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Friday
Feb082013

Dr. John Joins Performance Lineup of 55th Grammy Awards Ceremony

Photo: Lisa HoulgraveDr. John has been added to the lineup of entertainers at the Grammy Awards this weekend.  The veteran New Orleans singer/songwriter will team up with modern blues-rock act The Black Keys and the Big Easy's Preservation Hall Jazz Band for a special performance at the ceremony, which airs on CBS on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.  Dr. John is nominated in the Best Blues Album category for Locked Down, which was produced by Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach.

In other news, Bonnie Raitt has been added to the list of presenters at the big event.

The 55th Grammy Awards also will boast a variety of other collaborative performances.  Among them will be a tribute to late Band singer/drummer Levon Helm featuring Elton John, Mavis Staples, Mumford & Sons, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes and country star Zac Brown.  In addition, Elton will perform a duet with young British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, and Sting will hit the stage with pop superstars Rihanna and Bruno Mars.

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