Berry Gordy & Smokey Robinson to Be Honored by Grammy Museum
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:07:35
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Motown founder Berry Gordy and singer Smokey Robinson will be honored with The Grammy Museum's first-ever Architects of Sound Award.
Proceeds from the inaugural Grammy Museum benefit gala dinner and concert — to be held on Monday, November 11, 2013, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles — will provide essential support for the Museum, an educational and interactive museum dedicated to engaging both children and adults in the power of music through dynamic exhibits, educational programs, live performances and more.
The event will be hosted by music industry veteran and television personality Randy Jackson.
In recognition of their unparalleled contributions to the Motown genre, Gordy will receive the Architect of Sound: Vision Award, while Robinson will receive the Architect of Sound: Artist Award.
Selected by the Museum and its Board of Directors, the Architect of Sound Awards are dedicated to honoring those who are catalysts in changing the musical legacy of America, and who helped shape the sound of a specific genre.
"We are honored to celebrate both Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson as the first-ever recipients of the Architects of Sound Awards," said the powers-that-be. "Their contributions to Motown have truly changed the landscape of American music. We are grateful to these extraordinary industry leaders who will be helping us celebrate not only our first gala, but also our upcoming five-year anniversary of The Grammy Museum."
Congrats to Berry and Robinson. They both truly shaped the Motown sound.
The gala also features a concert with performances expected from Michael Bolton, Boyz II Men, and Kelly Rowland!
For tickets and more info, visit TheGRAMMYMuseum.
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