Tuesday, December 20, 2011

VH1 Divas Celebrate Soul

VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul aired Monday, December 19th, and included performances by some of music's best female singers. Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch, Jessie J, and Jill Scott all headlined the concert.

This years show, held in New York, payed tribute to places that helped create soul music. Some of the highlighted cities were Philadelphia, London, Detroit, Memphis, and Chicago.

Also included in the show was a tribute to Amy Winehouse, who passed away in July.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Cheer-- Caroling Party!

Looking for a fun way to get friends and family together this holiday season? Try hosting a caroling party! I have come up with four easy steps, and a list of favorite carols for people of all ages, to help you get into the Christmas spirit and make the most of your caroling party.

Step 1: Send Christmas themed invitations to friends, family, and children. Arrange for everyone to meet at your house for warm beverages and introductions (in case your guests aren't well acquainted).

Step 2: Pick the carols you wish you sing (see my suggestions at the bottom) and get the sheet music from OnlineSheetMusic.com. Make sure you print a copy of each song for each guest. People will be more likely to sing if they have the lyrics!

Step 3: Head out into your neighborhood, and sing to the lit houses.

Step 4: End back at your house, for wine and heavy appetizers. Your guests will have worked up an appetite!

Classic Christmas Caroling Songs:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

ACA -- American Country Awards!

The American Country Awards were presented last night live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The star-studded event, in which fans vote to determine the winners, was hosted by Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth.

Big winners included Jason Aldean, who took home six awards including Artist of the Year, and Carrie Underwood, who nabbed three awards including Female Artist of the Year.

Other winners included Blake Shelton, for Music Video of the Year, Lady Antebellum, for Group of Year, and Scotty McCreery for New Artist of the Year. Brad Paisley took home Male Artist of the Year, and Toby Keith was awarded Artist of the Decade.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards

The nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards were annouced last night during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!" Performances were made by Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Ludacris with Jason Aldean, and The Band Perry. Kanye West walked away with the most nominations, leading the pack with seven. Adele, The Foo Fighters, and Bruno Mars were each nominated for six awards. The winners will be announced on February 12th at The Staples Center, in Los Angeles. Here is a list of Top Categories:

Album of the Year
Adele- 21
Bruno Mars- Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Foo Fighters- Wasting Light
Lady GaGa- Born This Way
Rihanna- Loud

Record of the Year
Adele- 'Rolling in the Deep'
Bon Iver- 'Holocene'
Bruno Mars- 'Grenade'
Mumford & Sons- 'The Cave'
Katy Perry- 'Firework'

Song of the Year
Adele- 'Rolling in the Deep'
Bruno Mars- 'Grenade'
Bon Iver- 'Holocene'
Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie- 'All of the Lights'
Mumford & Sons- 'The Cave'

Best New Artist
Bon Iver
J Cole
Nicki Minaj