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Hair, Harry Connick, Jr. Liza Minnelli, et al. Nominated for Grammy Awards

The Grammy Award nominations were announced on Wednesday, December 2. The ceremony will take place on January 31 in Los Angeles.

The nominees for Best Show Album are the Broadway revivals of Hair and West Side Story, along with 9 to 5, Shrek the Musical, and the 30th Anniversary production of Ain't Misbehavin'.

Liza Minnelli's Liza's at the Palace CD was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Album alongside Tony Bennett's A Swinging Christmas, Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden, Harry Connick Jr.'s Your Songs, and Willie Nelson's American Classic.

Tony Award winner Heather Headley was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album for Audience of One and Best Gospel Performance for "Jesus Is Love," while Tony winner David Hyde Pierce is nominated for Best Spoken Word Children's Album for The Phantom Tollbooth.

Other notable nominees include Beyonce Knowles, Madonna, Green Day, Jamie Foxx, Jay-Z, Mos Def, Kurt Elling, Tierney Sutton, Steve Martin, Alfre Woodard, Edward Asner, Spinal Tap, Dean Pitchford, Carrie Fisher, Richard Dreyfuss, Davd Strathairn, Kathy Griffin, Renee Fleming, Susan Graham, and the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.

For more information, visit www.grammy. com

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