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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

#MovietimeInManhattan @TheAcademy ACADEMY GIVES EXCLUSIVE LOOK INTO ITS FILM ARCHIVE WITH “HOLLYWOOD HOME MOVIES” EVENT

With special guests Hayley Mills, Bob Koster and Gregory Nava

The Academy Film Archive gives an exclusive look into the lives of classic Hollywood figures with its annual “Hollywood Home Movies: Treasures from the Academy Film Archive” event available for streaming online for the first time. The collection of home movies celebrates individuals who overcame barriers to work in the motion picture industry, with personal footage captured between the 1930s and the 1960s. Actor Hayley Mills joins to discuss her 1966 comedy “The Trouble with Angels,” while writer-director Gregory Nava and Bob Koster, son of director Henry Koster, share stories about their family films. Lastly, Academy archivist Sean Savage provides tips on caring for your own home movies. Original music for the program is composed and performed by Michael Mortilla. For more information, visit Oscars.org.

Footage includes:
Director Dorothy Arzner – the first woman to join the Directors Guild of America – boating with her friend Billie Burke
Gilbert Roland’s 16mm home movies in early Kodachrome
A party at the home of Dolores Del Rio and Cedric Gibbons
A road trip with cinematographer James Wong Howe
Director Henry Koster leaving Europe as the Nazis come to power
Behind the scenes with Loretta Young, Celeste Holm and Elsa Lanchester
Nat King Cole at a movie premiere
Ida Lupino directing a female cast led by Rosalind Russell and Hayley Mills in “The Trouble with Angels”
Plus, Constance Bennett, Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, William Haines, Gypsy Rose Lee, Satchel Paige and more


Randy Haberkamp (presenter), Academy’s Senior Vice President, Preservation and Foundation Programs
Lynne Kirste (presenter), Academy Film Archive’s Special Collections Curator
Bob Koster (special guest)
Hayley Mills (special guest), actor
Michael Mortilla, musician
Gregory Nava (special guest), writer-director


WHEN/WHERE:
Available now on Oscars.org.


ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, opening April 30, 2021.

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A Peachy's Pick Since 2012 and #Best #Spanish #Restaurant in #Manhattan, El Pote Espanol #ElPote #ElPoteEspanol Since 1977 by New Owners Nicolas Ahuatl and Juan Costa Fall 2020 #WhomYouKnow #PeachysPicks @ManhattanPeachy #PeachyDeegan

Owner Nicolas Ahuatl and Executive Chef Francisco Bravo
Paella Valencia
All salads are not the same: some are just superior.
El Pote had earned our highest recommendation in January:
We've been going there since 2012.  When a venue earns our Highest Recommendation it's rare they get better, but El Pote actually did which is especially incredible considering the current climate.  First of all it has the best bathroom makeover we've seen in recent memory.  Obviously we go to the bathroom first and wash our hands and if you didn't learn that in life before this year you ought to be doing it now.
Not only does El Pote have outdoor seating in front now which they never used to have but far better they have a garden in back which is where we ate and we loved it.  New Owner Nicholas Ahuatl in his genius creation:
This is the best vacation now it is ambient and the nastiness on any sidewalk cannot happen in a private garden!!!  Obviously he has thought of space heaters etc. and we like the plants.
Inside there are 6 tables for 12 people right now per the utterly crazy unfair regulations imposed on restaurants in particular. 
El Pote is now open seven days a week and though we do not review brunch or eat brunch, if you do we are confident it is fantastic.  Also on the brunch menu is the green salad we had:
We never edit pictures.  You serve the best or we don't feature you!
Mango, avocado, mixed lettuce, red onions, lemon, cherry tomatoes and grilled chicken are terrifically spectacular and this is the perfect way to start.  This is a new menu item.
You cannot pass go and collect $200 without eating the succulent garlic shrimp.  If you took six years of French like Peachy you will be pleased to know anything Spanish on the menu is also in ENGLISH.  Gambas al Ajillo beautifully dance in garlic butter to ignite your appetite and they are just as good as they were when Enrique and Jose did it, a rare feat in this discipline.  Below, meet Champinon Rellenos:
The shrimp used to be our favorite appetizer but these tie for #1 when you consider the sensational crabmeat that inhabit these mushrooms.  Make sure on both accounts-shrimp and mushrooms-you wait for them to cool before you dive in and burn your mouth.  Of course food is served hot here!
All of the soups are incredible but this time we chose the Garlic Soup as Dr. Peachy thinks it will make her immune system fabulous in addition to the knockout flavor.  This is also just as spectacular as it was under Enrique and Jose, and if you like garlic you are going to want to order more to take home with you because there is no way anyone else makes this as well as El Pote.
You should know that Executive Chef Francisco Bravo has been at El Pote since 1981 (no one would have taken us seriously then as a food critic) and Sous Chef Roosevelt Arista has been there since 1990: both evidence their tremendous experience in the utmost quality on your plate consistently.  For our meat entree we chose the Ternera Plancha: Broiled Veal.  Joined by a trifecta of fabulous vegetables including favorites string beans and red pepper, this is an example of what you believe might be straightforward dish executed at an amazingly high level.
Also important to know is the wine list boasts both quality and depth and we're going to give the wine brands they highlight a chance to be reviewed in Champagne wishes.

