The GRAMMY Museum will host a screening of If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast – a documentary from producer George Shapiro and director Danny Gold that chronicles several celebrated nonagenarians, and a few others over 100, to show how the twilight years can truly be the happiest and most rewarding. Following the screening, GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman will moderate an intimate panel discussion featuring Gold and Shapiro; Executive Producer Aimee Hyatt; music director/guitarist/producer/composer Terry Wollman, who produced music for the film; Dick Van Dyke, Arlene Van Dyke, who star in the film; and Alan Bergman, who co-wrote the song “Just Getting Started” from the film.
Reel To Reel: 'If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast'
Ahead of the 60th GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York, The Paley Center for Media and the GRAMMY Museum present an intimate Q&A with the executives of the Recording Academy and primetime show. The conversation will explore the storied history of the GRAMMY Awards, music’s highest honor and what we can expect as Music’s Biggest Night heads to the Big Apple for the first time in 15 years. A highlight reel of the moments and performances that have helped make the show an indelible part of American culture will also be screened.
Ken Ehrlich, Executive Producer, GRAMMY Awards
Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment
Neil Portnow, President/CEO, the Recording Academy
Moderator: Scott Goldman, Executive Director, GRAMMY Museum
In American Folk, filmed over 3,500 miles in 14 states, musicians Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth star as two strangers, both folk musicians, whose fates become intertwined after their plane is grounded in California following the September 11th attacks. Both desperately needing to get back to New York, they embark on a cross-country journey in a 1972 Chevy Van. Along the way, the duo finds solace in their mutual love of classic folk songs, raising their voices with everyday people they meet on the road. They rediscover the healing nature of music and bear witness to a nation of people who lift each other up in the wake of tragedy. The GRAMMY Museum will present a special screening of this film, followed by an intimate conversation moderated by author Paul Zollo featuring Purdy and Rubarth, along with director David Heinz and producers Matt Miller and Fiona Walsh-Heinz. Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth will perform a brief set following the conversation.
Ahead of the release of his new album, The Snake King, on Jan. 26, the GRAMMY Museum will welcome GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Rick Springfield to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation and performance. His new album finds Springfield exploring the blues side of his rock & roll, and marks a definite departure from the power pop he has been known for. With 25 million records sold, Springfield has withstood the test of time far better than most critics would ever have imagined, performing nearly 100 concerts around the world every year. He has written and performed some of the best-crafted power pop anthems of the past 40 years, including 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, among them, "Don't Talk to Strangers," "An Affair of the Heart," "I've Done Everything for You," "Love Somebody," and "Human Touch," as well as the 1981 GRAMMY-winning Best Male Rock Vocal Performance No. 1 single, "Jessie's Girl."
The 60th GRAMMY Awards will take place at New York City's Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The telecast will be broadcast live on CBS at a new time: 7:30–11 p.m. ET and 4:30–8 p.m. PT.