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Will HBO's "Vinyl" touch on these 1979 classics?

Published April 16, 2016

Recently I was introduced to HBO's "Vinyl," set amid the world of the 1970s rock and roll business in New York. While I wasn't in the music business, I was an NYC rock fan in the '70s and lately a number of reissues of records from 1979 have transported me back.

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I just saw my friend on HBO's "Vinyl"

Published April 11, 2016

I've been binge-watching HBO's "Vinyl." During a scene at an L.A. beach party, the camera panned to a sideburned record executive, smoking a joint and talking about Elvis. Even 25 years since I saw him last, I knew immediately that was my friend from high school, Dave Shalansky. I'd recognize that guy anywhere.

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2015 picks: Jeff Sherman

Published Dec. 26, 2015

I live my life, as much as I can, in this order: faith, family, friends, Milwaukee, Marquette and the Bucks. That list pretty much covers it all, and 2015 saw many highlights, big stories and events, that included several of those things.

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The shows I watch and why

Published May 8, 2015

For me, watching "TV" is a matter of time management. I find time for things that provide value and create entertainment value in my life. I think you should too. So, here's a list of what I watch and why.

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Black, white, baseball and Chris Rock

Published April 25, 2015

Chris Rock may not be a baseball expert, but he's a fan and his thoughts on the game are entertaining and fairly spot on. He shared them recently on one of my favorite shows, HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel."

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TV Tidbits: Cable cutters, HBO Now is available for your entertainment

Published April 8, 2015

Cable-cutters rejoice! HBO Now is available starting this month for free! If that doesn't make you squeal with joy, then sour your mood even more so with the news that David Lynch isn't coming back for "Twin Peaks" because of money. But, look on the bright side, there might be new episodes of "Arrested Development" coming up, and "Game of Thrones," "Veep" and "Silicon Valley" are all coming back this Sunday.

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TV Tidbits: "The Office" turns 10 and it reminds me how much I miss it

Published March 25, 2015

Why, oh why did "The Office" have to end? The series celebrated it's 10th anniversary and as I saw former cast members tweet about it, it reminded me just how much fun I had watching the series on a weekly basis for nine seasons. Before I start binging, however, there's plenty of news to share.

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TV Tidbits: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" is worth binging

Published March 11, 2015

After you finish noshing through "House of Cards," you should just start the first season of the new Netflix original comedy "Unbreakable Kimmy Schdmit." Why? Because it's hilarious, and it stars the delightful Ellie Kemper ("The Office," "Bridesmaids"). Read on for more.

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TV midseason: 10 new series to watch

Published Jan. 13, 2015

Whether you like family drama, married couples, cop shows, a loner, a dubious lawyer, or superheroes, there's bound to be a series premiering soon that'll capture your attention. Here are ten shows to keep an eye on over the next three months.