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Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I've always been a roots enthusiast really, it's always been based around the blues and folk music, so there are large areas of influence there. I didn't just want to just make a straight blues album."

Local Hero: A 30th Anniversary Ceilidh

Donald Liebenson | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Donald Liebenson

Director Bill Forsyth's Local Hero, starring Peter Riegert and Burt Lancaster, recently marked its 30th anniversary. To ex.erience Local Hero is to be besotted by it, much like the film's main character,

Is This Berkeley's Next Big Band?

| Posted 01.13.2013 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of The Owl Mag. After hearing "Piedmont Girls," you'll be singing it for weeks. If nothing else, Local Hero knows...

Physics Explains NYC Man's Phenomenal Catch Of Falling Child

Posted 07.18.2012 | Science

By: Life's Little Mysteries Staff Published: 07/17/2012 06:03 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries A New York City bus driver has been hailed as a...

WATCH: Woman Saves 81-Year-Old From Car Just Before Train Hits

AP | Posted 08.08.2011 | Impact

CAMERON, N.Y. -- A New York woman says she rescued a disoriented 81-year-old woman from her car just moments before it was smashed by a freight train....

Fifth Grade Crossing Guard Honored For Saving Student From Oncoming Car

KPTV | Posted 06.18.2011 | Impact

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- A fifth-grade student who pulled a young girl out of the street as a distracted driver barreled through a crosswalk is being honor...

Forgotten Hero: Chilean Boater Saved 60 From Tsunami, Didn't Get Recognition

AP | EVA VERGARA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

CONSTITUCION, Chile — Hector Osvaldo Gonzalez rescued more than 60 people from last year's devastating tsunami. Three times he crossed the roili...

WATCH: Pizza Delivery Driver Saves Woman's Life

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Memphis woman Jean Wilson is a creature of habit. The 82-year-old has ordered a pepperoni pizza from her local Dominoes every single day for three yea...

Retired Marine Spends Veterans Day Saving Neighbors From Burning Building

GNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Fred Lopez earned himself an extra salute this Veterans Day. The retired Marine ran into a burning apartment building Thursday, helping save all of th...

Local Hero Duane Innes Saves Driver's Life By Causing Car Crash

Gimundo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Normally, if someone hits your car, you wouldn't call him a hero. But in Bill Pace's case, Duane Innes' decision to put his own car in Pace's path lik...

Fred Schaeffer: Green Hero Was Catalyst For Hudson State Park Walkway

The Daily Green | Dan Shapley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fred Schaeffer, 2010 Heart of Green Local Hero, was the catalyst for creating Walkway Over the Hudson State Park, which is both one of the world's lon...

A Sane Holiday Gift Guide: Great Books/CDs/DVDs, Made By People For People, Most Under $20

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jesse Kornbluth

I refuse to contribute to the gloom by suggesting that you scribble gift cards for free backrubs to your loved ones.