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The Cheeksters: Friday Lounge Sessions

The Cheeksters are playing each Friday night at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall in the month of January – the 9th, 12th, 23rd and 30th! BUY TICKETS!

Viral Videos

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Elders play Grand Theft Auto V

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They have no problem shooting people, but they refuse to run a red light!

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Jimmy Fallon and Bill Gates drink ‘poop water’

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Bill Gates challenges Jimmy to taste test water from the Omniprocessor, which turns sewage into clean drinking water.

in Sports, Trending, Viral Videos

WATCH: A ‘bad lip reading’ of the year in football

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A look back on what NFL players (maybe) said this year.

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Griffin’s first kiss

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Little Griffin gets his first kiss, and his brain goes "kablooey!"

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Lip-syncing cop ‘Shakes It Off’

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A dash cam video of a bald and burly police officer rocking out has gotten the attention of Taylor Swift.

Entertainment

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This weekend in entertainment history

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, left, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." The film was nominated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 for an Oscar for best picture. The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on March 7.

A look back on some of Hollywood's most notable headlines.

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If regular people picked the Oscars, ‘American Sniper’ would win

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."

If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, the portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner.

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Regina Hall almost became a nun

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The "Think Like a Man" star missed out on becoming a nun because some of her "numbers" were too high.

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‘Buzz Books’ give readers free look at upcoming e-books

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A pair of free e-books will offer excerpts from upcoming releases by Dennis Lehane, Ann Packer and more than 60 other writers.

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Jimmy Fallon and Bill Gates drink ‘poop water’

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Bill Gates challenges Jimmy to taste test water from the Omniprocessor, which turns sewage into clean drinking water.

National

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Making headlines this week

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A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot,…

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Oil rises after death of Saudi king, but effect seen muted

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Oil prices have plummeted nearly 60 percent since June as global supplies have soared.

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House GOP divisions emerge under pressure to govern

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The most conservative lawmakers in the House Republican majority have gotten their way a lot in recent years but that may be starting to change.

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Netanyahu basks in Congress invitation, may shake U.S. ties

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Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to address Congress offers him publicity, but may also have shaken the balance of U.S.-Israel ties.

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New Saudi King seeks to reassure on succession policy

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King Abdullah, a longtime U.S. ally, died early on Friday after a short illness.

Weird

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Prisoners are not-so-pretty in pink

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The new uniforms at one jail are quite the fashion statement.

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‘Death by chocolate’ a real-life problem for New Hampshire bears

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Wildlife officials hope to curb the use of chocolate as bait by hunters seeking to entire their prey with a sweet treat.

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Fake baby from ‘American Sniper’ deserves an Oscar

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The blockbuster film starring Bradley Cooper may be controversial, but one thing not up for debate is that this baby is fake!

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Hey, your lottery ticket smells like bacon!

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Lottery ticket buyers in New Hampshire who dream of bringing home the bacon now can smell it, too.

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Boy, 5, gets bill for birthday party ‘no-show’

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When little Alex Nash had to miss a friend's birthday party, his parents were sent a bill for a "no-show fee."

Trending

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WATCH: A ‘bad lip reading’ of the year in football

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A look back on what NFL players (maybe) said this year.

News

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This week’s top alternative tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top alternative songs, according to the weekly Billboard chart.

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Gibson gives away guitars with ‘golden tickets’

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The Great Gibson Grab will raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Whiskey, bourbon bringing cheer to the spirits market

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We're drinking more wine, bourbon, and whiskey than ever before.

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If your boss is a bully, science says ‘fight back’

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If you’ve ever had a boss who yelled at employees, ridiculed or intimidate them, new research suggests a little payback might be good.

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Washington state could raise smoking age to 21

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Washington state could become the only state to raise its legal age for smoking tobacco to 21 from 18.

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Facebook cracks down on fake news

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Facebook has taken steps to clamp down on "hoaxes" and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire.

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Gym time won’t cancel out all that sitting around we’re doing

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It’s well known that too much sitting time is bad for our health but it turns out it might be worse than we thought.

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More than milk: Pairing booze with Girl Scout cookies

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Here's our guide to pairing beer and wine with America's favorite cookies.

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WIN Tickets to Big Head Todd & the Monsters!

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We have your chance to win tickets to Big Head Todd and the Monsters!

WNC Beer Guide

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Think of us as your virtual cicerone of finely fermented beverages! We offer reviews of local breweries and tap rooms, their brew selections and more!

Congrats, Jenny M!

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Jenny M. is the lucky winner of our autographed Christmas Jam guitar! Check out the photos!

Race to the Taps

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Runners and craft beer enthusiasts, mark your calendars for Asheville’s first running race series of its kind!

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Take us with you wherever you go and download the NEW 98.1 Mobile Streaming App!

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