By Phyllis Pollack
All three Whole Foods locations in Santa Monica will donate five percent of net proceeds from in-store purchases made on that day to MusiCares.
These vital funds help take care of people that work in music during times of personal need.
MusiCares staff will be in the stores also from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Participating Whole Foods stores are located at 500 Wilshire Boulevard , Santa Monica, CA 90401, at 2201 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90403, and at 1425 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403.
During Grammy Week, MusiCares famously held its annual MusiCares Person of the Year Award, this year honoring Bruce Springsteen. Many recording artists participated in support of MusiCares and to honor Springsteen, a few of which included, Jackson Browne, Sting, Tom Morello, Mavis Staples, Zak Brown, Emmy Lou Harris, Faith Hill, Tom McGraw, Ben Harper and Juanes.
The gala event, which featured a concert and a silent auction, was held to raise much needed funds for MusiCares.
Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. Its services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with confidentiality.
The MusiCares Foundation offers programs and services to members of the music community including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities and car payments, and medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills.
Other services that are arranged for include psychotherapy, treatment for cancer, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses.
MusiCares aso offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with healthcare professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings.
MusiCares also offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with healthcare professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings.
Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms, supported by the Bohemian Foundation, offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events.
MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers.
Internationally known for the Grammy Awards, the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs.
The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers.
The Academy also includes in its mission the goal of ensuring music that remains an indelible part of American culture, through its many initiatives that support education. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.
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The televised portion of the music industry's “Biggest Night of the Year” took place live on Sunday, Feb. 10, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. It was broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1surround sound on the CBS Television Network.
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