Academy Awards Highlights: John Legend and Common perform Oscar winning song from Selma

February 26, 2015
John Legend and Common won an Oscar for Best Original Song for "Glory" from the movie"Selma." Their performance of the song Sunday night at the Academy Awards was a highlight of the night. Legend gave a moving speech that many will remember fior years to come.
 
Check out an excerpt from his speech and the performance below:


 John Legend and Common: Glory from Selma at 87th Academy Awards


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Ride based on 'The Lego Movie' coming to Legoland

Fresh off the heels of the super successful "The Lego Movie," a ride based on the popular movie is coming to Legoland later this year.
In a press release announcing the ride, the top brass behind the project had this to say:
Merlin Entertainments Chief Executive Officer Nick Varney:
“We’re excited to be partnering with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The LEGO Group on such a, dare I say, awesome, adventure. Emmet and Wyldstyle have become immensely popular at our theme parks and Discovery Centers across the globe and bringing this new 4D movie exclusively to our guests continues our Merlin philosophy of creating memorable family experiences.”
Jill Wilfert, Vice President of Licensing and Entertainment for the LEGO Group:
“More than a film, The LEGO Movie became an anthem for creative building, inspiring families around the world to pull their LEGO collections out and piece together their imaginations. I know that LEGOLAND guests are going to love seeing these characters in a fun, new adventure.”
This new 4D film will be ready for parks and Discovery Centers in North America, Asia and Europe later this year.
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Christina Aguilera does Britney, Cher and Shakira on 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

February 25, 2015
If you ever needed more proof that Christina Aguilera is one of the most talented vocalist ever, here is more. "The Voice" coach stopped by The Tonight Show to promote Season 8 of her show and while there got into a game of "Wheel of Musical Impressions" with Jimmy.

Christina impersonated Cher singing a Folgers Coffee jingle, Britney Spears singing “This Little Piggy” and as Shakira, she sang on the Golden Girls theme. Jimmy also does impressions of David Bowie and Michael McDonald singing “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “Itsy Bitsy Spider” respectively.

It's no stranger that Christina is so talented. She famously hosted "Saturday Night Live" were she played a number of characters including Samantha from "Sex and the City."

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Dancing with the Stars cast revealed for Season 20

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"Dancing with the Stars" revealed the cast lineup for the new season this morning during Good Morning America. With the exception of Patti LaBelle and Suzanne Somers, many of the names revealed had many viewers thinking "Who?"

Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews return as the show's hosts while the judging panel continues with Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Julianne Hough. Veteran judge, Len Goodman, will make special appearances throughout the season.

Below are the celebrities that are competing and their pro partners:

  • Music icon Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev
  • TV star and exercise gear promoter Suzanne Somers with Tony Dovolani
  • Actress Rumer Willis, the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, with Valentin Chmerkovskiy
  • NFL star Michael Sam with Peta Murgatroyd
  • Hunger Games actress Willow Shields with Mark Ballas
  • Iraq war veteran and double amputee Noah Galloway with Sharna Burgess
  • Shark Tank investor Robert Herjavec with Kym Johnson
  • Retired Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin with Derek Hough
  • Former Glee cast member and R5 bassist Riker Lynch with Allison Holker
  • Model and Carl’s Jr. commercial actress Charlotte McKinney with Keo Motsepe
  • Rapper and part of the musical duo LMFAO RedFoo with Emma Slater
Watch the 10th anniversary premiere Monday, March 16 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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Bryan Adams announces summer 30th anniversary tour


BRYAN ADAMS ANNOUNCES U.S. DATES FOR 30TH ANNIVERSARY RECKLESS TOURRocker Bryan Adams is hitting the road this spring to mark celebrate the 30th anniversary of his iconic album,"Reckless." The tours begins April 11 in Houston, before hitting New York City, Las Vegas, Chicago, Dallas and more. 
 

Tickets go on sale starting Feb. 28 at www.livenation.com. A complete list of tour dates is below.
Adams will be performing a set that will honor not only the 30th anniversary of Reckless — a deluxe version of which was released late last year featuring exclusive expanded bonus material and also his  catalog of his timeless rock classics.

