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Plain White T’s Want You…to Make Their Video

James Minchin“Hey There,” aspiring music video directors: the Plain White T’s want to hear from you.

The “Hey There Delilah” band is teaming with Project Greenlight Digital Studios for a contest called “Now Recording,” which invites directors to create a video for the T’s next single, “Land of the Living,” due later this summer. You can hear the song now on the Project Greenlight website.

If you want in, send a minute-long pitch explaining your idea.  Five finalists will be selected, and each will get two thousand bucks to do a short concept video.  The winner gets $25,000 to make the actual video.

The contest starts on Tuesday, but you should subscribe to the email list at now to be eligible.

In a statement, T’s frontman Tom Higgenson says, “The band and I are so thrilled to both inspire, and be inspired, by the amazing group of up and coming filmmakers in the Project Greenlight community!”

He adds, “Making music videos is one of my favorite things we get to do as a band, and this is definitely the most exciting and unique approach we have ever taken!”

Plain White T’s latest album, American Nights, came out last year.

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“American Idol” Runner-Up’s Song to Be Used to Soundtrack US Women’s Gymnastics Team

Scott Kirkland/FoxHey, remember back in 2012, Phillip PhillipsAmerican Idol coronation song “Home” became a big hit when it was used as the theme song for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team?  Well, get ready for some deja vu. 

Billboard reports that “Battles,” the coronation song from season 15 runner-up La’Porsha Renae will be serving the same purpose this year in Rio.  “I wasn’t even the winner of the show, so I felt very honored to be afforded this opportunity,” La’Porsha tells Billboard.

The song will appear on La’Porsha’s debut album, which is due this November on Motown.  It ended up in the Olympics because American Idol producer Megan Michaels drew her father’s attention to it.  He’s the producer for women’s gymnastics for NBC.  According to Billboard, the song will be televised at least a dozen times over the 2016 Summer Games in Rio.

“Battles” was written by Who Is Fancy, the pen name of songwriter and artist Jake Hagood, who wrote it after the tragic death of Simone Battles, a former X Factor contestant and member of the group G.R.L.  She took her own life in 2014.

La’Porsha tells Billboard that Fancy wrote the song “from a very sad and deep place,” adding, “When people use their hurt and make a triumph in their song, that helps other people.”  

She adds, “There was a girl who messaged me and said she was on the verge of taking her life, then ‘Battles’ came on just in the nick of time.  That’s the impact the song has on people, and it ministers to me as well. I love ‘Battles,’ and I love what it’s doing for people.”

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Take Baby Luna to Romantic “All of Me” House

ABC/Rick RowellBaby Luna got quite the exclusive tour visit during her vacation with parents John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.

The three-month-old daughter of the celebrity couple is currently spending her first vacation in Italy with Legend and Teigen, who brought Luna to the Lake Como, Italy house where the singer’s “All of Me” music video was shot and their love affair began. The singer and model married in the Lombardy region in 2013. 

On Thursday, Legend posted an adorable picture on Instagram of Luna smiling, with the caption “Someone is enjoying her first vacation.” To make the special vacation even more memorable, the wedded couple recreated a scene from the music video, which Teigen also posted on Instagram, set to the chorus of “All of Me.”  

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AMC Drops “The Walking Dead” Season 7 Trailer, Release Date

AMC(SAN DIEGO) — On October 23 at 9 p.m. Eastern, fans of The Walking Dead will finally got to see which one of Rick’s gang Negan executed in the closing moments of season six.

The AMC smash — pun intended — will return that night, finally, presumably, solving the mystery of which cast member bought it at the end of Lucille, the barb wire-covered bat wielded by Jeffrey Dean Morgan‘s big bad. 

Along with that news, shared at San Diego Comic-Con, came a new trailer.

Footage of the beloved characters in the Grimes posse — Rick, Daryl, Carl, Abraham, Maggie, Glenn, Sasha, Aaron, Michonne, Rosita, and Eugene — flash by as Negan calmly recites, “Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe.”

The footage — which also features the expected walker-killing action — also introduces another major character from the Walking Dead graphic novel series, the tiger-wielding King Ezekiel.

Seriously: dude sits on a throne and pets a tiger.

