Posts Tagged ‘Grammys’

Audiobook Auditions

January 29, 2018

Last night during the CBS 2018 Grammy Award telecast, several readers auditioned for the audiobook version of Michael Wolff’s bestselling Fire and Fury. One of them was previous Spoken Word Grammy winner Hillary Clinton. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was not amused.


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A GRAMMY® Award That Would Mean Something

February 13, 2011

Like the music recording awards show itself, most GRAMMY® nominations are tiresome, but one of tonight’s nominees stands out. It’s an ever-changing music video with singing by a dead man and drawings by two hundred thousand of his admirers across the globe. The video above is just a snapshot of The Johnny Cash Project. Go to the site itself for a richer experience. You can even become part of it by making a drawing. Learn more about the crowd-sourced production from some of its contributors after the jump.


Grammys Pull Polka

June 13, 2009

Grammys Pull Polka

The doomed U.S. recording industry continues its dance of self-destruction. After 22 years, the Recording Academy (aka the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences or NARAS) has discontinued the Polka category of the Grammy® awards “to ensure the awards process remains representative of the current musical landscape.” Polka was the only Grammy® category eliminated.

The exclusion of this authentic and vigorous Roots Music has not gone unnoticed in America’s heartland: