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Dolphin Tale Movie Review

Cast: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr.

With expectations of a cute, family-friendly movie, I got so much more than I bargained for. Dolphin Tale is an uplifting, inspirational story that kept me smiling, laughing and even had me in tears.

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The Recording Academy Special Merit Awards

The Recording Academy® (http://www.grammy.com) announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year’s selections are: Allman Brothers Band, Glen Campbell, Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Jones, the Memphis Horns, Diana Ross and Gil Scott-Heron as Lifetime Achievement Award recipients; Dave Bartholomew, Steve Jobs and Rudy Van Gelder as Trustees Award honorees; and Celemony and Roger Nichols as Technical GRAMMY Award®honorees.  Read the rest of this entry

THE RECORDING ACADEMY® STATEMENT ON CESARIA EVORA

GRAMMY®-winning singer Cesaria Evora’s stirring voice touched people of all cultures, regardless of language and race. Her uncommon musical style brought her from her homeland of West Africa to Portugal, where she went on to share her unique melodies with the world, yet always remained connected to her roots. The music world has lost one of its most distinct voices, and our deepest sympathies extend to her family, friends, and all who were impacted by her global cultural significance.

Neil Portnow
President/CEO
The Recording Academy®

Statement from PepsiCO Regarding Can Design

Below is the response to my question regarding the can design found in the Middle East.

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39 ORIGINAL SONGS VIE FOR OSCAR’S 2011 PLAYLIST

Thirty-nine songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 84th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. Read the rest of this entry

THE 69TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION
2012 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

Nominees of the 69th Annual Golden Globe® Awards were announced this morning. Gerard Butler, Woody Harrelson, Rashida Jones and Sofia Vergara joined Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) President Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly for the announcement from the Beverly Hilton
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10 Live Action Shorts Advance in Oscar® Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards®. One hundred seven pictures had originally qualified in the category.  Read the rest of this entry

15 Features in Line for VFX Oscar®

15 films have been selected for consideration for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 84th Academy Awards®. Read the rest of this entry

NEW ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina was just 3 years old when her mother was driving her somewhere in their hometown of Rossville, Ga. The Dixie Chicks were on the radio, and when Mom turned it off and heard her daughter singing the song on her own — in pitch and with every word correct — she did what any perceptive parent would do: She bought her a Dixie Chicks karaoke package and encouraged her to keep singing.

Not much time has passed since then, but Alaina, 17, has blossomed into a singer of precocious technique and sensitivity. She has worked hard for this achievement, singing lead roles in school plays throughout elementary school and winning the talent competition of the Southern Stars Pageant at 8. At age 10, she took top prize in Orlando’s American Model and Talent Competition, beating out more than 1,500 participants, and at 12 Alaina made her first of many visits to Nashville’s Lower Broadway clubs — before 6 PM, of course.  Read the rest of this entry

The Recording Academy® To Host GRAMMY Artist Revealed™

The Recording Academy® To Host GRAMMY Artist Revealed™
Two-Time GRAMMY® WInner Darius Rucker
PRESENTED BY MASTERCARD®

WHO:
Two-time GRAMMY® winner Darius Rucker, frontman for Hootie & the Blowfish and current solo country artist, will provide fans with an intimate story of his musical journey in a unique, once-in-a-lifetime performance. Hootie & the Blowfish’s breakout album Cracked Rear View earned the band two GRAMMYs for Best New Artist and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal at the 37th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Rucker also earned success as a solo artist, topping the Billboard Country Charts with two No. 1 albums and five No.1 singles. Read the rest of this entry