"Mississippi’s influence can be heard everywhere…The music born in Mississippi has shaped the development of popular music in America and beyond. The GRAMMY Museum Mississippi will help the rest of the world recognize Mississippi’s contribution to American music culture."
Join The GRAMMY Museum at SXSW for Musical Milestones: Celebrating 50 Years of The Beatles Friday March 15th 8pm-midnight at Bethell Hall!
Jack White Visits The GRAMMY Museum
GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Jack White recently participated in an installment of the GRAMMY Museum’s A Conversation With series. Before an intimate audience at the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater, White discussed recording his debut solo album, Blunderbuss, his love for the blues, making the 2008 documentary It Might Get Loud, and the resurgence of vinyl, among other topics.
The GRAMMY Museum, in conjunction with the family of Whitney Houston is pleased to present ‘Whitney! Celebrating the Musical Legacy of Whitney Houston’. The exhibition will debut the same week as the premiere of Sparkle, Houston’s last film before her passing in February, 2012. This will be the first major museum exhibition to explore the extraordinary life and career of the six-time GRAMMY Award winner. More info.
The Belle Brigade Visit The GRAMMY Museum
Los Angeles-based sibling duo the Belle Brigade were recently featured in an installment of the GRAMMY Museum’s Homegrown series, which spotlights up-and-coming local artists. Before an intimate audience at the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater, Barbara and Ethan Gruska discussed their musical influences and the creative process behind their 2011 self-titled debut album. The duo also performed a brief set, including “Losers” and “Where Not To Look For Freedom.”
Watch the full interview here.
America Visit The GRAMMY Museum
GRAMMY winners Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell of America were the featured guests for a recent installment of the GRAMMY Museum’s An Evening With series. Before an intimate audience at the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater, the pair discussed the band’s formation and winning a Best New Artist GRAMMY in 1972, among other topics. Following the discussion, America performed a brief set, including the Top 10 hits “Ventura Highway” and “Tin Man.”
Watch the full interview here.
Stevie Nicks at the Grammy Museum….AWESOME!
Today I visited The Grammy Museum at L.A. Live for the first time. I’ve been meaning to go for months, but I never got around to it till now. It was such an honor to see the Michael Jackson tribute displays and celebrate such iconic musicians such as MJ, Elvis Presley, The Beatles and the infamous producer Quincy Jones, just to name a few. The Grammy Museum is so wonderful in that it really gives you a glimpse of your favorite artists’ lifetime achievements. I think the most special thing of all is being able to capture an understanding of how hard these artists worked to achieve their goals and understand what their personalities are really like, beneath it all.
We’re always excited to hear about people finding the GRAMMY Museum inspirational. Have you been there? What do you think?
Indie rockers the Hold Steady joined the GRAMMY Museum’s ongoing The Drop series on May 3, discussing their newly released album Heaven Is Whenever.
Click over for “We Can Get Together,” “The Weekenders,” and interview clips.