His 1984 iconic release produced a record six huge hits: "Run to You," "Kids Wanna Rock," "Somebody," "Summer of '69," "One Night Love Affair" and "It's Only Love," a duet with Tina Turner. "Reckless" also gave Adams his first U.S. #1 on Billboard with "Heaven," as well as a Diamond Award for over a million copies sold in Canada

Adams' has received a number of awards in this career, including Academy Awards, Golden Globes and Grammy Awards. He has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been inducted into Wembley's Square of Fame.

BRYAN ADAMS RECKLESS 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR – U.S. DATES
All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.
Sat Apr 11
Houston, TX
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (on sale Feb. 28)
Sun Apr 12
Dallas, TX
Allen Event Center (on sale Feb. 28)
Tue Apr 14
Tulsa, OK
Hard Rock
Wed Apr 15
St. Louis, MO
Fox Theatre
Fri Apr 17
Atlanta, GA
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
Sat Apr 18
Raleigh, NC
Red Hat Amphitheater (on sale Feb. 28)



Sat May 16
Las Vegas, NV
Mandalay Bay Arena (on sale TBA)
Mon May 18
Albuquerque, NM
Sandia Resort & Casino Amphitheater (on sale TBA)
Tue May 19
Phoenix, AZ
Comerica Theatre (on sale TBA)
Wed May 20
San Diego, CA
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre (on sale TBA)
Fri May 22
Irvine, CA
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (on sale TBA)
Sat May 23
San Francisco, CA
Shoreline Amphitheatre (on sale TBA)



Fri Jun 19
Bethel, NY
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (on sale TBA)
Sat Jun 20
Gilford, NH
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
Mon Jun 22
New York, NY
Beacon Theatre (on sale TBA)
Thu Jun 25
Nashville, TN
The Woods Amphitheater At Fontanel
Fri Jun 26
Greenville, SC
Charter Spectrum Amphitheatre
Sat Jun 27
Charleston, SC
Family Circle Tennis Center



Thu Jul 23
Detroit, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre (on sale TBA)
Fri Jul 24
Cleveland, OH
Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park (on sale TBA)
Sat Jul 25
Chicago, IL
FirstMerit Bank Pavilion (on sale TBA)
Tue Jul 28
Harrington, DE
Delaware State Fair
Wed Jul 29
Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (on sale TBA)
Thu Jul 30
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center (on sale TBA)



Sat Aug 1
Uncasville, CT

Mohegan Sun Arena (on sale TBA)


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Spike Lee, Dustin Hoffman, Alec Baldwin to appear to TCM Classic Film Festival

February 18, 2015
 TCM Classic Film Festival is set to return to Hollywood from Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29, 2015. In addition to previously announced celebrities expected to attend, including Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Ann-Margaret, the festival has added Hollywood heavyweights Spike Lee, Dustin Hoffman and Alec Baldwin to the line up. Over four days and nights, attendees will be treated to an extensive lineup of great movies, appearances by legendary stars and filmmakers, fascinating presentations and panel discussions, special events and more.

The theme for the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival will be History According to Hollywood:

The Old West. Medieval England. Ancient Rome. Hollywood has found endless inspiration in re-creating historical moments and bringing to life the heroes and villains of the past, creating a form of time travel for audiences through the ages and around the world. These films, however, are not always true to the historical record. Filmmakers have often created works about the past that are a reflection of the period in which they were made, or change facts to suit a particular storyline. The 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival will explore how cinema has shaped how we view – and remember – history.

Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz both return as hosts. Screenings and events during the festival will be held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatresand the Egyptian Theatre, as well as other Hollywood venues. 

Some featured movies are:

Malcolm X (1992) – Featuring an appearance by director Spike Lee
Directed and co-written for the screen by Spike Lee and based on the autobiography by Malcolm X and Alex Haley, this epic drama earned Denzel Washington an Oscar nomination for his riveting performance in the title role as the still influential 1960s freedom fighter.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – Featuring an appearance by film editor Anne V. Coates, ACE
Peter O’Toole makes one of the greatest screen debuts starring in the title role of director David Lean’s epic about a bold young WWI British officer who unites Arab tribesmen against the mighty Turkish empire.

Out of Sight (1998) – Featuring an appearance by film editor Anne V. Coates, ACE
Romantic sparks fly between an escaped bank robber (George Clooney) and a kidnapped U.S. Marshal (Jennifer Lopez) in this big screen adaption of the Elmore Leonard novel directed by Steven Soderbergh.

