Latin Musicians Sue Over Grammy Eliminations
Date: Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 17:37:19 UTC

A group of Latin jazz musicians, angry that their genre was eliminated as a Grammy Award category, have sued the organization behind the awards to get their prize reinstated. The suit, against the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, was filed on Monday in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan by four musicians who have been vocal critics of the recording academy's decision, announced on April 6, to eliminate 31 of its 108 categories, including Latin jazz. The musicians are Bobby Sanabria, Ben Lapidus, Mark Levine and Eugene Marlow, and the suit identifies all four as members of the academy. Complete Article

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