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Nearly 14 years after Nina Simone’s death, the jazz great and civil-rights activist will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Recording Academy’s 2017 Special Merit Awards. "This year's Special Merit Awards recipients comprise a prestigious group of diverse and influential creators...
Nina Simone will be honored with a posthumous lifetime achievement award for her services to music. The Recording Academy announced Monday that Simone, dubbed the “high priestess of soul,” will receive one of its 2017 special merit awards,...Show More Summary
Sting is headed to the American Music Awards. Dick Clark Productions and ABC have announced that the British singer-songwriter will be honored with the American Music Award of Merit at this year’s ceremony. The musician will also be making his performance debut at the 2016 AMAs when he takes the...
According to CNN, Captain Bradley Grimm, while serving in the US Army in Iraq, uncovered actionable intelligence that prevented a school bombing half a world away in Denmark. He was awarded the Danish Defense Medal for Special Meritorious Effort by the Danish government when the information he provided them resulted in an arrest and recovery […]
The Recording Academy is saluting this year’s batch of special merit award recipients with an all-star concert that also will be a PBS “Great Performances” music special. Earth, Wind & Fire, Lila Downs, Martina McBride, J.D. Souther, Lucretia, Andy Garcia & the CineCon All-Stars are on the first...
Each year, a select group of people are nominated to receive the Special Merit Awards. On Wednesday, January 13, the Recording Academy announced the 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients, including those who are to receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Show More Summary
2,835 gryvna (about $ 130) will be paid each disabled veteran of the first group and those who have received special merits for service to their country, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.
The Onion has reported so many wonderful religion stories over the years that it doesn't seem right to single out 10 for special merit.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will perform at the Grammys January 26. The Beatles will be honored at the Academy’s Special Merits Awards the day before, and a day after the big show, the iconic group will be the center of a performance special featuring Eurythmics and other acts playing Beatles hits. McCartney’s nominations include […]
So many bluegrass and acoustic artists have been using Kickstarter of late, seeking crowdsourced funding for new albums, that we can’t post all the ones we sniff out online. But here is one of special merit that we hope you’ll support. The Church Sisters (Savanah and […]
Grammys pay tribute to Shankar, King, Temptations via Rickey.org Ravi Shankar passed away in December before he could attend The Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards celebration where he was to receive a lifetime achievement award. Show More Summary
The Recording Academy this morning announced its 2013 Special Merit Awards recipients. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page, Ravi Shankar who died yesterday just hours before the nomonation, and the Temptations. Show More Summary
Metropolitan Diary: After the hurricane, with no transportation to the airport, a visitor was so thrilled at the kindness of a stranger that she designed a special merit badge for him.
Apple VP and iCloud guru Eddy Cue recently accepted a Special Merit GRAMMY Award for the late Steve Jobs. Cue gave an acceptance speech on behalf of Apple and the Jobs family, saying that “Steve was focused on bringing music to everyone in innovative ways.” Cue worked with Jobs closely for 15 years. The GRAMMY was [...]Show More Summary
Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue accepted the Recording Academy Special Merit Grammy for contributions to the music industry on behalf of his late boss, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The Trustees Award, presented yesterday, was in recognition for Jobs' accomplishments including the iPod and iTunes music store.
While the television broadcast of The 54th Grammys airs tonight at 8PM ET on CBS, yesterday the academy’s 2012 Special Merit Awards Ceremony took place in Los Angeles where the Allman Brothers Band were among the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Show More Summary
Back in December, The Recording Academy announced that it would be honoring Steve Jobs with a Special Merit Grammy Award. The Trustees Award for Jobs was made in recognition of his contributions to the field of music with the iPod and...Show More Summary
The Recording Academy has announced they’ll be honoring Steve Jobs with a Special Merit Grammy Award for revolutionizing the music industry based on the massive success of Apple’s iTunes Music Store As former CEO and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs helped create products and technology that...
The Recording Academy today announced the winners of its annual Special Merit Grammy Awards, with Steve Jobs being named a recipient of a Trustees Award for 2012. The Trustees Award category is designed to recognize those who have made...Show More Summary