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Awesome/Not Awesome with Luke Burbank: Adele can win Grammys and revive children out of comas

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Singer Adele, winner of the GRAMMYs for Record of the Year for "Rolling In The Deep", Album of the Year for "21", Song of the Year for "Rolling In The Deep", Best Pop Solo Performance for "Someone Like You", Best Pop Vocal Album for "21" and Best Short Form Music Video for "Rolling In The Deep", poses in the press room at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Luke Burbank, host of the radio show and podcast "Too Beautiful to Live," brings us his wrap-up of the week’s awesome and not awesome news.

Is there anything Adele can't do? A 7-year-old girl recently came out of a coma when she heard Adele's ""Rolling In The Deep."

Her mother said, "I climbed into her hospital bed to give her a cuddle — she was wired up to machines and unresponsive — and Adele came on the radio. I started singing it to her because she loves her and we used to sing that song together.”

Then, Adidas released, and quickly un-released, a new pair of sneakers with a pair of ankle cuffs that resembled shackles. Adidas released a statement that the shoe is "nothing more than the designer Jeremy Scott's outrageous and unique take on fashion and has nothing to do with slavery."

And, a New Zealand couple is now thousands of dollars in debt after spending their savings on accomplishing their bucket list. The husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer, so they spent $80,000 on food and travel with the limited time they had together. The bad news is he was misdiagnosed, and will not be dying. Or is that the good news?


Luke Burbank, host of the radio show and podcast "

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