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Grammy Museum Events Jan & Feb 2013

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Michele McManmon

Great Guitars: Wayne Kramer
Presented by American Express

Thursday, January 24, 2013; 8:00pm

Join us as we welcome legendary recording artist, Wayne Kramer, as he spends an evening in the Clive Davis Theater discussing his career as a musician, film and television composer, producer, guitarist and activist. The evening will also feature the West Coast premiere of Shira Piven and Adam McKay's short film: The Beast and the Angel. This piece touches on Kramer's journey from addiction to sobriety, and authentically captures the spirit of this iconic guitarist. Kramer first came to fame in 1968 as the teenaged founder of controversial Detroit rock band, the MC5. After releasing hit albums such as Kick Out the Jams and High Time, Kramer embarked on his own journey as a prolific solo artist. He not only produced emerging bands in Detroit and NYC, Kramer co-wrote an R&B musical, joined acid funk outfit Was (Not Was) as its original guitarist, started Gang War with NY Dolls guitarist Johnny Thunders and, in 1994, signed with Epitaph Records and released four albums for its owner Brett Gurewitz in as many years. Kramer remains an influential modern music icon for not only his stellar guitar skills and original score heard in commercials, TV series and documentary and feature films, but for his commitment to service in the arts. Kramer was named one of Rolling Stone's 100 greatest guitarists of all time and Kramer now devotes as much time and energy to his charity -- Jail Guitar Doors with co-founder Billy Bragg -- as he does writing and recording music. Hosted by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, Scott Goldman, Kramer will engage in a rare interview and will perform an acoustic set.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. American Express presale tickets are $20 and can be purchasedonline by American Express Card members starting Friday, December 7, at noon. Public onsale is Friday, December 21, at noon. American Express is the exclusive payment method for presale tickets. American Express ticket purchasers will also receive a special gift. All proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call 213.765.6803.

An Evening With Paul Kelly
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013; 8:00pm

In a career that's spanned more than 30 years, Paul Kelly has released a steady stream of albums showcasing his emotionally vivid, musically expansive songwriting and his uncanny ability to distill a novel's worth of narrative and character detail into an effortlessly melodic pop tune. Hailed by Rolling Stone as "one of the greatest songwriters ever heard," Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly is a man of varied musical talent. While he's best known in America for such acclaimed albums as Gossip, Under the Sun, So Much Water So Close to Home, Comedy, Wanted Man and Deeper Water, Kelly's prolific body of work incorporates a wide array of departures, collaborations and side projects. He's recorded as a member of the studio supergroup Stardust Five and branched out stylistically to record an album with the Australian bluegrass combo Uncle Bill. Please join us as we welcome Kelly to the Museum's Clive Davis Theater for a rare look into his fascinating career. Moderated by GRAMMY Museum's Executive Director, Bob Santelli, Kelly will highlight his latest effort, his 19th studio album and first collection of new material in five years, Spring and Fall. After the discussion, Kelly will take questions from the audience and will perform a musical set.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. American Express presale tickets are $20 and can be purchasedonline by American Express Card members starting Friday, December 7, at noon. Public onsale is Friday, December 21, at noon. American Express is the exclusive payment method for presale tickets. American Express ticket purchasers will also receive a special gift. All proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call 213.765.6803.

The Drop: Ron Sexsmith
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013; 8:00pm

Just days before his latest release, Forever Endeavor, hits stores, join us as we welcome Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith to the Clive Davis Theater. Known for his melancholic pop-folk with elegant melodies, and accentuated use of guitars, Sexsmith's music has been covered by artists such as Michael Bublé and Rod Stewart, and has been praised by everyone from Elton John to Sheryl Crow. Hear Sexsmith speak about the creation of the new album and his long-standing relationship with producer Mitchell Froom, as well as reflect on his impressive career, which spans more than three decades. After the interview, moderated by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, Scott Goldman, Sexsmith will take audience questions and will perform.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. American Express presale tickets are $20 and can be purchasedonline by American Express Card members starting Friday, December 7, at noon. Public onsale is Friday, December 21, at noon. American Express is the exclusive payment method for presale tickets. American Express ticket purchasers will also receive a special gift. All proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call 213.765.6803.

Icons of the Music Industry: Ken Ehrlich
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Thursday, January 31, 2013; 7:30pm

As a producer/creator, Ken Ehrlich has introduced numerous innovative concepts for shows ranging from the GRAMMYs, the Emmys, the Blockbuster Awards, the Alma Awards, the Latin GRAMMYs, the European MTV Awards and the MTV Movie Awards, which he created in 1992. Please join us as we welcome legendary television producer and director Ken Ehrlich to the Clive Davis Theater as we profile his nearly four-decade career. Ehrlich got his start in 1974 as the creator of the PBS music series, Soundstage before moving to Los Angeles, where he has produced the annual GRAMMY Awards Show since 1980. Currently, Ehrlich directs the massively-popular Celine Dion Las Vegas Caesar's Palace show, which is presently sold out for the next three years. Other specials from Ehrlich's incredible resume include Lifetime Channel's Intimate Portrait, VH1's Divas Live, and most recently, We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute to Whitney Houston. Additional highlights from the past year include two shows with Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, the first a White House Blues show in February as well as a historical, pay-per-view 50th anniversary concert in December, a highly successful fundraising concert for the Obama campaign in October and a highly-emotional GRAMMY show, just one day after the death of Whitney Houston. After the discussion, moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director, Bob Santelli, Ehrlich will take audience questions.

