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THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION has selected 36 schools nationwide as GRAMMY Signature Schools recipients for 2011. Each school received a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program. Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., was designated as the National GRAMMY Signature School — the best of the top seven Gold recipients — and received a grant of $15,000. The six remaining Gold schools each received $5,500. Two schools were named GRAMMY Signature Schools and received a grant award of $2,500. In the Enterprise Award category, which recognizes underserved music programs, 27 schools received a cash grant of $5,500 each. ON JUNE 8 THE GRAMMY MUSEUM debuted its latest special exhibition, The Beatles Love: A Fifth Anniversary Cirque du Soleil Showcase. Scheduled to run through February 2012, the exhibit celebrates the anniversary of Love, the long-running show at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas that brings the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with the spirit and passion of the Beatles. Featured in the exhibit are signature show pieces, elaborately embellished costumes, original production instruments, and more. The exhibit includes 13 unique never-before-exhibited looks from the show and a three-minute vignette featuring 3-D footage.
THE RECORDING ACADEMY AND CBS HAVE REACHED A NEW 10-year agreement that will keep the annual GRAMMY Awards broadcast on CBS through 2021. The new pact further extends one of the longest broadcast partnerships in television history with CBS being the broadcast home of the GRAMMY Awards since 1973. The new agreement also includes the continued annual broadcast of “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night,” a one-hour special that sets the stage for the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast. This year’s special will air on Nov. 30, marking its fourth consecutive year on primetime television. The agreement also includes the addition of a new two-hour series of GRAMMY specials, details of which will be announced in the future. The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Feb. 12, 2012, at Staples Center in Los Angeles from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The Academy also announced results from its spring Board of Trustees meeting in May. Chair Emeritus Jimmy Jam, Chair George J. Flanigen IV and Secretary/Treasurer Glenn Lorbecki will continue in their roles while recording artist Christine Albert was elected Vice Chair. The Board also reaffirmed its commitment to the recently announced restructuring of the GRAMMY Awards, with The Academy presenting awards in 78 categories for the 54th GRAMMYs.
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ON MAY 6 DEPECHE Mode lead singer Dave Gahan received the Stevie Dave Gahan Ray Vaughan Award and Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman was presented the From The Heart Award at the 7th Annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Both awards acknowledge the honorees’ commitment to the mission and goals of the MusiCares MAP Fund. This year’s event was the highest-grossing concert to date, with all proceeds benefitting the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.
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In a new partnership with Best Buy, the GRAMMY Foundation has selected 95 schools in 26 states where new Best Buy Mobile stores have opened to receive a $2,000 grant. Schools were selected based on the economic demographics of the communities in which they reside and the excellence of their music programs. On April 20 GRAMMY-nominated artist Kid Rock visited his alma mater, Romeo High School in Romeo, Mich., to present students with a $5,000 donation on behalf of the Foundation and Best Buy, which he matched with a $5,000 donation. Pictured above are (center, l-r) GRAMMY Foundation Vice President Scott Goldman, Kid Rock and Best Buy Mobile President Shawn Score with Romeo High School music students.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAMMY® - Summer 2011
GRAMMY® - Summer 2011
From The President/CEO
From The Chair
The GRAMMY Quiz: Will You Still Be A Music Fan In 2020?
Stars On The Rise
The Recording Academy Yesterday And Tomorrow
On With The Show
Seeing Through The Cloud
National Academy News
Advocacy In Action
Thought You’d Never Ask: Janelle Monáe
GRAMMY® - Summer 2011