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Grammy Awards

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    August 22, 2014

    We Love the VMAs Because They're Rigged

    "If, for any reason, this voting process is interrupted, is found to have been tampered with in any way, or for any other reason that Sponsor believes in its sole discretion to be reasonably necessary, Sponsor reserves the right to select the winners at its discretion." This is what it says at the ... More >>

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    July 2, 2014

    Five Sample-Using Songs That Deserve Grammys Now

    Recently the Grammy Awards announced changes to the annual music awards' criteria and categories, the most notable being now permitting songs that utilize samples in the songwriting categories, specifically Song of the Year. This is huge news for many electronic artists and rappers, obviously. But ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014
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    January 27, 2014

    Neko Case at House of Blues, 1/26/2014

    Neko Case, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down House of Blues January 26, 2014 Her fans from other parts of the country will have to have to ask Neko Case what a "Houston Grammy" is sometime. Hopefully she'll remember that one herself. According to the rangy singer, who is arguably as well-known for her ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Dear Grammys, We Can Be Friends Again

    Hey there, Grammys -- remember when we broke up with you last year? Well, it seems we've made a mistake. We take it all back. We are back on professionally. So LL Cool J hosted again last night, same as last year, and it turns out he's still boring. But here's the thing: we can still forgive your i ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    10 Silly Predictions For Sunday's Grammy Awards

    This Sunday the music business will celebrate its equivalent of Oscar night when the 56th annual Grammy Awards are handed out at L.A.'s Staples Center. Basically it combines two high-school traditions, the prom and the talent show, but the Grammys are always worth watching -- if nothing else, the ou ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014
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    January 16, 2014
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    February 11, 2013

    Dear Grammys, I'm Breaking Up With You

    Dear Stupid Grammys, I have a bone to pick with you. I sat through Taylor Swift's uninspired opening act while she half-sung/half-yodeled at a guy on a spinning bullseye. It was complete with an insulting and transparent Alice in Wonderland costume ripoff (which I'm not getting, by the way... is s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Way to Suck All the Fun Out of the Grammys, New CBS Dress Code

    With CBS still smarting from its bungling of the Super Bowl XLVII blackout coverage and a (supposed) Beyonce halftime nip-slip, earlier this week the network's Program Practices wing released wardrobe guidelines for Grammy Awards attendees. With the awards show happening this coming Sunday evening ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    Abandon All Hope: Your Guide to the 2013 Grammy Award Underdogs

    There are certain truths we all accept about the Grammy awards, including but not limited to: no matter how many times she's won Taylor Swift will always make that "ohmygod people like me?!?!?!" face; that NARAS president Neil Portnow will show up to make a speech that no one will remember; someone ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Lightnin' Hopkins Finally Wins a Grammy

    It took the Texas Historical Society long enough to appropriately recognize Houston bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins, but not as long as the Grammys. As part of the run-up to Sunday night's 55th annual Grammy Awards, its governing body the Recording Academy announced that Hopkins, who died in 1982, will ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Grammy Snubbed: Should We Really Feel Bad for Justin Bieber and Grizzly Bear?

    You may have heard that the Grammy nominations were released this past week. It has some great choices from the committee, surprisingly enough. You've got nominations for extremely deserving artists such as Fiona Apple, Frank Ocean, Bjork, and Tom Waits. Even the Album of the Year award is a competi ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    10 Surprising Things About This Year's Grammy Nominations

    This year music has been dominated by viral pop like "Call Me Maybe" and "Gangnam Style," songs that initially became "hits" from outside the music business' traditional delivery system, usually YouTube. Thursday, the Grammys recognized that by nominating "Maybe," by 17-year-old Justin Bieber proteg ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Jan Hammer and the Top 10 TV Theme Songs of the '80s

    Not a lot of television shows win multiple Grammys. Then again, not a lot of television shows ever sounded (or looked) like Miami Vice. The cutting-edge series perfectly captured the pastel zeitgeist of its time when it debuted in 1984, influencing film, fashion, design and music in a way that few T ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012
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    September 24, 2012

    Top 5 Reasons Bon Iver Is the Clown Prince of Hipster Doofuses

    Who is Bon Iver? The name originally referred to a band, I guess in the same way Nine Inch Nails referred to a "band," but since hitting it big, it's mostly just a nickname for frontman and songwriter Justin Vernon, who, depending on who you ask, may either be Jesus or the antichrist. Consulting my ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    April 26, 2012

    Unscripted: Top 10 Actor/Musician Collaborations

    Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson have been hanging out a lot lately. The actor joined the antichrist onstage a couple of weeks ago at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in L.A., and played guitar on "Sweet Dreams" and "Beautiful People." Depp also collaborated with Manson on a cover of Carly Simon' ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012
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    February 13, 2012

    The Beats Go On As Grammys Take Care Of Their Own

    Hands up, everyone who is surprised.​The Grammy Awards on CBS Sunday night could have easily turned into a wake - or worse, a funeral. After Whitney Houston's death Saturday, the mood was appropriately somber until a dance party broke out, or perhaps a coming-out party for dance music. Foreve ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    We Tell You Who Will Win Grammys So You Don't Have To Watch Them

    SPOILER ALERT​The best thing about the annual Grammy nominations and awards shows is the clamor of anger that rises up when the mere mention of the event even comes up. Immediately people begin calling it a travesty, trotting out all the people who have been snubbed -- Jethro Tull beats Metall ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Happy Birthday To Dolly Parton, The Backwoods Barbie!

