About DAVE OSBORN
It was a trip to the movies that inspired Dave Osborn’s love for journalism. His parents took the then-11-year-old to see “”All the President’s Men” at a suburban Detroit theater. The next week, he bought his first notebook and the rest is history.
Osborn began working at his middle school newspaper and continued his journalism education at Michigan State University, where he worked his way up from intern to managing editor of The State News. It was at the East Lansing school where Osborn developed his green-and-white passion for the Spartans. He also cheers for all teams from his native Detroit, especially the Detroit Lions that he swears will be in the Super Bowl before long.
When he’s not editing stories, Osborn loves to spend time with his family, go to the movies, watch the TV show "24," read U.S. history and listen to everyone from The Who to Marvin Gaye and other Motown legends.
In The 239: Jay Phillips channels his inner Obama in standup show
Published 04/24/2014 at 10 a.m.
Jay Phillips joins Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence and Wanda Sykes as successful comedians from the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore area.
In The 239: The Roys bring 'raw, real' bluegrass to Naples
Published 04/23/2014 at 2:45 p.m.
The brother-sister duo are considered rising stars of bluegrass music and perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Norris Community Center, 755 Eighth Ave S., Naples.
Stargazer: Musicians are fans too, and one defends KISS
Published 04/23/2014 at noon
Bruce Springsteen swings into South Florida on Tuesday, and Boz Scaggs performs in Fort Myers next Wednesday.
In The 239: Korn to bring funk-metal sound to Fort Rock
Published 04/22/2014 at 10:10 a.m.
A crowd of more than 10,000 is expected to attend Fort Rock on Saturday.
In The 239: Fort Rock ready to roll next weekend at JetBlue
Published 04/17/2014 at 10 a.m.
This will be the second Fort Rock, after a successful music festival last year.
In The 239 Family Fun: Last call for Easter activities
Published 04/15/2014 at 9:30 a.m.
Last call for Easter activities this week.
Real-life 'mad women' discuss legacy of 'Mad Men' TV series
Published 04/12/2014 at 5 p.m.
As the popular, award-winning AMC series “Mad Men” begins its final season Sunday night, three women who worked at hihg-profile advertising agencies in the 1960s in Detroit, Chicago and New York recently offered their view of the show.
In The 239: Jimmie Van Zant continues Southern rock legacy
Published 04/10/2014 at 10 a.m.
Van Zant and his band will cap off Biker Florida Festival weekend at Dixie Roadhouse in Cape Coral.
In The 239: 'Stars On Ice' kicks off U.S. tour in style
Published 04/05/2014 at 12:19 a.m.
Charlie White and Meryl Davis, gold medal winners in Sochi, Russia, two months ago, proved they’re not at all rusty with a stellar performance Friday night.
In The 239: Duck Dynasty stars to visit Germain Arena in May
Updated 04/02/2014 at 7:27 p.m.
Tickets, starting at $39, go on sale Friday.
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