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What iTunes thinks you should have in your music collection

13, 2013

Watching the Grammy Awards broadcast does two things for me. It inspires me to delve further into music and musicians I may or may not know, while also helping me avoid those which are a waste of my time.

Changes Coming to the Grammys, How Will They Affect Classical?

Esperanza Spalding sings and plays bass.
Jazz artist Esperanza Spalding performs at a concert in Italy in 2009. Spalding won this year's Best New Artist Grammy.
7, 2011

The Grammy Awards is pairing down their categories, putting everybody in the same contest for “Best” (… Album, Artist). What does this mean for classical music?

Jazz Musician Esperanza Spalding Wins Best New Artist Grammy

Esperanza Spalding sings and plays base.
Esperanza Spalding sings and plays bass at the Veneto Jazz Festival 2009.
15, 2011

2010 Grammy award for Best New Artist stunned many observers because it didn’t go to crowd-favorite Justin Bieber. The Grammy instead went to jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding, the first jazz artist to ever win the award.