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25 Years Ago: Phish Stages ‘The Great Went’

As 62,000 Phish fans descended upon the remote town of Limestone, Maine, in August 1997, one might imagine the locals regarding their visitors in a manner akin to an alien invasion. The mostly genial outsiders were headed to the decommissioned Loring Air Force Base for a two-day festival called the Great Went, held Aug. 16 and 17 and featuring two days of music, camping and all kinds of artsy activities and good humor, all centered on the work of the four-man jam band from Vermont. The crowds came in peace and were welcomed by their hosts.
LIMESTONE, ME

The ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Cast: 40 Years Later

Released on Aug. 13, 1982, Fast Times at Ridgemont High featured a cast comprising almost entirely unknown young actors portraying the film’s high school-age characters. Many notable actors were up for roles in the film but ultimately didn't make the final cast. Tom Hanks, then a TV star who hadn't yet made the transition into movies, was considered for the role of Brad Hamilton. Jodie Foster was reportedly up for the role of Stacy Hamilton but instead wanted to focus on her studies at Yale. Actress Justine Bateman was offered the part of Linda Barrett but had to turn it down so she could accept a role on the sitcom Family Ties. And Jeff Spicoli, the character that made Sean Penn a star, nearly went to another '80s icon: Matthew Broderick.
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The Day Fleetwood Mac Played Their First Show

Fleetwood Mac may rank among the most successful acts in rock history, but on Aug. 13, 1967, they were just another group looking to make a name for themselves. That’s not to say the band was entirely new. Leader Peter Green had come to prominence in John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, leaving that group roughly a month earlier to forge his own path.
MUSIC

Is This Weird Austin, Texas House Haunted By Shadow People?

One thing people like to do sometimes, much like myself, is look at houses they can or can't afford. It's always neat to see pieces of real estate, especially that define whatever state your living in. So what do you say to doing that right now? Let's take a look around and see if there's any interesting houses we can look at shall we? A quick scan of Zillow has revealed this house in Austin, Texas. 3 beds, 2 baths, all Texan if you ask us.
AUSTIN, TX

The 10 Weirdest Bob Dylan Songs

When it comes to Bob Dylan, it's best to expect the unexpected. Never one to play by the rules, Dylan's six-decade catalog, which ranges from blues ballads to religious rock to standard selections, implies that there is no rule book when it comes to his music. Trying to make sense...
MUSIC

Historic Jefferson Ave Home For Sale In Lufkin, Texas

This is one home growing up in Lufkin that you can't miss. The contrasting brick and the design on the fireplace are immediately recognizable. The home is located at 476 Jefferson Avenue in Lufkin, Texas and it at one time was owned by someone very important. Jefferson Avenue was a pretty pricy street to live on when the home was built in 1934.
LUFKIN, TX

The Communal Message Behind Roger Waters’ New Song ‘The Bar’

Roger Waters is playing plenty of Pink Floyd music during his ongoing This Is Not a Drill tour — including classics from The Wall ("Comfortably Numb"), Wish You Were Here ("Have a Cigar") and The Dark Side of the Moon ("Money"). He’s also performing a handful of solo songs, among them the newly debuted piano ballad "The Bar."
MUSIC

Invasive Crawfish Weighing Up to 2 Pounds Found in Texas… Pass the Seasonin’ & Corn!

Straight outta Brownsville, TX, an invasive species of crawfish, Australian Redclaw Crayfish, has been discovered by researchers from the University of Texas Rio Grand Valley in Texas, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Call 'em crawfish, craydids, crawdaddies, crawdads, freshwater lobsters, mountain lobsters, rock lobsters, or mudbugs; most...
BROWNSVILLE, TX

Drive A Luxury Vehicle in East Texas Without Buying One

Finding vehicle rentals in the past few years has been difficult, for a while it was easier to rent a U-Haul truck and use that as your transportation. But after recently having to use a vehicle rental because my car was in the shop I was just curious as to what options were available in East Texas for rentals. There is something so fun about driving a new vehicle, especially a luxury vehicle when you’re not responsible for the monthly payment. After searching for just a few minutes online I found two luxury vehicles available for rent in East Texas.
WHITEHOUSE, TX