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ALL FOR THE HALL –

March 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Country Meets Rock & Roll

By Valerie Milano

ALL FOR THE HALL – Country Meets Rock & Roll By Valerie Milano Los Angeles, California (Hollywood Today) 3/4/2014 – “Nashville is this amazing town, with this great songwriting community, and it also has this incredible museum,” said Rita Wilson, the host for the night. She told the audience that she had been spending time in Nashville, writing songs with Jessi Alexander and Emmylou Harris’ former Nash Rambler band member, Jon Randall.

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COSMOS: A SPACE TIME ODYSSEY LIVE PREMIERE

March 6th, 2014 · No Comments

– Takes on the Greek and Griffith Observatory

By Valerie Milano

Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Today) 3/6/2014 – “You know, I had always been a fan of ‘Cosmos.’ I had seen it as a child, and then, when I was in high school, saw it again and was able to process it in even more depth and was just always a fan.” So said executive producer Seth MacFarlane of the highly anticipated Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, premiering on Saturday, March 8, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET/PT across multiple U.S. Fox networks, including Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, FX, FXX, FXM, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Life.

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The 2014 Independent Spirit Awards

March 4th, 2014 · No Comments

By Valerie Milano
Santa Monica, CA (Hollywood Today) 3/4/14 – Held on the Saturday before the Oscars (March 1) in the traditional tent on the beach in Santa Monica, in spite of the rain. It was beautiful at the beach, surf high and awardees even more so. The weather started rolling in about the time the awards ended.

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Oscar 2014

March 3rd, 2014 · 2 Comments

A laid back celebration of the art of film

By Valerie Milano

Hollywood, CA (Hollywood Today) 3/3/14 – The 86th Annual Academy Awards was casual TV viewing. This year’s show at the Dolby Theater was refreshingly free of elaborate dance numbers and hyperactive staging. Its simple theme was “Heroes in The Movies”. Ellen DeGeneres got her second shot at hosting and acquitted herself well. She projected a nice, homey confidence that carried her through the occasional muffed line and flat gag.

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Guitar Center Presents

March 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Singer Songwriter III with Don Was

By: Valerie Milano
Hollywood, CA (Hollywood Today) 3/3/14 –“The EP, obviously, the Jimmy Kimmel appearance I did, the Guitar Center Podcast…I mean, the gear is great, but that’s the real stuff. We’ve really just started pushing the record and so far, people are saying it’s the best stuff I’ve ever done,” Jeff Campbell, winner of Guitar Center’s Singer Songwriter II said of the highlights of the past year. Chosen from over 12,000 entrants, Campbell and nine other finalists performed one original song in front of an audience and Grammy award winning producer John Shanks. Campbell said of his fellow contestants, “The whole thing last year was really fraternal…if one of the other guys or girls had won it, I would have been fine. The fact that it was me was an honor and I was very excited.”

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Jason Mraz

March 2nd, 2014 · No Comments

“…democracy invites us to participate.” Jason Mraz

By Valerie Milano
Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Today) 3/2/14 – Jason Mraz is a busy guy. One visit to his website confirms this. Mraz has matriculated from the San Diego coffee house circuit to Alt-Pop stardom the old fashioned way, hard work. However, there is another story bubbling underneath the crossover success. Jason Mraz is an artist with a social conscience. Not to say that Mraz is a political activist-artist in the mold of the recently departed Pete Seeger; Mraz is more a philanthropist who often throws his celebrity weight behind worthy charities. That being said, the artist is no shrinking violet when it comes to worthwhile socio-political causes. It’s simply a matter of being a musician first and a facilitator second. Quite appropriate given that his effectiveness as the latter depends greatly on his success as the former.

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