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GRAMMY Museum Presents ‘The Roxy: 50 Years On The Sunset Strip’ Exhibit To Mark The Club’s Golden Anniversary
The exhibit launches at the GRAMMY Museum on Sept. 15, 2023 with a special film screening, a rooftop reception, and a Q&A with owner Lou Adler and his sons Nic and Cisco. The exhibit will run through Jan. 7, 2024.
The Roxy isn’t just a fixture on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip; it’s one of the most iconic rock clubs on the planet. For its 50th anniversary, it’s getting an immersive tribute — Recording Academy style.
To celebrate the golden anniversary of The Roxy and its enduring impact, the GRAMMY Museum® announces its newest exhibit, The Roxy: 50 Years On The Sunset Strip, which explores the club’s genesis and vibrant musical history.
The exhibit will offer visitors a front-row view of the scores of musicians that played onstage, the celebrities who mingled upstairs at On The Rox (the Roxy’s VIP space), and the tantalizing details of the “Rocky Horror” stage show and movie.
The exhibit launches at the GRAMMY Museum on Sept. 15, 2023 with a special film screening, a rooftop reception, and a Q&A with club owner Lou Adler and his sons Nic and Cisco. The exhibit will run through Jan. 7, 2024.
“I look forward to experiencing and sharing with the public the 50 years of Roxy history as memorialized by the GRAMMY Museum,” said Adler.
“The Roxy and the Sunset Strip are deeply embedded in music history, and 50 years later, the Roxy continues to be a club where music’s most exciting moments still take place,” said Jasen Emmons, Chief Curator and VP of Curatorial Affairs at the GRAMMY Museum. “This exhibit highlights Lou Adler and the Roxy’s ability to tap into the cultural zeitgeist and lets visitors dive into the rich world of one of the most historic and beloved locations in Los Angeles.”
The Roxy: 50 Years On The Sunset Strip highlights the Los Angeles institution’s legacy through artifact displays, including Roxy memorabilia from Lou Adler’s archives, an original film, and photographs.
Exhibit highlights include:
Sixtyphotographs of performers such as Cheech & Chong, The Clash, the Go-Go’s, Guns N’ Roses, Bob Marley, Mötley Crüe, Patti Smith, Neil Young, and Frank Zappa.
Candid behind-the-scenes photos of celebrities like Jack Nicholson at On The Rox.
Photos from the original production of “The Rocky Horror Show” and movie.
Historical Roxy memorabilia from Lou Adler’s archives, including original invitations for the Roxy’s opening night and to the debut of “The Rocky Horror Show”; the original membership application for On The Rox, including key given to members; and the white upright piano from On The Rox that was played by Elton John, John Lennon, and Bruce Springsteen, among others.
An original documentary short film, featuring interviews with Lou Adler, his sons Nic and Cisco, Peter Asher, and David Foster, whose first gig in Los Angeles was as the keyboard player for “The Rocky Horror Show.”
For more information regarding advanced ticket reservations for the exhibit, please visit www.grammymuseum.org — and watch this space for further GRAMMY Museum news of all stripes!
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GRAMMY Museum & Recording Academy Announced Second Annual Quinn Coleman Memorial Scholarship
The program's mission is to elevate the next generation of Black music creators via a comprehensive internship program and opportunities for professional development. Application opens on Tues, Sept. 5, and closes on Fri, Oct. 6.
The GRAMMY Museum and the Recording Academy have announced the launch of the second annual Quinn Coleman Memorial Scholarship.
The program is designed to continue razing barriers within the music industry by providing Black college students professional development experiences that will ready them for future full-time employment.
Established in 2021, the program was named in honor of the late music executive and DJ Quinn Coleman, who tragically passed away at the age of 31 in 2020. Following his passing, his family established the Quinn Coleman Memorial Scholarship through the GRAMMY Museum to help keep his legacy alive.
The Recording Academy's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team will judiciously select currently enrolled college students across the country who aim to pursue careers in the music industry or other related creative fields.
