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Recording Academy Announces Awards

The winners of the Recording Academy’s 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award have been announced. They are: Etta James, Johnny Mathis, Glenn Miller, Tito Puente (pictured), Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Puente and Miller have both passed away, but the living awardees will collect their trophies and will be formally recognized for their contributions to recorded music during Grammy week in February, 2003.

We’re of course happiest to see Miller recognized—his big-band swing should have earned him the award long ago—as well as Puente, who did so much to make Latin jazz a success in the United States.

The Recording Academy also has a 2003 Trustee’s award for folk-music chronicler Alan Lomax, who died earlier this year.

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