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  • Joey and Rory Feek: This Grammy-nominated duo’s love story will break your heart this V-Day

    02/14/2016 2:28:05 PM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/14/16 | Ellen McCarthy
    If you’re a dedicated country music fan, just hearing the names Joey and Rory Feek is probably enough to produce tears streaming down your face. But if, like many others, those names don’t yet ring a bell, you might want to grab some tissues before reading on — or before watching Monday night’s Grammys. You’re going to hear a lot about the couple over the next few days.
  • How I Spent My President’s Day Evening

    02/16/2016 6:56:52 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-16-2016 | MOTUS
    How did you spend your President’s Day evening? I did a couple of things I haven’t done in a long time. First I watched The Five where Meghan McCain was filling in for Dana Perino. Before you say anything let me say, she was actually a refreshing change of pace and somebody has been giving that girl some serious coaching and training. It’s going to be hard to overcome her dingbat Valley Girl persona, butt I will say: she is evolving in the right direction. If Eric Bolling were to get some training from Meghan’s coach and they booted Juan...
  • Gary Sinise Takes Moment At Grammys To Thank Troops Serving "In Harms Way"

    02/16/2016 5:05:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | February 16, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Actor Gary Sinise took a “brief second” to thank United States servicemen and women while presenting the award for Best Country Album at the 58th annual Grammy Awards Monday night.
  • The Grammys: Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

    02/11/2015 7:36:16 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-11-2015 | MOTUS
    I didnt intend to file a report on the Grammys this year, butt alas I feel compelled as the politics of race have once again injected themselves into what should have been just another celebrity self-celebratory event. It wasnt a shut out of black entertainers like the Oscar nominations, butt Beyonc did not win the album of the year award as Kanye West felt she should have. So he took it upon himself, just as he did when Taylor Swift won instead of BFF Bey in 2009, to take to the stage in order to let the world know that...
  • Audience Dons Devil Horns at Grammys for Performance of Highway to Hell

    02/10/2015 7:59:34 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 82 replies ^ | 2/10/15 | Heather Clark
    LOS ANGELES Much of the audience attending the Grammy Awards on Sunday donned light-up devil horns for the opening performance of the annual eventa presentation of the AC/DC hit Highway to Hell. Party time/My friends are gonna be there too/Im on the highway to Hell, the Australian rock band blared out as flames blazed on the jumbotron behind them, along with pyrotechnic effects. Hey Satan/Payin my dues Im on the highway to Hell/Dont stop me. The group had been introduced by rapper LL Cool J, as the audience stood to their feet. To kick off the 52 second...
  • Beck responds to Kanye Wests Grammys diss: I still love him and think he's genius

    02/09/2015 5:48:41 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, February 9, 2015, | Rachel Maresca
    "I don't even know what (Beck) said. I just know that, the Grammys, if they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us, we aren't going to play with them no more," he told his sister-in-law Khloe Kardashian during an E! after-show interview. "Flawless.' Beyonc's video. And Beck needs to respect artistry, he should have given his award to Beyonc."
  • Obama Made an Appearance at the Grammys to Spread a Message About Domestic Violence

    02/08/2015 8:17:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    People Magazine ^ | Feb. 8, 2015 | Alexandra Zaslow
    President Obama made an appearance at the Grammy Awards to share an important message about domestic violence. "Tonight we celebrate artists whose music and message helped shape our culture," the president said. "Together we can change our culture for the better by ending violence between women and girls."
  • Bill Maher makes Country Music Awards shooting joke

    02/01/2014 7:27:51 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 71 replies
    politico ^ | 2/1/14 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    Taking a swipe at conservatives on gun control, liberal comic Bill Maher joked that a mass shooting should take place at the Country Music Awards. Now that liberals have forwarded their agenda by inserting a mass gay wedding into the Grammys, conservatives must match them tit-for-tat by having a mass shooting at the Country Music Awards,
  • The Grammys: Theater of Antichrist

