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Friday, February 10, 2012

In a controversial move, 31 categories have been eliminated from this Sunday’s Grammy Awards ceremony. Washington Post music critic Chris Richards says even more should be eliminated.

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Chris Richards

Comments [2]

kevin from upper LS

if you keep bringing on people such as this,i'll seriously consider, taking up the practice of watching paint dry. what a jerk....

Feb. 10 2012 11:38 PM
Art from Brooklyn

What your guest fails to understand is that the fat in the Grammy's isn't in the small niche categories. Although residents of Mount Olympus may not think it a big deal who the Grammy winner for Best Native American Artist or Best Latin Jazz Artist in these worlds, obviously not his, a Grammy is a huge deal.It's a shame he thinks lke a financial 1% that these poor niche often master musicians should be happy that the Gods are thinking of their best interests, their musical and commercial health, by making them compete harder for their recognition.

Despite it;s lack of TV time. The fat is the out dated categroeis for pop music, duo performance, etc..

Trim the pop fat and also have one incredible ethnic act a year. Tingrit, Farafina, Snehasish Mazumder, Jake Shimakbouro, Blgairan fo;lk singers, Kenyan Bushmen...They'd steal the show year after year.

Feb. 10 2012 02:18 PM

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