Athletes give back to Miami community for Christmas

first_img(WSVN) – Local sports heroes from the Miami Dolphins and Miami Heat were in the spirit of the holidays, Monday, when they gave back to their local communities.Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh took a break from dishing out punishment to opposing quarterbacks to team up with Pay Away With the Layaway and surprise families at a Burlington Coat Factory.Suh paid off the in-store debts owed by several families at the Lauderdale Lakes store.“I mean, it’s great to just be able to spread joy, and to be able to give somebody else a helping hand, is something that’s always great,” Suh said.He remembered his own childhood, when his family often needed help. Now, he’s happy to be in a position to help.“I grew up in a community understanding I didn’t get to wear I am without anybody else’s help,” Suh said. “So being able to give somebody else some help, and to enjoy their particular weekend and the holidays coming up, is always nice.” As Suh helped families in Lauderdale Lakes, the Miami Heat surprised children in hospitals throughout South Florida.Players and coaches visited Baptist Children’s Hospital and Holtz Children’s Hospital to pass out toys and gifts they collected during a recent toy drive.Miami native Udonis Haslem said he always enjoys giving back.“This is something that for me is like a gift to myself,” Haslem said. “It’s way more than money or anything physical; it’s the gift of giving and bringing joy and smiles to these kids and families.”Eclise Sena, whose child was visited by the Heat players, said it’s important that the children know people outside of their family care.“When you see the community comes together like this, it’s very encouraging, and we’re very hopeful that the children have some other people other than close family that are thinking of them at this time, especially around Christmastime,” Sena said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Stronger and Better Together in Hollywood sends supplies to Puerto Rico

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Some concerned South Floridians are lending a helping hand to the people of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.Stronger and Better Together put together a major donation for the Caribbean island, Saturday.Volunteers loaded up a plane at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport with tons of supplies.Canned goods, water and other everyday essentials are now headed to the devastated island.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Secret Santa donates coins worth 1500 to Salvation Army

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – The Salvation Army in South Florida received a pair of pricey golden gifts from an anonymous donor.A secret Santa dropped two rare coins into one of the organization’s famous red kettles at a Wal-Mart in Pompano Beach.The coins were donated on different days, Nov. 27 and Wednesday. Both coins are 1947 Mexican pesos made with pure gold and are worth about $1,500.“We’re just so excited for this great, generous gift that really infuses our numbers and helps us to provide the services that we do throughout the year,” said Salvation Army Area Commander Major Keath Biggers.This is the fourth year in a row that the secret coin crusader has contributed to the cause.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Broward College students take advantage of mass shooting seminars

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Broward College campus police are preparing students to handle a shooting.Some students fear they could be easy targets on campus but said, with the proper training, they’ll know what to do in a bad situation.“I’m a mother, and I have a friend that was a victim and passed away due to gunfire, so I was in shock,” said Broward College student Tiana Gonzalez.“No student really can come on campus these days and really say that they feel safe,” said Broward College student Alec Vergara.Before the Parkland high school shooting, monthly mass shooting seminars held at Broward College were sparsely attended, but nearly a week after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there was a large turnout.“On the heels of being the center of attention with such a terrible event in our lives, it has really woken people up,” said campus safety director Lt. John Labandera.The hour-long session included a video from the Center for Personal Protection and Safety. “It’s a step in the right direction because, so far, there is no steps that have been taken,” Vergara said.Students said they believe these kinds of steps will not only keep them safe but others as well.“You just have to act, so I hope we can take something from this and at least have an idea,” Brannon said.“You can save yourself and save others in the long run,” Gonzalez said.Campus police said they also invite non-students to attend sessions, as well. If you’re interested, you can get the contact information here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The goal is to teach people warning signs and how to handle yourself in a crisis.Senior Lindsey Brannon is studying to be a teacher and felt like the presentation could be beneficial for her future career.“After the event occurred last Wednesday, I emailed my advisor the next day and said, ‘Hey, I’m a future teacher. We need this,’” she said.Labandera, who has spent his career in law enforcement has hosted these sessions on each Broward College campus once a month. However, after the Stoneman Douglas shooting, Labandera said the lesson is now personal.“It effected me tremendously because I’ve spent many years as a police officer and resource officer working for the Broward County Schools,” he said.Labandera said the most important thing is to be aware of anything going on around you. “The minute you walk out of your door from home, you must raise your condition level of alertness,” he said.It’s a tip that these students admitted can be easily overlooked, especially when you’re busy. last_img read more

