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Hey it’s Brent Carey. My day starts with a great workout, wild Muni bus ride to work, then it’s time to open the mic on KOIT 3-7pm. I love living in the city, hope to run into you soon at a Bay Area event!

by Brent Carey posted Dec 17 2014 11:40AM
The Star Wars Theme might seem like an unusual choice for a Christmas light show, but.. wow. Just watch. This house in Newark has been featured on Good Morning America and ABC's Great Christmas Light Fight. So how did he do it? From the YouTube description...

"I sequenced the show using LOR, mixed the music/sound effects with Digital Performer, and filmed it using a 35′ lift at 3am :) This is now my second year decorating. I built all the props using wood, metal, acrylic and corrugated plastic. I am a music/teacher director for a living (COVA Conservatory in Oakland and Centerville Presbyterian Church in Fremont), hence the massive instruments! If you look closely (especially during the Cantina song) the instruments are playing the real notes! The beams can be seen for miles but I went out of my way to avoid shining the beams on houses and flight paths.

The neighbors are very supportive especially since I use the display to raise money for the poor and homeless through my church. The guitar is 17′, the piano is 19′ and the drums are standard. About 12,500 channels running around 100,000 lights. Also, Come by and see it in person on the corner of Lafayette and Ruschin in Newark most nights from 6-10pm. Because of the light beams on the roof, I turn off the display in heavy rain."

Photo by Ginny, Flickr
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Location : FremontNewark
by Brent Carey posted Dec 16 2014 5:15PM
Oxford's all-male a cappella group Out of the Blue just released their version of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You". The video was filmed entirely on the Oxford campus. You may even recognize some of the background as the primary filming locations for the Hogwarts School from Harry Potter.

The song and video are a charity effort to benefit families requiring children hospice care in the U.K.

Photo by Jeff Golden, Flickr
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Location : Oxford
People : Jeff Golden
by Brent Carey posted Dec 15 2014 2:00PM
When 3-year-old Madyson Pohlman sat on Santa's lap she had one wish: Bring Daddy home for Christmas. There wasn't a dry eye in the house when Army Staff Sergeant Josh Pohlman magically appeared.

Photo by US Army Corps of Engineers, Flickr
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by Brent Carey posted Dec 12 2014 2:36PM
When they aren't pulling Santa's sleigh, these Reindeer reside at Como Park Zoo and Conservancy in Saint Paul, Minnesota. They have set up a live cam so you can always check and see how the Reindeer are doing as we get ready for Christmas!

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream
Photo by Heather Sunderland, Flickr
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Topics : Human Interest
Location : MinnesotaSaint Paul
by Brent Carey posted Dec 11 2014 2:11PM
The storm arrived early Thursday morning in the Bay Area...
Downtown Healdsburg was one of the flooded areas.

The storm took down trees around the Bay Area... But one thing was clear...

You don't mess with Christmas Photo by Kathy, Flickr
by Brent Carey posted Dec 10 2014 1:38PM
What would you do with unlimited pasta? Matt Tribe decided to give it away. After purchasing Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Pass, he realized he could really do some good by offering that pasta to the homeless. His "Random Acts of Pasta" mission took him all over Utah giving away 111 meals in 49 days.

It's a great example of the Christmas spirit and how one person can make a difference!

Photo by Benjamin Jopen, Flickr
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Location : Utah
by Brent Carey posted Dec 9 2014 4:34PM
You're driving along, you notice a police car behind you and there go the lights. It's a terrible feeling. The Police in Lowell Michigan however have been pulling people over for a different reason. Instead of handing out tickets, they've been giving out gifts.

This is part of the "Uplift Someone" Campaign by UP TV and the reactions are priceless!

Photo by Jennifer C, Flickr
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Topics : Human Interest
by Brent Carey posted Dec 8 2014 12:01PM
John Storms has been working on this amazing Christmas light display since February. The light show is set to Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" from Frozen and has been drawing big crowds to the house in Austin, Texas. This ultra green light display only costs $6 in electricity to run for the entire season!

Photo by mytdx, Flickr
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Location : AustinTexas
by Brent Carey posted Dec 5 2014 2:54PM
Some GREAT tips and tricks here to help you make this Christmas extra special.

Photo by Jimmie, Flickr
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Topics : Human Interest
by Brent Carey posted Dec 3 2014 1:48PM
Do you ever talk to your dog on the phone? Stanley the Airedale loves talking to his mama!

Photo by Lulu Hoeller, Flickr
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Topics : Human Interest
People : Lulu Hoeller
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