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March 3, 1988 | By John Corr, Inquirer Staff Writer The Associated Press and United Press International contributed to this article
Bad and the Boss had their moments at the 30th annual Grammy Awards last night, but "soul" and idealism stole the show. Irish rockers U2 and soul singer Aretha Franklin, as well as classical musicians Itzhak Perlman and Vladimir Horowitz, each captured two Grammys during the star-studded extravaganza at New York's Radio City Music Hall. A Grammy also went to Paul Simon for his single "Graceland. " Last year, the LP of the same name won as album of the year. Bruce Springsteen won for best rock vocal performance for Tunnel of Love, and Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" won her the award for best female pop vocalist.
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February 25, 1987 | By Ken Tucker, Inquirer Popular-Music Critic
Steve Winwood, Barbra Streisand and the all-star ballad "That's What Friends Are For" were among the big winners at last night's 29th annual Grammy Awards show. The Grammys are bestowed annually by the 6,000 members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Last night's ceremony was broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The ceremony began in a lovely fashion, with multiple-nominee Paul Simon performing one of the prettiest songs from his album Graceland, "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Kat Mittman Kobak planned to design jewelry for this year's Grammy Awards attendees by personalizing her signature silver, sparkling, beaded choker. But then, three days before the pieces were to be shipped off, Kobak's publicist got the names of exactly who would be getting Kat Designs baubles: Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Miranda Lambert, and John Mayer. The dainty necklaces with edgy panther and arrowhead charms weren't quite right anymore - especially now that Mayer was in the mix. Kobak would have to start from scratch.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2011 | BY TODD MARTENS, Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES - In 2009 after she received four Grammy nominations, young British soul singer Adele said she didn't deserve to win one. She was simply looking ahead to what would hopefully be a long career. "A Grammy is like an Oscar," Adele said in between drags of a cigarette - one of six she smoked during an hour-long interview at West Hollywood's London Hotel. "You win an Oscar when you give the performance of your life. I hope this isn't the performance of my life. " Fast-forward two years and the concern is no longer whether the 23-year-old artist has already given the performance of her career, but rather whether she'll be able to perform again.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mrs. Dornan: No thanks Amelia Warner supports the career of her actor husband, Jamie Dornan , all the way. But she's no masochist. She'd rather not watch his latest pic, erotic zeitgeistmaker Fifty Shades of Grey . Dornan, best known for playing a disturbingly human rapist in the British thriller The Fall , has a few scenes his wife would rather miss. One has him tie up, whip, and spank Dakota Johnson . "She doesn't want to watch this," Dornan, 32, tells USA Today.
NEWS
February 9, 2012 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, takiffj@phillynews.com215-854-5960
Given that Kanye West is up twice for best rap album (alone and with his bud, Jay Z), he probably won't be throwing one of his famous temper tantrums this Sunday night on national TV (CBS, 8 to 11:30 p.m.) But don't be surprised if somebody else jumps out of the audience at the 54th annual Grammy Awards to loudly protest "we've been robbed. " For certain, protest activities are planned for outside L.A.'s Staples Center on Sunday. There'll also be an anti-Grammy concert (Latin Jazz)
NEWS
May 20, 2011
Odell Brown Jr., a musician who cowrote one of Marvin Gaye's biggest hits only to soon find himself a victim of depression and destitute, has died. Mr. Brown, 70, died May 3 in his Richfield, Minn., home after moving to the Twin Cities area in the mid-1990s and stabilizing his professional and personal life. He began playing piano in his hometown, Louisville, Ky., tapping out classical songs at age 4. He broke through musically while living in Chicago, when his jazz group Odell Brown & the Organizers received Billboard's "Best New Group" award in 1966.
NEWS
March 2, 1988 | By John Milward, Special to The Inquirer
Saturday afternoon, when rehearsals began in earnest for tonight's Grammy Awards, the choice seats at Radio City Music Hall were filled with big names. There weren't any people there, mind you - just names in block letters on white placards and photographs of the stars to come. U2 has been given four seats right behind Robin Williams; Suzanne Vega is on an aisle sandwiched between Roseanne Cash and Terence Trent D'Arby. Bob Seger will be able to turn around and rap with Prince; Liza Minnelli can whisper into the ear of Quincy Jones.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
HE'S BETTER KNOWN now as a star of "NCIS: Los Angeles" than as a rapper, but LL Cool J 's affiliation with music and CBS pays off big time Feb. 12. He's going to host the Grammy Awards. "I'm thrilled to be a part of music's biggest night," the two-time Grammy winner said. "I will always have fond memories of my first Grammy Awards and to now be hosting the Grammy show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true. " Really? With all the things you can dream about as a music, TV and film celebrity, you dream about hosting an awards show?
NEWS
February 29, 1996 | by Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer
Poor Ellen DeGeneres. Someone must've slipped a jagged little pill into her drink just before last night's Grammy Awards. How else to explain how a woman who's spent years telling jokes for a living couldn't think of any when faced with an audience of 1 billion people? DeGeneres, who no doubt realized early on that she'd forgotten to prepare material, apparently thought wearing a running suit would facilitate a quick getaway and that a red ribbon, like a string of good pearls, will dress up any outfit.
