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5-time GRAMMY Award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo at The Rio in Santa Cruz

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5-time GRAMMY Award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo Hello. Ladysmith Black Mambazo is like a basic need.  Eat, sleep, Black Mambazo. It’s a sound so unbelievably grounding to your heart – They go in for it right away. Love. They take your bad vibe and dance it out, eliminated through a spirited and rhythmic kick jab punch…. Read more »

On the Red Carpet at the 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute Concert Honoring Fleetwood Mac

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Fleetwood Mac is the first band to be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year.  The group joins the list of MusiCares Person of the Year honorees Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Carole King,… Read more »

On the Red Carpet at The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing Honoring of Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

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The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing hosted the prestigious invite-only 11th annual GRAMMY Week event honoring 15-time GRAMMY Award-winner Alicia Keys and GRAMMY Award-winning Producer Kasseem Dean, aka “Swizz Beatz.” The celebration of artistic contributions of P&E professional members was held at The Rainbow Room, an iconic NYC landmark, to pay homage to producers,… Read more »

Interview with Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow

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CMM’s Kelly Milionis interviews Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow during the Recording Academy’s Red Carpet Rollout at Madison Square Garden for the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards (photo credit Elizabeth Lauer). Kelly Milionis:  on welcome and return to NYC… Neil Portnow:  Well, it’s very exciting to bring the GRAMMY Awards back to New York. … Read more »

Roll-OUT

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60th Annual GRAMMY Awards Host – James Corden Thursday morning’s roll-out of the red carpet was, well, quite a bit of a gaggle with the who’s who of entertainment press, looking to get the quote and the photo op. Host James Corden arrived early and bright-eyed to kick the roll right. The biggest players behind… Read more »

Vijay Iyer with Thums Up at SFJAZZ in San Francisco

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The crowd coming to see ’90’s Bay local-motive Vijay Iyer on Sunday at SFJAZZ in San Francisco knew they were in for a ride.  But any pre-conceived notion or expectation of where the train would take them, undoubtedly caused questioning of deeply held beliefs on how one perceives what it is to live in a… Read more »

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives – Two Special Shows: Electric Night and Acoustic Night

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Five-time GRAMMY Award-winning Marty Stuart took his GRAMMY Award-nominated Fabulous Superlatives on the road…Out West…promoting their new Album entitled,  “Way Out West“, of which Marty Stuart questions with belief,  “Good songs, good band, good studio, good instruments…and something usually happens, right?” Marty nailed that one on the head.   He should have included good harmony and… Read more »

Jingle Ball 2017 – Oh What Fun It Is To Ride And Sing

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It’s a Holiday tradition.  The Jingle Ball tour hit over a dozen cities including Dallas, San Jose, Los Angeles, Saint Paul, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Toronto, Washington DC, Atlanta, Tampa, and Miami.  Making the grand round is great, but guaranteed none of those cities were as loud as Chicago. Luckily there was no dashing through… Read more »

Julia Michaels

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So damn cute. She’s a doll.  My new all-American favorite. You never would have known it, but this woman not only ran the 2017 charts, she OWNED them charts.  All the big hits you absolutely loved?!  Julia Michaels wrote or co-wrote them. She shouts out “Hello Chicago” in her ‘so damn cute’ voice. She is… Read more »