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The 2013 Grammys Recap
Atlantic, by Esther Zuckerman

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/11/2013 5:42:33 AM

Though no artist swept like Adele did last year, this year´s Grammy show was a good one awards-wise for Mumford & Sons, fun., and Frank Ocean, who all took home prizes. Prince showed up and gave Record of the Year to Gotye and Kimbra. As for performances: Justin Timberlake turned our televisions into a real-life Instagram, Carrie Underwood wore a magical dress, and Bruno Mars joined with Sting, Rihanna, and Ziggy Marley. Taylor Swift seemed to be enjoying herself the entire time. The winners are here, and you can re-live the entire night (with GIFs) below.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 2/11/2013 6:00:40 AM     (No. 9169600)

Grammys are a waste of time, I don´t think anyone watches them anymore.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hhfi2, 2/11/2013 6:22:47 AM     (No. 9169616)

I watched them at an official Grammy-watching party because my wife is a voting member (but had NOTHING to do with the nominations!) Party was a lot more fun than the show. Some really good performances, like Elton John, Mavis Staples and the chick from Alabama Shakes saluting Levon Helm. But also a lot of crappola, like Frank Ocean, easily one of the worst, most amateurish things I´ve ever seen in an allegedly professional show.

And there was too much time devoted to rock/pop/hip-hop/and "country" that sounded exactly like the rock/pop with a slight twang to it. The Grammys used to include jazz, classical, bluegrass, standards and other forms of music. No more. About 90 seconds of "Take Five" was all the jazz we heard, and if Dave Brubeck hadn´t died, we probably wouldn´t have even heard that.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: wyoyo, 2/11/2013 6:24:51 AM     (No. 9169618)

Who cares?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Judith, 2/11/2013 7:41:22 AM     (No. 9169717)

2012 Westminster dog show was on (lead in to tommorrow´s dog show)and downtown abbey was on. No more pat-myself-on-the-shoulder-stuff for me.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: athina, 2/11/2013 10:38:00 AM     (No. 9170050)

I actually found myself enjoying the musical performance a lot. Don´t know who Frank Ocean is and was not impressed with anything he did. Loved the Levon Helms tribute. Loved the Lumineres. Lots of good music.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/11/2013 9:02:54 PM     (No. 9171103)

I haven´t been able to watch the Grammys for about 30+ years. And I used to dream of winning one!!! It is all a joke. No such thing as real music anymore.

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