Miami Gardens hosts violence intervention forum

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Concerned residents of a South Florida city plagued by gun violence came together to discuss possible solutions to the pressing issue.Miami Gardens held a violence intervention forum at the Universal Truth Center, Saturday. The city teamed up with Miami-Dade County to implement new approaches to crime fighting and violence prevention.Miami Gardens Police Chief Delma Noel-Pratt said it is imperative to let those willing to consider gun violence know that it is never the right course of action.“We have to look at where did they come from, what their family history is, other things that they need,” she said. “There may be resources that are needed, whether it be they’re unemployed, maybe they need a job, steer them in a different direction in order to let them know that gun violence is not the answer.”Since 2011, Miami-Dade County has seen more than 1,000 murders that involved guns. Nearly 50 percent of the victims are between the ages of 18 and 30.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Broward Transit employees host book bag giveaway in Fort Lauderdale

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Some children in Broward County received a helping hand from their community just as they are getting ready to go back to school.Employees from Broward County Transit handed out book bags and school supplies at a fundraiser held in Fort Lauderdale, Sunday.For bus operator Tinita Brown, for her and fellow organizer Carla Wells, it’s all about helping those in need.“She came to me about two years ago. talking about, ‘Oh, Tinita, we need to give out to the community. I want to do a book bag drive,’” she said. “I’m like, ‘OK, we can get that started,’ so what we’re going to do — so we got two big boxes, we got two garages — one at the south one, one at the north garage. We put two boxes there, and we asked those drivers, supervisors, mechanics or whatever to give us school supplies, and we had more than enough.”The organizers, also known as the BCT Angels, started the event in 2016. Since then, they have provided clothing, food and personal care items to the homeless and families in need.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Oleta River sewage pipe temporarily contained amid ongoing noswim advisory

first_imgNORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A pipe that was leaking sewage into the Oleta River in North Miami Beach has been temporarily contained, county officials have announced.According to the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, crews were able to block the leak after more than 1.6 million gallons of wastewater passed through.A precautionary swim advisory remains in effect for parts of Northeastern Miami-Dade County until water samples pass testing.The affected areas include Maule Lake, the Intracoastal Waterway, the Haulover Inlet, Greynolds Park and the Oleta River State Park.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Moving Towards Modular

