PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR GRAMMY FOUNDATION MUSIC PRESERVATI​ON PROJECT

BRET MICHAELS ANNOUNCED TO PERFORM  AND STEVE VAI TO CO-HOST  THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION®’S 14TH ANNUAL MUSIC PRESERVATION PROJECT “ONE NIGHT ONLY: A CELEBRATION OF  THE LIVE MUSIC EXPERIENCE” PRESENTED BY SEAGATE WITH SHELBY LYNNE, MARC MARTEL,  AND BEVERLY MCCLELLAN ALSO TO PERFORM

Prestigious GRAMMY®Week Event Also Features  The Colburn Orchestra, Robert Cray, A Fine Frenzy,  Dave Koz, Jonny Lang, Ledisi, co-host Sharon Osbourne,  Mavis Staples, And Tyrese And Highlights GRAMMY Foundation’s Ongoing Work  To Safeguard Music’s History

   WHO: 

The GRAMMY Foundation® will host “One Night Only: A Celebration Of The Live Music Experience” — the 14th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project — featuring live musical performances and historical footage from preservation archives. Television personality and entrepreneur Sharon Osbourne and GRAMMY-winning guitarist Steve Vai will be the evening’s co-hosts, and rock icon and philanthropist Bret Michaels will perform as the closing act. Additional performers include GRAMMY® winners Robert Cray,  Jonny Lang, Shelby Lynne,andMavis Staples; current GRAMMY nominees Dave Koz and Ledisi;and the Colburn Orchestra,A Fine Frenzy,winner of the Queen Extravaganza contest Marc Martel, finalist on season one of NBC’s “The Voice” Beverly McClellan, and Tyrese. The evening’s musical director will be Darrell Brown, songwriter/producer, Recording AcademyTrustee, and GRAMMY Foundation Board member. Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation, will be in attendance, along with other prominent music industry leaders and members of The Recording Academy.

WHAT:    

“One Night Only: A Celebration Of The Live Music Experience”— this year’s GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project — will explore the history and evolution of live concert performances and celebrate the various and invaluable contributions of those events, the key players behind them, and their influence on the American cultural landscape. This GRAMMY Week celebration promotes the GRAMMY Foundation’s mission of recognizing and preserving our musical past, so that future generations can continue to benefit from an appreciation and understanding of those contributions. General admission tickets are $25 per person. For tickets and information, visit www.grammyfoundation.org or http://flavorus.com/grammyfoundationonenightonly,or contact 323.908.0607. In support of archiving and the preservation of music, Seagate hard drives are the storage devices of choice for the GRAMMY Foundation and presenting partner of this year’s event. “One Night Only” is receiving additionalsupport from Classic Wines of California,the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Music by Getty Images, Jackson Limousine, and Wolfgang’s Vault. For real-time coverage and updates on this event, plus all GRAMMY Foundation events during GRAMMY Week, please like “GRAMMY in the Schools” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools.

WHERE:   

Saban Theatre 8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211

WHEN:   

Thursday, February 9, 2012

5:15 p.m . Media Check-in

6:15 – 7:15 Red Carpet Arrivals

7:30 – 9 p.m Guest Speakers and Performers

9 p.m. Reception

WHY:     

Protecting our cultural legacy for future generations is a cornerstone of the GRAMMY Foundation mission. The Foundation recognizes and celebrates the innovation, perseverance and genius evidenced in the stories and music of the pioneers who have woven a rich and colorful cultural fabric. The GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project highlights its year-round activities in support of that mission, from preservation grants to its Living Histories archive. The Project also draws the attention of a wider audience to those efforts, and to the imperiled condition of many of the most historically significant recordings. This concert and screening serves to reintroduce works from these major contributors to the public and educates them about the GRAMMY Foundation’s role in preserving our rich cultural heritage.

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