By J.D. Capelouto, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Atlanta natives and Grammy-nominated sister singing duo Chloe x Halle will sing “America the Beautiful” before Super Bowl LIII, the NFL announced Sunday.The group joins the previously announced Gladys Knight in the pre-game festivities at Mercedes Benz Stadium on Feb. 5. Knight is set to sing the national anthem. RELATED: Gladys Knight explains her decision to sing the national anthem Chloe and Halle Bailey, just 20 and 18 years old respectively, were born in Atlanta and caught the attention of Beyoncé in 2013 after posting a cover of her song “Pretty Hurts” on YouTube.They were subsequently signed to her label Parkwood Entertainment and released their debut album “The Kids Are Alright” last year. Their vocal talent and contemporary R&B style earned them Grammy nominations for best new artist and best urban contemporary album for next month’s ceremony. … [Read more...] about Atlanta natives Chloe x Halle to sing ‘America the Beautiful’ at Super Bowl
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Mesfin Fekadu, Ap Music Writer Updated 7:29 am PST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 FILE - In this May 5, 2017 file photo, PJ Morton performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Morton is set to perform at next month’s Super Bowl halftime show as a member of Maroon 5, and a week later he’ll attend the Grammy Awards, where he’s nominated for four awards, including three for his work as a R&B singer. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - In this May 5, 2017 file photo, PJ Morton performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Morton is set to perform at next month’s Super Bowl halftime show as a member of Maroon ... more Photo: Amy Harris, Amy Harris/Invision/AP Photo: Amy Harris, Amy Harris/Invision/AP Image … [Read more...] about Q&A: Maroon 5’s PJ Morton on Super Bowl and Grammy noms
Honoree Colin Kaepernick speaks onstage at ACLU SoCal Hosts Annual Bill of Rights Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on December 3, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) Travis Scott performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 12: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up prior to the NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park on January 12, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Travis Scott performs at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 12: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during warm ups prior to the NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park on … [Read more...] about Travis Scott, Colin Kaepernick huddle up to discuss Super Bowl gig, report says
SAN DIEGO — A question of unrivaled consequence has descended on this picturesque seaside city: Should the good citizens root for or against the Chargers, the football team that abandoned them a season ago but didn’t go really all that far? In years past, the team’s surprising success would be cause for widespread celebration. Fans would proudly wear team jerseys and caps, bars would overflow with viewing parties, and the team would dominate water-cooler talk. The Chargers went 12-4 in the regular season, beat the Baltimore Ravens on the road in an AFC wild-card game, and now have a chance to topple the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Sunday in the divisional round. But ambivalence has dominated San Diego’s cool ocean breeze of late. After a long, messy fight over funding for a new stadium in San Diego that was never built, the Chargers left for Los Angeles in 2017, forcing legions of jilted fans to decide whether to follow the team north, … [Read more...] about ‘My biggest fear is they’ll get to the Super Bowl’: Chargers’ success poses a problem for San Diego
Red Bull Crashed Ice — which drew up to 150,000 spectators to St. Paul annually — skated out to Boston. Phalen Park’s “Holiday Lights in the Park” has gone dark. And Stillwater Ice Castles is moving to Excelsior. Even the Art Shanty Projects that drew attendees by the tens of thousands to frozen shores of White Bear Lake, Plymouth and Minneapolis won’t return in early 2019, at least not in the same monthlong capacity. You might call this the winter of our discontent. Especially coming off last year’s glitzy Super Bowl extravaganza that helped make the coldest season in the Twin Cities one to remember. But there is hope. Here’s a brief guide — by no means exhaustive — to winter traditions and potential alternatives this season. For a thorough guide to east-metro winter happenings, check out the Visit St. Paul tourism bureau online at visitsaintpaul.com/blog/our-holiday-event-picks/. WINTER CHEER The traditions: RICE PARK TREE … [Read more...] about No Crashed Ice, no Super Bowl. Where’s the winter fun this year? Do not despair.