Newspapers given journalism awards

By: Tucker HarringtonA lot has happened in the past year, and a few news organizations and publications were among the most important sources of information during these major events. To honor these efforts, the Associated Press Media Editors Journalism Excellence Awards set out to recognize individual reporters, pieces and newspapers that went above and beyond for the public. The Ashbury Park Press from New Jersey and the Virgin Islands Daily News won two of the top awa...
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Lady Gaga to return to the stage at MTV Video Music Awards

By: Abigail RichardsThe MTV Video Music Awards are still several weeks away, but some recent revelations have fans anxiously awaiting the show. Specifically, music fans around the country are excited for the return of Lady Gaga, who will be taking to the stage to perform a new single from her upcoming album "Artpop." So far, she is the first live performer to be announced, although there are sure to be more reveals on the horizon. Part of the reason people...
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Elton John to receive first-ever BRIT Icon Award

By: Jonathan BennettNo one can deny that Elton John has become an important part of music history. The famed singer and musician has achieved success in a number of ways, from penning songs for award-winning movies and musicals to crafting radio hits and legendary ballads. Soon his contributions to the industry will be honored, as John is set to become the first-ever recipient of the BRIT Icon Award. The BRIT Awards is  an annual show that honors the very best ...
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Rita Moreno to receive Life Achievement honor at SAG Awards

By: Tucker HarringtonThe annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are months away, but that didn't stop the SAG-AFTRA organization from announcing one of the actors who will receive accolades at the 20th annual awards show. Actress Rita Moreno, who began working in the industry nearly 70 years ago, will be honored as the 50th recipient of SAG's Life Achievement Award. "I am simply delighted that Rita Moreno is the 50th recipient of our SAG Life Achievement A...
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Disney to honor 8 ‘Legends’ during upcoming expo

By: Jonathan BennettDisney is known throughout the world as a company that strives for innovation, so it's no surprise that the organization wants to recognize those individuals whose efforts contribute to its massive success. One of the ways it does just that is by handing out awards to people it considers to be "Disney Legends." This year, Disney plans on highlighting the contributions of eight individuals at its annual Disney Legends Awards. The en...
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Emmy nominations highlight old favorites and new trends

By: Abigail RichardsWhen actors Neil Patrick Harris and Aaron Paul took to the stage in the early morning of Thursday, July 18, they had the hopes of many well-known entertainers on their shoulders. As the duo announced the nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, they were able make some dreams of their fellow actors come true - while also letting Hollywood know that there has been a change in where they need to look for top television shows. Netflix makes w...
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Athletes and actors bring their A-game to the ESPY Awards

The world's top athletes are used to bringing home plenty of awards from their respective sports, whether it be Olympic medals, championship trophies or anything in between. There are very few instances where fans can offer their input as to who should bring home the prize, however, which is part of the reason the ESPY Awards are so unique. Hosted by ESPN, the ESPYs allow fans to vote on who receives the recognition awards, ensuring that marquee athletes are joined ...
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MTV Video Music Award nominations announced

By: Tucker HarringtonThe MTV Video Music Awards have been around for decades, helping to honor the biggest names in music each and every year. This year, the awards show is taking place in Brooklyn for this first time ever, and its famed custom trophies will also be getting a facelift. One thing that is sure to stay the same is the elite list of artists set to attend.This year's show isn't scheduled to take place until Aug. 25, but the list of nominees was just anno...
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Star athletes prep for ESPY Awards

By: Tucker HarringtonThe day after Major League Baseball's All Star Game is typically known as the dullest day in sports. With no professional games scheduled, many fans are left scrambling to find something to watch, but luckily, ESPN has stepped in to provide some entertainment for the masses with the airing of its annual ESPY Awards. ESPN's awards show honors the top athletes, moments and performances that have taken place in the world of professional sports...
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Capital Brewery earns honors for being best in the US

By: Jonathan Bennett The annual U.S. Open Beer Championship took place in Atlanta, Ga., during the Fourth of July weekend, and the competition handed out recognition awards to some of the best beer makers from around the world. More than 2,500 libations went head to head in 68 different categories, but only a few left the event with custom trophies and a win. Capital Brewery of Middleton, Wisc., earned the title of Grand National Champion after winning three go...
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