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Grammys get in tune with hip-hop and diversity for 2018 nominations

Grammys get in tune with hip-hop and diversity for 2018 nominations

November 28, 2017

By Randy Lewis Los Angeles Times (TNS) After treading cautiously through the realm of hip-hop for nearly four decades, the Recording Academy belatedly has embraced the genre wholeheartedly in its most prestigious categories for the 60th Grammy Awards, nominations for which were announced Tuesday. C...

Branford Marsalis On Youth, Age And Keeping The Fire

Branford Marsalis On Youth, Age And Keeping The Fire

February 6, 2014

Branford Marsalis on youth, age and keeping the fire By Howard Reich Chicago Tribune (MCT) CHICAGO — A few years ago, saxophonist Branford Marsalis had a problem. Jeff “Tain” Watts, the longtime drummer in Marsalis’ tightly woven quartet, was striking out to start a band of hi...

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