Scene & Heard
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 21:02
1. Grammys Galore
With a stacked line-up, the 55th Grammy Awards was as much about the performances as the awards handed out. Mumford and Sons led a heart-warming tribute to the Band’s Levon Helm before taking home Best Album for Babel, while the late Bob Marley received an ovation of his own. Even with a “no breasts or buttocks” memo issued prior to the evening, the Grammys saw its share of wardrobe infractions, but that couldn’t stop a magnificent evening for musicians everywhere.
2. The Return of the Dead
Your favorite post-apocalyptic zombie thriller is back on Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC. The ninth episode started the continued third season off with a bang. With Daryl trapped inside Woodbury, Rick and the gang caused anarchy in the Governor’s once peaceful village. Back at the prison, we see the entrance of a new group. Are they to be trusted? No matter the turmoil, The Walking Dead always brings its patented gore.
3. Death of a Wild Thing
Last Monday, lead singer of the Troggs, Reg Presley, passed away at age 71 at his home in Andover, England. Most famously known for his robust vocals on the rock hit “Wild Thing,” the brick mason turned singer has battled lung cancer and a series of strokes. His growl in the classic song helped to propel the Troggs into mainstream popularity as it became a symbol of youthful lust through the late 1960s and ’70s.
4. A New Pope
For the first time in 600 years, a Pope will be resigning from his position atop the Roman Catholic Church. From the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI announced his intention to step away, jolting Rome and sending shockwaves throughout the world of over one billion Catholics followers. Citing age and waning health as a hindrance to carrying out God’s will, his stepping down has brought up some questions as to why he would choose now to vacate.
5. Who's the Top Dog
Monday and Tuesday this week, the Westminster Kennel Club returned to NYC for the 137th annual All Breed Dog Show. The world’s most prestigious platform for animals introduced two new breeds this year, the Russel Terrier and the Treeing Walker Coonhound. The council has also increased the playing field to 3,200 dogs, the highest total since its establishment in 1877. Behind only the Kentucky Derby, the WKC is America’s second longest continuously held sporting event.