    She's an eight-time Grammy award winning musician, an Oscar nominated actress, theme-park owner and today, she's the birthday girl, turning 66. I mean, obviously not all of her is 66 as she has proudly stated "If I see something sagging, bagging and dragging, I'm going to nip it, tuck it, and suck i ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011

    Grammy Sham: Americana Artist Gets Nominated Through the Web

    The subtle front page of Chorney's website.​As if the Grammys didn't have enough credibility issues, NARAS, the organization that controls the process, has left a loophole large enough for a complete unknown to manipulate her way onto the final ballot in the Americana category. The news broke ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Five Curiosities from the Grammy Nominations List

    The Grammy nominations were officially presented last night. Not surprisingly, Adele, who is considered a front runner in nearly every category she is nominated in, cleaned up with six nominations for her album 21, but was beaten out by Kanye West who had seven, though curiously not among them a nod ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    Grammys Wrap Nominations, Performances Into Live Show Tonight

    In this week's edition of "no one cares so do whatever you want," the Grammy's will be announcing nominations tonight for their annual awards presented in February. Normally, a simple press conference would suffice, but NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) thinks it would be a goo ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Grammy Nomination Fantasies

    ​Once again all the Grammy nomination razzamatazz has fired up, with local label ZenHill Records of course leading the charge with its recent press release, "ZenHill Artists on the Long List for a Grammy." One of our editors took a couple of incoming email shots from a so-called "reporte ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Top 20 Throwback TV Theme Songs Part 1

    ​We grew up on television. Whether it was Saturday morning cartoons, afternoon re-runs, Sunday Disney and Wild Kingdom or Thursday night "must see" TV, we saw it. We noticed that on November 2, 1985, the Miami Vice soundtrack went to number one on the Billboard charts where it would stay for ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    Chicken Fried

    The Zac Brown Band takes a laid-back, well-fed path to country stardom.

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    March 21, 2011

    RIP Pinetop Perkins: Blues Legend Dead At 97

    Ralph Mooney, former Waylon Jennings steel guitarist, also dies Steve Azzato/pinetopperkins.com​Legendary multi-Grammy-winning blues pianist Pinetop Perkins has died at his home in Austin, according to his Web site. Perkins, who was part of Muddy Waters' band for years, was 97. No cause of ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Friday Night: Lady Antebellum At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Marco Torres​Lady Antebellum Reliant Stadium March 11, 2011 Less than a month after winning five Grammys, Lady Antebellum made their way to Houston for another stint at the Rodeo. Having been forced to listen to "Need You Now" countless times over the past year - half a dozen times ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011
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    December 30, 2010

    Things We Never, Ever Want To Hear Again

    ​Editor's Pick: Vampire Weekend's "Holiday." Everything I hate about indie rock (cloying, fey, highly irritating) and car commercials (they're car commercials) in about 15 seconds.. Repeated seven or eight times a fucking hour. Marc Brubaker: "Check us out on Twitter!" or anything else Twitt ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Top Ten Dining Etiquette Tips to Slow Your Devolution into a Caveman

    vastaYes, you CAN figure this out. ​Humans seem to have lost their manners as we have journeyed from the '90s grunge era through the reality TV of the '00s to the present. I understand that you probably learned table manners from that one part of Point of No Return when Anne Bancroft schools ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    July 2, 2010

    When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Pop Princess Edition

    MB Pictures/ Rex Features​Dave Chapelle teaches us that the art of "keeping it real" may sometimes go awry. According to urbandictionary.com, this occurs when "in the act of keeping it real, the outcome is unexpected and usually has a negative effect on the individual who decided to keep it re ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Suicide Notes Movie Sneak Peek Party

    So, the deal is I'll be dead but really famous?

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    November 23, 2009

    For Your Entertainment? Nice Try, Adam Lambert, But These Music-Awards Moments Were Even Creepier

    ​The best news that Jennifer Lopez could possibly have heard this morning was that America is still more interested in clucking about public displays of gayness than in pointing and laughing when a diva falls on her ass. We imagine there's already one of those jumbo-sized Harry & David fruit b ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Dear Local Musicians, Grammy Consideration Is Not the Same Thing As Grammy Nominations

    Ah, here we go again with local artists trumpeting "Grammy nominations." The latest is Atascocita-grown country singer Susan Hickman, who seems to fancy herself as a Miranda Lambert/Martina McBride type. We stumbled across Hickman accidentally through MySpace's "Status Updates," and our eye was imm ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009
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    January 8, 2009

    Grammy Day at U of H Until 5

    Paul Wall: Also available for oral-hygeine advice. Today at the UH Main Campus on Cullen, The Recording Academy and the Grammys are putting on a Career Day for students in the college's music department. The Grammys hold these workshops around the country for students looking to take the leap into t ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    The pAper chAse

    Grammy-nominated music producer fronts sinister Dallas rock quartet

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    August 28, 2008

    Gipsy Kings

    The Roma musicians bring their flamenco-pop to CWMP

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    April 24, 2008

    Itzhak Perlman

    The award-winning violinist performs works by Bach, Strauss and Schumann

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    March 6, 2008

    Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

    ‘90s hip-hoppers return to tha stage

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    October 18, 2007

    Mavis Staples

    The Solid Blues show is solid gold

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    April 20, 2006
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    March 24, 2005

    Los Super 7

    Heard It on the X

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    February 24, 2005

    Last Night at the Alamo

    A Grammy party at a local theater turns into quiz night down at the local pub

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