first_imgIt can be a tough transition. “The challenge is creating a site that really anticipates and reflects the critical points in the workday of your community of readers,” says Alison Johns, vice president, e-media, business information group at Access Intelligence. “For example, my products, as they evolve out of monthly magazines and into daily Web sites, have never been news-led. We’ve focused our build-outs on appealing to our readers’ needs for how-to and tutorial information.”News is an easy target for publishers that desire a consistent level of content turnover, but in Johns’ case, news was not what users were looking for on her site, “We did grow at first in the direction of news but realized that where we could offer the most to our community was by giving them rich media tutorials.”Content for has coalesced around what the users are interacting with the most. “The number-one destination on the site is the blog, not the news,” says Johns. “Now what we do is present the areas that we think will be the most engaging in the first scoop and that is still blogs, training and news.”Fluid NavigationCategories and taxonomy certainly matter, particularly since magazine publishers often cover markets that contain a variety of vertical niches., for example, which has 15 million to 20 million uniques per month, has a navigation system crafted around nine main verticals, with a number of subcategories under each. Tracking visitor patterns helps determine what content users are interested in.“We’ll track on a very direct basis our high usage pages like the index pages for the channels and the home page for the site,” says Jim Spanfeller, president and CEO of “And we certainly will look at page views per session, page views per unique, time per session, time per unique, and so on.”But some publishers are finding that a much more fluid presentation of content is gaining popularity among users. Particularly when content means anything from text to video to audio. “Navigation, when you used to design it, was set in stone,” says Johns. “But now there’s much more flexibility.”While you want to make sure that visitors can use multiple techniques to find what they’re looking for—navigation bars, search, related content, and others—relying on a rigid hierarchy may backfire. “A lot of us have a tendency to get carried away with the need for identifying a ton of content buckets on the site,” says Scott McKenzie, vice president and editorial director of Nielsen Business Media’s digital division. “But you’re actually doing a huge disservice to the audience. If you think about how you use sites that you visit every day you tend to do two things: You use the home page or you use search.”Accordingly, McKenzie is leading a redesign of most of Nielsen’s Web sites., for example, now has a modular, three-column design that incorporates a variety of content types while still offering a tabbed navigation scheme across the top of the page.The home page displays a mix of every content type, giving users a variety of ways to interact with the site. It’s a strategy that’s particularly important for what’s essentially the gateway. “The home page is like a mini TOC,” says Eric Shanfelt, vice president of e-media at enthusiast publisher Aspire Media. “It’s giving you a preview into everything that’s going on in the site.”To illustrate, McKenzie’s redesign of brought video to the forefront, which used to be clicks away. “We had a lot of video content that we were producing and had it in a sub-navigation area and people were just not finding it. When we re-skinned, the video usage went up 300 percent.”Keep It in the FamilySo content types are blending under content categories, but they should also be accessible in standalone “media centers.” This is all part of giving users redundant methods of finding what they want. “Every piece of content really winds up being categorized in one of two ways,” says Shanfelt. “It’s defined by the kind of content it is and the category or categories in which it fits. So if I’m navigating by topic I’ll find it or if I’m navigating by type I’ll find it.”There’s also huge importance in arranging and attracting related content subjects, especially from the search function. “People are lazy. They don’t want to browse,” continues Shanfelt. “They want to search and bring up all the results. When I search, I’m not just looking for an article. Show me everything that you have that’s related to this question, whether it’s a forum thread, a video, an article, whatever.”Navigation used to reflect taxonomy but it doesn’t anymore, adds Johns. “Nor should it,” she says. “You need to have the ability to pull that information of what’s associated so people can go deeper into a particular topic.”So, when constructing, or even rebuilding, a site, what comes first—taxonomy or navigation? The taxonomy may come first, but navigation is not far behind, and often merges with it as the site build progresses. “I start with the database,” says Johns, referring to building the taxonomy into the CMS. “I start with what the community wants now and how we can differentiate from the competition. It’s about how you’re going to taxonomize the information your community needs and then how you prioritize it—what you float to the top and what you put off to the edges. You have to understand their needs and then you map that to your database and then map your navigation to that.”Web Site Architecture and Navigation: 6 Tips1. Start with the database (taxonomy) by focusing on what your users want, then build the navigation scheme on top of that. 2. Content categories should have their own mini-homepages, or information centers, where users have access to content associated to that one category. 3. If you’re rebuilding your site, examine the old site’s search logs. This will provide insight into not only what users are looking for, but the language they use. Categorize your content accordingly. 4. Don’t skimp on internal search functionality. You may have great content in a variety of formats, but if people can’t find it and link to related content, it’s useless. 5. Integrate all content types—video, audio, text, etc.—that belong to a certain category. Don’t isolate your video content on a video page, for example. 6. Weed out or de-emphasize short, one-off posts from search results. Users are typically looking for substantial content, not a two-sentence blog post that might have had value in its day, but no archival value. Site design and architecture changes almost as quickly as the Internet technology that drives it. As publishers work their way through site rebuilds, developers must keep a sharp lookout on the horizon for changing trends. When it comes to organizing content, however, publishers can all agree on two things (for now): There’s content type and content topic. No longer simply concerned with arranging text-based content, publishers have a buffet of multimedia assets that must be displayed and arranged—often under myriad vertical niches—in a way that facilitates the best user interaction and navigation. Trends are pointing toward simple, easy-to-use, modular architectures that blur the lines between content type—text, video, audio—while simultaneously corralling it into defined information centers.The Experience MattersThe first thing to recognize, says Jakob Nielsen, principal of the Nielsen Norman Group, a Web site design and usability consultancy, is that user needs are different online than they are in print. It’s an obvious distinction but one that forms the foundation of an online experience. “In print, people are very issue-oriented and it’s also a more immersive experience where they’ll sit and leaf through the whole issue,” adds Nielsen. “Online is the opposite. It’s much more goal-driven and solution-oriented.”Building a Web site’s information architecture springs from the way the audience will use it, and fundamentally, this originates from a need to solve a problem or answer a question. “That then begs the question of what the proper hierarchy should be,” says Nielsen. “There is no specific answer to that because it depends on the market but think of it from a problem perspective and try to structure it around answers to those problems.”last_img read more

