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“I Receive More Favours Because Of My Fair Complexion” – Juliet Ibrahim

Ghollywood sensation Juliet Ibrahim recently had a
quick chat with Saturday Punch. She revealed
among many other things that being “half-caste” is
truly a blessing. Read Excerpts from the interview; On Growing Up: “I am a half-caste and as a child, there was no colour difference – you are just happy
with where you are and who you are with. Then,
Ghanaians accepted people for who they are.
However, I am being told now that I am receiving
more favours because of my fair complexion. It
seems people now have issues with coloured people”. On the real Juliet Ibrahim: “I am just a very simple person. I am hardworking, a businesswoman
and a mother of a three-year-old son. I do charity
work too. I released two of my singles this year.” On her relationship: “I am married to a Ghanaian, who is a quarter-caste. His mother is half Lebanese
and half Ghanaian. We met several years ago when
he was living in the United States of America. I was
attracted to his personality and intelligence. We
kept in touch and got married three years ago when
he relocated to Ghana.” On her style: “I used to wear anything and walk around with my flip flops. Now, I am conscious of
the fact that style matters and anything I do as a
celebrity is a part of me. I always have to look my
best always. Style, for me, is wearing what I am
comfortable in. I try my best to always play with my
shape and make sure my figure comes out. I can try any kind of dress. I am very dramatic with my
dressing.”

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Winner Of 2006 Miss Malaika-Hamamat Montia Has STOLEN A Car?

According to reports, an Accra Circuit Court has
ordered the arrest of Hamamat Montia, the
Winner of Miss Malaika 2006 for failing to
appear before it—Assistant Superintendent of
Police (ASP) C. K Abadamlora appealed to the
court for the arrest warrant to be issued. This is where it gets serious…. Hamamat
Montia who claim to be a businesswoman was
charged with stealing an unregistered Toyota
Highlander 2008 model belonging to an ex
boyfriend and Finnish national-Versa Keskinen
—but she failed to show up in court. Hamamat Montia and Mr. Versa Keskinen’s car
theft issue has been going on for sometime—-
and it seems it is one of those ‘love’ goes sour
stories. In 2011 a case was filed at an Accra Fast
Track by Versa Keskinen (ex boyfriend
of Hamamat Montia ) in which Versa Keskinen
alleged, that Montia conspired with one
Abraham Tetteh, of De-Gjando Company
Limited, and succeeded in dispossessing him of his Toyota Highlander 4 Wheel drive, which
he bought at a cost of USD 35, 000. According to the then filed documents,
Keskinen said around 29th November2010, he
left Ghana to Finland on an emergency
business trip, and asked one Seth Mensah to
go for the said car from De-Gjando Company
Limited, but before Mensah could get there, Hamamat had been given the car by the
company, without any authorization from him. According to Keskinen, even though he ordered
for the car be registered in his name before
leaving Ghana for his business trip, somehow,
Hamamat Montia managed to get the car to be
registered in her name. And because efforts to
claim his car back from Hammat Montia has been unsuccessful, Versa Keskinen reported
her for theft. We believe it is the same case which has been
dragging till today—with a warrant having been
issued for the arrest of Hamamat.

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Awards, celebrities, Entertainment

Nigeria’s Femi Kuti Nominated For A Grammy, Jay Z Tops Nominations + The Full List Of Nominees

