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Grammys To Be Held in L.A.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Awards are staying on the West Coast — at least for another year.

Organizers announced Tuesday that the 43rd annual music awards show will be held in Los Angeles again next year.

``Hopefully this will end the rivalry with New York,'' Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan said of a past practice of alternating Grammy shows between the cities.

Next year's planned show — Feb. 21 at the Staples Center — will mark the third year in a row the event has been held here.

The show was last in New York in 1998, at Radio City Music Hall.

The decision to return the show to Los Angeles came shortly after New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani got into a public feud with Michael Greene, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Academy officials insisted then that it had nothing to do with Giuliani.

Dwight Yoakum and Eddie Money, Boyz II Men and Sisqo were among performers on hand for Tuesday's announcement.

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