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SHOW BITS: The Grammys before the Grammys
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Show Bits brings you the 55th annual Grammy Awards through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.
QUICKQUOTE: FLORENCE WELCH
"I have to keep brushing mine down." _ Florence Welch on the green sequins on her Grammy Awards dress.
_ Anthony McCartney _ http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP
DRESSING ROOM MATES
Kelly Clarkson is in good company backstage at the Grammys.
The original "American Idol" champion, who's performing at Sunday's ceremony, posted a photo to Instagram of her dressing room door, which featured the names of her roommates: Alicia Keys and Miranda Lambert.
"Our dressing room rules!" wrote the "Stronger" singer.
Clarkson later uploaded photos of her glam squad curling her hair, as well as a close-up of her glittery custom nail polish.
"Should we call it `Stronger'?" she asked.
_ Derrik J. Lang _ Twitter: http://twitter.com/derrikjlang
QUICKQUOTE: FRANK OCEAN
"It would mean my name changes in the press forever." _ Frank Ocean, speaking on the red carpet about what winning a Grammy would mean to him.
_ Nekesa Mumbi Moody _ http://www.twitter.com
QUICKQUOTE: JOHN PAUL WHITE
"I think it's appropriate that Taylor thanks us. We've been carrying her for a while and it's getting a little tiring," John Paul White of the Civil Wars, who won a Grammy for the song "Safe & Sound" from "The Hunger Games," which he co-wrote with Taylor Swift.
_ Sandy Cohen _ Twitter http://www twitter.com/apsandy
ESPERANZA SPALDING LEARNED LESSON WELL
Last year's best new artist, Esperanza Spalding, is back winning Grammys again this year _ with a little help from the music teacher who began training her when she was 8.
The jazz star and her teacher, Thara Memory, claimed the award for best instrumental arrangements accompanying vocalist(s) for "City of Roses" at Sunday's Grammy pre-telecast.
Spalding escorted Memory to the stage to accept the award and was moved when speaking about their student-teacher relationship. She also noted the "City of Roses" composition features some of Memory's 16-year-old students.
Spalding also won a Grammy Sunday for best jazz vocal album for "Radio Music Society."
_ Mesfin Fekadu _ Twitter http://twitter.com/MusicMesfin
EDITOR'S NOTE: Show Bits brings you the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.
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