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Tonight’s Very Special Grammy awards will feature a mass wedding (no, not that kind), with 34 couples tying the knot during Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ performance of “Same Love,” the marriage-equality anthem that’s been nominated in multiple categories.
If being wed on live television with 33 other couples — including Lewis’ sister and her boyfriend — doesn’t say “dream wedding,” the New York Times also reports that Madonna will be joining the hip-hop duo onstage, while Queen Latifah officiates.
“We’re serious about this,” producer Ken Ehrlich told the New York Times. Added Neil Portnow, the president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. “We don’t need to stoop to the level of trying to find gimmicks and sensationalistic approaches to what we do.”
But while vows will be exchanged by couples of all stripes — “gay, straight, old, young, of many races and many colors” — the network is distancing itself from making an outright show of support in favor of gay marriage. “I would not want to make a broad statement that it represents the views of the academy or the CBS television network,” Ehrlich said.
Lindsay Abrams is a staff writer at Salon, reporting on all things sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @readingirl, email firstname.lastname@example.org.More Lindsay Abrams.
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World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.