Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gym Class Heroes At Super Bowl

GYM CLASS HEROES, B.o.B and THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS will rock the Pepsi Coliseum at the popular VH1 NFL PEPSI SUPER BOWL FAN JAM concert series on Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Fans can get their free tickets for the NFL Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam concert series at or they can register to be a part of the TV audience at A $4 service charge is required for each ticket order. Tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. EST on Thursday. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m.

“We are thrilled to bring fans the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam. This year’s concert series will bring even more excitement to the Super Bowl weekend with world class musical performances seen around the world,” said Thomas Moradpour, Senior Director, PepsiCo Beverages Company.

Alternative/hip-hop band, Gym Class Heroes, catapulted to international stardom in 2007 with their #1 hit “Cupid’s Chokehold/Breakfast In America,” which set the record for holding the top spot on the Top 40 radio charts for the most consecutive weeks by a band helped earn them the “Best New Artist” award the MTV Video Music Awards that same year. After scoring one of the biggest songs of 2010 with his solo smash hit “Billionaire (featuring Bruno Mars),” frontman Travie McCoy returned to Gym Class Heroes to release the band’s fourth Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen release, The

Papercut Chronicles II, this past November. The album’s multi-platinum, lead single “Stereo Hearts (featuring Adam Levine)” became the band’s second #1 hit this fall, with its follow up “Ass Back Home (featuring Neon Hitch)” already starting its ascent up the charts.

“Strange Clouds” is the follow-up to B.o.B’s critically-acclaimed, RIAA-certified GOLD debut album, “B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY,” which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart and was heralded by the smash debut single “Nothin’ On You (feat. Bruno Mars),” which catapulted to the top of Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart. The album also spawned three multiplatinum singles, “Nothin’ On You (feat. Bruno Mars),” “Magic (feat. Rivers Cuomo),” and “Airplanes (feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore)” the latter being certified 4X Platinum by the RIAA. The album went on to earn an outstanding five Grammy nominations including “Best Rap Album” and “Record of the Year.” To top off an incredible 12 months, the superstar then took the stage at the 2011 Grammy Awards alongside labelmates, and fellow collaborators, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae for a medley performance that was undeniably one of the greatest moments of the night. B.o.B brought Hip-Hop to the White House in September 2010 after being personally invited by President Barack Obama to perform at his GEN44 Summit and then again in 2011, to headline hi re-election fundraiser at Los Angeles’ famed House of Blues. In addition to all this, the rapper, who named “One To Watch” in 2010, was also recently named the face of AKOO’s Fall 2011 campaign, the clothing line founded by rap sensation T.I. In addition to joining both Lupe Fiasco’s “Steppin’ Laser Tour” and Rihanna’s North American “LOUD Tour,” B.o.B also embarked on his first headlining, international “Shootin’ For Stars World Tour.” For more information on B.o.B, visit, and

Since forming in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999, The All-American Rejects have released three studio albums: their platinum self-titled debut, featuring the breakthrough hit “Swing Swing,” followed by 2005’s double-platinum Move Along, which spawned the Top 10 hits “It Ends Tonight,” “Dirty Little Secret,” and “Move Along,” as well as the gold-certified When The World Comes Down, featuring the 4-million seller “Gives You Hell,” which spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Top 40 charts, and more than 13 weeks in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. The All-American Rejects, which also includes lead singer, lyricist, and bassist Tyson Ritter, guitarist Nick Wheeler, rhythm guitarist Mike Kennerty and drummer Chris Gaylor, have sold more than 4 million albums and 16 million singles worldwide. This spring, AAR will release their fourth studio album. The first single from the record is “Beekeeper’s Daughter.” For more information regarding The All-American Rejects, please stay tuned to

THE VH1 PEPSI SUPER BOWL FAN JAM has become the premier concert event at the Super Bowl and will air (LIVE) in Primetime on VH1 from the Pepsi Coliseum at the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds at 9 PM ET.

Past concerts have featured performances by award winning artists such as Rihanna, Kanye West, Nickelback, Justin Beiber, Mary J. Blige, Maroon 5, Kid Rock, and Duran Duran. Hosts and special appearances have included Marissa Miller, Nick Cannon, Jerry O’Connell, Michael Strahan, Tom Brady and Tony Romo.

Artists subject to change.


Beach Boys Reunite For 50th Anniversary CD and Tour

Beach Boys Reunite For 50th Anniversary CD and Tour!

Monday, December 12, 2011

3rd Annual Penguin Plunge

Over 100 students, faculty and staff from Hobart and William Smith Colleges took to the waters of Seneca Lake Friday to raise money for "Embrace Yor Sisters", a group that helps women in Ontario County with breast cancer.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Vote For The Best CD's of 2011!

You've seen NPR Music's picks for the albums of the year, now it's time to tell us yours. You'll find a list of about 250 albums released in 2011 that we've talked about on All Songs Considered or covered elsewhere on NPR Music. Think of it as your chance to stretch this conversation out for a few more days, or just to tell us how crazy we were to leave your favorite album off the list.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

ZuZu Coming Back To Seneca Falls

It is an uplifting tale, reminding people they are surrounded by family who love them.

But when the cameras filming It’s A Wonderful Life stopped rolling, life wasn’t so wonderful for the child at its centre.