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'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' hits theaters March 6

"The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" hits theaters on March 6. Directed by John Madden, the movie stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tina Desai, Lillete Dubey with David Strathairn and Richard Gere.
Check out the trailer:




Below is the synopsis:

Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) and Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) have a dream of expansion, and they’ve found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) venture into the Jaipur workforce, wondering where their regular breakfast dates will lead. Meanwhile, Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) navigate the swirling waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two very eligible suitors, and recent arrival Guy Chambers (Richard Gere) finds a muse in Sonny’s mother, Mrs. Kapoor (Lillete Dubey) for his next novel. As his marriage to Sunaina (Tina Desai), the love of his life, quickly approaches, Sonny finds his plans for the new hotel making more claims on his time than he has available. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is Muriel, the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the big day nears, family and guests alike find themselves swept up in the irresistible intoxication of an Indian wedding.


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Eddie Murphy refused to play Bill Cosby during SNL 40th anniversary? [Report]

When Eddie Murphy returned to Saturday Night Live over the weekend as part of the all star tribute for the program's 40th anniversary, fans of his sketches which created such memorable characters as Gumby, Mr. Robinson and Buckwheat among other, were disappointed that he didn't perform live.

Now thanks to fellow SNL alum Norm Macdonald, we may now know why. Macdonald took to Twitter to say that Murphy was approached to play Bill Cosby during the Celebrity Jeopardy but would not do it. Keenan Thompson ended up doing the sketch instead.

Read Macdonald's tweets below:















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Grammy Awards 2015: Beck takes Grammy night winning 3 awards including Album of the Year

February 9, 2015
Beck at 57th Grammy Awards
Photo: CBS
The 57th Grammy Awards are taking place live tonight in Los Angeles at The Staple Center. So far Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, and Rosanne Cash are the night's most honored artists with three Grammys each. Rookie artist Sam Smith is the night's big winner with four Grammys including Record and Song of the Year.

In the highly anticipated Album of the Year Category, the artists competing for the Grammy were “Morning Phase” by Beck (Beck Hansen, Producer), “Beyonce” by Beyonce featuring Jay-Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, more, “X” by Ed Sheeran, “In the Lonely Hour” by Sam Smith and “Girl” by Pharrell Williams.

“I want to thank everyone,” the Capitol Records recording artist said onstage upon receiving the award. “We made this record at my house, so I’d like to thank my kids for letting me keep them up at night. I’d also like to thank Dave Campbell for helping me with the record… I’d also like to thank the musicians and producers for voting for my album.” The singer also took home three Grammys earlier in the evening for Best Rock Album, Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and now Album of the Year for his record “Morning Phase.”

Beck almost received a “Taylor Swift/Kanye West” moment when West playfully took the stage with Beck the same way he did years ago when Swift won the Album of the Year Grammy.

Oscar and Grammy winner, Prince presented the award. As usual, living music icon received a standing ovation when he took the stage. Not one to mince words, the prolific singer and performer took the time to remind the in-house audience and the millions of viewers around the world that “Like books and black lives, albums matter.”

Beck was previously nominated for Album of the Year for his 1997 release “Odelay” and won two previous Grammys for Best Rock Performance and Best Alternative Music Performance for “Odelay.”

This article was originally published February 2015 on Axs.com.

Grammys 2015: Premiere Ceremony recap and winners list

February 8, 2015
The Premiere Ceremony of the 57th Grammy Awards was held live ahead of the CBS telecast and hosted by country music artist Hunter Hayes.

Some of the night’s winners included Weird Al Yankovic, who won Best Comedy Album for "Mandatory Fun," and gospel singer Erica Campbell, who had her first win outside of her popular group, Mary Mary for her solo effort "Help."

“It feels different winning alone,”  Campbell said backstage. “When I was recording the album I was really missing my sister, Tina. I had to find my own confidence. We both complement other really well.” The singer also mentioned that her sister would be releasing a solo album as well.

Joan Rivers received a Grammy posthumously for her Spoken Word Album, "Diary of a Mad Diva." Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, was on-hand to accept the award on behalf of her mother.

Beyonce took home two Grammys for her album "Beyonce." Another big winner was Eminem who took home the Grammy for Best Rap Album for "The Marshall Mathers LP2," his first album after a long break. The Oscar-winning rapper also took home a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “The Monster” featuring Rihanna.

