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February 4, 2005
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The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Present GRAMMY Week 2005 Events


Grammy Foundation The GRAMMY Foundation was founded in 1989 to cultivate the awareness, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music on American culture – from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of the future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities designed to engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The GRAMMY Foundation works in partnership year-round with The Recording Academy and its regional offices to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education, and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural legacy.

For more information on the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares programs and initiatives please visit www.grammyfoundation.com or www.musicares.com, or call (310) 392.3777.

Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Mavericks in Music: Celebrating the Contributions of Trailblazing Women
Featuring film highlights of the all-women big bands of the '40s, including the International Sweethearts of Rhythm and Ina Ray Hutton and her Melodears. Guest performers include two-time Grammy Award winner and Concord recording artist Diane Schuur, eleven-time Grammy Award winning Gospel legend Shirley Caesar, contemporary jazz saxophonist and GRP breakthrough artist Mindi Abair, and the Montclair Women's Big Band. Free to the public. 7:30 pm screening; Reception to follow. UCLA's Freud Playhouse at Macgowan Hall, Los Angeles. To RSVP, please call 1 (877) GRAMMYED.

Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Gibson/Baldwin GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles
Special guest Jon Secada. 7:00 pm Dinner; 8:00 pm Performance. The Vic, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica. $15 Cover, Public Performance. For more information please call (310) 392-4956.

February 10 – 24, 2005
GRAMMY Online Charity Auction on eBay
This online charity auction, sponsored by 7 UP, benefits MusiCares and The GRAMMY Foundation and features exclusive memorabilia from Bono, Brian Wilson, Cher, Dwight Yoakam, Melissa Etheridge, Michael McDonald, Randy Travis, Rod Stewart, Sarah McLachlan, and many more! VIP experiences include a cooking lesson with Patti LaBelle, a meet Dr. Phil experience, a drum lesson with Mick Fleetwood, a Maroon5 VIP concert package and a Universal Orlando Resort VIP getaway. Also available during round two will be one-of-a-kind items signed backstage by celebrity participants of the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast. Round one runs Feb. 10 – 17; Round two runs Feb. 14 – 24 and features 47th Annual GRAMMY-signed items. www.ebay.com/grammy. For more information, contact Kelly Burgos at (310) 392-3777 or e-mail kelly@grammy.com.

Thursday, February 10, 2005
Gibson/Baldwin GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles
Special Guest Dave Koz. 6:00 pm dinner; 7:00 pm performance. Knitting Factory, 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Public Performance. For more information please call (323) 463-0204 x122.

Friday, February 11, 2005
The 7th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon
Edgar Bronfman Jr., Chairman and CEO, Warner Music Group (Keynote Address); Don Passman, ELI Executive Committee Chair, Partner, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown; and Neil Portnow, President, The Recording Academy. 11:00 am. The Regent Beverly Wilshire Ballroom, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. Silver Tickets: $400, Bronze Tickets: $350, tables available upon request. Individual tickets and tables are currently available. For further information contact Cole Sternberg at (310) 392-3777 or coles@grammy.com.

Friday, February 11, 2005
MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute to Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson being honored; tribute concert performances by Backstreet Boys, Barenaked Ladies, Black Eyed Peas, Darlene Love, Earth Wind & Fire, Fred Martin & the Levite Camp, india.arie, Jamie Cullum, Jeff Beck, John Legend, Michael McDonald, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Richie Sambora, Questlove from The Roots and Shelby Lynne. 6:00 pm Silent Auction & Reception; 7:30 pm Dinner; 9:00 pm Tribute & Concert. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Individual tickets range from $1,000 – $7,500 each; table sponsorships range from $10,000 – $75,000. Individual tickets and tables are currently available. For further information contact Dana Tomarken or Dorit Kalev at (310) 392-3777 or e-mail dana@grammy.com or doritk@grammy.com.

Saturday, February 12, 2005
Gibson/Baldwin GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles
KTWV the WAVE presentsSaturday Afternoon Live At Sea With Special Guest Eric Marienthal. 11:30 am. Endless Dreams Yacht, Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach. $85 Per Person, Public Performance. For more information please call (562) 596-2199.

The 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be presented in Los Angeles at Staples Center on February 13, 2005. The show will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m (live in the East, tape delayed in the West), marking the 32nd consecutive year the show will air on CBS.

Among this year's nominees in the film music-related categories are:

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
  • Cold Mountain
  • De-Lovely
  • Garden State
  • Kill Bill Vol. 2
  • Shrek 2
Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
  • Angels In America (Thomas Newman, composer)
  • Big Fish (Danny Elfman, composer)
  • Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (Jon Brion, composer)
  • Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban (John Williams, composer)
  • The Lord Of The Rings – The Return Of The King (Howard Shore, composer)
Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
  • "Accidentally In Love" from Shrek 2 (David Bryson, Adam Duritz, David Immergluck, Matthew Malley & Dan Vickrey, songwriters)
  • "Belleville Rendez-Vous" from The Triplets Of Belleville (Benoit Charest & Sylvain Chomet, songwriters)
  • "Into The West" from The Lord Of The Rings – The Return Of The King (Annie Lennox, Howard Shore & Fran Walsh, songwriters)
  • "The Scarlet Tide" from Cold Mountain (Henry Burnett & Elvis Costello, songwriters)
  • "You Will Be My Ain True Love" from Cold Mountain (Sting, songwriter)



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