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Tommy Allsup, Musician Who Avoided Buddy Holly Plane Crash, Dies at 85Tommy Allsup, Musician Who Avoided Buddy Holly Plane Crash, Dies at 85
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Tommy Allsup, the guitarist who fatefully lost a coin toss that kept him off a plane that later crashed and killed music legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. 'Big Bopper' Richardson, has passed away at the age of 85. (more...)

Track List Revealed for 2017 GRAMMY Nominees Album, Out 1/20Track List Revealed for 2017 GRAMMY Nominees Album, Out 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY Recordings® and Atlantic Records have revealed the track listing for the 2017 GRAMMY® Nominees album. (more...)

Barbra Streisand Will Take Part in Live Conversation at the Grammy MuseumBarbra Streisand Will Take Part in Live Conversation at the Grammy Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE will soon welcome eight-time GRAMMY®-winning artist, and current GRAMMY nominee, Barbra Streisand to the Clive Davis Theater for its first program of 2017 on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at 8 p.m. Presented by American Express, A Conversation With Barbra Streisand will be moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli and will feature an intimate discussion with Streisand surrounding her illustrious career as an award-winning actress, singer, director, writer, composer, producer, designer, and author. (more...)

Charley Pride, Nina Simone & More to Be Honored with The Recording Academy's 2017 Special Merit AwardCharley Pride, Nina Simone & More to Be Honored with The Recording Academy's 2017 Special Merit Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Recording Academy announced its 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients today. 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 honorees; Alan Dower Blumlein is the Technical GRAMMY Award recipient. (more...)

Clive Davis & Recording Academy to Honor BET Networks Chair Debra L. LeewithClive Davis & Recording Academy to Honor BET Networks Chair Debra L. Leewith
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy® will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY® Gala on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif (more...)

Grammy Foundation Selects Students for 2017 Grammy Camp Jazz SessionGrammy Foundation Selects Students for 2017 Grammy Camp Jazz Session
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The GRAMMY Foundation® announced today that 32 talented high school students from across the United States have been selected for the 2017 GRAMMY Camp® — Jazz Session. (more...)

Recording Academy & Atlantic Records to Release 2017 GRAMMY NOMINEES ALBUM, 1/20Recording Academy & Atlantic Records to Release 2017 GRAMMY NOMINEES ALBUM, 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY Recordings® and Atlantic Records will release the 2017 GRAMMY® Nominees album on Jan. 20, 2017 (more...)

Recordings By Elvis Presley, Prince & More Among 2017 Grammy Hall of Fame InductionsRecordings By Elvis Presley, Prince & More Among 2017 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

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. (more...)

Just In: James Corden to Host 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDSJust In: James Corden to Host 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Recording Academy and CBS announced today that James Corden, the Emmy- and Tony Award-winning multi-faceted host of CBS' 'The Late Late Show With James Corden,' will host the 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, marking his first year as master of ceremonies for Music's Biggest Night (more...)

Leon Russell's Wife, Recording Academy Issues Statements on Passing of Rock & Roll LegendLeon Russell's Wife, Recording Academy Issues Statements on Passing of Rock & Roll Legend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Leon Russell, born Claude Russell Bridges, who sang, wrote and produced some of rock 'n' roll's top records, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13 at the age of 74. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Josh Groban & More React to Passing of Leonard CohenLin-Manuel Miranda, Josh Groban & More React to Passing of Leonard Cohen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Poet, novelist and songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82 according to an announcement Thursday night on his Facebook page. He was 82. (more...)

Artists Announced to Honor Tom Petty as 2017 MusiCares Person of the YearArtists Announced to Honor Tom Petty as 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year gala will begin with a reception and silent auction offering an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences, and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. (more...)

Recording Academy to Honor Jack White at 10th Annual GRAMMY Week CelebrationRecording Academy to Honor Jack White at 10th Annual GRAMMY Week Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Multi-GRAMMY winner Jack White will be honored at The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing GRAMMY Week celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 (more...)

The Lyric to Dim Lights Tonight in Honour of Thriller Songwriter Rod TempertonThe Lyric to Dim Lights Tonight in Honour of Thriller Songwriter Rod Temperton
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The lights at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue will be dimmed for five minutes tonight at 7.25pm before THRILLER LIVE starts to pay tribute to Rod Temperton the British writer of Michael Jackson's iconic Thriller, one of the UK's most successful songwriters, who sadly passed away last week. (more...)

Three-Time Grammy Winner Tom Petty to Be Honored as 2017 MusiCares Person of the YearThree-Time Grammy Winner Tom Petty to Be Honored as 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Tom Petty will be honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation (more...)

MusiCares Names New Board Leadership And MembersMusiCares Names New Board Leadership And Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The MusiCares Foundation®-one of the affiliated charities of The Recording Academy®-announced new elected leadership and Board members. (more...)

GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends' Comes to THIRTEEN's 'Great Performances'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends' Comes to THIRTEEN's 'Great Performances'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In collaboration with the The Recording Academy, Great Performances presents 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends,' a special all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for The Academy's 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients. (more...)

GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends Comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, October 14 at 9 p.m. on PBSGRAMMY Salute to Music Legends Comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, October 14 at 9 p.m. on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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Bulova Watch Company & Recording Academy Team to Celebrate Timeless Moments in GRAMMY HistoryBulova Watch Company & Recording Academy Team to Celebrate Timeless Moments in GRAMMY History
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Today, Bulova Watch Company and The Recording Academy announced a 3-year partnership agreement, which centers on a range of products and activities. (more...)

Legendary Trumpeter Wayne Jackson Passes Away at 74Legendary Trumpeter Wayne Jackson Passes Away at 74
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Legendary trumpet player Wayne Jackson has passed away at the age of 74 (more...)

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