The Grammy Awards
Feb 9, 2006 — All year long, NPR features the best of contemporary music with interviews, performances and profiles. In celebration of the 48th Grammy Awards, a look at selected winners who were featured in the past year on NPR shows.
Feb 9, 2006 — William Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and of Experience won the Grammys for best classical album, choral performance, and classical contemporary composition at Wednesday's awards ceremony. Other awards went to the London Symphony and singer Thomas Quasthoff.
Feb 8, 2006 — Wednesday night brought a new crop of Grammy winners, as musicians from Kanye West to Robert Plant vied for the annual awards. To look at the nominations, we speak with David Browne, music reporter for Entertainment Weekly.
Feb 8, 2006 — American soprano Jessye Norman will become the fourth opera singer tonight to win a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammys. She joins NPR's Fred Child to talk about what the award means to her and to pick a favorite from her lifetime catalogue of recordings.
Feb 8, 2006 — The music industry's stars will gather in Los Angeles Wednesday night for the 48th annual Grammy Awards. Music reviewer Tom Manoff shares his favorites among the classical music nominees.
Feb 4, 2006 — A handful of indie labels are preserving the recorded legacy of original cast albums, at a time when the major labels are doing fewer and fewer of them. The work has not gone unnoticed at the Grammys this year, where several indie-produced albums are nominated.
Feb 2, 2006 — NPR reviewer Tom Moon looks at the nominees in the top categories for this year's Grammy Awards and finds little for music lovers but plenty for the music business. Moon says viewers should expect few if any surprises in the annual ceremony, from a list of artists who simply sold the most records.
Feb 5, 2006 — Weekend Edition Sunday music director Ned Wharton takes a look beyond Mariah and Bono at some Grammy nominated music you might not have heard. Jimmy Sturr's Shake, Rattle and Polka, anyone?
Jan 31, 2006 — It's awards season in Los Angeles — and in addition to the Golden Globes and the Oscars, there are awards being handed out to the most organized people in the region. Karen Grigsby Bates reports on awards night at the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers.
Dec 5, 2005 — Singer, songwriter Jamie Cullum has become a star by putting his mark on jazz piano. The Brit's new album, Catching Tales, is a collection of original compositions, jazz standards, and savvy covers of rock and pop classics.