Archives for the ‘Events’ Category

Did You Get Yours?? Did You Get Yours?? By | Mar 5th, 2009 | Category: Events You may have seen the die-hard fans camping outside the Rapid City Civic Center to get tickets to Elton John’s performance in April, some for as long as 4 nights. Knowing that his performance in Sioux Falls had sold out within 20 minutes, they thought that they were doing their best to secure a seat […]
Autographed and Up for Grabs… Autographed and Up for Grabs… By | Mar 4th, 2009 | Category: Events It’s safe to assume that plenty of special appearances will be made at the 2009 Sturgis Rally. There are always some celebrities taking part in the festivities. Of course, we can’t forget the performers who take the stage at the Buffalo Chip, like this year’s entertainment Toby Keith and Aerosmith. This year, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler […]
Elton John Coming to Rapid City! Elton John Coming to Rapid City! By | Feb 24th, 2009 | Category: Events The performance may not have worked out the first time, but this time its’ happening for sure, even though scheduled on April Fool’s Day. On Wednesday, April 1, five-time Grammy winner Elton John will perform at the Barnett Arena at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center has been trying to schedule […]
Rodeo Clown Convention Rodeo Clown Convention By | Feb 23rd, 2009 | Category: Events This is too fun on too many levels: Deadwood will host the 2009 Rodeo Clown Reunion during the Days of ’76 Rodeo, July 23 to 25. Just picture it: 40 or more rodeo funnymen, all in one place, performing, acting up, acting out, signing autographs and talking to rodeo fans. The Days of ’76 Rodeo […]
He’s Back…… He’s Back…… By | Feb 10th, 2009 | Category: Events For almost anyone who has experienced the Sturgis Bike Rally, a few similar things come to mind:  Harleys, leather, tattoos and the great concerts. This upcoming August will be no exception. On August 3rd, the Buffalo Chip is welcoming back Toby Keith for his second appearance, alongside Aerosmith and George Thorogood. In 2005, Toby Keith’s […]
Obama coming to Keystone, sort of Obama coming to Keystone, sort of By | Feb 9th, 2009 | Category: Events With a new president comes a new addition to the National Presidential Wax Museum in Keystone, S.D. President Barack Obama is will take his place in wax history sometime in May, according to manager Ty Gerbracht, who manages the wax museum along with the adjacent Holy Terror Mini-Golf and the Executive Order Grill. “He’s definitely […]
History Detectives on the case History Detectives on the case By | Feb 3rd, 2009 | Category: Events A followup to my recent blog post on the PBS series “History Detectives” and the piece its producers are doing on Crazy Horse. As you recall, no proven photo of Crazy Horse exists. But Tim Giago (above left), well-known author and former Native American newspaper publisher, has an old photo that he believes could depict […]
A Bicentennial Birthday for Abe A Bicentennial Birthday for Abe By | Feb 2nd, 2009 | Category: Events Perhaps on February 12 we should all make a quick trip to Mount Rushmore. Besides the obvious pull of this world-known monument, this specific date marks a bicentennial of an event important for the entire nation. Wondering what we have the privilege of commemorating? This would be the birth of Abraham Lincoln, our 16th and […]
Southern Fun Brought North Southern Fun Brought North By | Jan 29th, 2009 | Category: Events Don’t think you’ll be making it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year?  Check out the celebration done South Dakota style in Deadwood from Feb. 19 to 21. The city of Deadwood is well known for its many annual celebrations and events. Mardi Gras is no exception. Sure, the weather in Louisiana is probably […]
America’s Ambassadors in Blue Coming to Ellsworth America’s Ambassadors in Blue Coming to Ellsworth By | Jan 20th, 2009 | Category: Events To witness the aerobatic flying techniques of a group of F-16s, you should plan to be at the Ellsworth Air Force Base on May 30 and 31.  This is where you can see the famed Thunderbirds fly through the Black Hills. Who are the Thunderbirds?  Officially referred to as the United States Air Force Demonstration […]