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Powerball jackpot rises to $1.09 billion and stretches a 3-month losing streak

Apr 2, 2024 / Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $1.09 billion after no one matched the latest numbers. That continu...
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State Fair announces Stampede Series, Twisted Chrome Series

Apr 1, 2024 / Nebraska State Fair

The Nebraska State Fair once again will be filled with thrilling, mud-slinging action with the organization of dirt attractions into the Stampede S...
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Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire roars to an $80 million box office opening

Apr 1, 2024 / Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Godzilla-King Kong combo stomped on expectations as “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire,” roared to an $80 mi...
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The White House expects about 40,000 participants at its 'egg-ucation'-themed annual Easter egg roll

Mar 29, 2024 / Associated Press

The White House says it's getting ready to welcome 40,000 people to its annual Easter Egg Roll. The egg-stravaganza was first held on the lawn in 1...
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Beyoncé’s 'Cowboy Carter' reinforces her dedication to Black reclamation — and country music

Mar 29, 2024 / Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — First, Beyoncé arrived at the 2024 Grammy Awards in full cowboy regalia — making a statement without saying a...
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Powerball jackpot climbs to $865 million as long winless drought continues

Mar 28, 2024 / Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot has increased to an estimated $865 million after yet another drawing without a big winner, cont...
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The winless lottery streak ends. Someone in New Jersey won the $1.13 billion Mega Millions jackpot

Mar 27, 2024 / Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Someone in New Jersey overcame the odds and won the $1.13 billion Mega Millions jackpot, breaking a winless streak th...
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Powerball jackpot climbs to $865 million as long winless drought continues

Mar 26, 2024 / Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot has increased to an estimated $865 million after yet another drawing without a big winner, cont...
Chase County Fair Releases Concert Lineup

Chase County Fair Releases Concert Lineup

Mar 21, 2024 / Hometown Family Radio

The Chase County Fair & Expo will run August 11th-17th in Imperial, NE. Concert Lineup Friday, August 16th - Plain White T's with Special Gue...
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Jelly Roll, Kelsea Ballerini, Lainey Wilson, Megan Moroney, Cody Johnson lead CMT Music Awards noms

Mar 13, 2024 / Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jelly Roll, Kelsea Ballerini, Lainey Wilson, Megan Moroney, and Cody Johnson are the leading nominees for the 2024 CMT Mus...
Red Dirt stars Turnpike Troubadours headline Nebraska State Fair

Red Dirt stars Turnpike Troubadours headline Nebraska State Fair

Mar 5, 2024 / NSF

The Nebraska State Fair has announced their headline concert, as the kings of Red Dirt music Turnpike Troubadours have been added to the 2024 Nebra...
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Ramón Ayala farewell tour added to Nebraska State Fair lineup

Feb 27, 2024 / Nebraska State Fair

A Hispanic artist will return to the Nebraska State Fair’s main stage lineup, as Ramón Ayala y sus Bravos del Norte is the latest addi...
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U.S. casinos won $66.5B in 2023, their best year ever as gamblers showed no economic fear

Feb 22, 2024 / Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New figures from the gambling industry show America's commercial casinos won more than $66 billion from gamblers i...
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Beyoncé becomes first Black woman to claim top spot on Billboard's country music chart

Feb 22, 2024 / Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé is making history once again: The superstar singer became the first Black woman to top Billboard’s co...
Riley Green Adds Modern Country to the Nebraska State Fair Lineup

Riley Green Adds Modern Country to the Nebraska State Fair Lineup

Feb 6, 2024 / Nebraska State Fair Press Release

(Grand Island, NE) - Country music rising star Riley Green is the latest addition to the Nebraska Lottery Concert Series at the Nebraska State Fair...
 In this April 7, 2014, file photo shows Toby Keith performs at ACM Presents an All-Star Salute to the Troops in Las Vegas. “Beer For My Horses” singer-songwriter Toby Keith has died. He was 62. Keith passed peacefully on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024 surrounded by his family, according to a statement posted on the country singer's website.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Country singer-songwriter Toby Keith has died after battling stomach cancer

Feb 6, 2024 / Ap

Toby Keith, a sometimes polarizing figure in country music who crafted an identity around his macho, pro-American swagger, has died. He was 62. Th...
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WWE's 'Raw' is moving to Netflix next year in a major streaming deal worth more than $5 billion

Jan 23, 2024 / Associated Press

WWE’s weekly television show, “Raw,” will be moving to Netflix next year as part of a major streaming deal worth more than $5 bil...
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'Not rock 'n' roll's little sister': Inside country music's new golden era — and what comes next

Jan 19, 2024 / Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was an unexpected musical success story last year, one that has only continued to snowball. Country music, with its loy...
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Adan Canto, known for his versatility in roles in 'X-Men' and 'Designated Survivor,' dies at 42

Jan 10, 2024 / Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adan Canto, the Mexican singer and actor best known for his roles in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “A...
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135th Rose Parade boasts floral floats, sunny skies as California tradition kicks off the new year

Jan 2, 2024 / Associated Press

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Floral floats, marching bands and equestrian units took to the streets under a sunny California sky as the 135th Rose...
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'Wonka' ends the year No. 1 at the box office, 2023 sales reach $9 billion in post-pandemic best

Jan 2, 2024 / Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood closed out an up and down 2023 with “Wonka” regaining No. 1 at the box office, strong sales for “...
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Comedian Tom Smothers, one-half of the Smothers Brothers, dies at 86

Dec 27, 2023 / Associated Press

Tom Smothers, half of the Smothers Brothers and the co-host of one of the most socially conscious and groundbreaking television shows in the histor...
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Matthew Perry died from the effects of ketamine, autopsy report says

Dec 19, 2023 / Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy report on “Friends” star Matthew Perry says he died from the acute effects of the drug ketamine. Th...