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Pittsburgh Rapper Wiz Khalifa Nominated for 2 Grammy Awards!

12 Feb

Wiz Khalifa continues to make Pittsburgh proud!

The rapper has been nominated for 2 Grammy Awards at tonight’s 54th Annual Grammys  in the categories of Best Performance and Best Rap Song.

Here is a video of a backstage interview with Wiz, and a photo, below, from a pre-Grammy gala.

Also, Wexford’s own Grammy award winner (and judge on “The Voice”) Christina Aguilera was nominated with Maroon 5 for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the single “Moves Like Jagger.”

Wiz:

From Washington, Pa to the Grammy Awards: Meet Organist, Paul Jacobs

15 Feb

We’re used to hearing about Pittsburgh native Christina Aguilera’s Grammy win, but this year, Washington, PA native Paul Jacobs clinched a Grammy of his own.

Joining the likes of Muse, Lady Gaga, Lady Antebellum, and more, Paul Jacobs, age 34, won a Grammy. His was for his work as a pipe organist, and he won in the Classical category as ‘Best Instrumental Soloist Performance Without Orchesta’ with his album, Olivier Messiaens’ “Livre du Saint Sacrement”.

Chair of the renowned Julliard School’s organ department, it is Jacobs’ first Grammy win, and, just as notably, the first time an organist someone has won in this category.

Way to represent Pittsburgh, Mr. Jacobs!

Poor Christina! Botched National Anthem Lyrics and a Grammy Fall, All in One Week!

14 Feb

Pittsburgh native Christina Aguilera had the worst week ever! Not only did she botch the lyrics to the National Anthem during the Super Bowl February 6th, but last night, she fell at the end of her Grammy performance. Add in a messy divorce and a battle with her up-and-down weight and you have a recipe for disaster. I hope that XTina can pull it together.

View the video of her Grammy fall, here.

Thoughts on a Hometown Girl : Christina Aguilera – Copycat, Sell-Out, or Neither? And the Gaga vs. XTina Battle

10 Jun

I’m kind of growing tired of Perez Hilton’s endless tirades about Christina Aguilera copying Lady Gaga.

But, the truth is, in many instances, he’s correct, and has a lot of “evidence” in his corner.

That being said, though, let’s not forget that our “Dirrty” girl Christina rocked the pantless look (assless chaps, anyone?) back in the day way before Gaga was, well, Gaga.

Additionally, have you seen Lady Gaga’s latest video, Alejandro? If we’re going to talk about copying, well, it REEKS of early Madonna.

I’m a HUGE Lady GaGa fan (even a bigger GaGa fan than XTina!), and, a Christina Aguilera fan, too – so I’m not calling anyone out on anything – I’m just saying….everyone gets inspiration from somewhere, so people like Perez Hilton need to stop pointing fingers. (After all, he’s going to make people turn on his “wifey” GaGa if he continues going on badgering other celebrities on her behalf.)

However, if we ARE going to critique Christina Aguilera’s latest efforts with her new release “Bionic” and surrounding performances, let’s do so constructively.

I’ll give my two cents.

Christina Aguilera is a true talent. Her raw vocal prowess is just about unmatched amongst her peers; her natural musical abilities are astounding.

That being said, she sure doesn’t show it with songs like “Not Myself Tonight” and “Woo Hoo.” While catchy, I miss her “Stripped” days. That album was and is one of my all-time favorites. She should show off her beautiful voice.

And her performance on the MTV Movie Awards?

Gag me.

Gross.

Borderline embarrassing.

Tacky, cheap. She SO did not need the childish and tacky gimmicks. It probably even made Britney Spears’ stomach churn. The flashing LED heart over her lady parts? (see left) Oh, come ON, Christina.

You SO were NOT doing Pittsburgh proud with THAT one.

See, Lady GaGa does weird and it is ART. True art. Not just someone “saying” something is art, but actual, meaningful, cultural, art. Christina Aguilera does weird and it was … THAT. Tasteless. Vulgar. Trash. (When she actually HAS the talent to back it up, and shouldn’t HAVE to rely on cheap tricks and gimmicks….so frustrating!)

Do you guys think Xtina’s just trying REALLY hard (too hard?) to stay relevant?

