Latest Summertime Stories

2010-06-29 06:00:00

BURBANK, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- It's an unprecedented meeting of two legendary musical minds, separated by 70 years. Pioneering musical genius Brian Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys, has teamed up with George Gershwin, in Wilson's Disney Pearl debut CD, Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin. Featuring timeless classics like "Rhapsody in Blue," "I've Got Rhythm" and "Summertime," the album makes history with "The Like in I Love You" and "Nothing But Love," two new songs Wilson...

2009-09-08 10:14:09

Authors A.S. Byatt, J.M. Coetzee, Adam Foulds, Hilary Mantel, Simon Mawer and Sarah Waters have been nominated for Britain's Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The winner of the honor and an $83,000 cash award is to be announced at a ceremony in London Oct. 6. Coetzee won the Booker Prize in 1983 for Life & Times of Michael K. and again in 1999 for Disgrace. Byatt picked up the award for Possession in 1990. We're thrilled to be able to announce such a strong shortlist, so enticing that it...

2009-08-23 21:07:47

A Northwest Baltimore neighborhood helps prepare kids for their first day of school with an eight-hour block party, organizers said. The party, held Saturday, provided food, haircuts and school supplies to about 100 kids. It was the third year for the block party, and kids told The Baltimore Sun it gets bigger and better every year -- to the point where it includes a 20-foot inflatable slide, a merry-go-round, a dunking booth and a moon bounce. This year, the party had a second purpose, to...

2008-09-08 18:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 will celebrate the return of the 90's pop supergroup New Kids On The Block with a first-of-its-kind Behind the Music live event. "New Kids on the Block: A Behind The Music Special Event" will premiere on September 28 at 8PM* and will celebrate the history of the pop phenomenon while also documenting their inspired 2008 reunion in their own words through new interviews with the band, rare archival images and modern day verite footage shot by the band...

2008-08-25 15:00:42

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all New Kids on the Block fans! Beginning today, VH1.com is accepting submissions in the "New Kids on the Block Ultimate Fan Contest," where four winners will be chosen to attend a New Kids on the Block concert and meet with the band in one of four cities -- Boston, Las Vegas, New York or Seattle -- this fall. To enter, users can visit the VH1 Blog at NKOTB.VH1.com and submit a photo of themselves or a group photo and 50 words or less that...

2008-08-12 00:00:29

The U.S. pop group New Kids on the Block is to release its first new album in nearly 15 years next month, Interscope Records said Monday. "The Block" is set to drop Sept. 2, the label said. Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, and Jordan and Jonathan Knight -- the original five members of the 1990s phenomenon NKOTB -- recently reunited to record the new album and are planning to go on tour to support it. The CD will feature the group's latest hit single, "Summertime," as well as...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'