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♪ i will never win this game without you ♪ ♪ without you ♪ without you >> can't do it without you, new york. >> back now, with more of "today" on a friday morning. and it's a musical friday morning. as we have just been treated to a great concert from usher live on the plaza. you -- you still like looking
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out at this kind of a crowd? i said you still like looking out at this kind of a crowd? old? >> never get tired of seeing my fans. thank you guys so much. >> thank you for coming. thanks for kicking off our concert series. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> ladies and gentlemen, usher. >> thanks, matt. >> we've got a little bit of music from usher later on. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and al roker. ann is making her way back from the south of france. coming up you've got something for someone looking to buy a house. >> what you can get for less than $400,000. we're going to looking at houses from seattle, washington, to north carolina. >> and then on other edition of "busted" jeff rossen brings us some of our best bone-headed videos and behavior caught on tape. everything from irate but rude doughnut shop customers to a bus driver who makes a dangerous
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mistake. we're going to show you all those videos and more. >> and we will stop also and talk about the life and legacy of donna summer who passed away on thursday after a ten-month battle with cancer. a remarkable lady, and some of the songs that are kind of the anthems from our young adult years and so we'll look back at that, as well. let's go inside. natalie is standing by at the news desk. she's got a check of all the headlines. >> all right, good morning to you guys once again. good morning, everyone. tributes are pouring in for legendary singer donna summer who died thursday at her home in florida. quincy jones tweets summer was a heartbeat and soundtrack of a decade. and president obama released a statement saying her voice was unforgettable. summer became known as the queen of disco in the 1970s. lost her battle with cancer at the age of 63. a memorial for summer will be held next week in nashville. now to an incredible story of survival. a california man missing for a week is finally discovered just yards from his wrecked pickup truck, unconscious, but alive.
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nbc's ron mott is in san jose with details. ron, good morning. >> hey, natalie, good morning to you. the doctor who first treated this 25-year-old man here at this hospital on tuesday calls his survival remarkable. and his recovery so far, unusual. >> if he'd been 60 years of age, no chance, really. >> reporter: police say they found michael sanchez jr. unconscious, and barely alive on tuesday, down this highway embankment. and the doctor who cared for him in the e.r. says his survival is far outside the norm. >> this is quite unbelievable, actually, yeah. that he's made as much recovery as he has made in just 48 hours. >> reporter: authorities report a witness saw a speeding truck pass them in the early hours of may 8th. go off the road, and come to a stop after rolling over, and then a person getting out and walking away into the dark. they called 911, police found no one. >> we had pretty good reason to believe that this person left the scene, and really didn't desire contact with us at that point.
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>> reporter: but a week later, checking the same area again police discovered sanchez, unresponsive in thick brush. >> he was a good quarterback. >> reporter: for his family, which had circulated missing posters, it was a big relief. yet questions linger. >> 60 feet, that's not very far from where the truck was at. spent a little bit more time and looked around, maybe they would have saw him. >> reporter: doctors say sanchez arrived severely dehydrated with a head wound and failing kidneys. >> i don't doubt that he was where he was for seven or eight days, hidden away in the field of the bushes. >> reporter: the doctor says michael sanchez is opening his eyes. his kidneys are improving. his vitals are stable. but he's far from out of the woods. >> but still very lucky indeed. ron mott in san jose, california. facebook is all that wall street is talking about today, with the stock trading today on the nasdaq for the first time. this initial stock offering is the largest ever for an internet
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company. and with facebook valued at more than $100 billion it's worth more than companies like disney, ford and kraft. japan has taken its first step toward the commercial space flight business. it launched a rocket carrying a domestic satellite and a south korean satellite that will conduct research on the earth. a regularal celebration is under way in london this hour with royals from around the world descending upon windsor castle for a luncheon honoring queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee. the duke and duchess of cham bridge as well as prince harry are also joining in on the fun. and thursday's game between the arizona diamondbacks and colorado rockies is getting a lot of buzz this morning. thousands of bees, in fact, swarmed the field during the fifth inning, bombarding the camera operator. the game was briefly delayed until they used, of all things, a vacuum, to remove them. quite unbelievable. five minutes past the hour. let's go back outside to al. >> sweet! very nice. all right, thanks, honey. let's show you what's going on for "today."