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Paul McCartney Honored as UK’s “Most Successful Album Artist”

MPL Communications/MJ Kim(LONDON) — The U.K.’s Official Charts Company has presented Paul McCartney with the prestigious Official Chart Record Breaker Award in recognition of the rock legend being the most successful album artist in the history of his home country. McCartney received the honor for scoring more total #1 albums on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart, 22, than any other artist.

The 74-year-old musician’s old band The Beatles notched 15 chart-topping albums, while Sir Paul also hit #1 four times as a solo artist, twice with Wings and once with his late wife, Linda.

In a video message, McCartney says the honor, “feels unbelievable, because when you write your songs you don’t count how well they’re doing. I remember when Please, Please Me went to number one, that was our first number one record, and it’s a beautiful feeling to suddenly get this [award].”

He adds, “So thank you to the people for giving it to me, I love you. And thank you to everyone who made it possible by buying the records, we love you too!”

The Official Charts Company notes that McCartney also has spent the most total weeks atop the albums chart, 191, while the Fab Four’s first album, 1963’s Please Please Me, was #1 for more weeks, 30, than any other debut effort.

Following McCartney on the list of artists with the most #1 U.K. albums are his three Beatles band mates: John Lennon at #2 with 18; George Harrison at #3 with 17; and Ringo Starr tied at #4 — with pop star Robbie Williams — with 15. Elvis Presley, Phil Collins and Madonna are tied for sixth place on the list with 12 chart-topping albums, while David Bowie is #9 with 11.

McCartney receives his award on the 60th anniversary of the publication of the first Official Albums Chart.

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Marvel’s “Iron Fist,” “Luke Cage,” “The Defenders” — Netflix Socks It to Comic-Con

Marvel/NetflixAs its hard-hitting “Hell’s Kitchen Heroes” would, Marvel came out swinging at San Diego Comic-Con Thursday, with a slew of news and new footage from its Netflix shows. 

Not only did they release a full teaser to this fall’s Luke Cage, but also a “first look” at the upcoming Iron Fist, and teasers for both the third season of Daredevil, and The Defenders, the series that will unite each of the series titular heroes — as well as Kysten Ritter‘s Jessica Jones — into one Avengers-like team.

Luke Cage hits the streaming service first, debuting on September 20. In the series, Mike Colter reprises his Jessica Jones role as Cage, a wrongly-accused fugitive left super-strong and unbreakable after an experiment. The series will see Luke relocating uptown from Jones’ and Daredevil’s home turf of Hell’s Kitchen to Harlem, where Cage will take on criminal kingpin Cottonmouth Stokes, the cousin of a local politician played by Alfre Woodard

“…I’m not wearing a costume,” Colter says of Cage. “I’m a street-level hero. And what I’m trying to do is work on saving the community.” He adds of the anticipated series, “It’s really grounded.”   

Iron Fist follows Danny Rand (Finn Jones), the son of a murdered business mogul who masters martial arts — and eventually a mystical power that makes his fists inhumanly strong — to avenge his murdered parents. The show debuts in 2017, as does Defenders.

Release dates for a second season of JonesDaredevil season 3, and a Punisher series haven’t been released. 

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Griffey Jr., Piazza Inducted Into Baseball Hall of Fame

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.) – Two players from the same state, but whose baseball careers began worlds apart, shared the stage at the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, seeing their names and faces engraved in plaques that will stand on display forever.

The class of 2016 included arguably the best hitting catcher of all time, Mike Piazza, and one of the game’s most exciting players, Ken Griffey Jr. Each of them born in Pennsylvania nearly 50 years ago, couldn’t have been less similar in their career arcs. Griffey was the top pick in the 1987 amateur draft and the only number one overall selection to be inducted, while Piazza, a 62nd round pick in 1988, was the lowest drafted player to ever be enshrined.

Piazza even highlighted the differences in his induction speech, saying that “about the only thing [the two] had in common as ballplayers was two arms and two legs.”

Griffey was named on a record 99.32 percent of the ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, falling three votes shy of unanimous induction. He won 10 gold gloves in his career, hit 630 home runs, and was known for his sweet swing and his flair – regularly wearing his baseball cap backwards.

In a 22-year career with the Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Red and Chicago White Sox, Griffey was nicknamed “The Natural.” He hinted at that view of him as one of two major misconceptions he mentioned in his speech. The misconceptions? “I didn’t work hard and everything I did I made look easy,” he explained.