EMedia Events Are Fastest Growing Revenue Streams for Consumer Publishers

first_imgE-media is the fastest growing part of the business for consumer publishers in 2010, according to the FOLIO: 2010 Consumer CEO Survey. While that isn’t much of a surprise (e-media has been the fastest growing revenue stream in the survey since 2005, the second year FOLIO: started offering the survey) the second fastest growing revenue stream may raise some eyebrows: events. Live events have long been part of the consumer-publishing stable, but have typically been positioned as value-adds designed to boost or lock-in the print buy. While events are the second smallest revenue stream, in front of only data and market information sales (which actually lost ground as a revenue generator in 2010), consumer publishers are finding success in converting their events to a sponsored model. Print advertising has fallen to an average of 40 percent of overall revenue for consumer publishers, but it remains the third fastest growing revenue stream. While publishers such as The Atlantic and Financial Times earn headlines for their aggressive digital push, both publications are seeing surprisingly large print gains as well. 2010 Revenue Ratios for Consumer PublishersPrint Advertising: 39.8%Paid Subscriptions: 21.5%E-media: 11.6%Newsstand sales: 9.2%Events: 6.6%Data/Market Information sales: 0.6% [Source: 2010 FOLIO: Consumer CEO Survey] However, 55 percent of respondents say print growth is coming from new advertisers in 2010, compared to 36 percent of respondents who say growth is being driven by existing print advertisers. For a full look at the 2010 Folio: Consumer Survey, including specific revenue breakdowns, technology investment and executive salaries, look for Folio:’s October issue, available October 1. Consumer Publishers Top Lines for 2010RevenueIncreased: 29%Decreased: 36%Stated the same: 29%Newsstand Sales Increased: 21%Decreased: 6%Stay the same: 31%Distribution CostsIncreased: 30%Decreased: 12%Stayed the same: 51% Market ShareIncreased: 38%Decreased: 9%Stayed the same: 46%Number of Direct CompetitorsIncreased: 14%Decreased: 31%Stayed the same: 49%Paper QualityIncreased: 5%Stayed the same: 78%Decreased: 8%Staff SalariesIncreased: 14%Decreased: 24%Stayed the same: 57%Staff SizeIncreased: 12%Decreased: 43%Stayed the same: 40%Travel/Entertainment BudgetIncreased: 9%Decreased: 47%Stayed about the same: 39%CEO CompensationIncreased: 6%Decreased: 30%Strayed the same: 58%[Source: 2010 FOLIO: Consumer CEO Survey]last_img read more

The Economist Claims a Trump Bump

first_img Haydn describes a marketing plan which highlighted the magazine’s Trump coverage in order to attract new audiences. While initially the team relied on content marketing, they have since shifted toward demand-driven audience initiatives. These include direct-response broadcast TV, digital out of home campaigns, digital marketing programs, and experiential marketing campaigns, such as the branded distribution of cricket-covered waffles. Trump Bump or not, this increase is no mistake. The Economist has spent the last few months buckling down on its North American audience. Unlike Vanity Fair and The New York Times, there hasn’t been any public tension between The Economist and the president of the United States, though the globalist magazine did endorse Clinton, and has run six semi-provocative Trump covers since the election.  “You can see that the news environment is increasing demand for quality content, and certainly [we have] had all of the right marketing initiatives in place to capitalize on this,” Marina Haydn, SVP of circulation and retail marketing for The Economist, tells Folio:. In addition to digital subscriptions, the coverage of Trump has permiated the print space. The magazine found that on average, covers that have featured Trump sold 14 percent more than other covers. Notably, the brand claims that the digital marketing campaigns increased conversion rates tenfold compared to normal campaign conversion rates. One Facebook banner ad, for example, featured multiple Trump covers with the tagline, “If the world is falling apart, at least there is something to read.” Nonetheless, The Economist attributes its successful subscription drive to the news-hungry environment that has developed since November 8, and adept marketing which seized the moment. See our earlier story on The Economist’s expansion into the North American market. As the magazine grows more awareness in the U.S. market, North American digital subscribers have come to represent 35 percent of annual subscription volume. This number, pulled from the period between December 2016 and February 2017, is a 30 percent increase YoY. The Economist is following the trend of Trump-era subscription success, with a growth of 19 percent in North American digital subscriptions since the election. This puts the London-based magazine in the ranks of Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and The Atlantic, which have all seen subscriptions surge since November.last_img read more

