Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

LL Cool J, hosting the 54th Grammy Awards, pays tribute to Whitney Houston. The televised awards show was held Sunday at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Host LL Cool J opened the Grammy ceremony with a prayer for Whitney Houston.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Opera mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato performs during a pretelevised portion of the 54th Grammy Awards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

The Grammy stage is alight with images paying tribute to Glen Campbell.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Glen Campbell is accompanied by members of the Band Perry during the 54th Grammy Awards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

An image of Chris Martin goes psychedelic.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Rihanna and Chris Martin perform during the 54th Grammy Awards telecast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Nicki Minaj performs her song "Roman Holiday" in an elaborate number filled with religious imagery.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Nicki Minaj begins to levitate during her performance of "Roman Holiday."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Adam Levine, right, and Maroon 5 perform as part of a tribute to the Beach Boys, who also joined in the ever-growing production number.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Rihanna rocks out at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Adele gives a powerhouse performance at the Grammys, her first since her surgery.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson duet.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Katy Perry channels her ferocious anime side in a performance at the Grammys.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

The Ladies of Gospel perform at the pre-telecast ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

The Rebirth Brass Band at the pre-telecast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Foster the People, left, join with Maroon 5 for a Beach Boys tribute with Brian Wilson and the boys.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Chris Brown and dancers scale the set during their performance.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Crooner Tony Bennett is joined on stage by country songbird Carrie Underwood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Saxophonist Dave Koz gets a little jazzy during a pre-telecast portion of the ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Opera singer Joyce DiDonato sings during a pre-televised portion of the ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Bruno Mars paid tribute to the music of the '60s in a finger-snapping bit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band kick things off with "We Take Care of Our Own."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Bruce Springsteen is in the spotlight during the kickoff number for the 54th Grammy Awards, held at Staples Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Taylor Swift banjo-strums some country flavor into theGrammy Awards ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Paul McCartney was a towering presence at the Grammy ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Jennifer Hudson performs a tribute to Whitney Houston during the 54th Grammy Awards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

More galleries on Framework

return to gallery

2012 Grammy Awards | The show

Pictures in the News | July 24, 2013

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in England, where Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart St. Mary's Hospital in London with...

  View Post»

   

2012 Grammy Awards | The show

Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field was Los Angeles' baseball home from 1925 until the arrival of the Dodgers in 1958. It opened in 1925 and was torn down in 1969. Wrigley Field was home to the...   View Post»

   

2012 Grammy Awards | The show

Pictures in the News | January 16, 2013

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Kenya, where hundreds of demonstrators angered at an attempt by legislators to give themselves a $110,000 bonus, doused 221 mock...   View Post»

   

2012 Grammy Awards | The show

Pictures in the News | November 21, 2012

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in the Middle East – again. Emergency personnel in central Tel Aviv work at  the scene of an explosion on a bus.  At least 10 people...   View Post»

   

Los Angeles Times 130th Anniversary

Capturing history as it was made: Los Angeles Times celebrates 132nd anniversary

From its inception on Dec. 4, 1881, the Los Angeles Times has been an integral part of this great city. Our metropolis has changed dramatically over the past 132 years, but one...   View Post»

   

2012 Grammy Awards | The show

Pictures in the News | Sept. 22, 2011

Fashion Week in Milan and preparations for the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix are part of today's Pictures in the News. Also on tap: protests in Athens, an earthquake...   View Post»

   

2012 Grammy Awards | The show

Pictures in the News | Aug. 19, 2011

A daring competitor takes to the air in the Freeski Big Air Mens Qualification during day 8 of the Winter Games NZ at Cardrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka, New Zealand; in southern...   View Post»

   

Passion Play

Passion play offers a welcome diversion

The Lake County Passion Play was founded among picturesque, isolated hills by the Rev. Philip Ryan 31 years ago. This year, with the county struggling with foreclosures,...   View Post»

   

2012 Grammy Awards | The show

Pictures in the News | Dec. 16, 2010

We begin with images from Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey of Ashura, which commemorates the 7th century killing of Iman Hussein; in Washington, the U.S. Capitol Christmas...   View Post»

   

2012 Grammy Awards | The show

See also Framework’s 2012 Grammy Awards red carpet arrivals gallery.

No comments yet

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.

Required

Required, will not be published