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DiDonato and Metheny Win Grammys

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Joyce DiDonato giving her acceptance speech for Best Classical Vocal Solo at yesterday's Grammy Awards.

KC natives Joyce DiDonato and Pat Metheny won Grammy awards Sunday afternoon. The awards were part of the Grammy Pre-Telecast, available on the web at

DiDonato won the Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Solo for her album Diva, Divo.

Metheny won his 19th Grammy (by my count, not confirmed) for his album “What’s It All About,” in the Best New Age Album category. This also is the fourth genre in which he’s won an award. The bulk of Metheny’s awards have been for jazz, but in addition to New Age, he’s won Grammys in rock and Americana.


Grammy Preview: “And I Love Her,” by Pat Metheny

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Guitarist Pat Metheny has won 18 Grammy Awards, the most of any Kansas City-connected artist. Metheny grew up in Lee’s Summit, Mo., a suburb in the southeast part of the metropolitan area.

On Sunday’s Grammy Awards, he’s nominated for Best New Age Album, for What’s It All About.

Here’s a track from that album, a really nice version of the Beatles’ And I Love Her.