March 6, 2014........Looking for a business/establishment.....
1. They got their start in the late 1960s in Tennessee.
2. They are masters of setting a theme or atmosphere.
3. We have two of them here in Fredericksburg.
Answer: Cracker Barrel
March 5, 2014....Looking for a tool/device....
1. Very few people work in the profession in which you would use this tool/device and there are people in the profession who prefer to NOT use one.
2. It has something to do with the entertainment business and the first reported use of one of these in a performance dates back to 709 BC.
3. Generally, it is 10 to 24 inches in length and made of light wood, fiberglass or carbon fiber with a wood or cork handle on one end.
Answer: Musical Conductor's Baton
March 4, 2014.......Looking for a musician.......
1. He's not country, and although he first gained prominence as a musician, that eventually led to him also becoming a TV personality.
2. In the mid-70s, he met the man who would eventually become his "boss".
3. In the 1980s, he had a battle with tendinitis...very serious for someone in his position
Answer: Max Weinberg
...drummer with Bruce Springsteen's E Steet Band.
He later became bandleader and drummer on Late Night With Conon O'Brian. When Andy Richter left the show, Max became Conon's "second banana".
March 3, 2014......Looking for a TV personality......
1. Of all the people who do what this Queens, New York boy does on TV, many consider him to be the most knowledgeable.
2. About two years ago, he stirred up some controversy during an NFL game.
3. ...and no, he's not giving you the evil eye.
During a segment on the Sunday Night Football halftime show on December 2, 2012, he went on an anti-gun rant, which many considered to be completely out of place.
He was sidelined with an eye infection while anchoring coverage of the Sochi Olympics.
February 28, 2014.......Looking for a singer/songwriter/musician.....
1. He recorded a minor string of successful hits in the mid to late 1990s./
2. His kid is in the business.
3. He's probably had more success as a songwriter than a singer. Over the years, he has written or co-written songs for Brooks & Dunn, Joe Nichols, Blake Shelton, Rodney Atkins, Justin Moore, Billy Currington and Dustin Lynch, to name a few.
Answer: Rhett Akins
His son is Thomad Rhett.
February 27, 2014.......Looking for a famous landmark.....
1. This man-made landmark opened in the late 1800s.
2. If you're hungry, you can eat there.
3. At one point, it was the tallest man-made structure in the world.
Answer: The Eiffel Tower
During it's contruction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to assume the title of the tallest man-made struction in the world, a title it held for 41 years until the Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930.
It has restaurants on the first and second levels.
February 26, 2014........Looking for a city....
1. This city once hosted the Winter Olympics.
2. Their annual Snow Festival draws more than 2 million tourists from around the world.
3. Skiing remains a major sport in this city. With almost all children, skiing is a part of the school curriculum.
Sapporo hosted the Winter Olympics in 1972.
February 25, 2014........Looking for a ceremonial tradition.....
1. The Germans started it.
2. Here in the United States, we do not participate in it.
3. Because it is difficult to perfect, it is usually reserved for special ceremonial occasions only.
February 24, 2014......Looking for a form of competition........
1. Only two people at a time can compete in this form of competition.
2. Among the pros, injuries often occur.
3. Among the female division, a young lady from Sweden is onsidered one of the best.
Answer: Arm Wrestling
Heidi Andersson is a female armwrestler from Sweden who has won nine world championships between 1998 and 2011.
February 21, 2014..........Looking for a business/company....
1. This company got their start in the early 1900s and is still around today.
2. This is not a permanent venue. They are constantly on the road.
3. They were the focal point of a major disaster in the mid 1940s involving almost 9,000 people. More than 100 people were killed.
Answer: Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus
The Hartford Circus Fire occurred on July 6, 1944 in Hartford, Connecticut during an afternoon performance that was attended by approximately 8,700 people. It was one of the worst fire disasters in the history of the United States. More than 100 people were killed.
February 20. 2014.......Looking for a city........
1. It is located in the southeastern part of the United States and is the third largest city of it's state.
2. This city has almost a half a dozen professional sports teams.
3. A suburb of this city is one one the most bizarre towns in American, where at one point, you would've found Percilla the Monkey Girl, Grady the Lobster Boy and a number of other oddities.
Answer: Tampa, Florida
Tampa has a number of sports teams, such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL, the Tampa Lightning of the NHL, the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League, the Tampa Bay Rays in Major League Baseball and the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League.
