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EMMY'S

The Emmy's were announced in July and there were several sweeps, but some additional surprises. This year should be a great Emmy Awards and we are all ready to enjoy the show!

2018, below is a list of the Emmy nominees:

Outstanding Drama Series:
"The Americans"
"The Crown"
"Game of Thrones"
"The Handmaid’s Tale"
"Stranger Things"
"This Is Us"
"Westworld"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Jason Bateman in "Ozark"
Sterling K. Brown in "This Is Us"
Ed Harris in "Westworld"
Matthew Rhys in "The Americans"
Milo Ventimiglia in "This Is Us"
Jeffrey Wright in "Westworld"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Claire Foy in "The Crown"
Tatiana Maslany in "Orphan Black"
Elisabeth Moss in "The Handmaid's Tale"
Sandra Oh in "Killing Eve"
Keri Russell in "The Americans"
Evan Rachel Wood in "Westworld"

Outstanding Comedy Series:
“Atlanta”
"Barry”
“black-ish”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“GLOW”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
“Silicon Valley”
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Anthony Anderson in “black-ish”
Ted Danson in “The Good Place”
Larry David in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Donald Glover in “Atlanta”
Bill Hader in “Barry”
William H. Macy in “Shameless”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in "Game of Thrones"
Peter Dinklage in "Game of Thrones"
Mandy Patinkin in "Homeland"
David Harbour in "Stranger Things"
Matt Smith in "The Crown"
Joseph Fiennes in "The Handmaid's Tale"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Claire Foy in "The Crown"
Tatiana Maslany in "Orphan Black"
Elisabeth Moss in "The Handmaid's Tale"
Sandra Oh in "Killing Eve"
Keri Russell in "The Americans"
Evan Rachel Wood in "Westworld"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Lena Headey in "Game of Thrones"
Millie Bobby Brown in "Stranger Things"
Vanessa Kirby in "The Crown"
Alexis Bledel in "The Handmaid's Tale"
Ann Dowd in "The Handmaid's Tale"
Yvonne Strahovski in "The Handmaid's Tale"
Thandie Newton in "Westworld"

Outstanding Comedy Series:
“Atlanta”
“Barry”
“black-ish”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“GLOW”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
“Silicon Valley”
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Anthony Anderson in “black-ish”
Ted Danson in “The Good Place”
Larry David in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Donald Glover in “Atlanta”
Bill Hader in “Barry”
William H. Macy in “Shameless”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Brian Tyree Henry in "Atlanta"
Henry Winkler in "Barry"
Louie Anderson in "Baskets"
Kenan Thompson in "Saturday Night Live"
Alec Baldwin in "Saturday Night Live"
Tony Shalhoub in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
Titus Burgess in "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Rachel Brosnahan in “Marvel Mrs. Maisel”
Pamela Adlon in “Better Things”
Allison Janney in “Mom”
Tracee Ellis Ross in “black-ish”
Lily Tomlin in “Grace and Frankie”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Zazie Beetz in "Atlanta"
Betty Gilpin in "GLOW"
Laurie Metcalf in "Roseanne"
Leslie Jones in "Saturday Night Live"
Kate McKinnon in "Saturday Night Live"
Aidy Bryant in "Saturday Night Live"
Alex Borstein in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
Megan Mullally in "Will & Grace"

Outstanding Limited Series:
“The Alienist
“American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace”
“Genius: Picasso”
“Godless”
“Patrick Melrose”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie:
Antonio Banderas in “Genius: Picasso”
Darren Criss in “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace”
Benedict Cumberbatch in “Patrick Melrose”
Jeff Daniels in “Looming Tower”
John Legend in “Jesus Christ Superstar”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:
Jeff Daniels in "Godless"
Brandon Victor Dixon in "Jesus Christ Superstar"
Ricky Martin in "American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace"
Edgar Ramirez in "American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace"
Finn Wittrock in "American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace"
Michael Stuhlbarg in "The Looming Tower"
John Leguizamo in "Waco"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie:
Jessica Biel in “The Sinner”
Laura Dern in “The Tale”
Michelle Dockery in “Godless”
Edie Falco in “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”
Regina King in “Seven Seconds”
Sarah Paulson in “American Horror Story: Cult”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:
Adina Porter in "American Horror Story: Cult"
Letitia Wright in "Black Museum (Black Mirror)"
Merritt Wever in "Godless"
Sara Bareilles in "Jesus Christ Superstar"
Penelope Cruz in "American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace"
Judith Light in "American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace"

