(Rapid City, SD) – Shiner Beer and country artist Brandon Jones announced a tour sponsorship deal taking the band on the road starting in the spring of 2022.  The Brandon Jones Shiner tour will feature 60+ appearances in 6+ states, from March to December 2022.  The sponsorship deal includes naming rights to the band’s tour… View Article
    (Rapid City, SD) – This year, the HomeSlice Group won seven awards during the AAF Black Hills American Advertising Awards competition in February. This competition recognizes the creativity and excellence of advertising and promotional material in western South Dakota. The HomeSlice Group received six Silver ADDYs: Local Television Advertising, Pioneer Bank & Trust’s Veteran’s Day… View Article
    (Rapid City, SD) –  HomeSlice Artist Management Vice President, Shane Funk, announced this morning that the firm has signed Blacklite District to its roster. Blacklite District is the musical pseudonym of singer/songwriter Kyle Pfeiffer, a Spearfish native, but known all over the streaming world. Blacklite District has a loyal digital following, closing in on 200,000… View Article
    The HomeSlice Group, in partnership with Monument Health and the Children’s Miracle Network, came together to raise over ninety-thousand dollars through the CMN Radiothon. This record high comes in at over ten-thousand dollars more than the previous year’s fundraising and will directly benefit children’s healthcare in the region.The Children’s Miracle Network is a national organization… View Article
    Taryn Edlund has been promoted to Corporate Vice President at the HomeSlice Group.  Edlund is the HomeSlice executive charged with overseeing the Loud American Roadhouse in Sturgis.  Taryn also plays key roles at the corporate level of the company, including finance, risk management, margin assessment and human resources.  “In a short number of years, Taryn Edlund… View Article


RCPD investigating officer-involved shooting at a convenience store

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer has shot and killed a man after he took a gas station clerk in South Dakota hostage with a knife. Rapid City Chief of Police Don Hedrick said that the suspect entered the gas station Friday and held a knife to the clerk’s throat, fending […]

Fri, 03 Feb 2023

Julie Frye-Mueller “absent” from Friday’s session

PIERRE, S.D. (SDBA) — The unusual saga of Republican Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller has come to an epilogue of sorts. Today (Friday), the Secretary of the Senate noted the Rapid City legislator as “absent”–not “excused”–from the afternoon’s Senate session. The legislature’s rules–The Red Book–do not specifically define the difference between “absent” and “excused.” However, one joint rule says […]

Fri, 03 Feb 2023

Employee testimony released in Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller investigation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— There are new developments in the investigation into Republican Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller. Now that the western South Dakota lawmaker is re-instated, the closed-door testimony of a Legislative Research Council employee has been made public. When the employee spoke under oath before the Senate Select Committee on Discipline and Expulsion on Tuesday evening, the document […]

Fri, 03 Feb 2023

Police searching for missing juvenile

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Police in Rapid City are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old. Rapid City police say Emma Huska was last seen on January 16 in the 2900 block of Chapel Lane. Police say Huska left a note saying she was running away and that she would actively avoid […]

Fri, 03 Feb 2023

Former school administrator banned from teaching in South Dakota

WHITE RIVER, S.D. – A former White River school administrator can no longer teach in South Dakota. The South Dakota Department of Education has permanently revoked Gayle Cady’s educator certificate. Cady worked for the White River school district for four years. She was the elementary principal, a special education teacher and the special education director. […]

Fri, 03 Feb 2023

Music News

Mick Fleetwood, Sheryl Crow, & Bonnie Raitt Saluting Christine McVie At The Grammy's

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Mick Fleetwood will pay tribute to his late-Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie on the 65th Annual Grammy Awards telecast this Sunday (February 5th) on CBS. The legendary drummer posted on Instagram that he would be saluting McVie along with Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow.

Christine McVie died last November 30th at the age of 79 of undisclosed causes. Her latest solo set, titled Songbird (A Solo Collection), features guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Lindsey Buckingham, and Steve Winwood. The album's title track -- "Songbird (Orchestral Version)" has been nominated for a 2023 Grammy in the Best Arrangements, Instruments and Vocals category.

Upon inducting Fleetwood Mac into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame back in 1998, Sheryl Crow spoke lovingly of Christine McVie's work: "Christine McVie made it cool to be the piano player in the band. She showed me that it's not about being 'pretty good' for a 'chick' -- it's about being great. She showed me that a driving rock song could be written on the piano. The first time I heard her sing 'Spare Me A Little,' I was blown away, and I still have the same reaction to it when I revisit that song today."

February 03, 2023

Steve Van Zandt Gives Advice On Sharing A Microphone

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Steve Van Zandt offered up some advice on sharing a microphone with Bruce Springsteen. Van Zandt, who met Springsteen back in 1965 when the pair were just teenagers, is currently back on the road with "The Boss" and the E Street Band.

During a chat with Los Angeles Magazine, he was asked his advice for singing so close every night when he and Springsteen share a mic and explained: "Make sure you brush your teeth and make sure you have mouthwash, and you make sure you make it a pleasant experience as you would if you were about to make love to a woman. I would not suggest eating garlic or peanut butter. You've got to be conscious of these things. You're going to have an intimate moment, so be prepared for it."

Steve Van Zandt has stated numerous times that despite being "The Boss's" deputy in the E Street Band, he's actually the biggest Bruce fan on Earth -- and proud to lend his voice to his worldwide legion of followers: "I'm always gonna be, y'know, the consigliere -- I can't help it, OK? Y'know, and when called upon, y'know, I always have an opinion, OK? And my opinion is always going to be bringing things towards what I feel the fans want. That's just me. Y'know, I'm a fan first, I guess -- a band guy second, really."

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band next perform on February 5th at Orlando's Amway Center.

February 03, 2023