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The Grammy Awards Still Don’t Get Dance Music

The worlds of pop, rock, R&B, rap, jazz, Latin and roots are all represented in at least four categories at the bloated ceremony that is the Grammys. And yet, despite becoming the dominant chart force of the decade, dance music acts are only specifically acknowledged under two awards, just one more than those competing for Best Regional Mexican Music Album or Best Album Notes. Even more indicative of the voters’ […]


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Highlights (and Not-So-High-Lights) from the 2013 Grammy Awards

Well, Music’s Biggest Night has come and gone; those who won are riding high, those who lost are saying “Wait till next year,” and those who sat by and made predictions are comparing notes against the results. Whether you watched the awards show with intense interest (as I did) or just for entertainment purposes, you probably found plenty to be happy about. As I had suggested earlier, the Grammys were […]


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Making the Most of Grammy Weekend 2013

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The Grammy Awards live telecast is not until tomorrow night, but the festivities are already well underway. All week long, in fact, The Recording Academy has been hosting various events, celebrating not only the artists themselves, but also the educational and philanthropic wings of the organization. Just last night, Bruce Springsteen was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year with a huge gala, with the likes of Mumford & […]


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Rock Rewind: Bruce Springsteen “Dancing In the Dark”

This week, Bruce Springsteen made news once again during the pre-Grammy festivities, as he was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year for his commitment to philanthropy—complete with a star-studded gala event in his honor. In the same spirit, I thought his hit “Dancing In the Dark” was a fitting pick for this week’s Rewind. The Boss’s list of charting hits is too long to list here, but somehow […]


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What To Expect from the 2013 Grammy Awards

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It’s finally here: music’s biggest night. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS this Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8PM Eastern/7PM Central, with LL Cool J once again hosting the festivities. Despite the semi-humorous, mostly ludicrous, well-publicized memo from CBS to attendees about what not to show on screen, the evening is shaping up to be a great one. While last year was all about Adele—and rightly so—this […]


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CBS Goes Proactive To Prevent Grammy Skin Mishaps

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This Sunday night at the 2013 Grammy Awards, to be broadcast live on CBS, you’re likely to see less of your favorite stars. As in, they will (hopefully) be wearing more clothes. At least, if they want to be on television. Apparently, the television network, which has been dogged by an unfortunate history of FCC violations with their live telecasts, wants to make sure things are completely within bounds this […]


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Grammy Award Nominations 2013 Recap

As has become the custom, this year’s Grammy Award nominations were announced last night via a live prime-time telecast, broadcast on CBS and hosted this year by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift. This year’s nomination show took place in Nashville, and understandably the live performances were dominated (but not monopolized) by the town’s country vibe. The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley set the tone for the evening by kicking […]