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again, we've got not much in the way of heavy rain with the exception of southern florida. we've also got some showers and thunderstorms making their way through the northern plains. otherwise, a gorgeous day here in the northeast. mid-atlantic states may see some showers and thunderstorms. rain in the northern plains. beautiful in the pacific northwest. seattle, sunshine, 62 degrees. windy from southern california on into central texas. but still plenty of sunshine. >> good morning. it will turn out to be a beautiful afternoon. we expect mostly sunny skies. >> that's your latest weather. savannah?
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al, thanks. time now for "today's real estate." a look at what you can get for $400,000 or less. "today's real estate" contributor barbara corcoran has a look at some stunning homes on the market for sort of-a bargain price. >> let's start in the northeast. >> we've got boise, idaho. >> boise, idaho is one big house. it's just 35 minutes from downtown. but it's a mountain oasis. it's in the boise national forest with herds of elk that kind of lumber by your house all day long. i don't know if that's a plus or a minus. but it has the elks. a huge wrap jrnd porch and plenty of pasture that comes with the house. the interior has hardwood floors and the home is flooded with light from every oversized window throughout every room. the big kitchen has custom cabinets and granite counters. the wide open living room has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and recessed lighting. and the extra wide covered porch, and i mean extra wide covered porch, you're going to see that in just a sec has
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breathtaking mountain views. that's one nice porch. you can just imagine sitting around the campfire out back at night singing cowboy songs. that's part of your property. with your own little barbecue pit out there. >> i love it. comes with the brand? >> doesn't seem like your style. >> i'm from the west. i love that. we've got seattle, washington. >> seattle washington has one of the hot, in fact the highest iqs in all of the country. and house prices are moving up along with the iq there. things are shooting off the shelves. it's a custom home with a quiet, rural neighborhood. and you see those surrounding trees. kind of looks like indians surrounding a wagon chain. kind of interesting kind of planting in my mind. but whatever. each to their own. the open kitchen has blond wood cabinets and floors that flow nicely into the living room and dining room areas. the light floors make the room look larger. the formal dining room is dressed up a bit with its trayed ceilings, wainscoting and wood molding. the living room has an angle fireplace and an absolutely
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stunning twree yo of windows that just makes that room pop. the master bedroom is massive and feels even bigger than it is thanks to the high, cathedral ceilings. >> we've got a big house in wilmington, delaware. >> these are all big houses. we're driving value today for under $400,000. this is a 1905 neoclassic home and in a really good spot in town. within walking distance from the brandywine creek park and zoo, and it's also close to uptown's best cafes and art venues. the house has a column wraparound porch, the kitchen has oversize 42 inch cherry cabinets. they're expensive. granite counters and under cabinet lights. the dining room has built-in cabinets. gleaming floors in the living room, original millwork and a cozy fireplace. look at that turned stair case with a big window at its landing. that is a pretty room, mostly because of i think that beautiful stair case. the third floor music room looks a bit stuffy. i don't think they're listening
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to rock 'n' roll but will make a happy children's play room or a place for teenagers to hang out. the side porch comes with a swing chair that's really never as comfortable as a rocking chair but they sure look pretty. but it's nonetheless a perfect porch for relaxing on a sunny summer day. >> maybe put a little cushion on the swing. >> they're still unstable and most people don't use them. but they're pretty to look at. >> poert st. lucie, florida. what do you have there? >> we have in st. lucie part of the treasure cove, gold, silver and jewels that people are still finding along the beach because of a ton of spanish ships, i think, sunk there years ago. i really couldn't get the lowdown on that. this has a solid mahogany front door and trellis that creates a very pretty front picture, first impression when you go and look at the house. you'll see that in just a moment. that's a pretty hello, how do you do? who wouldn't fall in love with that house. the kitchen comes with a five burner gas cooktop, wood cabinets and dovetail drawers. the living room has 16 foot ceilings, polished marble floors
