Home Celebrity McCartney MusiCares Show: More Stars and Grammy Camp

More stars have lined up for Paul McCartney‘s big MusiCares show on February 10th– Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Norah Jones, and even Duane Eddy. James Taylor will sing “Yesterday.”

Meantime, MusiCares and the Grammy Foundation are  gearing up for other events next week including Grammy Camp and Grammy in the Schools–next Wednesday, February 8th, featuring one of my favorite contemporary R&B stars, Anthony Hamilton. Here’s the press release:


GRAMMY Foundation® Event Sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund and the Starkey Hearing Foundation with Support from Best Buy, Converse, and 94.7 the Wave

WHO:        Members of the GRAMMY Camp® — Jazz Session, along with student alumni from
GRAMMY Camp and GRAMMY® Signature Schools, with special guest performances by current GRAMMY nominee Terri Lyne Carrington and GRAMMY-winning artist Anthony Hamilton. Pat Prescott from 94.7 the Wave will be the evening’s host. 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.

WHAT:     Third annual GRAMMY In The Schools® Live! — A Celebration Of Music & Education, sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund and the Starkey Hearing Foundation with support from Best Buy, Converse, and 94.7 the Wave.

WHEN:     Feb. 8, 2012
6 p.m.: Media Check-In
6:30 – 7 p.m.: One-on-Ones with Terri Lyne Carrington, Neil Portnow, Pat Prescott, and sponsors
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: One-on-Ones with Anthony Hamilton
7:30 p.m. Performance

WHERE:     University of Southern California, Grand Ballroom
3607 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089

*Dinner tickets start at $75 per person; dinner begins at 7 p.m. Concert only tickets are $20 per person; concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.grammyintheschools.com or https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1047456-IfE0zhkr9A to purchase.*

WHY:     GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools are programs for U.S. high school students and high school music programs. They are part of the GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY in the Schools offerings and are supported in part by Best Buy, Converse, Ford Motor Company Fund, and the Starkey Hearing Foundation. The 2012 GRAMMY Camp application deadline is March 31, 2012. Financial assistance is available to qualified applicants. The deadline for the 2013 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs is Oct. 22, 2012. Applications are available at www.grammyintheschools.com.

GRAMMY Camp is a signature music industry camp that will be held in Nashville (June 17–24), Los Angeles (July 9–18) and New York (Aug. 2–8) in summer 2012. GRAMMY Camp offers an interactive residential summer music experience focusing on all aspects of commercial music, with instruction by artists and industry professionals. GRAMMY Camp Nashville will be held at Black River Entertainment located on Nashville’s legendary Music Row. GRAMMY Camp L.A. will be held at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and other professional venues
throughout Los Angeles. GRAMMY Camp N.Y. will be held at Rubber Tracks, Converse’s new state-of-the-art recording facility in Brooklyn, N.Y.

High school singers and instrumentalists can audition for the GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session. Selectees will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the host city for the annual GRAMMY Awards, and students will participate in high-profile GRAMMY Week performances and recording sessions and will attend the GRAMMY telecast.

Just as the GRAMMY Award recognizes excellence in recording, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top public high schools across the country for outstanding commitment to their music education programs. Each of the GRAMMY Signature Schools will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program.

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