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March 25, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
FYODOR BADKHEN, 17, has been part of Girard Academic Music Program for four years, but he didn't realize he would help the school win a Grammy - sort of. The South Philadelphia magnet school, known as GAMP, was one of 13 schools in the nation chosen by the GRAMMY Foundation for its Signature Schools Award and will receive $5,500. The annual award recognizes the best public high schools in music education. Eight of the 13 schools, including GAMP, received the Enterprise Award grant for schools that are economically underserved.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mrs. Dornan: No thanks Amelia Warner supports the career of her actor husband, Jamie Dornan , all the way. But she's no masochist. She'd rather not watch his latest pic, erotic zeitgeistmaker Fifty Shades of Grey . Dornan, best known for playing a disturbingly human rapist in the British thriller The Fall , has a few scenes his wife would rather miss. One has him tie up, whip, and spank Dakota Johnson . "She doesn't want to watch this," Dornan, 32, tells USA Today.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Kat Mittman Kobak planned to design jewelry for this year's Grammy Awards attendees by personalizing her signature silver, sparkling, beaded choker. But then, three days before the pieces were to be shipped off, Kobak's publicist got the names of exactly who would be getting Kat Designs baubles: Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Miranda Lambert, and John Mayer. The dainty necklaces with edgy panther and arrowhead charms weren't quite right anymore - especially now that Mayer was in the mix. Kobak would have to start from scratch.
NEWS
December 7, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
This year's twist in the Grammy nominations was to roll out the announcements little by little, all day Friday. The first of the major noms, announced by Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams on CBS This Morning , was record of the year. The last ones, for album of the year, were revealed on A Very Grammy Christmas Special Friday night on CBS. Nominated for album of the year are Sam Smith's In the Lonely Hour , Beyonce's self-titled release, and Williams' G I R L , along with Beck's Morning Phase and Ed Sheeran's X . And the nominees for record of the year are: Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX, "Fancy"; Sia, "Chandelier"; Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off"; Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass;" and Smith, "Stay With Me. " The song of the year slate was nearly identical, with the tracks by Sia, Trainor, Swift, and Smith, plus the intriguing "Take Me to Church," by Hozier.
NEWS
February 3, 2014 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
This evening about 6:30 in East Rutherford, N.J., a soprano from the Metropolitan Opera will join the NFL. Televised to more than 100 million listeners, she will sail "The Star-Spangled Banner" aloft with operatic vibrato, and by Monday morning all of America will be so stirred by her voice that apps will collapse under the strain of the sudden demand for Verdi and Wagner. Scratch that. Authorities have charged a pair of New Jersey Metallica fans with organizing a massive classical-music ticket-scalping scheme after hearing pianist Lang Lang rocking out with the heavy metal band on last Sunday's Grammy broadcast.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Tye Tribbett celebrated his birthday at the Grammy Awards. And by the time the pre-telecast portion of the ceremony was over on Sunday, the South Jersey gospel singer had taken home two trophies: He won best gospel song for "If He Did It Before . . . Same God" and best gospel album for his energized 2013 live release, Greater Than . "What an amazingly happy birthday it was!" says Tribbett, now 38, sounding ecstatic as he talked on the phone while driving on a sunny Southern California afternoon.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2014 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
HOW GAY (and lucky) was the 56th annual Grammy Awards celebration? Very happy indeed, as the celebrants for "Same (sex) Love" (and "Thrift Shop" music making) Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won the majority of (seven) awards for which they were nominated. And French pop duo Daft Punk made the Grammy voting gang go daffy. Rapper Macklemore (a/k/a Ben Haggerty) and producer Lewis also pointedly stole the performance thunder from show openers Beyonce and Jay Z ("Drunk In Love"), a witchy/spell casting Katy Perry ("Dark Horse")
NEWS
January 24, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
There's going to be an elephant in the room when they give out the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. His name, of course, is Kanye West. Not that it's necessarily likely that when album of the year honors are awarded, West will storm the stage and say, "I'm-a let you finish but . . . " to the winner, whether it's Daft Punk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Sara Bareilles, or, heaven forbid, Taylor Swift. The issue, though, is that if he does indeed act out during the telecast, which begins at 8 p.m. on CBS3, and say that no album deserves the trophy more than Yeezus , everybody will know he's right.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
J ERRY SEINFELD and Larry David are reportedly teaming up on a new project, but try to curb your enthusiasm. They won't say what it is. The Los Angeles Times reports that Seinfeld mentioned the project in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" Q&A to plug his Web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. " Asked about the most mundane thing David and Seinfeld ever obsessed over, Jerry replied: "We never obsess over anything that isn't mundane. Most recent was intentional mumbling.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
It taunts men, a reminder of her sexual power. Beyoncé 's body is a symbol: freedom, independence. But it's also a mother's body, Jay-Z 's wife has discovered, a link in the interdependent chain of being. "Right now, after giving birth, I really understand the power of my body," B tells Vogue. "I . . . feel my body means something completely different. I feel a lot more confident about it. Even being heavier, thinner, whatever. " Blue Ivy 's mom says she finally has come into her own. "I feel a lot more like a woman," she says.
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