GRAMMY Museum To Celebrate BET Awards Lifetime Achievement Honorees

Special exhibit to launch June 27 featuring artifacts from James Brown, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, and Patti LaBelle, among others
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    Whitney Houston
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    James Brown
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    Al Green
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    Charlie Wilson
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    Chaka Khan
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    Patti LaBelle
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    The Isley Brothers
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    Gladys Knight
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    Earth, Wind & Fire
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    Maze and Frankie Beverly
June 25, 2013 -- 6:01 pm PDT

On June 27 the GRAMMY Museum, in cooperation with BET Networks, will unveil BET Awards: Lifetime Achievement Honorees, an exhibit that will celebrate all recipients of the BET Lifetime Achivement Award from 2001–2013. This limited-time display is an extension of the BET Experience at L.A. Live, a three-day event featuring concerts, seminars and celebrity panels that kicks off June 28.

"It is an honor for us to have the GRAMMY Museum exhibit items related to the BET lifetime achievement awards," said Stephen Hill, BET Networks president of music programming and specials. "We are proud to be able to honor pioneers in music and are glad that the celebrations of their accomplishments will be on display for all to see."

On display temporarily through Aug. 24, the exhibit will feature the Tony Ward gown worn by Whitney Houston at the 2010 BET Honors; an original jumpsuit worn onstage by James Brown in the '70s; the dress worn by Chaka Khan at the 2013 BET Honors; a stage costume worn by singer Charlie Wilson in the '80s and 2000s; and the outfit worn by Patti LaBelle for her Prince tribute at the 2010 BET Awards; among other artifacts.

The 2013 BET Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Wilson. Past recipients include Brown; Earth, Wind & Fire; Al Green; Houston; the Isley Brothers; Khan; Gladys Knight; LaBelle; Maze featuring Frankie Beverly; the O'Jays; Prince; and Diana Ross.

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