The Herald, Sharon,
PA Published Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998


No Grammys for nominees with local ties

The two musicians with local ties who were nominated for Grammy Awards came away without new Victrola statuettes to add to their collections.

The industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails _ whose only permanent member is Mercer native Trent Reznor _ and polka star Walter Ostanek _ who calls the Hermitage homestead and recording studio of John and Martha Krizancic his second home _ lost in the awards ceremony televised Wednesday.

NIN came in behind Smashing Pumpkins, who won for ``The End is the Beginning is the End,'' in the Hard Rock Performance category. NIN won Grammys in 1993 for ``Wish'' and in 1996 for ``Happiness in Slavery,'' both in the Metal Performance category. NIN was nominated in 1995 for ``The Downward Spiral'' in the Alternative Music Performance category and in 1996 Reznor, 32, received a nomination for ``Hurt'' in the Rock Song category, a songwriter's award.

Ostanek, 62, of St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, came up short in the Polka Album category, his ``Moments to Remember'' succumbing to frequent winner Jimmy Sturr's ``Living on Polka Time.''

Ostanek has won three Grammys in 11 nominations.

Sturr will be in concert with the Guse' Family March 25 at Stambaugh Auditorium, Youngstown.

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