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Beautiful Birds...Big Voices....Butterfly World has more than...

Challenging Place to Try Out a New Camera! Butterfly World!

My Fav Pic of the Day !!!

What a fun place!!! Lion Country Safari...good camera test place!

The Faces of Lion Country Safari,West Palm

Dukes of Hazzard Stars coming to Macon

Merry Christmas from the Carters

Beware of the Weather on Christmas Day...!!!


Englewood, NJ (December 21, 2012) - Kenny Rogers teamed with bergenPAC and the Englewood Fire Department in Englewood, NJ this holiday season to collect toys and help make Christmas brighter this year for Bergen County children in need and victims of Hurricane Sandy. Rogers stopped by the Englewood Fire Department to thank the firefighters and all involved with the drive for their efforts prior to his show at bergenPAC on Dec. 19. Pictured (left to right): Capt. John McLoughlin, Corey Parker, Chief Gerald Marion, bergenPAC CEO Dominick Roncace, Kenny Rogers, Lt. Ray Rodriguez, Mark Mulvaney (Moonachie Fire Dept.) and Lt. Peter Giannuzzi. In the background (left to right): Steve Burns, Capt. Mike Marino, Justion Dereyanik (Moonachie Fire Dept.) and Mike Morolla (Moonachie Fire Dept.) Photo Credit: Jeremy Smith

Red Solo Cup Christmas

Kellie Pickler on her USO Tour


Nashville, TN – Dec. 17, 2012 – Award winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has one of the most recognizable voices in country music, and this year, that signature sound that could only be Dierks was heard more than ever on country radio with three consecutive No. one hits off his sixth studio album HOME bringing his total as both a singer and a songwriter to 10. It was a dizzying 2012 for the artist, who also toured internationally, nabbed award nominations from the ACMs, CMAs and most recently the GRAMMYs, mined GOLD singles and found himself sitting at the top of critics’ year end lists. “Seems like every man in Nashville wants to be the Nashville Everyman. Here, Bentley actually pulls it off, singing from various vantages with smarts and charm. Bonus points for the patriotic title track, which still sounds sensible after an election season that left America covered in red-and-blue bruises.” - Washington Post, 2012’s Top 10 Albums “Bentley always utilizes banjo, fiddle, mando


Nashville, TN – MCA recording artist Kip Moore has earned his second consecutive No. 1 single with “Beer Money” which took the top spot this week on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart. “Beer Money” is the second single from Kip’s debut album Up All Night to capture the No. 1 spot in just seven months. Earlier this year, “Something ‘Bout A Truck” held the top spot on both charts for two consecutive weeks making him the first solo artist in four years to have a debut album’s first single go No. 1 for multiple weeks. Up All Night is the best selling debut album from any country artist released in 2012. To add to the celebration, Kip was named Country Aircheck’s No. 1 New Artist for 2012 and both singles are included in the Top 100 Songs of 2012 (“Something ‘Bout A Truck” No. 4 and “Beer Money” No. 66). In Billboard’s 2012 The Year In Music, Kip is the No. 2 Top New Country Artist, his singles are both in the Top 100 Country Songs (“Something ‘Bout A Truck” No. 12 and “Beer Mone

The Henningsens Make Huge Debut

Nashville, TN – Christmas came early this year for new Arista Nashville trio The Henningsens (Brian, Aaron, Clara) as their debut single, “American Beautiful,” receives 77 combined Country Aircheck and Billboard radio adds this week! Among the feats accomplished, “American Beautiful” achieves the most first-week adds of any debut single in Country Aircheck history! Also, since 1999, The Henningsens score the highest impact-week add total for a group! This stunning single receives the most out-of-the-box adds in recent Mediabase history and ties Gretchen Wilson’s 2004 Sony debut “Redneck Woman.” “American Beautiful,” the title track from their debut album and co-written by the trio and Brett Beavers, is also the No. 1 Most Added Song on Mediabase and the Hot Shot Debut on the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. Fans may purchase “American Beautiful” now on iTunes at Their debut album, helmed by multi-million-selling producer Paul Wo

Brad Paisley in the Bahama's


Nashville, TN – Dec. 14, 2012 – GRAMMY winning country trio Lady Antebellum received an early Christmas gift when the RIAA issued GOLD certification of ON THIS WINTER’S NIGHT, their first full length holiday album. Released in October, the disc’s title track was penned by the group and is accompanied by 11 additional holiday classics. Critics have praised both the album’s title track as well as the band’s arrangements of the classics, USA Today described the album as “a new twist on holiday favorites” and the Associated Press promises fans “there’s not a rendition on the album that disappoints.” “’On This Winter’s Night’ is full of Christmas classics — and deserves to become one in its own right.” – Associated Press “The title track here is the best offering, sweet without too much sugar and with a careful arrangement that eases into a subtle backbeat.” – Chicago Sun-Times “…a new take on the 1965 Burl Ives classic ‘Holly Jolly Christmas,’ from Lady Antebellum. This one would make

