It’s All About the Gongs:
Want to get gonged? Well, Lincoln’s own Gong’s Unlimited – the place to go. The online retailer does 99% of its sales, via the World Wide Web. The web it’s weaved is a successful one. Owner, Andrew Borakove, is a former Hollywood writer turned gong pro. With a spin of a globe, he moved the up-and-coming gong place to the booming Midwest. He explains why on Star City Buzz.
‘Understanding K and the Red Balloon’:
The OmniArts Nebraska is the newest production company to hit the Husker State. And boy do they make a statement. In the art company’s dual header debut, partners Daniel Kubert and Dustin Witte tackle the intellect of kids and bullying. ‘Understanding K and the Red Balloon’ hits the Lied Center’s Johnny Carson Theatre Stage Thursday, July 19.
Lincoln-bred BBQ restaurant Skeeter Barnes bakes good home-made bread and is pulling in big bread. With Texas style BBQ and great American brisket, you’ll see why Skeeter’s has expanded to three locations. During the Buzz’s lip-smackin’ BBQ month, we found out how Skeeter’s is so successful and the one dish that tanked with customers.
Schmoes Know, ‘Ice Age 4: Continental Drift’
With hip-hop stars Nicki Minaj and Drake jumping aboard the All-Star Cast of “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift”, it should be easy sailing and an easy sale, right? Well, numbers don’t lie. In its opening weekend, the film raked in a whopping $46 million in US sales alone. Topping both, ‘Ted’ which is about a foul-mouthed Teddy Bear and his bff played by Mark Walhberg and the Spider-Man reboot ‘The Amazing Spiderman’. The Batman sequel, ‘Dark Knight Rises’ comes out on July 20. So the kids’ movie will have steep competition and hopefully won’t drift from people’s to do list. Queen Latifah, Ray Romano and John Lequizamo return and comedian Wanda Sykes bringing her off-the-cuff banter. Schmoes tell us if it’s really worth your $10.
Behind the Mic: Bill Steckis
The Buzz goes behind the mic of 10/11 studios. Naturally, people are nosey and want to know either what we do on a day-to-day basis at work or when we’re not working. So, this segment gives you all the juicy details about your favorite on-air personalites. We kick things off with 10/11 Weekend Morning anchor and former Pirates Pitcher, Bill Steckis.
Lincoln Has An Ear For Success:
With talks of budget proposals and changes to the Star City, one thing won’t change -- the caliber of talent here. In a series of afternoon lunch listens, the best local bands play in front of the Wells Fargo Bank in Downtown Lincoln. It’s part of the, “Hear Lincoln” series.