“Just because I made it easy doesn’t mean that it was. You don’t become a Hall of Famer by not working, but working day in and day out,” Griffey added.

He enters the hall wearing the Mariners logo that adorned his jersey for 13 of his 22 seasons.

Both Griffey and Piazza offered heartfelt thanks to their fathers in their speeches. Griffey credited his father, a star ballplayer in his own right, with teaching him “how to play this game, but more importantly, he taught me how to be a man, how to work hard, how to look at yourself in the mirror each and every day and not to worry about what other people are doing.”

Piazza was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in part because then-manager Tommy Lasorda was a close friend of Piazza’s father. Piazza noted in his speech that his father “dreamed of playing in the major leagues,” but that “the realities of life” got in the way.

He also touched on one of the defining moments of his career, a game-winning home run in the first baseball game in New York City after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. “To witness the darkest evil of the human heart…will forever be burned in my soul,” Piazza said. “But from tragedy and sorrow came bravery, love, compassion, character and eventual healing.

“Many of you give me praise for the two-run home run in the first game back on Sept. 21st, but the true praise belongs to police, firefighters, first responders that knew that they were going to die, but went forward anyway. I pray that we never forget their sacrifice.”

Piazza played 16 seasons for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, San Diego Padres and Oakland A’s. He hit 427 home runs, including a record 396 as a catcher. He also appeared in 12 All-Star games and won 10 Silver Slugger Awards. While he spent about the same amount of time with his first team, the Los Angeles Dodgers as he did the New York Mets, it is with the latter team that he will be enshrined.

The Hall of Fame estimated that about 50,000 people attended the induction ceremony, tied for the second-most all time. The highest figure, estimated at over 80,000 was in 2007 when Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn were enshrined.

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‘God Put Me in the Right Place,’ Says Linebacker Who Stopped Alleged Sexual Assault

ABC News(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) — University of Florida linebacker Cristian Garcia said “God put me in the right place at the right time” to stop the alleged sexual assault of a young woman behind the bar where he works.

Garcia, a Miami native who will be a junior and was a walk-on with the football team last season, described his night at the bar, 101 Cantina in Gainesville, Florida, as being “typical” before witnessing what appeared to be the sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman.

Garcia, who was “working security” at 101 Cantina that night, said that he was taking out the trash early Friday morning when he noticed the woman “pinned up against a dumpster” behind the bar, and that her body was limp, which indicated to him that she was unconscious. He said the man with her told him that she was his girlfriend, but that her condition told him that a sexual act was taking place without consent.

He said that friends of the man were standing around witnessing what he believed was a sexual assault.

“Nobody deserves this to happen to them,” he said.

He said that he and his co-worker, Leroyea Simmons, were forced to make a decision when they recognized what was happening. Simmons filmed the incident, and Garcia tangled with the man in breaking it up, he said.

He said that he grabbed the man “by the shoulders” and that he engaged in a physical altercation with him in a nearby alley. He said the man “began to get violent” and threw punches before he slipped and “busted his face on the floor.” He said that the man and his friends ran away after the fall.

“It was fight or flight and I just reacted,” Garcia said of his efforts to defend the woman.

He said that he appreciates the positive attention he has received for his actions, but implied that the focus should be placed on the gravity of sexual assault.

“The attention has been cool, but a horrible act happened that night,” he said.

Garcia spoke highly of the football program at the University of Florida, and said that it was focused on making “great men.”

Shaw, 34, was in Alachua County Jail with bail set at $500,000. He was charged with sexual battery and had not entered a plea, but according to the arrest report denied the allegation.

Garcia recommended that anyone who might find him or herself in the same position he did should show common sense and call authorities, because of the danger of breaking up a violent act.

“Act cautiously,” he recommended.

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White Sox Pitcher Chris Sale Suspended After ‘Clubhouse Incident’

Scott Clarke/ESPN(CHICAGO) — White Sox pitcher Chris Sale has been suspended for five days after Saturday’s “clubhouse incident.”

“Chris has been suspended for violating team rules, for insubordination and for destroying team equipment,” said White Sox general manager Rick Hahn in a statement. “While we all appreciate Chris’ talent and passion, there is a correct way and an incorrect way to express concerns about team rules and organizational expectations.”

