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Commentary: Young and Old at the Grammys

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Commentary: Young and Old at the Grammys

Commentary: Young and Old at the Grammys

Commentary: Young and Old at the Grammys

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Sting, Elton John and James Taylor. Ashanti, Avril Lavigne and Vanessa Carlton. Why are this year's Grammy nominees dominated by old men and young women? Washington Post music critic David Segal says the 13,000 members of the Grammy Academy are swayed by two potent forces: sales figures and nostalgia.

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