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Grammys 2013: Pre-telecast to stream live from Nokia Theatre

February 05, 2013|By Gerrick D. Kennedy
  • Kaskade is among the presenters scheduled to dole out awards at the Grammys' pre-telecast show Sunday.
Kaskade is among the presenters scheduled to dole out awards at the Grammys'… (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles…)

Planning on tuning into the Grammys on Sunday to see what on earth a collaboration featuring Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Sting will look like? Or perhaps how Justin Timberlake’s return to the stage will shape up? Or maybe even who will walk away with album of the year?

Who are we kidding? Of course you will. But, will you join the Grammy party four hours before all that to watch the awards and performances that won’t be part of the big show? For those of you attuned to awards in categories such as album notes, jazz and recording packaging, this is the show to watch.

This year, the pre-telecast has moved from the Los Angeles Convention Center to the Nokia Theatre where it will be streamed live online through the Grammys and CBS.

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The ceremony will be hosted by actor-singer-comedian David Alan Grier, who is up for a Grammy in the musical theater category for “The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess.” Current nominees Radmilla Cody, Janis Ian, Kaskade, Britt Nicole and Manuel Valera will be also among presenters who will dole out awards in 70 categories.

The ceremony will feature performances from current nominees Krishna Das, Eighth Blackbird, John Fullbright, Hugh Masekela, Tyrese and Elle Varner.

CBS will broadcast the Grammys live from Staples Center on Sunday, except on the West Coast, where they will begin at 8 p.m. Pacific Time.

The live stream of the pre-telecast will remain on as video on demand for 30 days after the event.

Gerrick Kennedy


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