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Grammys 2014

Who Shot Ya: Top 10 Most Sampled Jazz Artists of All Time via WhoSampled, From Nina Simone and Erykah Badu to Biggie and Snoop

Who Shot Ya: Top 10 Most Sampled Jazz Artists of All Time via WhoSampled, From Nina Simone and Erykah Badu to Biggie and Snoop >>

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.

Little Lord Fauntleroy: Rufus Wainwright Talks Coming Out, Family Life, Miley Cyrus and the "Spiritual Experience" of Opera >>

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.

Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Reunite to Score New David Fincher Movie 'Gone Girl' >>

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.

Macklemore, Roomful of Teeth Grammys Remind the Music Industry that Indie Artists are Contenders >>

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.

Steppin' Out: Eight-Time Grammy Winner Herb Alpert Earns Another for Best Pop Instrumental Album >>

Now, we take a moment to honor the ingenious multi-award-winning Herb Alpert and his most recent Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

WATCH: Metallica and Lang Lang Dominate All Other Grammy Performers with "One" >>

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.

LISTEN: Spike Jonze and Arcade Fire's Oscar 2014 Nominee 'her' Soundtrack Contends for Best Original Score >>

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.

Pick 'Em: Terri Lyne Carrington's 'Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue' for Best Instrumental Jazz Album Grammy >>

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.

Contemporary Music Super-Group eighth blackbird Performs 'Still In Motion' at The Kitchen in February >>

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.

After Lang Lang Takes Grammys with Metallica, Sony Classical Releasing 'Happy Chinese New Years' EP >>

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.

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