Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar were the big winners at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, with Mars taking home six statues and Lamar earning five awards. While their victories didn’t come as that big of a shock, there were a few first-time winners that caught our eye.Festival favorites The Infamous Stringdusters picked up their first Grammy last night when their 2017 release Laws of Gravity was named Best Bluegrass Album. Founded in 2007, the band—Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass)—has put out eight studio albums and recently announced the launch of their new record label. “Cannot thank you all enough for being along for this ride!,” The Infamous Stringdusters said in a statement. “Winning this award was made even better by sharing the honor with Rhonda Vincent.” (In a rare tie, Vincent’s’ All The Rage – In Concert Volume One also won a Best Bluegrass Album award). After a handful of past nominations, LCD Soundsystem earned their first-ever Grammy for their 2017 single “Tonite”, which took home Best Dance Recording. Their comeback album American Dreams was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album, though it lost to The National‘s Sleep Well Beast.Interestingly, electronic music legends Kraftwerk earned their first in-competition Grammy at last night’s show, despite having already been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award and a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. The pioneering German outfit beat out a much younger field to win Best Electronic/Dance Album for their 2017 release 3-D The Catalogue, a record that was borne out of a retrospective project the band showcased at museums and music venues.In a less surprising move, the winners in the blues categories were decidedly on the older side as well. Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ picked up Best Contemporary Blues Album for their collaborative release TajMo, while rock icons The Rolling Stones won Best Traditional Blues Album for Blue & Lonesome, their first studio release in 11 years.Portugal. The Man beat out rising pop stars The Chainsmokers and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee to win their first Grammy, an award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their single “Feel It Still”. Evidently, the group didn’t take the honor very seriously, as their acceptance speech saw frontman John Gourley pretend to wipe his butt with the trophy while bassist Zach Carothers declared “Hail Satan!”.Other winners at last night’s ceremony included John McLaughlin (Best Improvised Jazz Solo), Alabama Shakes (Best American Roots Performance), Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song), The War on Drugs (Best Rock Album), and many more. You can check out the full list of winners here.
Jason Danieley from $49.50 Broadway alum Jason Danieley will return to Chicago on Broadway. He steps back into Billy Flynn’s tux at the Ambassador Theatre on February 29, taking over for NFL legend Eddie George. Danieley first took on the role last year.Danieley last appeared on Broadway in The Visit. His additional credits include Next to Normal (opposite his wife Marin Mazzie), Curtains, The Full Monty and Candide. He has also recently appeared in Can-Can at Paper Mill Playhouse and Carousel with the New York Philharmonic.Danieley joins a cast that also includes Paige Davis as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Chicago Related Shows Star Files Jason Danieley View Comments
The 7th grade Bulldogs lost at the Greendale Bengals 22 – 6 on Tuesday night.Brayden Linkel had an interception for the defense. Jacob Cruse and Drew Kiefer also had good games on that side of the ball. Batesville’s touchdown came on a 41 yard TD pass from Seth Gausman to Ethan Baumer. Hank Nobbe, JT Linkel, and Owen Hudepohl led the offensive line.The Batesville Middle School 8th grade football team traveled to Lawrenceburg High School on Tuesday night and defeated Greendale Middle School 36-0. Scoring either touchdowns or extra points for the Bulldogs were Lane Oesterling, Trey Heidlage, Stephanie Nobbe, Devin Scripture, Danny Aylor and Luke Belter.The defense was led again by Devin Scripture and Trey Heidlage who both scored defensive touchdowns. Also playing well defensively were Seth King, Devin Meeks and Adam Bedel.This was third shutout in a row for the 8th grade Bulldogs.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coaches Tony Gausman and Clay Kellerman.