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Gladys Knight to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta… (VIDEO)

NEWSFLASH!!! The NFL recently announced that R&B legend Gladys Knight will sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LIII. The seven-time Grammy Award winner issued a brief statement about her participation at this year’s event, which will be held on Feb. 3 at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz stadium. Details below… (more…) Related Posts Fans Feel Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl Performance Was “Disrespectful” To Prince… (VIDEO)T.I. Explains Why He’s Boycotting Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta… (VIDEO)A Sup...
Tags: Featured, Celebrities, News, NFL, Atlanta, Super Bowl, Justin Timberlake, National Anthem, Gladys Knight, Mercedes Benz, Atlanta Gossip


Trail Mix: Maya De Vitry – Song Premiere

Acoustic trio The Stray Birds have long been a favorite of mine. I first heard of the band on my one visit to IBMA, in 2013, and the band turned up on Trail Mix that same year for the first time. It was with sadness that I heard of the band’s dissolution some months ago, as their harmonies, songwriting, and instrumental prowess always impressed me. My sadness didn’t last long, however, as I discovered that Maya De Vitry – guitarist and singer of The Stray Birds – was dropping her debut solo rec...
Tags: Music, Sport, Pennsylvania, Cycling, Nashville, Montreal, Sam, Jason, Maya, Dan, IBMA, John McCutcheon, Trail Mix, Lindsay Lou, Courtney Hartman, Maya de Vitry


50 moments from 1969 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

It was the last year of the ’60s, and the last year for Boris Karloff, Judy Garland and the Beatles, too. But it was also the first year for Led Zeppelin, Jennifer Aniston, “Easy Rider” and Jay-Z, too. John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent part of it in bed in public. The Doors’ Jim Morrison spent part of it in jail. Moviegoers spent time watching “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” while at home they watched a brand-new show called “The Brady Bunch” about a brand-new kind of blended family, the youn...
Tags: Facebook, Music, TV, New York, Hollywood, London, Beyonce, Matthew Mcconaughey, Jack Nicholson, Congress, Abc, California, Jay Z, La, Stanford, White House


How To Take Advantage Of Memes, Memes, Memes, Memes...

As the realities of content and distribution continue to transform in the contemporary media economy, many artists and distributors have been forced to rethink their marketing strategy entirely. Here we look at memes have and could potentially be tapped as an effective marketing platform. ________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media As content and distribution rules shift in the new media ecosphere, brands – whether they're radio, TV, streaming, personalities, a...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Music, Taylor Swift, NFL, Chicago, Netflix, Guest Post, Sandra Bullock, North America, Wrigley, Richard Dawkins, Hyde Park, Music Business, Brian May, Variety


Southern California demonstrators join peers around the world for Women’s March 2019

Two years after millions of women flooded streets around the world to decry the election of President Donald Trump, a smaller but determined contingency shared messages of empowerment and equality during Women’s March events held Saturday from Santa Ana to London. Thousands of sign-carrying women, men and children hit the streets of Santa Ana for The Orange County Women’s March on Saturday, January 19, 2019. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Long Beach resident Corinda ...
Tags: Politics, New York, London, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, La, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Anjelica Huston, National Mall


Mass honors legacy of Martin Luther King at Los Angeles’ Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

A procession begins the service during the Annual Memorial Mass honoring the life and mission of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Monday, January 21 at 2:30 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W.Temple St., in Los Angeles. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) A procession begins the service during the Annual Memorial Mass honoring the life and mission of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Monday, January 21 at 2:30 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W.Temple S...
Tags: News, Religion, Angels, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Martin Luther King, Martin Luther King Jr, Los Angeles Daily News, Jose H Gomez, Joseph V Brennan, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles Photo


46th Annual Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour

  Race day for the 46th annual Zions Bank Boulder Mountain Tour is drawing near and this year’s race promises to be special for several reasons. The capstone event of the Sun Valley Nordic Festival, this year’s Boulder on February 2, 2019,  will honor Jon Engen, a three-time Olympian who was a dedicated ambassador and respected competitor in the sports of cross country skiing and biathlon. A longtime Ketchum resident, Engen passed away from pancreatic cancer in April of 2018. Many of his ...
Tags: Utah, News, Montana, Sport, Skiing, Boulder, University of Utah, Sun Valley, Bozeman, Joe Jensen, Sun Valley Resort, Ketchum, Engen, Sponsor News, Boulder Mountain Tour, Pisten Bully


