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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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Grammys night was huge for Bruno Mars, who won three out of the four major categories (the fourth is best new artist), for "24K Magic" and "That's How I Like It." But Jay-Z, who was up for eight awards, was shut out. James Corden hosted the 60th Grammy Awards from Madison Square Garden in New York -- the show's first return to New York in 15 years. The Grammys included a very emotional performances by Kesha and Logic, while Kendrick Lamar opened the show with a political set. The star-studded lineup of performers also included Bruno Mars, Cardi B, SZA, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, U2, Sam Smith and more.

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The Elbphilharmonie, a concert hall in Hamburg encased in glass and set upon a giant brick warehouse, is surrounded on three sides by the waters of the city’s bustling harbor. Designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog and de Meuron, the building cost about $850 million, took more than a decade to design and build, and was for a long time cited as a joke — a dark joke — among Germans who fretted that the project had become an albatross: unbuildable, over budget, and wildly out of proportion to what the sensible people of this mercantile city wanted or needed.

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It was a hot one in Las Vegas on Sunday, but not as hot as the chart-topping artist's who turned up to Sin City's T-Mobile Arena for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.  Drake led the night on most wins heading into the show, needing only three more during the broadcast to take home the most Billboard Awards ever in a single year by one artist.

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Mr. Dylan, 75, is the first musician to win the award, and his selection on Thursday is perhaps the most radical choice in a history stretching back to 1901. In choosing a popular musician for the literary world’s highest honor, the Swedish Academy, which awards the prize, dramatically redefined the boundaries of literature, setting off a debate about whether song lyrics have the same artistic value as poetry or novels.

The 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, New York has been considered as the greates Rock Concert of all. The promotional message included a  white dove sits on a guitar handle above the tagline, '3 DAYS of PEACE & MUSIC.' A schedule with the names of the performers, including Joan Baez, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and Jimi Hendrix appears on the bottom left hand side.

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The original venue plan was Woodstock, New York. After local residents quickly shot down that idea and another possible location was identified in Saugerties, New York. After much pushback, promoters found a farm owner named Max Yasgur who accepted $10,000 to let them have a "small" festival on his 300 acre property.