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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Grammy Awards Protest Planned By Musicians During Sunday's Show

By Justino Aguila, Los Angeles

In an ongoing effort to reinstate 31 categories that were eliminated from the Grammy Awards, musicians are planning a protest and a musical showcase on the same day as 54th installment of the awards show on Feb. 12, according to a spokesman for the recording artists who filed a lawsuit last year against the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).
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The protests, mostly by Latin jazz musicians and their supporters, are scheduled to take place in Los Angeles outside the Staples Center from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Artists, community leaders and music fans will gather at the corner of Figueroa Street and Pico Boulevard, according to a spokesperson for Grammy Watch Group Los Angeles, a coalition of musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and New York. 

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