read "I, Rhoda" the life story of Valerie Harper. I didn't really no what to expect when I got the book, but being a huge fan of the days when Valerie Harper was on "The Mary Tyler Moore" show and her spin off "Rhoda", I had to give it a go.

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Category: Books, Celebrity, Reviews
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“Searching For Sugar Man,” Rayman’s Movie Of The Month (VIDEO)

Over my lifetime as I traveled through America, I've seen hundreds of talented musicians who never got the break they were searching for. You can see them on most any street corner in any major city, even right here in the Northland. Therefor, it's heartwarming to see a movie about a man who was a virtual unknown here in the U.S.,become as Rolling Stone magazine put it, a "certified superstar." That movie is "Searching For Sugar Man."

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Get A Fantastic Weather App and It’s Free

O.K., I'll admit I'm addicted to a few things, like clocks (I always need to know exactly what time it is), and the exact temperature is a must for me as well. The forecast too (because so many of them are dead wrong.) I have several weather apps on my iPhone, however they are not precise enough for me. I probably use 4 weather apps daily, that are decent. Today I found a new weather app, and it's really great, plus it's free. It works on your computer, phone (android or apple.) and If you have an iPad, it's fantastic.

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Category: Reviews, Tech, Weather
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Rod Stewart, ‘She Makes Me Happy’ – Song Review

Rod Stewart's return to songwriting brings genuine joy and elation to fans in the way of a first single called 'She Makes Me Happy.' The singer's uptempo ode to a lover is refreshing and natural.

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Don Felder, ‘Wash Away’ (Feat. Tommy Shaw of Styx) – Song Review

Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder recently released a solo album titled 'Road to Forever,' and on Monday (March 18) he released the second single from the project, a mid-tempo electric-acoustic hybrid titled 'Wash Away.' And while it might not be the second coming of 'Hotel California,' the track is a deserving effort with many strong elements, and more than worthy of a listen for any fan of his prior work.

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Rayman’s Search For a New Powerful Handheld Spotlight

I sort of hunker down during the Winter, but when Spring arrives, I get outdoors as much as possible. Because of my hours here at the radio station, I'm pretty limited as to when I can ride my ATV, or go fishing. A few years ago, I started riding and fishing at night, after work.

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Category: Lifestyle, Reviews
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SnoBar Alcoholic Ice Cream Has a Full Cocktail in Every Serving

For anyone who has ever sat down to a hot fudge sundae and thought, "You know, this is really delicious, but I really wish it could get me drunk," we give you SnoBar, the new alcohol-infused ice cream and ice pops with a full shot in every serving.

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“Brothers Keeper”-Rayman’s Movie of the Week [VIDEO]

Over the weekend, I had a chance to watch "Brothers Keeper," the true story of the murder trial of Delbert ward, accused of the mercy killing of his brother. Directed by Joe Berlinger, and starring Delbert and Roscoe Ward, along with Lyman Ward and Connie Chung, it won the Audience Award at Sundance.

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Stevie Nicks + Sound City Players, ‘You Can’t Fix This’ – Song Review

Stevie Nicks leads Dave Grohl and the Sound City Players on 'You Can't Fix This,' a song inspired by the death of the Fleetwood Mac singer's godson. The group recently performed a slower, bluesier version of the track from the 'Sound City' soundtrack on 'The Late Show with David Letterman.' It's best experienced live.

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