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Walk of Fame Honor: Producer Ken Ehrlich Charges Up Electric Grammy Moments

28 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ken Ehrlich has produced more than 200 TV specials and live events, but the producer, who’s getting a star Jan. 28 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is perhaps best known as the creator of “Grammy moments,” those unforgettable, chill-inducing performances that transcend television to become pop culture milestones — and the next day’s water cooler conversation. Elton John and Eminem singing “Stan” together at the 2001 Grammys, after Eminem had been accused of homophobia? That was Ehrlich’s doing. So was the massive on-air same-sex and opposite-sex marriage ceremony from the 2014 Grammys as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed their hit, “Same Love.” And the moment a bald, jubilant Melissa Etheridge, fresh from her chemo treatments for breast cancer, gave viewers goosebumps as she sang a defiant “Piece of My Heart” on the 2005 Grammy stage. “If I’ve influenced the awards show landscape, that’s what it is,” says Ehrlich, who marks his »

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