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2013 Grammy Nominees Announced

LOS ANGELES—Nominations for various award ceremonies are taking place left and right and this week the biggest award ceremony in the music industry, the Grammys announced contenders for this year.  Leading the pack of all nominees is rapper Jay-Z with a total of nine nominations including Best Rap Album. Followed closely behind were Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis,...

Taylor Swift Wins Big At American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES—The 2013 American Music Awards were held on Sunday, November 24 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and country darling Taylor Swift continued her domination of the music industry taking home a total of four AMA awards including Artist of the Year. When you think of music shows, this is one that is truly voted on by the...

Chris Brown Gets More Rehab

MALIBU―Singer Chris Brown was ordered by a judge to serve 90 days in a rehab facility on Wednesday, November 20. Brown was in court in relation to a previously scheduled probation hearing as a part of his 2009 conviction of assault against former girlfriend Rihanna. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin ordered the singer not only the 90...

Twitter, YouTube And More!

HOLLYWOOD—Hollywoodcelebrities turned to Twitter to voice their opinion regarding the country's government shutdown.U.S.citizens are confused, frustrated and rattled. From Sophia Bush to Kirstie Alley, some of the tweets were straightforward with total seriousness to just plain silly. The government shutdown began on October 1 and there seems to be no end in sight, as of press time. At first there...

Golden Loves Guitar

UNITED STATES—This video is pure magic. It was one sporadic take that led to the viral nature of the YouTube upload. Here were the events that led to the creation of the video starring the viral dog Bailey, the golden that truly loves guitar. I was hanging out at my friend’s house just strumming some guitar; when my friend left...

Timberlake Wins Big At Video Music Awards

BROOKYLN—Wow, it appears year after year, the hype for the MTV Video Music Awards builds to a fever pitch.  With Lady Gaga opening the show, to Katy Perry closing the ceremony, it was a music show not to be missed.  Lady Gaga reigned supreme with her opening number that dazzled the crowd as she sang her new hit “Applause.”...

Jack White’s Ex-Wife Granted Restraining Order

NASHVILLE—The ongoing custody dispute between Jack White and ex-wife Karen Elson intensified recently when the Davidson County Circuit Court granted Elson a restraining order against White based on allegations of harassment. According to court documents, Elson sought the order based on “fears for her and the children's safety as a result of this harassment.” The couple has been committed to...

Justin Timberlake Leads MTV VMA Nominees

NEW YORK—Prepare yourself music lovers for the next big awards show. The nominees for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards were announced on Wednesday, July 17 and leading the pack is triple threat Justin Timberlake with six nominations including Video of the Year.  Also on Justin’s coattails is Ryan Lewis and Macklemore who also grabbed six nods. Bruno Mars picked...

Kendrick Lamar, Drake Winners At BET Awards

HOLLYWOOD—Awards season is still a few months away, but in the music arena its in full-force as the 2013 BET Awards were held on Sunday, June 30 live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Big winners of the night included Kendrick Lamar who took home three awards including Best New Artist. Rapper Drake also had a good night taking...

“Unconscious State” Album Review

HOLLYWOOD—On Tuesday, July 2, Jon Connor released his anticipated album “Unconscious State." Connor dropped the 21-track album with a numerous amount of features throughout the album where he showcases his lyrical skill. He kicks the album off with “Unconscious State Prelude,” which is a instrumental that sets the somber and optimistic tone of the album. In the first track, “Unconscious...
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