    02/01/2014 7:56:45 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 31 replies
    La Salette JOurney ^ | February 1, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    In his excellent and prophetic book Trousered Apes, Professor Duncan Williams documented extensively the banishment of God from society in the West and said that as a result, "the Western world and its culture is saturated with violence and animalism....We are teaching savagery and are naively appalled at the success of our instruction." Professor Williams continues, "What shocks an audience today will be acceptable tomorrow and thus the contemporary dramatist [or reality show producer, my note] is constantly impelled to seek further excesses to gratify a warped taste which he has himself implanted in the public mind....The whole modern cult...
  • Christian Singer Mandisa Skips Grammys 2014 Because of Faith, Wins 2 Awards Anyway

    01/29/2014 8:08:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/29/2014 | Morgan Lee
    The day after winning two Grammys for "Best Contemporary Christian Music Song" and "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album," Christian music artist Mandisa explained why she decided to skip out on the awards ceremony. "I have been struggling with being in the world, not of it lately. I have fallen prey to the alluring pull of flesh, pride, and selfish desires quite a bit recently," she wrote on her Facebook, including a reference to 1 John 2:15-16. "Don't fall in love with this corrupt world or worship the things it can offer. Those who love its corrupt ways don't have the...
  • Your Grammys' Church

    01/28/2014 1:01:57 PM PST · by truthxchange
    truthxchange ^ | January 28, 2013 | Dr. Peter Jones
    As if by magic, the stage morphed into a massive cathedral with imposing stained-glass windows and a marriage archway. High Priestesses Material Girl Madonna and pure royalty, Queen Latifah, then appeared on stage to join in marriage 33 couples of numerous sexual permutations, thereby sealing the new religions Oneist creed: all religions and all sexualities are Oneto the thunderous applause of the thousands present, and to the approbation of millions of television viewers. The vacuous marriage sacrament of the Grammys religion and its further trivialization as an entertainment stunt, only underlines the spiritually empty gospel that Tinsel Town and its...

    01/28/2014 12:59:37 PM PST · by truthxchange · 5 replies
    truthxchange ^ | January 28, 2013 | Dr. Peter Jones
    As if by magic, the stage morphed into a massive cathedral with imposing stained-glass windows and a marriage archway. High Priestesses Material Girl Madonna and pure royalty, Queen Latifah, then appeared on stage to join in marriage 33 couples of numerous sexual permutations, thereby sealing the new religions Oneist creed: all religions and all sexualities are Oneto the thunderous applause of the thousands present, and to the approbation of millions of television viewers. The vacuous marriage sacrament of the Grammys religion and its further trivialization as an entertainment stunt, only underlines the spiritually empty gospel that Tinsel Town and its...
  • Queen Latifahs Grammy Mass Wedding

    01/27/2014 4:27:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    First Things ^ | 1/27/2014 | Carl R. Trueman
    At the Grammys last night Queen Latifah officiated a mass wedding ceremonywith some couples heterosexual, some gayfollowed by a surprise song from Madonna. Was it satire? I am a big fan of satirical mockery, even satirical mockery of important things such as marriage. Such satire helps expose self-importance can even help check things such as corrupt or sloppy thinking. But satire is only satire when it comes from a position of weakness or involves self-mockery. Satire from strength is not funny and more akin to propaganda. Hollywood, of course, is neither weak in terms of cultural influence nor particularly noted...
  • Mass wedding...'political stunt' to push gay marriage...Natalie Grant responds after leaving early

    01/27/2014 3:24:47 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 1/27/14 | Jennifer Jones
    The mass wedding held at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night has sparked controversy and been criticized by many as a political stunt to promote same-sex marriage... Christian Gospel singer Natalie Grant has revealed that she left the Grammys early, and many have taken her early exit to mean she was protesting against the events.
  • Grammy Awards say 'we do,' get political with mass wedding, both gay and straight

    01/27/2014 2:40:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/27/2014 | Hollie McKay
    This year, the Grammy Awards weren't just about the music, they were also about making a statement in the same-sex marriage debate. Heavily hyped in the hours leading up to Sunday night's show, 34 couples -- both gay and straight -- exchanged rings and said "I do," as officiated on stage by Queen Latifah. The actress/rapper/talk show host was recently deputized by Los Angeles County to legally conduct wedding ceremonies and will sign the marriage certificates for each couple. The event took place on a stage set to resemble a giant chapel with stained-glass windows during a performance by hip-hop...
  • Grammys: Macklemore and Madonna Perform 'Same Love' As 33 Couples Wed Live on Air