Outstanding Reality Program Competition Series:
"The Amazing Race"
"American Ninja Warrior"
"Project Runway"
"Ru Paul’s Drag Race"
"Top Chef"
"The Voice"

Outstanding Variety/Sketch Series:
"At Home with Amy Sedaris"
"Drunk History"
"I Love You America with Sarah Silverman"
"Portlandia"
"Saturday Night Live"
"Tracey Ullman's Show"

Outstanding Variety/Talk Series:
"The Daily Show"
"Full Frontal with Samantha Bee"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"
"The Late Late Show with James Corden"
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"

Outstanding Television Movie:

"Fahrenheit 451"
"Flint"
"Paterno"
"The Tale"
"USS Callister (Black Mirror)"

Outstanding Structured Reality Program:
"Antiques Roadshow"
"Fixer Upper"
"Lip Sync Battle"
"Queer Eye"
"Shark Tank"
"Who Do You Think You Are?"

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Judges Savoring Amateur Recipes & Great Dancing at Oxnard Salsa Festival

Joys of Judging a Salsa Recipes Tasting & Watching a Sensational Salsa Competition at 25th Oxnard Salsa Festival

by Bonnie Carroll

Karen Silvers Winner of Judges Choice Amateur Recipe Award

 So honored to serve as a judge for the "Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge" on Sunday, July 29 during the 25th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival. along with Andrew Salinas, Chief of Police, Port Hueneme Police Department, Dyanne Van Der Kamp, Virginia and Ed Espinosa and six additional judges all from Oxnard.” 18 amateur salsa chefs entered the challenge and brought 16 ounces of their salsa to the festival on the morning of July 29, where the panel of judges blind taste tested the entries. But, the real delight was watching the "Dancing with our Community Stars" competition that followed. Among the guests in the VIP area was the charming Rosemary McKenzie, one of the original founders of the Oxnard Salsa Festival, and festival Emcee Mr. Salsa was very happy to see her.

Salsa Loving Judges Testing Amateur Recipes

Amateur Salsa Winners were announced on the main stage before the “Dancing with our Community Stars" competition. Salsa categories were Best Red, Best Green, Best Fruit/Specialty, Best Mild, Best Medium, Best Hot and the Judge's Choice Winner (for best of the best). 10 judges taste tested 18 different salsa submissions. The Judge's Choice Winner received $100. Other first place category winners received a festival"goodie bag." This year's Judge's Choice was an amazing mango salsa. The winners were Carolina Castaneda from Pasadena (best red, best green and best hot salsa), Lorenzo Carrillo from Oxnard (best medium salsa) and Karen Silvers from Chatsworth (best specialty/fruit, Best mild). Silver's family recipe for mango salsa also received the Judge's Choice Award.

Kudos to Oxnard Salsa Festival Director Kellie Meehan

I was very impressed with how much larger the festival was this year, and congratulated the Festival Director Kellie Meehan who responded “It's very exciting, we are very pleased the Salsa Festival is growing, and this year we have many new vendors, sponsors, non-profits and community residents participating.”

El Taco Loco Wins Professional Judges Choice Award

Festival's Professional Salsa Recipe Contest took place July 12 at La Dolce Vita in Oxnard's Heritage Square where 11 judges sampled 17 different salsas from nine restaurants and one market. The Winners included Best Mild Salsa - La Dolce Vita, Best Medium Salsa and Best Red Salsa - Sharky's Fire Roasted Salsa, Best Hot Salsa and Best Specialty Salsa - El Taco Loco's Special Hot Salsa - Best Green Salsa – BG's Café House Green Salsa, Judges' Choice Award (best of the best) - El Taco Loco's Special Hot Salsa. 2018 Festivalgoers sampled these and other salsa's during the Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival in the Salsa tasting tent with freshly made Mission Foods tortilla chips.

