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Jason Aldean wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards; commemorates shooting victims

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Jason Aldean performs “You Make It Easy” at the 53rd yearly Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 15, 2018, in Las Vegas.

Sunday, April 15, 2018|8:22 p.m.

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Jason Aldean paid tribute to the victims of the enormous shooting at a country music celebration during his approval speech after being called performer of the year at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards.

“It’s been a rough year,” Aldean said throughout the event in Las Vegas, thanking those “that showed us love and assistance over the last 6 months.”

Last October an only gunman eliminated 58 people at country music’s Path 91 Harvest Festival in Sin City, becoming the most dangerous mass shooting in modern-day U.S. history. Aldean was onstage when the shooting happened.

“You people remain in our hearts constantly,” he stated. “We like Las Vegas. Vegas strong.”

The c and w neighborhood, returning to Vegas on Sunday 6 months after the enormous shooting, opened the program in memory of the victims.

Miranda Lambert stated the world can be “joined through the recovery power of music,” while Luke Bryan stated “music assists us remember what actually matters in life.” At the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Maren Morris said music “makes us stronger” and Thomas Rhett stated music provides us “an opportunity to rejoice.”

Aldean closed the psychological minute, saying in respect to the victims and music fans, “we celebrate the music tonight. America, this is your ACM Awards.”

The ACMs also marked a crucial night for Chris Stapleton, who missed out on the show due to the fact that his partner, Morgane, brought to life twins. Sunday was also the vocalist’s 40th birthday.

Stapleton, the leading nominee with eight, won male singer of the year and album of the year, where he won twice as a singer and producer.

Carrie Underwood made her first tv look given that injuring her face in strong type at the ACMs, owning the stage with her powerhouse vocals.

Underwood, in a glittery dress, returned to the phase like an A-List veteran when she performed her new tune, “Cry Pretty,” making a rousing, and long, standing ovation from the audience. Underwood injured her face and wrist last year due to a fall at her house.

Following the efficiency, she immediately won vocal occasion of the year for the dance-infused nation tune, “The Fighter,” with Keith Urban.

“Thank you for having me,” Underwood stated to Urban onstage. “I am still kind of shaking right now,” she included, appearing teary-eyed.

Lambert likewise made history Sunday: She went beyond Brooks and Dunn as the most decorated act in ACM history with 32 wins. Lambert won her ninth successive female singer of the year prize and won twice for tune of the year– as the entertainer and co-writer of “Tin Guy.”

“I can not believe this. I actually cannot. … I love c and w. It’s my totally life,” Lambert stated onstage. “I will never ever take it for granted.”

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard wore an all-red ensemble and Brian Kelley was in all-white when they struck the phase with pop singer Bebe Rexha to perform the huge hit “Meant to Be,” which is investing its 19th week on top of Signboard’s Hot country songs chart. It ties Leroy Van Dyke’s “Walk On By” as the 3rd longest-running song of all-time on the chart.

The longest-running No. 1 tune of all-time on the country charts, Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road,” won single record of the year at the ACMs; Hunt didn’t go to the program.

Little Big Town sang Elton John’s “Rocket Guy” in celebration of the icon’s new album, “Remediation,” which features nation vocalists covering his tunes. Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina were remarkable when they sang their duet, “Exactly what Ifs.” Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Kelsea Ballerini, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum and Dierks Bentley also carried out.

McEntire, who carried out with Kelly Clarkson, hosted the three-hour show a year after Bryan and Bentley got the job done.

“It takes one woman to do the task of 2 males,” she said, making a rousing applause.

Old Dominion won vocal group of the year, besting Little Big Town and Woman Antebellum.

“This is heavy in a lot of methods,” diva Matthew Ramsey said, holding the trophy in his hand.

“We’re so lucky. Take a look at us, look at us!” he said about his bandmates, all worn stylish suits. “We look good. We feel good. We’re friends. And we’re having a ball.

“Thank you for letting us make music.”

Aldean, Stapleton win big but ladies rule the stage at ACM Awards

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memory of your loved ones,” Fisher stated just seconds prior to the live broadcast awards show began.” You have actually truly surprised and inspired us with your strength, nerve and resilient spirits.” Aldean wasn’t the just huge winner Sunday night. Chris Stapleton, whose partner gave birth to twins the exact same day as the ACMs, won for Male Vocalist of the Year

and Album of the Year. Lambert won Female Singer of the Year and Song of the Year for” Tin Guy,” and the Grand Garden crowd took off when Old Rule won Vocal Group of the Year. Chris Pizzello/AP Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina perform at the 53rd ACM awards show. Host and Caesars Palace resident headliner Reba McEntire, who performed her

