Category: Columns

Nine Inch Nails offer visually stunning show

By ANDY LYONS (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — A multitude of fans gathered at the Sprint Center Monday night to catch the Nine Inch Nails on their first tour in nearly four years. Unsure of when the doors actually opened, concert-goers started amassing around 6 p.m. to be let into the venue just before 7. It… Read more »

Switchfoot offers fans inside look

  Story by Andy Lyons Photos by Andrew Mather Fans gathered at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland on Saturday for alt-rockers Switchfoot. It was the second night of a 48-city tour for the band, which recently released an EP to promote their upcoming full-length album, due for release in January. The Midland was… Read more »

Venture into Vancouver

By SANDY IRLE (VANCOUVER, digitalBURG) — Vancouver, British Columbia, is a large Canadian city comprised of many smaller neighborhoods, all with their own special personality. Spend time at Marinaside Crescent on False Creek and discover chic cafés and shops, bicyclists enjoying the dedicated bike path and a veritable fashion runway of people with shopping bags…. Read more »

Oak Ridge Boys open eyes and hearts at State Fair

  Photos by ANDREW MATHER Story by ANDY LYONS (SEDALIA, Mo., digitalBURG) — Unseasonably mild weather marked a special night at the Pepsi Grandstand Wednesday. The crowd was a lot different on this night; motorized chairs and grey-haired heads marked the audience. The multitude of fans gathered to see the Oak Ridge Boys, who are… Read more »

Fitness: Tips on taking care of your legs

By CARLA MOCK (digitalBURG) – Do you avoid wearing shorts? Many people may feel reluctant to bare their legs for a number of reasons. There are a number of ways to take care of your legs – inside and out. Exercise: If you want those sexy summer legs, you’ve got to exercise. Exercise is the… Read more »

Oregan waterfalls and sand sculptures

By SANDY IRLE (digitalBURG) – Oregon offers wonderful sights, wide-ranging recreation and sumptuous food to the summer traveler. This trip took us to more than 40 waterfalls while hiking about 27 miles. Traveling east from Portland and Troutdale, the Columbia River Scenic Highway serves as the nation’s oldest scenic highway with breathtaking views of the… Read more »

Finding Thunder Canyon Falls at last

By MARK IRLE (digitalBURG) — My most recent solo hike was another trip into the Boston Mountains in Arkansas. As usual, finding my objective, Thunder Canyon Falls, wasn’t easy. This was my second attempt at finding this special waterfall. The first time I tried to find it I was hiking with my wife, Sandy. The guidebook we were using… Read more »

A night of reunions

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG, St. Louis) – Reunions are always an exciting time. There were multiple reunions Saturday, May 25 at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. The fathers of nu-metal, Korn, had reunited with Brian “Head” Welch, who had been on hiatus since February 2005. I was having a reunion of my own at… Read more »