Thursday, March 26, 2009

How Old Is Stevie Wonder Now?

Many people have been searching for info on Stevie Wonder's age after his performance on the American Idol show tonight. Of course, I looked it up and it turns out that he's up to 58 now (born May 13, 1950). The TV Guide Recap of the show had a little blurb on it:

Stevie Wonder Performs

Dawgs, how wicked is Stevie? He sings a medley of his greatest hits, and the audience and hopefuls are all rocking out and having a blast. These Idol hopefuls do get some amazing experiences. (What did you do tonight? Oh, just got an up-close and personal concert from Joss Stone, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder. No big.)

Although many reviewers so far seemed to think that the Joss Stone and Smokey Robinson duet turned out to be a rather cheesy lip-sync, most people really liked Stevie Wonder's performance. The "Idol Chatter" section of USA Today remarked,

Stevie Wonder freaking rocks! How old is that guy? And he's still rocking that hard? It's sick.

Adam dances nicely along to Overjoyed. Everyone seems like they're enjoying it. Seriously, the week I went home, I had to hear Akon's auto-tuned "wa-hoo-hoo" 48 times along with Gwen Stefani. And Michael gets Stevie Wonder? Jealousy has now returned.

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Joss Stone Sings Duet with Smokey Robinson

In celebrity news tonight, Joss Stone sang her much-anticipated duet with Smokey Robinson on the American Idol show. Many people have been wondering about Smokey Robinson's age, so I did a little search to see if I could track this down -- it turns out that he's 69. Wow!

Out of curiosity, I looked up the age on Joss Stone also -- she's only 21. Hmmmm....anyway, here's a clip from the The L.A. Times music blog about the American Idol performance:

The 69-year-old will debut “You’re the One for Me,” a duet with Joss Stone from his forthcoming record, "Time Flies When You're Having Fun," which is tentatively scheduled to drop in May.

“I first met Joss in England when she was about 15,” Robinson said by phone today. “She’s just incredible, and her voice is so powerful.”

The former Miracles member said the two recorded the tune together in New York last year. And Stone isn’t the only guest Robinson has slated to appear on his forthcoming disc either. The “Tears of a Clown” singer has lined up India.Arie and Carlos Santana to appear on other tracks.

“I had a few people in mind for this project,” said Robinson, who added that he had been slowly putting together original songs (and a version of Norah Jones’ “Don’t Know Why”) for the record over the last three years.

So who would Robinson like to see take “Idol” this year? Could it be Adam Lambert, to whom he gave a standing ovation for the contestant's shockingly elegant take on "Tracks of My Tears"?

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Where to Purchase Acai Berry

This article by Eru Chawla suggests some tips about where to purchase acai berry products in various forms and describes some of their associated health benefits.

Do you think you or your children do not take sufficient minerals and vitamins in your everyday diet? If yes then Acai berry supplements and juice can be an easy solution to your problem. Acai berry is among a few nutritious fruits that have immense health benefits and is also used in various protein bars and energy drinks. You may also find it in the powdered form as a good vitamin supplement. Improved memory and mental alertness are a few of the proven benefits of Acai.

Like all other fruits, the best benefits of Acai can be realized when it is consumed as the fresh fruit itself. Unfortunately, these berries get rotten within almost 24 hours of their harvest. So, you may not find fresh berries anywhere outside Brazil, where they are found in abundance in Amazon Rainforest. But the good thing is that, to spread their benefits to the whole world, they are processed soon after their harvest and then transported to different parts of the world. Also, they are processed in a way that almost all the nutritional value of the fruit is retained. So, you may not regret not having found the whole fruit in your country.

There are several forms in which Acai can be purchased: Acai supplements, juices, preserves, smoothies frozen packages, and purees are among some of the most commonly found. Generally, it is a little difficult to find Acai juices or berries at grocery stores, though you might find them at a nearby health food shop, or even better, you may place an order online and get it delivered to your doorstep.

Mona Vie is one of the most popular manufacturers for Acai berry juice. The juice provided blends in itself Acai cherry, which is the real Acai berry along with pomegranate, bilberry, and blueberry. Regular drinking of this juice helps you to overcome serious health ailments such as stroke, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Taking the berry juice also assures that you are getting a balanced and nutritious diet everyday.

Acai Plus or is a good site to buy Acai juice. However, if you wish to purchase Acai in powdered form, is the recommended site for you. You may take Acai daily as vitamin supplement with your meals.

The popularity of Acai berry has increased tremendously in the past few years. The fruit has also gained a fair share of publicity by being featured on a few health profiles and television shows such as the famous Oprah Winfrey show. For example, Acai secured the position in top ten super foods by Dr. Nicholas Perricone. In fact, Dr. Perricone was further invited on Oprah, where he explained more about the fruit and its benefits and how it changed the life of many people. So, if you also want to secure a healthy future or improve your present, be smart and purchase an Acai berry product today.