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and two full walls of windows and glass doors. the master bedroom has a big bay window. the master bath is a smash with a large spa tub, and a walk-in roman-style shower. and look at the extra large hot tub out back. more like a pool savannah. it overlooks a beautiful freshwater lake. delicious and that's your backyard. >> and that's your hot tub if you get that. let's go to chapel hill. a little house tucked away in the woods. >> this is a pretty little house. and there's nothing unsophisticated about this woodsy home. it's a custom built brick home tuck add way on over five acres. people should use a curved walkway more often. what a pretty approach to any house. i love the two story great room. it's one of the prettiest rooms i've ever seen, like a salarium with the tall arched windows that look out on the surrounding woods. the corner fireplace is just perfect. a perfect room. there's a cheerful, yellow kitchen that has white glass front cabinets and a copper sink. also a yellow dining room. we know what their favorite
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color is, which feels oversized with this vaulted ceiling and it gets plenty of light, exaggerated by the pink joist. the master bedroom has a trayed ceiling, hardwood floors and extra long windows. out book there's a wraparound brick patio and it really shows off just how spectacular this home is and how really pretty the setting is around that house. what a lovely home. remember it's $400,000. >> you can do a lot of entertaining on that back porch. >> and still have money left over. >> barbara corcoran, thank you so much. coming up next, busted. some scary moments caught on tape. you'll be surprised at what some people think they can get away with. and then later we're going to get you ready for summer with a shopping guide for bathing suits. [ male announcer ] if you have yet to master the quiet sneeze...
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now look at some dramatic moments recently caught on tape. nbc's jeff rossen is back with a segment we like to call "busted!." >> we call it that because cameras are always rolling, all these people we're about to show you, innocent until proven guilty, and we have some real doozies today. right to the first one, it's from philadelphia, it's in a doughnut shop called fresh doughnuts. this man is ordering a sandwich, and he's also ordering coffee, like many of us do. >> sure. >> he's arguing with the woman because she says you didn't pay me yet. he says i already did pay you, and so while they're arguing the woman still gives him the coffee but watch what he does next.
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>> i paid you for my stuff, man. >> oh! . did he throw the coffee at her? >> took the hot coffee and threw it all over her. the woman actually got second degree burns, you can see the bandage on her arm. she's going to be okay and here's one of those situation, because the cameras were rolling this guy's going to get in trouble. they put it out to the local news. the police did. the man saw himself so much on television he turned himself in. he is now charged, his lawyer has no comment. >> all right. innocent until proven guilty. >> exactly. >> not a great week for doughnut shops. this is one down in florida. >> this is a good lesson not to go to doughnut shops too often. dunkin' donuts during the morning rush. everyone is in line waiting for their food. two masked robbers hop in, hop over the counter. that man on the left in the baseball cap tries to tackle one of the robbers to the ground but he ends up losing, the robber gets the best of him, kicks him the good samaritan while he's on the ground. they get away. you saw him kick him on his way
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out, too. police chase ensues and we actually have video of the car went off an embankment, as you can see, and police ended up arresting these men are still in jail on multiple charges. >> all right. let's stay in florida. this one in tampa. and the tampa police are looking for tips on this case. >> this is real serious. this is a 24-year-old army soldier, he's new to the area, he's walking back to the army base, when all of a sudden, that's him in the back, those men in front, you see what happens, one of them walks up and just sucker punches him out of nowhere. >> oh. >> this is disturbing video. >> this is brutal. >> we should mention, he's okay. he's out of the hospital. that's important to keep in mind as you're watching this. they steal his money and his cell phone. you can see two of them, now three of them are working on him. a fourth man runs up. you think maybe he's going to help? no he starts kicking him on the ground, as well. we should mention, these four men are still on the loose. police are using this video as evidence, but they're trying to find these guys. if you have any information call tampa police. big reward out for their arrest.