Doors open at 7:00 pm. American Express presale tickets are $10 and can be purchasedonline by American Express Card members starting Friday, January 4, at noon. Public onsale is Friday, January 18, at noon. American Express is the exclusive payment method for presale tickets. American Express ticket purchasers will also receive a special gift. All proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call 213.765.6803.

An Evening With Aaron Neville

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Monday, January 28, 2013; 8:00 p.m.

Please join us as we welcome iconic soul/R&B vocalist and multiple GRAMMY Award-winning artist Aaron Neville as he celebrates the release of his latest album and Blue Note Records debut, My True Story. My True Story finds Neville revitalizing some of his favorite songs from the doo-wop era and beyond, including “Tears on My Pillow” and “Under the Boardwalk,” and performing them in his inimitable vocal style. NPR All Things Consideredhas named My True Story one of the most anticipated releases of 2013, saying, “there is an enormous amount of passion put into it, he clearly loves and wants to embody this material…It's quite lovely.” Moving seamlessly back and forth between solo work and his role in the first family of New Orleans music, the Neville Brothers, Aaron Neville has voice and style uniquely his own. His first hit single was the landmark "Tell It Like It Is," and held the Number One spot on the R&B charts for five weeks in 1967. He went on to win GRAMMY Awards for his triple-platinum 1989 collaboration with Linda Ronstadt Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind, and reached the Country charts with the title track of 1993’s The Grand Tour. A member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, the 2010 gospel album, I Know I’ve Been Changed, further solidified his reputation as one of the world’s finest singers. Please join us in the Clive Davis Theater as we celebrate that career with an intimate discussion and performance, hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. American Express presale tickets are $25 and can be purchased online by American Express Card members starting Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at noon. Public onsale is Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at noon. American Express is the exclusive payment method for presale tickets. American Express ticket purchasers will also receive a special gift. All proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call(213.765.6803) or visit grammymuseum.org.

An Evening With Michael Bolton

Presented by American Express

Tuesday, February 12, 2013; 8:00 p.m.

He’s sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide, continues to tour the world every year, all while writing, recording and taping for a wide array of projects spanning music, film, television and theater. Please join us as we welcome multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist, Michael Bolton, to the Clive Davis Theater. Known for his soulful voice and poignant lyrics, his timeless style, charm and good looks have also earned him a spot in several “People Magazine’s Sexiest Man” issues, including 2012’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” He most recently became a viral sensation for featuring in The Lonely Island’s hugely popular, “Captain Jack Sparrow” video that launched on Saturday Night Live and was performed live on the Emmys. The Emmy-nominated video has racked up over 95 million views on YouTube, where it was the 3rd most viewed video of 2011. Bolton credits his fans with being “the best in the world” and loves nothing more than bringing his timeless hits to audiences globally. Bolton remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through the Michael Bolton Charities as well as other social and political organizations. Hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, hear Bolton speak about his prolific songwriting career, his new autobiography, The Soul of it All: My Music My Life and his new album Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – A Tribute To Hitsville U.S.A., to be released on February 26. After the discussion, Bolton will take audience questions and perform a selection of songs.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. American Express presale tickets are $20 and can be purchased online by American Express Card members starting Friday, January 18, 2013 at noon. Public onsale is Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at noon. American Express is the exclusive payment method for presale tickets. American Express ticket purchasers will also receive a special gift. All proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call(213.765.6803) or visit grammymuseum.org.

An Evening With Eric Burdon

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Tuesday, February 14, 2013; 8:00 p.m.

Eric Burdon has one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in rock and roll. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1994 and hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Voices of All Time, Burdon’s music forged new territory while also topping the charts for more than five decades. Highly prolific, Burdon has released nearly 50 records in those 50 years, as front man of The Animals and WAR and simply as Eric Burdon. Through the changing sounds and genres, what remains constant is his courage as an artist to explore new sounds, leading into new territory with his unrivaled and unique voice. Eric Burdon has shared the stage with legends such as Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Witherspoon, Otis Redding and Bruce Springsteen, and was recently cited by cutting edge musicians Patti Smith and Iggy Pop in their personal top tens. Hear Burdon discuss his musical beginnings as a young man growing up in Newcastle, England, what it was like to help pioneer the psychedelic San Francisco sound and the release of his newest album, “Til Your River Runs Dry." After the discussion, moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, Burdon will perform a selection of songs.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. American Express presale tickets are $25 and can be purchased online by American Express Card members starting Friday, January 18, 2013 at noon. Public onsale is Friday, February 1, 2013 at noon. American Express is the exclusive payment method for presale tickets. American Express ticket purchasers will also receive a special gift. All proceeds benefit the GRAMMY Museum. For more information, please call(213.765.6803) or visit grammymuseum.org.

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