Recording Academy Names 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Nominees

SANTA MONICA–Eleven individuals in the music industry will be honored with the Recording Academy’s 2017 Special Merit Awards during the Grammy telecast February The Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and the Velvet Underground. Thom Bell, Mo Ostin and Ralph Peer are Trustees Award […]

Art = Opportunity To Host Workshop For Educators With Duo Black Violin  

ESCONDIDO–The recently launched Art=Opportunity is already programing special events, summits and training for 2017 that address its focus on improving arts literacy. Beginning in February, the California Center the Arts, Escondido will collaborate with Black Violin artists, Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste on Art=Opportunity, a project of California State University, San Marcos’ Center ARTES. The […]

Young Star Azalea Carey Releases Her First Single

LOS ANGELES–Hard Rock Café in Hollywood was rocking December 17 with the released party of 11-year-old Azalea Carey’s very first single, “Extra” on New Music. The festive event included a Red Carpet arrival of Carey’s friends, invited guests, music industry performers, food, drinks, DJ, music and dancing. Azalea, a trained dancer, wants today’s youth to […]

Kesha To Receive Trailblazer Award At Billboard Women In Music

NEW YORK–Music artist Kesha will receive Billboard’s 2016 Women in Music “Trailblazer” award, which celebrates an artist whose vanguard approach to craft, song and style has had a pioneering influence on music today. Kesha will receive the Trailblazer award at Billboard’s star-studded Women in Music gala, which takes place December 9 in New York City […]

25 Recordings Added To The Grammy Hall Of Fame

SANTA MONICA–In keeping with its ongoing dedication to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, the Recording Academy has announced the newest additions to its distinctive Grammy Hall Of Fame. This year’s collection acknowledges a diverse range of both singles and album recordings at least 25-years-old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Each year recordings are reviewed […]

Neil Diamond To Perform At Valley View Casino Center

LOS ANGELES–Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Member, Neil Diamond, will celebrate his unparalleled career spanning 50 years with a world tour. The 50 Year Anniversary World Tour, produced by Live Nation, will begin April 7 in Fresno, and will visit cities across North America including San Diego, New York City, […]

Cygnet Theatre To Host Pianist And Broadway Veteran Jacquelyne Silver

SAN DIEGO–Pianist and Broadway veteran Jacquelyne Silver will take the stage December 5 at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town to reminisce about her life in musical New York with Leonard Bernstein, Benny Goodman, Luciano Pavarotti, and the greats of the Metropolitan Opera. She’ll share her joy of music from Ragtime to Rachmaninoff, from Brahms to […]

Grammy Winner Trumpeter Chris Botti To Perform At Art Center In 2017

ESCONDIDO–Grammy-winning trumpeter, Chris Botti is coming to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Concert Hall in April, 2017. With four number one jazz albums under his belt, Botti emerged as the top-selling American instrumental artist. Botti will perform jazz standards and famous classical masterpieces with his signature sophisticated sound and soaring musical imagination. Over the […]

Songwriter Emily Estefan Receives ‘Discovery Artist of the Year’ Award At La Musa Awards

LOS ANGELES–Emily Estefan, daughter of Billboard Latin artist Gloria Estefan, received the first ever WorldArts ‘Discovery Artist of the Year’ award at the 2016 La Musa Awards Gala, which honors the newest inductees to the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. “I am really honored,” said Emily. “I still can’t believe it’s real.  And being able […]

Largest Grassroots Movement For Music In History To Take Place In D.C.

WASHINGTON–On October 26, more than 2,000 music makers will visit their local legislator’s office as part of The Recording Academy’s annual Grammys in My District event — music’s largest grassroots movement. This advocacy initiative allows Recording Academy members to address important creators’ rights issues directly with their respective members of Congress, from copyright review to […]