Offa Rex, Randy Newman, "Lulu" Nominated for Grammy Awards

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Congratulations to Offa Rex, Randy Newman, and the Metropolitan Opera on their Grammy Award nominations: The Queen of Hearts (Best Folk Album), "Putin" (Best Arrangement), and Berg's Lulu (Best Opera Recording), respectively. The 60th Grammy Awards will take place at NYC's Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 28, 2018, broadcast live on CBS.

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Congratulations to Offa Rex, Randy Newman, and the Metropolitan Opera on their nominations for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

Offa Rex, an adventurous project featuring English singer/multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney and The Decemberists, has been nominated for Best Folk Album for their debut album, The Queen of Hearts. Produced and recorded by Tucker Martine (Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Neko Case) and Colin Meloy at Martine’s studio in Portland, OR, the album draws largely on traditional English-Irish-Scottish repertoire to create a transatlantic musical conversation that flirts with psychedelia and folk rock while maintaining its own inimitable identity. NPR calls it "a match made in folk-rock heaven."

Randy Newman's song "Putin" has been nominated for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals. The song is featured on Dark Matter, Newman's first album of new material in nine years. Produced by long-time Newman collaborators Mitchell Froom, Lenny Waronker, and David Boucher, the album includes songs about Vladimir Putin, the Kennedy brothers, Sonny Boy Williamson, science vs. religion, love and loss, and more. NPR says Newman "remains first and foremost a craftsman of song, capable of telling ordinary stories in ways no one quite has before." The AP says Newman "is still at the top of his game."

The Metropolitan Opera's performance of Alban Berg's Lulu has been nominated for Best Opera Recording. Nonesuch released the same performance on a Blu-ray and DVD together in one package. The Met's production, directed by acclaimed South African visual artist William Kentridge, premiered in 2015 and starred Marlis Petersen in her final performances as Lulu, a role she has made "hers and almost hers alone" (Opera News). The performance was recorded and broadcast live in movie theaters around the world as part of The Met: Live in HD. "A stunning and searing production," exclaims the New York Times.

The 60th Grammy Awards will take place at New York City's Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The telecast will be broadcast live on CBS at a new time: 7:30–11pm ET and 4:30–8pm PT. For more information, including a complete list of nominees, visit grammy.com.

To pick up a copy of any of these nominated Nonesuch albums, head to the Nonesuch Store now.

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Grammy Award Nominees 2018: Offa Rex, Randy Newman, Lulu
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    Offa Rex, Randy Newman, "Lulu" Nominated for Grammy Awards

    Congratulations to Offa Rex, Randy Newman, and the Metropolitan Opera on their nominations for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

    Offa Rex, an adventurous project featuring English singer/multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney and The Decemberists, has been nominated for Best Folk Album for their debut album, The Queen of Hearts. Produced and recorded by Tucker Martine (Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Neko Case) and Colin Meloy at Martine’s studio in Portland, OR, the album draws largely on traditional English-Irish-Scottish repertoire to create a transatlantic musical conversation that flirts with psychedelia and folk rock while maintaining its own inimitable identity. NPR calls it "a match made in folk-rock heaven."

    Randy Newman's song "Putin" has been nominated for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals. The song is featured on Dark Matter, Newman's first album of new material in nine years. Produced by long-time Newman collaborators Mitchell Froom, Lenny Waronker, and David Boucher, the album includes songs about Vladimir Putin, the Kennedy brothers, Sonny Boy Williamson, science vs. religion, love and loss, and more. NPR says Newman "remains first and foremost a craftsman of song, capable of telling ordinary stories in ways no one quite has before." The AP says Newman "is still at the top of his game."

    The Metropolitan Opera's performance of Alban Berg's Lulu has been nominated for Best Opera Recording. Nonesuch released the same performance on a Blu-ray and DVD together in one package. The Met's production, directed by acclaimed South African visual artist William Kentridge, premiered in 2015 and starred Marlis Petersen in her final performances as Lulu, a role she has made "hers and almost hers alone" (Opera News). The performance was recorded and broadcast live in movie theaters around the world as part of The Met: Live in HD. "A stunning and searing production," exclaims the New York Times.

    The 60th Grammy Awards will take place at New York City's Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The telecast will be broadcast live on CBS at a new time: 7:30–11pm ET and 4:30–8pm PT. For more information, including a complete list of nominees, visit grammy.com.

    To pick up a copy of any of these nominated Nonesuch albums, head to the Nonesuch Store now.

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