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The 2012 Grammy Award Nominations

 

 

The  2012 Grammy Nominations were announced last night during  "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night telecast!!  There were the predicted nominees like Adele, who received 6 nominations including Album of the Year for "21"  and Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga.  There were also some surprises too!!  Check out the list of nominees below and get the complete list here!   The 2012 Grammy Awards are February 12th at 7pm on CBS!

THE 2012 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

Record of the Year
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Bon Iver, “Holocene”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”
Katy Perry, “Firework”

Song of the Year
Kanye West, “All of the Lights”
Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”
Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
Bon Iver, “Holocene”
Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Album of the Year
Adele, 21
The Foo Fighters, Wasting Light
Lady Gaga, Born This Way
Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops and Hooligans
Rihanna, Loud

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Someone Like You” — Adele
“Yoü And I” — Lady Gaga
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“Firework” — Katy Perry
“F***in’ Perfect” — Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Body And Soul” — Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
“Dearest” — The Black Keys
“Paradise” — Coldplay
“Pumped Up Kicks” — Foster The People
“Moves Like Jagger” — Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

 

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A Look Inside Lady Gaga's Workshop !!

I had a blast in NYC this past weekend!!  It was the first time I had visited the Big Apple during the holiday season and I wasn't disappointed!  One of the first stops on my trip was to the flagship Barney's stire on Madison Avenue.   Lady Gaga colaborated with the iconic department store to put together hundereds of fun items in all price ranges for a limited time.  25% of the sale of these items goes to her Born This Way Foundation.  You can check out the Barney's website here for more information.   Check out my pictures from my visit ot Lady Gaga's workshop for a sneak peek inside!  It was fabulous!!



































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TV Specials Tomorrow & Friday

THURSDAY

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (ABC) Watch the classic Peanuts tale in which Snoopy and Woodstock prepare toast and popcorn for their harvest feast.

Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas (Fox) Thanksgiving is so 10 minutes ago; it's time to celebrate Christmas with this new animated special inspired by the big-screen hit starring John Leguizamo and Ray Romano.

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (NBC) Did you know that this time-honored kids story is an allegory for post-World War II relations between Japan and the U.S.? No? Well, it has a really cute elephant in it.

Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (Fox) In the first Peanuts special produced without the involvement of creator Charles Schulz (ruh-roh), Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy try to help Linus give up his security blanket.

The Simpsons (Fox) When Homer and the kids aren't getting into the holiday spirit, Marge sends a letter to Martha Claus (voiced by Martha Stewart) to help save the family Christmas. Katy Perry makes a cameo.

A Very Gaga Thanksgiving (ABC) In this 90-minute special, Katie Couric interviews the mercurial pop star, who performs eight songs, including a duet with Tony Bennett, and prepares a Thanksgiving dinner of deep-fried turkey and waffles with chef Art Smith.

The 85th Anniversary of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC) Matt Lauer hosts this retrospective of the favorite floats and performances from parades past.

FRIDAY

Shrek the Third (ABC) Shrek, Donkey and Puss in Boots search for the rightful heir to the throne in this DreamWorks three-quel.

Hoops and YoYo Ruin Christmas (CBS) A bunny-and-kitty duo (perhaps you recognize them from their appearance on Hallmark greeting cards) become accidental stowaways on Santa's sleigh in this animated special presented by the Hallmark Channel. Synergy!

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (CW) In this animated interpretation of the novelty holiday song, Jake searches for his grandma so he can save her Christmas shop from being sold by his greedy cousin.

The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story (CBS) This animated special, based on the best-selling children's book, posits that each child has a tiny live-in elf who watches him or her and then reports back to Santa. Creepy little tattle-tale.

Olive, the Other Reindeer (CW) Drew Barrymore voices this tale about a dog who wants to fill in for an injured Blitzen on Santa's sleigh team and save Christmas.

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TV Specials Tomorrow & Friday

THURSDAY

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (ABC) Watch the classic Peanuts tale in which Snoopy and Woodstock prepare toast and popcorn for their harvest feast.

Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas (Fox) Thanksgiving is so 10 minutes ago; it's time to celebrate Christmas with this new animated special inspired by the big-screen hit starring John Leguizamo and Ray Romano.

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (NBC) Did you know that this time-honored kids story is an allegory for post-World War II relations between Japan and the U.S.? No? Well, it has a really cute elephant in it.

Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (Fox) In the first Peanuts special produced without the involvement of creator Charles Schulz (ruh-roh), Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy try to help Linus give up his security blanket.

The Simpsons (Fox) When Homer and the kids aren't getting into the holiday spirit, Marge sends a letter to Martha Claus (voiced by Martha Stewart) to help save the family Christmas. Katy Perry makes a cameo.

A Very Gaga Thanksgiving (ABC) In this 90-minute special, Katie Couric interviews the mercurial pop star, who performs eight songs, including a duet with Tony Bennett, and prepares a Thanksgiving dinner of deep-fried turkey and waffles with chef Art Smith.

