Memphis Chapter's The Recording Academy Honors Recipients Named
Screenwriter/director Craig Brewer, legendary producing and songwriting team Isaac Hayes and David Porter, multi-platinum artist Justin Timberlake, and the first African-American programmed radio outlet, WDIA, have been named as recipients of the Memphis Chapter's The Recording Academy Honors 2005, it was announced today by The Recording Academy. The Recording Academy Honors Award was established to celebrate outstanding individuals whose work embodies excellence and integrity and who have improved the environment for the creative community.
The gala event â€” which attracts recording artists, key entertainment executives and community leaders â€” will be held on Oct. 22 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center . Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund.
The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and silent auction offering one-of-a-kind music experience packages, various music memorabilia, original art and collectibles. The Honors dinner and show will follow and recognize the careers of the esteemed honorees with celebrity presenters and performers.
Tickets for The Recording Academy Honors gala are $75 for Academy members and $125 for non-members and are available by calling the Memphis Chapter office at 901.525.1340. Sponsorship packages and table sales are also available.