    01/26/2014 11:22:09 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 92 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/26/14 | Debbie Emory
    The music giants joined forces to promote marriage equality as both gay and straight couples were married at the same time. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" anthem became the theme song for 33 newlyweds during the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday night. The gay and straight weddings were officiated by Queen Latifah while the hit song about equality was performed by the rap duo with Madonna hitting the stage with them, along with Mary Lambert and jazz artist Trombone Shorty. PHOTOS: Grammys 2014: Red Carpet Arrivals "This song is not a love song for some of us but for...
  • Gay Marriages Interrupt Grammys' Universal Reach

    01/26/2014 9:50:52 PM PST · by servo1969 · 38 replies ^ | 1-26-2014 | Christian Toto
    While the Oscars routinely go political and the VMAs pull out all the shock stops, the annual Grammys telecast eschews overtly dividing moments. Assuming you don't mind musical genre mashups worth rubbernecking over. Tonight, LL Cool J emceed another Grammys telecast aimed at the widest audience possible until rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis sang Same Love while 33 couples--both straight and gay--got married. "This song is a love song not for some of us, but for all of us," said Queen Latifah who officiated the live wedding in front of a church-like setting complete a gospel choir. "Strip away the...
  • Grammys to Feature On-Air Weddings of 34 Couples [including gays]

    01/26/2014 10:40:27 AM PST · by LonelyCon · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/26/14 | Ben Sisario
    At the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, pops megastars will compete for the music industrys most prestigious trophy, and put on flashy performances that are sure to ricochet through social media. But the producers behind the program, which is to be broadcast live by CBS at 8 p.m., are hoping that the biggest show-stopper of the night will be a much more solemn event: an on-air wedding of 34 couples gay, straight, old, young, of many races and many colors. The ceremony will be part of the hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewiss performance of their Grammy-nominated song Same...
  • LAPD Worried About Dorner on Grammy Weekend

    02/09/2013 10:06:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The San Marino Tribune ^ | February 9, 2013
    Los Angeles police are worried about being targeted at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, a former Los Angeles deputy police chief said today. John Miller, now a senior correspondent at CBS News, said today that former LAPD officer Christopher Jordan Dorner has a plan that could include targeting a police command post at a major incident, such as the nationally- telecast Grammy broadcast at the Nokia Theater Sunday. Speaking on the CBS Morning News today, Miller said he has talked with Los Angeles police and found them to have an anxiety factor that is unbelievable. Miller said Dorner probably did...
  • Controversy over Newtown Childrens Choir

    02/07/2013 7:39:07 PM PST · by Ray76 · 17 replies
    Are the Newtown kids set to sing at the Grammy Awards really from Newtown? That's the question Newtown's superintendent is asking, and she's also asked them to stop performing.
  • Grammys 2013: Michelle Obama is Nominated for a Grammy? Plus Other Surprising Grammy Nominees

    02/06/2013 5:35:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Latinos Post Entertainment ^ | February 6. 2013 | Lindsay Lowe
    Everyone's buzzing about Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, and Mumford & Sons, but did you know that Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton are also nominated for Grammys this year. They're nominated in the often-overlooked Spoken Word category, which honors poetry, audio books, and other forms of audio storytelling. Michelle Obama, along with producers Scott Crewell and Dan Zitt, are nominated for the audio recording of her first audio book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. "With one nomination," points out the Huffington Post's Julie Miller, "the First Lady has already out-Grammy-ied Justin Bieber...