Popeye and all spinach enthusiasts will be wowed with the creamed spinach that joins the Broiled Catch of the Day: Red Snapper!  Pescado del Dia (fish of the day) is not only a generous portion but also grilled to a smashing flavor that will leave you truly impressed.  If you are looking for something signature, the best paella however in all of New York can be found at El Pote.  There is more than one version and the version we had this time was Paella Valencia:
Paella Glamour Shots:
Be prepared to enter Paella heaven!  Classic chicken, seafood, sausage and rice sing a symphony of exquisite flavor that will culminate in your happy addiction to the El Pote paella, unparalleled in quality.  The singular sensation of each ingredient is alone terrific and when they are teamed up, the result is tastebud fireworks!  Just what you need on a chilly night in New York!

El Pote continues to Earn Our Highest Recommendation.

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#Politics #SportyPeachy @Interior Wrigley Field Designated as a National Historic Landmark Our Coverage Sponsored by Cosmopolitan Dental, Official Dentist of Whom You Know @GaroNazarianDDS #cosmopolitandental #loveyoursmile

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt designated Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, as a National Historic Landmark, recognizing the significant role the ballpark has played in the city of Chicago and the history of professional sports. 

National Historic Landmarks are buildings, sites, districts, structures, and objects that have been determined by the Secretary of the Interior to be nationally significant in American history and culture. 

“The historical significance of Wrigley Field is interwoven into our nation’s story and a key part of what has become America’s beloved pastime for over a century,” said Secretary Bernhardt. “It is with great enthusiasm that I designate this iconic national treasure, the site of many legendary events, innovations and traditions in baseball history, as a National Historic Landmark.” 

“Wrigley Field is a special place in the hearts of generations of fans,” said Chicago Cubs Executive Chairman Tom Ricketts. “That’s why, from our first day as owners, we committed to preserving Wrigley, which will now take its well-earned place in the lineup of American history and culture as a national treasure.”
HISTORICAL AND NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE OF WRIGLEY FIELD 

Built in 1914, Wrigley Field has been the home of the Chicago Cubs since 1916, a National League charter franchise dating to 1876. Two years younger than Fenway Park in Boston, Wrigley Field is the second oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball and the oldest in the National League. 

Wrigley Field is the only remaining ballpark connected to the Federal Baseball League, the short-lived rival to the National and American Leagues. It also hosted the first tryouts and organization of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. And, it was home to the Chicago Bears from 1921 to 1970, one of the original franchises in the National Football League. 

Several innovations in baseball history have their origins in the ballpark. In 1916, the original owner Charles Weeghman started the custom of permitting fans to keep balls hit into the stands as mementos. Wrigley Field was the first ballpark to have refreshment booths behind the stands, and the first to use an organ on-site to entertain fans during games. The Chicago Cubs were among the first to embrace broadcasting home games on radio in 1925 and on television in 1946. These broadcasts drew fans from across the globe and contributed to the popularity of the Chicago Cubs and American baseball. 

Many legendary events have taken place in the ballpark, including baseball’s only “Double No-Hitter” in 1917, Babe Ruth’s supposed “Called Shot” during the 1932 World Series and Gabby Hartnett’s “Homer in the Gloamin'” that helped propel the Chicago Cubs to the 1938 National League pennant. It was also the location in 1933 of the first National Football League championship, the forerunner to today’s Super Bowl. 