Amid Diversification Goodyear Continues to Leverage Presence of Luke AFB

first_imgThe city of Goodyear, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix located close by Luke Air Force Base, is trying to recruit a mix of civilian and defense companies to take over a 500,000-square-foot aerospace campus no longer used by Lockheed Martin.Goodyear had enjoyed an extended run as an aerospace hub since World War II, when it began to build military aircraft, before shifting to dirigibles and surveillance systems. That activity started to wind down in 2009, and when sequestration hit in 2013 Lockheed cut its workforce from 600 to 50, reported National Defense.“We would like to recruit more aviation, aerospace and cyber security companies,” said Harry Paxton, Goodyear’s economic development project manager. Paxton also is going after firms that need the secure facilities, known as sensitive compartmented information facilities, found in some of the Lockheed buildings.At the same time, the city wants to take advantage of its proximity to Luke, the Air Force’s new training center for F-35 pilots. The installation already has 23 F-35s, and by 2024 it is slated to have 144 of the fifth generation fighter aircraft in six squadrons.“The question becomes, how do we maximize the potential industry connections to the F-35 that benefits both the Air Force and the companies that would come to Goodyear and be located just a few miles from Luke?” said Steven Hyjek, a Washington attorney who represents 14 communities that surround Luke.For example, firms that support the aircraft’s systems likely would be interested in locating near Luke, Hyjek said.As more F-35s arrive at Luke, “we expect more aerospace companies will be interested in doing business” in Goodyear, Hyjek told the magazine. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Marine Corps Realignment on Guam May Be Tipping Point in Drive for

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The prospect of accommodating a Marine Corps base appears to be pushing sentiment among Guam residents toward seeking greater rights from the United States, through either statehood or independence.Guam, a U.S territory, already is home to Andersen Air Force Base and Naval Station Guam. Starting in 2022, 5,000 Marines and 1,300 dependents will be moving from the Japanese island of Okinawa to Guam, a 30-mile-long island of 160,000 people. Local opposition prompted the United States to scale down its original plan to relocate 10,000 Marines to Guam.Even with the smaller buildup, the island’s residents, who are U.S. citizens, are starting to reconsider their status as a territory.“The prospect of the military buildup caused a crack in the facade of American-ness on this island,” Michael Lujan Bevacqua, who teaches at the University of Guam, told the Washington Post. “Being independent and having the ability to determine our own policies is much better for us,” said Bevacqua, a fervent advocate for breaking free from the United States.Next month, a decolonization commission will recommend to Gov. Eddie Calvo whether to go ahead with a vote on changing Guam’s status as a territory. The measure would provide three alternatives: statehood; free association with administrative power, like Palau and the Marshall Islands; or independence.The vote would only be symbolic as an act of Congress would be required to change the island’s political status.LisaLinda Natividad, who sits on the decolonization commission, points to the Marine Corps realignment as the latest evidence that Guam does not enjoy the democratic rights it deserves. “The whole Guam buildup was set in motion because we’re a U.S. colony, and they think they can do whatever they want with our land,” said Natividad.The issue of Guam’s status is not clear cut. While residents favor greater independence, many would be hard pressed to give up their U.S. passports, and a successful fight for statehood would mean sending their taxes to Washington.Calvo favors statehood, according to the story. “Anything is better than being an unincorporated territory,” Calvo said. “That’s just another word for colony.”last_img read more