    02/13/2012 2:43:11 PM PST · by NYer · 49 replies
    Catholic League ^ | February 13, 2012 | Bill Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on what happened last night at the Grammys:Nicki Minaj, fresh off looking like a fool with Madonna at the Super Bowl, showed up last night on the red carpet at the Grammys with a guy dressed like the pope. This was just a prelude of what was to come.Minajs performance began on stage with a mock confessional skit. This was followed by a taped video depicting a mock exorcism. With stained glass in the background, she appeared on stage again with choir boys and monks dancing.Perhaps the most vulgar part was the sexual statement...
  • Adele: "Sarah Palin made my career". New Queen of Pop credits Palin for success in US

    02/13/2012 1:10:27 AM PST · by jeltz25 · 17 replies
    Digital Spy ^ | Jan 11, 2011 | Robert Copsey
    Adele has revealed that she believes Sarah Palin is responsible for her success in the US. The singer, whose debut album 19 peaked at number ten on the Billboard album chart, believes the American politician's appearance alongside her on Saturday Night Live bolstered her fanbase in the country. "Sarah Palin made my career by coming on that show," she told Attitude.
  • Nicki Minaj Mocks Catholic Church In Grammy Performance (Video)

    02/13/2012 12:04:30 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 57 replies
    The Boombox | February 12, 2012 | Pinkbell
    (Video with working link in second comment) Nicki Minaj showed up to the Grammy's dressed in a Little Red Riding Hoodesque outfit with a man dressed as the Pope by her side: This outfit later made sense upon seeing Minaj's performance. Host LL Cool J said that the performance would be one that would be talked about. I wondered what kind of performance would be so great. Merely expecting just good singing, dancing, and stage affects was too naive of me. Minaj decided to go for shock value. The favorite way for the Hollywood set to do this is to...
  • Reporters bizarre on-air episode raises questions

    02/15/2011 1:14:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 15, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    One of the most memorable performances from Sunday night's Grammy broadcast was also one of the most terrifying: Serene Branson, an Emmy-nominated CBS entertainment reporter began speaking gibberish during the network's post-Grammy newscast. However, after initial fears that Branson may have suffered a stroke on-air, she is reportedly doing OK. "She was examined by paramedics on scene immediately after her broadcast. Her vital signs were normal. She was not hospitalized," the CBS affiliate that employs Branson said in a statement posted late Monday on its website. "As a precautionary measure, a colleague gave her a ride home. And while Serene...
  • A strange night for the Grammys (Sums up the today's entertainment)

    02/14/2011 3:10:31 AM PST · by greatdefender · 145 replies · 2+ views
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | February 14, 2011 | DAVID BAUDER
    Much like the music world itself, the Grammy Awards is a colorful train wreck of a television show. Inexplicable results and mesmerizing performances mixed with the mundane added up to a generally unsatisfying evening for CBS Sunday. Unless, of course, you're Lady Antebellum. The Grammys are barely an awards show anymore. As the music business has splintered and sputtered in recent years, the Grammys have become a performance show, advertising musicians who need the attention. Show producers don't even bother with a host anymore. For the first hour of Sunday's show, only one trophy was given out for a...
  • The Grammys 09-Our Own Unique Fashion Awards; Top Chef; Dance With Stars Dancers Announced

    02/14/2009 3:15:53 PM PST · by Fishtalk · 1 replies · 237+ views
    Fish TV Reviews ^ | 2/14/09 | Pat Fish
    So the Grammys for 2009 have been handed out and now's the time for my own fine and unique fashion awards for same. Plus a cooking show overlooked but amongst the bestTOP CHEF. Dancing With the Stars 09 Dancers Announced. All with pics and video you'll find nowhere else on the Internet.
  • Al Gore wins Grammy for most boring album of the year

    02/09/2009 8:36:14 PM PST · by slomark · 2 replies · 323+ views
    (video of very bored people included) Whats that? That wasnt the category? Well, it should have been. Hollywood continued its sordid love affair with Al Gore last night by awarding An Inconvenient Truth the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. It was spoken by Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon and Blair Underwood, because the producers knew that listening to Al Gore could cure sleep apnea. With wit, smarts and hope, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ultimately brings home Gores persuasive argument that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue - rather, it is the biggest...
  • Tia Carrere on Grammy win (In $30 Ebay Dress!)

