SHOW BITS: Let the music begin

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SHOW BITS: Let the music begin

Show Bits brings you Sunday's 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

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The man whose remix genius helped create a hit for Lana Del Rey says he may be working his magic soon for Miley Cyrus.

Producer Cedric Gervais says Cyrus asked him to remix her upcoming single "Adore You."

Gervais won the best remixed recording Grammy Sunday for his work on Del Rey's first top 10 hit, "Summertime Sadness."

The French remixer said Cyrus personally called him to help with her song, which he said was "cool."

Gervais has never met Del Rey, though their song has become an international success. The 34-year-old said he normally meets the artists he works with, but "it doesn't matter if you meet them or not. It's the song that matters."

Cyrus has performed covers of "Summertime Sadness" at live shows.

—Mesfin Fekadu, Twitter, www.Twitter.com/MusicMesfin

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Sarah Hyland of the ABC sitcom "Modern Family" dropped by the Grammys to cheer on pal Taylor Swift, whose album "Red" is up for album of the year.

Hyland, 23, who plays Haley Dunphy on the show, wore a short black-and-white dress with black cage heels.

"I am a music head," she said. "I love all types of music, from Kanye to Taylor."

— Beth Harris — Twitter, www.twitter.com/bethharrisap

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The youngest nominees at Sunday's Grammy Awards charmed their way down the red carpet.

Bailey Ryon, Milly Shapiro, Oona Laurence and Sophia Gennusa are up for best musical theatre album for "Matilda The Musical." The girls, all ages 10 or 11 from Glen Rock, Pa., say they've been invited to two "after, after parties." They sang a capella during carpet interviews.

— Beth Harris — Twitter, www.twitter.com/bethharrisap

____ Matt Berninger had some good-natured fighting words for his competitors in the alternative album category at the Grammys.

"We will rub it in their faces if we win!" joked Berninger, frontman for the indie rock band The National, a few hours before the awards show.

The National was nominated for its album "Trouble Will Find Me" against albums by Neko Case, Nine Inch Nails, Tame Impala and Vampire Weekend.

— Beth Harris — Twitter, www.twitter.com/bethharrisap

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Gary Clark Jr. says his roots are in rhythm and blues, but he's nominated for a Grammy in that category as well as for best rock song.

"I grew up listening to R&B," he said on the red carpet several hours before the awards show. "To be nominated for that is pretty major."

He's up for an award for best traditional R&B performance for "Please Come Home," as well as scoring a nomination for best rock song for "Ain't Messin' Round."

And viewers will see him perform in yet another genre, country music, when he jams during the telecast with Keith Urban.

"I didn't realize how comfortable I was with all the country music," Clark said. "Throw a little twang on the guitar and see what happens."

— Beth Harris — Twitter, www.twitter.com/bethharrisap

Organizations: Grammys, Associated Press, ABC Nine Inch Nails

Geographic location: Los Angeles, Kanye, Glen Rock

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