Could jazz music be considered the predecessor to modern hip-hop and funk form? Well, potentially, and this year even Snoop Dogg gave props to Herbie Hancock as that very forefather to the rap movement.
Yes, he's here. And he is queer. But who, save for the bigots, cares? For us, we're more concerned about his statements on opera in his latest Q&A with The Guardian.
That's a wrap! We're done for the night, the Grammys are over and we say good riddance! Now let's switch tracks for a second and check out the film front.
For the first time, 50% of the awards were given to artists on majors, and the other half to those signed either to an indie label, boutique label or a label of their own. For artists like Macklemore and his producer-cum-engineer-cum-friend Ryan Lewis and Vampire Weekend, the Grammys yielded a nominal "ton" in winnings.
Now, we take a moment to honor the ingenious multi-award-winning Herb Alpert and his most recent Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
A more touching spectacle took place during the in memoriam segment--initiated by the first few bars of Lang Lang's Tchaik--despite misspelling Corey Monteith's name and excluding other revered names.
If you need a break from the post-Grammy turpitude invading your television set, fret no more! Instead, let's discuss an Album of the Year winner and their recent endeavor on Spike Jonze's Oscar-worthy her.
In keeping up with the pre-Grammy hysteria this week, we here at Classicalite want to keep you readers abreast of only the most pertinent news. This one comes as an update (and perhaps our projected winner) to the category of Best Jazz Instrumental Album.
Three-time Grammy-winning contemporary music ensemble eighth blackbird returns with another awe-inspiring performance, Still in Motion, at one of New York City's most storied work spaces, The Kitchen.
The Grammys will play host to a new invention of orchestral thrash this year, as the deft concert pianist Lang Lang will team up with metal pioneers Metallica. This wouldn't be the first time the heavy quartet paired up for an orchestral hybrid--"Carol of the Bells" being an earlier collaboration with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.