Sale was scratched from Saturday’s game and sent home after the incident. According to the team, the suspension runs through Wednesday.

Sources originally told ESPN that the confrontation was over “something silly” with a front-office member that apparently turned into a bigger argument. Multiple reports said the argument was over Sale wearing the White Sox throwback jersey and he destroyed his uniform in protest as well as some other teammates’.

Matt Albers started instead of Sale and was booed by the crowed when his name was announced, according to ESPN.

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Deadly Heat Wave Claims at Least 11 Lives

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A heat wave stretching from coast to coast has claimed at least 11 lives.

Over 100 million Americans have been affected by heat alerts issued in more than two dozen states with heat indexes in the triple digits across the U.S.

A 12-year-old died in Phoenix, Arizona, after hiking in the triple-degree heat on Friday.

In Williamsport, Pennsylvania, a 4-year-old girl died Friday after being left for hours in a hot car as temperatures hit 97 degrees, police told ABC affiliate in Scranton WNEP-TV.

There were also five heat-related deaths this week in Roseville, Michigan, where temperatures soared into the high 80s and low 90s.

On Sunday, officials in Philadelphia said there were at least four heat-related deaths so far as the city prepared for the start of the Democratic National Convention. Protesters took to the streets, despite the heat, with extra water and medics on hand.

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Small Plane Crashes into Connecticut Home, Misses Man Watching TV

VStock/Thinkstock(HADDAM, Conn.) — A pilot was seriously injured when his small plane crashed into a cottage in Haddam, Connecticut, Saturday afternoon.

The man inside the home, Norman Hannenbaum, escaped being crushed by only a few feet. He was at home watching television when the ceiling caved in.

“I ran outside and my neighbor hollered to me…he said, ‘There’s a plane on your roof!'” Hannenbaum said.

The pilot, 46-year-old Benjamin Temple of East Rockaway, New York, was airlifted from the wreckage, but is in critical condition.

The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating the crash.

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Progressives Plot Possible Protests Against Clinton’s VP Pick

iStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — A well-known activist and organizer in progressive circles, Norman Solomon with, said Sunday he is plotting ways to protest the nomination of Tim Kaine as Hillary Clinton’s running mate this week at the Democratic Party’s convention.

Solomon said the party should take note of polling that suggests high numbers of Sanders’ supporters are still leery about backing Clinton.

“This fall-off in support is plausibly related to her demonstrable contempt for the progressive wing of this party with the selection of Tim Kaine,” he said, citing Kaine’s past votes on trade and banking. In recent days, Clinton’s vice presidential pick has said he would oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), despite having backed the trade deal in the Senate, but Solomon and many other progressives remain skeptical.

Solomon has helped launch a new organization called the Bernie Delegates Network, which claims to have more than 1,250 delegate members and, despite its name, pledges to be working independently from the campaign.

The group has been conducting straw polls of Sanders’ delegates, and plans to survey the bunch again in the next 24 hours about possible protests or even floor action to object to Kaine on the ticket. Solomon suggested actions such as staying seated or turning backs when Kaine takes the stage, but said his team was looking into procedural options to protest the Virginia senator in a more formal way as well.

“The onus for party unity was on Hillary Clinton, and it is a bit much to be told, ‘You Bernie delegates better snap to it for party unity,'” Solomon added. He suggested a vote on the TPP on the convention floor as another possible olive branch to progressives.

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Syrian Denied Asylum Injures 12, Kills Self in Explosion, German Official Says

iStock/Thinkstock(ANSBACH, Germany) — At least one person is dead and 12 others injured after an explosion outside a music festival in Germany.

Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said the suspect, a 27-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker who came to Germany two years ago, detonated a device after he was denied entry to the festival.

The suspected bomber was killed in the blast, according to officials. Hermann said the contents of his backpack could have killed more people.

German police said they had been keeping track of the suspect for crimes in the past and he previously attempted to commit suicide. The suspect was living in an asylum shelter in Ansbach, but his asylum application had been rejected, according to Herrmann. Herrmann also said he had been in treatment for depression.

Officials said they were investigating and did not have a motive yet.

Germany has experienced several deadly incidents over the past week including a shooting rampage at a Munich mall on Friday and an axe attack last weekend on a train near Würzburg. Sunday’s attack was the third in Bavaria in a week.