6 Singles From Black Panther The Album Hit Billboard Hot 100

first_img Black Panther Singles Climb Billboard Hot 100 6-singles-black-panther-album-hit-billboard-hot-100 Facebook News “King’s Dead” and “Pray For Me” are joined by six newcomers from Wakanda on the latest Billboard Hot 100, led by “All The Stars”Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Feb 21, 2018 – 1:52 pm As the movie Black Panther and Kendrick Lamar’s curated Black Panther: The Album continue to make inroads, more tracks have hit the Billboard Hot 100, while Black Panther: The Album hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the week ending Feb. 15.In the most recent tally on Feb. 24, two songs were on the Hot 100 from the previous week — “Pray For Me,” combining Lamar with The Weeknd, at No. 11, while “King’s Dead” moved from No. 69 up to No. 38, blending Lamar with James Blake, Future and Jay Rock.Lamar and SZA’s “All The Stars” entered the Hot 100 at position No. 9. Its official video was posted on YouTube Feb. 6 and is now up to more than 27 million views. Other tracks making their first appearance include “X” at No. 49 by 2 Chainz, Saudi and Schoolboy Q. This is Saudi’s personal debut on the Hot 100.One of the love songs featured on our recent Valentine’s Day playlist, “The Ways” by Khalid and Swae Lee enters at No. 63. SOB X RBE, who just announced they’d be touring with Post Malone, debut on the chart at No. 67 with their powerful “Paramedic!”The two other Black Panther Hot 100 newcomer tracks are the catchy “Big Shot” at No. 71, with Lamar and Travis Scott, trailed by the lyrical powerhouse “Black Panther” rap of Lamar’s at No. 91.Stay tuned to see what other cultural products of Wakanda explore the Billboard charts on their own.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Email Twitter 6 Singles From ‘Black Panther: The Album’ Hit Billboard Hot 100 last_img read more

One Take Afrojack On Cyndi Lauper Great Audiences Miami

first_img One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Watch One Take With Afrojack one-take-afrojack-cyndi-lauper-great-audiences-miami Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take With The Mrs One Take With Producer Greg Wells One Take With Producer Greg Wells NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 13, 2018 – 12:26 pm Watch One Take With Afrojack News One Take With Demo Taped One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch: One Take With Khalid Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch: One Take With Dorothy One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch One Take With Julia Michaels One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto One Take With Le Butcherettes Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch One Take With Little Big Town One Take With Amber Rubarth Watch One Take With Marian Hill Watch One Take With Afrojack Email One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch: One Take With Dorothy Watch: One Take With Lights Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch: One Take With Khalid One Take With Demo Taped Watch One Take With Nick Cannon One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch: One Take With MØ One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take With The Mrs One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat One Take With Amber Rubarth One Take With The Mrs One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch One Take With Afrojack One Take With Demo Taped Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgancenter_img One Take With Grupo Fantasma Prev Next Facebook Watch One Take With Logic The Recording Academy tracked down Afrojack during Miami Music Week 2018 to play One Take,’s fun video series where artists try to answer as many rapid-fire questions as they can about music, life and everything in between in just 60 seconds.We learned about the best advice he got from his parents, his favorite part of Miami, how he likes to close his shows, and the last thing he bought, plus we and got a little story about text messaging his friends, and more. Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch: One Take With Pronoun Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch: One Take With MØ See the Dutch DJ’s rapid-fire answer questions about touring, great audiences, songs to drive to, text messages, and moreRenée FabianGRAMMYs Jun 13, 2018 – 12:26 pm For GRAMMY-winning Dutch DJ/producer Afrojack, he’s used to pumping up major crowds with tracks he’s created alongside artists such as Pitbull, Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, and Steve Aoki, including “Hey Mama,” “Give Me Everything” and “Take Over Control.” But how does he do when put under the pressure of rapid-fire questions? Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch One Take With Logic Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch One Take With Afrojack One Take With Grupo Fantasma One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch One Take With Little Big Town Watch One Take With Little Big Town Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch: One Take With Pronoun Watch: One Take With Lights Watch One Take With Logic One Take: Afrojack On Cyndi Lauper, Great Audiences & Miami Watch: One Take With Dorothy One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff One Take With Amber Rubarth Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take With Le Butcherettes Watch One Take With Marian Hill Watch: One Take With Lights Watch: One Take With MØ Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry One Take Watch: One Take With Khalid One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Le Butcherettes Watch One Take With Marian Hill Twitter Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook Messengerlast_img read more

