• In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Arturo O'Farrill arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.  O'Farrill is nominated for two Grammys, one for large jazz ensemble album for "Cuba:The Conversation Continues," and best instrumental composition for "The Afro Latin Jazz Suite." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    O’Farrill’s Grammy-nominated CD expands US-Cuba dialogue

    NEW YORK (AP) — Arturo O’Farrill’s Grammy-nominated “Cuba: The Conversation Continues” just happened to be made in Havana by American and Cuban musicians at a dramatic turning point in relations between the two countries.

  • In this Aug. 14, 2015 file photo, inger Jidenna poses for a portrait ahead of their "EEPHUS" Tour in New York. Jidenna continues to stand out, and not just because of his unique style. There is also his head-turning and head-nod-inducing music: “Classic Man,” which features Roman GianArthur, is nominated for best rap/sung collaboration at the Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, Grammy Awards. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)

    Jidenna talks snagging a Grammy nod and finishing his album

    NEW YORK (AP) — If ever you’ve laid eyes on Jidenna — the nattily dressed singer and emcee behind the Grammy-nominated anthem “Classic Man” — then certainly you remember him: He’s straight out of a time machine with his fiery red hair, slicked into a dapper 1930s style, slim suits and a gold watch chain dangling from his pocket.

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  • In this July 4, 2015 file photo, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Ind. The documentary he produced on James Brown is nominated for best music film at Sunday's Grammys, where it will battle critically acclaimed documentaries on Amy Winehouse and Nina Simone. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)

    Mick Jagger on Grammy nod for James Brown doc, Amy Winehouse

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mick Jagger is getting Grammy love this year, but it’s not for his music — it’s for his film producing.

  • In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 photo, Pakistan's Oscar winning filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy discusses with colleagues at her office in Karachi, Pakistan. Obaid-Chinoy is nominated for a second Oscar for her moving story of a teenage girl shot and dumped into a river because she married a man of her choosing. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

    Pakistani Oscar-nominated film tackles ‘honor’ killings

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — When Saba Qaiser was 19 years old, her uncle and father shot her in the head, stuffed her in a bag and threw into a river to die. They said she had shamed her family when she married the boy of her choice.

  • In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The largest black audience for the Academy Awards over the last dozen years came in 2005, when Chris Rock was host and Jamie Foxx and Morgan Freeman won the top male acting awards. Rock will be back as host this year, but it's an open question how many African American viewers will be tuning in. A lack of diversity in Oscar nominations have led to stars like Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith calling for a boycott of the Academy Awards, scheduled for Feb. 28. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

    Even before controversy, blacks cool to Oscars telecast

    NEW YORK (AP) — The largest black audience for the Academy Awards over the last dozen years came in 2005, when Chris Rock was host and Jamie Foxx and Morgan Freeman won the top male acting awards.

  • In this Oct. 17, 2015 file photo, Gwen Stefani performs during an exclusive concert in New York. Target is sponsoring a four-minute live video by Gwen Stefani during The Grammy Awards on CBS on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, an unprecedented move that capitalizes on the current vogue for live TV events. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

    Target sponsors 4-minute video during Grammys

    NEW YORK (AP) — Target has its bullseye on the “Hollaback Girl” singer.

  • In this Dec. 4, 2015 file photo, Kendrick Lamar performs at Power 106's 'Cali Christmas' 2015 in Inglewood, Calif. Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly," is nominated for a Grammy for album of the year. His song "Alright," is also nominated for song of the year and best rap performance. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

    Will Kendrick Lamar make history at the Grammys?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar has a chance to become the first rapper to win album of the year since Outkast took the prize in 2004 for “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.”

  • In this Feb. 1, 2016 photo, Japanese director Hiromasa Yonebayashi speaks about his latest film "When Marnie Was There" with its poster during an interview at his office, Studio Ghibli, in suburban Tokyo. The coming-of-age story is familiar: A shy girl has problems fitting in and concocts an imaginary friend. The originality of the Oscar-nominated "When Marnie Was There" comes from how its hand-drawn images express the girl’s inner torment. Luscious hand-drawn animation is the trademark of Japan’s renowned Studio Ghibli, where the film’s director Yonebayashi worked for years. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    AP Interview: Oscar-nominated auteur paints solitary spirit

    TOKYO (AP) — The coming-of-age story is familiar: A shy girl has problems fitting in and concocts an imaginary friend. The originality of the Oscar-nominated “When Marnie Was There” comes from how its hand-drawn images express the girl’s inner torment.

  • In this Oct. 29, 2015 file photo, Alex Timbers attends the Broadway opening night for "Therese Raquin" in New York.  Disney Theatrical Productions announced Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, on Twitter that Timbers will helm the musical, "Frozen," which is expected to land on Broadway in 2018 alongside its hits “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.” (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

    Stage version of ‘Frozen’ to be directed by Broadway veteran

    NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has tapped one of Broadway’s freshest talents to direct one of its most anticipated musicals, “Frozen.”

  • In this June 11, 2015 file photo, Sam Hunt performs at LP Field at the CMA Music Festival n Nashville, Tenn. Hunt is nominated for two Grammys for best country album and best new artist. The Grammys will air live, Monday, Feb. 15, on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.  (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)

    Sam Hunt: Hard to wrap head around 2 Grammy nominations

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — It’s hard for rising singer Sam Hunt to wrap his head around earning two Grammy nominations — mainly because music started as a hobby for the 31-year-old.