Last night, the nominees for 2014 Grammies
which will be held in January in L.A were
revealed by LL Cool J and Nigeria’s Femi Kuti
received a nomination in the “Best World Music
Album” Category for his album No Place For My
Dream… Veteran rapper Jay-Z topped nominees for the
2014 Grammys with 9 nods, while Taylor Swift
and Daft Punk were also among those in the
running in major categories. The nominees in key categories were
announced during an hour-long concert at the
Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles,
including video-link performances by Swift from
Australia and Katy Perry live from Canada. Check out the full nomination list below GENERAL Album Of The Year: “The Blessed Unrest” — Sara Bareilles
“Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk
“Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” — Kendrick Lamar
“The Heist” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“Red” — Taylor Swift Record Of The Year: “Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. &
Pharrell Williams Song Of The Year: “Just Give Me A Reason” — Jeff Bhasker, Pink
& Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate
Ruess)
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Philip Lawrence, Ari
Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Roar” — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters
(Katy Perry)
“Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor,
songwriters (Lorde)
“Same Love” — Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert &
Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert) Best New Artist: James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran POP Best Pop Solo Performance: “Brave” — Sara Bareilles
“Royals” — Lorde
“When I Was Your Man” — Bruno Mars
“Roar” — Katy Perry
“Mirrors” — Justin Timberlake Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Pink Featuring
Nate Ruess
“Stay” — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. &
Pharrell Williams “Suit & Tie” — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z Best Pop Vocal Album: “Paradise” — Lana Del Rey
“Pure Heroine” — Lorde
“Unorthodox Jukebox” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke
“The 20/20 Experience – The Complete
Experience” — Justin Timberlake Best Pop Instrumental Album: “Steppin’ Out” — Herb Alpert
“The Beat” — Boney James
“Handpicked” — Earl Klugh
“Summer Horns” — Dave Koz, Gerald Albright,
Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot
“Hacienda” — Jeff Lorber Fusion Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album “Viva Duets” — Tony Bennett & Various Artists
“To Be Loved” — Michael Bublé
“The Standards” — Gloria Estefan
“Cee Lo’s Magic Moment” — Cee Lo Green
“Now” — Dionne Warwick DANCE Best Dance/Electronica Album: Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Settle — Disclosure
18 Months — Calvin Harris
Atmosphere — Kaskade
A Color Map Of The Sun — Pretty Lights Best Dance Recording “Need U (100%)” — Duke Dumont Featuring
A*M*E & MNEK
“Sweet Nothing” — Calvin Harris Featuring
Florence Welch
“Atmosphere” — Kaskade
“This Is What It Feels Like” — Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie
“Clarity” — Zedd Featuring Foxes ROCK Best Rock Performance: “Always Alright” — Alabama Shakes
“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” — David Bowie
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Kashmir” (Live) — Led Zeppelin
“My God Is The Sun” — Queens Of The Stone
Age “I’m Shakin’” — Jack White Best Rock Album: “13″ — Black Sabbath
“The Next Day” — David Bowie
“Mechanical Bull” — Kings Of Leon
“Celebration Day” — Led Zeppelin
“…Like Clockwork” — Queens Of The Stone
Age “Psychedelic Pill” — Neil Young With Crazy
Horse Best Metal Performance “T.N.T.” — Anthrax
“God Is Dead?” — Black Sabbath
“The Enemy Inside” — Dream Theater
“In Due Time” — Killswitch Engage
“Room 24″ — Volbeat Featuring King Diamond Best Rock Song “Ain’t Messin ‘Round” — Gary Clark Jr.,
songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)
“Cut Me Some Slack” — Dave Grohl, Paul
McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear,
songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist
Novoselic, Pat Smear) “Doom And Gloom” — Mick Jagger & Keith
Richards, songwriters (The Rolling Stones)
“God Is Dead?” — Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi
& Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath)
“Panic Station” — Matthew Bellamy, songwriter
(Muse) ALTERNATIVE Best Alternative Music Album “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The
Harder I Fight, The More I Love You” — Neko
Case
“Trouble Will Find Me” — The National
“Hesitation Marks” — Nine Inch Nails
“Lonerism” — Tame Impala “Modern Vampires Of The City” — Vampire
Weekend R&B Best R&B Performance: “Love And War” — Tamar Braxton
“Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton
“Nakamarra” — Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
“How Many Drinks?” — Miguel Featuring
Kendrick Lamar
“Something” — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Love And War” — Tamar Braxton
“Side Effects Of You” — Fantasia
“One: In The Chamber” — Salaam Remi
“Unapologetic” — Rihanna
“New York: A Love Story” — Mack Wilds Best R&B Album: R&B Divas — Faith Evans
Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys
Love In The Future — John Legend
Better — Chrisette MicheleThree Kings — TGT Best Traditional R&B Performance “Please Come Home — Gary Clark Jr.
“Get It Right” — Fantasia
“Quiet Fire” — Maysa
“Hey Laura” — Gregory Porter
“Yesterday” — Ryan Shaw Best R&B Song (A Songwriters Award) “Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton & Jairus
Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)
“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton, Darhyl
Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba
Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)
“Only One” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)
“Pusher Love Girl” — James Fauntleroy,
Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin
Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)
“Without Me” – Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott,
Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly
Rowland & Missy Elliot) RAP Best Rap Performance: “Started From The Bottom” — Drake
“Berzerk” — Eminem
“Tom Ford” — Jay Z
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” — Kendrick Lamar
“Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Featuring Wanz Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Power Trip” — J.Cole Featuring Miguel
“Part II (On The Run)” — Jay Z Featuring
Beyoncé
“Holy Grail” — Jay Z Featuring Justin
Timberlake
“Now Or Never” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
“Remember You” — Wiz Khalifa Featuring The
Weeknd Best Rap Album: Nothing Was The Same — Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail — Jay Z
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Yeezus — Kanye West Best Rap Song “F***in’ Problems” — Tauheed Epps, Aubrey
Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers &
Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky
Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
“Holy Grail” — Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J.
Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave
Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (Jay Z
Featuring Justin Timberlake)
“New Slaves” — Christopher Breaux, Ben
Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik
Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young,
songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser,
songwriters) (Kanye West)
“Started From The Bottom” — W. Coleman,
Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters
(Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake) “Thrift Shop” — Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis,
songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Featuring Wanz) COUNTRY MUSIC Best Country Solo Performance: “I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
“I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
“Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton Best Country Album: Night Train — Jason Aldean
Two Lanes Of Freedom — Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different Park — Kacey
Musgraves
Based On A True Story — Blake Shelton
Red — Taylor Swift Best Country Duo/Group Performance “From This Valley” — The Civil Wars
“Don’t Rush” — Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince
Gill
“Your Side Of The Bed” — Little Big Town
“Highway Don’t Care” — Tim McGraw, Taylor
Swift & Keith Urban “You Can’t Make Old Friends” — Kenny Rogers
With Dolly Parton Best Country Song (A Songwriters Award) “Begin Again” — Taylor Swift, songwriter
(Taylor Swift)
“I Drive Your Truck” — Jessi Alexander, Connie
Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee
Brice)
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters
(Miranda Lambert)
“Merry Go ‘Round” — Shane McAnally, Kacey
Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters
(Kacey Musgraves)
“Mine Would Be You” — Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters
(Blake Shelton) NEW AGE Best New Age Album “Lux” — Brian Eno
“Illumination” — Peter Kater
“Final Call” — Kitaro
“Awakening The Fire” — R. Carlos Nakai & Will
Clipman
“Love’s River” — Laura Sullivan JAZZ Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Guided Tour — The New Gary Burton Quartet
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue — Terri
Lyne Carrington
Life Forum — Gerald Clayton
Pushing The World Away — Kenny Garrett
Out Here — Christian McBride Trio Best Improvised Jazz Solo “Don’t Run” — Terence Blanchard, soloist
