56th Annual GRAMMY Awards broadcasts marriages of couples to demonstrate diversity
by Debbie Hall
Magician and entertainer Seth Grabel and Tammy Shaw, publisher of Las Vegas Woman magazine, attended the 56th Grammy Awards for a very personal reason. They were getting married during the Grammys with Queen Latifah, an ordained minister, officiating to the Grammy nominated song by the hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Same Love,” winners of the Grammy for Best New Artist.
During the telecast, 33 couples — gay, straight, old, young and racially diverse including Grabel and Shaw — entered the performance hall as Madonna joined the number with Macklemore, Lewis and the song’s featured vocalist, Mary Lambert.
“I have never been so happy,” Shaw said. “I have found my partner for life and we are having so much fun on this journey.”
“It is an amazing love story,” Grabel added. “Tammy and I starting dating less than a year ago and are now are husband and wife.”
This is truly an historic moment broadcast throughout the world on many levels. It demonstrates love between two individuals as well as the celebration of love for all people as proclaimed on national television for an international audience. With the controversy at the winter Olympics and Russia’s policy on human rights, especially for the LGBT community, the GRAMMYS and members of the entertainment industry take a stand for the right of everyone to love and be loved regardless of race or sexual orientation.
Tammy Shaw’s television look was provided by makeup artist Didi Perez and hair by Andeen Rose-Clark of ADD Hair and Makeup and Makeup by Didi and Vanity Style Lounge. Located on the Las Vegas strip at the Linq, Vanity Style Lounge is scheduled to open in spring 2014. Shaw purchased her wedding dress during her trip to Korea with Grabel, before their engagement.
Las Vegas Woman magazine is a print and digital magazine that is distributed quarterly at Whole Foods, by subscription and online on computers, tablets and smart phones.