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BroadwayCon Adds American Idol’s Justin Guarini To 2020 Lineup

As someone who’s explored the BroadwayCon 2x already, I can safely say that if you have someone in your world that seems destined for the stage then this is the convention for them. Having already reported on the SCHEDULE REVEAL, I’m excited to share this news that we just received about a new celebrity inclusion. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
BroadwayCon 2020 welcomes Broadway star and musician Justin Guarini to the special guest lineup! As part of his first-ever appearance at the convention, Guarini will lead an audition technique workshop. The full slate of workshops will be unveiled this Friday. Tickets to BroadwayCon are on sale now at BroadwayCon.com/register.

BroadwayCon workshops are open to all BroadwayCon attendees by application, and are led by some of the top Broadway talent, focusing on honing your craft or learning a new skill. Applications for BroadwayCon 2020 workshops will open on Friday, December 6, 2019. For more information, please visit BroadwayCon.com/workshops.

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Justin Guarini’s robust performance career launched with the first season of American Idol in 2002. His stage and screen appearances since then include Broadway productions of American Idiot, Romeo and Juliet, Wicked, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.
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Ducati North America Brings “9” New 2019 Motorcycles to NY Motorcycle Show

This coming weekend marks the return of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show which will take over the Javits Center for three days. Friday starts off with a Press Tour and I am happy to announce that “The Chronicles” of Piercing Ken will be in attendance as a member of the Lifestyle Media. I am rather excited since this is my first-ever motorcycle show and I will be going in a professional capacity. Just a short time ago, I received this mailer about the presentation by the Ducati North America people and I am excited to share their news with you down below. Dig in.

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The Press Release:
The city of New York will soon have their chance to witness the breathtaking new 2019 lineup from famed Italian motorcycle leader Ducati, as the brand is bringing their newest models to the East Coast for the first time. The display at Manhattan’s Javits Convention Center will be open to the public Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2, as part of the New York International Motorcycle Show (IMS).

Leading the way is the new pinnacle of performance technology, the Panigale V4 R, along with an adventurous and all terrain capable Multistrada 1260 Enduro, and the first significantly new Diavel since its debut in 2010, with a new 1262 cc engine and muscular styling — making it a completely new motorcycle. The Hypermotard 950 also gets a big update with a new look, lighter weight improved technology and higher horsepower engine.
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Here’s The Winners Of The 2019 American Music Awards

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Greetings my friends, I am back nice and early this Monday morning to share with you all the winners of last night’s American Music Awards. They were handed out at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles during a broadcast last night. I didn’t watch the program myself as I was at a killer Metal show for the PiercingMetal.com side of the fence. Let’s take a look at who took home a trophy and to let you all debate the fairness of the process, I have left the names of the nominees in each category as well. Let’s get down to business.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Drake
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Post Malone
WINNER – Taylor Swift

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Luke Combs
WINNER – Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Ella Mai
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BroadwayCon Raises The Curtain On 2020 Schedule

The folks handling the affairs of the wonderful BroadwayCon have just revealed the schedule preview and it looks to be stockpiled with items of interest for anyone hoping to be Broadway bound. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
BroadwayCon has unveiled a first look at its programming schedule for BroadwayCon 2020. The BroadwayCon 2020 schedule features three days packed with events curated with Broadway’s biggest fans, performers, and creators in mind. BroadwayCon celebrates its fifth year in 2020, returning to the New York Hilton Midtown on Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26. Tickets are on sale now at BroadwayCon.com/register.

This first preview of the schedule features over 80 hours of original programming, with more than 100 hours to be added in the coming weeks. BroadwayCon will host fan-led meetups for everyone from members of the LGBTQIA+ community to fans of the biggest Broadway shows, Show Spotlights featuring the cast and creative teams of shows currently running on Broadway, and much more. BroadwayCon will also offer the unique chance to catch a First Look at some of the most talked-about shows on Broadway in the upcoming season on Friday, January 24.
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Presenting The 2020 Grammy Awards Nominees

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Hello my friends, I am here to offer up the full rundown of nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards which were just officially announced a short time ago. This was done by the their president/CEO Deborah Dugan and Academy Chair of the Board of Trustees Harvey Mason Jr. along with host Alicia Keys and Bebe Rexha. I didn’t see these announcements myself and instead culled assorted entertainment sites along with the Grammy Official Site for the information. Let’s take a look at the list and see if your favorites are nominated for the coveted Grammy Award.

Album of the Year:
Bon Iver – i,i
Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
H.E.R. – I Used to Know Her
Lil Nas X – 7
Lizzo – Cuz I Love You
Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride

Record of the Year:
Bon Iver – Hey, Ma
Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
Ariana Grande – 7 rings
H.E.R. – Hard Place
Khalid – Talk
Lil Nas X – Old Town Road
Lizzo – Truth Hurts
Post Malone – Sunflower
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