Our family ski trip to Sasquatch Mountain Resort in British Columbia

Sasquatch Mountain Resort, British Columbia As part of our quest to visit every ski resort in British Columbia, our goal is to visit at least one new ski resort each winter. This season, we spent 5 nights at Sasquatch Mountain Resort over the holidays. If the name of this ski resort is not familiar, that’s because it’s new. Well, the name is new. The alpine resort has actually been around since the 1970’s under the name Hemlock Valley Resort. It re-branded to Sasquatch Mountain Resort ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Canada, Cameron, Nye, Vancouver, Connor, Snowboarding, British Columbia, Sasquatch, Columbia, Ski Resort, Beautiful Bc Series, Trip Ideas, French Alps, Don


Solskjaer: Rashford Ban As Good As Rooney And Ronaldo

Marcus Rashford has the potential to be be as good as Manchester United legends Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The 21-year=old Rashford made his 150th Manchester United appearance in the 2-1 win over Brighton on Sunday, reaching the mark at a younger age than both Rooney and Ronaldo. Rooney left Old Trafford in 2017 as the club’s top goalscorer, while Ronaldo has been crowned the world’s best player five times and Solskjaer believes Rashford, who has scor...
Tags: England, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Old Trafford, Man Utd, Brighton, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Rooney, United, Young, Ashley Young, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


Oprah Winfrey surprises guests at Pasadena restaurant

They thought it was just going to be a winter harvest community dinner hosted by True Food Kitchen in Pasadena, featuring produce from investor Oprah Winfrey’s farm. Before they could sit down for the four-course meal, the 45 guests who had signed up for the event quickly learned the real treat of the night as Winfrey herself walked in from an adjoining room. “Special investor,” Winfrey said in her iconic tone, “having dinner with you.” Oprah Winfrey speaks during the Winter Harvest Communit...
Tags: Food, Celebrities, Instagram, California, Restaurants, Sport, Soccer, Oprah Winfrey, Pasadena, Local News, Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, Maui, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Pasadena California


The Phenom Next Door: Gus Schumacher Looks to Lahti

The U.S. men’s silver-medal relay last February at 2018 Junior World Championships in Goms, Switzerland, with (from left to right) Luke Jager, Hunter Wonders, Gus Schumacher, and Ben Ogden. (Photo: Julia Kern) ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Gus Schumacher spent last winter traveling the world for ski racing, including laying down the season’s most dramatic anchor leg, non-Jessie Diggins edition, to bring the U.S. men’s relay team from fourth to a historic second at World Juniors. The then-high school sen...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Instagram, Interviews, France, Russia, America, Bill Roth, Sport, Racing, Alaska, Skiing, Aws, Ncaa, Norway


LA County leads the state in Airbnb visitors, host income

Los Angeles County was California’s top Airbnb destination last year with 2.7 million guests who generated $613 million in host income. Newly released data from the company show there are now more than 27,000 L.A. County residents who share their homes through Airbnb, and the supplemental income they gain is substantial. Hosts typically earn about $11,400 a year, according to Airbnb — money that helps many homeowners make ends meet. Airbnb host Kathryn Levassiur asks guests to place a pin wh...
Tags: Business, California, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Top Stories, San Diego, Airbnb, City Council, Orange County, Riverside County, Hospitality, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles County


Bruins Trade Targets – New York Rangers

Earlier this week, we matched the Boston Bruins with the St. Louis Blues as potential trade partners this deadline season. Today, we will take a look at one of the biggest potential sellers in the east in the New York Rangers. The Rangers have fully embraced the rebuild, and will be heading to their second straight deadline looking to sell off assets. The Rangers did well a season ago, shipping Rick Nash to the Bruins for a haul that included the Bruins’ first-round pick and Michael Grabne...
Tags: Boston, Sport, Rangers, Norway, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo New York


Daytona 500: Brad Keselowski is the early favorite to win NASCAR season-opener

But what are NASCAR's other top drivers' early chances?            [Author: For The Win]
Tags: News, Nascar, Daytona, Brad Keselowski, For the Win


Paxton Lynch signs with Seattle Seahawks after year out of NFL

Paxton Lynch last just two years with the Denver Broncos after being selected with the No. 26 pick in the 2016 NFL draft.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Denver Broncos, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, Usa Today, Paxton Lynch


NHL Rumors: Senators, Red Wings, Hurricanes, More

In today’s rumor rundown, the Ottawa Senators are talking with their free agents and while things aren’t there yet, there are signs that deals might get done. The Detroit Red Wings have a number of free agents that could fetch a decent return but the team may choose to re-sign them and the Carolina Hurricanes trade for Nino Niederreiter is likely not the only move this team makes in the next couple weeks. Finally, could William Nylander be traded in the offseason? One former Maple Leafs GM seems...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, Minnesota Wild, Howard, Brian Burke, Oilers, Leafs, Maple Leafs, TSN, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators


NHL TV Blackouts & Why They Happen?

