LIFE STORIES: Chance encounters take Quincy musician to national stage
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LIFE STORIES: Chance encounters take Quincy musician to national stage

Quincy native Bob Havens, 87, has been on TV somewhere in the country every Saturday night for more than half a century. From playing jazz in the clubs on New Orleans' famed Bourbon Street to becoming a fixture on the Lawrence Welk Show, playing the trombone with Welk's band each week for a national audience, music and chance encounters drove Havens' career.

LIFE STORIES: Van Ness on whirlwind journey as one of Fab Five on 'Queer Eye' reboot
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LIFE STORIES: Van Ness on whirlwind journey as one of Fab Five on 'Queer Eye' reboot

Jonathan Van Ness' role on Netflix's "Queer Eye" reboot has thrust him into a national spotlight, a far cry from his Midwest roots. Van Ness recently recapped the whirlwind journey that took him from being one of the few openly-gay kids in Quincy to being the "flamboyant" grooming expert on a Netflix show able to be streamed by the service's 100 million subscribers in 190 countries.

LIFE STORIES: Widowmaker survivor credits God
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LIFE STORIES: Widowmaker survivor credits God

Dennis Bergman knows the value of life. The 66-year-old Kahoka, Mo. native credits God with carrying him through a nearly-fatal heart attack that caused his heart to stop twice last fall.