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Monday, August 3

Legends Of Motown: Celebrating The Supremes

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

12:15pm

The GRAMMY Museum explores the enduring legacy and influence of Motown Records' premier recording artists with Legends Of Motown: Celebrating The Supremes. The exhibit offers visitors a unique look at the life and career of one of the most successful American singing groups of the '60s, The Supremes.

On display through spring 2016, the exhibit features rare photographs from the personal collection of Mary Wilson; concert posters; tour books, fan memorabilia; and an assortment of performance attire,

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The Drop: Leon Bridges

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

8:00pm

(AUG 3) Breakout Texas-based R&B singer/songwriter Leon Bridges released his highly anticipated debut album, Coming Home, in June on Columbia Records, clocking in at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. The album boasts 10 original tracks, including the previously released fan favorites "Coming Home," "Better Man," "Lisa Sawyer," and "Smooth Sailin'." The album has garnered positive accolades from Rolling Stone, NPR, The Guardian and NME, among others. Apple chose Bridges to participate in its New Artist Spotlight program, which features up-and-coming artists as chosen by the editorial staff at iTunes/Apple Music. Bridges has also been featured on NPR's All Things Considered. Additionally, "Coming Home" can be heard in an Apple iPhone commercial, and ESPN featured the song throughout their 2015 NBA Finals coverage. Bridges' music career kicked off in Dallas/Forth Worth after a chance meeting with Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block of White Denim, who serve as producers on Coming Home. Bridges subsequently released his two breakout tracks —  "Coming Home" and "Better Man"— in October 2015 and then signed with Columbia Records. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Bridges to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate performance and discussion surrounding his career and new album, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation.

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Tuesday, August 4

Reel to Reel: CNN Original Series: The Seventies

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

7:00pm

The GRAMMY Museum will host a special screening of an upcoming new episode of CNN's Original Series, The Seventies. The episode, "What's Goin' On," delves into how American popular music exploded into new formats like disco and punk in the '70s, while established artists like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder found a new creative voice. A panel discussion will follow the screening featuring Huffington Post blogger and Emmy-nominated TV writer David Wild, journalist/filmmaker Nelson George, singer/songwriter/actor JD Souther, and TV/film/music producer Suzanne De Passe. From Emmy Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Playtone), in association with HBO and Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (Herzog & Company), The Seventies examines the individuals and events that influenced and shaped a decade that had a profound impact on America. Through the use of raw and rarely seen archival footage, as well as interviews with journalists, historians, musicians and television artists who were eyewitnesses to history, The Seventies paints a vivid portrait of a period of lasting consequence. The eight-part hour-long docuseries, airing Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, explores television of the '70s, the impact of the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, the evolving music scene, the Iran Hostage Crisis, violent crimes in America, the sexual revolution, and the rise in terrorism at home and abroad.

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Saturday, August 8

Gloria Trevi: El Amor

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

7:30pm

Often hailed as "the Mexican Madonna," pop/rock singer Gloria Trevi will release a new CD/DVD set, El Amor, on August 21, 2015. With more than 30 million albums sold worldwide, Trevi has released 13 albums and penned over 200 songs. Her latest album, De Película, reached No. 1 on the Latin Album chart in the U.S., Mexico and Latin America. El Amor is a gender-bending masterpiece produced by multiple GRAMMY Award winner Humberto Gatica (Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Chaka Khan, Lionel Richie, and Michael Bublé, among many others) in which Trevi gives listeners a glimpse into the way she loves, and the way she wants to be loved, singing from the perspective of both male and female. The album features reinterpretations of some of Latin music's timeless hits, including first single "Como Yo Te Amo." The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Trevi to the Clive Davis Theater for an exclusive pre-screening, discussion and Q&A about her new album, moderated by Leila Cobo, director of Latin content and programming for Billboard. Please note that this is not a performance. Gloria Trevi will be kicking off her El Amor World Tour on August 21st at The Greek Theater.

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Monday, August 10

The Drop: Of Monsters And Men

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

8:00pm

In 2011, the infectious, quadruple-platinum No. 1 radio hit "Little Talks" had the world talking about the Icelandic chamber pop group, Of Monsters And Men. The quintet's critically praised 2012 debut album, My Head Is An Animal, sold more than 2 million copies worldwide and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. In addition to countless sold-out headlining shows around the world, Of Monsters And Men have performed at various music festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury and Lollapalooza. Contributing to their rise to fame was their single "Silhouettes," which was featured on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. The group has made several TV appearances, including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Graham Norton Show and Saturday Night Live, charming audiences around the world. Their latest album, Beneath The Skin, was released June 9, 2015 and has already proven to be a success, climbing to No. 3 on the Billboard 200, marking their highest-charting album to date. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Of Monsters And Men to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate discussion surrounding their new album and career, moderated by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation, and performance.

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Friday, August 14

GRAMMY Museum Archives

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

12:00pm

Visit the official GRAMMY Museum Archives, a wing of the museum sponsored by Iron Mountain and dedicated to the development, preservation and archiving of rare audio and video assets from the music industry. Museum members and visitors can to listen to and watch the more than 200 public programs that have taken place in the Clive Davis Theater. The archives include interviews and performances by the Beach Boys, Ringo Starr, Kenny Chesney, Smokey Robinson, Buddy Guy, Terrance Blanchard, John Mellencamp, John Mayer, Jack White, Yoko Ono, Harry Connick Jr., Stevie Nicks, Dr. John and dozens more. Additionally, information on every GRAMMY Award winner and GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductees are housed in the Archives.

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Monday, August 17

All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

12:00pm

All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur showcases the rapper’s love of words and his talent as a gifted communicator through handwritten lyrics and poems.  The exhibit also features artifacts from his career breakthrough with hip-hop group, Digital Underground and his rise to fame as a solo artist. 

 

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