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Minneapolis rap & soul superstar Lizzo leads the 62nd Grammy nominations with eight, including for Record and Song of the Year and Best New Artist. Others with multiple nominations include Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey and Vampire Weekend. The awards ceremony will be televised on CBS in January. Yo La Tengo's annual Hanukah concerts in New York City have inspired Verve's new collection, Hanukah Plus. Joining Yo La Tengo on the album are The Flaming Lips and HAIM, who cover a Leonard Cohen song. 


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Avant garde spoken word and performance artist Laurie Anderson has received the 2020 Vanguard Award by The Public Theater in New York City. She will perform a yearlong residency at their Joe's Pub space, starting in March. Third Man Records is co-producing a new podcast all about the early years of the White Stripes called Striped: The Story of the White Stripes, though Jack and Meg White won't lend their voices to it. And Boston's Palehound has put out a note-for-note, but pretty awesome cover of Yo La Tengo's "Autumn Sweater." Bundle up! 


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Sky Blue Sky is not just the name of a Wilco album, but a destination concert experience, set for the Mexican Riviera in January that features Sharon Van Etton, Courtney Barnett, Yo La Tengo, Kamasi Washington, Dr. Dog and more. Longtime and highly influential jazz composer/guitarist/educator Kenny Burrell and his wife are facing financial ruin and homelessness after a confluence of events have, including an accident and identity theft, have pushed them to brink. The American Music Association have announced musicians up for their Americana Honors & Awards, which will be given out at the Ryman Auditorium in September, including all female nominees for the Artist of the Year Award.