Big performances and awkward moments fill the VMAs

By: Jonathan BennettThe MTV Video Music Awards have a reputation for providing some memorable moments, and the 2013 event, which took place Aug. 25, was no different. With an array of unique performances and big names taking over Brooklyn's Barclays Center, the ceremony was definitely one viewers will remember. The big winners Some of the biggest names in music were rewarded for their music videos with recognition awards. Taylor Swift won the prize for Best Female V...
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Kendrick Lamar leads all nominees at BET Hip Hop Awards

By: Tucker Harrington Kendrick Lamar made a big splash on the music scene this year, and it has already paid off with multiple nominations at the BET Hip Hop Awards. The rapper leads all musicians with 14 chances to win recognition awards at the ceremony, including Best Hip Hop Video, Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year and Best Featured Verse. Lamar won Lyricist of the Year at last year's show, but he is poised to take home more custom a...
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California organizations honor innovation with awards

By: Jonathan BennettGovernment Technology and The Center for Digital Government teamed up to present the 2013 Best of California Awards, which honor the programs and innovations used to revamp public technology throughout the state. In an Aug. 21 ceremony, several individuals and groups were given recognition awards for their work in the IT sector. "This year the Best of California award winners really focused on the fundamental business of government...
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‘N Sync may reunite at Video Music Awards

By: Abigail RichardsThe MTV Video Music Awards are less than a week away, and rumors are swirling that the hit boy band 'N Sync could be reuniting as part of the ceremony. Comprised of members Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick, the boy band was wildly popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s but has not been together for nearly 10 years. Timberlake will certainly be a part of the show, as he is nominated for six of the cust...
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How to care for crystal awards

By: Tucker HarringtonEarning any kind of awards is an impressive accomplishment, so it's natural for recipients to want to show off their custom trophies whenever possible. However, showcasing these awards in a public space means that individuals should be caring for their tokens to keep them in pristine condition. Cleaning and maintaining crystal awards can be particularly difficult. The material can change based on the award's surroundings, so it is impo...
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Geekie awards give ambitious nerds the spotlight

By: Abigail RichardsNerds united on Aug. 18 at Hollywood's Avalon Club for the Geekie Awards, which were created to highlight notable work in everything from comic books and graphic novels to web series and games. Even podcasts, trailers and crowdfunding campaigns had their own categories at the show.USA Today noted that celebrity presenters included the original "Battlestar Galactica" star Richard Hatch and Brea Grant of the hit TV series "Heroe...
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Bluegrass Awards reveal nominees

By: Jonathan Bennett Nominees were recently announced for the International Bluegrass Music Awards. The Gibson Brothers and Balsam Range emerged as the two groups with the best chance at bringing home some of the recognition awards, as the acts lead all nominees with eight and seven nominations, respectively. The Gibson Brothers are nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Vocal Group and Song of the Year for "They Called It Music," a...
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More acts announced for MTV’s Video Music Awards

By: Tucker Harrington As the MTV Video Music Awards inch closer, more details keep coming out about the performances that will thrill viewers during the show. In addition to the already announced acts, which include Kanye West and Lady Gaga, a few of music's most popular stars will take the stage. Two of the hottest songs of the summer are Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" and Robin Thicke's smash hit "Blurred Lines." Both of these...
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Editing category added to Spirit Awards list

By: Abigail RichardsThe 29th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards might not be taking place until March 1, 2014, but that doesn't mean members of the award show's committee aren't already gearing up for the event. Most recently it was announced the Spirit Awards will feature a new category aimed at honoring the best of the best in film editing. According to Variety magazine, officials of the Awards confirmed this news and shared with fans that the re...
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Deserving employees earn praise in Dayton City

By: Tucker HarringtonTaking the time to honor workers who continue to go above and beyond day in and day out is important, which is why the City of Dayton in Texas recently hosted its annual employee recognition awards ceremony. According to Your Houston News, a wide range of city workers, ranging from members of the police and fire forces to library and Water and Wastewater employees, were presented with custom awards.The annual luncheon, which took place Aug. 2 at the Dayto...
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