Keener Today – March 12

Variety is reporting a star-studded tribute concert for the late Jimmy Buffett will take place at the Hollywood Bowl on April 11th, featuring Paul McCartney, the Eagles, Brandi Carlile, and many more. Pre-sale tickets go live Wednesday at 10 am PT, with general sales on Friday. This concert promises to be a fitting celebration of Buffett’s life and music.
Keener Birthdays include: Barbara Feldon (Get Smart) is 91 (in 2024) • Liza Minnelli is 78 (in 2024) • Mitt Romney is 77 (in 2024) • James Taylor is 76 (in 2024) • Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) is 64.
Though spring feels close, don’t plant your warm-weather garden yet! Experts at MSU say Frosts can linger well into spring.  Wait until after your area’s average last frost date to ensure your plants survive.  In the meantime, you can still plant cool-season crops like kale and peas.
A US News survey says Screens before bed disrupt your sleep cycle because the blue light tricks your brain into staying awake. This leads to poor sleep quality and feeling tired the next day. Try standing while using your phone before bed – when you want to sit or lay down, put the phone away and go to sleep.
Wired reports:  Starting at the end of April, Airbnb will no longer allow hosts to have security cameras inside their rental properties, citing a commitment to prioritizing guest privacy.
Did you know: Your refrigerator is a major energy user, but simple maintenance can lower your bill.  Replace worn-out door seals, clean the coils underneath, and defrost your freezer if it doesn’t do so automatically.  Finally, ensure good air circulation by spacing food out in your fridge and avoiding putting hot food inside.
Political campaigns send a massive number of texts to voters, and that number will likely surge for the 2024 election.  This shift is happening because young voters are more likely to respond to texts than calls.  To stop unwanted political texts, reply “STOP” or forward the message to 7726 (SPAM).
Many millennials aren’t having children because the cost of raising them is too high. says Childcare is a major expense, costing millennial parents an average of $665 per month.  Options to reduce childcare costs include using a dependent care FSA, seeking financial assistance, finding lower-cost childcare, or having a parent stay home with the child.
Today in: 1969 Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastmanat the register office in Marylebone, London, and again at the Anglican church in St. John’s Wood. None of his Beatles bandmates attend.
1988 Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” hits #1 in the US. The video, which really takes off two decades later with the Rickrolling trend, as webmasters point links to the song’s YouTube video to trick unsuspecting readers into watching it.
1969 Simon & Garfunkel are among the winners at the Grammy Awards, taking Record of the Year for “Mrs. Robinson.”  Glen Campbell wins Album of the Year for By The Time I Get To Phoenix.
1966 The theme song to the TV series Batman reaches its chart peak of #17. Brian Setzer still plays the Neal Hefti composition along with the theme from Hawaii 5-0 during his concerts.
The Detroit Institute of Arts has been voted the #1 Art Museum in the US by USA Today for two years running!  Explore over 65,000 works in its stunning Beaux-Arts setting, including must-sees like Diego Rivera’s ‘Detroit Industry Murals’ and Van Gogh’s ‘Self-Portrait’.  Don’t forget to check out their special Women’s History Month exhibit and grab a bite in the beautiful Kresge Court cafe.
Marshall Crenshaw