Articles tagged grammys

‘Who We Be’ and the Optics of Culture, in Living Colors

Jeff Chang's cultural history tackles how race has played out across the last 50 years, and counting, of American culture.

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The 2015 Grammys Get Jazz Mostly Wrong, a Little Right

Grammy nominations in jazz are rarely adventurous and usually confusing. Yet this year's slate is intriguing.

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10 Jan 2014 // 10:00 AM

Guessing the 2014 Grammys

Predictions and behind-the-scenes info on who will win the 2014 Grammys in ten major categories.

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7 Dec 2011 // 4:06 AM

Guessing the 2012 Grammys

Predictions on who will be honored on “music’s biggest night”, based on a mixture of rumors, critical acclaim, and the academy’s voters.

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Amy Winehouse: A Look at  Another Promising Career That Came to a Tragic End

A look back at Amy Winehouse’s most memorable moments is sadly short, due to her depressingly short life.

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14 Feb 2011 // 6:00 AM

Rewinding the 53rd Annual Grammys

Performance-filled show often gave excellent tributes to music greats, but barely passed out any awards. This is going to be a long post!

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The 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards’ American Bandstand & Dick Clark Tribute

When was the last time you seen a tribute that moved a celebrity to tears?

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Please Don’t Call ‘This’ Country

You can say that this is just mindless garbage, no different than a Black Eyed Peas hit, but I disagree.

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At the 52nd Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, it’ll be kids’ night — at least by the staid standards of the National Academy of Recording Arts

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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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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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It's hard to know what to think any more.

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13 Feb 2008 // 7:54 AM

What Grammy got right — and wrong

That collective gasp coming from the Staples Center and living rooms around the country on Sunday night? It was just the reaction to the 50th

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12 Feb 2008 // 12:07 AM

Hancock win latest in right artist, wrong year category

With his Grammy Award for album of the year Sunday, Herbie Hancock joins a long list of venerated musicians who have won music’s biggest

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