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.