Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pre-GRAMMY® Telecast Ceremony to be Streamed Live at GRAMMY.com

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 13 from 1 – 4 p.m. PT at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will be streamed live internationally on www.grammy.com/live and www.youtube.com/thegrammys beginning at 1 p.m. PT. Well-attended by nominees and industry VIPs, the star-studded ceremony with be co-hosted by current GRAMMY nominees Bobby McFerrin and Esperanza Spalding , and will feature performances by nominees including Afro-Colombian hip hop trio ChocQuibTown, blues musician Buddy Guy , singer/songwriter Cyndi Lauper , American roots interpreter Maria Muldaur , contemporary blues artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd , trombone and trumpet player Trombone Shorty, legendary gospel singer Mavis Staples , jazz musician Kirk Whalum , and R&B singer/songwriter Betty Wright . Presenting the first GRAMMY Awards of the night in 98 categories will be current nominees Laurie Anderson , Sara Bareilles , BT, Kathy Griffin , and Wayne Wallace . The live stream of the Pre-Telecast will remain on GRAMMY.com as video on demand for 30 days following the event. Following the Pre-Telecast Ceremony, the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®'s social networks on Facebook and Twitter: www.facebook.com/thegrammys and www.twitter.com/thegrammys .

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