The night’s most memorable award went to Best Music Film winner, “20 Feet From Stardom.” One of the recipients of the award, Gil Friesen, passed away after a long battle with leukemia. Friesen’s teenage son, Theo, accepted the award on his father’s behalf. The speech he gave received the night’s standing ovation. “20 Feet From Stardom” also won the Academy Award last year for Outstanding Documentary.

“The idea for the project came from Gil,” said singer Lisa Fischer, who was one of the background singers featured in the film. “It feels like he was still here.” Fischer, who sings background for The Rolling Stones, also thanked Friesen for giving her and her fellow background singers, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Judith Hill and Darlene Love, a second chance with the making of the film.

Performances in the Premiere Ceremony included Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber, Ana Tijoux, Nathan East, Robert Glasper, Billy Hart, Joe Lovan, Angie Fisher and Old Crow Medicine Show.

Below is a list of early winners:

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE - A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera, “Say Something”

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Cheek To Cheek

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE - Carrie Underwood, “Something In The Water”

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE - The Band Perry, “Gentle On My Mind

BEST COUNTRY SONG - Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell), “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE - Kendrick Lamar, “I”

BEST RAP ALBUM - Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP2

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE - Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner, “Jesus Children”

BEST R&B SONG - Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko, songwriters (Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z), “Drunk In Love”

BEST R&B ALBUM - Toni Braxton & Babyface, Love, Marriage & Divorce

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM - Pharrell Williams, G I R L

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE - Jack White, “Lazaretto”

BEST ROCK SONG - Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore), “Ain’t It Fun”

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM - St. Vincent, St. Vincent

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE - Tenacious D, “The Last In Line”

BEST COMEDY ALBUM - “Weird Al” Yankovic, Mandatory Fun

BEST BLUES ALBUM - Johnny Winter, Step Back

BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM - The Earls Of Leicester, The Earls Of Leicester

BEST MUSIC VIDEO - Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

BEST MUSIC FILM - Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill, 20 Feet From Stardom

BEST DANCE RECORDING - Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne, “Rather Be”

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM - Aphex Twin, Syro

BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM (INCLUDES POETRY, AUDIO BOOKS & STORYTELLING) - Joan Rivers, Diary Of A Mad Diva

BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM - Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer, Bass & Mandolin

BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO - Chick Corea, soloist, “Fingerprints”

BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM - Dianne Reeves, Beautiful Life

BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM - Chick Corea Trio, Trilogy

BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM - Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Life In The Bubble

BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM - Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, The Offense Of The Drum

BEST LATIN POP ALBUM - Rubén Blades, Tangos

BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM - Calle 13, Multiviral

BEST REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM (INCLUDING TEJANO) - Vicente Fernández, Mano A Mano - Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernández

BEST TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM - Carlos Vives, Más + Corazón Profundo

BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE/SONG - Smokie Norful, “No Greater Love”

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE/SONG - Lecrae Featuring For King & Country, “Messengers”

BEST GOSPEL ALBUM - Erica Campbell, Help

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM - For King & Country, Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.

BEST ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM - Mike Farris, Shine For All The People

BEST NEW AGE ALBUM - Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman, Winds Of Samsara

BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM - Jo-El Sonnier, The Legacy

BEST AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE - Rosanne Cash, “A Feather’s Not A Bird”

BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG - Rosanne Cash, “A Feather’s Not A Bird”

BEST AMERICANA ALBUM - Rosanne Cash, The River & The Thread

BEST FOLK ALBUM - Old Crow Medicine Show, The Remedy

BEST REGGAE ALBUM - Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta

BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM - Angelique Kidjo, Eve

BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM - Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell & Billy Jay Stein, producers (Carole King, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA - Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall & Chris Montan, compilation producers, Frozen

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA - Alexandre Desplat, composer, The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA - Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel), “Let It Go”

BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM - Neela Vaswani, I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai)

BEST SURROUND SOUND ALBUM - Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Beyoncé Knowles, surround producer (Beyoncé), Beyoncé

BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL - Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer (John Legend), “All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)”

BEST INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION - John Williams, composer, The Book Thief

BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTAL OR A CAPPELLA - Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers (Pentatonix), ”Daft Punk”

BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTS AND VOCALS - Billy Childs, arranger (Billy Childs Featuring Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma), “New York Tendaberry”

BEST RECORDING PACKAGE - Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix & Jerome Turner, art directors (Pearl Jam), Lightning Bolt

BEST ALBUM NOTES - Ashley Kahn, album notes writer (John Coltrane), Offering: Live At Temple University

BEST HISTORICAL ALBUM - Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Hank Williams), The Garden Spot Programs, 1950

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL - Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Beck), Morning Phase

BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, CLASSICAL - Michael Bishop, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer (Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus), Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL - Max Martin

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, CLASSICAL - Judith Sherman

BEST OPERA RECORDING - Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble), “Charpentier: La Descente D’Orphée Aux Enfers”

BEST ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE - David Robertson, conductor (St. Louis Symphony), “Adams, John: City Noir”

BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE - Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare), “The Sacred Spirit Of Russia”

BEST CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE - Hilary Hahn & Cory Smythe, “In 27 Pieces - The Hilary Hahn Encores”

BEST CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO - Jason Vieaux, “Play”

BEST CLASSICAL SOLO VOCAL ALBUM - Anne Sofie Von Otter; Bengt Forsberg, accompanist (Carl Bagge, Margareta Bengston, Mats Bergström, Per Ekdahl, Bengan Janson, Olle Linder & Antoine Tamestit), Douce France

BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM - Partch; John Schneider, producer, Partch: Plectra & Percussion Dances

BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL COMPOSITION - John Luther Adams, composer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony), “Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean”

The remaining categories will be announced on the live telecast tonight beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Keep up with the latest Grammy news on TVMusicNetwork.net 

Grammy Awards 2015: Pentatonix wins first Grammy

It's a memorable night for vocal group Pentatonix. The acapella quintet won their first Grammy tonight at the 2015 Grammy Awards. The category they won for was Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for "Daft Punk," a medley of their songs off their PTX, Vol. II recording.

The band spoke about how surreal it was for them to accept an award for the song. "This is the most exciting thing that's ever happened to us," member Scott Hoying said in his acceptance speech. The group’s video for the 7-song medley has received more than 105 million views on YouTube.

"We recorded this in the back of a closet and now we are Grammy winners," the band said. "This just proves that anything is possible."

The group’s latest album, That’s Christmas To Me, was one of the best-selling holiday albums this season. “Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy,” “White Winter Hymnal,” “Winter Wonderland / Don’t Worry Be Happy,” and “Silent Night” are some of their songs on the record. Also, all four of their albums were on the Billboard Top 200 Chart at the same time, That’s Christmas To Me, PTXmas, PTX Vol. III and PTX Vol. I.

The quintet group which consists of members Avi Kaplan, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, and Kevin Olusola, first came onto the music scene as winners of the third season of “The Sing-Off” on NBC. The group members met for the first time just a few days before auditioning for the show.

Last year’s highlights for the group include performances at the Hollywood Christmas Parade and a cross-country tour.

'Justice League: Throne of Atlantis' now available on DVD/Blu-ray

February 1, 2015
"Justice League: Throne of Atlantis," from the DC Universe Original Movies series is now on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD.

In "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis," Cyborg discovers an imminent threat in the depths of the oceans so powerful that it rallies together the newly formed Justice League. Meanwhile, wandering thousands of feet above the ocean floor is drifter Arthur Curry, a man with strange powers who may be the last chance to bridge the ancient Atlantean world with our own. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League must band together as they face off against warmongering Orm, an army of sea creatures, otherworldly weapons and perilous odds. In this all-new epic adventure from the DC Universe, mankind’s only hope of escaping from the darkness lies with the guiding light of a man – Aquaman!

The all-star cast includes Matt Lanter (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 90210) as Aquaman, Sam Witwer (Being Human, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Orm, Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Vegas, Life on Mars) as Batman, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs) as Flash, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Green Lantern, Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Rosario Dawson (Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me) as Superman, Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as Shazam, Sumalee Montano (Beware the Batman, Transformers Prime) as Mera, Sirena Irwin (Superman: Unbound) as Queen Atlanna, and Harry Lennix (Man of Steel, The Blacklist) as Manta.

Check out an interview below with actor Matt Lanter talking about Aquaman:



To get your copy, click on the link below:



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