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Lifelong Tulsan, Taylor Hanson, creates Food on the Move to bring meals to those in need

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Food trucks parked in front a local community college this week to pass out meals for those in need.

Tulsa Community College hosted local musician Taylor Hanson’s project, Food on the Move, Wednesday. The event brought food for those in need at the Northeast Campus of TCC.

Students and neighbors in the area could buy tickets for a meal, or get one for free. They also had the option to load up on fresh veggies.

“We end up purchasing food that we distribute so for this thousand dollars – we will be able to provide 4,000 meals. It goes a long way,” said Hanson.

This event was the first in a series of Food on the Move events set for Tulsa.

Ed Sheeran vs. Hanson: Who Covers Christina Aguilera’s ‘Dirrty’ Better?

PopCrush

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Because the world is a beautiful, beautiful place, both Ed Sheeran and Hanson have covered Christina Aguilera‘s “Dirrty.” In one of the legitimately toughest readers polls this PopCrush editor has ever had to write, we have to ask: Whose cover do you like better?

How do we love Ed Sheeran’s cover of “Dirrty”? Let us count the ways. First of all, is there anything better than a cover track that not only showcases Ed’s ability to completely transform music, but also flaunts his versatility? No, no there is not. The ginger crooner killed it on the acoustic guitar while his vocals were pretty much out of this world — as to be expected from him, of course. And then, when he took over Redman’s rap in a dizzying display of sheer talent, we totally lost it. Slay, Ed Sheeran. Slay. Watch Ed Sheeran’s cover in the video below.

Hanson covered Christina Aguilera’s “Dirrty” way back during their Underneath Acoustic tour in 2003, but let this fan tell you that it has stood the test of time and is a serious favorite, even 12 years later. The guys infuse the performance with a super sultry vibe, giving the track a seriously steamy feel. From Isaac growling “six in the morning,” to Zac’s soulful singing and a touch of Taylor falsetto, Hanson’s cover of “Dirrty” is pretty much everything we have ever wanted. Of course, our fave part of the cover is the band’s harmonies at the end, which really give it that trademark Hanson sound. Listen to the band’s cover below.

(VOTE IN THE POLL AT THE SOURCE)

Watch Ed Sheeran Cover “Dirrty”

Listen to Hanson Cover “Dirrty”

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Hear It First: Blues Traveler Introduces ‘Castaway’

Yahoo Music 

Famed jam band Blues Traveler has a new album, Blow Up The Moon, coming out on April 7, and it’s filled with an eclectic mix of songwriters influenced by the bands remarkable two-decade-plus career. Blow Up The Moon features collaborating artists Thompson Square, Plain White T’s, 3OH!3, Hanson, Jewel, Secondhand Serenade, Dirty Heads & Rome Ramirez (Sublime), JC Chasez (*NSYNC), Bowling for Soup, New Hollow and Thomas Ian Nicholas.

Yahoo Music is thrilled to premiere the first track from the set, “Castaway,” which features the Dirty Heads & Rome Ramirez.

Hear It First: Blues Traveler Introduces ‘Castaway’ 

“This entire project was an ambitious one,” notes frontman John Popper of the new set. “To write and record with so many differently talented entities — each w/such dear and unique gifts — was more than a challenge for us, It was a year-long clinic on how to explore such gifts in a vast cadre of others, as well as in ourselves.”

Meanwhile, Ramirez has this to say of his contribution: “Working with Blues Traveler and Dirty Heads was a rad time. Both bands are very talented and I learned a lot working with seasoned pros,” while Jared “Dirty J” Watson adds: ”It was a really laid back session. It felt very comfortable. All the dudes made us feel at home and we got along really well, so it made it easier for the creative process to flow. The coolest part for me was being able to put our twist on such a recognizable sound as Blues Traveler’s.”

For more information on Blow Up The Moon, check the band’s official site.

Baking for Valentine’s Tay. Er… Day. It’s Valentine’s, Hanson Style.

It’s that time of year where we all get jealous that Lisa from Baking for the Office is not OUR coworker.  Lisa has done it again – putting together a delicious amount of Hanson style treats for her office! All the treats play on a Hanson event or song and include such items as – Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies and Fired Up Red Hot Cupcakes.

Be sure to check it all out at Baking for the Office

And Lisa – any chance your office is hiring? ;)

 

 

 

Is Andrew McMahon Teaming Up With Hanson?! Jack’s Mannequin Frontman Reveals What’s Next

ET 

As Andrew McMahon continues to support his latest album, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, the former Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate frontman is keeping the creative juices flowing

The 32-year-old will play a string of shows across the globe in the coming months, but he’s also making time for some good old fashioned collaborations with friends.

“I’m going out to do a writing retreat in El Paso with my old buddy Taylor Hanson and a handful of writers they put together,” McMahon told ETonline’s Sophie Schillaci. “They basically get 10-12 writers from various different walks of life and styles of music, and you pair off and you do a writing session every day — you write and record a song every day for four days in a row. I have no idea if I’ll end up in a room with Taylor or Isaac or Zac or any of the other writers — I have no idea — I’m just showing up with my backpack and a journal, and I’m gonna start writing.”