Wrigley Field’s ivy-covered, brick outfield wall and well-known bleachers behind it were constructed during renovations in 1937. The 27-foot-high outfield scoreboard was also added at that time. Other improvements include seating renovations, the addition of an upper deck, and the addition of lights for night games in 1988. Renovations during the multi-year restoration and expansion project initiated in 2014 further enhanced the iconic features of Wrigley Field. 
ABOUT NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS 

There are approximately 2,600 National Historic Landmarks in the United States. Mount Vernon, Pearl Harbor, the Apollo Mission Control Center, Alcatraz and Martin Luther King's Birthplace are among the renowned historic properties in the nation designated as Landmarks. Learn more about National Historic Landmarks online


About the U.S. Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior conserves and manages the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of the American people, provides scientific and other information about natural resources and natural hazards to address societal challenges and create opportunities for the American people, and honors the Nation’s trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives and affiliated island communities to help them prosper.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

#SmallScreenScenes DISCOVERY ANNOUNCES SECOND SEASON OF ‘UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE’ WITH THREE BUSINESS TYCOONS VYING TO MAKE A MILLION-DOLLAR COMPANY IN JUST 90 DAYS

‘UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE’ Returns Wednesday, January 6, at 8 PM ET/PT Followed by the All-New ‘UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE: COMEBACK CITY’ at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery

In the first season of UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE, self-made businessman Glenn Stearns bet big that the American Dream was still alive and well. Viewers watched as Glenn was stripped of his name, wealth and contacts and dropped into a city he’s never been to see if he could build a million-dollar company in 90 days with only $100 in his pocket. Inspired by Glenn’s audacious bet, three new entrepreneurs have stepped forward to embark on the same bold challenge. UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE returns for a second season on Wednesday, January 6 at 8 PM ET/PT on Discovery, followed by an all-new series UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE COMBACK CITY at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery.

This season, three successful entrepreneurs are betting $1 million that they can go undercover in three different cities, start their own business with just $100 and top the million-dollar mark in just 90 days. At the end of the challenge, each of them will reveal their true identities to the people who helped build their business. But will they be able to turn their big ideas into a reality? And can they navigate the impact of COVID-19 that has forced so many businesses across the country to shutter?

Each person will need to rely on their own unique secrets of success. Everyone has their own game plans, secret business hacks and strategies. After all, there’s more than one way to make $1 million dollars.

The entrepreneurs going undercover this year include:
Grant Cardone, an unapologetic entrepreneur and international motivational speaker, real estate investor, sales trainer and author of best-selling publications, including The 10XRule and Be Obsessed or Be Average. The traditional concept of the American Dream — work hard, save money and own a home — is wrong, according to Grant. He maintains that people have everything you need, and cash is trash when it sits idle. You need to put your money and your contacts to work. There’s nothing Grant won’t do for an opportunity to succeed, and he believes that relentless attitude should be adopted by everyone.
Monique Idlett-Mosley, the founder and CEO of Reign Ventures, a technology fund that empowers young entrepreneurs to create their own multimillion-dollar businesses. Monique has generated hundreds of millions for the startup companies she’s collaborated with. After a childhood of adversity, Monique proved herself as a young executive on the rise at USA Today. She made her first fortune by creating an agency that partnered corporations with entertainment and sports stars. Monique went on to become the brains behind the Mosley Music Group, in partnership with her now ex-husband Tim “Timbaland” Mosley, where she was responsible for managing the successful careers of such high-profile artists as One Republic, Nelly Furtado and Chris Cornell.
Elaine Culotti, a real estate developer, interior designer, builder, founder of House of Rock and visionary. A serial entrepreneur since the age of 14, Elaine broke into the male-dominated construction business and bulldozed her way into becoming one of the industry’s biggest players. Elaine doesn’t let anyone or anything stop her from achieving her goals. She has developed and built everything from luxury homes to casinos and hospitals. Elaine moves forward with intense determination, no visible fear of failure, and an uncanny ability to get her way.

Following the premiere of UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE will be the all-new series UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE: COMEBACK CITY premiering Wednesday, January 6 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery. In this new series, Glenn Stearns from the first season of UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE, returns to Erie, Pa., where he built his business, Underdog BBQ, in just 90 days. Now he has a new mission: rescuing small businesses on the brink of going bust.