“Song For Maura” — Paquito D’Rivera, soloist
“Song Without Words #4: Duet” — Fred Hersch,
soloist
“Stadium Jazz” — Donny McCaslin, soloist
“Orbits” — Wayne Shorter, soloist Best Jazz Vocal Album “The World According To Andy Bey” — Andy
Bey
“Attachments” — Lorraine Feather
“Liquid Spirit” — Gregory Porter
“WomanChild” — Cécile McLorin Salvant
“After Blue” — Tierney Sutton Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album “Brooklyn Babylon” — Darcy James Argue’s
Secret Society
“Night In Calisia” — Randy Brecker, Włodek
Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic
“Wild Beauty” — Brussels Jazz Orchestra
Featuring Joe Lovano “March Sublime” — Alan Ferber
“Intrada” — Dave Slonaker Big Band Best Latin Jazz Album “La Noche Más Larga” — Buika
“Song For Maura” — Paquito D’Rivera And Trio
Corrente
“Yo” — Roberto Fonseca
“Eggūn” — Omar Sosa
“Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin” — Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN
MUSIC Best Gospel Album: Grace (Live) — Tasha Cobbs
Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 —
Donald Lawrence
Best Days Yet — Bishop Paul S. Morton
God Chaser (Live) — William Murphy
Greater Than (Live) — Tye Tribbett Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music
Performance “Break Every Chain [Live]” –Tasha Cobbs
“Hurricane” — Natalie Grant
“Lord, I Need You” — Matt Maher
“Overcomer” — Mandisa
“If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]” — Tye
Tribbett Best Gospel Song “Have Your Way” — Calvin Frazier & Deitrick
Haddon, songwriters (Deitrick Haddon)
“If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]” — Tye
Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)
“If I Believe” — Wirlie Morris, Michael Paran,
Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)
“A Little More Jesus” — Erica Campbell, Tina
Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters
(Erica Campbell)
“Still” — Percy Bady, songwriter (Percy Bady
Featuring Lowell Pye) Best Contemporary Christian Music Song “Hurricane” — Matt Bronleewe, Natalie Grant &
Cindy Morgan, songwriters (Natalie Grant)
“Love Take Me Over” — Steven Curtis
Chapman, songwriter (Steven Curtis Chapman)
“Overcomer” — David Garcia, Ben Glover &
Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa) “Speak Life” — Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore
& Ryan Stevenson, songwriters (Tobymac)
“Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)” —
Ed Cash, Scott Cash & Chris Tomlin,
songwriters (Chris Tomlin) Best Contemporary Christian Music Album “We Won’t Be Shaken” — Building 429
“All The People Said Amen [Live]” — Matt
Maher
“Overcomer” — Mandisa
“Your Grace Finds Me (Live)” — Matt Redman
“Burning Lights” Chris Tomlin LATIN Best Latin Pop Album “Faith, Hope Y Amor” — Frankie J
“Viajero Frecuente” — Ricardo Montaner
“Vida” — Draco Rosa
“Syntek” — Aleks Syntek
“12 Historias” — Tommy Torres Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album “El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco” — Café
Tacvba
“Ojo Por Ojo” — El Tri
“Chances” — Illya Kuryaki And The
Valderramas
“Treinta Días” — La Santa Cecilia “Repeat After Me” — Los Amigos Invisibles Best Regional Mexican Music Album
(Including Tejano) “El Free” — Banda Los Recoditos
“En Peligro De Extinción” — Intocable
“A Mi Manera” — Mariachi Divas De Cindy
Shea
“Romeo Y Su Nieta” — Paquita La Del Barrio
“13 Celebrando El 13″ — Joan Sebastian Best Tropical Latin Album: 3.0 — Marc Anthony
Como Te Voy A Olvidar — Los Angeles Azules
Pacific Mambo Orchestra — Pacific Mambo
Orchestra
Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants —
Various Artists Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives AMERICAN ROOTS Best Americana Album: Old Yellow Moon — Emmylou Harris & Rodney
Crowell”
Love Has Come For You — Steve Martin &
Edie Brickell
Buddy And Jim — Buddy Miller And Jim
Lauderdale One True Vine — Mavis Staples
Songbook — Allen Toussaint Best Bluegrass Album “It’s Just A Road” — The Boxcars
“Brothers Of The Highway” — Dailey & Vincent
“This World Oft Can Be” — Della Mae
“Three Chords And The Truth” — James King
“The Streets Of Baltimore” — Del McCoury
Band Best Blues Album “Remembering Little Walter” — Billy Boy
Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel,
Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman
“Cotton Mouth Man” — James Cotton
“Get Up!” — Ben Harper With Charlie
Musselwhite “Seesaw” — Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
“Down In Louisiana” — Bobby Rush Best Folk Album “My Favorite Picture Of You” — Guy Clark
“Sweetheart Of The Sun” — The Greencards
“Build Me Up From Bones” — Sarah Jarosz
“The Ash & Clay” — The Milk Carton Kids
“They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th
Anniversary Celebration” — (Various Artists) Chris Strachwitz, producer Best Regional Roots Music Album “The Life & Times Of…The Hot 8 Brass Band”
