WHO:  The GRAMMY Foundation® will host "A Song Is Born," the 16th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert (formerly the Music Preservation Project), featuring live musical performances by GRAMMY® winners Kris Kristofferson, Joy Willams, Paul Williams, and Dan Wilson; and GRAMMY-nominated artists Skylar Grey, John Rzeznik, Allen Shamblin, and J.D. Souther, as well as other artists to be announced shortly.

The evening's musical director will be Darrell Brown, songwriter/producer 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:  "A Song Is Born," the 16th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Legacy Concert — presented by Seagate — will explore the history and evolution of songwriting and celebrate the various and invaluable contributions of key players behind the music and their impact on the American cultural landscape. This GRAMMY Week concert 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. Admission tickets are $45 per person. For tickets and information, visit www.grammyfoundation.org or http://wl.flavorus.com/gf/asongisborn, or contact 855.235.2867. "A Song is Born" is sponsored in part by CenterStaging, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Jackson Limousine, TNT Agency, and Trattore Estate Wines.


Wilshire Ebell Theatre

4401 West 8th St.

Los Angeles, CA  90005

WHEN:  Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

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 Legacy Concert highlights its year-round activities in support of that mission, from preservation grants to its Living Histories archive. The Concert 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 event 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.

Media Contacts:

Christina Cassidy or Hannah Berryman

GRAMMY Foundation




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