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Michael Rose

Michael, please. Not Mike. I was born and raised in Chicago. Even though I have not lived in the “Big City” since 1992, I still consider myself a Chicagoan (Go Bears!). Other than listening to music, I love to cook. Most weekends you can find me in my kitchen creating something. Nothing fancy, just something out of the ordinary. If you check out my blogs I will occasionally post a recipe I have created. Of course, I had to wire speakers in to my kitchen so I can have music playing while I create. Preferably some Jazz selections – Stanley Turrentine, Charlie Haden, Vince Guaraldi, and the like. When I am not cooking, you can either find me curled up on the couch watching a movie (Blues Brothers, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Goodfellas, Casino), or in my car just driving around.
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Quincy Golden Corral Now Open in Quincy (GALLERY)

Pictured above is Bobby, making me an omelet at the Ribbon Cutting ceremony of the new Golden Corral in Quincy.

The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to celebrate Golden Corral's return to Quincy.

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Tanyard Gardens 2015
Tanyard Gardens 2015

Tanyard Gardens 2016 – Who Is Coming To Hannibal This Year?

The Hannibal Jaycees' National Tom Sawyer Days is July 1 - 4. I always have a great time in Hannibal that weekend. I don't necessarily ride the rides. I'm usually eating, drinking, and enjoying the music - live music at Tanyard Gardens.

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Frederick M. Brown - Getty Images
Frederick M. Brown - Getty Images

Maurice White – How Earth, Wind & Fire Influenced My Radio Career

There have been several deaths in the music world of late. The one hitting home is the recent death of Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White.

First, a little background: growing up I was a musical dork.

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Accepting award from Chamber President Eric Thomas - Alta King
Accepting award from Chamber President Eric Thomas - Alta King

Michael Rose – Quincy Chamber Rookie Ambassador Of The Year

I was recently honored with the distinction of Rookie Ambassador of the Year for the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce.

Accepting award from Chamber Chairman Eric Thomas - Alta King

This is an honor I do not take lightly...

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Illinois License Plate Renewal – No More Mailed Notices

Everywhere I have lived, I would receive a notice in the mail reminding me that my license plate sticker is about to expire. It's not like your drivers license, where the expiration date is typically your birthday. So getting these friendly reminders in the mail is a good thing.

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Getty Images North America
Getty Images North America

TV Sucks – How The Office Has Ruined The Muppets

There are certain TV shows that I watch and enjoy - The Late Show with Steven Colbert, Bar Rescue, Sunday Morning, Mystery Diners, and Last Week Tonight...

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Michael Rose
Michael Rose

Backstage With Jon Pardi and Natalie Stovall [Photo Gallery]

Thanks to everyone that came out to National Tom Sawyer Days over the weekend! Friday night's concert with Jon Pardi and Natalie Stovall and the Drive was awesome! We were able to get pictures backstage during setup, and shots of the concert as it happened. Take a look!

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