Wednesday, Feb. 25 may be the start of
for millions of Christians around the world, but true literati know that the date belongs to the
. So, in true
style, check out the winners in some of this year's categories.
P.S. -- For those of you who love pancakes, check out these
Best Musical Show
Los Angeles Times
reports that a "board member of the group that sponsors the Grammys has called for a review. And a former academy employee says a complaint was lodged with the
Best Compos(t)ing and Arranging
And the winner is ... The
shocked shareholders yesterday by reporting a loss of more than $1 billion for the fourth quarter of last year and erasing almost $1 billion of profits since 1992.
Best Hard Rock Performance
And the winner is... The
has started legal action against
Prime Resources Group
Best Blues Performance by a Male
two-part harmony of threats of deflation imported from Asia and inflation due to the low unemployment.
Best Performance by a Female
reports on women breaking the "glass ceiling."
Best World Music Performance
It's a tie! The
South China Morning Post
reports that Hong Kong's financial secretary is acting the diva now that
Moody's Investors Service
has changed its ratings outlook on the debt-raising subsidiaries of
Sun Hung Kai Properties
from stable to negative. And the
reports that the French broadcasting authority will punish a radio station for playing too much foreign music.
Best Spoken-Word Performance
South China Morning Post
reports that "a three-year-old boy whose inability to speak without shouting has driven his family -- with the exception of a hard-of-hearing grandmother -- to despair."
Best Classical Performance
The winner is always,
. In the
Best Latin Performance
reports that Mexico is ready to take on Asia for world markets.
Caribbean nations are being accused of being slow to respond to trade proposals. Also in the
Best Children's Performance
Marks and Spencer's
libel case, in which exploitation of cheap child labor at a North African clothes factory is alleged.
reports that "lemmings do not throw themselves from cliffs in acts of mass suicide."
Best Country Performance
Dallas Morning News
reports that "farmers see seeds of Asia crisis in crop prices."
Alternative energy, that is. The
reports that construction group
will sell most of its wind energy business to Denmark-based
Best New Age Performance
If it's crunchy, it must be granola. The
Ben & Jerry's Homemade
has rejected a purchase offer from
Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream
, its largest distributor.