When the economy hit the skids earlier the year, Glenn was contacted by other Erie businessmen and women who were struggling to keep their own dream alive. Each episode will follow Glenn as he works to turn around one of these small businesses. After assessing their operation and identifying areas to change, he’ll work with them to transform it in just 27 days. Why 27 days? The average small business in America has just 27 days in cash reserves. Glenn believes that if a business can’t turn it around in that amount of time, they’ll never be able to.

Each episode will give all business owners key lessons on how to stay afloat and grow. Glenn will identify the many pitfalls new businesses face and lay out a plan to reach their money-making goals. Though, no money will be handed out. Viewers will get simple tips on how to earn fast money and thrive despite all the odds. From diners and boxing gyms to coffee shops and rust belt manufacturing, Glenn will share all that he’s learned and might have a few surprise tricks up his sleeves as well.

To catch fans up on last season, Discovery will be re-airing the first season of UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE in a marathon line-up on Small Business Saturday, beginning at 11 AM ET/PT on Saturday, November 28.

Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using #UndercoverBillionaire and follow Discovery on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates.

UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE is produced for Discovery Channel by This is Just a Test. For This is Just a Test, Aengus James, Colin King Miller, and Tim Warren are executive producers as well as Michelle Galster as executive producer for UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE: COMEBACK CITY. Glenn Stearns serves as Executive Producer for both series. For Discovery Channel, Joseph Boyle and Carter Figueroa are executive producers and Jessica Mollo is associate producer.

About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

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#NewYorkNotes @RecordingAcademy #63rdGrammysNominees RECORDING ACADEMY® ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THE 63RD ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

BEYONCÉ LEADS GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS WITH NINE; DUA LIPA, RODDY RICCH, AND TAYLOR SWIFT EACH GARNER SIX; BRITTANY HOWARD EARNS FIVE

The Recording Academy® has revealed nominees for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Leading the pack this year are recordings representing a wide-range of musical genres, including pop, classical, jazz, rap, R&B, and rock. Top nominees include Beyoncé (9), Dua Lipa (6), Roddy Ricch (6), Taylor Swift (6), Brittany Howard (5), John Beasley (4), Justin Bieber (4), Phoebe Bridgers (4), DaBaby (4), Billie Eilish (4), David Frost (4), and Megan Thee Stallion (4). As the only peer-selected music accolade, the GRAMMY Awards are voted on by the Recording Academy's voting membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers. This year, the Academy received a total of 23,207 entries for GRAMMY® consideration, setting the record for the most entries in a single year.

Nominations in all categories* were announced this morning via a global livestream featuring Recording Academy Chair and Interim President/CEO Harvey Mason jr., alongside Regional Mexican singer-songwriter Pepe Aguilar; Nigerian Afropop singer Yemi Alade; GRAMMY Award-winning classical violinist Nicola Benedetti; two-time GRAMMY Award-winning Christian singer Lauren Daigle; current nominee Mickey Guyton; two-time GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist and past GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony® host Imogen Heap; "CBS This Morning" anchor Gayle King; current nominee and two-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Dua Lipa; current nominee Megan Thee Stallion; and "The Talk" host Sharon Osbourne.

"This has been a tough year for our industry but I have witnessed, day after day, the incredible resiliency of the music community," said Mason. "This year's nominated recordings are proof that the creative spirit continues to be alive and well, and our nominees are a testament to the passion and perseverance that our community embodies. I'm endlessly amazed that so many music creators continue to use their craft to tell important stories, providing a dynamic soundtrack that both directly impacts and reflects our culture. I truly believe in the power of music, and the 63rd GRAMMYs® will be an opportunity to help us unite, uplift and inspire."

This year's nominees were voted on by Recording Academy voting members from more than 23,000 submissions and reflect the wide range of artistic innovation that defined the year in music (Sept. 1, 2019–Aug. 31, 2020). The final round of GRAMMY voting is Dec. 7, 2020–Jan. 4, 2021. The Recording Academy will present the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, on the CBS Television Network from 8:00–11:30 p.m. ET/5:00–8:30 p.m. PT with Emmy Award-winning "The Daily Show" host and comedian Trevor Noah serving as host. The Premiere Ceremony will stream live on GRAMMY.com beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT.

