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Grammys: San Francisco Ballet Orchestra Wins, Santana Fake Wins



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    San Francisco Ballet Orchestra records "Ask My Mama" at Skywalker Sound in this file image.

    San Francisco Ballet Orchestra has won a Grammy for playing on the original album for the musical "Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz," based on the 1961 book by Langston Hughes.

    The album took home the win for Best Engineered Album, Classical on Monday. It was also nominated for Best Classical Compendium and Producer of the Year, Classical.

    Recorded at Skywalker Sound, the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra performed as part of an ensemble that also included "The Tonight Show's" own The Roots, rapper Medusa, sopranos Janai Brugger and Angela Brown and jazz singer Nnenna Freelon.

    Oakland musician Mario Silva was also honored for playing on Morgan Heritage's "Strictly Roots," which won Best Reggae Album.

    Singer Kehlani, also from Oakland, was nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album, a category that was taken home by R&B star The Weeknd.

    According to The Onion, though, another Bay Area star had the biggest night at the Grammys. The humor publication ran a satirical story called, "Santana and Rob Thomas' 'Smooth' Sweeps Grammy Awards for Thirteenth Year in a Row."

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