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>> move to buffalo, new york. the kind of disturbing hit and run case. >> it's actually amazing for police that a camera was rolling at the time. these kids were just out walking at night. out of nowhere. look at that car. comes out of nowhere. that's an 18-year-old boy who actually goes flying into the air. >> how is he? >> believe it or not, he's okay. he went to the hospital. he's already out of the hospital recovering. the 19-year-old driver once again, partially because of this videotape evidence, was arrested. he is now in jail charged with assault. look at him flying through the air. but he's okay. >> that's just amazing. all right now we've got a bus driver with total lapse of judgment. this caused a big pileup in texas. >> sometimes you hear about people and their cars hitting the gas instead of a break. it's a much bigger deal when you do it and you're driving a bus. not only because of people in the bus. one, two, three, and the third car ends up going up in the air. >> how long did it take him to realize? >> that's everyone on the bus who is getting jolted. there were only seven injuries
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here, nothing serious. >> that's amazing. >> this bus driver has now lost his job. that's what happens when you have all that weight of the bus. >> the sheer momentum of it. that's amazing. now a couple of weeks ago you showed us a guy walking through a store naked. >> which was one of your favorites. >> absolutely. i've got blowups of it back in my office. you're an equal opportunity guy. you got some new video. >> we wanted just to represent guys it's not only men who like to go shopping naked. this woman just walked into a lumber store out of nowhere. there she is. we mosaiced it. >> wow. >> she is fully naked. walks around, she actually said good-bye to them on the way out, then went to other store which was not caught on camera. >> that's a different woman -- >> there were actually 16 -- >> it's a parade! >> it's like al roker's lobby. and she's actually been arrested for, you know, lewdness and she's in jail. she said she just wanted to express herself. >> they know she wasn't shoplifting.
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>> good night, everyone. >> all right, jeff rossen. thanks so much. still ahead more high powered beats from usher. but first these messages. hey, is the table finished? ya', you betcha honey. ya' think so? mm-hmm. [ male announcer ] some mornings, you just can't eat at the table. introducing eggo wafflers, a new kind of waffle packed with flavors like brown sugar cinnamon roll so you don't need syrup. new eggo wafflers.
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>> live, local, latebreaking. this is a wbal-tv 11 news update. >> what a terrific morning. high pressure is overhead. there will be a storm offshore, mostly to the southeast. high pressure is still with us. the map will look very similar during the day tomorrow. here is the forecast statewide. everybody makes it well into
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♪ ♪ i wish the whole world would i'm trying to make ♪ >> he is one of our favorites around here. he will be heating up the plaza for our next summer concert one week from today and there's no bigger part for memorial day to be prepared to dance. then on monday we're going to book-end the weekend with a special memorial day concert featuring bobby brown. and then coming up in this half hour, there is more music ahead from "today's" summer concert. another song from usher.
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all right and also the return of our concert means that it's time to start shopping for a new bathing suit. and there is good news because there's a shape that will flatter every body type. we'll help you find a perfect suit. that's a perfect one for al. polka dot bikini. >> okeydokey as we continue with our dissushing open, a full menu you can make ahead of time so all you need to do is relax and kick back with your friends. but first we want to check in with our friends amy and jenna who are here with a preview of what's coming up on "today." >> good morning, guys. the jury gets the case today in the john edwards corruption trial. he did not take the stand. and neither did his mistress rielle hunter. but did the prosecution prove its case? we will read the tea leaves on how long the jury might be out. plus, a new book purports to unmask the notorious zodiac killer. we'll review new theories about who it is and why the author is saying he's still at large.
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>> then work relationships. so should your boss be your friend? we'll look at the potential benefits and the pitfalls of that scenario. and we'll all have another do it again. we're going to preview the preakness stakes after i'll have another won the kentucky derby. the second leg of racing's triple crown is this weekend. >> thank you girls. >> now we've got a check of the weather? >> pretty good. going to be fabulous on saturday with all of our friends in baltimore. sunny, warm conditions on saturday along the mid-atlantic. risk of song storms northern texas into nebraska. beautiful weather out west. sunday, sunday, showers along the mid-atlantic states, showers in the pacific northwest. sunny and mild northeast into new england. rain moves into the upper ohio river. mississippi, river valleys. down into the central gulf, look for the heat to continue from southern texas into the southwest. >> good morning.
