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Grammy Awards Coming Back To Big Apple


GARDEN NEXT YEAR. CBS2’S ELISE FINCH HAS REACTION FROM NEW YORKERS. Reporter: SUPERSTAR MUSICIANS, LEGENDARY PERFORMANCES AND ONCE IN A LIFETIME COLLABORATIONS, THOSE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE THINGS THAT MAKE THE GRAMMY AWARDS A MUST SEE VIEWING EVENT EACH YEAR. AND IN JANUARY 2018 AFTER MORE THAN A DECADE, NEW YORK CITY WILL ONCE AGAIN HOST THE SHOW. CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW YORK. I LOVE IT’S COMING BACK TO NEW YORK. IT’S FLY. IT’S A MECCA FOR ART AND MUSIC IN GENERAL. SO IT MAKES SENSE TO ME THEY WOULD HAVE IT HERE. Reporter: CBS CORPORATION IN COLLABORATION WITH THE RECORDING ACADEMY, MAYOR DE BLASIO’S OFFICE AND MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ANNOUNCED GRAMMY’S RETURN TO NEW YORK IN A JOINT STATEMENT. LESLIE MOONVES, CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF CBS SAID IT IS EXCITING THAT MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT WILL BE HOSTED BY THE COUNTRY’S MOST ICONIC CITY FROM HISTORIC MADISON SQUARE GARDEN AND BROADCAST ON AMERICA’S MOST WATCHED NETWORK. IN HONOR OF THE NEWS, QUINTESSENTIAL NEW YORKER SPIKE LEE MADE A SHORT FILM WHERE MUSICIANS FROM MULTIPLE GENRES PAY TRIBUTE TO THE NEW YORK MUSIC SCENE. BECOMING THE MECCA FOR PUNK. Reporter: PEOPLE WE SPOKE TO SAY THE GAMMIES NEVER SHOULD HAVE LEFT THE BIG APPLE BECAUSE WHEN THEY THINK OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, THEY ONLY THINK OF ONE CITY AND IT’S NEW YORK. I FEEL LIKE NEW YORK IS THE HOME OF A LOT OF MUSIC. I THINK L.A. MORE OF LIKE HOLLYWOOD AND ACTING. NEW YORK IS LIKE WHERE MUSIC IS REALLY MADE. SO MANY DIFFERENT SOUNDS AND PERFORMANCES AROUND THE CITY AND I’M JUST ALWAYS IMPRESSED AND ALWAYS LEARNING SOMETHING. Reporter: THE SHOW AND ALL THE EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH IT ARE EXPECTED TO RESULT IN A $200 MILLION BOOST TO THE NEW YORK CITY ECONOMY. THE 60th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS WILL TAKE PLACE ON JANUARY 28th. ELISE FINCH, CBS2 NEWS. CBS HAS BEEN THE TELEVISION HOME FOR THE GRAMMY AWARDS FOR 53 CONSECUTIVE YEARS. SO COME JANUARY, YOU CAN WATCH THE GRAMMYS RIGHT HERE ON CBS2 AND PROBABLY HEAR IT ALL FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IF YOU’RE OUT ON THE STREET.

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