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Update on Garth Brooks’ New Album

Garth Brooks’ next album, Fun, has been pushed back to an early 2020 release so as not to interfere with the November 1 release of his boxed set, The Legacy. The Legacy will include:

• 5 album titles on 7 vinyl records (No Fences, The Chase, In Pieces, Fresh Horses, and the 3 album set Triple Live)
• 7 remixed/remastered CDs
• CDs will include bonus tracks

Garth Brooks will release additional tickets for his November 16 concert in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Box Office Stars This Past Weekend

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil has knocked Joker out of the No. 1 spot at the box office, but just barely. Studios on Sunday estimate that the film starring Angelina Jolie grossed $36 million in North America and $117 million internationally in its first weekend in theaters. Joker landed in second place in its third weekend with $29.2 million.

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AAA Weekly Fuel Gage

Today’s national average of $2.64 is one penny more than last week, two cents more than last month and 21-cents cheaper than last year. Wisconsin remains below the national average, however, gas prices are fluctuating amid high refinery maintenance and low U.S. refinery utilization dropping to its lowest rate – 83% – since Sept. 2017. The tightening gasoline supplies is causing nearly half of all state gas price averages to increase on the week.

For the last four weeks in the Great Lakes and Central States, both gasoline stocks and regional refinery utilization have steadily decreased, contributing to the fluctuation in pump prices. EIA’s latest data for the week ending Oct. 11, measures total regional stocks at 50.5 million bbls and measures utilization at 86%, as compared to 53 million bbls and 100% utilization as of Sept. 6, 2019.

  Monday Sunday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago
National $2.648 $2.649 $2.653 $2.636 $2.852
Wisconsin $2.472 $2.482 $2.491 $2.580 $2.788
Appleton $2.383 $2.392 $2.382 $2.436 $2.696
Eau Claire $2.590 $2.610 $2.602 $2.740 $2.890
Green Bay $2.433 $2.443 $2.468 $2.538 $2.779
Janesville-Beloit $2.385 $2.392 $2.419 $2.509 $2.739
La Crosse $2.486 $2.484 $2.482 $2.576 $2.782
Madison $2.413 $2.421 $2.422 $2.534 $2.757
Milwaukee $2.393 $2.409 $2.427 $2.488 $2.719
Wausau $2.565 $2.563 $2.567 $2.667 $2.811
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Don Williams To Tour Post-Death…We’ll Explain!

Don Williams will become the first country artist to tour post-death as his touring band will be performing live with Don’s vocal and presence appearing via special technology. Don’s longtime manager (Robert Pratt) says, “Fans will experience something that is truly remarkable as they will see performance footage of Don that has rarely been seen.” He added that “all of Don’s vocals were taken from live recordings as they were performed around the world.”

Don Williams: Music & Memories of The Gentle Giant takes its residency at Nashville’s famed Schermerhorn Symphony Center for three nights starting October 31 and will reflect on the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s music, accompanied by the Nashville Symphony.