Karolyn Grimes, now 71, starred as six-year-old Zuzu in the 1946 movie that follows an angel who saves a father set on killing himself so his family can benefit from the life insurance.

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Grimes will be back in Seneca Falls this coming weekend for the It's A Wonderful Life Celebration.

Bailey Bridge Wedding -
It was wonderful wedding for Tiffany Ritchey and her fiance Christopher Knoll in December 2008. The Ohio couple tied the knot on the George Baily Bridge in Seneca Falls. Actress Karolyn Grimes, who was six years old when she played Zuzu in the movie "It's a Wonderful Life," was a witness for the couple during the 15-minute ceremony held under sunny skies and a high temperature of 24 degrees. Photo by Greg Cotterill.

Many people believe Seneca Falls is the Real Bedford Falls.

Messiah Beats William Smith 1-0 in Soccer Semi-Final

SAN ANTONIO—The top-ranked Messiah College soccer team scored in the 70th minute to edge No. 2 William Smith 1-0 in an NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship semifinal played Friday at Blossom Soccer Stadium.

William Smith, who was making its third appearance in the national semifinals in the past four years, finished the season with a 20-1-1 overall record. The 2011 Herons set new William Smith records for wins in a season (20), shutouts in a season (19), and lowest goals against average (0.14). This year's team also tied the program record for fewest goals allowed (3).

Senior goalie Amanda Davis played all 90 minutes in goal for William Smith this afternoon and finished with five saves. She finished her soccer career tied for first in Heron history with 61 career victories. Davis ranks second all-time with 44 career shutouts. She also sits atop the William Smith list with 20 wins in 2011, and is tied for third in program history with 14 shutouts this fall.

The 10 Heron seniors Chelsea England, Jessie Tarantino, Leslie Carrese, Sarah Tarantino, Alyse DiCenzo, Alexandra Frankel, Jamie Sawyer, Kate Redmond, Leah Shatkin and Davis have led the Herons to an impressive 68-9-12 record in their four years on the team.

The first half was a defensive battle, with a lot of the action taking place in the midfield. The Falcons (22-0-1) had the match's first real scoring chance with 16:00 left in the half. Corrine Wulf drilled a shot towards the goal that soared just high of the crossbar.

With 12:45 remaining in the opening half, the Herons had an opportunity of their own when they earned a corner kick. Junior Renee Jensen blasted the ball into the box. Jessie Tarantino redirected it with a header, but it went wide of the right post.

The Messiah offense had control of the ball for the final minutes before the break. The Falcons recorded three corner kicks in a span of three minutes, but every attempt was cleared away by the Heron defense. With 3:03 remaining, Erin Hench fired a shot from just inside the box, but Davis was there to come up with the save and preserve the scoreless tie through halftime.

The defensive battle continued in the second half. In the 62nd minute, Hench drilled a shot from just outside of the box and Davis came up with the huge diving save.

With 20:11 remaining Messiah broke though. Alex Brandt put a placed a shot just into the top right corner of the goal that deflected off the crossbar and into the back of the net. Rachel Scheibeler set up the play.

William Smith continued to fight for the game-tying goal. With 16:13 left in regulation, Jessie Tarantino broke through the Falcon defense and fired a shot from right in front of the goal, but Falcon goalie, Autumn Reilly, dove on top of the ball before it could cross over the line and into the goal.

Messiah finished with a 12-1 advantage in shots and an 8-1 lead in corner kicks. Reilly finish made one save in goal for the Falcons.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

William Smith Heron's Semi-Final Soccer Broadcast From San Antonio, TX

If you are not able to watch the live stream of Friday's William Smith Heron's soccer semi-final championship game form San Antonio, TX - Tune in WHWS 105.7 FM! Hear the expert play-by-play and commentary from Ted Baker and Suzanne Willard.

The broadcast on WHWS 105.7 FM starts at 11:45am and can also be heard online at

Sue earned a bachelor’s degree in history from William Smith College in 1999 and completed the education program. After working as an assistant soccer coach for the William Smith Herons, Sue enrolled in a master’s program at Washington College, earning an advanced degree in history. Before rejoining HWS, Sue was a college soccer coach at both the NCAA Division I and III levels. As an Associate Director of Admissions, she oversees the campus tour and works with tour guides and senior interns. Sue also recruits students from the Hudson Valley as well as Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

Ted Baker is the voice of Hobart football and lacrosse. He is also the host of the Finger Lakes Morning News from 5:30-9am weekdays on WGVA 1240 AM and 96.1FM. Ted's been bonding with radio audiences for over 30 years. He's got his own take on the day's events, and he's not afraid to share it.

Go Herons!

Decemberists Received Grammy Nod!!


The Decemberists have been nominated for two Grammys.

The lead singer and guitarist for the Portland band is Colin Meloy. He says he was sitting on his sofa at home, hanging out with his kids, when he got a text about the nominations.

His song, "Down By The Water," was nominated for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. He says he had to parse out what the difference might be between the song and the performance. But, he says it's awesome to be nominated -- and a little surprising.

"This is our first time being nominated and to be honest the bands that I loved growing up were never nominated. So I always had it in my mind that the Grammys were a different kind of music altogether. Almost speaking a different language."

Meloy says he liked bands like The Smiths and Husker Du when he was young.

Also nominated for the categories were: Coldplay, the Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons, Radiohead.

The awards will be given out Febuary 12th.