Picture a scenario. Your local NHL team is playing a nationally-televised game. It’s on NBCSN, which you access through an app because you don’t have cable or satellite. You’re excited to watch it, but when you turn it on, you’re denied because of a tv blackout based on your location. Another scenario. You live in Philadelphia and have purchased NHL.TV (formerly NHL Gamecenter Live) to watch your favorite team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, play. On this night, the Lightning are in town to take on th...
Tags: Usa, New York, Minnesota, Nbc, NFL, America, Sport, Canada, Nba, Mlb, John F Kennedy, Philadelphia, Michigan, Detroit Red Wings, John Mccain, Louisiana


Southern California builders are cutting prices to move glut of unsold homes

Faced with the largest inventory of unsold finished homes in six years, Southern California’s homebuilders have resorted to price cutting. According to real estate watcher Zillow, 25.9 percent of new homes on the market in Los Angeles and Orange counties in the fourth quarter had price cuts — No. 17 of 34 major markets studied nationally. In 2018’s first quarter, 19.5 percent of homes were discounted. In Riverside and San Bernardino counties, 28 percent of new homes had price cuts — No. 11 natio...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Orange, Zillow, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, Riverside, National Association of Home Builders


Quick Hits | Outdoor News January 2019

Woman completes Triple Crown of hiking in a single year When Heather “Anish” Anderson’s boots touched the ground in Grants, New Mexico this November, it marked the first time a woman had completed the triple crown of hiking in a year. In just over 8 months and nearly 8,000 miles, Anderson walked the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail in a single calendar year. No stranger to hiking, Anderson is a three-time triple crowner and holds the self-supported thru-hike s...
Tags: New York, Virginia, America, Sport, Atlantic, Cycling, Switzerland, Espn, Illinois, North Atlantic, Vermont, London Marathon, South Carolina, Anderson, New York City Marathon, Atlantic Ocean


Thousands pack streets of downtown Los Angeles for third annual Women’s March

Thousands of demonstrators streamed onto Hill Street in front of downtown’s Pershing Square on Saturday morning for the third annual Women’s March Los Angeles. The crowd cheered and waved signs as a slate of speakers delivered messages of women’s empowerment and social justice. Speakers touched on a wide range of issues from LGBTQ and trans rights to collective bargaining and the LAUSD teachers’ strike. “The work you did got the most women ever elected to Congress,” Rep. Katie Hill, D-California...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Congress, California, Washington, La, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Lgbtq, Lausd, Local-news, Donald Trump


Rally to support the “Green New Deal” happening in Richmond, VA today

Lloyd Clayton, a champion of southern forests, has died Lloyd Clayton, environmental activist, champion of southern forests, and hero to many working in the environmental movement, has died. In 1996, forest protection activists gathered in Bankhead National Forest in Alabama to discuss the destruction of southern forests. At that time, chip mills were appearing across the south and consuming forests at an alarming rate. Activists knew something had to be done—and quickly. It was at that meetin...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Virginia, Environment, Climate, Alabama, Sport, People, Cycling, Noaa, North Carolina, Richmond, Lloyd, U S Air Force, Clayton, Richmond VA


House Republican files bill to ban fracking in Florida + Families in WV burdened with nearby drilling

WV Supreme Court hears argument that families living near gas drilling operations are disproportionately burdened In one of a number of disputes between landowners and energy companies in West Virginia, a nuisance lawsuit by four Harrison County families claiming that they are disproportionatelyburdened by Antero Resource Corp.’s Marcellus Shale drilling is being heardby the state’s Supreme Court. The families claim they can’t sleep because of the bright lights and can’t sit on their porches b...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, West Point, Oregon, America, West Virginia, Sport, Cycling, House, Sanborn, Richmond VA, Harrison County, Ron DeSantis, House Republican, Kate Sanborn, Linda Stewart


