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Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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Music’s Biggest Night

February 13, 2013 - David Dye spends some time with this year’s top Grammy nominees. Nicknamed “Music’s Biggest Night”, the 55th annual Grammy Awards take place Sunday, February 10th. A Grammy is truly a peer honor, not based on record sales, but on the discretion of the members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
Goyte, with his unusual sounding hit duet “Somebody That I Used to Know”, is up for three awards including Record of the Year. He talks about creating the song that made him famous. The Black Keys are up for 5 Awards, including both Record and Album of the Year, plus Dan Auerbach has been nominated for his production work. He and drummer Patrick Carney reveal what they really think about on stage. Fun are up for a number of awards at this year’s Grammy’s- six in total. The three piece their debut in 2009 and their second album Some Nights in February 2012. They had great success with the single "We Were Young," which featured Janelle Monae. It was nominated for both Record and Song of the Year. The band is also up for Best New Artist and Album of the Year. They discuss “We Are Young” and play a acoustic version live. To close out the Grammy-centric show are two more Best New Artist nominees: The Alabama Shakes and The Lumineers.