December 23, 1990 |
For the 26th annum, the time has arrived to consider the hits and misses, the triumphs and trials of what well may have been the most active year in jazz history. The activity may not have been at a new peak qualitatively, but in terms of the number of people involved at every level--as professionals or students, musicians or critics--the year was surely without precedent. Many of the precedents were set in that prime focal point of jazz activity: Japan.
February 22, 2005 |
Go figure: Films starring Jim Carrey and Bill Murray walked off with honors at the seventh annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. Colleen Atwood, who dressed Carrey and company in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," won for excellence in a fantasy/period film, while the award for contemporary film went to Milena Canonero for "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou," starring Murray. Atwood is also nominated for an Oscar.
April 25, 1988
Wes Craven's "The Serpent and the Rainbow" won awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay at the Imagfic festival for science-fiction films held in Madrid, Spain last month. Inspired by the book by Wade Davis, the film explores the world of voodoo and zombies in pre-revolutionary Haiti and stars Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae and Paul Winfield.
June 6, 2010 |
Except for the cocktail dresses, the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards had a distinctly relaxed quality. So much so that before the evening ended, host Debra Messing removed her shoes. "I had to do it," she declared from the podium, her red-heeled Louboutins dangling from one hand. On ascending the stage, Emily Blunt followed suit. True to the event name, this was "A New Era." Blunt presented the Crystal Award to Universal Pictures Co-Chairman Donna Langley; Laura Dern gave Courteney Cox the Lucy Award, named for industry icon Lucille Ball; and Nicola Maramotti of MaxMara honored Zoe Saldana as the "Face of the Future."
March 3, 2013 |
You keep hearing about people who take these fabulous trips (see story) and they don't pay a penny - or very many pennies. You have miles, but you don't seem to be getting much, well, mileage out of them. For the last seven years, my life has been all about points. I quit my recruiting job on Wall Street, for which I traveled more than 150,000 miles a year (and collected numerous corporate credit card points), and founded ThePointsGuy.com , a website that's all about maximizing frequent-flier miles and credit card points.
May 4, 2007 |
Still struggling to gain a foothold with authors and the public, the Quill Awards announced Thursday a new process for nominating and selecting its prizes for best books of the year. Created two years ago as a populist answer to the National Book Awards and Pulitzers, in which winners are selected by small committees, the Quills previously culled finalists from nominations by about 6,000 booksellers and librarians, then had the public vote to choose the winners in 19 categories.
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March 15, 1990
The British group Soul II Soul, snubbed in last month's American Music Awards, were among the big winners Wednesday night at the fourth annual Soul Train Music Awards. The band, whose four nominations were the most of any act, was named the best rhythm-and-blues group and won the best R&B single award for "Keep On Movin'." The group received the most American Music Awards nominations but was shut out.
October 6, 2004 |
The annual Country Music Assn. Awards show will mark its 39th anniversary next year by leaving its home base of Nashville for the first time. The nationally televised ceremony will be held Nov. 15, 2005 at Madison Square Garden in New York, CMA and city officials announced Tuesday at a Manhattan press conference. The relocation was credited largely to the efforts of NYC Big Events Inc., an organization established to bring high-profile events to the city.
July 2, 1989
Mean-spirited is the way to describe the advertising "awards" handed out by the Center for Science in the Public Interest ("Deceit Brings Dishonor to the Worst Ads of '88," June 13.) The center claims to be a public interest organization. Who asked them to represent the public? Most people never heard of the Center for Science in the Public Interest until their nasty "awards" hit the news. The center is actually a special-interest organization whose main purpose seems to be to collect money to attack private enterprise.
February 18, 2004 |
The Darkness, a group whose flamboyant style has made it a love-it-or-hate-it arrival on the English rock scene, was the top winner at the Brit Awards ceremonies held Tuesday in London. The Darkness took the honors as best British group, best British rock act and best British album, for "Permission to Land."