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Rich Warren: Reader's email response was a cut above the norm

While this column ranges far and wide, this response to a recent column took me by surprise:

'Duck Dynasty' stars coming to Danville for Kennekuk event

DANVILLE — Cellular One of East Central Illinois is bringing two stars of A&E's reality show "Duck Dynasty" to Danville to benefit the new $6 million Environmental Education Center at Kennekuk County Park.

Si Robertson and his nephew, Jase Robertson, will make two appearances at the David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St., Danville.

Rich Warren: A few more odds and ends about batteries

My recent battery column elicited a few sparks, but I cannot confirm the veracity of the two emails I received concerning exploding lithium batteries. These emails won't be printed until I can be sure of their honesty and objectivity.

Rich Warren: A reader wonders about best online streaming movie source

You want your movies, and you want them now. Not when the mail arrives. Not when the cable channel deigns to show them. Thus, this reader query:

Reluctant Townie: Still more musings on 'The Bachelor'

Yes, I know I've already written about "The Bachelor" once this year, and on top of that, this season of "The Bachelor" has been excruciatingly boring, the blame for which rests solely upon Bachelor Sean, who is basically a vanilla wafer with legs.

Gibson City man to be on 'American Pickers' in May

GIBSON CITY — Gibson City resident Ray Leisure and his collection of antiques will be featured in an episode of "American Pickers" that is scheduled to premiere May 27 on the History Channel, the show's producers said this week.

Rich Warren: The dog days aren't over -- and the dog's for sale

How much is that doggie in the window? Recently, we narrated the sorry tale of RCA, which owned the Nipper dog trademark in North America. Recently, the HMV Corporation in Great Britain, which owned the Nipper trademark for the United Kingdom, turned paws to the sky.

Rich Warren: Welcome to the salad days of Internet TV viewing choices

Which restaurant in town offers the best salad bar? One might offer more choices, but lack water chestnuts, which happen to be your favorite. Another might seem like a bargain, but serves wilted lettuce. No two salad bars in town array quite the same selection.

Home entertainment sources resemble a salad bar. Here's a reader letter that gets right down to the carrots:

Arts & Entertainment roundup

Tickets for Kid Cudi at UI Assembly Hall on sale Friday

CHAMPAIGN — General-public tickets for hip-hop artist Kid Cudi's March 30 performance at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday.

Rich Warren: Clearly, 3-D TV wasn't the hit makers expected

You voted with your wallets, and I commend you. The electronic pundit consensus conceded that 3-D TV fell flat. The electronics industry tried to foist 3-D television upon you for the past three years, and you weren't buying it.