Awards Season

Live-Blogging The Grammy Awards

Singer Adele performs onstage during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, 2011. i i

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Singer Adele performs onstage during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, 2011.

Singer Adele performs onstage during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, 2011.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Tonight at 7:45 p.m., I'll be joined by Stephen Thompson of NPR Music, where we will live-blog the Grammy Awards.

The facts are these: Undoubtedly, the death of Whitney Houston yesterday will be much on the minds of those in attendance, and reports are that Jennifer Hudson will be performing a tribute. There are also numerous other artists to be remembered, including but not limited to Etta James, Don Cornelius and Amy Winehouse. At the same time, it will be (as it always is) a collection of performances both excellent and less so, and an opportunity to note how strange the Grammys are, which — let's face it — is and always has been the best reason to watch. Among other things, it will be Adele's first major appearance since she had surgery on her vocal cords a while back, and we're always happy to see Adele.

It's likely to be an unusual evening, mood-wise, but come and see us, by all means, and we'll hang out and watch it together.

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