Skip to comments.Jackson Asks to Meet Academy President Over Grammy Cuts
Posted on 01/27/2012 12:03:15 PM PST by don-o
The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson has demanded a meeting with the head of the Recording Academy to talk about deep cuts to Grammy Award categories this year that some musicians have complained discriminate against certain ethnic groups.
With the awards ceremony two weeks away, Mr. Jackson expressed his dismay over the cutbacks in a letter to Neil Portnow, the president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and raised the possibility of protests.
On Thursday night Mr. Jackson told The Associated Press that he wanted cooperation, not confrontation with the recording academy, but he also said he would organize a protest of the Feb. 12 ceremony, to be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, if talks failed. We are prepared to work with artists and ministers and activists to occupy at the Grammys so our appeal of consideration of mercy really might be heard, he said in the statement.
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Mr G is nominated for a Grammy this year, and even I don’t care if Jackson protests.
There is only one entry in the Cowbell category every year.
Christopher Walken wins it every time. I'm OK with that.
And he has been laying low for a long time as well. Something tells me somehow one of his own scams is getting pinched.
Why is there a Latin Grammys in the first place?
A protest by Jackson alleging racism.
what a concept.
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