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Whitney Houston Exhibit Opens At Newark's GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center
The new GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center exhibit celebrates the life of the legendary singer Whitney Houston in her hometown
GRAMMY winner Whitney Houston shook the world with her powerful voice and music for years, beginning with her self-titled debut in 1985. Now an exhibit is bringing her legacy to her hometown of Newark.
Whitney! at the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center gives fans an intimate look into her life through "a collection of diverse artifacts, rare photographs and footage from the private collection of the Houston Family," including several of her stunning costumes, awards and personal mementos, including scrapbooks. Houston broke several records during her musical career, and continues to receive accolades and honors since her death in 2012.
The powerhouse singer made a stir as soon as she entered the music scene in 1985, with her debut Whitney Houston—and several its singles—topping the charts and earning the star her first three GRAMMY nominations. At the 28th GRAMMY Awards the album was nominated for Album of the Year and she took home her first win for Best Pop Vocal Performance for "Saving All My Love For You," one of the album's three No. 1 singles. Her sophomore album, Whitney, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, making her the first ever female artists to do so.
During her illustrious career she would take home six GRAMMY wins, including for Album of the Year for The Bodyguard Original Soundtrack and Record of the Year for "I Will Always Love You" at the 36th GRAMMY Awards. Whitney Houston was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame in 2013 and "I Will Always Love You" was in 2018, recognizing them as "recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old."
The Whitney! exhibit is curated by the GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live, where the original museum site is located in downtown Los Angeles, with support from the Estate of Whitney Houston. Visitors can watch and revisit Houston's amazing performances and also hear from other artists on how she impacted their lives and careers, with exclusive interviews.
The exhibit launched on the one year anniversary of the GRAMMY Museum Experience opening its doors. A Whitney! exhibit was on view at the GRAMMY Museum L.A. back in 2012-2013, and thanks to the museum location opening in Newark, the GRAMMY Museum can honor and celebrate the star in her hometown. The GRAMMY Experience brings music history and culture through interactive exhibits to music lovers on the East Coast and celebrates local New Jersey legends including Houston, as well as fellow GRAMMY-winning icons Bruce Springsteen and Frank Sinatra.
Whitney! will be on view at GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center until June 2019, please visit their website for info tickets, hours and more.
Allen Hughes' "The Defiant Ones" Wins Best Music Film | 2018 GRAMMY
Director Allen Hughes' four-part documentary takes home Best Music Film honors for its portrayal of the unlikely partnership that changed the music business
The team behind The Defiant Ones celebrated a big win for Best Music Film at the 60th GRAMMY Awards. The crew awarded include director Allen Hughes and producers Sarah Anthony, Fritzi Horstman, Broderick Johnson, Gene Kirkwood, Andrew Kosove, Laura Lancaster, Michael Lombardo, Jerry Longarzo, Doug Pray & Steven Williams.
In a year rife with quality music documentaries and series, the bar has been set high for this dynamic category. The Defiant Ones is a four-part HBO documentary telling the story of an unlikely duo taking the music business by storm seems better suited for fantastical pages of a comic book, but for engineer-turned-mogul Jimmy Iovine and super-producer Dr. Dre, it's all truth.The Defiant Ones recounts their histories, their tribulations and their wild success. These include first-hand accounts from those who were there in Iovine's early days, such as Bruce Springsteen and U2's Bono, as well as those on board when Dre and Iovine joined forces, such as Snoop Dogg and Eminem.
The competition was stiff as the category was filled with compelling films such as One More Time With Feeling, Two Trains Runnin', Soundbreaking, and Long Strange Trip.
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Pearl Jam Named Record Store Day 2019 Ambassadors
Pearl Jam's Mike McCready says "if you love music," record stores are the place to find it
Record Store Day 2019 will arrive on April 13 and this year's RSD Ambassadors are Pearl Jam. Past ambassadors include Dave Grohl, Metallica, Run The Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P), and 61st GRAMMY Awards winner for Best Rock Song St. Vincent.
McCready was also the 2018 recipient of MusiCares' Stevie Ray Vaughan Award.
The band was formed in 1990 by McCready, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Eddie Vedder, and they have played with drummer Matt Cameron since 2002. They have had five albums reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and four albums reach No. 2.
"Pearl Jam is honored to be Record Store Day's Ambassador for 2019. Independent record stores are hugely important to me," Pearl Jam's Mike McCready said in a statement publicizing the peak-vinyl event. "Support every independent record store that you can. They're really a good part of society. Know if you love music, this is the place to find it."
With a dozen GRAMMY nominations to date, Pearl Jam's sole win so far was at the 38th GRAMMY Awards for "Spin The Black Circle" for Best Hard Rock Performance.
Pearl Jam will be performing on March 3 in Tempe, Ariz. at the Innings festival, on June 15 in Florence, Italy at the Firenze Rocks Festival and at another festival in Barolo, Italy on June 17. On July 6 Pearl Jam will headline London's Wembley Stadium.
Portugal. The Man To Aida Cuevas: Backstage At The 2018 GRAMMYs
Also see James Fauntleroy, Reba McIntire, Latroit, and more after they stepped off the GRAMMY stage
What do artists do the moment they walk off the GRAMMY stage from presenting, accepting an award or performing? Now, you can find out.
Also see Best Pop Duo/Group Performance GRAMMY winners Portugal. The Man posing with their first career GRAMMY Award, Best Roots Gospel Album GRAMMY winner Reba McIntire right after she walked offstage, Best R&B Song GRAMMY winner James Fauntleroy, Best Remixed Recording GRAMMY winner Latroit, and many more, with these photos from backstage during the 60th GRAMMY Awards.
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Original Misfits Unleash One Night Only L.A. Reunion Show
Dark punk legends to play first show with Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only since last year's Riot Fest reunion
There's big news today for punk-rock fans aware that the Misfits made much more than just T-shirts.
The massively influential punk band announced a special show touted as the "only 2017 performance in this world… or any world" and billed as "The Original Misfits" in Los Angeles at the Forum on Dec. 30.
This will be the first Misfits show featuring original singer Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only with long-time guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein since the band reunited for a pair of Riot Fest appearances in Chicago and Denver in 2016. Last year's Riot Fest gigs, which featured drummer Dave Lombardo, marked the first time in 33 years the original Misfits members played together.
"OK Los Angeles, you've waited almost 35 years for this, here's your chance to see the "Original Misfits" in this Exclusive L.A. only performance." said Glenn Danzig. "No Tour, No BS, just one night of dark metal-punk hardcore brutality that will go down in the history books. See you there."
Tickets for this "one night only" show go on sale Friday, August 25.