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  • Blue Valley Southwest Students Unveil Lip Dub Video

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. –Blue Valley Southwest students have released their lip dub video to Katy Perry’s “Firework.”  The video took students several months of planning to make happen. Click here to read the original story Students unveiled the final video at a pep rally on Friday, April 13th.  The video takes viewers through the hallways of Blue Valley Southwest, the district’s newest high school, and features every student in the school, as well as teachers and faculty members.  The video […]

  • Okla. Tornado Kills Five, Injures Several

    WOODWARD, Okla. — Five people are dead and at least 20 injured after a tornado hit the northwest Oklahoma city of Woodward close to midnight Sunday morning.  Two children were killed when the tornado tore through the Hideaway Trailer Park.  Two others were killed southwest of Woodward, and one person died at the hospital from injuries.  City Manager Alan Riffel told the Woodward News half of the injured admitted to the hospital are suffering from life-threatening injuries. Tornado survivors told […]

  • Blue Valley Southwest Students Take on Katy Perry

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Over 850 students and adults. More than four months and 250 hours of planning to make it happen. Those are the numbers of people and time behind Blue Valley Southwest’s new music video. The video, filmed on April 5, is a school-wide lip sync to Katy Perry’s chart topping Billboard hit, “Firework.”  It was filmed in one continuous take through the hallways and on the grounds of the school.  Students were given three practice takes before the final version […]

  • Mayer to Take ‘Indefinite Hiatus’ From Live Performing

    NEW YORK CITY — John Mayer will not be on tour anytime soon, that’s according to the seven-time Grammy winner himself. Mayer canceled his recently announced tour and will be on an indefinite hiatus from performing after a granuloma returned in his throat. Mayer was treated for the same condition in 2011 and was placed on vocal rest. The “Your Body is a Wonderland” singer was set to perform in 18 cities, including a stop at Kansas City’s Starlight Theatre […]

  • Officer Involved Shooting Lands One in Hospital

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — One man is in the hospital with life threatening injuries as Kansas City, Kansas police inevstigate an officer involved shooting. Around ten Saturday evening, officers were called to the 900 block of North 18th Street for a reported armed disturbance. When police arrived, they found a Hispanic male in his 20s armed with a knife. At some point, two officers fired their guns, hitting the suspect. The man was taken to the hospital, where he is […]

  • Police Investigate Homicide at Party

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri police are investigating what they say is the city’s latest homicide. Sunday morning, officers responded to the 1700 block of NE 101st Court when an ambulance was called to the home. When officers arrived, they learned there was some sort of altercation in the home at a party. The altercation resulted in the death of an adult male. Detectives are investigating the homicide and have one person in custody.

  • The X Factor: And the Pepsi Commercial Goes To…

    It seems like only yesterday I started watching ‘The X Factor’ and blogging about it. In fact, I remember the exact day ‘The X Factor’ started. It was a Wednesday in September, many months ago. That sounds like the beginning of an amazing novel. (Note to self: write novel and work movie rights into contract.) Back then, there were thousands of people trying out to be the first winner of the show. As of Thursday night, there were only three […]

  • Former Penn State Coach, Joe Paterno, Dies

    STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (CNN) — Joe Paterno, whose tenure as the most successful coach in major college football history ended abruptly in November amid allegations that he failed to respond forcefully enough to a sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant, died Sunday, a family spokesman said. He was 85. The longtime Penn State head coach was diagnosed with what his family had called a treatable form of lung cancer shortly after the university’s Board of Trustees voted to fire […]

  • Top Songs of 2011: You Got the Moves Like Jagger?

    DJ Earworm is quickly becoming one of the world’s best when it comes to mashing songs together. He’s done some pretty awesome mash-ups of popular songs. Earlier this year, he did one called “Party on the Floor,” featuring parts of 19 different songs. Since 2007, he’s been doing what’s called “United State of Pop,” where he takes 25 of the year’s top songs and mashes them together into one big megamix. This year was no different, as “United State of […]

  • The X Factor: Save The Best For Last

    Before we get to the good stuff, like who should win the $5 million recording contract and starring role in a Pepsi commercial, we should first focus on something very important: what color is Steve Jones’ suit? Is it a shade of black or it is purple? Perhaps plum even? I spent the good part of 90 minutes trying to figure out what color his suit was. Also important to discuss off the top: why is Nicole Scherzinger’s hair so […]

  • The X Factor: You Are The Ultimate Rainbow

    LOS ANGELES — At the beginning of ‘The X Factor,’ there were four. By the end of the hour, there would only be three contestants left. Who would go home? Would it be another shocker? Eh. We’d have to wait for nearly 60 minutes to find out. But before anything could happen, the final four had to perform once more as a group. They performed one of the weirdest mash-ups of songs in the history of the world: a mix […]

  • The X Factor: Mariah Carey Tweeted Me!

    LOS ANGELES — With Christmas rapidly approaching, ‘The X Factor’ is only three episodes away from crowning the first winner of the American series. So it would only make sense to refer to this week’s live show as “the semi-final.” In the opening, we took a look back at last week and how Nicole Scherzinger became one of the most discussed people in the country. Then Paula Abdul dropped the most obvious line of the evening when she said, “Anyone […]

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