Five interns will be chosen to collaborate closely with the GRAMMY Museum, Recording Academy and affiliated chapters.
Additionally, each intern will receive two $1,000 scholarships for tuition, a $500 stipend for interview preparation, two $250 stipends for books and equipment, and funding to invest in personal portfolios — in addition to a spring internship at the Recording Academy or Latin Recording Academy.
"I'm thrilled to see Quinn's legacy continue with another year of Quinn Coleman Scholars. With the help of the GRAMMY Museum and the Recording Academy, we are excited to welcome the next class of students passionate about music inclusion, excellence, and dedication," said Debra Lee, Founder of Leading Women Defined and Former Chairman & CEO of BET Networks.
The scholarship application opens on Tues. Sept. 5, and will close on Fri. Oct. 6. Selected scholarship recipients will be announced on Tues. Oct. 17.
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4 Ways To Maximize Your Recording Academy Membership
Here is a thorough guide to the primary ways all Recording Academy members can use their platform, maximize their membership, and get involved with the Academy's various divisions and initiatives.
If you're reading this, chances are you've decided to become a member of the Recording Academy. You are to be commended for this decision!
As part of the world's leading society of music people, you are in a unique position to make your voice heard — and effect change that not only manifests during the GRAMMYs show, but ripples throughout the music industry and world at large.
As such, becoming a member is merely the first step: it's time to use your platform to the fullest and get involved with the Academy's various divisions and initiatives. Below is a handy guide to the primary ways you can maximize your Recording Academy membership.
Fight For Music Creator's Rights
One of the most crucial divisions of the Recording Academy is Advocacy, which fights to protect the rights of music makers and advance their interests in the realms of /ocal, state and federal policy.
Additionally, Advocacy works to educate the public about key legislation and policy issues that affect everyone in the music community.
As an Academy member, you can get involved with Advocacy in a number of ways. One is by familiarizing yourself with GRAMMYs On The Hill, a two-day event consisting of the GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards and subsequent Advocacy Day.
Over the course of these events, music creators come together with Members of Congress to celebrate those who have been exceptional in their support of creator's rights and to advocate for the passage of legislation that will further improve those rights.
Another important component of Advocacy is District Advocate, the largest grassroots advocacy movement for music and its makers.
This manifests every year in District Advocate Day, where Recording Academy members across the U.S. met virtually with their Senators and Congressional Representatives to fight for change for the music community.
Other facets of Advocacy to get acquainted with include the GRAMMY Fund For Music Creators and the quarterly advocacy newsletter and annual magazine. Furthermore, click here for a helpful landing page that features practical routes to support Advocacy initiatives.
Support The Next Generation of Music
The GRAMMY Museum's education initiatives aim to keep music in our schools and introduce music as a profession to young people.
Here are four ways they do this:
The GRAMMY Museum's K-12 educational outreach and funding efforts ensure the future of music is only as strong as the next generation of creators. Last year alone, the Museum reached more than 700,000+ students through their free virtual education programming by way of GRAMMY Museum At Home and online streaming service, COLLECTION:live.
Their many public programs range from panels on the state of the music industry to intimate performances.
The Museum's Los Angeles location offers a variety of interactive and educational experiences that provide insights into artists who have shaped music history — as well as the creative process itself.
Re:live Music Moments on COLLECTION:live, the official streaming service from the GRAMMY Museum featuring artist interviews, performances, and livestreams.
Support Music Makers
As a freshly minted member of the Recording Academy, you can help spread awareness of resources that aid all music makers in need.
Founded by the Recording Academy in 1989, MusiCares is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to supporting the health and welfare of the music community through preventative care, crisis relief and recovery support.
Here are just some of the ways MusiCares is here to support you and your peers in the music community:
Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Services
Support, referrals, and emergency financial assistance for counseling, psychiatric care, inpatient treatment, coaching, intensive outpatient care, group therapy, sober living and more.
Financial assistance during medical crises and preventive services such as dental and medical screenings, hearing clinics, vocal health workshops, and assistance obtaining low-cost health insurance.