    02/09/2009 10:59:51 AM PST · by RDTF · 25 replies · 3,274+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan 9, 2009
    Tia Carrere and Daniel Ho talk about their Grammy win for best Hawaiian music album.
  • 'Grammys' hits a sour note in ratings (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    02/11/2008 11:12:07 AM PST · by abb · 97 replies · 145+ views
    Media Life ^ | February 11, 2008 | Toni Fitzgerald
    After the star-less Golden Globes and Peoples Choice Awards took a ratings hit last month, Hollywood glittered bright during last nights Grammy Awards, with big names like Beyonce, Kanye West and Amy Winehouse performing. The result, however, wasnt quite the post-strike celebration that carrier CBS may have hoped for. From 8 to 11 p.m. the Grammys averaged a 6.9 adults 18-49 rating, according to Nielsen overnights, down 17 percent from last years 8.3 final rating. That may be the lowest-rated Grammys in at least a decade, though the numbers could change when final ratings are released. Fast nationals measure timeslot...
  • Barack Obama Wins Grammy for Spoken Word Book

    02/10/2008 3:59:48 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 31 replies · 222+ views
    CBS Chicago ^ | Feb. 10, 2008
    LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Barack Obama topped a Clinton in another contest on Sunday -- the Grammys. The presidential candidate beat both former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter to win best spoken word album for his audio version of his book "The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream." Clinton was nominated for his book "Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World" and Carter for "Sunday Mornings in Plains: Bringing Peace to a Changing World." Also nominated was Maya Angelou and Alan Alda. Sens. Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are battling for the Democratic nomination...
  • Backstage at the Grammy Awards, Macs run the show

    02/08/2008 8:46:52 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 18 replies · 125+ views
    Macworld ^ | 02/08/2008 | by Jim Dalrymple
    It takes a lot to put on a production on the scale of Sunday nights Grammy Awards. To present the annual music industry honors to the attendees at Los Angeles Staples Center and to home viewers on CBS, show organizers use more than 450 microphones, 155 tons of lighting, 13,000 amps of power, 19 video screens, 94 speaker cabinetsand an endless amount of Macs. You may have assumed that Macs played a large role in putting on what has become the largest audio production on television. But until you sit in on a rehearsal for the telecast, as audio engineers...
  • No WGA waiver for Grammys (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch)

    01/15/2008 4:52:11 AM PST · by abb · 3 replies · 61+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 15, 2008 | Todd Martens
    And one is not likely, according to a spokesman for the Writers Guild of America. "The [Recording Academy] has not asked the WGA for a waiver or interim agreement for the Grammys," said WGA spokesman Gregg Mitchell. "While no guild decision has yet been made regarding the Grammy_150 Grammys, if a waiver is requested for the Grammys, it is unlikely to be granted." The Grammys are produced by John Cossette Productions in association with Ken Ehrlich Productions, and are written by Ehrlich and author/journalist David Wild. Mitchell says there's been no decision yet as to whether or not the WGA...
  • Soul singer Amy Winehouse arrested in London

    12/18/2007 11:39:00 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies · 529+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 18, 2007 | Luke Baker
    LONDON (Reuters) - Troubled British soul singer Amy Winehouse was arrested on Tuesday as part of an investigation into perverting the course of justice, London police and her publicist said. The 24-year-old, whose husband Blake Fielder-Civil is being held on remand accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, went to a London police station to be arrested in agreement with police. "It was voluntary and pre-arranged," a representative at her publicity agency said, asking not to be quoted by name. In a statement, London's Metropolitan police said: "A 24-year-old woman has been arrested...
  • Updates on AI 2007-Top 12 Boys and Girls; Apprentice LA-Honey task; Grammy 2007 Fashion

    02/19/2007 4:33:19 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 149+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 2/19/07 | Pat Fish
    Catching up on some big TV events this week. First, we have the final 12 boys and girls on American Idol 2007. Pics of all and notes on who to watch for. Also, the Grammys 2007heh. Some pics and some snide comments, as expected of me. And yes, we are keeping up with Apprentice LA although no one else in America is. This report a real honey.
  • I Hear Music, Partisan Music ( How the Grammys Contribute to Plummeting Record Sales )

    02/13/2007 11:16:30 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 73 replies · 2,744+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/13/2007 | Raymond Arroyo
    I Hear Music, Partisan Music Watching the Grammys. By Raymond Arroyo The whole point of music is to transcend politics, grievances, and the differences that divide to help us reconnect to those essential human emotions we all share: love, loss, anger, regret. Unless, that is, you work for the music industry. Like its wicked stepsister, Hollywood, the music business has become increasingly divorced from its purpose, estranged from its audience, and maliciously partisan. Not that they seem to care. Case in point: the 49th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Los Angeles Staples Center on Sunday night. Watching the proceedings,...
  • Freep a poll!(CNN. Dixie Chicks win grammy for their politics?)

