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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, various Grammy Awards are displayed at the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The academy, which puts on the 62nd Grammys on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, says nominees are selected from a list of contenders who are voted into the top 20 in each category. But some people view the voting process as less than transparent, since the choice of finalists happens behind closed doors. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Doubts loom over nominating process for Grammy AwardsThe process that determines who becomes a Grammy nominee has been put in the spotlight after the Recording Academy's ousted CEO alleged improprieties in a damaging lawsuit
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Review: Haden Triplets sustain tradition of sibling harmonyOn their new album, “The Family Songbook,” The Haden Triplets sustain the longstanding musical tradition of siblings singing in harmony
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2016, file photo, Chance The Rapper performs at The Budweiser Made In America Festival in Philadelphia. Celebrities, beware: “Punk’d” is being revived. And this time Chance the Rapper is doing the punk'ing. MTV Studios and Quibi said Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, that they are teaming up to revive the show with Grammy-winner Chance the Rapper pranking unsuspecting A-listers. Quibi is an upcoming short-video streaming service that's backed by Hollywood studios.  (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)
'Punk’d' to be revived with Chance the Rapper doing pranksCelebrities, beware: “Punk’d” is being revived
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FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, rapper YG performs at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. YG, whose real name is Keenon Jackson ,was arrested Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of robbery just two days before he is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards, officials said. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
Rapper YG arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of robberyRapper YG has been arrested at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of robbery just two days before he is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards
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In this Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006 photo, Doug Kershaw performs on the first day of the 22nd Louisiana Swamp Festival at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.  With his memoir out last fall, and upcoming performances at a rockabilly festival in Spain and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, he's once again in the spotlight.(Rusty Costanza/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)
At 84, Cajun musician Doug Kershaw still going strongAs 84-year-old Cajun music legend Doug Kershaw looks back, he's still looking ahead too — fiddling, singing, writing and performing as the quintessential “Louisiana Man
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Review: Ethan Gruska shines brightest when melody prevailsThere's a lot to like about Ethan Gruska's new album “En Garde," says Associated Press critic Scott Stroud
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Lil Nas X performs live on stage at the 2020 Spotify Best New Artist Party at The Lot Studios on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Rosalía rule at pre-Grammy Spotify gigLizzo screamed at the top of her lungs, Lil Nas X brought out Billy Ray Cyrus for “Old Town Road” and Billie Eilish sang softly with her brother-producer assisting on keys
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Taylor Swift attends the premiere of "Miss Americana" at the Eccles Theater during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift shakes Sundance with revealing documentaryThe normally private Taylor Swift has premiered a revealingly intimate documentary at the Sundance Film Festival
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FILE - This March 5, 2019 file photo shows Elton John performing during his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" final tour in New York. Elton John will perform his Oscar-nominated song “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman" at the Oscars on Sunday Feb. 9. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
Elton John, Erivo, Menzel, Metz among Oscar performersThe singers from five Oscar-nominated songs will reprise their performances live at next month's Academy Awards
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Joycelyn Savage, one of R&B singer R. Kelly's girlfriends, walks out of the Cook County Domestic Violence Courthouse, Thursday morning, Jan. 23, 2020, in Chicago. Savage pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge for allegedly punching another of the the R&B singer's girlfriends in the face. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
R. Kelly girlfriend can return to Kelly home for belongings A girlfriend of R
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FILE - This Feb. 15, 2016 file photo shows Brittany Howard of The Alabama Shakes accepting the award for best rock performance for "Don't Wanna Fight" at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Howard's solo album “Jaime” is up for two Grammy Awards at Sunday's ceremony. Her song “History Repeats” competes for best rock performance and best rock song. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
Brittany Howard looks past and forward ahead of the GrammysBrittany Howard is back at a place where she's familiar — at the Grammys
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Review: ALA.NI aces on an astounding a capella adventureParis-based, London-born ALA
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FILE - This Nov. 14, 2019 file photo shows Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan at the 20th Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. Dugan has fired back at the Recording Academy with a complaint claiming she was retaliated against after reporting she was subjected to sexual harassment and gender discrimination during her six-month tenure. Lawyers for Dugan, who the academy placed on administrative leave last week, filed a discrimination case with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday. In the complaint, she claims she was subjected to sexual harassment from the academy’s general counsel. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)
Ousted Grammy chief suggests awards are taintedThree days before the Grammys are handed out, questions are being raised about the integrity of the honors
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FILE - This Feb. 25, 1998 file photo shows Aretha Franklin after performing "Nessun Dorma" from Puccini's "Turandot" as a last-minute replacement for an ailing Luciano Pavarotti at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards in New York. The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
After 40 Years, Grammy show producer bows out his wayAfter producing the Grammy ceremony telecast for 40 years, Ken Ehrlich is saying goodbye with this Sunday's broadcast
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Brazilian pianist Joao Carlos Martins poses for pictures wearing bionic gloves, at his home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Martins, 79, was for decades Brazil's most acclaimed pianist, but an accident an a degenerative disease forced him to stop playing with both hands since 1998. That changed a few months ago when a new friend came to him with a pair bionic gloves that suit him perfectly. He can now play again with nine out of ten fingers. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
'Magic' gloves let acclaimed Brazilian pianist play againA few days before Christmas, renowned pianist João Carlos Martins summoned his friends to a Sao Paulo bar so he could show off the best gift he'd received in decades: a new pair of bionic gloves that are letting the 79-year-old play with both hands for the first time in more than two decades
The Associated Press3 days ago
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