Love You” with pop superstar Kelly Clarkson– who also happens to be married to McEntire’s stepson– joked about that this year’s Entertainer of the Year candidates were all male. However it was the female efficiencies that shined brightest throughout this year’s awards show, at least live and in person at MGM. Morris fired up the crowd with her memorable hit “Rich” extremely early in the program and New Female Singer of the Year Lauren Alaina supplied 2 powerhouse performances, initially a duet with Kane Brown on No. 1 hit “What Ifs” then her own solo single” Doing Fine. “Kelsea Ballerini drifted above the crowd in a neon heart while singing her new tune” I Dislike Love Songs” prior to Lambert delivered among the most abundant performances of the night with the blistering” Keeper of the Flame. “Lambert received her Female Singer of the Year award from Olympic ski legend Lindsey Vonn, who likewise captivated the crowd thanks to a brilliant yellow dress with tulle skirt. Carrie Underwood went back to the stage for her very first public performance since a November accident left her with a damaged wrist and facial injury needing more than 40 stitches She sang new single” Cry Pretty “and received a prolonged standing ovation. A couple of minutes later on, she

signed up with Keith Urban to accept the award for Vocal Event of the Year for their collaboration “The Fighter.” The ACM crowd likewise went wild for the show’s” flashback” performances: the Reba-Kelly duet, Jon Pardi teaming with Alan Jackson for” Chatahoochie” and Blake Shelton bringing Toby Keith to the stage for” Ought to’ve Been a Cowboy.”

UNLV'' s 2018 Neighborhood Engagement Awards Winners Reported

Receivers of UNLV’s 2018 Community Engagement Awards have actually conducted research to help victims of human trafficking, to assist nursing students carrying out community health evaluations, to assist launch Nevada’s very first Girls Who Code Club, and a lot more.

The awards are designed to honor those on school who demonstrate a dedication to neighborhood collaboration, which is one of the university’s 5 Leading Tier goals. The awards specifically acknowledge community-based research, service-learning, faculty/staff neighborhood outreach, and student service.

” This is our second year of honoring the powerful methods UNLV professors, staff, and trainees engage in our community,” said Sue DiBella, interim executive director of the office of community engagement. “We had exceptional applications this year, and as soon as again we are pleased to acknowledge the breadth and depth of partnership in between UNLV and the Southern Nevada community.”

Two selection committees examined a combined total of 39 applications gotten for awards in the 4 categories. Receivers of the community-based research study and service-learning awards each will get $2,000. The recipient of the faculty/staff neighborhood outreach award will receive $1,500, and the student service award recipient will receive $1,000.

The 2018 award recipients include:


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Oscars to bring an unpredictable awards season to a close

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Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Sofia Carson gets to the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Sunday, March 4, 2018|3:54 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– The (right) envelope, please.

The Oscars will wish to live down their most infamous oversight at the 90th Academy Awards, which begin at 8 p.m. EST and will be broadcast live by ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. But more than redemption is on the line Sunday for in 2015’s embarrassing best-picture flub– the mess called Envelopegate.

The event, to be hosted once again by Jimmy Kimmel, will be the crescendo of among Hollywood’s many tumultuous awards seasons ever– one that saw cascading accusations of unwanted sexual advances fall movie moguls, upended Oscar projects and brand-new movements launched to improve gender equality throughout the market.

No Golden Globes-style style protest is prepared by organizers of Time’s Up, the effort started by several hundred prominent ladies in home entertainment to combat unwanted sexual advances. Their goals exceed red carpets, organizers said in the lead-up to the Oscars.

” It’s still a joyous occasion and we’re here to celebrate and it’s something to commemorate what does it cost? this movement has grown in less than 6 months,” said #MeToo creator Tarana Burke on the red carpet Sunday. “There’s no need for a gown code. We did the dress code thing and now we’re doing the work.”

Yet the #MeToo movement makes certain to have a prominent location in the event. Greta Gerwig (” Girl Bird”) is simply the 5th woman chosen for finest director. Rachel Morrison “Mudbound” is the very first lady nominated for best cinematography. Ashley Judd, the very first prominent actress to go on the record with claims of sexual misbehavior against Harvey Weinstein, is amongst the arranged speakers.

Before he was tossed out of the movie academy after a storm of unwanted sexual advances and sexual abuse accusations, Weinstein was for the last 20 years the grand poobah of the Oscars. By one research study’s findings, Weinstein was thanked more frequently than God in acceptance speeches.

As if his absence Sunday wasn’t already palpable, a golden, life-sized statue of Weinstein seated on a sofa with Oscar in hand was momentarily put up ahead of Sunday’s show simply down Hollywood Boulevard.

After two days of rain, sunlight returned Sunday, insuring clear skies for the red carpet. The parade of unwanted sexual advances claims has actually made the normal superficial red carpet a location of often more major discussion than outfit. Scrutiny was falling Sunday on E! host Ryan Seacrest after his previous stylist, Suzie Hardy, declared unwanted sexual advances against the red-carpet routine. Seacrest has denied it and E! has supported him.