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this morning on "today's style," swim wear for every body type, whether you're curvy or petite we have the perfect suit for your shape. kate dimmick is the fashion director of people's style watch. >> good morning. >> we have a lot of new styles to talk about. for those who have a little more, let's say, a little bustier, you've got a great outfit. >> a little bustier. here's lauren. this suit is from panache for $91. what's so great about this line is they sized the tops like bra sizes. >> oh. >> so you get a cup size. so that's a great feature. they're specifically focused on d-cup and upward. for anyone who's busty the things to look for are straps that are going to give you some support, underwire, all those features are really going to help you to feel more comfortable. >> full coverage. >> no you're swimming. >> all right you look good, lauren, thank you. for the lady who has more of a
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boyish or athletic figure let's bring on out annabelle in an adorable polka dot bikini. >> how cute is this? this is from molly culture, $48 for the top, $52 for the bottom. there's a real retro, '50s feeling swim trend happening. we saw taylor swift wore a bathing suit very similar to this recently. it's so perfect for somebody with a boyish figure like annabelle's. >> or more athletic. >> but that kind of feminine detail like ruffles, the polka dots, the halter, these are all things that offset a more boyish figure and give you kind of a curvier shape on the beach. >> very cute. you look great. thanks so much. now for the curvier lady, we've got the curvier figure, we have katie coming on out to showcase this. i love this bathing suit. i think this is every woman's secret right? >> exactly. this is actually a miracle suit. it's $152. and their tag line is that you lose ten pounds the mint you put it on. >> i see that.
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that looks amazing on her. >> in any, you know, $152 is kind of an investment so really for any curvy figure look for solid colors, a sturdy fabric. straps that are really going to, again, give you some support, but this kind of suit is so perft for someone like that. >> also i imagine just the way, the neckline is created and the ruching around the side strategically placed. >> look for vertical detail, very good point. you have to look for vertical detail to really create an elongation of your figure. >> she looks gorgeous. thanks, i love that. and finally, for the lady who is -- has a smaller bust, i hate these because i feel like i'm insulting them. let's bring on lisa out. >> but they look so amazing. >> and this bathing suit is actually from old navy. it's $30 for both the top and the bottom. >> cute. >> and what's interesting about this is that i think a lot of women who are more pear shaped think that they need a lot of coverage on the bottom. but, in fact, sles more. you want a solid suit that
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covers what you need to have covered but actually you're going to look smaller on the bottom if there isn't so much fabric down there. and you want straps that are a little wider apart because that creates the illusion of width and you get a balanced figure. >> that's why the brazilian bottom bikini is so hot right now. the little teeny tiny bottom bikini. this looks great. so the key for really shopping, let's bring all the ladies out, you're seeing so many -- finally one last one. we have i believe this is lisa. >> this is lisa. >> come on out, lisa. >> her bathing suit is from american eagle outfitter, about $45 altogether. but lisa is sort of representing our smaller-busted figure. and what's great about this is the pattern is going to create the illusion of volume. so all those details like the underwire, also a little bit of a push-up. so you're getting that sense that she's bigger on top, and she has a more simple bottom. >> they all look fantastic, don't they? >> come on zouth out, great styles. i love all these new trends in
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so all you taste is something amazing. ♪ life is amazing with the love that i found ♪ ♪ this morning in "today's kitchen," what's on the summer party menu? we've got one that's easy, affordable and delicious from the folks at martha stewart living. lucinda quinn is the host of mad hungry. >> mad hungry. >> and the editorial director of food for martha stewart living. good to see you. >> hi, al. great to see you, as always. >> thank you. >> the good thing about these relspies, these are all things you can kind of make ahead. >> this is the trifecta of easy
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entertaining in the summer. make ahead. eat at room temperature. >> right. >> and there's something for everybody. the young-ones, the grandma. >> the younguns. >> i'm doing this for my graduation party for my high schooler. it's already road tested. here's a cool tip. >> what does this look like? >> this is oil that has been cooked with garlic chips. you don't want a big, raw, garlic bomb at a party. instead we flavored the oil with the garlic. and we're putting in one pound, already cooked ahead. >> right. >> of campenelli, little bells, and a big bunch, about half a cup of parsley. can you put in the walnuts, and then lots of lemon zest. that brings so much flavor. and that's it. just toss this together and the oil has already got that yummy garlic flavor, right? >> right. >> and then at the very end we put in a little bit of ricotta. which is just like dotted in there. and you can serve it on the side. and then a little more parsley. and this is what i like. i keep this on the side so that
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anyone who doesn't want garlic, but i do, you like garlic? when it's like this, it's so nice. and then just a little, and you're good. >> all right. >> so here's steak. this is flank steak which you do ahead. you can use sirloin, london broil. cook it ahead. can you slice it ahead. here is an interesting, tangy, yummy sauce. we have black olives. pepperorcini, the peppers in a jar. we have parsley here. this is like a parsley thing. >> you like parsley? >> i love parsley. parsley stems. we don't want to waste them. parsley chopped. right. >> and some parsley juice. >> and then a little bit of parsley from the garden. some oregano. all you do, if you want to pour that in, we want about two-thirds of a cup of olive oil. bring it together, emulsify. doesn't it look great? and it's so tangy and a little salty and that just goes here on the side. and then, because as i said, you might have people that just want to grab a sandwich and go.