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Prince William and Princess Kate Attend America’s Cup

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(PORTSMOUTH, England) — Prince William and Princess Kate boarded a catamaran adorned with the royal standard to cheer on the United Kingdom team at the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth, England.

Kate is patron of the 1851 Trust, a sailing charity led by Sir Ben Ainslie who is captaining the British Solent and seeking to bring the America’s Cup back to the U.K. Ainslie is credited with masterminding the United States win at the last America’s Cup in a come-from-behind victory sailing with the Americans.

The Royal couple stopped by Ainslie’s crew’s training base at the BAR Land Rover headquarters supporting the British challenge. Zac Kay, a 10-year-old sailing fan, asked Prince William the question every journalist was dying to ask but didn’t get the chance.

“What did Prince George get for his birthday?” the young boy questioned.

Prince William replied coyly.

“I’m not telling,” William replied, adding, “He got too many things. He’s far too spoiled. He’s not into boats yet.”

William and Kate were decked out in matching polo British team tops with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge written on the back. The future King and Queen rode in a chase boat at speeds up to 40 knots watching the U.K., U.S., Japan, New Zealand, France and Sweden teams race.

The teams are competing for points to take on the defending champs, the Americans, in Bermuda next year. Britain edged out the U.S. in the challenge Sunday in Portsmouth. William and Kate presented trophies to the competitors before a crowd of thousands.

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One Killed, 2 Wounded in German Machete Attack

iStock/Thinkstock(REUTLINGEN, Germany) — One person was killed and two wounded in a machete attack in southwestern Germany on Sunday.

A Syrian asylum-seeker was arrested in Reutlingen, near Suttgart, after what German police called a lone wolf attack.

Officials said the 21-year-old was known to police.

Witnesses said the attack happened after an argument started between the man and a woman, who he killed in a street in the center of Reutlingen, according to BBC.

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Magic 104.9’s Top Tracks

Magic 104.9’s Top Tracks

#1. “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake.
#2. “Just Like Fire” by P!nk.
#3. “Send My Love” by Adele.
#4. “Cheap Thrills” by Sia and Sean Paul.
#5. “Ride” by Twenty One Pilots.

LIVE BROADCASTS: Trinity @ A&M Day Spa

LIVE BROADCASTS: Trinity @ A&M Day Spa

Join Trinity this Saturday morning for the grand opening of the A&M Day Spa. Come see Las Cruces’ fabulous new Day Spa at 201 South Solano. Get pampered with mani and pedi’s, make up and eye lashes, massages, wraps, scrubs, facials and waxing.  Roll the Magic Dice for Movie Passes, Wet N Wild tickets, Adventure Zone passes, Magic 104.9 T-Shirts, DVD’s and more!

10am till noon this Saturday  (it’s about a block and a half north of Lohman in the Plaza Amistad)

TequilaTacos Cerveza Festival!

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Listen to win tickets on Magic 104.9! Answer Tequila Trivia with Magic Mike to score a pair of tickets! Win through Thursday (2-7pm)

Early Amigo General Admission $20  This ticket includes entry into the event, 10 (.25oz) samples of any Tequila, a branded Koozie, & your festival sampling glass amigo. You can print your ticket or check in with your smartphone at the event.

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LIVE BROADCASTS: Ricky T @ Planet Fitness & Trinity @ Jack Key Jeep

LIVE BROADCASTS: Ricky T @ Planet Fitness & Trinity @ Jack Key Jeep

Join Ricky T at the brand new Planet Fitness at 1100 N. Telshor, this Thursday from 4-6pm! Get your membership for only $1 down and $10 a month! This will be your last chance to get $1 down and monthly payments as low as $10 for a clean, stylish gym with brand-name cardio and strength equipment, and a lot of happy people! Hurry in to  to sign up! Come see the new Magic Jeep!, Roll the Magic Dice for Magic t-shirts, movie passes, DVD’s and more!

Join Trinity with Magic 104.9 at Jack Key Chrysler located at 1840 N. Main this Saturday Noon – 2pm. Check out the Managers Special…All remaining 2016 Chrysler 300s are $6000 off MSRP! That’s Saturday at Jack Key Chrysler Jeep! Check out the new Magic Jeep, roll the dice for movie tickets, Wet N Wild tickets, Magic 104.9 t-shirts and more!

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