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Jazz Legends Named UCLA Professors

Grammy Award winners Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter were announced on Tuesday as the two newest UCLA professors in the school’s Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance.

“We are truly delighted to welcome Herbie and Wayne to the faculty of the Herb Alpert School of Music,” said Christopher Waterman, dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. “The arrival of these legends marks an important step in the growth of UCLA’s distinguished jazz program, which provides students with the opportunity to study with the renowned guitarist and NEA Jazz Master Kenny Burrell, award-winning flutist and composer James Newton and leading Los Angeles–based jazz musicians such as Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, Charley Harrison, Barbara Morrison, Michelle Weir, George Bohanon, Tamir Hendelman and Justo Almario.”

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LAT In 90 Seconds

35917238-21164136.jpgOur Favorite Line of the Day: Courtesy of Elizabeth Snead, who reported on the Hep A scare at Ashton Kutcher’s birthday party (or was it his bar mitzvah?). She writes: “All together now, ‘Happy hepatitis to you, happy hepatitis to you!’”

35871267.jpgHandicapping The Oscars: Sheigh Crabtree puts together a lovely picture book to show how in this year of upsets (the Giants steal the Super Bowl! Herbie Hancock sweeps the Grammys! A beagle won Westminister!), anything could happen on Sunday. No, that won’t help you with your office pool, but there are a bunch of pics of George Clooney in there, so we’re not complaining.

35919740-21182335.jpgHollywood Hands Gilbert Cates An Oscar: The LAT heaps loving praise on Gilbert Cates, the producer of the Oscars, who is working, like, super hard right now.

Grammy Noms Announced. No One Surprised.

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After ridiculous speculation (no duh Amy Winehouse would get nominated), the list of Grammy contenders was released this morning. Leading the pack: Kanye West and, of course, Ms. Winehouse.

According to the AP:

Best album nominees included the Foo Fighters, West and Herbie Hancock.

Other best new artist nominees were Feist, Paramour, Taylor Swift and Ledesi.

We hope Paramour wins. So we never have to hear from them again.