America has spoken and a winner crowned. SPOILER ALERT for “The Voice” fans. Team Legend victorious for the first time as Maelyn Jarmon of Frisco, Texas was named the winner of season 16. She edged out Team Blake’s Gyth Rigdon for the title. The pair sharing a special connection, not only were they the last two contestants standing in the finale, they were also the first two contestants of the season in the blind auditions. Jarmon hit the top of the iTunes chart with her performance of “Hallelujah” on Monday’s performance finale and she charted two other songs in the top ten.
Another celebrity is heading to college. Singer Ciara announced on social media she will be attending an ‘Executive Education Program’ at the Harvard’s Business School. The program centers on challenges and success stories in the entertainment industry. The unique curriculum includes a look at Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the musical “Hamilton” and “House of Cards.” Ciara will earn a certificate of completion at the end of the program. LL Cool J also graduated from the program.
Comedian Amy Schumer is one busy mama. She took the stage at a New York Comedy Club this week just two weeks after giving birth to her first child. Her appearance was a surprise to many after she went through a difficult pregnancy. She had to be hospitalized multiple times for nausea and vomiting. Schumer posted a picture taken by a fellow comedian to her Instagram account with the caption “I’m Back.”
Little Caesars is the latest restaurant chain to try its hands at plant-based proteins. Take a look at the “impossible supreme pizza.” It’s topped with a meatless sausage made by Impossible Foods. Little Caesars says it’s testing the pizza at a limited number of stores and will then decide whether to roll out the pizza to more markets. Impossible Foods also provides a meatless, plant-based burger patty to Burger King, which plans to roll out an “impossible whopper” sandwich nationwide this year.
Talk about taking your talent to new heights! About 200 people gathered at a construction site in Switzerland to watch a most unusual performance. A musician gave an airborne piano performance hanging from a crane over the future site of a hospital parking garage. The crane operator was part of the performance, he could not hear the music but managed to choreograph the aerial spectacle. The musician describes his art as a kind of poetry confronting two universes…a classical piano and a dusty construction site. How does he practice playing while suspended on his back? He has a piano at home that he is able to play vertically about four inches off the floor.