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Proper Way To Grill A Hot Dog This Fourth Of July [VIDEO]

With just a skewer and a knife, cook a hot dog perfectly and maximize its taste this Fourth of July holiday. Learn the weiner spiral-cut here:

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((anthonycramp via flickr))

Tips From the Pros On How to Prevent Firework Fires

Montana State Fire Marshal, Allen Lorenz, is asking all Montanans to help prevent forest fires this 4th of July by not lighting any fireworks. Is this something you can do? While many of us will inevitably buy fireworks to celebrate, I think we can all agree that we don’t want to start any more fires. That’s why I reached out to the firework distributors to ask what they are doing to help prevent fires from starting.

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Amblin Entertainment/20th Century Fox/Universal Pictures
Amblin Entertainment/20th Century Fox/Universal Pictures

Patriotic American Movies: 10 Films That Honor the USA

For all the industries that have been shipped overseas, America is still the entertainment capital of the world. And what better way to celebrate our great nation than with its greatest exports?

In honor of July 4th, here are 10 patriotic classics that are sure to turn the silver screen red, white and blue.

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Gallatin County Fairgrounds stage
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New Stage At The Fairgrounds Set To Go For The 4th Of July Celebration

The Bozeman Symphony will be performing (rain, snow or shine) at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds on the 4th of July, thanks to this new stage with canopy.

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This Day in History for July 4 – Declaration of Independence Signed and More

Hereís a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776 ñ The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress (More info)

1886 ñ The people of France offer the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 4 – Geraldo Rivera, Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Geraldo Rivera
Age: 68
Occupation: Attorney, Journalist, and TV Personality
Known For: Hosting eleven seasons of 'Geraldo' and famously spending several hours on live TV opening up Al Capone's alleged "buried treasure trove" only to find nothing but air inside

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino
Age: 30
Occupation: Embarrassing his fellow Italian-Americans
Known For: Appearing on the MTV reality show 'Jersey Shore' and a rather cringe-worthy stint on season 11 of 'Dancing with the Stars'

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Sunday Brunch- 6.3.11- Happy Fourth of July

Have a great 4th of July! More later- headed up to Big Sky. Till next week-thanks for listening- L.


Ray La Montagne- For the Summer- God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise

Shawn Colvin- Don’t You Think I Feel it Too-Live

Cat Stevens- Katmandu- Classics

Wilco- Sky Blue Sky- Sky Blue Sky

Nick Drake- One of These Things First- Bryter Layter

Gillian Welch- One More Dollar- Revival

Paul Simon- American Tune- There Goes Rymin Simon

Delbert McClinton- Have A Little Faith in Me- Never Been Rocked Enough

Colin Hay- Beautiful World- Man@Work

Kelly Joe Phelps- Lass of Loch Royale-Beggars Oil EP

Lucy Kaplansky- Over the Hills- Red House 25th Anniversary

Chris Whitley & Jeff Lang- Motion Bride- Dislocation Blues

Gillian Welch- The Way It Goes- Harrow and the Harvest

Richard Thompson- Persuasion- Live at Grand Targhee 2004

Brandi Carlisle- Hallelujah- Live

Ivan & Aloysha-Glorify- Fathers Be Kind

Rodney Crowell- The Rock of My Soul- Houston Kid

Sarah Jarosz- ring Them Bells/Annabelle Lee- Follow Me Down

Carrie Rodriguez and Ben Kane- If I Needed You

Little Feat- Willin’- GH

Whiskeytown- 16 Days- Whiskeytown

Lynn Miles- Hour Drive- Love Sweet Love

Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett- Free/Into the Mystic- Crossroads

Martin Sexton-Long Haul- Sugarcoating

Jonah Smith- World Without Love- Brooklyn Session

Jackson Brown- I Am a Patriot- World in Motion

Lyle Lovett- Record Lady- I Love Everybody

Indigo Girls- Least Complicated- Indigo Girls

Norah Jones- Cold Cold Heart- Come Away With Me

Bonnie Raitt- Give it Up or Let Me Go- Give it Up

Martin Sexton- Happy- Live

Greg Brown- Two Little Feet- Further In

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers- The Great Remember/Yellow Backed Fly- Rare Bird Alert

Jackson Brown- My Stunning Mystery Companion- Solo Acoustic Vol 2


The Biggest Fireworks Displays Across the Country

Forget about the dawn's early light, this Fourth of July is all about the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air and maybe even a couple of spiders. Those are the ones that, well, look kind of like a spider, anyway.

In honor of

Photo by flickr user Beverly & Pack
Photo by flickr user Beverly & Pack

Have Fun This 4th Of July, But Be Careful And Remember What It’s All About

I recently posted about my simple requests for a happy July 4th but forgot to mention the importantance of reflecting this time of year. This dawned on me last night while watching Saving Private Ryan. Every year sometime between Memorial Day and July 4th I like to watch a good American war flick. I know a movie could never truly give a guy like me, who has never officially served our country, an insight into what that's like but it helps me remember why I have the rights and freedoms I do.

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10 Adorable Kids Singing ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ [VIDEOS]

For a professional singer, there are few gaffes more embarrassing than flubbing a line from 'The Star Spangled Banner.' (Are you listening, Christina Aguilera?) But when these pint-sized patriots get caught

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Photo by flickr user nigelhowe
Photo by flickr user nigelhowe

Name A Better Way To Spend A 4th Of July In The Gallatin Valley

For me, it's gotta be an early afternoon float on the Madison followed by a barbeque (at a neighbor's house) that lasts into the night for a good bang (fireworks people, have some respect for our Independence Day).

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Roger Kisby, Getty Images
Roger Kisby, Getty Images

10 America-Themed Songs for the Fourth of July

American popular music has been around since before America even declared its independence. ‘Yankee Doodle,’ anyone? That classic was sung by Colonial American soldiers as early as The French and Indian War.

Since then, our country has established one of the richest musical traditions in the world. Many songs even deal with America itself, from ‘God Bless America’ to ‘God Bless the USA.’

Here’s a list of 10 to add to your Fourth of July playlist.

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