Articles tagged grammy awards

17 Feb 2011 // 9:00 PM

The Myth of The Suburbs Vs. The Reality of the Suburbs

The Arcade Fire's The Suburbs may win Grammys and top year-end lists, but it also perpetuates shallow and uninformed beliefs about its central subject matter.

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Oh, We’re Supposed to Give Awards, Too?: The 2011 Grammy Awards

Amidst all the tributes, over-the-top performances, and CBS-centric presenters, the Grammy ceremony only occasionally remembered to hand out an award or two. But when it did, the results were often surprising ...

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30 Nov 2010 // 4:00 AM

The Year in Music: January 2010

Let’s single out the biggest events that happened in the world of music one month at a time, starting with January 2010.

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When Over-the-Top Hits the Spot: 2010 Grammy Awards

Overblown set pieces, fiery performances, and category wins that no one saw coming -- yes, this year, the Grammy Awards decided to be interesting.

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Your Guide to the 2010 Grammy Nominees for Best Music Video

It won’t be long until the music industry hands out honors at the 52nd Grammy Awards ceremony. Sure, much of the annual hubbub surrounds

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‘Sick and Tired’ of wife-beaters: Pop violence against women

The audience interested in seeing a black drug-dealing, rogue cop trumps any audience interested in seeing an entertaining film with plenty of black characters about the birth of America's most revolutionary and transformative civil conflict of the century, challenging white supremacy. Yet, with Negroes like Nellie neatly assimilated into the hegemonic beat, white racism really does not have to exist for blacks to perceive and profess oppression.

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Beyond the Bubble of the Grammys

The Grammys suffer from the same problem as the rest of the recording industry: thinking America defines culture.

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The Grammys: our window into the corporate music world. A sprawling three-hour-plus event featuring remote possibilities of: copyright lawsuits on stage, sentenced criminals performing, performers

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9 Feb 2009 // 7:58 AM

Let’s be honest - the Grammy telecast always amounts to just a half-hour of winners and acceptance speeches ... and then three hours of performances.

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Rap royalty joined the extremely pregnant M.I.A. for a turn through “Swagga Like Us” last night.

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9 Feb 2009 // 5:00 AM

Evan Sawdey commented in his Grammys essay this morning about the seemingly random match-up of artists last night during the telecast. Well not entirely random,

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9 Feb 2009 // 4:22 AM

LOS ANGELES - The 51st annual Grammy Awards are 2 ½ hours old at Staples Center, and the acclaimed duo of Robert Plant & Alison Krauss have

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U2 trotted out their latest single “Get On Your Boots” last night at the Grammys. In a performance reminiscent of the Manic Street Preachers, they

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Pulling Names from a Hat: The 2009 Grammy Awards

If the Grammy Awards are really supposed to be "Music's Biggest Night", then what does the 2009 ceremony say about the state of sonic entertainment right now?

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Just when you thought you had the Grammy Awards figured out, Herbie Hancock came out of nowhere to win album of the year last February.

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3 Feb 2009 // 4:37 AM

If the sagging music industry really wanted to turn itself around, Radiohead, Lil Wayne and Paul McCartney would be doing more than just performing Sunday

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Once again, stars from hip-hop and R&B nabbed the most nominations for next year’s Grammy Awards, which were announced (in part) for

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7 Dec 2008 // 6:10 AM

Anytime the Grammys get anything right, it’s cause for a minor celebration. And at least three good reasons to start a party were revealed

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4 Dec 2008 // 3:46 AM

In a bid to inject some much-needed life into a ceremony that, traditionally, is one of the stuffiest awards shows going, the Grammys tried something

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2 Dec 2008 // 3:35 AM

Grammy Awards could give nods to Coldplay, Alicia Keys

Rapper Lil’ Wayne looks like he’s got the biggest-selling album of 2008 with “Tha Carter III,” but will it mean anything when the nominations for

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