— Hot 8 Brass Band
“Hula Ku’i” — Kahulanui
“Le Fou” — Zachary Richard
“Dockside Sessions” — Terrance Simien & The
Zydeco Experience “Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs” —
Joe Tohonnie Jr. REGGAE Best Reggae Album “One Love, One Life” — Beres Hammond
“Ziggy Marley In Concert” — Ziggy Marley
“The Messiah” — Sizzla
“Reggae Connection” — Sly & Robbie And The
Jam Masters
“Reincarnated” — Snoop Lion WORLD MUSIC Best World Music Album “Savor Flamenco” — Gipsy Kings
“No Place For My Dream” — Femi Kuti
“Live: Singing For Peace Around The World” —
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
“The Living Room Sessions Part 2″ — Ravi
Shankar CHILDREN’S Best Children’s Album “Blue Clouds” Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My
Flower
“The Mighty Sky” — Beth Nielsen Chapman
“Recess” — Justin Roberts
“Singing Our Way Through: Songs For The
World’s Bravest Kids” — Alastair Moock & Friends
“Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well” —
Jennifer Gasoi SPOKEN WORD Best Spoken Word Album “America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness
We Never Weren’t” — Stephen Colbert
“Carrie And Me” — Carol Burnett
“Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls” — David
Sedaris
“Still Foolin’ ‘Em” — Billy Crystal “The Storm King” — Pete Seeger COMEDY Best Comedy Album: “Calm Down Gurrl” — Kathy Griffin
“I’m Here To Help” — Craig Ferguson
“A Little Unprofessional” — Ron White
“Live” — Tig Notaro
“That’s What I’m Talkin’ About” — Bob Saget MUSICAL THEATER Best Musical Theater Album “Kinky Boots”
“Matilda: The Musical”
“Motown The Musical” MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual
Media Django Unchained
The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition)
Les Misérables (Deluxe Edition)
Muscle Shoals
Sound City: Real To Reel Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media Argo — Alexandre Desplat, composer
The Great Gatsby — Craig Armstrong,
composer
Life Of Pi — Mychael Danna, composer
Lincoln — John Williams, composer
Skyfall — Thomas Newman, composer Zero Dark Thirty — Alexandre Desplat,
composer Best Song Written For Visual Media “Atlas” from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
— Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will
Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters
(Coldplay)
“Silver Lining” from “Silver Linings Playbook” —
Diane Warren, songwriter (Jessie J) “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”– Adele Adkins & Paul
Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
“We Both Know” from “Safe Haven” — Colbie
Caillat & Gavin DeGraw, songwriters (Colbie
Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw)
“Young And Beautiful” from “The Great Gatsby” –Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels, songwriters
(Lana Del Rey)
“You’ve Got Time” from Orange Is The New
Black — Regina Spektor, songwriter (Regina
Spektor) COMPOSING/ARRANGING Best Instrumental Composition Bound Away — Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck
Owen & The Jazz Surge)
California Pictures For String Quartet — Gordon
Goodwin, composer (Quartet San Francisco)
Koko On The Boulevard — Scott Healy,
composer (Scott Healy Ensemble) Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And
Chamber Orchestra — Clare Fischer, composer
(The Clare Fischer Orchestra)
String Quartet No. 1: Funky Diversion In Three
Parts — Vince Mendoza, composer (Quartet
San Francisco) Best Instrumental Arrangement Invitation — Kim Richmond, arranger (The Kim
Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra)
On Green Dolphin Street– Gordon Goodwin,
arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
Side Hikes – A Ridge Away — Chuck Owen,
arranger (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge) Skylark — Nan Schwartz, arranger (Amy
Dickson)
Wild Beauty — Gil Goldstein, arranger
(Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe
Lovano) Best Instrumental Arrangement
Accompanying Vocalist(s) La Vida Nos Espera – Nan Schwartz, arranger
(Gian Marco)
Let’s Fall In Love
The Moon’s A Harsh Mistress — John
Hollenbeck, arranger (John Hollenbeck)
Swing Low — Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)
What A Wonderful World — Shelly Berg,
arranger (Gloria Estefan) PACKAGE Best Recording Package Automatic Music Can Be Fun — Mike Brown,
Zac Decamp, Brian Grunert & Annie Stoll, art
directors (Geneseo)
Long Night Moon — Sarah Dodds & Shauna
Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)
Magna Carta…Holy Grail — Brian Roettinger, art director (Jay Z)
Metallica Through The Never — Bruce
Duckworth, Sarah Moffat & David Turner, art
directors (Metallica)
The Next Day — Jonathan Barnbrook, art
director (David Bowie) Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition
Package The Brussels Affair — Charles Dooher & Scott
