We’re on tenterhooks this morning, waiting for an announcement from The Recording Academy.
As you know, the Grammy Awards were supposed to take place on Monday, January 31st in Los Angeles. They would have been preceded over that weekend by the Musicares Person of the Year dinner honoring Joni Mitchell, and Clive Davis’s all-star Grammy pre-dinner party.
But COVID wrecked all that. Los Angeles is seeing its highest rates of infection in a year. The Staples Center would be a petrie dish, ditto the LA Convention Center. So the weekend was postponed.
Now we wait this morning for a new date. All signs from reports point to April 3rd, in Las Vegas, maybe the from the MGM Grand Hotel. That would certainly be a change of pace for everyone involved, but being flexible is the key to survival here. Harvey Mason and his leadership are making all the right, cautious moves at the Academy. But all those Recording Academy people in Vegas? The mind boggles!