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Rock + Metal Bands That Have Played Over 2,000 Shows

It's easy to see why a band cracking the ceiling of playing 2,000 concerts in their career is just freaking massive. In order to get there, on average, the band has got to play a 100 shows per year for 20 years. That's one show roughly every three-and-a-half days, for 20 years straight. Sure, most of the bands that have hit this milestone have stretched it out over a couple more decades, but still, the math is wild.
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5 Top BBQ Tips for Grilling in Washington on Labor Day Weekend

It's mid-August already. I'm starting to panic. Summer has seemingly zoomed by. Now, it helps to remember that grilling season is a year-round thing as far as this backyard chef is concerned. However, summer BBQs are a way of life for so many of us, and summer, my fellow grillers is winding down.
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The Top Three Fall Colors of High Schools in the Yakima Valley

THE TOP FOUR FALL COLORS OF HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE YAKIMA VALLEY. Thousands of kids in the Yakima Valley are gearing up for the 2022-2023 school year, whether it means getting their sports physicals scheduled, buying new fall clothes and shoes because they've outgrown last year's wear, and going to class orientation sessions. ESD105 houses all of the public school districts in our neck of the Central Washington woods (and backwoods).

Lemonade Day 2022 in Yakima County Was a Super Success!

Saturday was all about building small businesses, igniting the entrepreneurial spirit in our local kids and if you missed it, OMG you better mark your calendar for next year! It's called Lemonade Day, providing the kids of the Yakima Valley a taste of what it's like to run their own unique lemonade stand, providing skills like how to make money, save money and donate money too!
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10 Things We Can’t Wait to Eat at the Fair This Fall

10 Things We Can't Wait to Eat at the Fair This Fall. Our mouths are watering just thinking about fair food and soon, we won't have much longer to wait to eat them! The Central Washington State Fair is happening in Yakima on September 23rd through October 2, 2022. We fairgoers in Central WA can't wait to eat at the fair. We need our food fix! Which ones are your faves?

Former Toppenish Teacher Arrested in California

A former teacher at Toppenish High School, wanted on an arrest warrant from Yakima County has been arrested in California. 40-year-old Bertha Cerna was jailed in Orange County California on Sunday. She remains jailed Today but could soon be back in Yakima. Cerna is wanted on several different charges in...
TOPPENISH, WA

The Top Five most Popular Video Games in Washington

The Pacific Northwest is no stranger to gaming, known for hosting Seattle Pax, which is a gaming convention, multiple studios that develop games are located in Seattle and Bellvue, not to mention some games are even set in Washington State. So go figure Washington would be filled with gamers in...
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The 5 Best Spots to Watch the Sunset in Washington State

We talk about the beauty of Washington a lot here, but can you blame us? Everywhere you look is like a beautiful Bob Ross painting. The Pacific North West is a place you can truly get lost in...in a good way. That being said we've decided to make a top five list of the best places to watch a sunset in Washington.
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Filling Up The Tank? Prices Are Down But Still Painful to Pump

It's mid August and gas prices in Yakima are still high despite an 11.3 cent decrease over the last week. According to GasBuddy gas is selling for an average of $4.58 a gallon. GasBuddy officials say prices in Yakima are 50.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 77.6 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. If you buy diesel the national average price of diesel has declined 14.8 cents in the last week and stands at $5.27 per gallon.
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Yakima Apple Crop Big But Not as Big as Last year

That's a lot of apples but less than last year's crop. The Washington State Tree Fruit Association has released its forecast for the 2022 Washington state fresh apple crop projecting 108.7 million standard forty-pound boxes of fresh apples, a 11.1% decrease from 2021’s 122.3 million boxes. Officials say however...
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Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows Offers Essential Advice for New Bands

Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows has some essential advice for new bands. He tweeted "never let your art become a commodity," and proceeded to offer more guidance for up and coming artists via the Twitter thread. The Avenged Sevenfold singer started off the. by saying, "Attention all up and coming artists:...
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Jeff Beck Announces Fall 2022 US Tour

Jeff Beck has announced a fall U.S. tour in support of 18, his new collaborative album with Johnny Depp. The trek begins on Sept. 23 in Del Valle, Texas, and runs through Nov. 12 in Reno, Nev., with more shows to be announced later. Beck will be joined by Ann...
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The Best and Worst Cliffhanger Endings in Movies

The “cliffhanger” is one of those beautiful terms of fiction whose meaning was initially literal. Supposedly, the word dates back to the 1870s, when a serialized novel novel by Thomas Hardy ended one of its chapters with its hero hanging off a cliff. Would he survive? You had to buy the next chapter to find out.
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Motionless in White’s Chris Motionless Says Pain Is Where Art Flourishes

Motionless in White mastermind Chris Motionless was the latest guest on Full Metal Jackie's weekend radio program. He discussed the band's newest album, Scoring the End of the World, and how therapeutic the writing sessions were for him. The themes are a bit apocalyptic and the musician expressed that expressions of pain help art to flourish.
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Marvel Once Considered Rob Zombie to Direct a ‘Punisher’ Movie Sequel

While Rob Zombie has put his stamp on the Halloween movie franchise and is currently gearing up for a Munsters film, the rocker-turned-director was almost attached to another film franchise, The Punisher. As fans know, the Marvel Comics character has been portrayed by multiple actors over the last two decades, but actor Thomas Jane, star of the 2004 action film about the vigilante, says that he was initially involved with a sequel that at one point had Rob Zombie under consideration to direct.
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Five Finger Death Punch Announce Co-Headlining 2022 Tour With Country Star Brantley Gilbert

This fall, Five Finger Death Punch will embark on a co-headlining tour with country rocker Brantley Gilbert and special guest Cory Marks. t's the first time this tour's co-headliners will link up since 2019, when the two artists covered "Blue on Black," which also featured Queen guitarist Brian May and the song's originator, Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The song benefitted The Gary Sinise Foundation, which aids first responders, and was a massive hit worldwide.
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