    02/12/2007 4:56:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies · 729+ views ^ | 2-12-07 | CNN
    Did the Dixie Chicks win more for the quality of their music or for their political stance? Their music Their politics
  • Are the Grammys Obsolete? (Awards have never really been hip, they're falling even further behind)

    02/12/2007 11:02:50 AM PST · by weegee · 21 replies · 483+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Published February 4, 2007 | By Greg Kot
    Are the Grammys Obsolete? The music awards have never really been hip, but they're falling even further behind A lot of great music was released in the fourth quarter of 2006. But as usual, none of it is being considered for next Sunday's Grammy Awards. As a comprehensive overview of the year that was in music, the Grammys always were a little slow to recognize the best music at the height of its relevance. The voters at the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences took a wait-and-see attitude toward artists such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, James Brown,...
  • 'I SHOULD BE IN THE BIBLE' says Kanye West

    02/09/2006 8:41:46 PM PST · by dolphin558 · 31 replies · 684+ views
    Contact Music | 2-9-2006 | n/a
    Cocky rap star KANYE WEST is calling for a revised edition of THE BIBLE, because he thinks he should be a character in it. The JESUS WALKS hitmaker, who picked up three Grammy Awards last night (08FEB06), feels sure he'd be "a griot" (West African storyteller) in a modern Bible. He says, "I bring up historical subjects in a way that makes kids want to learn about them. I'm an inspirational speaker. "I changed the sound of music more than one time... For all those reasons, I'd be a part of the Bible. I'm definitely in the history books already."...
  • OBAMA won a grammy

    02/08/2006 4:59:42 PM PST · by alisasny · 29 replies · 959+ views
    Best spoken album or something such Just following in tradition.
  • 48th Annual Grammy Award Nominees

    12/08/2005 9:28:54 PM PST · by RabidBartender · 30 replies · 591+ views ^ | 12-8-05
    1. Record of the Year: "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey; "Feel Good Inc.," Gorillaz featuring De La Soul; "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," Green Day; "Hollaback Girl," Gwen Stefani; "Gold Digger," Kanye West. 2. Album of the Year: "The Emancipation of Mimi," Mariah Carey; "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard," Paul McCartney; "Love. Angel. Music. Baby.," Gwen Stefani; "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," U2; "Late Registration," Kanye West. 3. Song of the Year: "Bless the Broken Road," Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna & Marcus Hummon, (Rascal Flatts); "Devils & Dust," Bruce Springsteen, (Bruce Springsteen); "Ordinary People," W. Adams & J. Stephens,...
  • Polka not overlooked at Grammys, still popular [...] at Masses and festivals

    02/18/2005 5:51:05 AM PST · by Lilllabettt · 7 replies · 229+ views
    Polka not overlooked at Grammys Music style still popular in Minnesota, elsewhere at Masses and festivals by Joseph Young Visitor Staff Writer ST. CLOUD -- Is polka music popular among Minnesota Catholics? Is the pope Polish? Polkas dot the central Minnesota landscape. Catholic masses celebrate polka Masses under God's cerulean roof and participate in more secular polka celebrations at open-air festivals and in ballrooms. Those Polka "dots" seem to be growing larger -- and not only in Minnesota -- according to a person who should know, Eddie Blazonczyk Jr., band leader of Chicago-based Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones. The Visitor interviewed Blazonczyk...
  • Grammy Awards Get Lowest Rating Since '95

    02/14/2005 8:05:32 PM PST · by traumer · 50 replies · 1,217+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Feb 14, 2005
    NEW YORK - From J.Lo to James Brown, Usher to U2, the Grammys (news - web sites) had it all this year except a lot of interested viewers. An estimated 18.8 million people watched Ray Charles' swan song clean up with eight awards Sunday night, a startling 28 percent drop from the 2004 Grammys. After two years on an upswing, Grammy ratings sunk to their lowest level since 1995, according to Nielsen Media Research. It may be an ominous sign for the granddaddy of awards shows, the Academy Awards (news - web sites), Feb. 27 on ABC. People at...
  • Audience stays away from star-studded Grammys

