Axed musicians to protest outside Grammy Awards show


Musician Paul Simon performs onstage at the Ramat Gan Stadium near Tel AvivLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Angry musicians will protest outside Sunday’s Grammy Awards ceremony over a decision to cut 31 ethnic and minority musical categories from the music industry’s top awards. Organizers said on Wednesday they hoped dozens of music artists and fans of Latin jazz, gospel and blues music would join in the demonstration, and attend an alternative concert. …

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