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[1 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea to Perform at Downtown Disney District February 5

Grammy winners Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea will be at Downtown Disney District next month to celebrate their current Grammy nomination for Oye, which was nominated for Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano.)
To celebrate the nomination, the group will be on hand at Downtown Disney District February 5 at 1 p.m. They’ll be answering questions, share anecdotes about their history and perform a medley of songs from their latest album as well as fan favorite from past albums.
The iconic group has been a favorite for Disneyland Resort guests, and their storied career has led …

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[8 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Muppets,’ ‘Brave,’ and ‘Newsies’ Nominated for Grammy Awards

This week brought the announcement of the nominees for this year’s Grammy Awards. Among the nominees were several Disney songs and albums, featuring music from Newsies, The Muppets, and more.
The Broadway cast recording of Newsies earned a nomination for Best Musical Theater Album. The hit Broadway show features music by Jack Feldman and Alan Menken, who has previously won five Grammy Awards for his work on such Disney films as Tangled, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast.
After earning the Oscar earlier this year for Best Song, the song “Man or Muppet” from …

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[13 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Alan Menken and Glenn Slater Win Grammy for ‘Tangled’ Song ‘I See the Light’

Disney’s hit animated film Tangled was recognized at the 2012 Grammy Awards last night, when Alan Menken and Glenn Slater won the Grammy Award for “Best Song Written for Visual Media.” The award recognized their work on the Tangled song “I See the Light.”
This is Menken’s seventh Grammy Award, previously winning for his work on such films as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Additionally, as an eight-time Oscar winner, Menken currently holds more Academy Awards than any other living person. This marks Slater’s first Grammy …

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[14 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Randy Newman Wins Fifth Grammy For “Toy Story 3” Song

Composer and singer Randy Newman took home his fifth Grammy this weekend, as the Recording Academy awarded him the Best Score Soundtrack Album prize for “Toy Story 3” at Sunday night’s star-studded ceremony.
This marks the fourteenth nomination for Newman, who has been a fixture in the world of film composition for more than twenty years.  Newman’s album beat out another Disney contender, Alice in Wonderland, to take home honors.
Newman was also nominated in the category of Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media, for the “The Princess and the …

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[19 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Jennifer Hudson Welcomed as Disney Dream’s Godmother in Lavish Christening Ceremony

They asked the Fairy Godmother to conjure a godmother for the Disney Dream…and bibbidi…bobbidi…boo!  Jennifer Hudson appeared!
The Oscar-winning singer and actress was, in a way, coming home, when she appeared as the newly-hailed godmother of Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship.  After all, before we knew her from “Dream Girls,” or “Sex in the City,” or even TV’s “American Idol,” she was known to passengers sailing on the Dream’s sister ship, the Wonder, where Hudson began her career in 2003.  From Disney performer to Academy Award-winning actress and Grammy award-winning singer …

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[15 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Songwriter Alan Menken Immortalized on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Flanked by actress Mandy Moore and characters from Disney’s “Tangled,” legendary composer Alan Menken received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame last Friday in a ceremony held near the historic El Capitan Theatre.
The songwriter, who was responsible for a string of wildly successful Disney musical scores in the 1990s, has won a total of 8 Academy Awards and 10 Grammy Awards for work on various movies, including “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Pocahontas.”
Lately, the Menken has turned to the stage for his inspiration.  Responsible for the …

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[1 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
“Up” Wins Two of Three Grammy Nominations

Pixar’s “Up” was nominated for three Grammy awards and won two of them on Sunday night.
The film won Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media and Best Instrumental Composition, the latter was for the track “Married Life.” These awards recognize Michael Giacchino who was the composer for the films score.
“Up” was also nominated for Best Instrumental Arrangement, which was won by Bill Cunliffe for “West Side Story Medley.”
These wins give “Up” strong standing heading into the Oscar awards where it hopes to win …