    02/14/2005 6:10:59 PM PST · by Pikamax · 61 replies · 1,548+ views
    AP ^ | 02/14/05 | AP
    Audience stays away from star-studded Grammys Associated Press NEW YORK From J.Lo to James Brown, Usher to U2, the Grammys had it all this year -- except a lot of interested viewers. An estimated 18.8 million people watched Ray Charles' swan song clean up with eight awards Sunday night, a startling 28 per cent drop from the 2004 Grammys. After two years on an upswing, Grammy ratings sunk to their lowest level since 1995, according to Nielsen Media Research. It may be an ominous sign for the granddaddy of awards shows, the Academy Awards, Feb. 27 on ABC. People...
  • Backwards Flag at Grammys

    02/13/2005 11:12:39 PM PST · by MilesVeritatis · 49 replies · 1,693+ views ^ | 02/13/2005 | vanity
    I haven't seen/read of anyone asking Green Day or CBS why the flag was backwards behind the Green Day set at the Grammy Awards.
  • Give This Man Some Applause On His First Solo Grammy Nomination

    12/07/2004 3:07:44 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 20 replies · 802+ views
    Grammys ^ | 10-7-04 | my favorite headache
    Neil Peart of Rush nominated for his drum solo from Rush In Rio O'Baterista. Congrats Neil! Rock Instrumental Performance: "Instrumental Illness," The Allman Brothers Band; "Onda," Los Lonely Boys; "O Baterista," Rush; "Whispering a Prayer," Steve Vai; "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow," Brian Wilson.
  • CBS Apologizes for OutKast's Grammy Performance

    02/13/2004 11:40:02 PM PST · by Redcloak · 49 replies · 313+ views
    AP via Fox News ^ | Friday, February 13, 2004 | AP
    <p>ALBUQUERQUE CBS apologized Friday to American Indians angered byOutKast's (search)Grammy Awards performance, which featured feathers and war paint.</p> <p>"We are very sorry if anyone was offended," said Nancy Carr, a CBS spokeswoman in Los Angeles.</p> <p>As the final act of Sunday's Grammy telecast, OutKast's Andre "3000" Benjamin and several dancers swirled wildly around a green teepee as he sang"Hey Ya!" (search)Costumes included war paint, feathers and fringe.</p>
  • Native Americans Rap OutKast

    02/12/2004 10:16:19 AM PST · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 246+ views
    E! Online ^ | Wed Feb 11 | Joal Ryan
    You know when OutKast's Andre 3000 hopped around onstage at the Grammys in front of a bright-green tepee--his backup dancers (barely) clothed in feathered headbands and matching fringed hot pants--and you thought to yourself, "Ooh, somebody is not going to like this"? As CBS' corporate boss got chewed out Wednesday in Washington, D.C., for airing Janet Jackson's bare right breast during the Super Bowl, the San Francisco-based Native American Cultural Center called for a boycott of the network for airing OutKast's "racist" "Hey Ya!" production number during the Grammys (news - web sites). "We're not attacking OutKast as artists," the...

    02/08/2004 6:36:51 PM PST · by Veracious Poet · 69 replies · 2,041+ views
    02/08/04 | Doe it matter?
    OK, let's talk about whatever you can think of to break the boredom, but nothing so deep that we'll have to think...OK?
  • Bill Clinton Wins a Grammy

    02/08/2004 9:17:49 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 91 replies · 1,036+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb. 8, 2004 | Reutres
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) won a Grammy Award on Sunday, but not for his famed saxophone playing. Clinton was honored in the spoken word album for children category for a project he worked on with fellow winners, former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Italian screen siren Sophia Loren (news). None of them was at the ceremony to pick up the award for "Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf/Beintus: Wolf Tracks." Clinton's wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton (news - web sites), was nominated in the spoken word album category for the audiobook version of...