David Alan Grier to Host Grammy Pre-Telecast Ceremony


David A GrierPrelude to Music’s Biggest Night ® Will Help Kick Off The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards ® and Will Feature Performances by Nominees Krishna Das, eighth blackbird, John Fullbright, Hugh Masekela, Tyrese, and Elle VarnerDavid Alan Grier, who is nominated for Best Musical Theater Album for The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess is slated to Host the Star-Studded Grammy Ceremony “” Which Once Again Will Be Streamed Live Online at GRAMMY.com “” and Radmilla Cody, Janis Ian, Jimmy Jam, Kaskade, Britt Nicole, and Manuel Valera Will Help Present Awards in Approximately 70 CategoriesThe 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards ® Pre-Telecast Ceremony will take place live for the first time at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 , from 1 ““ 3:30 p.m. PT , and will be streamed live internationally at GRAMMY.com/live and CBS.com beginning at 1 p.m. PT. Attended by nominees and industry VIPs, the star-studded ceremony with be hosted by actor/singer/comedian David Alan Grier . The Pre-Telecast will feature performances by current nominees Krishna Das , eighth blackbird, John Fullbright , Hugh Masekela , Tyrese, Elle Varner . Presenting the first GRAMMY Awards of the day in approximately 70 categories will be current nominees Radmilla Cody , Janis Ian , Kaskade, Britt Nicole , and Manuel Valera as well as five-time 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. Following the ceremony, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network from 8 ““ 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy ®’s social networks on Facebook and Twitter.


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