The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by Fulwell 73 Productions for the Recording Academy. Ben Winston is executive producer, Jesse Collins and Raj Kapoor are co-executive producers, Fatima Robinson, Josie Cliff and David Wild are producers, Patrick Menton is talent producer, and Hamish Hamilton is director.

The following is a sampling of nominations from the GRAMMY Awards' 30 Fields and 83* Categories.
For a complete nominations list, visit www.grammy.com. Later today media assets from today's livestream will be available here. Click here to download the social media toolkit.

Record Of The Year:
"Black Parade" — Beyoncé
"Colors" — Black Pumas
"Rockstar" — DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch
"Say So" — Doja Cat
"Everything I Wanted" — Billie Eilish
"Don't Start Now" — Dua Lipa
"Circles" — Post Malone
"Savage" — Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé

Song Of The Year:
"Black Parade" — Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim "Kaydence" Krysiuk & Rickie "Caso" Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)
"The Box" — Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)
"Cardigan" — Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
"Circles" — Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)
"Don't Start Now" — Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)
"Everything I Wanted" — Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
"I Can't Breathe" — Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)
"If The World Was Ending" — Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)

Album Of The Year:
Chilombo — Jhené Aiko
Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition) — Black Pumas
Everyday Life — Coldplay
Djesse Vol. 3 — Jacob Collier
Women In Music Pt. III — Haim
Future Nostalgia — Dua Lipa
Hollywood's Bleeding — Post Malone
Folklore — Taylor Swift

Best New Artist:
Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
Chika
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Kaytranada
Megan Thee Stallion

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
"Un Dia (One Day)" — J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy
"Intentions" — Justin Bieber Featuring Quavo
"Dynamite" — BTS
"Rain On Me" — Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande
"Exile" — Taylor Swift Featuring Bon Iver

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Changes — Justin Bieber
Chromatica — Lady Gaga
Future Nostalgia — Dua Lipa
Fine Line — Harry Styles
Folklore — Taylor Swift

Best Dance/Electronic Album:
Kick I — Arca
Planet's Mad — Baauer
Energy — Disclosure
Bubba — Kaytranada
Good Faith — Madeon

Best Rock Performance:
"Shameika" — Fiona Apple
"Not" — Big Thief
"Kyoto" — Phoebe Bridgers
"The Steps" — HAIM
"Stay High" — Brittany Howard
"Daylight" — Grace Potter

Best Progressive R&B Album:
Chilombo — Jhené Aiko
Ungodly Hour — Chloe X Halle
Free Nationals — Free Nationals
F*** Yo Feelings — Robert Glasper
It Is What It Is — Thundercat

Best Rap Performance:
"Deep Reverence" — Big Sean Featuring Nipsey Hussle
"Bop" — DaBaby
"What's Poppin" — Jack Harlow
"The Bigger Picture" — Lil Baby
"Savage" — Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé
"Dior" — Pop Smoke

Best Country Album:
Lady Like — Ingrid Andress
Your Life Is A Record — Brandy Clark
Wildcard — Miranda Lambert
Nightfall — Little Big Town
Never Will — Ashley McBryde

Best Jazz Vocal Album:
Ona — Thana Alexa
Secrets Are The Best Stories — Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez
Modern Ancestors — Carmen Lundy
Holy Room: Live At Alte Oper — Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band
What's The Hurry — Kenny Washington

Best Latin Pop Or Urban Album:
YHLQMDLG — Bad Bunny
Por Primera Vez — Camilo
Mesa Para Dos — Kany García
Pausa — Ricky Martin
3:33 — Debi Nova

Best Americana Album:
Old Flowers — Courtney Marie Andrews
Terms Of Surrender — Hiss Golden Messenger
World On The Ground — Sarah Jarosz
El Dorado — Marcus King
Good Souls Better Angels — Lucinda Williams

Best Contemporary Blues Album:
Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? — Fantastic Negrito
Live At The Paramount — Ruthie Foster Big Band
The Juice — G. Love
Blackbirds — Bettye LaVette
Up And Rolling — North Mississippi Allstars

Best Global Music Album:
FU Chronicles — Antibalas
Twice As Tall — Burna Boy
Agora — Bebel Gilberto
Love Letters — Anoushka Shankar
Amadjar — Tinariwen

