Friday, 8 February 2013

The Oscars 2013 | Live Stream, Nominees, Predictions, Tickets

The Oscars 2013 | Live Stream, Nominees, Predictions, Tickets

The Dolby Theatre is the venue for the 85th Academy Awards, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of in California. During the ceremony, AMPAS will present its annual Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 competitive categories. The ceremony will be televised in the United States on ABC. The Oscars are the premier film awards ceremony internationally, and mark the culmination of a long season of awards ceremonies worldwide, including the Grammy Awards and the BAFTA Awards in London.

This year's host will be creator of Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane.

Grammy Awards 2013 | Live Stream, Nominees, Predictions, Tickets

Grammy Awards 2013 | Live Stream, Nominees, Predictions, Tickets

This year's Grammy Awards will be hosted by LL Cool J and possible live performances by Rihanna, Mumford & Sons, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift.

A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award) – or Grammy – is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a widely viewed televised ceremony. It is the music equivalent to the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Award for stage and the Academy Awards for film. The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958.

Trinidad Carnival 2013 | Live Stream, Parade Routes, Schedule

Trinidad Carnival 2013 | Live Stream, Parade Routes, Schedule

The Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is an annual event celebrated on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago is the most significant event on the islands' cultural and tourism calendar, with numerous cultural events running in the lead up to the street parade on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. It is said that if the islanders are not celebrating it, then they are preparing for it, while reminiscing about the past year's festival. The heart of the musical celebration has been calypso; recently soca has replaced calypso as the most celebrated type of music. Costume, stickfighting and limbo competitions are also important components of the festival.

Brit Awards 2013 | Live Stream, Nominees, Predictions, Tickets

Brit Awards 2013 | Live Stream, Nominees, Predictions, Tickets

The Brit Awards (stylised as the BRIT Awards; often simply called the Brits) are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. The name was originally a shortened form of "British", "Britain" or "Britannia", but subsequently became a backronym for British Record Industry Trust. In addition, an equivalent awards ceremony for classical music, called the Classic BRIT Awards, is held each May. Robbie Williams holds the record for the most Brit Awards, having won a total of 12 as a solo artist and another 5 awards as part of Take That.

The awards began in 1977 and as annual event in 1982 under the auspices of the British record industry's trade association. The last BPI Awards show took place at the O2 and was the first of the ceremonies to be broadcast on television, by the BBC the awards transferred to ITV in 1993. In 1989 they were renamed the Britannia Music Awards to echo sponsorship by Britannia Music Club and this was shortened to BRIT Awards.

Mardi Gras 2013 | Live Stream, Parade Route, Schedule, Lineup

Mardi Gras 2013 | Live Stream, Parade Route, Schedule, Lineup

New Orleans Mardi Gras  Louisiana, is a Carnival celebration well-known throughout the world. The New Orleans Carnival season, with roots in preparing for the start of the Christian season of Lent, starts after Twelfth Night, on Epiphany. It is a season of parades, balls (some of them masquerade balls), and king cake parties. It has traditionally been part of the winter social season; at one time "coming out" parties for young women at d├ębutante balls were timed for this season.

Celebrations are concentrated for about two weeks before and through Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras in French), the day before Ash Wednesday. Usually there is one major parade each day (weather permitting); many days have several large parades. The largest and most elaborate parades take place the last five days of the season. In the final week of Carnival, many events large and small occur throughout New Orleans and surrounding communities.

Monday, 31 December 2012

New Orleans New Years Eve 2013 Fireworks Live Stream, NYE Webcams, Parties, Hotels

New Orleans New Years Eve 2013 Fireworks Live Stream, NYE Webcams, Parties, Hotels

New Years parties in New Orleans live up to the partying image of this fabled city on the Mississippi River. The city is such a popular tourist attraction and is known for so many things that the NYE 2012 into 2013 New Years events in New Orleans will be only one part of the year-round party schedule. This is not to diminish New Years Eve in bayou country. It is as fun and crazy as anywhere else in the world and has a decidedly Mardi Gras feel. Many head for the Crescent City Countdown. Though Bourbon Street bars do booming business day and night, official celebrations take place in Jackson Square and as an alternative to the classic ball drop, a nine-foot fleur de lis descends at the Jax Brewery building, after which, fireworks explode over the Mississippi.

One of the biggest New Orleans New Years Eve events is the Street Party in the French Quarter. There is a fireworks display at midnight and all of the clubs and bars in the districts open early and stay open late. As you might imagine a throng of people descend upon the French Quarter to ring in the holiday and take New Years photos of the show. As such, be prepared for congestion. This is the meeting place for one of the largest New Years parties in New Orleans. Rather than attempting to take a car into the chaos, opt for public transport or a taxi. Besides the many New Years parties in New Orleans that take place in luxury hotels and restaurants, and inside bars and homes, several popular events open to the general public are a great option. The Street Party is one of the best in the city.

For another flavor of the city on the big night head down to Decatur Street in front of Jackson Square for the NOLA New Year’s Eve celebration. Jackson Square is a historic park in the French Quarter of New Orleans. It is also the site for one of this year’s most festive celebrations. With a breathtaking view of the Mississippi River, the streets will be reminiscent of Mardi Gras: full of street performers, live music, Cajun cuisine.

Chicago New Years Eve 2013 Fireworks Live Stream Webcams, Events, NYE Parties, Hotels

Chicago New Years Eve 2013 Fireworks Live Stream Webcams, Events, NYE Parties, Hotels

For 2013, Soul Asylum are set to headline Chicago's longest-running New Year's Eve party, the Rock 'N' Roll Ball.

For New Years Eve December 31 2012 there are two shows in Chicago, an earlier show perfect for families and a Midnight Spectacular. Ring in 2013 at Navy Pier! Whether you are on the South Side, in the heart of downtown, or hanging out with friends on the North Side, you won't have to go far to find a New Years Eve party in Chicago. The whole city and far reaching suburbs will be alive and well when it comes time to usher in the new year. In downtown Chicago, Navy Pier is among the top draws for tourists, and locals alike, who find the strip's eclectic nature extremely welcoming. Stretching out into Lake Michigan, Navy Pier affords visitors an amazing view back on the city's impressive skyline. Between the hours of 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. on December 31, Navy Pier will be the place where many will want to celebrate the Chicago New Years Eve with the Sears Tower and all of the other celebrated Chicago skyscrapers lit up in the near distance. It makes a great backdrop for memorable New Years images. Or Bundle up and head for Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, where Midnight fireworks cast their reflections onto Lake Michigan.

The Chicago New Years event at Navy Pier generally is held at The Crystal Gardens. You might want to get your tickets now for this affair, as only around 1800 people will be allowed to attend. The music here will be geared towards the younger crowd, and you must be at least 21 years old to enter. This big time Chicago New Years Eve party will feature a DJ, a Stefani Signature Buffet, a full bar, a premium champagne midnight toast and a private terrace from which to take in the fireworks. Every year they seem to add extra bathrooms, which will surely find a welcome reception, and the party will supply guests with party favors. The atmosphere is bound to be a pretty lively one, especially upon the culmination of the countdown on the pier's ferris wheel. If you can't make it to this party, or are looking for another downtown New Years Eve party in Chicago, then you might consider the event taking place at the Chicago House of Blues. The party starts at 9 p.m. and lasts until 1 a.m. About 600 people are allowed in, so tickets will likely sell out fast. You can grab your drinks at the all night open bar and the midnight champagne toast will be followed by a breakfast buffet.