ASCAP recognizes the biggest songwriters and composers of 2010

The 28th annual American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Pop Awards dished out plaques to Rod Stewart, Band of Horses, and other song writers and producers this past Wednesday night, according to Billboard.Rod Stewart was honored with the ASCAP Founders Award for his long career of top billboard hits. Band of Horses received the Vanguard Award and performed their tune, No One's Gonna Love You, according to the media outlet.In addition, Train performe...
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Winners announced at the Latin Billboard Music Awards last night

Enrique Iglesias and Shakira cleaned house at the Latin Billboard Music Awards, which aired last night. Iglesias left with nine new trophies and Shakira with six awards, according to the Miami Herald.Iglesias walked away with Latin Artist of the Year and Latin Album of the Year among his other seven recognition awards. The news source reports that there were few groups or individuals who won these awards. Out of the 55 people that were nominated, only 17 went home with a trop...
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Lawrence University students honored in DownBeat magazine

By Jonathan BennettDownBeat magazine recently announced its Student Music Awards winners. For its 34th year, the magazine will recognize saxophone quartet from Lawrence University, which is located in Appleton, Wisconsin, in the June issue, according to the Appleton Post-Crescent.The four students were honored for their live performance this past fall. They earned the undergraduate college winner in the classical group category."With their dedication and initiative [the ...
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Do Something Awards returning to VH1 this summer

By Abigail RichardsVH1's Do Something Awards is coming back for its second year. These recognition awards, which will be airing August 18, honor individuals who have shown exemplary work in community service and helped in other charitable contributions. The catch is that all of these honorees are younger than 25 years old.Do Something is an organization that tracks young individuals who are volunteering , and their goal is to have around two million people participating ...
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CMT Music Awards nominations announced

By Tucker HarringtonCountry stars Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts and Miranda Lambert are all up for CMT Music Awards this year as the nominees were announced yesterday morning. However, the surprise nod goes to Justin Bieber, who is also up for a country music award, according to the Los Angeles Times.Pop-star Justin Bieber is nominated for collaborative video of the year for his revamped tune, That Should Be Me, which he worked on with Rascal Flatts.Jason Aldean is competing wi...
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A good week.

Another productive week. We had an order requesting an odd color fill so accommodating this need was a challenge. We were able to find the perfect solution and effectively fulfill their award needs for over 100 pieces. Our satisfaction comes from hearing back from the client after they receive their awards and acknowledging that we exceeding their expectation again. Always a good feeling when we overcome a challenge and our goal is to make ordering awards easy for you. If we ...
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Teachers recognized for excellence in their profession

By Tucker HarringtonTeachers from Loveland, Colorado, were honored for their exemplary work in their profession this past weekend. Twenty-two individuals were mentioned from the Thompson School District at the 10th annual Crystal Apple Awards, according to the Coloradoan.Laurie Shearer, who is the president of the Thompson Education Association, read off each name and handed each teacher an award, which was a crystal award shaped as an apple.Shearer told the news source the s...
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Outer Critics Circle Awards nominations released

By Jonathan BennettThe Outer Critics Circle Awards, which will take place on May 26, has announced this year's nominees, and Sister Act and Anything Goes received the highest number of nods for on and off-Broadway shows, according to The Stage.Sister Act, which is based off the 1992 movie that starred Whoopi Goldberg, nabbed nine nominations. Anything Goes, which is a 1934 revival, stacked up eight nominations.In addition, War House was nominated in four categories inclu...
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A history of broken trophies

By Tucker HarringtonPlayers of sports teams will play an entire season with one goal in mind - to win a championship. When the victory is achieved, the tangible symbol that represents the individual or group as champions is a trophy. However, sometimes these objects are not as well taken care of as one might think.Looking back, it is important to remember that when Real Madrid watched their trophy plummet to the ground and get run over by their team bus, it was not the first ...
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Andy Grammer will take the MTV O Award this Thursday

By Tucker HarringtonSinger Andy Grammer won the Most Innovative Video MTV O Award for his music video for Keep Your Head Up. Grammer's video won over the expert panel who deliberated live online Monday night, according to MTV.Grammer's video allowed the online viewer to change the story line as the video progressed. The expert panel, which consisted of five individuals who are well-known in the music industry, decided that this idea incorporated audience participati...
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