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):
Acid For The Children: A Memoir — Flea
Alex Trebek – The Answer Is… — Ken Jennings
Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, And The Richest, Most Destructive Industry On Earth — Rachel Maddow
Catch And Kill — Ronan Farrow
Charlotte's Web (E.B. White) — Meryl Streep (& Full Cast)

Best Music Film:
Beastie Boys Story — Beastie Boys
Black Is King — Beyoncé
We Are Freestyle Love Supreme — Freestyle Love Supreme
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice — Linda Ronstadt
That Little Ol' Band From Texas — ZZ Top

*Due to complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the nominations for the 63rd GRAMMYs for Best Immersive Audio Album will be announced next year in addition to (and separately from) the 64th GRAMMY nominations in the category.





ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY
The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

For more information about the Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, "like" Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy's social communities on Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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#ReadThis #Daylight by @DavidBaldacci

Whom You Know has been impressed with David Baldacci many times and he was most recently featured this past summer:

In Daylight you'll see the story of Atlee Pine continued!  She hopes she is "not going to die on a beach in freaking New Jersey!" (p.307) but you know what: it is 2020!

Previously she was featured in:

A Long Road to Mercy

A Minute to Midnight

We believe Daylight is the third installment, and we love her drive and gritty character.  In fact, we especially wish she was our personal security in Manhattan right now!  You'll particularly like this if you are an identical twin or are in the process or dream of meeting the family you have never met.  

We imagine that David doesn't knit or he'd know it's KNIT one (not stitch one), purl two...(p.8) however he has knit up quite a story for Atlee to experience that even includes Manhattan.  All Boston College Eagles will be pleased to know there is a character named McElroy (upper dining hall) and for everyone that is a fan of the Sopranos, you should know the Italian mob in New Jersey is all over this one.  If you also love Billions you'll notice there's another kind of Axelrod here-we're not talking Bobby.

If you would like to be in the FBI but from a distance on the couch, this is exactly what you need to brighten up your Thanksgiving.  It is prime time for reading now!  Cover-ups of epic proportions are in full power and become unleashed...we won't tell you details.  It's so timely with the deep state that mires the winning independent thinking Americans!  Career politicians that are paid off do not win in the end and we love Baldacci's commitment to defending the police and the FBI perhaps most of all.

Our favorite characters are without a doubt Finnegan and Guinness!   This book reads quickly and the 400 pages will pass before you know it.  Also, though near Central Park, 57th street does not border it.  It is parallel to 58th, then Central Park South which does border it.  Beautiful penthouses will be found on all of those streets.

Eeeny meeny miney moe pick this book and give it a go!
Daylight by David Baldacci is recommended by Whom You Know.





Following David Baldacci’s New York Times bestsellers LONG ROAD TO MERCY and A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT, Atlee Pine returns in DAYLIGHT (Grand Central Publishing; November 17, 2020). FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s search for her sister Mercy clashes with military investigator John Puller’s high-stakes case, leading them both deep into a global conspiracy from which neither of them will escape from unscathed. 

For many long years, Atlee Pine was tormented by uncertainty after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Now, just as Atlee is pressured to end her investigation into Mercy’s disappearance, she finally gets her most promising breakthrough yet: the identity of her sister’s kidnapper, Ito Vincenzo. With time running out, Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum race to Vincenzo’s last known location in Trenton, New Jersey—and unknowingly stumble straight into John Puller’s investigation, blowing his arrest during a drug ring investigation involving a military installation. 

Stunningly, Pine and Puller’s joint investigation uncovers a connection between Vincenzo’s family and a breathtaking scheme that strikes at the very heart of global democracy. Peeling back the layers of deceit, lies and coverups, Atlee finally discovers the truth about what happened to Mercy. And that truth will shock Pine to her very core. 

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world’s favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 130 million worldwide sales. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at WishYouWellFoundation.org. 

About the Book 

DAYLIGHT by David Baldacci (On-Sale November 17, 2020) 

Atlee Pine Series | Grand Central Publishing | 416 Pages 

Hardcover ISBN: 9781538761694 ($29.00) 

E-book ISBN: 9781538761687 ($14.99) 

Also available as an audio book and in large print 

GrandCentralPublishing.com | DavidBaldacci.com 

David Baldacci has been writing since childhood, when his mother gave him a lined notebook in which to write down his stories. (Much later, when David thanked her for being the spark that ignited his writing career, she revealed that she’d given him the notebook to keep him quiet, “because every mom needs a break now and then.”)

