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In The Spotlight: LES MISERABLES' Samantha Barks and More at Recording Academy Honors 2013!

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On June 25th at the glamorous 583 Park Avenue in New York City, the Recording Academy celebrated 2013 honorees Ashford & Simpson, GRAMMY-winning violinist Joshua Bell, GRAMMY-winning artist Melissa Etheridge, GRAMMY-winning creators of "LES MISERABLES" - Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer and Claude-Michel Schönberg - and R&B singer/songwriter Trey Songz. Below you can check out photos of the stars and honorees in the 'In The Spotlight' series by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards - the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music - The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs.

The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, visit www.grammy.com.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Samantha Barks


Samantha Barks


Samantha Barks


Samantha Barks


Samantha Barks


Samantha Barks


Melissa Etheridge


Melissa Etheridge


Melissa Etheridge


Melissa Etheridge


Peter Cincotti


Peter Cincotti


Ray Chew


Kristian Bush


Kristian Bush


Gregg Kallor


Gregg Kallor


Trey Songz


Trey Songz


Trey Songz


Trey Songz


David Caddick


Joan Osborne


Joan Osborne


Joshua Bell


Joshua Bell


Joshua Bell


Joshua Bell


Frank Filipetti


Frankie Moreno


Frankie Moreno


Frankie Moreno


Frankie Moreno


Neil Portnow


Herbert Kretzmer


Claude Michel Schonberg


Valerie Simpson


Valerie Simpson


Kevin Liles


Kevin Liles


Kevin Liles

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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