Minor Headed To "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno"
GRAMMY Awards Musical Director and former Recording Academy Trustee Rickey Minor has been named the new musical director for "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," replacing Kevin Eubanks. During his career, Minor has served as musical director for "American Idol" and the Super Bowl, in addition to collaborating with artists such as Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé and Alicia Keys. Eubanks, who has been the show's musical director since 1995, will make his final show appearance on May 28 and Minor will debut on June 7. (4/14)
LaBelle To Receive Honorary Degree
Two-time GRAMMY-winning artist Patti LaBelle will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Temple University at a commencement ceremony on May 13 in Philadelphia. A Philadelphia native, LaBelle currently serves on The Recording Academy Philadelphia Chapter's Board. (4/14)