While we keep our fingers crossed for a McMahon-Hanson collab (hello, teenage dream come true!) McMahon says he admires the brothers’ entrepreneurial spirit.

“Every time I talk to Taylor my mind is blown how he has so many irons in the fire,” he said. “He’s so passionate and has got such a great energy.” Of teaming up in the studio, he adds: “I would love that, they’re great guys.”

WATCH: Hanson Does ‘MmmBop’ 16 Years Later

When he’s not recording or posting adorable Instagram photos of his baby daughter Cecilia, McMahon is working hard to raise funds and awareness for his Dear Jack Foundation. The organization supports adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer, a cause close to McMahon’s heart as a cancer survivor himself.

ETonline was with McMahon at his third annual Dear Jack Golf Classic in Valencia, Calif., last week, while he’ll hit the stage at New York’s 54 Below forMade for Each Other: Broadway Meets Andrew McMahon on Feb. 19. The artist remains tight-lipped about the event’s “special guests,” telling ETonline only that “I’m looking forward to a great night of music with my friends from the New York City theater community.”

Could said friends include Jeremy Jordan or Katharine McPhee of NBC’s now-cancelled Smash? Here’s hoping! McMahon earned an Emmy nomination in 2013 as the songwriter behind their duet “I Heard Your Voice in a Dream.”

NEWS: GRAMMY Nominees Revealed

Among McMahon’s other upcoming gigs is Coachella in April. Fans in Indio can expect to hear “Cecilia and the Satellite” with a tiny VIP in the audience.

“It will be baby’s first Coachella,” he said with a laugh. “We’ll get her kinda hipstered out and dressed appropriately for the event.”

But first, ETonline is thrilled to announce that McMahon will join us to liveblog the GRAMMYs! Be sure to check back here on Sunday, Feb. 8 for all the latest.

COMPLETE COVERAGE: 2015 GRAMMY Awards

For more on McMahon’s upcoming tour dates, check out his website.

Tell us: Who would you like to see McMahon collaborate with? Hit the comments with your picks and join the conversation online using #ETNow.

Article: Celebrities who correctly predicted their futures

PopCrush

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As every Hanson fan knows, the band famously “reckoned” in 1997 that they’d continue their career as musicians well into the future. “In five years, and hopefully in ten years, or for the rest of our lives, we’ll do music,” Taylor said, as Zac chimed in: “Whether we’re singing it, writing it, or performing it.” 17+ years later, they’re still going strong.

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Danielle’s Back to the Island Review

Danielle recaps her trip to Back to the Island on her blog, I Dig Music.  Check it out!

Offbeat: Hanson among the performers at the governor’s Inaugural Ball

Tulsa World

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Hanson performs at The Hop Jam May 18, 2014. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World

An array of artists and musicians from across the state will take the stage in Oklahoma City next week to welcome Gov. Mary Fallin to her second term.

Set to perform are Hanson, Bixby-native Justin Adams, rockabilly star Wanda Jackson, fiddle champion Byron Berline, renowned violinist Kyle Dillingham, the jazz group Justin Echols Quartet, operatic soprano Leona Mitchell, Comanche flutist Timothy Nevaquaya and the Oklahoma City-based soul and rock band Matt Stansberry & the Romance. There will also be performances by the Oklahoma City Ballet and the Oklahoma City Thunder dance team, the Thunder Girls.

That’s a pretty good cross-section of music from across the state. Should make for a great show.

Larry Gatlin will reprise his role as Will Rogers to serve as emcee for the event, set for 7 p.m. Monday in Oklahoma City, according to a release from the governor’s office. A small number of invitations to the event are available and an invitation can be requested by emailing 2015okinaugural@gmail.com.

11 90s Heartthrobs: Then and Now

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THEN: Drumming his lil heart out in Hanson.

NOW: Still drumming his lil heart out in Hanson.

CAREER HIGH:
Also drumming his lil heart out in Hanson.

ICYMI: He’s the drummer for Hanson.

That time pop sensation Hanson did ‘Christmas in Washington’ TV special #TBT

Washington Post

Before the Jonas Brothers and One Direction, there was pop sensation Hanson. And before there was Taylor Swift’s addictive “Shake it Off,” there was Hanson’s “MMMbop.”

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we’re hopping in Santa’s sleigh (because it’s magical) and traveling back to 1997 — when the heartthrobs performed for NBC’s “Christmas in Washington” special held at the National Building Museum. The fresh-faced trio belted out “Merry Christmas Baby” to the elation of preteen girls (and boys) in the audience. The Clintons bopped along.

Noticeably absent from this year’s lineup is a pop act that matches the brothers’ popularity. It’s TNT’s final year sponsoring the 33-year-old George Stevens production, which airs Friday, Dec. 19, with performances from Rita Ora, Darius Rucker, Hunter Hayes, Christina Perri and Aloe Blacc.