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Monday, July 25

The Sounds of Africa: celebrates the winners at the BET awards

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

11:15am

"At BET International, we look forward each year to recognizing and applauding the work of the best musical artists from the continent of Africa as a part of the annual BET Awards, and this year, we’re thrilled to collaborate with the GRAMMY Museum to take inter-continental music celebration to new heights with the Sounds of Africa exhibit. We are beyond excited about this tribute to legendary, traditional and contemporary African music artists, and could not have asked for a better partner."

-Ava Hall, Vice President, BET International Programming and Brand Advancement

 

On display through fall 2016, the exhibit features handwritten lyrics, costumes and rare instruments from artists including:

GRAMMY WINNER ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO, FROM THE WEST AFRICAN NATION OF BENINSINGER/SONGWRITER SALIF KEITA, FROM DJOLIBA, MALINIGERIAN SINGER/SONGWRITER SIR VICTOR UWAIFONIGERIAN VISUAL ARTIST LAOLU SENBANJOCONGOLESE RUMBA SINGER/SONGWRITER AND BANDLEADER TABU LEY ROCHEREAUNIGERIAN SINGER/SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER 2FACE IDIBIANIGERIAN HIP-HOP ARTIST AND ACTOR ICE PRINCEAND MORE!

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Visit the Michael Jackson Exhibit at the Grammy Museum

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

11:15am

"The overwhelming response to our earlier exhibits speaks to Jackson's unparalleled place in music history and the public's deep connection to his music.  We're excited to share even more of Jackson's life and legacy with his fans and we hope it serves as a fitting tribute to one of the most significant entertainers in music history."

- Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum

In October 2009 the GRAMMY Museum debuted Michael Jackson: A Musical Legacy, the temporary memorial display that was launched following Jackson's death in June 2009. The Museum’s current tribute to Jackson resides on the third floor and features two cases of artifacts that portray Jackson’s early career as a member of the Jackson 5, and his successful solo career as a singer and performer. Featured artifacts include Jackson's trademark sequin gloves, elaborately embellished jackets and items worn in the music video for his hit song “Thriller,” including the famous varsity jacket and red leather jacket. 

 

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Hunnypot: Sienna Jackson

The Mint

6010 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

7:00pm

Sienna Jackson is Director of Music Film & Television at The Weinstein Company and an LA native with a background in journalism and national security policy. At Weinstein, Sienna is in charge of creative development and branding of The Weinstein Company Music Catalog for global one-stop synch, A&R and soundtrack development, government affairs and intellectual property policy, music administration and clearance for film and television, creative marketing solutions, venture partnerships, and in-house music supervision.

The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 341 Oscar nominations and won 81 Academy Awards.

Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; SCRE4M; SPY KIDS: THE KING’S SPEECH; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; SCARY MOVIE 5; LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER; PHILOMENA; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON and WOMAN IN GOLD. Upcoming releases include MACBETH, CAROL and THE HATEFUL EIGHT.

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USA Basketball Women's National Team vs USA Select Team

Galen Center

3400 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA

7:00pm

The 2016 USA Basketball Women’s National Team will kick off its summer training July 23 in Los Angeles, the city where in 1984 the USA claimed its first of a record seven overall Olympic gold medals, USA Basketball announced today. Further, the USA National Team will begin its 2016 USA Basketball Showcase presented by Verizon in an exhibition game July 25 against a USA Basketball Select Team. The USA Select Team, which will be announced at a later date, is expected to be comprised of young USA National Team members and future USA National Team hopefuls. Tickets for the USA Basketball Showcase exhibition game versus the USA Select Team go on sale June 29, while the remaining exhibition contests are on sale now.

The USA is scheduled to practice July 23 at 5:30 p.m. (PDT) at a site to be determined, hold a second practice July 24 at 12:30 p.m. (PDT) at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center before tipping-off July 25 at 7 p.m. (PDT) against the USA Select Team at the Galen Center.

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TONY JOE WHITE

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

8:00pm

Covered by the likes of Ray Charles, Elvis, and Tina Turner, Tony Joe White has done it all. Growing up in Louisiana, White observed the sights, sounds, and details of his surroundings and turned them into songs which revolutionized and popularized Swamp Rock music. With multiple albums breaking the Top 10 on Billboard's Top Blues Albums chart, he still believes that music is not about getting the next No. 1 hit, but about writing from your soul. "Writing and playing and doing music not for the benefit of having a No. 1 record, just to let it out of your soul, means that somebody has fed it down to you," he says. Representing a dying breed of musicians, White keeps it old school and still builds a campfire to write any new song. Best known for hits including "Polk Salad Annie" and "Rainy Night in Georgia," White released his 19th studio album, Rain Crow, on May 27. Recorded at his studio and produced by his son, Jody White, Rain Crow summons recollections of long ago, when animals foretold the weather; tongue-talking worshippers proved their faith by handling snakes; and a "bad wind" could drive a man to the edge of insanity. The album features songs co-written with his wife, Leann, and Billy Bob Thornton. The GRAMMY Museum is pleased to welcome Tony Joe White to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate discussion on his new album and career, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares. The conversation will be followed by a special performance.

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