I think she should take her own hints, get “stripped” (vocally) and go “back to basics.”  (Corny puns, I know!) When she lets her raw talent shine, she’s right on point.

She needs to chill with trying to out-Gaga GaGa …. she is SO talented…and can still be a little bit dirrty while, I don’t know … maybe growing up and “not” selling out?

Why give Perez Hilton any more ammo?

Just some thoughts. I want to hear yours… I’m not trying to bash Christina because she’s good, in fact, what I’m saying, is that she’s TOO good for what she’s resorted to….

:: Sidenote ::   I’ve yet to listen to ALL of Bionic. So, when I do, maybe I’ll give you a more thorough review of the album 😉

PS: Christina if you’re out there – I’m definitely willing to hear your side of things! Glitzburgh loves hometown stories, so, if you’re ever willing to give a small Pittsburgh blog a shot, here’s your forum, we’d love to have you!

Gagaloo Update: Ms. Gaga will perform 2nd show in Pittsburgh… in FEBRUARY 2011; XTina in August 2010.

10 May

Attention Lady Gaga fans: yesterday’s blog post was accurate: my suspicions were confirmed this morning. Lady Gaga will be adding a 2nd Pittsburgh show to her Monster Ball tour. She’ll be swinging by Pittsburgh again in February, 2011. Tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY, May 14th, 2010. Her September 5th show is already sold out — and sold out in under one minute — so if you’re attempting to get tickets this week, be prepared – for you’ve been forewarned. (Just a sidenote: 96.1 KISS fm will also be giving away tickets all week long, so you can also tune in to them for your chance, as well. Gaga’s camp certainly isn’t giving us fans much of a chance to prepare to have to spring for a ticket! I mean, what’s the rush? The 2nd show’s like 9 months away! Sheesh!)

Additionally, today Christina Aguilera also confirmed her tour dates for her Bionic tour. It turns out that the Wexford gal will be performing at Pittsburgh’s First Niagra Pavilion on August 3rd, 2010. Tickets for her show will go on sale May 21st and will surely be (sorry XTina) in lesser demand than Gaga’s.

RUMOR HAS IT: Lady Gaga to Add 2nd Show in Pittsburgh? Christina Aguilera concert, too?

9 May

Lady Gaga to add another Pittsburgh concert date!

Christina Aguilera – coming soon to a city near you?

Pop superstar Lady Gaga sold out Pittsburgh in record time. Many fans were unable to get tickets, leaving a lot of frustrated and disappointed “Little Monsters” in the city of Pittsburgh.

However, Gaga monsters can rejoice! Rumors have it that Gaga has rearranged her Monster Ball tour schedule and will be adding a 2nd Pittsburgh show to the lineup. Tweets from Consol Energy Center talk about a BIG concert announcement tomorrow (Monday, May 10th) and teasers on 96.1 KISS fm allude to a Lady Gaga concert announcement on tomorrow’s Morning Freak Show with Mikey and  Big Bob.

Additionally, as of yesterday, sources have already let it slip that Gaga will, in fact, be performing more than one show in Da’ Burgh this fall.

Here’s hoping! Stay tuned for more Gagalicious news.

Pssst… PS: Pittsburgh girl Christina Aguilera will be making a concert announcement soon, too, to promote her new album Bionic and the coinciding tour. She certainly won’t be leaving out her hometown, either, so stay tuned for news about XTina in Da’ Burgh. (According to Oprah, some tickets for XTina’s world tour will begin to go onsale 5/21/2010.)

The “Glitzburgh Hot 100” – A blogger’s top favorite songs!

13 Apr

This is just for fun. A list of some of my favorite songs. You may be surprised by some, and, not so much by others….enjoy!

Disclaimer: These songs are in TOTALLY RANDOM order….FYI!


