Author: Abby Newton

#APPFORTHAT: Run Keeper

With a new year upon us, many of us are looking for a way to improve our lives and make 2017 the best year yet. Daily exercise is a great way to feel better and prepare for the summer months ahead. Runkeeper is a great exercise app for tracking runs, walks, hikes, bike rides, and more! As you exercise, Runkeeper will keep track of your progress through either GPS or stopwatch modes. Runkeeper can also be connected to an Apple Watch, Fitbit, or other fitness tracker, and weekly and monthly challenges keep exercise interesting and appeal to our competitive...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: CHEF TAI

Tai Lee, Texas A&M graduate and professional chef, owns four establishments in College Station and is involved with catering at Texas A&M, community service, and charitable organizations. Each of Chef Tai’s restaurants features high quality food and experience but each provides customers with a different experience. Chef Tai has won the Reader’s Choice Award (2013), the Open Table Dinner’s Choice Award (2009-2013), the Best of Brazos Award (2008-2013), the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence (2007-2010), and has been recognized by the Food Network. College Station’s favorite chef is living the dream and we got the chance to talk to...

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FIRST FRIDAY @ GRAND STAFFORD

First Friday in Downtown Bryan will take place December 2, and the Brazos Valley resident Joey McGee is a songwriter native to New Orleans. Grand Stafford has some exciting performances planned. The Stafford McGee is another artist with a unique sound. This fusion of soul, country, rock, will be welcoming Roxy Roca, Keeton Coffman, Joey McGee, Jenna McDaniel, Matt Martinez and the Lonely Wheel. Each of these performances will work together to build a unique atmosphere inside the theatre that is perfectly fit for First Friday. One of the main performers of the night, Roxy Roca, is a southern...

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ALBUM REVIEW: “The Weight of These Wings” by Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert fans have anticipated this release since her last album, and it has not disappointed. This two-disc album features 24 songs, each unique and true to the Miranda Lambert we have all known and loved for years. Due to the recent divorce of beloved country music couple Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, those anticipating the album expected the themes Lambert focuses on. Although the album never wallows in the pain of heartbreak, there are songs about moving on, flirting, getting drunk, and making plans. Some expect a few throw away songs to be mixed in a 24-track album,...

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CHRIS BOTTI @ RUDDER AUDITORIUM

Jazz musician and multi-Grammy winner Chris Botti will be performing along with a 9-piece jazz band that includes powerful musicians and two outstanding vocalists on November 30. This event is presented by MSC OPAS, who you know for bringing new and exciting entertainment to College Station. Their 44th season has been the hottest topic of the fall. They have hosted Christmas plays, concerts and magic shows, but their success will be even more impressive after this show blows everyone away. OPAS has been working to book a show with Botti for some time, and now they are very excited...

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