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54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony to be hosted by Utahn Jenny Oaks Baker's competition

Published February 8, 2012 7:56 pm

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The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 2 – 4:30 p.m. MT at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will be streamed live internationally at http://www.grammy.com/live and http://www.cbs.com.

Attended by nominees and industry VIPs, the star-studded ceremony with be co-hosted by current GRAMMY nominee Dave Koz and Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter President and rapper MC Lyte.

The pre-telecast will feature performances by current nominees Kim Burrell, Le'Andria Johnson, Kelly Price, and Trin-I-Tee 5:7 in a "Ladies of Gospel" segment as well as current nominees mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singer/songwriter Steve Earle and New Orleans' Rebirth Brass Band. Presenting the first GRAMMY Awards of the night in 68 categories will be current nominees Gerald Clayton, Chick Corea, Brandon Heath, Arturo O'Farrill, OK Go, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Esperanza Spalding as well as GRAMMY-winning producer Jimmy Jam.

The live stream of the Pre-Telecast will remain on GRAMMY.com as video on demand for 30 days following the event. Co-host Koz is nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Album , the same category as Utah native and violinist Jenny Oaks Baker, so he better not get any special privileges.

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