GRAMMY winners Michael Bolton, Kristian Bush and David Caddick; GRAMMY nominee Joan Osborne; and actresses/vocalists Samantha Barks and Stephanie J. Block, producer/musician Ray Chew, pianist/vocalist Peter Cincotti, and singer/songwriter Frankie Moreno have been announced as performers for the New York Chapter Recording Academy Honors 2013 on June 25 at 583 Park Avenue in New York.
Presenters will include Steve Bartels, president and COO of Island Def Jam Music Group; Bolton; Charles Hamlen, co-founder of IMG Artists; and music executive Kevin Liles.
The event will honor songwriters/performing artists Ashford & Simpson, GRAMMY-winning violinist Joshua Bell, GRAMMY-winning artist Melissa Etheridge, GRAMMY-winning creators of "Les Misérables" — Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer and Claude-Michel Schönberg — and R&B singer/songwriter Trey Songz.
The Recording Academy Honors was established to celebrate outstanding individuals whose work embodies excellence and integrity and who have improved the environment for the creative community. This gala will support the Chapter's ongoing advocacy, education and professional development programs.
The New York Chapter Recording Academy Honors 2013 will begin with a VIP cocktail reception followed by dinner and the tribute performances and award presentations. For information on tickets and sponsorship packages, contact the New York Chapter office at 212.245.5440. The event is sponsored by ASCAP, Billboard, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Cameron Mackintosh, Universal Music Group, Universal Pictures, and Warner Music Group.