Women's Division Winner Maureen Shea & Chuy Rodriguez (front Cntr) 

Men's Division Winner Alex Vega & Diana Tere (front Right)

The winners of the “Dancing With Our Community Stars” were Alex Vega for men's division: Alex is dedicated to helping families achieve homeownership as Director of Lending Services for non-profit Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC). He won with his dance instructor partner Diana Tere, who was born & raised in French Polynesia Tahiti and moved to Santa Barbara 25 years ago. She has provided Salsa & Bachata Dancing troughout the community and for the last 13 years at the Santa Barbara Dance Center & the Bunnie Curtis Dance studio in Carpinteria. She started her own Salsa Dance Team Emotion Aumiri, and recently created a Brazilian Samba Dancing Group with her Partner Romy.

For the women's division the winner was Maureen Shea and her partner instructor Chuy Rodriguez. Maureen is a two-time world champion boxer, commentator & TV personality. She was Hilary Swank's sparring partner in Swank's Oscar award-winning role in Million Dollar Baby. She danced in support of The City Center in Oxnard, where she shares here hope, and strength with survivors of domestic violence.

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca - Everybody was Dancing

The music lineup was fantastic and everyone was dancing, between trips to BG's Outdoor Cafe, along with a bevy of great food purveyers, as well as Frozen Margarita's and Cervesa in the beer garden. The family from BG's are a favorite of mine - their food is the best this side of Mexico, and they all seem to love working together to make great food! Don't love Mexican? Not to worry I saw some great Chinese food. The shops, kids zone and sweet energy of the festival was all good and everyone seemed to be having a wonderful time.

Frozen Margarita Ladies - BG's Cafe Owners - BG's Divine Taco Plate

The Oxnard Salsa Festival is presented by the Oxnard Downtowners (http://oxnarddowntowners.org/). 2018 Sponsors included Nissan (presenting sponsor), BudLight, Gold Coast Broadcasting, MissionFoods, Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mission, McDonald's and other communitypartners. Look for stories on the event in Bonnie Carroll's Life Bites News, and in Food & Beverage International. Details on the Salsa champions can be viewed at www.OxnardSalsaFestival.com.



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Still in complete denial over the loss of Anthony Bordain, my teacher, hero and leader in international travel truth. Just cannot believe he is gone, and really feel a huge loss. RIP Anthony dear.

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The “Entertainment Capital of the World” Hosts Latin Superstars Luis Miguel, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Alejandro Fernández and More
During Annual El Grito Festivities
 
Every September, the “Entertainment Capital of the World” invites visitors from around the world to celebrate Mexican Independence Day with a lineup of exciting events and entertainment. Throughout Las Vegas, revelers can enjoy performances by unforgettable headliners, championship boxing and hilarious comedians during the 2018 El Grito festivities.
 
World-class Latin performers taking over iconic Vegas venues include:
  • Singer, dancer and actress Jennifer Lopez will bring the heat to her residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Sept. 12, 14 & 15.
  • Latin music superstar Luis Miguel will perform at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Sept. 13-14.
  • Latin heartthrob Enrique Iglesias returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Sept. 15-16.
  • Mexican group Banda MS and Caifanes will perform at MGM Grand Garden Arena, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Sept. 14.
  • Carlos Santana will take over the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Sept. 12 and 14-16 and Sept. 19.
  • The “fluffy” comedian Gabriel Iglesias brings the laughs to The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Sept. 15-16.
  • Chayanne will perform his pop hits at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Sept. 14.
  • Felipe Esparza will bring his hilarious standup to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Sept. 14.
  • Middleweight boxers Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will face off again in the ring at T-Mobile Arena, Sept. 15.
  • Romeo Santos will perform at MGM Grand Garden Arena inside the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Sept. 15.
  • Mexican mariachi singer Alejandro Fernández will wow audiences at Mandalay Bay Events Center inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Sept. 15.      
To plan your unforgettable trip to Las Vegas visit www.VisitLasVegas.com.

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Album Release Jerome Jordano - Not Going Home (Without You)

Great new CD & Album release by Musician, Singer, Song Writer Jerome Jordano availabe at CD Baby, i Tunes and Spotify, as well at SPRS_jj - Instagram.

Shattered Paradigm Records, LLC

Live Authentically

www.shatteredparadigmrecords.com


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