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Photo Flash: Remembering Manhattan Transfer's Tim HauserPhoto Flash: Remembering Manhattan Transfer's Tim Hauser
by Walter McBride - Oct 20, 2014

Manhattan Transfer's Tim Hauser, who passed away on October 16, 2014, at the age of 72. BroadwayWorld remembers the music star below. (more...)

The Recording Academy Remembers Manhattan Transfer Founder Tim HauserThe Recording Academy Remembers Manhattan Transfer Founder Tim Hauser
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The Recording Academy's President/CEO Neil Portnow released the following statement in memory of Manhattan Transfer's Tim Hauser, who passed away on October 16, 2014, at the age of 72. (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Mariachi Great NATI CANORecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Mariachi Great NATI CANO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Nati Cano, founder of Los Camperos de Nati Cano, considered by many to be among the most accomplished and influential mariachi ensemble in the United States, passed away on Friday, October 3rd at the age of 81. (more...)

Grammy Foundation & Musicares Announce 2014 'Teens Make Music' ContestGrammy Foundation & Musicares Announce 2014 'Teens Make Music' Contest
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Today marks the launch of the fifth annual GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens Make Music Contest (more...)

Grammy Foundation & Musicares Announce 2014 'Teens Make Music' ContestGrammy Foundation & Musicares Announce 2014 'Teens Make Music' Contest
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Today marks the launch of the fifth annual GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Teens Make Music Contest (more...)

25 Semi-finalists Announced for The Music Educator Award25 Semi-finalists Announced for The Music Educator Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

A total of 25 music teachers from 25 cities across 17 states have been announced as semifinalists for the Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation®. (more...)

10-Time Grammy Winner BOB DYLAN Named 2015 Musicares Person of the Year10-Time Grammy Winner BOB DYLAN Named 2015 Musicares Person of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Bob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares® Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation® and The Recording Academy®, and Bill Silva, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board. (more...)

The GRAMMY Foundation Launches Online Applications for GRAMMY in the Schools ProgramsThe GRAMMY Foundation Launches Online Applications for GRAMMY in the Schools Programs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The GRAMMY Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2015 GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs for high school students and high school music programs. (more...)

The Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Jazz Legend Gerald WilsonThe Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Jazz Legend Gerald Wilson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Recording Academy has issued a statement on the passsing of jazz legend Gerald Wilson. The composer, arranger, big-band leader and musician passed away on Monday in Los Angeles at the age of 96. (more...)

The Recording Academy Remembers Robin WilliamsThe Recording Academy Remembers Robin Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

As BWW reported earlier this evening, comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died this morning, August 11, 2014, of an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Recording Academy's President and CEO Neil Portnow just released the following statement on Williams' death. (more...)

Renowned Conductor Lorin Maazel Dies at Age 84; Recording Academy Issues StatementRenowned Conductor Lorin Maazel Dies at Age 84; Recording Academy Issues Statement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Renowned conductor Lorin Maazel passed away yesterday, July 13th at the age of 84 due to complications of pneumonia. (more...)

The Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Bassist and Composer Charlie HadenThe Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Bassist and Composer Charlie Haden
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Yesterday, Charlie Haden passed away at 76. He was one of the most respected bassists and jazz composers today. His legendary, groundbreaking work with Ornette Coleman in the 60's is just one highlight of this three-time Grammy winner's illustrious career. (more...)

'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America' & 'Grammy Awards' Receive 8 EMMY Nominations'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America' & 'Grammy Awards' Receive 8 EMMY Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

'The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A GRAMMY® Salute' has received six Emmy® Award nominations, and the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast has received two in recognition of outstanding production excellence. (more...)

The Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Legendary Lyricist Gerry GoffinThe Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Legendary Lyricist Gerry Goffin
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Today, The Recording Academy has issued the following statement on the passing of Gerry Goffin. (more...)

Statement from The Recording Academy in Response to Horace Silver's PassingStatement from The Recording Academy in Response to Horace Silver's Passing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Jazz pianist, composer and bandleader Horace Silver was one of the most popular and influential jazz musicians of the '50s and '60s. Widely regarded as the creator of the hard bop sound - a combination of R&B, gospel, and his unique piano style - he performed with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Stan Getz, Miles Davis, and Art Blakey, the latter with whom he founded the legendary Jazz Messengers. (more...)

The Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of RUBY DEEThe Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of RUBY DEE
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Today, The Recording Academy issued the following statement on the passing of Ruby Dee (more...)

Changes Announced to GRAMMY Awards; Samples Now Allowed in All Songwriting CategoriesChanges Announced to GRAMMY Awards; Samples Now Allowed in All Songwriting Categories
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

As part of its recent annual spring Board of Trustees meeting, The Recording Academy's Trustees approved a number of changes to the GRAMMY Awards process (more...)

GRAMMY Foundation Announces Students for 10th Annual GRAMMY CampGRAMMY Foundation Announces Students for 10th Annual GRAMMY Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The GRAMMY Foundation announced today that 167 talented high school students from 125 U.S. cities and 31 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the 10th annual GRAMMY Camp program. (more...)

Recording Academy Releases Statement on Passing of Maya AngelouRecording Academy Releases Statement on Passing of Maya Angelou
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

As BWW reported earlier today, America's Poet Laureate Maya Angelou has passed away at the age of 86. The poet died last night, May 27th in a Winston-Salem, North Carolina hospital while recovering from an 'unexpected ailment'. She died surrounded by her family. Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, released the following statement today about Angelou... (more...)

Dave Navarro & More Added to Musicares Map Fund Benefit Concert Line-UpDave Navarro & More Added to Musicares Map Fund Benefit Concert Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

MUSICARES MAP FUND BENEFIT CONCERT will honor Ozzy Osbourne, singer/songwriter and frontman for two-time GRAMMY®-winning band Black Sabbath, and Jeff Greenberg (more...)

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