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Nominee Katy Perry in a blue mood.

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Taylor Swift gets expressive.

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"Dancing With the Stars" champ and "Footloose" actress Julianne Hough.

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Adam Levine of Maroon 5 with model Anne Vyalitsyna.

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Model Mayra Veronica.

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Taylor Swift at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Steve VanZandt with guest at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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John Legend at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Lady Antebellum at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Greta Bech at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Cindy Shea and the Mariachi Divas at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Sum 41 at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Leeland at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Linda Chorney at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Royal Tailor at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Deana Carter, nominee for country song.

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Actress Carly Steel.

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Venezuela group La Vida Boheme at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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"South Park's" Trey Parker with Boogie Tillmon. Parker received a Grammy as co-creator of the Broadway hit "Book of Mormon," awarded for musical theater album.

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New age album nominee Zamora on the red carpet.

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"American Idol" Season 2 contestant Chip Days.

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Songwriter Diane Warren, whose credits include working on seven songs with Whitney Houston.

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Reggae album nominee Monty Alexander.

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Spoken word album nominee producers, from left, Dennis Scott, David Toledo, Bryan Cumming and Nathan Burbank. They worked on "Fab Fan Memories - The Beatles Bond."

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Fleet Foxes

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Hard rock/metal nominees Dream Theater.

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Country nominee Shawna Thompson of Thompson Square.

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Ledisi

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Kim Burrell

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The Band Perry

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Sasha Gradiva

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D'Manti

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Mika Newton

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Mandisa

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Aaron Rossi of Ministry

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Melanie Fiona

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Adele

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Yvette Nicole Brown

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Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band

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Charlie Wilson

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Kelly Osbourne

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Nancy O'Dell

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Booker T. Jones

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Jo Champa

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Linda Ramone

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DJ White Shadow

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Kirk Franklin

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Vince Gill

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Mumford & Sons

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Mario Lopez

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Shaggy

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Sheila Shah at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Bonnie McKee at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Sophia Grace and Rosie at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Eric Benet with guest at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

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LL Cool J with partner at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Joy Williams and John Paul White of the Civil Wars at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Heather Schmid at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Foster the People at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Giuliana Rancic at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

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Kings of Leon at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Tia Carrere at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Angelin Chang at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Fergie at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Sera at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Le'Adria Johnson at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Brooklyn Haley at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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British Hype at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Joyce DiDinato at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Joe Walsh and guest at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Corinne Bailey Rae at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Bob Seger at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Roshon Fegan at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Vaja at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Bruno Mars and the Smeezingtons at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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David Guetta and Cathy Guetta at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Rebecca Black at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Marva Kim at the 54th Grammy Awards.

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Diana Ross, lifetime achievement award recipient, with son Evan.

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Diana Krall and Elvis Costello.

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Soul/R&B singer Betty Wright.

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Actor and hip-hop recording artist Common.

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Neil Patrick Harris, of "How I Met Your Mother," dropped in as a presenter.

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MC Lyte

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Busta Rhymes

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Actress Pauley Perrette of "NCIS."

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Model Nina Senicar.

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Ice-T and and wife Coco.

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Comedian Kathy Griffin.

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Singer Kelly Rowland, a founding member of Destiny's Child.

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Weird Al Yankovic, a nominee in the comedy category.

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Lupe Fiasco with his mom.

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Nominee Rihanna took to the stage as a performer.

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Actress Kate Beckinsale, a presenter, at left; Lady Antebellum at right.

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My Morning Jacket.

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Foo Fighters make a show of solidarity.

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Maroon 5, headed inside to perform alongside the Beach Boys.

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Actress Jane Seymour.

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Electronic music producer Scrillex.

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Alicia Keys, who later performed a duet with Bonnie Raitt in tribute to Etta James, with producer Swizz Beats.

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Swedish recording artist Robyn.

Robyn's platform hiking boots.

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2 Comments

  1. February 13, 2012, 8:01 am

    That's Steve Van Zandt's wife of 30 years, Maureen. SMH

    By: SoCalGal
  2. February 13, 2012, 8:42 am

    With all of the wild garb at the Grammy Awards, I'm surprised the well respected photographers at the LA Times decided headshots would be appropriate reporting?

    By: Jarrod

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