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Mike DelGuidice talks August Billy Joel show at MSG, solo music Special

New York - Mike DelGuidice of the Billy Joel tribute band Big Shot sat down and chatted with this journalist prior to his concert at Mulcahy's.

Canada loses over 51,000 jobs in biggest drop in almost a decade

Ottawa - Canada's economy lost 51,600 jobs last month in a decrease that drove up the unemployment rate and essentially wiped out a big gain in July, Statistics Canada said Friday.

Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe to headline Idaho Rockfest this summer

Idaho Falls - Vince Neil, the iconic front-man of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe will perform songs from their catalog at the inaugural Idaho Rockfest.

Investigators: Giant Big Sur blaze caused by illegal campfire

Carmel Valley - California fire investigators say an intense wildfire that has already burned more than 50,000 acres near scenic Big Sur was started by an illegal campfire.

Zac Brown Band to perform at Citi Field in New York this August

Corona - Country music group Zac Brown Band will be performing live on August 21 in Corona, New York, as part of their "Jekyll + Hyde" tour.

US consumer confidence exceeds expectations in August

The Consumer Confidence Index exceeded predictions in August, as Americans felt more optimistic about the job market and economy.

Microsoft is dishing out newly golden Xbox 360 controllers

Los Angeles - August a big month for Microsoft as they break away from the competition and earn some extra income by selling a new color of controller.

Aug 17 commemorates anniversary of Poland's solidarity movement

In 1980 protesting shipyard workers in Gdansk, Poland brought forward what was known historically as 21 Gdansk Demands and today, August 17, marks the anniversary of an event that would begin to see Poland move towards freedom from communism.

International Left Handers Day is Friday Aug. 13

Today, August 13, is International Left-Handers Day, and is marked with special events around the world. The day was first celebrated on August 13, 1976.

New operating system for Mac users available by August 28

Apple Incorporated announced Monday that their new operating system specially designed for Mac computers will be available for sale to the public this coming Friday.

Should Obama Carry An Umbrella On August 28?

Stuart Shepherd, a video producer for Focus on the Family made a prayer request for rain on August 28. Seems Shepherd was joking around a little when hoping for Obama to be rained out during a planned speech.

Swift-Tuttle Comet Back This Year with its Glorious Meteor Shower

Perseid meteor shower is supposed to peak in mid August and create a spectacular show. Astronomers predict the display will be phenomenal because the Moon will not be in the way leaving just a dark sky with dozens of falling stars each hour.

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