“The 2022 Grammy Awards will shift to an April show in Las Vegas after recently postponing the ceremony due to rising COVID-19 cases because the omicron variant,” writes Jonathan Landrum Jr. in Tuesday’s (1/18) Associated Press. Multiple American orchestras were nominated for Grammy Awards. “The awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, according to a joint statement released Tuesday from the Recording Academy and CBS. The show postponed its original date on Jan. 31 … in Los Angeles after organizers determined there were ‘too many risks’ because of the virus’s latest surge. … The decision to postpone the ceremony came after ‘careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners.’ This is the second consecutive year the Grammys have been rescheduled due to the spread of the coronavirus. Last year … the Grammys were postponed because of virus concerns…. The live performances that set the Grammys apart from other awards shows were staged separately with no significant crowds … in and around the Los Angeles Convention Center.”