Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy

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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. The Recording Academy Honors was established to celebrate outstanding individuals whose work embodies excellence and integrity and who have improved the environment for the creative community. Check out photos from inside the event below!

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, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

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Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Samantha Barks

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Samantha Barks

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Samantha Barks

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Samantha Barks

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Samantha Barks

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Alain Boublil, Samantha Barks, Herbert Kretzmer and Claude-Michel Schonberg

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer and Claude-Michel Schonberg

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer and Claude-Michel Schonberg

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Melissa Etheridge

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Melissa Etheridge

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Joshua Bell

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Joshua Bell

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Trey Songz

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Trey Songz with his mother April Tucker

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Trey Songz with his mother April Tucker

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Trey Songz

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Valerie Simpson and Trey Songz

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Neil Portnow

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Frankie Moreno

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Peter Cincotti

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Peter Cincotti

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Peter Cincotti

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Kristian Bush

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Kristian Bush

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Gregg Kallor

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
David Caddick

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Ray Chew

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Ray Chew

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Joan Osborne

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Joan Osborne

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Kevin Liles

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Kevin Liles

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Trey Songz, Kevin Liles

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer and Claude-Michel Schonberg

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Neil Portnow, Valerie Simpson

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Neil Portnow, Valerie Simpson and Trey Songz

Photo Coverage: Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schonberg Honored by Recording Academy
Valerie Simpson, Melissa Etheridge

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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.