The Recording Academy Honors 2007
September 26, 2007
GRAMMY-winning artists Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys and Donnie McClurkin, and the creators of "West Side Story" — Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins and Stephen Sondheim — have been named as recipients of the New York Chapter's The Recording Academy Honors 2007. The Recording Academy Honors was established to celebrate outstanding individuals whose work embodies excellence and integrity and who have improved the environment for the creative community. The event, which will attract recording artists, key entertainment executives and community leaders, will be held Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at Cipriani Wall Street. This New York gala supports the Chapter's ongoing advocacy, education and professional development programs. Additionally, seven-time GRAMMY winner, album notes writer and jazz historian Dan Morgenstern will be acknowledged with a special Legacy Presentation, which on the occasion of The Academy's 50th Celebration activities recognizes a longtime Recording Academy member whose significant contributions have been instrumental in the success of the Chapter and the local music community at large.
The evening will begin with a cocktail hour followed by dinner and performances by Oleta Adams, Melissa Etheridge, Donnie McClurkin and the Choir Academy of Harlem, Earl Rose and a special performance excerpt from "West Side Story." Special appearances will include Clive Davis, Carol Lawrence, Neil Portnow, Antonio "L.A." Reid and Barry Weiss.
Tickets for The Recording Academy Honors gala range from $275 and $500 for Academy members to $1,000 for non-member VIPs and are available by calling the New York Chapter office at 212.245.5440. Sponsorship packages and table seats are also available