For many years, vocalist Kurt Elling was the Susan Lucci of jazz: Every year he would be nominated for a Grammy, and then every year he wouldn't win. But ninth time's a charm! In 2010, he won his first Grammy, and this year, he's a favorite to win another for his latest record, The Gate.
We've invited Elling to answer three questions about other artists nominated for the Grammys.
Virginia's attorney general Ken Cuccinelli will face former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe in November to become Virginia's 72nd governor.