Amongst the early arrival was Yance Ford, director of the best documentary candidate “Strong Island.” Ford is the very first transgender filmmaker ever nominated, something he stated is an extensive honor to him.

” My presence on the red carpet promotes itself,” said Ford.

He hailed a changing culture in the motion picture service.

” What’s occurring is the filmmakers dealing with these stories are really getting into Hollywood,” said Ford. “When that happens that alters the culture.”

Simply as Seth Meyers did at the Globes, Kimmel will have a particularly steep difficulty balancing a night of celebration for a Hollywood still reeling with pity and remorse over “open trick” habits that for years went unpunished in a mainly male-dominated market. In December, the film academy unveiled its first standard procedure.

It’s been an uncommonly prolonged– and frequently unforeseeable– awards season, currently an increasingly protracted horse race begun as the majority of the competitors bowed at film festivals last September. The Academy Awards, which will likewise be readily available for streaming on abc.com, are coming a week later this year since of the Olympics.

While the night’s acting categories are extensively anticipated to go to Frances McDormand (” 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Gary Oldman (” Darkest Hour”), Allison Janney (” I, Tonya”) and Sam Rockwell (” Three Billboards”), the lengthy season hasn’t produced a clear best-picture favorite.

Guillermo del Toro’s beast fable “The Forming of Water” is available in with leading 13 nominations, however many peg Martin McDonagh’s darkly comic vengeance drama “3 Signboards” as the front-runner regardless of the film’s divisiveness amongst critics. And still, lots of aren’t counting out Jordan Peele’s scary experience “Go out” or Christopher Nolan’s The second world war impressive “Dunkirk,” which is expected to dominate the technical categories.

The field is made up mainly of modest independent movie successes except for the box-office phenomenon “Go out” ($ 255 million around the world after opening on Oscar weekend 2017) and “Dunkirk” ($ 255 million).

Many are routing for a “Get Out” upset, which would be historical for multiple factors. Not since “Cavalcade” in 1933 has actually a movie nominated for less than five awards won best photo. However Peele’s movie is available in with the most momentum, having actually taken leading honors Saturday at the Independent Film Spirit Awards. The last four Spirit finest movie winners have actually gone on to win finest image at the Oscars.

Twenty years ago, a “Titanic” sweep won record scores for the Oscar broadcast. However scores have just recently been decreasing. Last year’s show drew 32.9 million audiences for ABC, a four percent drop from the prior year. Much more uneasy was a slide in the essential demographic of adults aged 18-49, whose viewership was down 14 percent from 2016.

Film participation likewise hit a 24-year low in 2017 regardless of the firepower of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Charm and the Beast” and “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.” A specifically miserable summertime film season was 92 million admissions shy of summer season 2016, according to the National Alliance of Theater Owners.

But this year is currently off to a strong start, thanks mainly to Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther,” which many analysts believe will play a popular function at next year’s Oscars. In 3 weeks, it has actually currently earned about $500 million locally. The film’s star, Chadwick Boseman, will be a presenter Sunday.

This year, the academy has restricted the PwC accountants who deal with the envelopes from utilizing cellular phones or social media throughout the show. Neither of the PwC representatives involved in the mishap in 2015, Brian Cullinan or Martha Ruiz, will return to the show.

Nevertheless, several reports say that Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway will be going back to once again present best image, a year after they announced “La La Land” as the winner instead of “Moonlight,” because Cullinan handed them the incorrect envelope. The “Bonnie and Clyde” duo will, 12 months later, get “take 2.”

A-listers dress down for casual day at the Academy Awards

Saturday, March 3, 2018|8:07 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Helen Mirren, Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Mahershala Ali were amongst the stars taking part in casual day at the Academy Awards.

Casual day is actually rehearsal day the day prior to the big show, when a parade of stars come through the Dolby Theatre in their street clothes and tennis shoes to run through the lines they’ll provide in formalwear on Sunday night.

And it was a household affair. McConaughey brought his spouse, Camila Alves. She cheered loudly from the audience front row when he abandoned stage.

Davis brought her daughter, Genesis, who was disappointed that she could not continue seeing wedding rehearsals as soon as mom’s work was done.

The Oscars will air Sunday on ABC.

Sharp drop in ratings for Grammy Awards this year

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Matt Sayles/ Assocaited Press Bruno Mars and Cardi B carry out” Skill “at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York.

Monday, Jan. 29, 2018|5:55 p.m.

NEW YORK– The television audience for Bruno Mars’ controling night at the Grammy Awards was a sparser one than music’s huge night has actually seen for nearly a decade, and a steep decrease of 24 percent from the program a year previously.

