Ray Charles Memorial Library Opens

Ray Charles Memorial Library Opens

Ray Charles Memorial Library Opens
The Ray Charles Memorial Library opened on Sept. 23 in Los Angeles, housed in the studio and office building built by the 17-time GRAMMY winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient in the early '60s. The library, a product of the Ray Charles Foundation, features interactive exhibits that explore Charles' recordings and memorabilia from his career, including GRAMMY Awards, stage costumes, his personal piano and saxophone, a collection of microphones, and letters received from Johnny Cash and former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. (9/24)

Sony Music Asia Restructures Leadership
Sony Music Entertainment announced the restructuring of its executive team in the Asian region with Sony Music Australia and New Zealand Chairman/CEO Denis Handlin taking on the role of president for Southeast Asia and Korea. Adam Tsuei will serve as president for the Greater China region. Mumbai, India-based Shridhar Subramaniam has been promoted to president of the company's India and Middle East regions. Daniel DiCicco, president of SME Asia, will leave the company. (9/24)

Laszlo Polgar Dies
GRAMMY-winning Hungarian bass and Zurich Opera member Laszlo Polgar died Sunday in Zurich. No cause of death was provided. He was 63 years old. During his career, Polgar performed on stages across the world, including Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Vienna State Opera and Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He received the Kossuth Prize, Hungary's most prestigious cultural award, in 1990. In 1999 Polgar won a GRAMMY for Best Opera Recording for Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle. (9/24)

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