Adele, Kendrick Lamar, the Weeknd to Perform at Grammys

January 23, 2016 admin 0

The 22nd installment of the best-selling series features 21 GRAMMY-nominated artists and hit songs from the world’s biggest superstars and hottest emerging talent, including Album Of The Year nominees Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd, as well as Best New Artist nominees Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, and Meghan Trainor.

“This lineup of talented artists is just the beginning of what will, once again, prove to be music’s biggest night”, Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow expressed.

 

“We look forward to celebrating what’s been a wonderful year in music, honouring the best of the best and featuring never-before-seen performances”.

Also taking to the stage is Kendrick Lamar who will perform a track from his acclaimed 2015 record To Pimp a Butterfly.

Adele, who has won 10 Grammys and last performed at the ceremony in 2012, in November released her long-awaited third album “25” which broke the record for first-week sales both in the United States and her native Britain.

The Recording Academy has finally announced who viewers can expect to see performing at this year’s Grammys which are scheduled to take place in February.

A special tribute to 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year Lionel Richie will highlight the GRAMMY winner’s wide-ranging career.

Rapper LL Cool J, known for his calm poise at the microphone, will host the Grammys for the fifth straight year.

This year’s GRAMMY telecast will also mark The Weeknd’s debut GRAMMY performance. Previously, the ceremony was not aired live in the Pacific and Mountain time zones.…

NFL Network Showing Super Bowl I Broadcast

January 11, 2016 admin 0

If the Vikes can top Seattle on what’s supposed to be a frigid day, they’ll take on the Cardinals in the divisional round.

But the shadow of the Cardinals and the Panthers lies over proceedings. Cam Newton threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns, and the Packers were limited to 71 rushing yards.

“Did I expect this?”

If the cost of that is that some teams received home-field advantage that didn’t deserve it, whatever that means, I think that’s a decent tradeoff for the entertainment value that we get from the divisional races. Before the season started I felt it was our strongest roster ever. Ditto for the Packers, who were blown out by the Cardinals in Week 16, with that game also being played in Arizona. The QB matchup is problematic for them, however: a rookie (AJ McCarron) against a savvy veteran (Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger). Carolina has been around only since 1995, but has consistently been one of the best recent expansion teams, winning the NFC crown in 2004 before losing the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots.

While it should come to no one’s surprise that the Cardinals emerged out of the NFC in this model used by Pro Football Weekly to measure teams efficiency and quality, the Bengals are a surprising pick.

In an ESPN Insider piece (subscription required), Field Yates has ranked his top 20 most important players in this year’s playoffs.

All of which has rather eclipsed what’s been happening in the AFC. Both were victimized by the Giants, who did not have a week off, in the division round after being regarded as hot Super Bowl contenders. Considered to be the Holy Grail of sports broadcasts, the CBS and NBC tapes of the game were either lost or recorded over and no full video version of the game has existed – until now. He was injured, then benched, then hit by performance-enhancing drug allegations (which he vehemently denies).

Seahawks’ running back Marshawn Lynch, who has missed the past eight games with an abdominal injury, is scheduled to play in the Seahawks’ wildcard playoff game at 10 a.m. on January 10 on the road against the Minnesota Vikings.

But for arguably the two greatest quarterbacks of their era, a fairy-tale ending in Santa Clara is unlikely. It would take a lot, as the Bengals need to get past a tough Steelers team that beat them in Cincy less than a month ago.

The network will broadcast “Super Bowl I: The Lost Game”, a restitching of the inaugural Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Over in the NFC, it’s a similar story. Can’t help you. Want to follow a team that wins Super Bowls more than anyone and whose only success in most any stretch of this century you want to include is surpassed only by the Patriots? This time they picked up after a spotty start, delivering that trouncing to Arizona on the final Sunday. Their run defense has been solid most of the time. But, miraculously, things settled down in mid-season.

Many of the National Football League games also will be available in Spanish on TV and digital platforms.

But that’s exactly the situation we find ourselves in as the Packers have struggled through the last few weeks of the seasons, while the Redskins have looked explosive.…

Honda, Volvo take top awards at the Detroit auto show

January 11, 2016 admin 0

Chevrolet Malibu and Mazda Mx-5 were also competing in the final round in the vehicle segment, meanwhile Honda Pilot Elite and Nissan Titan XD were the finalists in Truck segment.

“The XC90 is a past victor of our award”, said Tony Swan, a 23-year member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year Jury.

The Volvo XC90 won the magazine’s North American Truck of the Year award.

These stand to be two of many announcements to come from the annual North American International Auto Show over the next few weeks.

“Making semi-autonomous features standard in the S90 symbolises Volvo’s commitment to autonomous driving and our Vision 2020″, said Lex Kerssemakers, president and CEO of Volvo Car USA. Sales of the XC90 more than tripled previous year to 12,777.

The press preview days for the North American International Auto Show officially kick off with the awards.

Fifty-three automotive journalists from the United States and Canada voted for the luxury SUV for being a benchmark in its segment, based on factors including innovation, comfort, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.

As in past years, to be eligible, a vehicle had to be new or substantially changed this year. The latest round of awards represent the 22nd consecutive year of the competition.

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