Sandler, art directors (The Rolling Stones)
How Do You Do (Limited Edition Box Set) —
Mayer Hawthorne, art director (Mayer
Hawthorne)
The Road To Red Rocks (Special Edition) — Ross Stirling, art director (Mumford & Sons)
The Smith Tapes — Masaki Koike, art director
(Various Artists)
Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition) — Simon
Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul
McCartney And Wings) NOTES Best Album Notes Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered &
Expanded) — Neil Tesser, album notes writer
(John Coltrane)
Call It Art 1964-1965 — Ben Young, album
notes writer (New York Art Quartet)
Electric Music For The Mind & Body — Alec Palao, album notes writer (Country Joe & The
Fish)
Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps —
Jonathan Cott, album notes writer (Leonard
Bernstein & New York Philharmonic)
360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story — Sean Wilentz, album notes writer (Various
Artists)
Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time,
Good Time & End Time Music, 1923-1936 —
Nathan Salsburg, album notes writer (Various
Artists) HISTORICAL Best Historical Album Call It Art 1964-1965
Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965
The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums
Pictures Of Sound: One Thousand Years Of
Educed Audio: 980–1980
Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Deluxe Edition) PRODUCTION, Non-Classical Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Annie Up — Chuck Ainlay, engineer; Bob
Ludwig, mastering engineer (Pistol Annies)
The Blue Room — Helik Hadar & Leslie Ann
Jones, engineers; Bernie Grundman, mastering
engineer (Madeleine Peyroux)
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here — Paul Figueroa & Randy Staub, engineers; Ted Jensen,
mastering engineer (Alice In Chains)
…Like Clockwork — Joe Barresi & Mark
Rankin, engineers; Gavin Lurssen, mastering
engineer (Queens Of The Stone Age)
The Moorings — Trina Shoemaker, engineer; Eric Conn, mastering engineer (Andrew Duhon)
Random Access Memories — Peter Franco,
Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner,
engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
(Daft Punk) Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical Days Turn Into Nights (Andy Caldwell Remix)
— Andy Caldwell, remixer (Delerium Featuring
Michael Logen)
If I Lose Myself (Alesso Vs. OneRepublic) —
Alesso, remixer (OneRepublic)
Locked Out Of Heaven (Sultan + Ned Shepard Remix) — Ned Shepard & Sultan, remixers
(Bruno Mars)
One Love/People Get Ready (Photek Remix) —
Rupert Parkes, remixer (Bob Marley And The
Wailers)
Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) — Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey) SURROUND SOUND Best Surround Sound Album Live Kisses — Al Schmitt, surround mix
engineer; Tommy LiPuma, surround producer
(Paul McCartney)
Sailing The Seas Of Cheese (Deluxe Edition) —
Les Claypool & Jason Mills, surround mix
engineers; Stephen Marcussen, surround mastering engineer; Les Claypool & Jeff Fura,
surround producers (Primus)
Signature Sound Opus One — Leslie Ann
Jones, surround mix engineer; Michael
Romanowski, surround mastering engineer;
Herbert Waltl, surround producer (Various Artists)
Sixteen Sunsets — Jim Anderson, surround
mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering
engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom,
surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom)
Sprung Rhythm — Daniel Shores, surround mix engineer; Daniel Shores, surround mastering
engineer; Dan Merceruio, surround producer
(Richard Scerbo & Inscape) FIELD: PRODUCTION, CLASSICAL Best Engineered Album, Classical Hymn To The Virgin — Morten Lindberg,
engineer (Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl & Schola
Cantorum)
La Voie Triomphale — Morten Lindberg,
engineer (Ole Kristian Ruud & Staff Band Of
The Norwegian Armed Forces) Roomful Of Teeth — Mark Donahue & Jesse
Lewis, engineers (Brad Wells & Roomful Of
Teeth)
Vinci: Artaserse — Hans-Martin Renz,
Wolfgang Rixius & Ulrich Ruscher, engineers
(Diego Fasolis, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, Daniel Behle, Franco Fagioli,
Valer Barna-Sabadus, Yuriy Mynenko &
Concerto Köln)
Winter Morning Walks — David Frost, Brian
Losch & Tim Martyn, engineers; Tim Martyn,
mastering engineer (Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra & St.
Paul Chamber Orchestra) Producer Of The Year, Classical Manfred Eicher
David Frost
Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
James Mallinson
Jay David Saks CLASSICAL Best Orchestral Performance Atterberg: Orchestral Works Vol. 1 — Neeme
Järvi, conductor (Gothenburg Symphony
Orchestra)
Lutosławski: Symphony No. 1 — Esa-Pekka
Salonen, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Schumann: Symphony No. 2; Overtures Manfred & Genoveva — Claudio Abbado,
