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January 30, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Macklemore wasn’t the only Seattle musician at the Grammys

John Otten at the Grammy pre-telecast.

John Otten at the Grammy pre-telecast.

Most folks who watch the Grammys on TV are vaguely aware that it’s put on by an organization with a very long name — The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) — but few people know that the Grammys are just one of the Academy’s programs. NARAS is an advocacy organization that lobbies Congress on behalf of musicians, helps players in need (through MusiCARES) and is also deeply involved in music education.

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