by Shannonn Kelly 6:55AM, EST, Saturday February 09,2013
Whether its Pop, Rock or Hip-Hop, music plays a big place in people’s lives. It’s what gets us up in the morning and often what gets us through the day.
The Annual Grammy Awards® is music’s biggest night and the 55th installment is sure to provide a ton of entertainment with performances by Alicia Keys And Maroon 5, Frank Ocean, Miranda Lambert, The Lumineers, Carrie Underwood and Jack White to name a few.
Benji’s mother Laurie and sister, Lacey Schwimmer, a 4th place finalist on Season 3 SYTYCD and most recently on Dancing With The Stars (DWTS), are also west-coast swing dancers in their own right.
Born “Benjamin Daniel Schwimmer” in Redlands, California, Schwimmer won the second season of Fox’s long-running So You Think You Can Dance reality competition show where he also hotly competed with now “Emmy® Award nominated” Travis Wall who has been a choreographer on SYTYCD since season 7.
What’s incredible about Benji Schwimmer is that he’s not only a talented dancer, globe trotting Humanitarian, sought after choreographer, singer, musician; but also highly educated at some of the nations top Ivy League schools.
In the late 90’s I had been to their Mama Kin Music Hall in Boston a few times after baseball games at Fenway Park. I’ll always remember that’s where I discovered SKA and in particular a great band called, New York Ska Jazz Ensemble.
Tyler’s stint on Idol showed a sensitive, wacky side to him I never knew. He was especially tender to vocalists with touching stories and seemed very accessible. He was the ultimate cheerleader. In the young contestants often he said he could see himself when he started in the industry; so in turn, gave them solid advice in hopes contestants could rise to their potential. Continue reading “Steven Tyler Reps Sue American Idol for $8 Million”