conductor (Orchestra Mozart)
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 — Osmo
Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)
Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps — Simon
Rattle, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker) Best Opera Recording Adès: The Tempest
Britten: The Rape Of Lucretia
Kleiberg: David & Bathsheba
Vinci: Artaserse
Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen Best Choral Performance Berlioz: Grande Messe Des Morts — Colin
Davis, conductor (Barry Banks; London
Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic
Choir & London Symphony Chorus)
Palestrina: Volume 3 — Harry Christophers,
conductor (The Sixteen) Parry: Works For Chorus & Orchestra —
Neeme Järvi, conductor; Adrian Partington,
chorus master (Amanda Roocroft; BBC National
Orchestra Of Wales; BBC National Chorus Of
Wales)
Pärt: Adam’s Lament — Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian
Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga &
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir
& Vox Clamantis)
Whitbourn: Annelies — James Jordan,
conductor (Ariana Zukerman; The Lincoln Trio; Westminster Williamson Voices) Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble
Performance Beethoven: Violin Sonatas — Leonidas
Kavakos & Enrico Pace
Cage: The 10,000 Things — Vicki Ray, William
Winant, Aron Kallay & Tom Peters
Duo — Hélène Grimaud & Sol Gabetta
Roomful Of Teeth — Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth
Times Go By Turns — New York Polyphony Best Classical Instrumental Solo Bartók, Eötvös & Ligeti — Patricia
Kopatchinskaja; Peter Eötvös, conductor
(Ensemble Modern & Frankfurt Radio
Symphony Orchestra)
Corigliano: Conjurer – Concerto For
Percussionist & String Orchestra — Evelyn Glennie; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany
Symphony)
The Edge Of Light — Gloria Cheng (Calder
Quartet)
Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2 — Yefim
Bronfman; Alan Gilbert, conductor (New York Philharmonic)
Salonen: Violin Concerto; Nyx — Leila
Josefowicz; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
(Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 845 & D. 960 —
Maria João Pires Best Classical Vocal Solo Drama Queens — Joyce DiDonato (Alan Curtis;
Il Complesso Barocco)
Mission — Cecilia Bartoli (Diego Fasolis;
Philippe Jaroussky; I Barocchisti)
Schubert: Winterreise — Christoph Prégardien
(Michael Gees) Wagner — Jonas Kaufmann (Donald Runnicles;
Markus Brück; Chor Der Deutschen Oper
Berlin; Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin)
Winter Morning Walks — Dawn Upshaw (Maria
Schneider; Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough &
Scott Robinson; Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra) Best Classical Compendium Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic
Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik — Christoph
Eschenbach, conductor
Holmboe: Concertos — Dima Slobodeniouk,
conductor; Preben Iwan, producer
Tabakova: String Paths — Maxim Rysanov; Manfred Eicher, producer Best Contemporary Classical Composition Lindberg, Magnus: Piano Concerto No. 2 —
Magnus Lindberg, composer
Pärt, Arvo: Adam’s Lament — Arvo Pärt,
composer
Salonen, Esa-Pekka: Violin Concerto — Esa-
Pekka Salonen, composer Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks —
Maria Schneider, composer
Shaw, Caroline: Partita For 8 Voices —
Caroline Shaw, composer (Brad Wells &
Roomful Of Teeth) MUSIC VIDEO/FILM Best Music Video Safe And Sound — Capital Cities (Grady Hall,
video director; Buddy Enright, video producer)
Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film — Jay
Z (Mark Romanek, video director; Shawn Carter
& Aristides McGarry, video producers)
Can’t Hold Us — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton (Jon Jon Augustavo,
Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis, video directors;
Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer & Jenny Koenig,
video producers)
Suit & Tie — Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z
(David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer)
I’m Shakin’ — Jack White (Dori Oskowitz,
video director; Raquel Costello, video producer) Best Music Film Live 2012 — Coldplay (Paul Dugdale, video
director; Jim Parsons, video producer)
¡Cuatro! — Green Day (Tim Wheeler, video
director; Tim Lynch, video producer)
I’m In I’m Out And I’m Gone: The Making Of
Get Up! — Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite (Danny Clinch, video director; Ben
Harper, video producer)
Live Kisses — Paul McCartney (Jonas
Akerlund, video director; Violaine Etienne, Aron
Levine & Scott Rodger, video producers)
The Road To Red Rocks — Mumford & Sons (Nicolas Jack Davies & Frederick Scott, video
directors; Dan Bowen, video producer)

