Archive for the 'Festivals' Category

Pancake Day at IHOP

There’s nothing like free food for a good cause. For the eighth year, IHOP restaurants are offering a free stack of buttermilk pancakes today from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The popular pancake chain hopes to raise 3 million dollars in donations for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities. The charities will […]

SAG Awards 2013 – winners

It’s a Sunday in January, which means there’s a good chance there will be an awards show happening somewhere. Indeed, actors of both the big and small screen gathered for the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards on this chilly and rainy L.A. day, and, as we get closer and closer to the Oscars, the red-carpet […]

Coachella 2013 – Blur and Red Hot Chili Peppers

Last year the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival used technological trickery to make it look as if Tupac Shakur had been brought back to life. So what do you do for an encore to one of pop music’s biggest magic shows? Coachella organizers have turned to reunited Brit-pop act Blur and one of L.A.’s […]

Miss USA crowned Miss Universe 2012

Miss USA Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe in Las Vegas. Miss Philippines (Janine Tugonon) placed second, and Miss Venezuela (Irene Sofia Esser Quintero) took third. Culpo (20) hails from Rhode Island and beat out contestants from 88 other countries to take the prize. An American hadn’t won Miss Universe since Brook Lee won the […]

American Music Awards 2012: Justin Bieber and other winners

Justin Bieber was named favorite artist of the year Sunday, beating out Rihanna, Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Drake for the top prize at the American Music Awards. It was his third award of the night. The 18-year-old teen idol pulled his mother, Pattie Malette, onstage to help him accept the award. “This is my […]

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012

In 2011, Austin’s sixth annual Fun Fun Fun Fest moved from the city’s small, tucked away Waterloo Park to Auditorium Shores, a sprawling greenspace along Lady Bird Lake downtown. Well – theoretically green—the ground cover had worn such that the dirt underneath was turned up, and thousands of feet created massive clouds of dust that […]

CMA Awards 2012

Even earnest Taylor Swift isn’t completely immune to a few friendly jabs from her country music brethren. On Thursday night’s CMA Awards, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley took the opportunity as the night’s hosts to poke fun at Swift’s notorious love life in their opening monologue. “Brad and I were backstage talking about what a […]

Foo Fighters plays “Last Show for a Long Time”

Foo Fighters reportedly ruffled some feathers in Belfast, Northern Ireland earlier this month due to the volume of their performance. The rockers hit the stage at the Tennent’s Vital festival in Belfast’s Osborne Park and hundreds of nearby residents lodged noise complaints during the event. All together 120 citizens reportedly filed complaints with the Belfast […]

Olivia Culpo is Miss USA‎ 2012

Looking at her face, it was impossible to say exactly what was going through Olivia Culpo’s mind. The 20-year-old cellist from Rhode Island had just been crowned Miss USA (beating 50 other beauty queens for the right to represent the United States in the Miss Universe pageant) and her eyes were wide with a mix […]

Earth Day 2012

This June, in Rio de Janeiro, more than 120 presidents and prime ministers will get together for a meeting with much at stake for every person on our planet – and future generations. It’s the so-called Rio+20 Earth Summit and so far it’s gotten very little attention. But there’s still time to change that. In […]