Lacy Grammy win: Filipino American artist Steve Lacy won his first Grammy Award on Sunday night, taking home Best Progressive R&B Album for “Gemini Rights.” Lacy was previously nominated for his work with the band The Internet and received three additional nominations for this year’s awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance. He also performed at the awards for the first time ever, singing his hit track “Bad Habit.” Other notable nominees at the 2023 awards include Disney’s “Turning Red” track “Nobody Like U” and two nominations for BTS for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “My Universe” and Best Music Video for “Yet To Come.” Lastly, Filipino American singer-songwriter H.E.R. was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Recording for her feature on Kaytranada’s track “Intimidated.”
Baekjeong art installation: Famed Korean BBQ chain Baekjeong will team up with legendary South Korean musician DJ Koo of K-pop duo CLON and graffiti artist Koma for a live art installation at Baekjeong’s Lynnwood location in Washington state. The event will take place on Friday and Saturday this weekend from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. They will also have a daily art giveaway where four guests may win an art piece from Koo and Koma. Koo and Koma shared that that they can marry the senses and close relationship between food and art with the project. They also added in a joint statement to NextShark, "Rather than being cloistered in a studio with little or no feedback, here we can engage with Baekjeong customers and receive instant feedback and witness instant emotional reactions during the creation process. These kinds of emotional responses and feedback will help influence the final art mural."