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celebrities, Entertainment

Naughty By Nature In Ghana…All Set For “Back In The Day” Concert Tonight

Grammy Award winning Hip Hop trio-‘Naughty By Nature’ (formed in 1989) which consist of Treach (Anthony Criss), Vin Rock (Vincent Brown), and the DJ Kay Gee (Keir Gist) landed in Accra last night and are well set for tonight’s MEGA ‘Back in the Day’ Concert… All roads lead to the Accra International Conference tonight-6th December, 2013 (7pm) where ‘Naughty By Nature’ will mount the ‘Back in the Day’ Concert stage alongside Reggie Rockstone, Obrafour, T- Blaze and TH4Kwages to thrill patrons with electrifying performances… It will not just be a musical back in the day experience—organizers will also serve some of the 1990s favorite goodies including ‘Poki’ and ‘Alewa’ at tonight’s concert, so you can have a full-blown ‘Back in the Day’ experience.

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Sports

Kwesi Appiah: Ours Is The “Group Of Death…But I’m Optimistic Ghana Will Advance”

Head Coach of the Senior National Team, Kwesi Appiah, trusts the Black Stars are capable of picking one of the two qualification slots after the Group matches, notwithstanding what some pundits say is arguably the toughest of the groupings. The Ex-international, who describes Group G as the ‘Group of Death’, reposed confidence in his charges and strongly held the belief that nothing is impossible in football. “My Group is the group of death…We have competent players and I have total confidence we will go past the first stage,” he said. Ghana has been drawn in Group G together with Germany, United States of America and Portugal at the 2014 World Cup finals to be staged in Brazil. The Black Stars will play their opening group game against the USA. This will be the third time in succession Ghana will be meeting the USA in all three world cup appearances since 2006. Speaking to DSTV Super Sports 3, Kwesi Appiah, the first indigenous Ghanaian coach to qualify the team to the World Cup finals, admitted that playing USA “Is not going to be easy. If you look at the recent games the USA have played, their performance has risen but I have total confident in my players and we will give them a really good game”. He however expressed optimism that “there is no way we (Ghana) will not make. The most important thing is to prepare very well and no matter what teams comes your way you beat them. We have got competent players and we have confidence in them”. Ghana’s second game in Brazil will be against Germany whom the Black Stars lost to by a goal to nil in their second game at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The Black Stars will play their last group game against Portugal, captained by Cristiano Ronaldo. Meanwhile, Kwesi Appiah has called on all Africans to rally strongly behind Africa’s representatives at next year’s World Cup finals. “They should support the African teams with all they can, so that we (Africans) will prove that when given the chance we can win the World Cup,” he said.

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celebrities, christians

Kwadwo Safo to produce cars in commercial quantity

The Apostle Safo Suaye Technology Research Centre
(ASSTRC), a local automobile assembly plant, will be
ready in May, 2014.
So far, all the machines and equipment which would
be used for the moulding of the vehicles have been
built with only the installation scheduled to be completed by January 15, 2014.
When completed, the project, which is an initiative
of Ghanaian industrialist, Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo,
would see the production of between 120 and 240
cars daily.
The first phase of the production would include the manufacture of Pick-up and Saloon cars in
commercial quantities.
Apostle Safo’s 2013 Technology Day Exhibition
Briefing the press at Gomoa Mpota, the
manufacturing site in the Central Region, the
founder and Leader of the Kristo Asafo Mission, Apostle Safo said the press conference was to
provide opportunity for journalists to have first-hand
information about various technology equipment,
which would be displayed at this year’s Technology
Exhibition, scheduled for December,29.
Some of the inventions to be displayed in this year’s exhibition day include electricity supply machines
with powerful local devices installed within vehicles
without engines being operated by a sensor and a
robot security guard.
Why Africa is still lagging behind
According to Apostle Safo, one major reason why Africans continued to lag behind developed countries
was the lack of confidence in made-in-Africa
products.
He said since many Africans, particularly Ghanaians,
placed more confidence in foreign goods than locally
manufactured products, local investors “are not motivated and encouraged to expand their
businesses”.
Apostle Safo said if Africans, for that matter
Ghanaians, “do not see their own, then the country
would continue to be underdeveloped”.
Government support He said despite the lack of support, he would never
be discouraged in his endeavour, adding “my
mission is to prove that Africans are capable of doing
anything in this world”.
He said one of the ways the government could help
local businesses was by creating the enabling environment for them to operate, adding “ for
instance, once full production begins, government
could instruct its agencies not to import vehicles
again but rather order from ASSTRC”. Source: graphic.com

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