The Beatles on Ed Sullivan 50 Years Later


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By Brian Ives

As was mentioned numerous times on the GRAMMYS Sunday night, we’re nearing the 50 year anniversary of the Beatles‘ first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on CBS. Some might ask, how many times do we have to pay tribute to a band who broke up 44 years ago? Why do we still love them? Those are questions that John Lennon would likely respect, if were still here today. Monday night at the Los Angeles Convention Center, a cavalcade of big name artists spanning generations and genres were showing their love, and paying tribute to the Fab Four while filming The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles. Dave Grohl, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, John Mayer, Brad Paisley and a reunited Eurythmics were among the artists to take the stage to put their spin…

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The Civil Wars Win Another GRAMMY, John Paul White Breaks Twitter Silence

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By Kurt Wolff

The saga of the Civil Wars just won’t quit. In 2013, the country-folk duo of John Paul White and Joy Williams earned their third GRAMMY award (they’d won two the year before), and they even released a critically acclaimed second album — all while not actually being a band anymore (they announced their professional split in 2012).

Now they’ve gone and won yet another GRAMMY, this time for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their song “From This Valley.”

The win is significant, as they won in a category against such country stalwarts as Little Big Town (who won it last year and were again nominated this year for “Your Side of the Bed”), Vince Gill and Kelly Clarkson (“Don’t Rush”), Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton (“You Can’t Make Old Friends”), and the powerhouse triple threat of Tim McGrawTaylor Swift and Keith Urban, who performed…

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Homemade for the Holidays No. 1

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Happy December friends! I am so amped for the holiday season this year, which is totally ironic since I’m so far from close friends and family. I don’t really know what it is, maybe it’s the wintry temps (which are almost non-existent in So Cal) or the still very exciting honeymoon period of being in a new city, maybe it’s the fact that this is the first year that we have the opportunity to start our own family traditions, or the anticipation of our new addition coming soon – whatever it is, there’s something really magical about the holidays this year.


Over the years, Evan and I have adopted a new outlook on gift giving. Instead of over-spending or over-giving, we tend to focus on one special gift for each person in our lives (ourselves included) and anything additional is almost always homemade. We call these true gifts (a name…

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Five Easy Ways to Transform Your Blog for the Holidays

Love the candy canes!

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Your site is your home on the web. It only makes sense, then, to spruce it up for the holidays as you would your brick-and-mortar address. With the ideas we include here, you’ll be able to give your blog a festive look with just a few easy clicks.

Make it snow!

It’s an annual holiday tradition: as of December 1st, you can have snow falling on your site! While the real stuff might be hard to deliver via The Interwebz, our special snow will fall gracefully down your screen wherever you are. To activate Holiday Snow, just follow these steps:

  1. Go to your dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Settings → General.
  3. Check the box next to “Show falling snow on this blog.”

If you activated this feature last year, it’ll be on automatically this year, too. Whenever you’d like to deactivate the snow, you can make it stop on your personal…

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