David published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. The feature film adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 41 novels for adults; all have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television. His novels are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. David has also published seven novels for younger readers.

A lifelong Virginian, David received his Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, after which he practiced law in Washington, D.C.

In addition to being a prolific writer, David is a devoted philanthropist, and his greatest efforts are dedicated to his family’s Wish You Well Foundation®. Established by David and his wife, Michelle, the Wish You Well Foundation supports family and adult literacy programs in the United States. In 2008 the Foundation partnered with Feeding America to launch Feeding Body & Mind, a program to address the connection between literacy, poverty and hunger. Through Feeding Body & Mind, more than 1 million new and gently used books have been collected and distributed through food banks to families in need.

David and his family live in Virginia.

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#SmallScreenScenes @ScienceChannel #MysteriesoftheAbandoned GHOSTS FROM THROUGHOUT HISTORY: AN ALL NEW SEASON OF MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED PREMIERES DECEMBER 3 ON SCIENCE CHANNEL

An abandoned North Carolina ghost town which briefly served as the backdrop for the dystopian blockbuster film The Hunger Games. A world-renowned yoga center nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas that once recruited the likes of The Beatles and Mia Farrow in search for Nirvana, now untouched and left alone for decades. A vast labyrinth of subterranean tunnels lying beneath the busy streets of Ukraine with ties to KGB spies, Nazis and criminals who once called the catacombs home.

Once important and significant sites and structures across the globe, today these abandoned marvels are mere ghosts of their once rich – sometimes haunting – history. In an all new season of Science Channel’s hit series, MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED, experts reveal the stories behind these remarkable places and why they were left behind.

MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED premieres Thursday, December 3 at 9pm ET/PT on Science Channel. In addition to watching MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED on Science Channel, viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #MysteriesoftheAbandoned and following @ScienceChannel on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Throughout this season, viewers will travel around the world to uncover the mysteries behind these massive structures and abandoned sites on the brink of collapse. After decades of decay, withstanding erosion, disasters and wars, each of these structures stand to tell their own unique story.

In the northern Dead Sea, a once popular Israeli tourist resort closed suddenly when the safety of guests became of grave concern due to a massive sinkhole engulfing a parking lot, rooms and several palm trees. Once a sought-after destination for travelers around the world, today the buildings stand abandoned as the Dead Sea retreats and more sinkholes emerge at an alarming rate. Sitting high in a sheer cliff face on the Italian island of Sardinia, a strange castle remains eerily abandoned, begging many to wonder what its purpose was at one point in time. Was it built as a defensive structure, or meant to serve as a solution to an impossible engineering problem for nearby mining operations?

Also this season, on a mysterious volcanic island in the East China sea, strange structures sit eerily on a large plateau littered with concrete ‘caves,’ unnatural tunnels and echoes of a dark past. Now a popular destination for visitors eager to understand its shadowed history, this island was once the staging post for untold destruction, anti-communist violence and the killing of thousands of people over time.

Throughout MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED, these structures, sites, villages, ruins and more are brought back to life with advanced CGI modeling to help tell the stories of these lost worlds and their haunted pasts.

MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED is produced for Science Channel by Like A Shot Productions. For Like A Shot, Henry Scott and Steve Gillham are executive producers. For Science Channel, Neil Laird is executive producer and Andrew Lessner is producer.

About Science Channel
Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc. is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as MYTHBUSTERS, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. Science Channel’s programming also includes timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 63 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel’s popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.

About Discovery
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

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#SmallScreenScenes #RocketAroundTheXmasTree GIVING 2020 THE SEND-OFF IT DESERVES! DISCOVERY’S ALL-NEW EXPLOSIVE SERIES ‘ROCKET AROUND THE XMAS TREE’ BLASTS ONTO TELEVISION SCREENS DECEMBER 3

Get your mistletoe missiles, catapulting candy canes and sky-rocketing snowmen ready… Discovery is set to kick off the holidays in tree-mendous style with an all new limited series, ROCKET AROUND THE XMAS TREE, premiering Thursday, December 3 at 10pm ET/PT. In an epic and explosive holiday themed rocket competition, teams of deck-the-hall daredevils put their rocketry skills to the test each week as they compete in a series of explosive contests to determine who can take their holiday cheer to new heights and walk away with the coveted ‘Golden Rocket-Tree Topper’ trophy.


