The Grammys Have Been Postponed

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The 64th Grammy Award ceremony was supposed to take place on Jan. 31, but due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, the show has been postponed. So far, the show hasn't been rescheduled.

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Here's the official statement joint statement from CBS and the Recording Academy posted to the Grammy Awards website:

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"After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show. The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31st simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music's Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon."

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The Grammys isn't the only award show making changes, Sundance Film Festival will be completely virtual for the second year in a row. Originally, the show was going to be a hybrid of in-person and virtual events, but due to the high transmissibility of the omicron variant, it will now consist of 11 days of online programming beginning Jan. 20.

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