Gibsonton, Florida is a suburb of Tampa and was famous as a side-show wintering town where various people of the carnival business would spend the off-season.
February 19, 2014......Looking for a singer/songwriter/musician.......
1. This Maryland girl is not county. She has won multiple Grammys, multiple American Music Awards and multiple Billboard Music Awards.
2. One of those Grammys was for Best New Artist, but that was back in the early 90s.
3. She once posed nude, despite the fact that she started her career as a gospel singer. She also has her own so-called reality show.
Answer: Toni Braxton
She won a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1993.
She is the star of her own so-called reality TV show (Braxton Family Values) on WE TV
February 18, 2014........Looking for an actor.......
1. Most people probably believe he was not born in this country, but he was. He was born in California.
2. He is no longer with us.
3. As an actor, he also became an American pop culture icon.
Answer: Bruce Lee
February 17, 2014........Looking for a singer/songwriter.....
1. As a songwriter, she once won a Grammy for Country Song Of The Year.
2. In the early 90s, she was diagnosed with a very serious disease.
3. About 10 years ago, she hosted a TV talk show. It only lasted 2 seasons.
Answer: Naomi Judd
In 1991, she was diagnosed with Hepatitis C.
In November 2005, she began hosting "Naomi's Morning", a talk show that aired on Sunday mornings on the Hallmark Channel. The show lasted two seasons.
She won a Grammy for her song "Love Can Build a Bridge".
February 14, 2014.......Looking for a celebrity's daughter.....
1. She has aspirations of making it as a singer, but so far, hasn't really made much headway in that area.
2. She is her mother's only child and was named after her mother's favorite store.
3. Although both of her parents (no longer married) are famous, her father is MORE famous. In fact, he has his own TV show.
Answer: Tiffany Trump
She is the daughter of Donald Trump and Marla Maples.
February 13, 2014.......Looking for a singer/songwriter/musician........
1. This multiple Grammy Award-winner is not country and apparently, pretty smart. She graduated high school when she was only 16 with very high marks.
2. She lists Ludwig Van Beethoven as her greatest musical influence.
3. Two years ago, she was one of the many entertainers who performed at The Concert For Sandy Relief to benefit victims of Hurricne Sandy.
Answer: Alicia Keys
February 12, 2014........Looking for a singer......
1. She's not country. In fact, she's in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
2. She's won multiple Grammys and denies rumors about being abandoned by her mother when she was just a little over 5 years of age.
3. Throughout the years, she's had an on-going battle with her weight and a few years ago, had a serious health scare, but has been very reluctant to discuss it in detail in public.
Answer: Aretha Franklin
February 11, 2014.......Looking for an author....
1. He was not born in this country. He was French.
2. Although most of his books were written in the 1800s, some of them are still considered science fiction classics to this day.
3. His works are often confused with those of H.G. Wells.
Answer: Jules Verne
He wrote "Around The World In 80 Days", "From Earth To The Moon", "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" and "Journey To The Center Of The Earth".
February 5, 2014.......Looking for a form of recreation......
1. You would only do this outdoors.
2. The health benefits of participating in this form of recreation have been confirmed by many studies.
3. Despite that, there are hazards as well.
July 31, 2013........Looking for an organization........
1. This international organization got it's start in the late 1940s and is headquartered in Switzerland.
2. This organization employs about 8,500 people in almost 150 different countries. You cannot work for them if you smoke.
3. They are financed by member countries (we're one of them) and also by privare donors. Last year, the United States contributed $110 million.
Answer: WHO - World Health Organization
November 19, 2013....Looking for an actress......
1. She's a vegetarian, but she is also a heavy smoker.
2. She's left-handed, but learned to write with her right hand in order to accurately portray one of her most famous roles, which won her an Oscar.
3. At one point, she was one of THEE top-earning actresses. Her current net worth is estimated to be almost $150 million.
Answer: Julia Roberts
She learned to write right-handed in order to portray Erin Brockovich.
September 27, 2013........Looking for something we eat......
1. Contrary to popular belief, it is NOT Spanish in origin. It's Arabic in origin.
2. Obviously, you can eat it anytime, but you would probably be more likely to eat it in hotter weather.
3. When it comes to the recipe, there are probably 100 variations.