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Grammys Add Feist, Keys, Beatles Tribute to Ceremony

January 30, 2008 2:32 PM ET

With all fears of the Writers Guild of America's strike interfering with their show assuaged, the Grammys have added a fresh lot of performers that will take the stage at the February 10th awards ceremony. Alicia Keys, Feist and the casts of Beatles' tributes Across the Universe and "The Beatles LOVE by Cirque de Soleil" are now on the bill, with Bonnie Raitt, Natalie Cole and Juanes added as presenters. The new class joins the previously announced Foo Fighters, Beyonce, Rihanna & the Tim, and Mary J. Blige. On Monday, the WGA agreed to an interim deal with the Recording Academy, allowing the striking writers to participate in the event.

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