Visiting Superman in Metropolis,Illinois

Photographing my First Illinois

Golden Globe Nominees 2013

Best Picture, Drama Argo Django Unchained Life of Pi Lincoln Zero Dark Thirty Best Picture, Musical or Comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Les Miserables Moonrise Kingdom Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Silver Linings Playbook Best Actor, Drama Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln Richard Gere, Arbitage John Hawkes, The Sessions Joaquin Phoenix, The Master Denzel Washington, Flight Best Actress, Drama Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty Marion Cottilard, Rust & Bone Helen Mirren, Hitchcock Naomi Watts, The Impossible Rachel Weisz, Deep Blue Sea Best Actor, Musical or Comedy Jack Black, Bernie Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson Best Actress, Musical or Comedy Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook Maggie Smith, Quartet Meryl Streep, Hope Springs VIDEO - Golden Globe Flashback: Ben Affleck's 1998 Win! Best Supp


Live 24 Hour Music Video Premiere on Ustream Garners Over 10 Million Twitter Impressions NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 12, 2012) Brad Paisley’s video for his current single, “Southern Comfort Zone,” definitely took him out of the comfortable surroundings of his Nashville, TN home. After 10,000 miles, eight countries in eight days, two cameras, one tractor, one Maasi giraffe and six jackets – Paisley had a video. The video premiered on Ustream this past Monday followed by a live chat with Paisley. #bradpaisleychat trended on Twitter and Twitter created 10,285,980 impressions and reached an audience of 2,965,144 followers – during the broadcast alone. “Southern Comfort Zone” is now available to view at and available on iTunes at “Southern Comfort Zone” is directed by Jim Shea, who also directed Paisley’s award winning videos “Waitin’ On A Woman,” “Start A Band,” and “When I Get Where I’m Going,” as well as “Welcome to the Future”

Great Nashville Restaurant Icon Passes..Mario Ferrari

SAG Nominations out

Here is the complete list of 2012 Screen Actors Guild nominees. THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role BRADLEY COOPER / Pat - “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” (The Weinstein Company) DANIEL DAY-LEWIS / Abraham Lincoln - "LINCOLN” (Touchstone Pictures) JOHN HAWKES / Mark - "THE SESSIONS" (Fox Searchlight) HUGH JACKMAN / Jean Valjean - "LES MISÉRABLES" (Universal Pictures) DENZEL WASHINGTON / Whip Whitaker - "FLIGHT" (Paramount Pictures) Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role JESSICA CHASTAIN / Maya - "ZERO DARK THIRTY” (Columbia Pictures) MARION COTILLARD / Stephanie - “RUST AND BONE” (Sony Pictures Classics) JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Tiffany - “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” (The Weinstein Company) HELEN MIRREN / Alma Reville - “HITCHCOCK” (Fox Searchlight) NAOMI WATTS / Maria - “THE IMPOSSIBLE” (Summit Entertainment) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role ALAN ARKIN / Lest


THE CLASSIC FILM RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN EXCLUSIVELY IN SELECT IMAX 3D THEATRES FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT BEGINNING FEBRUARY 8, 2013 “TOP GUN” Debuts on Blu-ray 3D™/ Blu-ray 2D™ Two-Disc Set February 19, 2013 HOLLYWOOD, CA (December 11, 2012) – “TOP GUN,” Paramount Pictures’ 1986 classic from director Tony Scott, producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and starring Tom Cruise, takes off on a new adventure with an exclusive six-day 3D engagement in select IMAX® theatres beginning February 8, 2013. The film has been re-mastered for the IMAX® 3D release and subsequent debut on Blu-ray. TOP GUN was re-mastered for the big screen from high-resolution original negative scans and painstakingly converted to 3D by Legend3D under the supervision of the film’s director, Tony Scott. Rendered in 3D, the film’s complex, long shots reveal extraordinary depth and clarity, allowing viewers to explore every detail of the action. From the spectacular aerial dogfights to the intense close-up

Shania in Action in Vegas....It was a Fun Show!!!

Shania's Stuff all over Vegas

The Shania Store at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas

Mission Accomplished for Tim and Faith in Vegas

Nashville, TN- Dec. 10, 2012- Marking the first time they have performed together in six years in the U.S., superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill dazzled audiences with the kick off of "Soul2Soul" at The Venetian Theater this past weekend. Their smash filled set inside the intimate venue invites the audience to get up close and personal with McGraw and Hill as never seen before. In between solo hits like McGraw's "Real Good Man" and Hill's "Breathe" as well as their current singles "One Of Those Nights" and “American Heart” the powerhouse husband and wife duo deliver crowd favorites "It's Your Love" and "Like We Never Loved At All” along with surprising covers and interactive moments with the audience. The 10 weekend limited engagement runs through April. "…the show puts the focus squarely on its two superstars, and considering the rousing ovations McGraw and Hill received Saturday, that's perfectly fine