MusiCares provides humanitarian disaster relief, and emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses like rent, utilities, car payments and insurance premiums.
They can also assist with funeral costs, or instrument replacement/repair if stolen or damaged in a natural disaster — excluding wear and tear.
The human services team also offers preventive programs addressing financial literacy, affordable housing, career development, legal issues, and senior services.
Support The Academy's Future & Evolution
As a member, you have the ability to make big moves at the Academy by:
Recommending fellow music peers to become members
Submitting projects for GRAMMY Awards consideration
Proposing amendments to GRAMMY Awards rules
Voting in the GRAMMY Awards process (if you're a voting member; key dates here)
Getting involved in the Academy's DEI efforts
Running for a Recording Academy board and/or participating on advisory committees
Joining local chapters and voting in chapter elections
Participating in members-only programs
Supporting the Producers & Engineers (P&E) and Songwriters & Composers (S&C) wings
Additionally, you can become eligible to purchase GRAMMYs tickets and join the Latin Recording Academy as a dual member.
The Recording Academy is thrilled to have you as a member — whether you've already joined, or plan to join in the future! Watch this space for further news about Recording Academy membership and all other goings-on with the world's leading society of music people.
'I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (At GRAMMY Museum)' Announced: Details, Exhibit Highlights & More
In celebration of Taylor Swift's six history-making, sold-out SoFi Stadium shows in Los Angeles starting this week, the GRAMMY Museum proudly presents a special pop-up exhibit, 'I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (At GRAMMY Museum).'
With the Eras Tour set to stretch into its second year, Taylor Swift's star has arguably never been brighter — and the GRAMMY Museum is celebrating that with a Speak Now twist.
To honor Taylor Swift's history-making shows in Los Angeles — all six of her SoFi Stadium performances, which begin this week, are sold out — the GRAMMY Museum proudly presents a special pop-up exhibit, I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (At GRAMMY Museum). Open for a limited time through Monday, Sept. 18, the exhibit is on display in the Museum's fourth-floor theater gallery.
I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (At GRAMMY Museum) invites visitor into the world of Swift's recent "I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)" music video, with a display of 11 costumes and two instruments — for a total of 13 artifacts from the video.
The costumes were all worn during Swift's original Speak Now era. The music video for "I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)" features actors Joey King and Taylor Lautner breaking Swift out of a museum vault while Presley Cash waits in the getaway car. The scene reflects how it felt for Swift to reclaim her music.
Swift wrote and directed the music video, realizing her vision of directing fight scenes and a classic heist storyline, with help from Jonathan Sela, ASC, the Director of Photography.
"Taylor Swift is about to make history in Los Angeles by setting the SoFi stadium record for the most performances as a headliner," Jasen Emmons, Chief Curator & Vice President of Curatorial Affairs at the GRAMMY Museum, said in a statement. "We're thrilled to honor this achievement by creating an immersive space for her fans and our community to continue celebrating her all month long."
All exhibit artifacts ich were worn and played by Swift during her original Speak Now era, and featured in the "I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (From The Vault)" music video:
Swift's vintage lace dress from her Speak Now tour
Swift's Eric Winterling dress from her Speak Now tour
Swift's custom REEM ACRA dress from her Speak Now tour
Swift's Valentino gown from her Speak Now tour
Swift's Jenny Packham dress from her Speak Now tour
Swift's Susan Hilferty dress from her Speak Now tour
Swift's Jenny Packham dress from her Speak Now tour
Joey King's Monsoon white dress & wig from Swift's "Mean" music video
Swift's Temperley dress from her "Mean" music video
Swift's vintage flapper-style dress from her "Mean" music video
Swift's Zara dress from her "Mine" music video
Swift's Gibson Les Paul red sparkle top guitar from her Speak Now tour
Swift's Deering banjo from her "Speak Now tour
Enjoy I Can See You (Taylor's Version) (At GRAMMY Museum), and keep watching this space for news on everything Swift.