Icons of the Music Industry: Russell Simmons
Presented by American Express
Friday, February 25, 2011; 8pm
His groundbreaking vision has influenced music, fashion, finance, the jewelry industry, television and film, and he’s changed the face of modern philanthropy. Join us as we welcome Def Jam Recordings creator and Hip-Hop pioneer Russell Simmons. Hear Simmons, joined by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, discuss his monumental influence and entrepreneurial approach to both business and philanthropy that has made him a globally-recognized icon. Simmons newest book,Super Rich: A Guide to Having it All will also be a topic of discussion. Following the interview, Simmons will engage with the audience in a Q&A session.
Doors open at 7:30pm. American Express presale tickets are $35 and can be purchasedonline by American Express Cardmembers starting Friday, February 4, 2011 at noon. Public onsale is Friday, February 18, at noon. Ticket purchase also includes a special gift. American Express is the exclusive payment method for presale tickets. All proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call (213.765.6800) or visit grammymuseum.org.
An Evening With Roger Hodgson SOLD OUT!
Legendary Composer and Voice of Supertramp
Monday, February 28, 2011; 8 pm
He’s universally acclaimed as one of the most gifted composers and lyricists of our time, and he helped define a generation of progressive rock. Join us in welcoming Roger Hodgson, co-founder and lead vocalist of Supertramp, to the GRAMMY Museum. Hear Hodgson in a reflective discussion about his passion for music and what keeps him inspired. Following the interview, Hodgson will perform a collection of some of his most loved classic songs.
Doors open at 7:30pm. Admission is $25. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum Box Office or online at Ticketmaster.com beginning Friday, February 4, 2011 at noon. All proceeds benefit The GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call (213.765.6800) or visit grammymuseum.org.
Wild and Peaceful
A Tribute to Teena Marie
Presented by American Express
Tuesday, February 22, 2011; 8 pm
She thrived at the epicenter of a R&B movement and left not just a sensational musical legacy, but a deep personal one as well. Join The GRAMMY Museum and Stax Records as we pay tribute to the internationally- renowned singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and performer Teena Marie. Making her debut in 1979, Teena Marie’s musical eclecticism took soul music in new directions, and earned her a spot in the hearts of R&B purists. Since her passing in late 2010, fans around the world have expressed the impact of Teena’s inspirational career and the importance of her brilliant songwriting. R&B singer, Lalah Hathaway; legendary keyboardist George Duke; singer-songwriter Shanice Wilson; music director Doug Grigsby, R&B writer Scott Galloway and Teena Marie’s daughter Alia Rose will discuss the incredible talent and trailblazing career of the acclaimed “Lady Tee.” Urban Buzz editor Kevin Fleming will moderate the panel discussion. Special performances by Hathaway and Wilson and other special guests will follow.
Doors open at 7:30pm. American Express presale tickets are $20 and can be purchasedonline by American Express Cardmembers starting Friday, February 4, 2011 at noon.. Public onsale is Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at noon. Ticket purchase also includes a special gift. American Express is the exclusive payment method for presale tickets. All proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call (213.765.6800) or visit grammymuseum.org.
Reel to Reel: PHIL OCHS: There But For Fortune
Tuesday, March 1, 2011; 7:30pm
Rising to fame in the early 1960’s, Phil Ochs songs became anthems for peace and justice. With lyrics stripped straight from the daily headlines, Ochs spoke to those who hoped and fought for change. PHIL OCHS: There But For Fortune is a timely tribute to an unlikely American hero whose music is as relevant today as it was in the 1960’s. In the film, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Sean Penn, Christopher Hitchens and others reveal stories of Ochs’ political passions. Today, his music lives on, influencing and inspiring songwriters around the world; artists such as Pearl Jam, Ani DiFranco, Billy Bragg and They Might Be Giants have covered his songs. Despite his tragic death in 1976, Phil Ochs remains an inspiration to those who aim to “fight the good fight.” A film by Kenneth Bowser, PHIL OCHS: There But For Fortune is a portrait of the truth-seeking troubadour. Join us in the Clive Davis Theater for the Los Angeles premiere of this must-see documentary. Following the screening, producer Michael Ochs, peace and justice activist Tom Hayden (featured in the film) and director Bowser will discuss the making of the film. GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli will moderate. Doors open at 7:00pm. Tickets are $8 (Museum Members receive two-for-one special) and can be purchased at the MUSEUM BOX OFFICE or (213.765.6803) or online beginning February 11, 2011 at 12:00pm. All proceeds benefit The GRAMMY Museum.
An Evening With The Majestic Silver Strings
Thursday, March 10, 2011; 8 pm
The Majestic Silver Strings is a monumental musical experience by some of the finest musicians in the world. Produced by MSS member and artist extraordinaire, Buddy Miller, it will be released on CD – with bonus DVD – March 1, 2011 via New West Records. The album is a collection of re-interpreted country songs and a pair of new originals, loaded with guitars, depth, attitude and stunning guest vocalists. Just days after its release, you’ll hear Miller, along with esteemed musicians Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz in conversation about their diverse influences, wildly-impressive musical backgrounds and stunning guitar techniques. After the discussion, the foursome will take questions from the audience and perform a selection of songs from the new album. Executive Director Bob Santelli will moderate the event.
Doors open at 7:30pm. Admission is $25. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum Box Office or online at Ticketmaster.com beginning Friday, February 11, 2011 at noon. All proceeds benefit The GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call (213.765.6800) or visit grammymuseum.org.