1. Let It Be – Joe Cocker version

2. Hallelujah – Justin Timberlake / Matt Morris version

3. Lovers Rock – Sade

4. Toxic – Britney Spears

5. Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart – Alicia Keys

6. The Scientist – Coldplay

7. Glycerine – Bush

8. Today – Smashing Pumpkins

9. SexyBack – Justin Timberlake

10. Use Somebody – Kings of Leon

11. Ready for Love – India.Arie

12. The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

13. I Love Rock N’ Roll – Joan Jett

14. Breath – Breaking Benjamin

15. Vision of Love – Mariah Carey

16. Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon

17. Sweetest Thing – U2

18. Womanizer – Britney Spears

19. Fighter – Christina Aguilera

20. Cruz – Christina Aguilera

21. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood

22. Bullet with Butterfly Wings – Smashing Pumpkins

23. Body – Jay-Z & R. Kelly

24. On To The Next One – Jay-Z

25. Gold Digger – Kanye West

26. Winner – Jamie Foxx w/ Justin Timberlake

27. What Goes Around Comes Around – Justin Timberlake

28. Machinehead – Bush

29. Welcome Home – Coheed and Cambria

30. Seven Days Without You – Avion

31. Paralyzer – Finger 11

32. Comedown – Bush

33. Here Without You – 3 Doors Down

34. You & Me – Lifehouse

35. God Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts

36. Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson

37. Big Girls Don’t Cry – Fergie

38. Imma Be – Black Eyed Peas

39. Dirrty – Christina Aguilera

40. Strength, Courage & Wisdom – India.Arie

41. Fancy – Reba McEntire

42. Sea Breeze – Tyrone Wells

43. Ain’t No Sunshine (pretty much any version)

44. Black Velvet – Alannah Miles

45. Like a Virgin – Madonna

46. Imagine – John Lennon

47. Respect – Aretha Franklin

48. Bourbons n’ Lacs – Master P – YES THIS IS ON THE LIST lol and I’m serious! Hahaha

49. Smile – Michael Jackson version

50. Taking Chances – Celine Dion

51. Everytime – Britney Spears

52. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera

53. Splash Waterfalls – Ludacris

54. Catch My Disease – Ben Lee

55. California Love – 2Pac

56. Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems – Notorious B.I.G.

57. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

58. Lucky – Jason Mraz

59. Someone Somewhere – Jason Reeves

60. I’m Just a Girl – No Doubt

61. Straight Up – Paula Abdul

62. Cold Hearted Snake – Paula Abdul

64. Dirty Diana – Michael Jackson

65. Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson

66. If – Janet Jackson

67. Again – Janet Jackson

68. Fallin’ – Alicia Keys

69. Heartbreaker – Mariah Carey

70. Baby One More Time – Britney Spears

71. Gone – NSync

72. Cry Me a River – Justin Timberlake

73. Dirty Pop – NSync

74. Bad Romance – Lady GaGa

75. Pain – 3 Days Grace

76. Speechless – Lady GaGa

77. My Love – Justin Timberlake

78. Dead & Gone – T.I. w/ Justin Timberlake

79. Glamorous – Fergie

80. Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band

81. Love Song – Taylor Swift

82. Today was a Fairy Tale – Taylor Swift

83. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap

84. Single Ladies – Beyonce

85. Upgrade U – Beyonce

86. Halo – Beyonce

87. She’s In Love with the Boy – Trisha Yearwood

88. Crazy – Aerosmith

89. Bed of Roses – Bon Jovi

90. Yesterday – the Beatles

91. Paparazzi – Lady GaGa

92. Till I Collapse – Eminem

93. I Gotta Feeling – Billy Currington

94. Umbrella – Rihanna

95. Fields of Gold – Sting

96. Angel of Mine – Monica

97. Nice & Slow – Usher

98. Better Together – Jack Johnson

99. Say – John Mayer

100. She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5

Love it or hate it, that’s my list! And there’s so many more. I listen to so many types of music, hence the variety. I’m sure I’ll get hate comments…..and that’s OK. This was just for fun 🙂

((I probably forgot so many…))

AUTHOR UPDATE:  Just posted an update and already need to edit – I forgot a few ALL TIME favorites! (Told you I would)

So, some additions:

Sweet Dreams – the Eurythmics

STUCK IN A MOMENT – U2

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Hemorrhage in my Hands – Fuel

The Beautiful People – Marilyn Manson

Firestarter – Prodigy

Irreplaceable – Beyonce

Because the Night – Patti Smith

Queen of the Night – Whitney Houston

Shadow of the Day – Linkin Park

How to Save a Life – the Fray

You Found Me – the Fray

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

In Those Jeans – Ginuwine

Differences – Ginuwine

Not Gon Cry – Mary J. Blige

All Cried Out – Allure

Ok – NOW I’m done…….maybe 😉