SWV On RBs Resurgence New Jack Swing Nicki Minaj More

first_imgThe iconic ’90s vocal trio talk about the high they get from watching their fans sing along with them and give props to today’s hip-hop infused R&BNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jul 17, 2018 – 2:05 pm Reuniting in 2005, GRAMMY nominees SWV — aka Sisters With Voice — returned triumphantly to an R&B scene that owes much of its modern swagger to the influence of their early career hits in the ’90s such as “Weak,” “Right Here,” “You’re The One,” and more. Facebook SWV On R&B’s Resurgence, New Jack Swing, Nicki Minaj & More News SWV On R&B’s Resurgence, Nicki Minaj & More swv-rbs-resurgence-new-jack-swing-nicki-minaj-more Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jul 17, 2018 – 2:04 pm SWV Talk Today’s R&B, Nicki Minaj & More Twitter We caught up with the trio from the Bronx, N.Y., backstage at Essence Festival 2018 in New Orleans to hear how R&B’s resurgence looks from where they sit, their thoughts on the legacy of new jack swing and Teddy Riley, and how hip-hop’s impact on the music world — specifically Nicki Minaj — has affected them.  Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”last_img read more

Daryl Dragon Of Captain Tennille Fame Dies At 76

first_img Daryl Dragon Of Captain & Tennille Dies At 76 daryl-dragon-captain-tennille-fame-dies-76 Dragon was born in Los Angeles on Aug. 27, 1942, into a musical family. His father was an Academy Award-winning composer and conductor, and his mother was singer who worked with Bing Crosby and sang on many recordings. Dragon was a classically trained pianist and got his start as keyboard player for the Beach Boys in late ’60s and early ’70s. The band’s singer/songwriter and co-founder, Mike Lowe, gave Dragon the nickname of “Captain” because of the sailor’s hat he liked to wear on stage.In 1971, Dragon met Tennille, who also joined the Beach Boys. The two developed a deeper romantic and musical relationship on tour and began to perform together as a duo. They signed with A&M Records in 1974 after landing a hit with “The Way I Want To Touch You.” Later that year, their recording of the Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield-written “Love Will Keep Us Together” hit No. 1 and went on to won the GRAMMY for Record Of The Year for the 18th GRAMMY Awards.The duo followed up with hits such as “Muskrat Love,” “Shop Around, and the No. 1 “Do That To Me One More Time,” which was written by Tennille. Dragon and Tennille were married from 1975 to 2014 and remained friends up until Dragon’s death.”He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly. I was at my most creative in my life, when I was with him,” Tennille said.”Daryl Dragon was an accomplished producer and pianist best known for creating several chart-topping songs in the 1970s as a member of Captain & Tennille with his wife, singer Toni Tennille,” Recording Academy President Neil Portnow said in a statement. “He was a two-time GRAMMY® winner, earning awards as artist and producer in the Record Of The Year category for the duo’s ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’ at the 18th GRAMMY Awards. Prior to his Captain & Tennille success, Daryl performed as a backup musician for the Beach Boys. He will be missed by family, friends, and fans.”Dragon is survived by his older brother, Doug, and two nieces, Kelly Arbout and Renee Henn. At Dragon’s request, no services are scheduled.Norman Gimbel, GRAMMY-winning Lyricist, Dies at 91Read more News The GRAMMY-winning keyboardist began his career with the Beach Boys and enjoyed chart-topping success as one half of the pop duo Captain & Tennille Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Jan 2, 2019 – 3:32 pm Daryl Dragon, best known as “Captain” of the successful pop duo Captain & Tennille, died of renal failure on Jan. 2 at a hospice in Prescott, Ariz. Toni Tennille, his former wife and partner musical, was by his side. Dragon was 76 years old. Daryl Dragon Of Captain & Tennille Fame Dies At 76 Facebook Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 8, 2015 – 11:24 am Captain & Tennille Win Record Of The Year Email last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For June 13 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, June 13, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Scattered showers, mainly after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.Municipal Meetings: The Wilmington Board of Appeals meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington School Committee meets at 7pm in the High School’s Large Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE.In The Community: The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce’s is holding a Mega Multi-Chamber Networking event from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the Tewksbury Country Club (1880 Main Street). Join a fun evening of networking at the beautiful Tewksbury Country Club. This popular Multi-Chamber event attracts 150-200 local professionals. Mark your calendar, gather your business cards & company brochures and make your reservation to attend today. $10 for members, $20 non-members. General networking will take place from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. An optional free seminar on Google Analytics with presenter Israel Kloss will be held from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.In The Community: WCTV is hosting a Podcast Meetup at 7pm at WCTV Headquarters (10 Waltham Street). Drop by for this informal introduction to Podcasting! Everyone welcome! If you’ve always wondered what Podcasting is all about or have Podcasts that you enjoy listening to–or if you’d like to create your own–come to WCTV and share your ideas, learn how to use our Podcast studio and meet like minded individuals. No fee to attend. Contact for more details!In The Community: The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Tech Lecture: Product Safety at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Country Line Dancing at 1pm. Cards at 1pm. Fun Singers at 3pm. [Learn more HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 22, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 12, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, August 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are real estate transactions in Wilmington during the week of September 9, 2018:Address: 9 Adams StreetPrice: $659,900Buyer: Michael A. Bergeron & Kathryn BergeronSeller: Michelle A. BallouDate: 9/11/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 22,216sfAddress: 7902 Pouliot PlacePrice: $415,000Buyer: Maggie Tabach-LopesSeller: Richard C. Trainito & Teresa E. TrainitoDate: 9/14/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 4,356sfAddress: 150 Salem StreetPrice: $369,000Buyer: Jeffrey Tucker & Tanya TuckerSeller: Anita Arsenault Est. & Elaine TuckerDate: 9/14/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 23,958sfAddress: 279 Shawsheen AvenuePrice: $390,000Buyer: John L. JacksonSeller: Paul J. Howell, Jr. & Gregory J. HowellDate: 9/11/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 18,731sfAddress: 52 Washington AvenuePrice: $543,000Buyer: Kurtis A. DubeSeller: Rafik M. Bishara & Julie N. RheaultDate: 9/14/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 47,045sfLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

