GRAMMY Foundation To Host 15th Annual Music Preservation Project

Annual GRAMMY Week event to explore the history of legendary influencers in music and their impact on the American cultural landscape

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The GRAMMY Foundation will host Play It Forward: A Celebration Of Music's Evolution And Influencers — the 15th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project — on Feb. 7, 2013, at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif.

In conjunction with the GRAMMY Foundation's mission of recognizing and preserving our musical past, this year's GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project will explore the history of legendary influencers in music and the invaluable contributions of those key players, the music they inspired and their impact on the American cultural landscape.

Performers include GRAMMY winners Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris, current 55th GRAMMY nominee Ed Sheeran, and singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas. More performers will be announced shortly. The evening's musical director will be Darrell Brown, songwriter/producer, Recording Academy Trustee 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.

General admission tickets are $35 per person and premium seating is $45. For tickets and information, visit www.grammyfoundation.org or http://wl.flavorus.com/sabantheatre/PlayItForward, or contact 855.235.2867.

Play It Forward is sponsored in part by CenterStaging, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Getty Images Music, and Jackson Limousine.

Play It Forward is part of the GRAMMY Week series of events, culminating with Music's Biggest Night, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 10, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

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