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Lou Ferrigno of ‘Incredible Hulk’ Fame Filming Movie in Central NY

Lou Ferrigno, bodybuilding legend and star of the '70s TV show The Incredible Hulk, is set to begin filming a new monster movie in Syracuse, it was recently reported. The new horror-comedy movie, titled The Hermit, is slated to begin filming in August. Ferrigno will reportedly portray a cannibalistic pig farmer in his first "creature role" since playing Marvel's Hulk in the 1978 show.
SYRACUSE, NY

How Foo Fighters Became a Band on ‘The Colour and the Shape’

On May 20, 1997, Foo Fighters released The Colour and the Shape, an album that would establish them as a real band, rather than just Dave Grohl's pet solo project. Getting to that point was a process. The Colour and the Shape first started coming together in the fall of 1996. The band - made up of Grohl, guitarist Pat Smear, bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith - began fleshing out song ideas it had practiced during sound checks on their previous tour. Gil Norton, best known for his work with Pixies, was enlisted to produce.
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Hear Chicago’s Wistful New Song ‘If This Is Goodbye’

Chicago have released a wistful new single titled "If This Is Goodbye," their first new music in eight years, ahead of their summer co-headlining tour with Brian Wilson. The new song, which you can hear below, is the band's first original release since 2014's Chicago XXXVI: Now, and their first original single since 2008's "Let's Take a Lifetime," which appeared on the beleaguered, long-delayed Stone of Sisyphus. "If This Is Goodbye" finds the band members reflecting on their wild lives and relishing the memories with lyrics like: "If this is goodbye / Let's take one more shot for the memories / Life's too short to be enemies / And if this ends tonight / You can save your tears for the other guys / I'll see you in another life."
CHICAGO, IL

When Queen Went Vaudeville With ‘Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy’

Queen returned to recording in the summer of 1976 as international superstars, thanks to the huge hit "Bohemian Rhapsody." A Night at the Opera had also just topped the U.K. charts, becoming Queen's first album to be platinum-certified in the U.S. These new heights gave them some pause when it came time to write new material for the subsequent A Day at the Races.
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Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’ Returns in Four-CD Super Deluxe Edition

Rhino Records has announced a super deluxe edition of Dio’s 1983 debut album Holy Diver, complete with unreleased outtakes, live tracks and rarities. Newly remixed by Joe Barresi – known for his work with Tool, Queens of the Stone Age and Slipknot – the set will be available in four-CD, two-LP and digital editions, and released on July 8, marking what would have been Ronnie James Dio’s 80th birthday on July 10.
ROCK MUSIC

Passenger Arrested For Drugs in Cortland Traffic Stop

A Cortland man is facing four felony counts following a narcotics investigation and a traffic stop in the City of Cortland. Sheriff’s officials say 53-year-old Michael Rogers, who was a passenger in the stopped vehicle yesterday morning, was found to have around $7,000-worth of drugs as well as packaging materials and cash.
CORTLAND, NY

10 Popular TV Shows That Were Almost Cancelled

It’s hard to imagine a popular series such as Seinfeld or Parks and Recreation ever being on thin ice, but it happens more often than you’d think. After all, it takes a lot to keep a show on air. A whole season of television costs a lot of money to produce, and sometimes a network is no longer willing to take that financial risk. As a show grows in popularity, there are cases — such as with Friends — in which the lead actors are paid a hefty sum to stay attached to the series.
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Oh No! The Syracuse Carrier Dome Is No More

I've been going to Syracuse games at the Carrier Dome for so many years and it's given me so many great memories. In 1998, I was sitting in the end zone stands as Donovan McNabb brought the Orange back from a huge deficit to defeat Virginia Tech on the final play of the game.
SYRACUSE, NY