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Cyndi Lauper to perform on the Sunday’s Grammys; Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson to present awards

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Michele Crowe/CBSAs usual, Sunday night’s Grammy Awards will include “Grammy Moments,” during which artists who don’t normally play together take the stage for a special performance.

One of the highlights will feature Cyndi Lauper joining such stars as John Legend, Camila Cabello and rapper Common as well as several other artists, including Broadway star Ben Platt, ballerina Misty Copeland, blues-rock singer/guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and actress/choreographer Debbie Allen, for a performance underlining the importance of music in schools.

The group will perform “I Sing the Body Electric,” the rousing closing number from the 1980 movie Fame, about students at New York’s High School of the Performing Arts. Allen starred in the original movie.

That performance also will be a tribute to Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich, who on Sunday night will complete his 40th and final Grammy telecast.

“To bring high-caliber artists like [these] together on one stage fulfills a dream of mine,” says Ehrlich. “To be able to do this on the GRAMMY stage makes it unforgettable for me.”

Meanwhile, a list of celebrity presenters for the ceremony also was recently announced, among them a variety of previous Grammy winners that include Motown legends Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson.

Other previously performers on the show include Aerosmith with Run DMC, Gwen Stefani with Blake Shelton, and many more.

The Grammy telecast, hosted by Alicia Keys, airs this Sunday, January 26, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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