Garden events in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 19-26

  Container gardening ideas. (Photo by Shakespeare on English Wikipedia/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   JAN. 19   Rose Pruning with the San Fernando Valley Rose Society: The society will show beginners how to prune rose bushes as they do their work, 9 a.m.-noon. Rain does not cancel. Bring clippers, gloves and shears. Minnie Hill Palmer Hom...
Tags: Gardening, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Club, Shakespeare, Local News, San Fernando Valley, Descanso Gardens, Eric Olsen, Pacific Palisades, Adamson House, Huntington Botanical Gardens, Avenue, Top Stories LADN


LAUSD School Board member Schmerelson goes his own way on Beutner’s handling of strike: ‘I couldn’t keep quiet anymore’

A Los Angeles Unified School District board member representing the West San Fernando Valley criticized Superintendent Austin Beutner’s handling of this week’s massive strike, arguing there is more money to fulfill some of the teachers’ contract demands in what has become the first walkout in the giant school system in 30 years. Board member Scott Schmerelson issued a statement this week pledging his support to teachers on the picket lines. It highlighted the rift on the school board among those...
Tags: School, News, Education, La, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, City Hall, McKenna, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, School Board, Scott Schmerelson


Lefty Lights It Up at La Quinta

Phil Mickelson shook off the rust of his winter hiatus from golf with a scintillating 60 at the LaQuinta resort course in his 2019 season debut. La Quinta is one of three Palm Desert Courses that hosts this long held event in the mountains of Southern California and it is the easiest of the group to go low on. This year’s event, which pairs pro’s and celebrities in a free wheeling pro-am format, is known simply as the Desert Classic… Continue Reading →
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Whicker: Manny Pacquiao disposes of Adrien Broner, but what happens against real fighters?

Jan 19,2019. Las Vegas NV.( in blk trunks) Manny Pacquiao waves to his fans as he takes the win after going 12 rounds with Adrien Broner at the MGM grand Hotel Saturday. Manny Pacquiao took the win by unanimous decision for the World Welterweight Championship. Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer Jan 19,2019. Las Vegas NV.( in blk trunks) Manny Pacquiao waves to his fans as he takes the win after going 12 rounds with Adrien Broner at the MGM grand Hotel Saturday. Manny Pacquiao ...
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NHL News & Notes: Niederreiter & Rask Trade, Byron, Alzner & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Minnesota Wild have traded Nino Niederreiter to the Carolina Hurricanes for Victor Rask, Paul Byron has been suspended, the Montreal Canadiens have recalled Karl Alzner, Brandon Dubinsky has returned to practice and Ben Lovejoy will miss Thursday’s game. Related: NHL News & Notes: Kesler, Backes & More Niederreiter Traded for Rask The Hurricanes have traded Rask to the Wild in exchange for Niederreiter. This deal comes as both the Hurricanes and Wild are well withi...
Tags: Column, Usa, News, Sport, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Byron, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens


Jose Mourinho claims he played no part in Chelsea selling Mohamed Salah

Mourinho deflects blame over Salah sale Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that it was Chelsea who decided to sell Mohamed Salah to Roma, not him. Mourinho suffered a lot of the blame when Salah joined Liverpool and became one of the best players in world football. The Egyptian star broke many Premier League records during his first season at Anfield and guided his side all the way to the Champions League final. Despite a slow start to the current campaign, Salah is now bac...
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Italy, Champions League, Jose Mourinho, Derby, Anfield, Basel, Roma, Fiorentina, Mohamed Salah


Golf Swing Lesson: A Slow Backswing Doesn’t Hurt Your Golf Swing Speed

Salt was musing at how nearly every high handicapper he met was obsessed with their golf swing speed.  They wrongly equated a slow backswing with a slow golf swing.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Just them Salt saw a curious gentleman in the distance. Or rather, he heard him. He was pounding drivers on the range, one after the other. He could hit the ball a long way indeed. Sometimes he would carry his drives 250 yards, very long for an amateur. Salt was watching him hit ball after ba...
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Rangers Beat Bruins – Rask Injured

BOSTON — Mika Zibanejad scored two goals, Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves to take over sole possession of sixth place on the NHL’s career wins and the New York Rangers beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 Saturday night. Filip Chytil also scored for New York, and Lundqvist got his 446th win to break a tie with Terry Sawchuk and move eight behind Curtis Joseph for fifth. It was New York’s fourth win in five games, and its eighth in the last nine meetings against Boston. Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand score...
Tags: New York, Boston, Sport, Rangers, Philadelphia, Quinn, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Brad Marchand, Winnipeg, Boston University, Henrik Lundqvist, All Star



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