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Grammys 2013: Mavis Staples and real feeling in Levon Helm tribute
Grammys 2013: Mavis Staples and real feeling in Levon Helm tribute

This year’s Grammys were all about pushing authenticity, and how often that’s just another kind of performance. But from the audience, two moments underlined the difference between sincerity as a kind of fashion statement, and when it’s the real thing. Just before the Denver folk-revival trio the Lumineers went on to play their chart-busting but cloying single “Ho Hey,” a production assistant felt a bit nervous about the crowd’s potential response. “OK, everyone,” he said. “I trust you because you’re in the music business, so let's practice this one first. I want you all to sing the chorus,” and prepped the audience...

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