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Suburban musicians among Grammy nominees

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Christian music singer/songwriter Matthew West, who grew up in Downers Grove, is nominated for two Grammy Awards.

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Songwriter Jeff Pardo, of Arlington Heights, is nominated for his first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Song, "When Mercy Found Me."

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Northbrook native Kaskade, a DJ whose real name is Ryan Raddon, is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album.

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Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, of Mount Prospect, is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Classical Solo.

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Wheeling native Deborah Voigt is part of the cast nominated for Best Opera Recording of $START_URL$"Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen.";http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/episodes/gp-at-the-met-wagner%E2%80%99s-ring-cycle/about-the-opera/1312/$STOP_URL$

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Kathy Griffin, a native of Oak Park, is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. It's her third time being nominated in this category, and she's looking for her first win.

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Christian music singer/songwriter Matthew West, who grew up in Downers Grove, is nominated for two Grammy Awards.

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Their names will sound familiar, either because you're a music fan or because they grew up in your neighborhood. And you might hear their names Sunday night, during the Grammy Awards ceremony on CBS. A handful of suburban natives are nominated for Grammys. In fact, in one category, two suburban men who are friends -- and play in the same band -- are competing against each other.
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    • Christian music singer/songwriter Matthew West, who grew up in Downers Grove, is nominated for two Grammy Awards.
    • Songwriter Jeff Pardo, of Arlington Heights, is nominated for his first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Song, “When Mercy Found Me.”
    • Northbrook native Kaskade, a DJ whose real name is Ryan Raddon, is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album.
    • Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, of Mount Prospect, is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Classical Solo.
    • Wheeling native Deborah Voigt is part of the cast nominated for Best Opera Recording of $START_URL$“Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen.”;http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/episodes/gp-at-the-met-wagner%E2%80%99s-ring-cycle/about-the-opera/1312/$STOP_URL$
    • Kathy Griffin, a native of Oak Park, is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. It’s her third time being nominated in this category, and she’s looking for her first win.
    • Christian music singer/songwriter Matthew West, who grew up in Downers Grove, is nominated for two Grammy Awards.
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