Millions of revelers filled Times Square to celebrate the Waterford crystal ball dropping for 2013.Ryan
Seacrest hosted this year’s celebration with memories tribute to Dick
Clark along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg notating Clark’s
Paul, Minn. – Madonna 2012 World Tour performed Saturday night to a
packed house of close to 14,000 fans at the Xcel Energy Center in St.
Paul.The tour marks 25 years since Madonna has performed in the Twin Cities.
Aretha Franklin showed why her staying power has remained for 50 years of performing. Franklin gave a strong and powerful show to a sold out Radio City Music Hall. The Queen of Soul brought gospel to the show and performed at the piano singing many pieces including Franklin’s rendition of Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Trouble Water.”
Walker, Minnesota - Kid Rock was the Thursday night Headliner that broke all record attendance for Moondance Jam.Campers and fans began moving into the outdoor venue on Wednesday and were treated to pre-concert high energy performances.Thursday
was the beginning of the main acts that went through Saturday night
with top notch performers as John Fogerty, Heart, Motley Inc., Grand
Funk Railroad and more.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- This
was what football used to be like in Minnesota before the Vikings began playing
under a dome.Snow, ice, wind, sloppy football, a field with yard lines that
were virtually invisible. The Vikings would have
loved to remember Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens for the experience
of playing - and winning - in the snow.Instead,
Minnesota absorbed another painful defeat, 29-26, and lost running back Adrian
Peterson to a foot injury. The Vikings (3-9-1) also were officially eliminated
from playoff contention.
Joe Flacco threw a
9-yard touchdown pass to rookie Marlon Brown with 4 seconds left to cap a wild
back-and-forth final 125 seconds that featured five touchdowns and five lead
changes."We thought the game was
over four times," defensive end Jared Allen said. "But they came back
every time we scored."The zany
ending overshadowed a first half in which a driving snow left the field almost
unplayable."I had always wanted to
play in the snow, and I got my opportunity today," receiver Cordarrelle
Patterson said. "We expected to win. And in the end, it wasn't what we
expected it to be."Brown's catch
concluded a five-play, 80-yard drive that took only 41 seconds.
parade route was lined with millions of people waiting for the 87th
Annual Macy’s Day Parade.NYPD gave the
go ahead to fly the large balloons but at a lower level closer to the ground
because of the strong winds and gusts.Balloon handlers held tight as turning the corner around Columbus Circle
where a wind-tunnel effect takes hold.Spider-Man’s left arm deflated when the left arm hit a tree by Central
had performers Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, Cher Lloyd, Kellie Pickler, Ariana
Grande, Austin Mahone, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri, Gavin Degraw, Fifth
Harmony, Fall Out Boy, Kristen Chinoweth, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia
Line and Robertson Family from A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” show.Also lining the parade route were 1,600 cheerleaders
and dancers, 900 clowns, 37 novelty balloons, 30 floats, 15 giant character
balloons, 11 marching bands, 1 spinning dreidel balloonicle and Santa Claus
welcoming in the Holiday Days.
– The wind was too strong to safely launch the large balloons for the
Thanksgiving parade.Gusts of wind
ranged all the way to 45 mph.The
streets were not packed as in the past but still strongly lined with crowds of
warmly dressed enthusiastic spectators.Marching bands, floats, police motorcycles, clowns and dancers were all
filling the parade route even though the 16 large balloons were not present.
Dignitaries were present and marched in the
parade; Governor Dannel P Mallow, elect
David Martin – Stamford Mayor, Jim Himes – U.S. Rep D-Conn. and Richard
Blumenthal –U.S. Senator D-Conn., downtown District President Sandy Goldstein.
CT – A Balloon Inflation Party sponsored by SAC Capital Advisors, LP was packed
with fans watching balloons being filled and entertainers performing Saturday
evening.The Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team
gave a demonstration proving why they were strong contenders of America’s Got
Talent as season eight semi-finalists.
Parade Spectacular presented by Stamford Town Center and The Advocate/Hearst
Medial will feature Allan Houston as Grand Marshal.Houston is NY Knicks Assistant general
Manager, two-time NBA All-Star and during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia helped the Team USA bring the gold medal home. Master of Ceremonies will be Alan Kalter from the Late Show with David Letterman. Four new balloons will be amongst the 16 giant
helium balloons - Smurf, Babar & Badou and Foofa & Plex from Yo Gabba
Fargo-Moorhead Chamber Chorale performed to a packed audience at Gethsemane
Episcopal Church Saturday evening.Michael Culloton was the Artistic Director and Conductor, Michael Olson,
guest organist and Susan Nagel was the pianist.Some of the pieces performed; “Jubilate Deo” by William Walton
(1902-1983), “Rejoice in the Lamb” by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and “The
Sailor and Young Nancy” arranged by E. J. Moeran.
Chorale was founded in 1980 and has performed throughout the community and has
been nominated to serve as a Governor’s Choir in North Dakota.Sheila Omoth who serves as the General
Manager said “the 47 members come from all walks of professional life and are
very dedicated with rehearsals every Tuesday evening from September to May.”Michael Culloton is in his second year as
Artistic Director and Conductor.Upcoming concerts: “A Singing Valentine,” February 8, 2014 along with a
silent concert and dinner; “Songs of Nature,” May 10, 2014.
The historic 15-minute phone call between President Barack Obama and Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani may have cost the U.S. one of its key friends in the Middle East. President Obama's phone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani marks the first time the nations' leaders have communicated directly since 1979. What does this mean for their future relationship? NBC's Chuck Todd reports. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia have been allies for some 80 years, with the U.S. offering military protection to the world’s second-biggest oil producer. But as relations warm between Tehran and Washington, Saudi Arabia last month signaled that it will "shift away from the U.S.," giving Secretary of State John Kerry plenty to discuss with King Abdullah when they meet on Monday.
Kevin Love had 34 points, 15 rebounds and five assists, Kevin Martin scored 30 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves improved to 3-0 for the first time in 12 years with a 109-100 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday night. Minnesota took a huge lead after a 40-point first quarter, then pulled away after the Knicks trimmed it to two in the closing minutes to move halfway to matching the 2001-02 team that set the franchise record by winning its first six. The Timberwolves, averaging a whopping 37.3 points in the first quarter, are healthy again after an injury-wrecked 2012-13 and showing the early promise of a team that can contend for its first playoff berth since 2004. Carmelo Anthony had 22 points and 17 rebounds for the Knicks, who have dropped two straight after a season-opening victory and drew some loud boos in the first half while appearing to be standing still on defense.
Grand Forks, ND – The Shadows Tribute show gave their fans a wide range of the 50’s and 60’s music to rock with.The Shadows were originally named Bobby Vee and the Shadows when they replaced Buddy Holly at the Moorhead Armory when Holly was killed in a plane crash Feb. 3, 1959 in Iowa.After that time forward Bobby Vee and the Shadows band cut four gold records and sold over 13 million records.The English groups took over the music industry in 1964 when The Shadows original band broke up.Dick Dunkirk who was the founding member of the band revived the present group for a performance as the original group was inducted into the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame.
The Shadows have been touring the Midwest performing 50-60 shows a year.Saturday evening the Grand Forks Symphony had their string section perform Buddy Holly’s string hits with the band “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore,”Bobby Vee’s “Take Good Care of My Baby” and other hits by Gene Pitney and Roy Orbison.Bobby Vee is no longer performing due to health reason.The band gave tribute to Bobby Vee as they played “Rubber Ball” and the audience gave a standing ovation and cheers as the band closed the evening.