The Philadelphia Chapter and MusiCares present Dollars & Sense, a financial management and fitness program geared toward music professionals of all levels. We will discuss financial matters such as taxes, credit, insurance and investments; as well as business financing strategies and mortgages. We will detail tactics concerning the management of infrequently received large sums of money as well as the handling of smaller, more frequent payments. Come prepared with questions relevant to your own situation. The event will be moderated by Dee Dee Acquisto, Senior Director of Health & Human Services for MusiCares. Special guests to include Stephen B. Ratner, CPA, Ratner, Lynn & Company, LLC, and Chapter Board member Octavius "Ted" Reid of Morgan Stanley. In an effort to support local musicians, Ratner, Lynn & Company, LLC, is offering free and reasonably priced tax services to Recording Academy members and their families. Join us at the event and sign up for your personal appointment to have your individual tax returns prepared by an experienced CPA. Event admission is free for Recording Academy Members and $15 for Non-Members. For tickets and/or information on the event, please call 215.985.5411 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dollars & Sense
Harold Owens, Senior Director MusiCares MAP Fund, joins an illustrious panel at South by Southwest on March 17 to discuss "Doing Service, Giving Back." This special panel is presented by SXSW and Road Recovery, a nonprofit organization that helps young people find their way toward a healthy future through mentoring, educational and live performance based-programs.
The panel's moderator is Gene Bowen, and in addition to Owens, panelists include Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer, Dr. David Smith and Walter Yetnikoff. For more information, please visit www.roadrecovery.com or www.sxsw.com.
A silent auction to benefit MusiCares will take place during the Nashville Recording Academy Honors Tribute to be held on April 9 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Some of the items to be auctioned include Robert Sturman original art pieces; an Italian getaway package with three nights in Milan and two nights in Rome; a trip to Cancun; a Panasonic EKS home theater; signed and handwritten lyrics to hit songs written by Brenda Lee, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Gordon Kennedy; spa packages; interior design; wardrobe consultation and more.
Established in 1989 by the Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance to music people in times of need.
Please join the Chicago Chapter of The Recording Academy, MusiCares and Shure Incorporated for this special educational event featuring Dr. Heather Bentley, audiologist at Sensaphonics; Lyndia Johnson, executive director/voice coach at Sterling Voice Coaching, Ltd.; and H. Steven Sims, M.D., director of the Chicago Institute for Voice Care.
The panel will educate the recording industry, producers and recording artists about the importance of proper vocal development and maintenance, as well as proper hearing protection and conservation.
The evening will begin with a comprehensive lecture on human voice pathology, vocal techniques and coaching as a highly effective means of gaining insight into proper singing, prevention of vocal problems such as hoarseness and vocal fatigue, and increasing beauty and stamina without compromising vocal style. The panelists will then speak about the damaging effects of noise-induced hearing loss, the risk factors, and preventive measures, including a demonstration of personal in-ear monitors.
RSVP is required and space is limited. To RSVP, please e-mail RSVP_Chicago@grammy.com or contact the Chicago Chapter at 312.786.1121.
On Oct. 12 and Oct. 13, Greg Adams will perform a two-night concert series to benefit MusiCares at Spaghettini Grill & Jazz Club in Seal Beach, Calif. The event on Oct. 13 will feature a special guest performance from Tom Scott. To raise funds for MusiCares, an autographed limited-edition copy of Adams' GRAMMY-nominated score of Tower Of Power's smash hit "What Is Hip" will be up for bid each night of this series. A portion of the proceeds from Adams' CD sales will also be donated to MusiCares.
Additionally, Spaghettini will sponsor a raffle of their world-class Smooth Jazz Sunday Brunch for four, valued at $240, along with other great prizes. Raffle tickets will be $10 each with all proceeds going to MusiCares.
There is no charge unless a reserved table is desired. For reservations, call 562.596.2199. For more information, please visit http://www.spaghettini.com/specials.php.