Legacy Recordings Commemorates Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday with…Frank Sinatra: A Voice On Air (1935-1955)

A New 4-CD Collection Featuring 100 Rare Sinatra Tracks including 91 Previously Unreleased Live Performances – Recorded During the ‘Golden Age’ of Radio

In a matter befitting the 100th birthday of an American icon, Sony Music‘s Legacy Recordings announces the November 20th, 2015 release of Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955), a historic 100+ track, 4-CD deluxe box set culled from an invaluable collection of rare radio broadcasts and rehearsals – immaculately restored from the original recording masters for unprecedented high-fidelity sound. (The set is available for pre-order on Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/Sinatra_AVOA_amazon)

"Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955)" to be released Nov 20th (PRNewsFoto/Legacy Recordings)

“Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955)” to be released Nov 20th (PRNewsFoto/Legacy Recordings)

Luxuriously packaged with a 60-page book, Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air (1935-1955) is an essential addition to Sinatra’s voluminous discography, offering a unique glimpse into the formative period of America’s first teen idol: Frank Sinatra, the man who became known the world over as “The Voice.” Included in the book are an introductory essay by renowned singer, pianist and archivist Michael Feinstein; a personal remembrance by Frank’s eldest daughter Nancy Sinatra and detailed essay by foremost Sinatra historian, author and box set producer Charles L. Granata. The package was designed by noted Art Director Maria Marulanda, who created the landmark 2007 Columbia/Legacy box set Frank Sinatra: A Voice in Time. Continue reading

The GRAMMY Museum® To Honor Berry Gordy And Smokey Robinson With First-Ever Architects Of Sound Awards On Nov. 11

Motown-Themed Gala, Hosted by Randy Jackson, Will Take Place at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE and Will Help Celebrate the Museum’s Five-Year Anniversary

Boyz II Men and Kelly Rowland Are the First Artists Announced to Perform at Gala Tribute Concert, with Proceeds Benefitting Museum Programs

Motown founder Berry Gordy and GRAMMY® winner Smokey Robinson will be honored with The GRAMMY Museum®’s first-ever Architects of Sound Award, it was announced by Bob Santelli, executive director of the Museum. Proceeds from the inaugural GRAMMY Museum benefit gala dinner and concert — to be held on Monday, Nov. 11 , 2013, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles — will provide essential support for the Museum, an educational and interactive museum dedicated to engaging both children and adults in the power of music through dynamic exhibits, educational programs, live performances and more. The event will be hosted by music industry veteran and television personality Randy Jackson.

In recognition of their unparalleled contributions to the Motown genre, Gordy will receive the Architect of Sound: Vision Award and Robinson will receive the Architect of Sound: Artist Award. Selected by the Museum and its Board of

The Recording Academy Logo.  (PRNewsFoto/The Recording Academy)

The Recording Academy Logo. (PRNewsFoto/The Recording Academy)

Directors, the Architect of Sound Awards are dedicated to honoring those who are catalysts in changing the musical legacy of America, and who helped shape the sound of a specific genre.

The GRAMMY Museum (www.grammymuseum.org) is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created as a partnership  between The Recording Academy and AEG. Paying tribute to music’s rich cultural history, the one-of-a-kind, 21st century Museum features interactive, permanent and traveling exhibits — with four floors of dynamic and engaging multimedia presentations — and is located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district.

We are honored to celebrate both Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson as the first-ever recipients of the Architects of Sound Awards,” said Santelli. “Their contributions to Motown have truly changed the landscape of American music. We are grateful to these extraordinary industry leaders who will be helping us celebrate not only our first gala, but also our upcoming five-year anniversary of The GRAMMY Museum.”

The 2013 GRAMMY Museum Architects of Sound Gala will begin with a reception and touring of the GRAMMY Museum, followed by a dinner and awards presentation, hosted by Jackson. The celebration will culminate with a concert, produced by Ken Ehrlich Productions, featuring four-time GRAMMY-winning group Boyz II Men and four-time GRAMMY winner Kelly Rowland. In addition to serving as a GRAMMY Museum Board member, Ehrlich has produced the GRAMMY Awards® telecast since 1980 and is responsible for the creation and presentation of the show’s most iconic GRAMMY moments during that time. Continue reading

The Ritz-Carton, Los Angeles Invites Guests “Behind the Scenes” at the 41st Annual American Music Awards® Show

American Music Awards Ultimate VIP Weekend Package Includes Tickets in the First Ten Rows, Red Carpet Access, VIP Parties, and Exclusive Pre-Show ‘Behind the Scenes’ Tour

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles (900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015 USA, Phone:  +1 (213) 743-8800), a luxury retreat located the heart of the city’s entertainment scene, is offering an extraordinary experience to go behind-the-scenes at one of the most popular, celebrity-attended award shows. The 2013 American Music Awards® Ultimate VIP Weekend Package includes the once-in-a-lifetime experience for guests to get a sneak peek at award show production and preparations the day before the show – something few will ever experience. The next day, guests will walk the red carpet and sit among the stars as the show takes place – along with other perks, such as pre-show and post-show parties.

Rooftop Pool Area at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

Rooftop Pool Area at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

Rooftop Pool Area at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

Rooftop Pool Area at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

A landmark of the downtown skyline, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles is a sophisticated haven at the vibrant center of the city. The hotel features 123 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, including 14 hotel suites and the 3,000 square-foot Ritz-Carlton Suite; an expansive Club Lounge on the 23rd floor, luxury spa, exclusive rooftop pool and bar on the 26th floor, and signature dining from Wolfgang Puck at the WP24 restaurant and lounge, offering celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s modern interpretation of Chinese cuisine, and more than 100,000 square-feet of meeting and event space. Guests will also enjoy the best views from virtually any part of the hotel, including the 3,400 square-foot signature Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge and the exclusive, private rooftop pool and bar on the luxury hotel’s 26th floor. Continue reading