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A kinder, gentler Kanye West at the Grammys? Nevermind

Early in Sunday night’s Grammy telecast, we we observed that, despite the jokes about Kimye and North West, marriage seemed to have calmed Kanye West down. He seemed to be more of a colleague and less of a rabble-rouser. The … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga: Is she an artist?

Also: Lexington’s Scott Hoffman comes back to Kentucky with Lady G’s opening act, Scissor Sisters. Read criticism of pop star Lady Gaga and you will see words like baffling, bizarre, tasteless, offensive and wacky. The words also are often associated with … Continue reading

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Review: Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum at Rupp Arena

The rap on country music is that it’s forgotten where it came from. It has left its heroes behind, all sounds like 1970s rock now and boots out established stars for the latest pretty young thing at the drop of … Continue reading

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The Grammys 2010: trying too hard

In one way, the Grammy Awards clearly got it: People don’t tune into the Grammy Awards for awards. They want to see the performances. And in the last few years, they’ve made the show a must see with performances like … Continue reading

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Wanna get to the Grammys? You have to get on the record

Aspiring music stars will watch the Grammy Awards on Sunday night dreaming of someday being on that stage like Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne and Green Day. If they are going to get there, at some point they have to stop … Continue reading

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Tobymac takes the lead in Christian pop

Outsider has been a familiar role for Tobymac. As a student at Liberty University, he would get into trouble for his appearance, sporting hip hop fashion at the conservative school. In dc talk, he was the rap guy, introducing sounds … Continue reading

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2009 Grammy Concert . . . uh . . . Awards

So, what if they had an awards ceremony and didn’t hand out any awards? OK, the Grammy Awards didn’t go quite that far. But there were vast expanses of airtime last night in which we did not see any little … Continue reading

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