ROCKET AROUND THE XMAS TREE premieres Thursday, December 3 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #RocketAroundTheXmasTree, and follow Discovery on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok for the latest updates.

Hosted by YouTube star and science aficionado, Nick Uhas, these teams of super-sonic rocketeers, ranging from thrill-seeking amateurs to aerospace engineers, will put their unique backgrounds and skill sets to the test as they take on these super-charged challenges and give 2020 the explosive send-off it deserves.

Some teams include The Odd Rocketeers, made up of longtime friends Max Kauker and Alex Moreno, who met through their university’s rocketry club and discovered friendship at first flight. Another team, Alex and Lydia Yeckley of The Snow It Alls, is a unique father-daughter duo of mechanical engineers who are ready to put their shared history of high-pressure robotics competitions to the test. Married couple Myron and Tiera Fletcher, known as team Rocket With The Fletchers, are ready to put their advanced degrees in fields like structural and thrust engineering to use and their motto, ‘Faith, Love and Rockets,’ into action.

The challenges include anything from launching faux Christmas trees sky-high in an attempt to deliver letters to Santa Claus, blasting toy soldiers towards Santa’s pile of presents, firing candy canes at warp speed and impressive distances, and attempting to safely transport and land 50 delicate ornaments without breaking them using standard model rocket kits.

ROCKET AROUND THE XMAS TREE is the non-stop high-flying yuletide rocket action we all need to close out the year. Holiday cheer is in the air… and soon faux Christmas trees and holiday decor will be too! But don’t worry, no real trees were harmed in the making of this tree-mendous showdown.

ROCKET AROUND THE XMAS TREE is produced for Discovery by Public House Pictures. For Public House Pictures, Rob Hammersley and Christopher Irion are executive producers. For Discovery, Wyatt Channel is executive producer and Andrew Lessner is producer.

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About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com. –

About Discovery
iscovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

#ReadThis @AgathaChristie @HarperCollins @Morrow_PB #LordEdgwareDies by #AgathaChristie Eighth #8 #HerculePoirot #Mystery

 
Eight is great!
And, if you are in New York you know there's a limit of ten people to a gathering right now imposed by the governor-so this is the only way you can have "Thirteen at Dinner"! That is the previous title of this work.  The Agatha Hit Parade on Whom You Know continues.  Previously featured in the Poirot series in order:

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Murder on the Links

Poirot Investigates

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The Big Four

The Mystery of the Blue Train

Peril at End House

"Do you not know, my friend, that each one of us is a dark mystery, a maze of conflicting passions and desires and attitudes?  Mais oui, c'est vrai.  One makes one's little judgements-but nine times out of ten one is wrong." (p 6-7) Poirot philosophizes.  Joined by Hastings, the major mustached gentlemen fueled by little grey cells makes the acquaintance of the acting crowd, so this should particularly appeal to those in entertainment.  


Taking place in London, Lord Edgware Dies is the best way to attend a dinner party right now.  Get virtually dressed up for across the pond as you'll frequent Regent's Gate, the Savoy, Sloane Square, and you will definitely want to order Baba au Rhum at the little restaurant in Soho.  You'll think motives, wonder about keys and trinkets and thank your lucky stars that Dowager is not your mother-in-law.  You might even be inspired to retreat from email to write letters as you'll enjoy re-reading here, reading inbetween the lines of course.  Maybe it will even bring pince-nez back!

Arranging ideas with order and method is again front and center.  Order and Method!!! But why would you tear and not cut?  What's different about this book is that the reader probably does not care that much for Lord Edgware himself: it's more of the process itself and Poirot's thinking and figuring out that is providing the entertainment factor.  In the other books it can be argued that you care about the murdered person.


There's twists and turns and a terrific dance of words.  All of the usual plot lines are covered from love to money and from power to deceit. Pass the champagne.


A killer is amongst us. 


Lord Edgware Dies is Recommended by Whom You Know.






Born in Torquay in 1890, Agatha Christie became, and remains, the best-selling novelist of all time.

She is best known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, as well as the world’s longest-running play – The Mousetrap. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in translation.

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