Wilmington Youth Center To Hold Preview Night For 5th Graders On March 15

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Attention all 5th graders living in Wilmington!  Have you heard about the Wilmington Youth Center?  Are you curious as to what the 6th, 7th and 8th graders are doing?  Are you waiting anxiously until you become a member?The Youth Center Board invites you to a Preview Night on Friday, March 15, 2019, from 7pm to 9pm, to give you the opportunity to come by and check out the Center!  The Center is located in Villanova Hall (126 Middlesex Avenue), behind St. Thomas Church.The Youth Center offers a variety of activities, including:Board GamesJuke BoxFoosballPing PongBilliardsVideo Games for: PlayStation 3 / PlayStation II / WII / X-Box KinectVideo Arcade Room and Arcade-Style BasketballThrough the season, the Center sponsors craft nights, whiffle ball, and DJ dancesPizza, soda and candy are also available for purchase each weekThe Wilmington Youth Center has responsible adult supervision on duty from the time the Center opens until after the children have been picked-up. There is no registration fee for this “Preview Night.” Parents are asked to accompany their children in on this evening to leave a contact number with the Center. Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Youth Center To Hold Preview Night For 5th Graders On March 4In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, March 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”WILMINGTON GIVES: Wilmington Youth Center Seeks Video Game DonationsIn “Community”last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Joshua Buske Named To Deans List At University Of Hartford

first_imgWEST HARTFORD, CT — The University of Hartford is pleased to announce Joshua Buske, of Wilmington, has been named to its Dean’s List for Spring 2019.About The University of HartfordSpread across seven dynamic schools and colleges, the University of Hartford has been guiding the purpose and passion of students for over six decades. On our 350-acre campus alongside Connecticut’s capital city, approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students from 48 states and countries come together for a common purpose: to collaborate across different disciplines, diversify perspectives, and broaden worldviews. We’re a four-year private university focused on advancing the public good through meaningful connections within our communities. Our unique approach to comprehensive education gives us the critical perspectives that lead to impactful change, regionally and beyond. With degree programs spanning the arts, humanities, business, engineering and technology, education, and health professions, we focus on doing the work that matters. Visit for more information.(NOTE: The above announcement is from The University of Hartford via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Joshua Buske Named To Dean’s List At University Of HartfordIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Joshua Buske Named To Dean’s List At University Of HartfordIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Joshua Buske Named To Dean’s List At University of HartfordIn “Education”last_img read more