The Nielsen company approximated Monday that 19.8 million people viewed the Grammys, compared to 26.1 million last year. It was the Grammys’ smallest audience because 19 million viewed in 2009.

This year’s program suffered from an absence of star power, with big-selling artists Adele, Beyonce and Taylor Swift missing from the stage. It was billed going in as a big night for rap, and while that might be music’s most popular style now, it may have been off-putting for some casual music fans.

Rap artist Kendrick Lamar opened with a collection that featured a representation of dancers being felled by bullets. Comic Dave Chappelle even used an explanation for audiences who may have been uneasy: “The only thing more frightening than watching a black male be honest in America is a black man being sincere in America,” he said.

The show featured some political material, consisting of a cameo of Hillary Clinton checking out from Michael Wolff’s best-seller on the Trump administration, “Fire and Fury,” as well as commentaries on women’s rights and weapon violence.

It was a popular theory on Fox News Channel that an “anti-Trump diatribe” was responsible for some viewers keeping away.

” I can picture sets shutting off when it gets that political,” stated Ainsley Earhardt, a host on “Fox & & Buddies,” the president’s favorite morning program.

The viewership decline was noteworthy compared with other awards reveals just recently. The most current Golden Globes and Oscars telecasts were down 4 percent from the previous year, while last September’s Emmys viewership was roughly the same as the year before, Nielsen said.

Grammy viewership has typically been in between 20 and 30 million this previous years, from a high of 39.9 million individuals who enjoyed in 2012, when the awards occurred quickly after Whitney Houston’s death.

Zendaya, Cate Blanchett preach empowerment at InStyle Awards

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017|12:10 a.m.

LOS ANGELES– Cate Blanchett and Zendaya are among the InStyle honorees who have opted to utilize their platform to speak about more than clothes.

Both Blanchett and Zendaya spoke about how fashion can be empowering Monday night at the third annual InStyle Awards held at The Getty Center.

Zendaya states fashion has become a platform to display various kinds of appeal. She says that moms have actually told her that their daughters like their hair now due to the fact that she used an Afro.

Blanchett included that style can be an extension of who women are.

The two stars were amongst honorees including Elle Fanning, Demi Lovato, hair stylist Harry Josh and makeup artist Hung Vanngo at the soiree that included celebrity guests like Cindy Crawford, Ellen Pompeo, Connie Britton and Kate Bosworth.

Bruno Mars, nominated for 5 honors, to open BET Awards

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Matt Sayles/ Invision/ AP Bruno Mars accepts the award for record of the year for Classy Funk at the 58th yearly Grammy Awards on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles.

Sunday, June 25, 2017|6:06 a.m.

. The “B”in BET Awards could stand for Beyonce or Bruno Mars. Both pop stars are the top nominees at Sunday’s show, where they will contend in four of the very same categories, including video of the year. …

Both pop stars are the top candidates at Sunday’s program, where they will contend in four of the exact same classifications, including video of the year.

Beyonce, who controlled last year’s show with several wins and a show-stopping efficiency, is up for 7 honors. Mars, who will open the show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, is chosen for five awards.

Beyonce’s “Sorry” and Mars’ “24K Magic” are nominated for video of the year in addition to Solange’s “Cranes In the Sky,” Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” and Huge Sean’s “Bounce Back.”

Mars and Beyonce will likewise compete for album of the year, video director of the year and the audience’s choice award.

Mars has been on an R&B experience with his newest album, “24K Magic,” which was inspired by ’90s R&B. The album’s second single, “That’s Exactly what I Like,” reached No. 1 on the R&B and pop charts, while “24K Magic” ended up being a Top 5 struck on both genre charts.

The 31-year-old singer-songwriter-producer is likewise chosen for finest male R&B/ pop artist, taking on Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Usher and Trey Songz.

Beyonce, who supposedly had her twins earlier this month though she hasn’t commented on the topic, is likewise chosen for finest female R&B/ pop artist, pitting her versus her sibling Solange, Mary J. Blige and Kehlani.

Other strong competition Sunday consist of best female hip hop artist, where rivals Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma will go head-to-head. Minaj has won the honor consecutively because 2010. Other candidates consist of Missy Elliott, Young Ma and Cardi B.

Nominees for finest male hip hop artist are Kendrick Lamar, Drake, J. Cole, Opportunity the Rapper, Future and Big Sean.

Comedian-actress Leslie Jones of “Saturday Night Live” will host the show, which is set to include performances by Blige, Brown, DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Maxwell, New Edition, Future, Xscape, A$ AP Rocky, French Montana, Gucci Hair and El DeBarge.

Presenters consist of Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Trevor Noah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi. New Edition, who had success with their BET biopic this year, will receive the life time accomplishment award, while Chance the Rap artist will earn the humanitarian award.

The show will air reside on BET.