MUSIC LUMINARIES GATHER TO HONOR JAMES TAYLOR AS
2006 MUSIC CARES PERSON OF THE YEAR
Performances by India.Arie, Jackson Browne, David Crosby, the Dixie Chicks, Dr. John,
Carole King, Alison Krauss, Taj Mahal, Randy Newman, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon,
Bruce Springsteen and James Taylor himself.
Attendees include MusiCares® Foundation and Recording Academy® President Neil Portnow, and
MusiCares Foundation Board Chairman Les Bider.
GRAMMY®-winning producer Phil Ramone is
executive producer for the event, and Dinner Chairs include music industry executives Gary Borman,
Don Ienner, Mo Ostin and Jann Wenner. In addition, a host of A-list celebrities and prominent
music industry executives are scheduled to attend.
GRAMMY-winning music icon James Taylor will be honored as the 2006
MusiCares Person of the Year at a special event celebrating his extraordinary musical achievements and his
philanthropic commitment to arts, environmental and humanitarian causes. The Person of the Year
benefit begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction sponsored by AEG featuring such items as
Ebony Gibson JR-200 Acoustic Electric Guitar signed by Paul Simon; "France's Finest —
The Grand Tour of France" with Viking River Cruises; a Peter Max personal portrait and VIP
meet and greet at Max's New York studio; three days and two nights aboard the world-famous
Onassis yacht "Christina O" for 10 guests; a ladies 18 kt. ruby and diamond ring by Johnathon
Arndt Gallery of Jewels and Tesoro diamond cufflinks by Jason of Beverly Hills. A gala dinner
follows, and the celebration is highlighted by an award presentation and star-studded tribute concert.
Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute provide essential support for MusiCares' Financial
Assistance Program, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial,
medical and personal need. For more information, please visit www.musicares.com.
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California
Parking: West Hall Lot, off Cherry Street
Cost: $10 (no valet available)
Monday, Feb. 6, 2006
5 p.m. Media Check-in (@ Gilbert Lindsey Plaza)
6 p.m. Red Carpet Arrivals, Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Gala Dinner
9 p.m. Award Tribute & Concert
MEDIA R.S.V.P. MANDATORY: 310.854.8355
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you are interested in covering this event, you MUST request credentials no
later than Monday, Jan. 30, 2006. Credentials will be picked up at media check-in on the day of the event. All
crews must be self-contained, ENG crews. All satellite truck/van parking must be coordinated with Eileen
Thompson no later than Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006. ALL MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED for this event.
Press Credential Contact:
Eileen Thompson / Rogers Cowan
Barb Dehgan / The Recording Academy |
Christina Cassidy / TheMusiCaresFoundation
James Taylor Contact:
Paul Freundlich/PFA (Paul Freundlich Associates)