LOS ANGELES (WSAU) Wisconsin did not make the big splash at the Grammys that it made a year ago. Eau Claire’s Bon Iver – last year’s winner as the Best New Artist – was not up for any of the major awards last night. Before the C-B-S telecast started, Blanton Alspaugh was named the classical music producer-of-the-year. He featured Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera company and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in the album “Don Davis, Rio de Sangre.”
Also during last night’s telecast, jazz composer Mike Melvoin – an Oshkosh native – was remembered during a memorial. He died last February.