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some nice sliced bread and you're good with that. >> how far ahead can you make this? >> this honestly, i keep it in the fridge for two or three days. but you can also just do it right ahead. there's so much do ahead here. in the summer you want to be in your people. you don't want to be in the kitchen cooking. we have a loose, beautiful salad. i made croutons by ripping bread and toasting it. we just scatter. this is last-minute. just scatter and then a nice, mustardy dressing. which by the way, on the plate, this mustardy dressing is also great with that. >> it does double duty? >> everything does double duty. that's what makes it easy. >> there's no parsley in this. >> all right. this is the parsley punch -- just kidding! this is what i like to do, i like to do a bunch, this is pineapple coconut water and ginger ale and a little gin and vodka on the side. for the grown-ups. soft and hard. always thinking like that. and this is the little brownie idea, which is make delicious brownies, and these chocolate chunk brownies are beyond the beyond.
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i put a little bit of, you know, just a little standing sugar that's a little festive and a little color. al, i have your name, this is al in a little edible letters. a-l. >> you know how you improve that? a little parsley. >> al, next time i come i am making you your very own parsley dessert. listen, this menu, you use it all summer. bring it out for different people. get it down. >> thanks so much. thanks so much. still ahead we've got one more song from usher. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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the "toyota concert series on today" brought to you by toyota. >> there's a brand-new way for you to experience the excitement of our summer concert series. >> we've teamed up with pandora, the leading internet radio service to create three stations highlighting the artists who are going to hit the plaza all summer long. if you want details you can head
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to our website >> that's pretty cool. >> i love that. >> of course one of those folks and one of those great artists happens to be usher. we've got one more song from him. he kicked off our summer concert series in style earlier this morning. here he is with his chart topping dance hit, "without you ♪ >> new york city! welcome to the summer. uh-huh. see i know you guys know the words to this one so i'm going to ask you to sing along with me. let's go. ♪ i can't win i can't reign ♪ ♪ i will never win this game without you ♪ ♪ i am lost i am vain ♪ ♪ i will never be the same without you ♪ ♪ i won't run
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i won't fly ♪ ♪ i will never make it by without you ♪ ♪ without you ♪ i can't rest i can't fight ♪ ♪ all i need is you and i without you ♪ ♪ without you ♪ oh, oh, ♪ you you you ♪ without you ♪ i can't erase so i'll take blame ♪
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♪ i can't accept that we're estranged without you ♪ ♪ without you ♪ i can't quit now can't be right ♪ ♪ i can't take one more sleepless night without you ♪ ♪ i won't soar i won't climb ♪ ♪ if you're not i'm paralyzed without you ♪ ♪ without you ♪ i can't look i'm so blind ♪ ♪ i lost my heart i lost my mind ♪ ♪ without you without you ♪ >> i can't do it without you, new york, come on!
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♪ ♪ ♪ i am lost i am vain ♪ ♪ i will never win this game without you ♪ ♪ without you without you ♪ >> can't do it without you, new york!
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