The 85th Anniversary of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC) Matt Lauer hosts this retrospective of the favorite floats and performances from parades past.

FRIDAY

Shrek the Third (ABC) Shrek, Donkey and Puss in Boots search for the rightful heir to the throne in this DreamWorks three-quel.

Hoops and YoYo Ruin Christmas (CBS) A bunny-and-kitty duo (perhaps you recognize them from their appearance on Hallmark greeting cards) become accidental stowaways on Santa's sleigh in this animated special presented by the Hallmark Channel. Synergy!

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (CW) In this animated interpretation of the novelty holiday song, Jake searches for his grandma so he can save her Christmas shop from being sold by his greedy cousin.

The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story (CBS) This animated special, based on the best-selling children's book, posits that each child has a tiny live-in elf who watches him or her and then reports back to Santa. Creepy little tattle-tale.

Olive, the Other Reindeer (CW) Drew Barrymore voices this tale about a dog who wants to fill in for an injured Blitzen on Santa's sleigh team and save Christmas.

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Happy Thanksgiving!! Gratitude is Everything!

I have always been a big believer in gratitude!!  I try and start each and everyday being thankful for all that I have.  it really starts my day off the right way!!  I also think it's important to thank those around us for everything they do!!  Even the smallest gesture of thanks can make someone's day!!  Yesterday this happened to me when I went to my mailbox and found a small envelope.  I was not expecting anything special , but when I opened it I found the most lovely thank you note from Taylor Swift!  Yes, the Taylor Swift who I had the pleasure of meeting last month when she was at the Frank Erwin Center.  This lovely thank you card turned what had been a stressful , crazy day into a fun and exciting one!!  I posted a few pictures below to share with you!! 

That is what gratitude does, no matter where it comes from, it's pretty powerful stuff!!  I want to thank you , our loyal Majic 95.5 listeners for your friendship and for listening everyday.  It really does mean the world to me!!  Happy Thanksgiving!!








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Extreme Makeover Home Edition Bastrop Pep Rally info...




We are proud to announce ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (@extremehome) is coming to Bastrop Co to build a new home! The Simplifiers are planning the Bastrop County Pep Rally on Tues 11/29 at 6:30pm at the Wilhelm Performing Arts Center @ 1401 Cedar Street, Bastrop, TX 78602. Details on volunteering for the build here: http://www.joinextreme.com/texas


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Boating on Lake Travis

Someone said you could walk from Mansfield Dam to the Sometimes Islands on Lake Travis I had to see it for myself.  We rented a boat and saw some incredible sights!
Lake Travis 11-19-11
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Colored Toilet Paper Is Back!!



It's back!!  After many years of being taken off the market because the color dyes were said to be dangerous, colored toilet paper was taken off the market.  I remember our bathroom was pink and we always had the matching TP.  Well it looks like it's back in a bigger, bolder and brighter way!!  A company called Extra Colorful has a new line of vibrant toilet paper, even black!!  It's is completely non toxic and said to be soothing too!!  The only problem I have is the $6.99 price tag for two rolls!!  Check out some of the colors below and on their website here!





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Will Nail Polish For Men Catch On?

 Look out ladies!!   We've got some competition in the nail polish department.  A men's grooming company called Evelution Man has come out with a line of nail polish for men!!  I've know rock stars like Steven Tyler wear nail polish and it seems that Johnny Depp and David Beckham are fans of this line of nail colors, but the guy next door?  I don't think so, though I do think a manicure looks great on a man!  What do you think?  Check out the full Evelution Man line here!

     


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What is a Veteran?

What is a Veteran?
 
Some veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in the eye.

Others may carry the evidence inside them: a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrapnel in the leg - or perhaps another sort of inner steel: the soul's ally forged in the refinery of adversity.

Except in parades, however, the men and women who have kept America safe wear no badge or emblem.

You can't tell a vet just by looking.

He is the cop on the beat who spent six months in Saudi Arabia sweating two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel carriers didn't run out of fuel.

She - or he - is the nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep sobbing every night for two solid years in Da Nang.

He is the POW who went away one person and came back another - or didn't come back AT ALL.

He is the Quantico drill instructor who has never seen combat - but has saved countless lives by turning slouchy, no-account rednecks and gang members into Marines, and teaching them to watch each other's backs.

He is the parade - riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and medals with a prosthetic hand.

He is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket - palsied now and aggravatingly slow - who helped liberate a Nazi death camp and who wishes all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when the nightmares come.
He is an ordinary and yet an extraordinary human being - a person who offered some of his life's most vital years in the service of his country, and who sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs.

He is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness, and he is nothing more than the finest, greatest testimony on behalf of the finest, greatest nation ever known.

So remember, each time you see someone who has served our country, just lean over and say Thank You. That's all most people need, and in most cases it will mean more than any medals they could have been awarded or were awarded.

Two little words that mean a lot, "THANK YOU".



Father Denis Edward O'Brien/USMC
 
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