‘Up-close’ wins music prize for Van der Aa


  “Up-close,” a piece by Dutch composer Michel Van der Aa (mee-SHEHL’ VAHN’-dur-a) that blends concerto with film, has won the 2013 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. The 30-minute work is a highly innovative fusion of musical and visual art, said award director Marc Satterwhite.

Best Toys Guide Releases 2012 Holiday Hot Toys List


Independent toy review company kicks off holiday shopping season with its annual list featuring 30 of the hottest toys for kids The web-based company began its rigorous toy review process back in January, and has worked hard throughout the year to compile their comprehensive list featuring 30 of the most sought-after toys that boys and…

“Bumptabulous” – Hilarious Pregnancy Book Is Out


It’s here. THE pregnancy book, in which 20 laugh-out-loud-funny moms say it all. They reveal the secretly-guarded details of their conceptions, the great and gross about pregnancy, the truth about childbirth and how their life changed once their little womb-hijacker finally came out. “Bumptabulous” is a perfect gift for expecting and new mothers, for those trying…

Circus Animals’ Lives In Jeopardy


The future of 16 Lions and Tigers has become unclear with an ethical battle erupting between an American Wildlife Sanctuary and a Paraguayan NGO.  The exotic big cats are part of a traveling circus based out of Argentina, and have been stranded in Paraguay for nearly five months with Argentinian authorities refusing their re-entry.The nine Bengal Tigers and…

Orlando Magic Gives Assist to Coalition for the Homeless on Thanksgiving


Orlando Magic Gives Assist to Coalition for the Homeless on Thanksgiving By John Denton, OrlandoMagic.com Just like on the basketball court hours earlier when they had defeated the Detroit Pistons, members of the Orlando Magic were hand in hand and working together for a common cause on Thursday morning.

Scott Hamilton Hosts Star-Studded Skating Event Celebrating Cancer Survivorship On “Kaleidoscope On Ice Presented By Levine Cancer Institute” Airing Nov. 25 On CBS


Legendary skater and cancer survivor Scott Hamilton and National Sportscaster and Sportswriters Hall of Famer Verne Lundquist host Kaleidoscope On Ice presented by Carolinas HealthCare System‘s Levine Cancer Institute, a skating and song spectacular celebrating cancer survivorship, Sunday, Nov. 25, (5:00-6:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

USPS Ready to Deliver on Record Spending Cyber Monday


Americans expected to spend more than $1.2B on Nov. 26 USPS ready to deliver the record amount of purchases 130 million Americans are expected to make on Cyber Monday 2012, the biggest online spending day ever. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 51.8 percent of people will take advantage of Web-based sales and consumers…

‘Glow’ Brings Holiday Magic to Cleveland Botanical Garden


New surprises join holiday favorites now through Dec. 31; special evening hours added Wednesdays and Fridays Cleveland Botanical Garden makes your holidays bright with Glow, a magical experience filled with thousands of holiday plants, twinkling lights, live music and lots of seasonal cheer. Glow at the Garden debuted this morning to hundreds of smiling faces…

CURRY, KUEMPER SWITCH PLACES Orlando Gets Curry, Kuemper Reassigned to Houston


CURRY, KUEMPER SWITCH PLACES Orlando Gets Curry, Kuemper Reassigned to Houston Orlando, FL – The Orlando Solar Bears announced today that G John Curry has been returned to the Solar Bears from their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Houston Aeros. The Minnesota Wild (NHL) have reassigned G Darcy Kuemper to the Houston Aeros. Curry has…